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Reactions to the death of Tommy Lasorda

Reactions to the death of Tommy Lasorda

By The Associated Press Reactions to the death of Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda. He died Thursday at the age of 93: ___ “He was bigger than life. He was the most amazing person I’ve ever been around. He knew everyone’s name. He knew every story. He knew every pitch that was ever thrown…More

Reich remains focused on game with return to Buffalo looming

Reich remains focused on game with return to Buffalo looming

By MICHAEL MAROT INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Frank Reich’s heart never really left Buffalo. It was there where he orchestrated the largest comeback in NFL history, there where he won four straight AFC championships and there where he celebrated the births of two of his three daughters. So, of course, the Indianapolis Colts coach finds himself…More

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence declaring for NFL draft

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence declaring for NFL draft

By PETE IACOBELLI Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence has made it official — he’s heading to the NFL. Lawrence, the 6-foot-6 QB with the power arm and flowing hair, released a video on social media Wednesday announcing he was leaving school and declaring for the NFL draft. “I really feel like I’m a man now and…More

Alabama’s Smith becomes 1st WR to win Heisman in 29 years

Alabama’s Smith becomes 1st WR to win Heisman in 29 years

By RALPH D. RUSSO NEW YORK (AP) — On an Alabama team stacked with stars, DeVonta Smith emerged as the best player in college football while playing a position that rarely gets that kind of recognition. Smith became the first wide receiver to win the Heisman Trophy in 29 seasons Tuesday night, breaking the monopoly…More

Alabama, Ohio State travel different paths to title game

Alabama, Ohio State travel different paths to title game

By JOHN ZENOR Alabama breezed through the regular season and college football’s semifinals, surviving a solitary scare in the Southeastern Conference championship game to reach its expected destination. Ohio State wasn’t exactly a shoo-in with its abbreviated schedule but resoundingly proved it belonged in the College Football Playoffs with a semifinal thrashing of Clemson. The…More

Saints rout Panthers 33-7 to earn No. 2 seed in NFC playoffs

Saints rout Panthers 33-7 to earn No. 2 seed in NFC playoffs

By STEVE REED CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — While the Saints didn’t get the first-round bye in the NFC playoffs they coveted, they proved again they can win big games without star players. And that could come in handy in the postseason. Drew Brees threw for 201 yards and three touchdowns, the Saints had five interceptions…More

Texas A&M runs past North Carolina in Orange Bowl, 41-27

Texas A&M runs past North Carolina in Orange Bowl, 41-27

 By TIM REYNOLDS MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher pulled a hamstring as he tried to avoid the players who wanted to give him a celebratory Gatorade bath. Luckily, Fisher didn’t have to run in the Orange Bowl. Devon Achane did more than enough of that for the Aggies. Achane had…More

Fields’ day: #3 Ohio St. routs #2 Clemson 49-28

Fields’ day: #3 Ohio St. routs #2 Clemson 49-28

By RALPH D. RUSSO NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Numbers have fueled Ohio State all year. There was 29-23, the score of last season’s painful playoff loss to Clemson. Six, the number of games the Buckeyes played in this pandemic-altered season, which a lot of people thought was too few for them to deserve a return…More

Brawl mars Mississippi State’s Armed Forces win over Tulsa

Brawl mars Mississippi State’s Armed Forces win over Tulsa

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A bowl victory that increased Mississippi State’s win total this season to four and No. 22 Tulsa’s failed attempt to add another unlikely comeback to its impressive collection this season took a back seat to the melee that broke out Thursday shortly after the Armed Forces Bowl ended. True freshman…More

Gators rattled: #8 Oklahoma routs Florida in Cotton Bowl

Gators rattled: #8 Oklahoma routs Florida in Cotton Bowl

By STEPHEN HAWKINS ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Lincoln Riley will remember this Oklahoma season for a long time. It took a lot to get to the end of it — with two significant trophies. The No. 8 Sooners navigated through the season played under the cloud of a pandemic, and their first 0-2 start in…More