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Auburn at LSU preview: Can the Game of the Century of the Year II be sabotaged?

Death Valley welcomes Auburn once again, with an eye toward Alabama. Can LSU's offense keep up its increasingly torrid pace? And what can we learn about Auburn?<p>In under three weeks, one of college football's signature moments will reach its silver anniversary. On October 8, 1988, Death Valley moved …

Could Oregon's Dominance Hurt Marcus Mariota's Heisman Chances?

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota perfectly fits the recent Heisman Trophy mold.<p>An impossibly athletic quarterback who can kill a defense with his arm or legs, Mariota is cut from the same cloth as recent winners Cam Newton, Robert Griffin III and Johnny Manziel.<p>However, all three recent winners …

College Football

Shaq Evans confident UCLA will beat Southern Cal again this year

UCLA receiver Shaq Evans has noticed the early struggles of crosstown rival Southern California and is enjoying them.<p>UCLA and Southern California …

What to watch in the SEC: Week 4

Week 4 of the SEC season is here, and though the latest "Game of the Century" is behind us, there is still much to watch in the league this week. …

Video: Impact Performance of the Week

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota is the winner of the Capital One Cup Impact Performance of the Week.

Penn State and West Virginia announce home-and-home series

Penn State and West Virginia schedule first meetings between the schools since 1992.<p>Penn State and West Virginia have renewed an old rivalry, …

What's Johnny Manziel Worth? How About $740 Million?

Remember when Texas A&M was viewed as an afterthought? When it was "the other program" in the state of Texas that was known for playing soft and throwing games away in the second half?<p>My, how times have changed.<p>According to Sam Kahn Jr. of ESPN.com, the school announced that it raised a record $740 …

College Football

Video: SEC Conference Call

Nick Marshall and Zach Mettenberger will take center stage when Auburn and LSU square off in a battle of unbeatens in the SEC (Saturday, 7:45 p.m. ET …

Sony will stream PS3 games to the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita starting in 2014

PlayStation 4 owners won't be able to play PS3 games at launch, but it won't be a long wait. Sony plans to release a digital library of PlayStation 3 titles powered by its Gaikai streaming technology in North America starting next year. That's according to Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei …

The Good And Bad Of GTA 5's Three Man Narrative

While I’ve put just over a dozen hours into Grand Theft Auto 5 the last two days, I still feel like that’s nowhere near enough time in order to be able to write a fully-fledged review of the game. I’m finding I like it more as time goes on, and perhaps I’ll be outright head over heels with it by …

Grand Theft Auto 5 (GTA V) Part 2 - Cougar Town

The Best Things You'll Hear Today: The Poetry Of Dwarf Fortress And GTA V

Obviously, I can’t guarantee that these are the best things you will hear today. Later, you might hear the crying of your newborn child, or your baby’s first words. You might hear your boss congratulate you on your promotion, or your ageing parents tell you that they love you and are genuinely …

Week 3 Start 'Em, Sit 'Em: Top Players Who Must Be Left on Bench

Another week of fantasy football is almost upon us, and with it comes more tough decisions about which top players should sit or start in Week 3.<p>Injured players are always a huge risk to play. Even if those players do bite the bullet and play hurt, they may not be at full strength and that will …

Fantasy Football

Thursday morning one-liners

Getty Images<p>Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine wants to put the pressure on old friend Rex Ryan.<p>The new Dolphins CEO has been on the job a …

Kansas City Chiefs vs. Philadelphia Eagles: Breaking Down Philly's Game Plan

Here we have two teams about to clash that could not be coming off much different starts to their respective campaigns. The Kansas City Chiefs own a 2-0 record, thanks to a smothering defense which has allowed nine points per game—second-lowest total in the NFL. The Philadelphia Eagles are 1-1, but …

Football (U.S.)

Tony Romo likely to take painkilling shot before facing Rams

Getty Images<p>Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo injured his ribs in the season opener against the Giants, but remained in the game and started again in …

Philadelphia Eagles vs. Kansas City Chiefs Betting Odds, Preview, Pick

Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid won't even talk about Philly cheesesteaks, let alone the Philadelphia Eagles.<p>Perhaps it's that business-like attitude that has led the Chiefs to a 2-0 start this season. And word is he is preaching a 4-0 start over the first quarter of the season.<p>Oddsmakers …

Football (U.S.)

San Francisco 49ers vs. Indianapolis Colts Betting Odds, Preview, Prediction

San Francisco barely weathered the storm in the Seattle sky Sunday and had no chance of weathering the storm on the field.<p>The defending NFC champs came away from Sunday night's 29-3 road loss to the Seahawks humbled and must regroup for a visit from the Indianapolis Colts, who also suffered a Week …

Football (U.S.)

Atlanta Falcons vs. Miami Dolphins: Breaking Down Atlanta's Game Plan

Amid all of the recent injury news surrounding the Atlanta Falcons, many have lost sight of the fact that Atlanta has a game to play on Sunday afternoon against the upstart Miami Dolphins.<p>Led by second-year quarterback Ryan Tannehill and an opportunistic defense that's tied for the league lead in …

Football (U.S.)

Tom Brady: I’ve never played against anyone as good as Revis

Getty Images<p>Patriots quarterback Tom Brady saw Darrelle Revis in a Jets uniform several times. As he prepares to face Revis in a Buccaneers uniform …

Michael Vick's Fantasy Trade Value, Updated Outlook Heading into Week 3

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick has put up some gaudy numbers to start the 2013 NFL season, but his fantasy prospects figure to take a hit in Week 3's home contest against the Kansas City Chiefs.<p>Although Vick's dual-threat capabilities and his strong fit in the Eagles' new offense make …

Football (U.S.)

Fantasy Options for the Kansas City Chiefs-Philadelphia Eagles Game

We are hours away from the start of the third week of the 2013 NFL season as Andy Reid returns to the City of Brotherly Love with the Kansas City Chiefs to take on the Philadelphia Eagles. It’s also the kickoff of the third week of the fantasy football season. Here’s a look at players that should …

Trent Richardson Found out He Was Traded to the Colts on the Radio

The Cleveland Browns' shocking trade of running back Trent Richardson to the Indianapolis Colts caught everyone by surprise—even Richardson himself. T-Rich said he found out about the trade while listening to the radio.<p>Thanks to 19 Action News for the video.

Football (U.S.)

Could Johnny Manziel Be on the Philadelphia Eagles' Radar for 2014?

Link to Media<p>Michael Vick is off to the hottest start of his NFL career, but he's injury prone and he'll turn 34 after this season.<p>Matt Barkley is also on the Philadelphia Eagles roster after being drafted 98th overall in April, but fourth-round picks are far from guaranteed to become steady NFL …

Reggie Bush optimistic about playing, but hasn’t been cleared yet

Reuters<p>Lions running back Reggie Bush didn’t practice on Wednesday, but it’s not because he’s feeling a lot of pain in the knee he hurt in last …

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Michael Vick: Reid great man, coach

PHILADELPHIA -- In 2009, after his release from federal prison, Michael Vick didn't know if any NFL team would give him a second chance.<p>When his …