>>’Bama, Clemson, Miami, OU Top-Four In Latest CFP Rankings
(Undated) — Alabama is the new number-one in this week’s College Football Playoff rankings. The Crimson Tide are followed by Clemson, Miami and Oklahoma. Just outside of the top four national semifinal spots are Wisconsin at number-five and Auburn at number-six. Previous number-one Georgia slipped to seventh after Saturday’s 40-17 loss at Auburn. Notre Dame, Ohio State and Penn State round out the top-ten.
>>D’backs’ Lovullo, Twins’ Molitor MLB’s Managers Of The Year
(Secaucus, NJ) — The Diamondbacks’ Torey Lovullo [[ loh-VELL-oh ]] and Twins’ Paul Molitor are Major League Baseball’s Managers of the Year. Lovullo received 18-of-30 first-place votes to beat out the Dodgers’ Dave Roberts and the Rockies’ Bud Black for National League honors. Molitor also got 18-of-30 first-place votes in the American League. He beat out the Indians’ Terry Francona and Astros’ A.J. Hinch.
>>Cardinals Not Pursuing Starting Pitching This Winter
(Orlando, FL) — Don’t look for the Cardinals to add any free-agent starters this offseason. President of Baseball Operations John Mozeliak [[ mo-ZAY-lack ]] says they won’t ignore the market, but they have enough starters. Coming off Tommy John surgery, Alex Reyes could start the season in the bullpen to help keep his early season innings in check.
>>State Farm Champions Classic Recap
(Chicago, IL) — College hoops gave the United Center in Chicago a good show in the State Farm Champions Classic. The doubleheader started with number-one Duke taking down number-two Michigan State 88-81 behind 37 points from Grayson Allen. Number-three Kansas defeated number-four Kentucky 65-61 in the nightcap.
>>UCLA Players Home From China
(Los Angeles, CA) — The three UCLA basketball players detained in China for alleged shoplifting are back in Los Angeles. LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill’s flight landed yesterday afternoon at Los Angeles International Airport. Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said in a statement that “the matter has been resolved to the satisfaction of the Chinese authorities.”
>>Illinois Hoop Hosts DePaul Friday
(Champaign, IL) — Illinois basketball returns to the court Friday night at home against DePaul. Tip-off at the State Farm Center will be at 7:30 p.m. The Fighting Illini are coming off a 77-74 victory over Tennessee-Martin on Sunday and are 2-and-0 on the season. The Blue Demons defeated Delaware State on Monday to even their record at 1-and-1.
>>Colts Enter Bye Week
(Indianapolis, IN) — The Colts head into their bye week looking for answers. Indy lost for the fourth time in five games this past weekend. At 3-and-7 overall, they are in last place in the AFC South. Jacksonville and Tennessee are tied at the top at 6-and-3, Houston is also reeling at 3-and-6. Indy will host the Titans out of the bye on November 26th.
>>Celtics Win Streak Reaches 13
(Brooklyn, NY) — The Celtics extended their winning streak to 13 games, downing the Nets 109-102 at the Barclays Center. Boston started off the season 0-and-2 before reeling off 13 straight wins. The Celtics, who are first in the Eastern Conference, host the Warriors on Thursday night. Golden State has won seven straight and is atop the West at 11-and-3.