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56mHeather Dinich

The case for and against the CFP contenders

Alabama and Clemson are safe. But what about the rest? Ohio State has the résumé. Penn State beat OSU and won the B1G. Washington won the Pac-12 but has the weak schedule. And how about Michigan?

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33mAdam Schefter

Sources: Eagles likely to pursue WR Jackson

The Eagles are likely to pursue free-agent-to-be DeSean Jackson, who spent the first six years of his career as Philadelphia's top receiver, sources told ESPN.

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2hAdam Schefter

Source: NFL to look at Ravens-Bengals ending

The NFL's competition committee has a history of reviewing controversial plays and rules. It will now take a look at the end of last week's Ravens-Bengals game, a league source told ESPN.

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Brady is still a must-start for Field despite no Gronk (1:02)
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Bournemouth stuns Liverpool 4-3 (2:45)
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McGee almost inbounds from the wrong end (0:31)
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Nothing left on the table on Saturday (2:04)
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Krieder notches pair to propel Rangers past Hurricanes (0:36)
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Bergeron flicks it home to put Bruins up two (0:19)
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1dDoug McIntyre

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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10hBrett Okamoto

Benavidez takes split decision over Cejudo

Joseph Benavidez outworked Henry Cejudo on Saturday night, as the opposing coaches on Season 24 of "The Ultimate Fighter" put on a classic flyweight duel in Las Vegas.

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Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

The Big Ten Championship trophy has a front-row spot for Penn State's selection show watch party.

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Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer 

Projection screens in the Ohio State film room are already tuned to ESPN ahead of the selection show. The Buckeyes were actually given the entire weekend off by coach Urban Meyer and don't have a team meeting scheduled today, so the practice facility may stay relatively empty this afternoon.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Marvin Jones is INACTIVE. I had moved Golden Tate to WR11 when I heard the possibility this morning, so there's a top-10 fantasy ceiling for Tate as a result.

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Manchester United are in front

Zlatan Ibrahimovic struck in the 42nd minute, giving Manchester United a 1-0 lead over Everton at halftime at Goodison Park.

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Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ravens K Justin Tucker hit a couple of 60-yard field goals in pregame warmups. He had four field goals last Sunday, including three beyond 50 yards.

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AJ Mass ESPN Staff Writer 

ACTIVE: DeVante Parker, Aaron Rodgers, Mark Ingram, Theo Riddick, Tom Brady, Julian Edelman, Martellus Bennett. OUT: Eddie Royal, Julius Thomas, Tavon Austin, Marvin Jones.

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Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots inactives: WR Matthew Slater, RB DJ Foster, OT LaAdrian Waddle, DT Darius Kilgo, CB Justin Coleman, DT Woodrow Hamilton, S Jordan Richards. It is notable that safety Nate Ebner, who missed two practices with a concussion, is active. He leads the Patriots with 12 special teams tackles.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

Even in the snow and cold, 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick stopped for autographs and selfies with fans in Chicago.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

The scene back on campus as the Nittany Lions arrived from the airport. Playing on the loudspeakers: "We are the champions."

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

A who's who of former Saints in attendance at today's game in honor of the franchise's 50th season. Marques Colston, Jim Wilks, Hoby Brenner and the family of Sam Mills pictured here.

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Mike DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

Jaguars inactives: QB Brandon Allen, RB Chris Ivory, DE Jared Odrick, TE Julius Thomas, OL Jeremiah Poutasi, WR Allen Hurns, CB Josh Johnson.

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Tim McManus ESPN Staff Writer 

Eagles WR Jordan Matthews (ankle) is officially inactive for today's game against the Bengals. Nelson Agholor will play after a week off while dealing with confidence issues. Full inactives:RB Mathews, DE Means, OL Andrews, OL Gordon, OL Vaitai, DT Hart and WR Matthews

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James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Dolphins WR DeVante Parker (back) is active and will give it a go today.

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Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

WR Tavon Austin, DE Robert Quinn, LG Rodger Saffold officially inactive for the Rams. So is TE Temarrick Hemingway, CB Steve Williams, OL Pace Murphy, QB Sean Mannion. Pharoh Cooper could get a lot more snaps with Austin out. Will probably at least return punts. Rams have depth in their defensive line to stomach Quinn's absence. Jamon Brown replaces Saffold, with Greg Robinson returning to LT.

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Bob Harig ESPN Senior Writer 

Tiger Woods, of course, has been the big story this week at the Hero World Challenge, but Hideki Matsuyama leads by 7 heading into the final round and he is 11 strokes in front of Woods. No matter, said the player who has won three of his last four worldwide starts and risen to sixth in the world. "You know only Tiger could take a year and a half off and put up the numbers that he's putting up this week,'' Matsuyama said. "I don't care how many strokes I'm leading over him, I still worry about him, fear him.''

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Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Aaron Rodgers (hamstring), Clay Matthews (sholulder), Jake Ryan (ankle) and Damarious Randall (groin) are all active for the Packers. Here are the inactives: WR Trevor Davis, CB Makinton Dorleant, LB Blake Martinez, OLB Kyler Fackrell, G T.J. Lang, C JC Tretter, DT Christian Ringo.

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Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ravens CB Jimmy Smith is active after missing last two games with a back injury. His return is big for a Baltimore secondary that is going against Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill, who has nine TDs and one interception in last five games.

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Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Chiefs inactive players for today's game against the Falcons: CB Phillip Gaines, WR Jeremy Maclin, RB Knile Davis, TE Ross Travis, QB Tyler Bray, LB Dadi Nicolas, OL Mike Person

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Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions inactives: WR Marvin Jones, LB DeAndre Levy, LB Tahir Whitehead, OL Joe Dahl, OT Cornelius Lucas, QB Jake Rudock, S Don Carey.

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Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Trevor Siemian is on the field, standing right in front of the Broncos bench, WITHOUT a walking boot on his injured left foot. He received treatment this morning. He will be an inactive today, but the Broncos continue to hope he can practice next week.

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Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Justin Houston, Dee Ford and Dontari Poe will all be active for the Chiefs in today's game against the Falcons.

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James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dolphins left side of their O-line are expected back today. Rookie guard Laremy Tunsil and LT Branden Albert go through warmups together.

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Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Paxton Lynch taking some early throws and is wearing a glove on his left (non-throwing) hand.

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Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

And off comes the tarp at Lambeau Field.

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Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

The scoreboards inside Beaver Stadium have a message for the college football playoff committee.

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