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5dTed Miller

This bowl season, the biggest game is also the most entertaining

The CFP semifinal matchups feature the best game (Ohio State vs. Clemson) and the best coaching matchup (Nick Saban vs. Chris Petersen). Here's what else you should watch for this bowl season.

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10hTim MacMahon

Cuban still not sold on Westbrook as 'superstar'

Mark Cuban, who declared during last season's playoffs that Russell Westbrook wasn't a superstar, isn't convinced by the Thunder point guard being on pace to average a triple-double.

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3dSharon Katz

FPI breaks down bowl season

Who does FPI have as the biggest favorite out of the 40 bowls this season? Check out its projections for every bowl game.

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South Dakota State gets tricky for first TD (0:46)
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Watch live: No. 20 Arizona at Missouri

Arizona is short-handed but still has the advantage with a tall lineup. Catch the game on ESPN2 and the ESPN App/Watch ESPN.

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Westbrook's seventh straight triple-double wasted in loss (0:54)
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Lifelong Penn State fan gets amazing Rose Bowl surprise (0:34)
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1dMatt Bowen

The Uncoverables: Best NFL WRs in every category

Who's the best deep threat? Which WR is most dangerous after the catch? What about the toughest player to cover in the red zone? Here's your ultimate breakdown of the league's top wide receivers.

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Jalen & Jacoby: Could Alabama beat the Cleveland Browns? (1:27)
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Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Luke Fickell will remain with Ohio State through the College Football Playoff. He agreed to a six-year contract with Cincinnati -- pending approval from the school's board Sunday -- and will be introduced at 3:15 p.m. ET today.

NCAAF 

Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

Notre Dame has so many veteran players and it shows. Irish work nearly seamlessly together. Currently have 13 assists on 19'made buckets

NCAAM 

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardell Hayes said after Will Smith reached into his vehicle, Smith spun his wife Racquel off of him and turned toward Hayes. Hayes said he saw a black weapon in Smith's hand, then fired. Then Hayes added, "Everything happened so fast, when I see him spin, I hear a pop. And when he fired, I fired my weapon." Hayes said his gun fired several times rapidly, and he didn't expect it to go off that many times and he tried to stop it from shooting that many times. Hayes said he dropped his weapon after that. Hayes said, "I definitely didn't want to kill him. ... I don't want to kill anybody."

NFL 

Farrell races to hit buzzer-beating layup
NCAAM 

No. 23 Notre Dame leads No. 1 Villanova 41-36 at the half, thanks in part to Matt Farrell's layup just before the buzzer.

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NCAAM 

Chris Haynes ESPN.com 

Golden State Warriors say forward Kevon Looney (sprained right ankle) and forward Andre Iguodala (rest) are out for tonight's game against the Memphis Grizzlies.

Ivan Maisel ESPN Senior Writer 

The Corps of Cadets is marching into M&T right past the Midshipmen, who welcome them with open lungs.

NCAAF 

Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

That last bucket from Matt Farrell emblematic of Villanova's entire first half. Caught flat footed. Trail at half for the first time this year, 41-36. Josh Hart scored 10 of Wildcats last 12 but can't keep them in it alone. Notre Dame really smart, fluid offense.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardell Hayes said he was not angry, enraged or upset after being bumped by Will Smith's vehicle from behind, then Smith drove off, causing Hayes to follow him at a normal speed to try and get license plates and call police. Hayes said he was looking down to unlock his phone when he accidentally ran into the back of Smith's vehicle. Said he pumped brakes as he realized impact was coming.

NFL 

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Amazing what Notre Dame coach Mike Brey has done in South Bend. Two consecutive Elite Eight appearances despite losing Jerian Grant and Pat Connaughton two years ago -- and Demetrius Jackson and Zach Auguste after last season. Not sure if Irish will hold on and beat No. 1 Villanova today, but up early and look for real.

NCAAM 

ESPN Stats and Information  

Leicester City is the first team to score twice in the first 5 minutes of a Premier League match since Chelsea on Aug. 30, 2014 vs. Everton.

Trick play leads to South Dakota St. TD
NCAAF 

SDSU's Brady Mengarelli hides behind the line of scrimmage, receives the sneaky handoff and scores easily after some misdirection to give his team an early lead on No. 1 seed North Dakota State. The Bison have won five straight FCS championships.

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NCAAF 

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardell Hayes asked if he was familiar with Will Smith: "Yes, I really was. Not personally, but I knew him as a good football player." Hayes was a defensive lineman on some minor professional football teams and said he tried to incorporate some of Smith's game into his own. Hayes was then getting a little choked up talking about his 6-year-old son, Cardell Jr.

NFL 

Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

Notre Dame is shooting 63 percent. That's good

NCAAM 

Ivan Maisel ESPN Senior Writer 

The best spectacle in college football. The Midshipmen have marched into M&T.

NCAAF 

Mark Schwarz ESPN Reporter 

Cardell Hayes sworn in to take the stand in Will Smith shooting death trial. Hayes claims he killed the Saints standout in self-defense

NFL 

Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

Josh Hart only productive guy in a Villanova uniform right now. He has 7 points, 2 assists and a rebound. Teammates shooting combined 3 of 9 without him.

NCAAM 

Mattias Karén Arsenal Correspondent 

Arsene Wenger says Shkodran Mustafi will be out at least 3 weeks with a hamstring strain. "That means he'll have a nice Christmas." It's the only negative from Arsenal's 3-1 win over Stoke which took them provisionally top of the Premier League table.

Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

Notre Dame looks more awake right now. Offense getting whatever it wants inside and out. Six assists in seven made buckets

NCAAM 

John Gasaway ESPN Insider 

No team does shot volume like Notre Dame. Best turnover % in D-I plus top-75 offensive rebounding equals attempts in mass quantities.

Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

Usually New York-NJ gets a good Notre Dame crowd. Not today. This is a Villanova home game, sounds like.

NCAAM 

Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

Courtside for Villanova-Notre Dame. Should be good test for top-ranked Wildcats. Teams match up well. Expect a lot of points

NCAAM 

ESPN Stats and Information  

Jozy Altidore has scored in all 5 of Toronto FC's playoff games this postseason. With a goal in the MLS Cup, he will be tied for the longest streak in MLS playoff history. Carlos Ruiz scored in 6 straight playoff games across the 2002 and 2003 postseasons.