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Delany: The College Football Playoff has been terrific for the sport

Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany shares his perspective on the College Football Playoff committee's process of selecting the four best teams.

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Chelsea make emphatic title statement

Chelsea's made it eight in a row after coming from behind at Man City, who were left to rue poor finishing and dodgy defending, writes Miguel Delaney.

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Playoff tracker: Washington makes strong case for CFP

Washington kicked off conference championship week with a convincing win on Friday. Will this weekend bring chaos or coronation before the final playoff selections are announced on Sunday?

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Huskies score crazy one-handed TD on broken play (0:37)
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Wade does a lot of winning against LeBron (1:29)
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Broncos turn to Lynch again as Siemian ruled out

Broncos coach Gary Kubiak ruled Trevor Siemian out against the Jaguars due to a left foot injury suffered last week against the Chiefs. Paxton Lynch will get his second NFL start Sunday.

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Designing custom cleats for NFL stars

Custom cleats are all the rage in the NFL, and they'll be on display in a big way this week. So we gave apparel designers a list of players, a blank canvas and one instruction: the crazier, the better.

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How will Arena utilize USMNT prospects?

How will the new man in charge of the U.S. men's team approach the batch of talented young players differently than his predecessor?

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Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

The Sooners are passing out these Heisman campaign buttons, as well:

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Real Madrid has a six-point lead over Barcelona in the league table, its largest at the time of the first league Clásico since 2003. This is the first time in the last five seasons that Real Madrid is ahead of Barcelona in the table at the time of the first league meeting.

Tom Kingham ESPN UK 

The doors to the Barcelona supporters club boat on the Thames in London had to be closed 45 mins before kick-off. Great atmosphere building.

Liam Twomey Chelsea Correspondent 

It's all over at the Etihad Stadium where Chelsea have earned their eighth straight Premier League win after a dramatic and bad-tempered game. Antonio Conte's men are now four points clear of Manchester City and have struck a huge psychological blow.

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Chelsea has won 8 straight Premier League games in a single season for the first time since 2007. Today was the first time Chelsea has scored three goals in a PL game at Manchester City since September 2008, a 3-1 win.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Oklahoma has begun Heisman "campaigning" for quarterback Baker Mayfield and wideout Dede Westbrook. These signs are all over campus, as the Sooners get ready for a Bedlam showdown with Oklahoma State, which will decide the Big 12 title.

NCAAF 

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

It's going to be a wet Bedlam here in Norman. It's been raining off and on since Friday night. Temperatures are expected to drop into the low 40s as well.

NCAAF 

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

The scene at Penn State this morning. A caravan of 15 buses with about 800 Penn State students on board just pulled out to Indianapolis. As soon as tonight's Big Ten Championship game ends, they'll be making the eight-hour trek back.

Marty Smith ESPN 

14 hours to kickoff. "Experience is a great teacher. Prosperity is a terrible one. There's been pain in this team that has fueled their fire all year long. They want to finish with no regrets." -- Dabo Swinney.

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Charles Moynihan ESPN Producer 

Here are the current conditions for the 3rd Round of the Hero World Challenge: 77 degrees with a NE wind at 7 MPH. Tiger Woods tees off at 12:26P EST. Rickie Fowler is his playing partner today. Dustin Johnson and Hideki Matsuyama are tied atop the leaderboard at -12. Woods is -6.

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Washington crushes Colorado for Pac-12 title

The Huskies made an emphatic statement to the playoff committee with a 41-10 win over the Buffaloes in the Pac-12 championship game.

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Wade comes out on top against LeBron

The night starts with LeBron James paying up by showing up to the game in a full Cubs uniform, and ends with Dwyane Wade scoring 24 points in the Bulls' 111-105 win over the Cavs.

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Western Michigan holds on to win MAC title
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The No. 17 Broncos finish a perfect regular season by fighting off a late Ohio comeback attempt to win the MAC championship game 29-23.

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Heather Dinich ESPN Senior Writer 

Washington did everything it possibly could to impress the 12 members of the CFP selection committee in its win over Colorado on Friday night, but it's still too early to deem the Huskies a "lock." The committee will wait to see how the other Power 5 title games play out, particularly in the Big Ten, where a two-loss champ is guaranteed in either PSU or Wisconsin. The committee has to decide if it will put two Big Ten teams in at the expense of Washington -- or keep its current top 4 status quo with Bama, OSU, Clemson and Washington.

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

Petersen: "Not much chance" of UW leading pass rusher Joe Mathis (foot) returning for postseason.

NCAAF 

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

"'Sacrifice your body, glorify your soul.' We bought into that motto this year." - Washington RB Myles Gaskin

NCAAF 

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

"Proud of how we ran the ball. Our pass game was.... awkward." - Washington coach Chris Petersen

NCAAF 

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

"We were more concerned with their running game than we were with Jake Browning" - Colorado coach Mike MacIntyre

NCAAF 

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

Colorado QB Sefo Liufau: "We just didn't perform tonight."

NCAAF 

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

This is what it looked like as Budda Baker, Jake Browning, and Myles Gaskin entered the locker room following Washington's Pac-12 championship.

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David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

Celebratory food ready by the Washington locker room: cookies included.

NCAAF 

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

The Rockets completed their five-game road trip with a dominating 128-110 victory over the Nuggets. Houston finished the trip 4-1 with the most impressive games coming on the back end, a double-overtime win at Golden State and Friday night's win against the Nuggets after arriving in Denver at 5 a.m. local time. Houston made 17 three-pointers. James Harden led the Rockets with 20 points and Ryan Anderson and Eric Gordon added 18 points each.

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David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

Jake Browning surrounded by the media crowd on the field. "Even if worse comes to worst, we're going to the Rose Bowl."

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Harden's long distance pass to Capela

The Rockets had little trouble with the Nuggets, as seen with James Harden firing a long-distance pass to Clint Capela for a dunk.

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Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

James Harden hit a three-pointer late in the fourth quarter to set a franchise record by making a three-pointer in 20 consecutive games. He was tied for the record with Trevor Ariza at 19.

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