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Oklahoma confirms Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables as next head coach

Oklahoma has hired Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables as its next coach. Venables replaces Lincoln Riley, who left for USC.

6 Dec 2021 10:26 am
32 things we learned from Week 13 of 2021 NFL season: Star players shine with clutch performances

From Kyler Murray's return to T.J. Watt's dominant day, Week 13 featured several marquee performances from some of the NFL's brightest stars.

6 Dec 2021 10:25 am
NFL playoff picture after Week 13: AFC, NFC both wide open with no teams having clinched

Everything is still up for grabs in both the AFC and NFC, as no team has solidified a spot in the NFL postseason through Week 13.

6 Dec 2021 10:05 am
NFL fans, cheerleaders and mascots in 2021

The NFL is preparing for the return of the game-day atmosphere in its teams' stadiums, with robust attendance from fans.

6 Dec 2021 7:26 am
Opinion: Antonio Brown's latest drama can't derail Bucs or Tom Brady's MVP vibes

The Bucs didn't need suspended WR Antonio Brown to roll past the Falcons, but next week's game against the Bills could be a different story.

6 Dec 2021 7:10 am
MLS Cup Playoffs 2021: Live stream, game times and dates, odds, how to watch

The 14-team Major League Soccer playoffs kick off Nov. 20 and will conclude with the 26th edition of MLS Cup on Dec. 11.

6 Dec 2021 6:40 am
Steelers mount comeback, survive last-minute push as Ravens' two-point conversion attempt fails

The Steelers vaulted past the Ravens in thanks to two fourth-quarter touchdowns, but it was a failed two-point conversion attempt that sealed the win.

6 Dec 2021 6:19 am
Opinion: Snubbed again, the Big 12, Pac-12, ACC desperately need College Football Playoff expansion

The College Football Playoff committee sent a message to every conference besides SEC: Take the deal or expect four more years of getting left out.

6 Dec 2021 5:31 am
'I want us to not forget these names': Dan Campbell dedicates game ball from Lions' first win to Oxford

Detroit Lions' Dan Campbell dedicated a game ball to the community of Oxford five days after a shooting at the high school terrorized thenation.

6 Dec 2021 5:10 am
Report: Miami gives Mario Cristobal deadline to accept offer to become next football coach

Mario Cristobal also has a contract extension offer to consider in Oregon. His decision will determine Miami coach Manny Diaz's fate.

6 Dec 2021 4:56 am
Opinion: Michigan finally rejoins the elites by barging into College Football Playoff

Michigan football is finally back in the top tier of the sport with its first invitation to the College Football Playoff, where it will face Georgia.

6 Dec 2021 4:55 am
Lions score on final play, beat Vikings for their first win of the season

Jared Goff's touchdown pass with no time remaining sealed Detroit's 29-27 victory over Minnesota.

6 Dec 2021 3:36 am
Louisiana-Lafayette hires Michael Desormeaux as coach to succeed Billy Napier

Michael Desormeaux, 36, has no college head coaching game experience, but he has worked as an assistant under two Louisiana-Lafayette coaches.

6 Dec 2021 3:13 am
Philadelphia Eagles fill-in QB Gardner Minshew beats New York Jets with perfect first half

Gardner Minshew couldn't have been better for the Eagles in the first half filling in for Jalen Hurts at quarterback during a 33-18 win vs. Jets.

6 Dec 2021 3:07 am
Cincinnati Bengals fumble away chance at historic comeback against Los Angeles Chargers

The Bengals had several opportunities to win, but they cost themselves with turnovers, missed assignments and miscommunications.

6 Dec 2021 3:04 am
Opinion: After getting snubbed again, the Pac-12, Big 12 and ACC need to show some urgency in expanding playoff

The College Football Playoff committee sent a message to every conference besides SEC: Take the deal or expect four more years of getting left out.

6 Dec 2021 3:01 am
Opinion: Arizona Cardinals overcome their many errors to beat Chicago Bears, maintain NFL's best record

Against nearly any other team, the Cardinals would have lost given the way they played Sunday. Instead, it was enough to beat an awful Bears team.

6 Dec 2021 2:54 am
Tom Brady, Buccaneers pick apart Falcons for NFC South win

Tom Brady threw four touchdown passes and Chris Godwin set a franchise record with 15 receptions in the Buccaneers' win over the Falcons.

6 Dec 2021 2:51 am
College Football Playoff rankings winners and losers: Pitt, Group of Five teams on rise; Baylor, Notre Dame on the outs

College Football Playoff committee gifted controversy-free semifinal field, but didn't show much respect for Baylor. BYU misses out on New Year's Six.

6 Dec 2021 2:18 am
Complete college football bowl schedule for the 2021 season

The college football season in 2021 will wrap up with a postseason lineup of 43 games that will culminate with the national title game on Jan. 10.

6 Dec 2021 1:31 am
Alabama gets No. 1 seed in College Football Playoff, followed by Michigan, Georgia and Cincinnati

The Crimson Tide's dominant victory over Georgia in the SEC title game gave them the nod over Michigan, which easily handled Iowa in the Big Ten.

6 Dec 2021 1:29 am
Bowl projections: Where will Notre Dame, Oklahoma State land?

Fighting Irish, Cowboys will have a prominent place on the schedule, but what might their matchups look like? We project all 42 of this year's bowls.

6 Dec 2021 1:21 am
Mario Cristobal considering offer to become Miami Hurricanes' next football coach

Mario Cristobal has a contract extension offer to consider in Oregon, where he won two Pac-12 titles. He'd replace Manny Diaz if he comes to Miami.

6 Dec 2021 1:12 am
Best of NFL Week 13

Take a look at the best images from Week 13 of the 2021 NFL season.

6 Dec 2021 12:39 am
Carolina Panthers fire Joe Brady as offensive coordinator with five games left in season

Joe Brady was hired to the Carolina Panthers with a lot of fanfare. He lasted one-and-a-half seasons after the team announced his firing Sunday.

6 Dec 2021 12:28 am
NFL players honor Tate Myre, the athlete who was killed in Michigan high school shooting

Tate Myre was one of four students killed in a Michigan school shooting. Here's how the Michigan Wolverines and NFL community are honoring him.

5 Dec 2021 11:28 pm
Philadelphia Eagles turn to Gardner Minshew at quarterback to replace injured Jalen Hurts

Gardner Minshew is getting the start Sunday because Jalen Hurts is out with an ankle injury that he suffered in the fourth quarter vs. the Giants.

5 Dec 2021 10:27 pm
Alabama takes over No. 1 spot ahead of Michigan in USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll

There's a new No. 1 in college football. Alabama assumes the top spot in the USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll after beating previous No. 1 Georgia.

5 Dec 2021 10:17 pm
Committing to a top running back can be a double-edged sword

Elite runners are essential, especially as playoff time approaches, but the risk of injury is a major concern for their NFL teams, Jarrett Bell writes.

5 Dec 2021 9:14 pm
Oklahoma nearing deal to name Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables next head coach

Oklahoma has targeted Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables as its next head coach and could have a deal done as early as Sunday.

5 Dec 2021 7:39 pm
College football 2021 final report card: Pylon cam and Brian Kelly's daughter take a bow

Mini Mish, a 2-year-old Siberian husky, stole the show during Northern Illinois' MAC championship game. Meanwhile, Lincoln Riley greeted by boos.

5 Dec 2021 7:08 pm
College Football Playoff rankings prediction: Top four is easy, but rest of order more difficult

The final decision now rests in the hands of the CFP selection committee. The top four will be easy, but the rest will be more difficult.

5 Dec 2021 7:07 pm
Bowl projections: Will Alabama or Michigan be the No. 1 seed?

There was change in the final USA TODAY Sports bowl projections with Alabama joining the playoff and some uncertainty of who would be No. 1.

5 Dec 2021 5:54 pm
Vanessa Bryant lawsuit a 'no-win' situation for LA County trying to put up defense

Sympathy for Kobe Bryant's widow Vanessa leads Los Angeles County to walk a fine line as it defends itself from her lawsuit over crash photos.

5 Dec 2021 5:30 pm
Sick kicks: Coolest shoes of the 2021-22 NBA season

NBA players love to show off their style with the coolest shoes. Check out some of our favorites seen on the court during the 2021-22 season.

5 Dec 2021 1:29 pm
LeBron James sits courtside at Staples Center without a mask while watching son Bronny play

The LA County COVID-19 rules include a mandate for residents to wear masks in indoor public spaces, regardless of whether they've been vaccinated.

5 Dec 2021 11:46 am
Week 14 winners and losers: SEC, Michigan, Baylor come out on top; Oklahoma State suffers heartbreak

Pittsburgh, Northern Illinois, Utah State and Louisiana-Lafayette win conference championships. San Diego State loses grip on New Year's Six bowl.

5 Dec 2021 11:32 am
Who's in the College Football Playoff? Michigan, Alabama, Georgia and Cincinnati

Alabama's win against Georgia will send both teams to the playoff and create the possibility of the second SEC-on-SEC championship game.

5 Dec 2021 11:30 am
Opinion: Cincinnati barbarians are at the gate of the College Football Playoff. Let them in

It's time to let them enter and see what happens. The Bearcats should become the first Group of Five team to qualify for the national semifinals.

5 Dec 2021 10:43 am
Big Ten championship: Michigan locks up playoff slot with 42-3 win over Iowa

For the first time since 2004, Michigan football has won the Big Ten.And now, the Wolverines get a chance to play for a national championship.

5 Dec 2021 10:23 am
Who's in the College Football Playoff? Georgia, Alabama, Cincinnati and ...

Alabama's win against Georgia will send both teams to the playoff and create the possibility of the second SEC-on-SEC championship game.

5 Dec 2021 10:15 am
Opinion: Georgia's soft underbelly exposed, but does the playoff committee have the chops to send the Bulldogs home?

After watching Georgia's no-show against Alabama in the SEC title game, does the playoff committee have the guts to tell the Bulldogs they blew it?

5 Dec 2021 10:01 am
Opinion: Oklahoma State's hurt is deep after loss to Baylor in Big 12 title game

Losing the Big 12 championship game to Baylor hurt badly because Oklahoma State had never played a football game with bigger stakes.

5 Dec 2021 8:10 am
Deion Sanders leads Jackson State to first SWAC title since 2007 with win vs. Prairie View

The Jackson State football team won the SWAC title and is set to play in the Celebration Bowl on Dec. 18 in Atlanta.

5 Dec 2021 7:29 am
NHL fights from the 2021-22 season

Fisticuffs from the NHL's 2021-22 season.

5 Dec 2021 7:20 am
Week 14 winners and losers: SEC, Bryce Young, Baylor come out on top; Oklahoma State suffers heartbreak

Northern Illinois, Utah State and Louisiana-Lafayette win conference championships. San Diego State loses grip on New Year's Six bowl.

5 Dec 2021 7:09 am
Opinion: Is this the best you've got, Georgia? Alabama makes Bulldogs look like a fraud

Georgia might get another shot at Alabama, but the Bulldogs better hope this wasn't their best punch after Alabama supplied an SEC whupping.

5 Dec 2021 7:04 am
Fantasy football rankings for Week 13: Vikings' offensive recipe changes with no Dalvin Cook

Several top running backs are dealing with injuries this week, forcing fantasy managers to explore other options.

5 Dec 2021 6:51 am
Ole Miss football, Lane Kiffin agree to contract extension

Ole Miss and coach Lane Kiffin agreed to a contract extension to keep the coach in Oxford, the school announced Saturday evening.

5 Dec 2021 6:45 am
SEC championship: No. 2 Alabama thumps No. 1 Georgia 41-24, eliminates any question about playoff qualification

The same team that needed a near-miracle just a week ago to come from behind against Auburn blew the doors off the nation's best defense.

5 Dec 2021 6:36 am