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Clemson scores with one second left to dethrone Alabama

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Deshaun Watson, it seems, had grown weary of the background. No. 3 in the Heisman voting, 2015. No. 2 in the Heisman voting, 2016. No. 2 in the national championship playoffs, 2015. For most of Monday night’s game against favored Alabama, it seemed that Watson might finish short of the finish line again. Instead, he led Clemson on a 68-yard drive in the last 127 seconds, throwing a two-yard touchdown pass to Hunter Renfrow to pull out a 35-31 victory…

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Things to watch: All eyes on Oklahoma, Big Ten showdown

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College football’s regular season has three weeks left, including championship weekend. Week 12 is all about Oklahoma. The Sooners state is the site for three big games, all with major postseason implications. Elsewhere, the Big Ten’s game of the year will be played in Columbus, and Michigan is not invited. Virginia Tech says goodbye to one of the greatest coaches in college football history. Plus, several division titles could be handed out. Here are things to watch for in Week…

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Women’s basketball still has catching up to do in Florida

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For now, it belongs to us. You can admire it, the way the lights bounce off it. You can imagine how it will look in the trophy case next to the others. You can think about the talent and dedication it took to earn it. Then you could wave it goodbye. The women’s Final Four trophy, like a lot of others, is on its way somewhere else. We haven’t won enough  trophies here. The Super Bowl XXXVII trophy. The 2004…

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Game, set, match, championship

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Making quick work of Ed Barnes in today’s playoff, I won the St. Pete Tennis League Division Title. I rule! Well, not really, I played against a lot of geriatrics (not you Rob!). Tough matches are ahead as Danielle Shukus and I begin playoff matches in Tampa Bay Club Sport. Still, I am relieved to win this small victory after a long lay-off from the courts.

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