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NBA scores 2016: The 76ers are climbing the East standings

Monday was a good night for basketball highlights.<p>Joel Embiid looks better with each game.<p>A day after scoring 26 points in 20 minutes — and celebrating at a local bar dressed in his own jersey — Embiid torched Hassan Whiteside for 22 points (7-for-13 shooting) in 23 minutes along with three blocks …

6 overlooked freshmen who are already making an impact in college basketball

It's not just about the one-and-dones. The current freshman class is going to improve college basketball for years to come.<p>The national recruiting class of 2016 was hailed by scouts as one of the best in recent memory not off the strength of star power, but rather depth. While prospects like Josh …

College Sports

College Football Playoff rankings: How Week 12’s top 25 scores changed the picture

New Playoff rankings will arrive Tuesday night around 7:30 p.m. ET. Here’s how last weekend’s rankings played out.<p>We have just two College Football Playoff rankings updates to go before we get the one that actually matters, on Dec. 4. This season’s going by way too quickly, right?<p>Below, quick notes …

Louisville vs. Houston is an example of college football scheduling going right

A deal made three years in advance is turning out well for these schools, even though the game isn’t quite as big as we’d hoped it would be.<p>Thursday night’s Louisville-Houston game (8 p.m. ET, ESPN) will help save a lackluster week of college football and probably be fun to watch, but it also shows …

Can Houston shut down Louisville's Lamar Jackson ... again?

HOUSTON -- Like a lot of coaches, Houston's Tom Herman occasionally makes a clever quip during his weekly meetings with the media.<p>When the subject of …

Let’s try to build an SEC East All-Star Team that could beat Alabama

The SEC Championship is probably going to be bad. Here’s how to make it good.<p>The SEC East is collectively not good. You can even argue it’s the worst Power 5 division.<p>On Dec. 3, one SEC East team will be the blood sacrifice Nick Saban demands on his altar in the conference title game. The options …

Ben Roethlisberger Calls Steelers Undisciplined After Loss vs. Cowboys

Link to Media<p>Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger questioned his team's discipline and accountability after losing to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, 35-30.<p>"We are undisciplined and not accountable," he said in the locker room, per Jeremy Fowler of ESPN. "That's why [the Cowboys] are …

Ben Roethlisberger

NFL's 'Sunday Night Football' Roars Back In The Ratings

We’re now in Week 10 of the NFL season and the sense of crisis may be abating. The noise surrounding Colin Kaepernick’s National Anthem protest has died down somewhat, the quality of games has perked up in recent weeks and the NFL’s television ratings have started to creep back up as well. Last …

A Cowboys-Patriots or Seahawks-Patriots Super Bowl might save us from a bland NFL season

<i>Each week, the Washington Post’s Mark Maske provides in-depth Monday morning NFL analysis with “First and 10,” a dissection of the league’s most important developments from a weekend of action.</i><p><b>First and 10: Nov. 14</b><p><b>First: Excitement at last. Excitement ahead?</b><p><b>1. Ratings watch</b> | <b>2. Gronk vs. Chancellor</b></b> …

Pete Carroll: Patriots' stadium is 'not a great place' because of apathetic fans

The Seahawks coach gets the last laugh after leaving Foxborough with a big win<p>Pete Carroll is not messing around. He's not sparing anybody. He's …

Dallas Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott Could Be Youngest MVP In League History

If you paid even the slightest bit of attention to college football over the past two years, you knew that Ezekiel Elliot was going to be a good NFL running back.<p>And if you knew anything about the Dallas Cowboys offensive line, you knew that the former Ohio State star was put in the perfect …

The 16 teams that still have a shot to make the College Football Playoff

<i>Hey everybody. It’s Monday. Time for Immediate Recovery.</i><p><i>(Note: To send questions for my Wednesday Mailbag, email Stewart.Mandel@fox.com)</i><p><i>*****</i><p>When …

College Football

CBS Sports 128 rankings: Ohio State at No. 2, USC surprises with jump into top 10

Forget the AP Top 25, we are ranking every team in college football after tons of upsets in Week 11<p>Alabama is the only constant in our current …

The 6 Most-Important Remaining Regular Season College Football Games

These are the most important games remaining on the college football schedule.<p>Despite being 11 weeks into the college football season, questions …

Well, well, well, maybe the Big 12's CFP hopes aren't dead

Iowa knocked off third-ranked Michigan with just 66 passing yards.<p>Pitt stunned second-ranked Clemson with a kicker surnamed, off all things, …

The Monday After: Why Ohio State won by 59 but still had Saturday's biggest loss

Five of the top 10 teams lost on Saturday, yet the Buckeyes' dominance may not help them one bit<p>The earliest I could get a job was when I was 15 …

The Other College Football Top 25: some tailgaters might be better off staying in the parking lots

25. <b>NEXT UP IN THE SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE: CHATTANOOGA AT ALABAMA, ALABAMA A&M AT AUBURN, TEXAS SAN ANTONIO AT TEXAS A&M, LOUISIANA LAFAYETTE AT GEORGIA, AUSTIN PEAY AT KENTUCKY AND WESTERN CAROLINA AT SOUTH CAROLINA</b>. Sometimes, tailgaters should just remain in parking lots and keep sipping.<p>24. <b>THE</b> …

Power Ranking Top Playoff Contenders by Their Offenses

Yeah, yeah, defense wins championships. But without the ability to produce on offense, it's going to be darn hard to get a chance to play for such a championship.<p>With the exception maybe of defending national champion Alabama, which has scored a ridiculous 12 non-offensive touchdowns this season, …

College Football

NBA Draft Notebook: Markelle Fultz impresses in debut

The opening weekend of college basketball was a good one, with buzzer-beaters, upsets and freshmen looking to make a statement in their respective …

Basketball

3 takeaways from the opening weekend of college basketball

<i>Note: This is an excerpt from Seth Davis' “Hoop Thoughts” column. Click here to read more.</i><p>After months of speculating, prognosticating and …

College Sports

College basketball rankings: Indiana jumps in AP Top 25 Poll after knocking off Kansas

We knew Indiana would rise up the college basketball rankings after its impressive Armed Forces Classic win against Kansas; it was just a matter of …

College Sports

NCAA basketball scores: Markelle Fultz’s star debut can’t lift Washington over Yale

The possible top pick in the 2017 NBA draft was incredible in his debut, but Washington is still struggling.<p>Lorenzo Romar knew he invited a brighter and harsher national spotlight at Washington the minute Markelle Fultz signed his letter of intent. The Huskies’ five-year NCAA Tournament drought …

Duke stays solid No. 1 in men's basketball

Duke held onto its comfortable lead in The Associated Press college basketball poll while Cincinnati and California are newcomers in the first …

College basketball marathon: Predictions to get you ready for 30 hours of hoops

One of the biggest days of the year for hoops junkies is here<p>It used to be nicknamed "24 hours of college basketball" because it used to be about 24 …

Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi Can Take a Hit and Keep Going—and Not Just on the Field

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — This is how Dolphins running back Jay Ajayi began his game against the Jets last Sunday.<p>First carry: Gets hit in the backfield, loses two yards, fumbles the football and recovers it himself.<p>Second carry: Tries to go left, but the pile engulfs him, and he loses a yard.<p>Third …

Football (U.S.)

Chris Simms' NFL Power Rankings Ahead of Week 11

Link to Media<p>After further review, the ruling that the NFL needs instant replay is overturned.<p>Players hate it. Coaches hate it. Fans hate it. And referees must hate it, especially when they have to choose between a clearly correct call and upholding the rule of "undeniable video evidence."<p>You know …

NFL

Fantasy football projections, Week 10: Browns-Ravens featuring Terrelle Pryor, Mike Wallace, Terrance West, more

The Week 10 matchup between the Cleveland Browns and the Baltimore Ravens features two severely underachieving teams. We've got the fantasy projections courtesy of <b>numberFire</b><b>.</b><p>Cleveland Browns<p>The Baltimore Ravens have given up the fourth-most points in the NFL to wide receivers this season. That’s …

What Is Mets' Backup Plan to Save Offense If Yoenis Cespedes Leaves NY?

To get Yoenis Cespedes in 2015, the New York Mets had to give up the guy who will probably be the American League's Rookie of the Year (Michael Fulmer). To keep Cespedes in 2016, the Mets had to offer him a three-year contract that also allowed him to make $27.5 million in one year and become a …

Major League Baseball

Raiders DE Khalil Mack crushed the Broncos with one magnificent play

Mack isn't having a "down" year just because he isn't getting sacks. Against the Broncos on Sunday, he proved once again he's every offense's worst nightmare.<p>Raiders defensive lineman Khalil Mack was <i>amazing</i> last season. In just his second year in the league, he became a certified game wrecker and …