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Which teams will now be in the 12-team CFP bracket

Why wait a few years before putting together an expanded College Football Playoff bracket when we can do it now?! Let’s celebrate that college leaders have finally agreed on something that’s good for all sports, coast to coast. Using the current college football standings to create a hypothetical 12-team playoff bracket based on the model …

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Canelo Alvarez finished one of boxing’s greatest contests against Gennady Golovkin

Canelo Alvarez dominated Gennady Golovkin in their trilogy fight, putting an emphatic end to their long-standing rivalry. The 12-round fight was never in doubt as Alvarez (58-2-2) attacked early. He controlled the first eight rounds until Golovkin (42-2-1) finally showed signs of life in the ninth round. Age played a role as the 40-year-old Golovkin …

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Canelo Alvarez triumphs in the trilogy against Gennady Golovkin

Canelo Alvarez is the only fighter who has ever defeated Gennady Golovkin. And now he has accomplished this feat twice. For the first time in their rivalry, Alvarez completely controlled the fight against Golovkin. Unlike the first two bouts, which were extremely competitive and close, this one was one-sided. Alvarez outshot Golovkin by nearly doubling …

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Deion Sanders’ fiery halftime speech sparked Jackson State’s rout

Jackson, Miss. – When first-year Grambling State coach Hugh Jackson led his troops into the locker room trailing 21-17 to the SWAC’s top-seeded program, Jackson State coach Deion Sanders was rightfully annoyed. JSU hasn’t won at home against Grambling since 1999, despite beating GSU in an unprecedented spring of ’21 campaign. After one inning, JSU …

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MMQB NFL Week 2 Primer: Top plays, key questions, predictions

Welcome to the second week of the NFL season, where 15 teams are 0–1 (the Texans and Colts are 0-0-1) and trying to avoid the dreaded 0–2 mark. Last year, the Colts, Jets, Jaguars, Giants, Lions, Falcons and Vikings all started 0–2 and none made the playoffs. Meanwhile, the 49ers, Rams, Cardinals, Panthers, Buccaneers, Raiders, …

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The NCAA student-athlete compensation complaint was an “aggressive” next step

A new government organization is joining a growing movement to have athletes considered employees. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) may soon launch what one legal expert describes as an “aggressive investigation” into whether unpaid college athletes are being discriminated against because they are not being fairly compensated. The EEOC recently addressed an employment …

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The impact of the NIL on college enrollment is a key subject of the new bill

One of the most influential Republicans in the US Senate is re-introducing the Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) bill, which would “preserve the unique amateur nature of college sports,” he said. Sen. Roger Wicker (R., Miss.), the ranking member of the committee believed to have jurisdiction over any NIL legislation, is proposing a bill similar …

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