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Bowen: Austin is NFL's toughest tackle in space

There's a reason the Rams use Tavon Austin all over the field, in addition to his return duties. The slippery receiver is a constant threat to break your ankles, Matt Bowen writes. Bowen's best WRs (Insider)

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Will the Dodgers land Kenley Jansen?

Don't expect Los Angeles to offer Kenley Jansen a five-year deal -- president of baseball operations Andrew Freidman doesn't think it's smart business, Jim Bowden writes. Instead, the Dodgers might try to pursue a trade for Rays closer Alex Colome. What we learned from winter meetings (Insider)


FPI favors USC in the Rose Bowl

Penn State was left out of the College Football Playoff, but they'll get a chance to take their aggression out on USC on Jan. 2. ESPN's FPI gives USC a 62 percent chance of winning the Rose Bowl, however.


Buckeyes, Fighting Irish lead the way

Ohio State and Notre Dame lead all schools in Heisman Trophy winners in college football history. QB Troy Smith was the last Buckeye to win the award, in 2006, while WR Tim Brown won it for the Fighting Irish in 1987.

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Betting advice on Week 14 NFL games

Where does the betting value lie in NFL Week 14? Chalk's experts provide comprehensive against-the-spread and over/under advice for Week 14 contests in one handy file.

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A crucial time for the L.A. Galaxy

What team should you keep an eye out for in the Champions League? Dave Denholm talks Champions League Round of 16 and previews the MLS Cup match up between Seattle and Toronto. Plus, Dave explains why this is crucial time for the L.A. Galaxy.


Rams tough loss in New England

Hekker & Klupenger talk about the Rams tough loss to the Patriots, Rams social media guru Nate Bain explains the team's digital strategies and former Ram Stedman Bailey talks about being alive a year after he almost lost his life.


Rams: Inside the numbers

What does Jeff Fisher think about Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan? Plus, JB Long and D'Marco Farr look ahead to week 14 of the Rams versus the Falcons and react to Jared Goff's absence from practice.

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Answering Week 14's biggest fantasy questions

Can Cowboys TE Jason Witten bounce back following zero targets last week? Is there time for Rams RB Todd Gurley to redeem himself for fantasy owners this season? NFL Nation reporters weigh in.

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Dodgers need closer, third baseman

The Dodgers love Justin Turner--- and he loves playing for Los Angeles. But with the team's payroll being what it is, L.A. would be over the luxury tax threshold if it signed Turner and a closer. Buster Olney explores how the Dodgers' search could proceed. Biggest holes for contenders (Insider)

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USC junior Adoree' Jackson is the 2nd USC player to win the Jim Thorpe Award for the nation's best DB, joining Mark Carrier, who won in 1989.

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Jackson wins Jim Thorpe award

USC junior Adoree' Jackson wins the Jim Thorpe Award for the nation's best defensive back. Jackson is the second Trojan to win the award, following Mark Carrier in 1989.

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