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Alabama Crimson Tide jump Cincinnati Bearcats to No. 2 behind Georgia Bulldogs in AP Top 25; Oklahoma Sooners fall to 12th


Alabama jumped Cincinnati to No. 2 behind Georgia in The Associated Press college football poll on Sunday, and Oklahoma dropped eight spots to No. 12 after losing for the first time this season. Georgia is a unanimous No. 1 in the AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank for the sixth consecutive week, and the Southeastern Conference has the top two teams in the poll for the sixth time this season. Behind the Bearcats, No. 4 Oregon, No. 5 Ohio State, No. 6 Notre Dame, No. 7 Michigan State, No. 8 Michigan and No. 9 Oklahoma State all moved up one spot after Oklahoma tumbled. Ole Miss is No. 10

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NHL Standings 2021-22

Eastern Conference
Leaders (W-L-OTL) - PTS
ATLANTIC: Florida (10 - 2 - 3) -23
METROPOLITAN: Carolina (11 - 2 - 0) -22. Washington (9 - 2 - 4) -22


Western Conference
Leaders (W-L-OTL) - PTS
CENTRAL: Minnesota (10 - 4 - 0) -20
PACIFIC: Edmonton (11 - 3 - 0) -22
 

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Blake James out as athletic director of Miami Hurricanes


Miami athletic director Blake James is out with the school, two days after the Hurricanes' football team lost at Florida State. The school, which described James' departure as a mutual agreement to part ways, said in a statement that a national search for the next AD would begin immediately. Football -- the biggest part of Miami's athletic brand -- has struggled again this season. Miami is 19-15 in coach Manny Diaz's three seasons, including 5-5 this season. The Hurricanes wasted an eight-point lead in the final minutes of a 31-28 loss to Florida State on Saturday. James was part of the decision-making group that hired Diaz in 2018, luring him away from a job at Temple that he'd held for less than a month. Diaz had been Miami's defensive coordinator under Mark Richt, and when Richt resigned on Dec. 30, 2018, the Hurricanes needed only a few hours before completing a deal with Diaz. James accepted the Miami job in February 2013, with the Hurricanes still in the throes of the NCAA investigation into the actions of rogue former booster Nevin Shapiro. The Hurricanes got through scholarship limitations and probation that followed the Shapiro decision, and James helped the school complete a number of facilities projects -- a baseball player development center, an indoor practice facility for football, a nutrition center and many more.

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2021 NFL Standings: Playoffs
Week-10

Playoff Leaders:
American Football Conference
No.1: Tennessee (8 - 2)
No.2: Buffalo (6 - 3)

Wins tie break over Baltimore based on best win percentage in conference games.
No.3: Baltimore (6 - 3)
No.4: Kansas City (6 - 4)
No.5: Pittsburgh (5 - 3 - 1)
No.6: New England (6 - 4)
No.7: Los Angeles Chargers (5 - 4)

Wins tie break over Cincinnati based on strength of victory. Division tie break was initially used to eliminate Las Vegas (Los Angeles wins tie break over Las Vegas based on head-to-head win percentage).

National Football Conference
No.1: Green Bay (8 - 2)
Wins tie break over Arizona based on head-to-head win percentage.
No.2: Arizona (8 - 2)
No.3: Dallas (7 - 2)
No.4: Tampa Bay (6 - 3)
No.5: Los Angeles Rams (7 - 3)
No.6: New Orleans (5 - 4)
No.7: Carolina (5 - 5)


2021 NFL Standings: Division
Week-10

Division Leaders:
American Football Conference
East
: Buffalo (6 - 3)
North: Baltimore (6 - 3)
South: Tennessee (8 - 2)
West: Kansas City (6 - 4)

National Football Conference
East
: Dallas (7 - 2)
North: Green Bay (8 - 2)
South: Tampa Bay (6 - 3)
West: Arizona (8 - 2)

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2021-22 NBA Standings - Conference

Conference Leaders
Eastern Conference
No.1: Washington (10 - 3)
No.2: Chicago (10 - 4)
No.3: Brooklyn (10 - 4)
No.4: Miami (9 - 5)
No.5: Cleveland (9 - 6)
No.6: New York (8 - 6)
No.7: Philadelphia (8 - 6)
No.8: Charlotte (8 - 7)

Western Conference
No.1: Golden State (11 - 2)
No.2: Phoenix (10 - 3)
No.3: Dallas (9 - 4)
No.4: Denver (9 - 5)
No.5: Utah (8 - 5)
No.6: LA Clippers (8 - 5)
No.7: Los Angeles Lakers (8 - 7)
No.8: Memphis (7 - 7)


2021-22 NBA Standings - Division

Division Leaders
Eastern Conference
Atlantic
: Brooklyn (10 - 4)
Central: Chicago (10 - 4)
Southeast: Washington (10 - 3)

Western Conference
Northwest
: Denver (9 - 5)
Pacific: Golden State (11 - 2)
Southwest: Dallas (9 - 4)

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Michigan Wolverines men's basketball coach Juwan Howard agrees to new 5-year contract


Michigan coach Juwan Howard has agreed to a new five-year contract through the 2025-26 season, the school announced Tuesday. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately available. Howard, who played at Michigan in the early 1990s before spending 20 seasons in the NBA, has been the head coach of the Wolverines since 2019. He led the Wolverines to the Big Ten regular-season championship and a 1-seed in the NCAA tournament last season, advancing to the Elite Eight before falling to UCLA. Last season, Howard won the Henry Iba Award, given annually to the nation's best college basketball coach, and earned AP Coach of the Year honors. Michigan (2-0), ranked No. 4 in this week's AP poll, lost to Seton Hall on Tuesday night, 67-65.

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NCAA announces expansion of women's college basketball tournament to 68 teams


The NCAA announced Wednesday that the women's basketball tournament will move to a 68-team field, up from 64, starting this season. In addition, the women's selection show will be Sunday, March 13, on ESPN. The show had been on Mondays since 2006, but it moves back to Sunday to accommodate the extra games, which will be played March 16-17. The last four at-large teams and teams seeded 65 through 68 will compete in the opening-round games prior to the start of the first and second rounds of the championship, which begin March 18-19. The top 16 seeds will host first- and second-round games. For the 2022 tournament, the four new opening-round games will be held at four of those 16 sites. Starting in 2023, the opening round will be held at a neutral site to be determined.The men's tournament went to 68 teams in 2011, resulting in the First Four, which precedes the start of first-round play.The four women's regionals this season are slated for Bridgeport, Connecticut; Greensboro, North Carolina; Wichita, Kansas and Spokane, Washington. The women's Final Four is at Target Center in Minneapolis from April 1-3.

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South Carolina Gamecocks, UConn Huskies top AP Top 25 women's college basketball poll.


After an impressive win, Indiana has vaulted up to its best ranking ever: No. 4 in the AP Top 25 women's basketball poll. The veteran Hoosiers had their best ranking ever at No. 8 in the preseason Top 25, and then had a week that included a rout of then-No. 13 Kentucky 88-67. Indiana returned all five starters from last season's team that went to the Elite Eight and had its sixth consecutive 20-win season. South Carolina remained the top team in the poll, receiving 25 first-place votes from a national media panel. The Gamecocks had an impressive nine-point win at No. 5 NC State to tip off the season. The Gamecocks were followed by UConn, which garnered the five other No. 1 votes, and Maryland. All five of the top teams will head to The Bahamas over the next two weeks to play in two tournaments. There is the potential for a 1-2 matchup between the Gamecocks and Huskies if both teams win their first two games in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament.

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Manning family partners with Caesars Sportsbook
The partnership exemplifies the shift in acceptance of betting within professional sports and American society as a whole. Archie Manning and sons Peyton, Eli and Cooper will be featured in advertising for Caesars Sportsbook.
 

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2021 College Football Standings
American Athletic Conference, Atlantic Coast Conference, Big 12 Conference, Big Ten Conference, Conference USA, FBS Independents, Mid-American Conference, Mountain West Conference, Pac-12 Conference, Southeastern Conference, Sun Belt Conference.


Atlantic Coast Conference Standings
Leaders
Atlantic
No.10: Wake Forest (6 - 0 Conference, 9 - 1 Overall)

Coastal
No.18: Pittsburgh (5 - 1 Conference, 8 - 2 Overall)

South Eastern Conference Football Standings
Leaders
East:
No.1: Georgia (8 - 0 Conference, 10 - 0 Overall)

West:
No.2: Alabama (5 - 1 Conference, 9 - 1 Overall)

Big Ten Football Standings
Leaders
East:
No.4: Ohio State (7 - 0 Conference, 9 - 1 Overall)

West:
No.15: Wisconsin (5 - 2 Conference, 7 - 3 Overall)
No.17: Iowa (5 - 2 Conference, 8 - 2 Overall)

Big 12 Conference Standings
Leader
No.4: Oklahoma (6 - 1 Conference, 9 - 1 Overall)
No.9: Oklahoma State (6 - 1 Conference, 9 - 1 Overall)

PAC 12 Standings
Leaders
North:
No.3: Oregon (6 - 1 Conference, 9 - 1 Overall)

South
No.23: Utah: (6 - 1 Conference, 7 - 3 Overall)
 

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Russian tennis player Teymuraz Gabashvili accepts 20-month doping ban


Russian tennis player Teymuraz Gabashvilli has accepted a 20-month ban after failing a doping test, the International Tennis Federation said Friday. Gabashvili tested positive at a Challenger-level tournament in Kazakhstan in June for the diuretic furosemide, which has legitimate medical uses but is banned in sports because it can be used to mask the presence of other substances. The ruling says Gabashvili used furosemide only once "and would not have obtained any competitive advantage from that use in Competitions taking place after that date." Gabashvili, who is 36, reached a career-high ranking of 43rd in 2016 and was briefly the top-ranked men's player from Russia. His best result at a Grand Slam event was reaching the fourth round at the French Open in 2010 and 2015. His current ranking is 270th.

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Canelo Alvarez gets WBC's approval to fight Ilunga Junior Makabu for cruiserweight title


Canelo Alvarez could chase a title in a fifth weight class. At the WBC Convention on Wednesday in Mexico City, the organization approved the request of Canelo's trainer and manager, Eddy Reynoso, to have Alvarez challenge Ilunga Junior Makabu for the cruiserweight championship. Alvarez, ESPN's No. 1 pound-for-pound boxer, became undisputed champion at 168 pounds earlier this month with an 11th-round TKO of Caleb Plant. A win over Makabu would make Canelo (57-1-2, 39 KOs) a five-division champion. Alvarez has never competed at cruiserweight, so Reynoso needed to petition the WBC to order the title fight. Now that the fight has been approved, negotiations can begin; and if no deal is struck, a purse bid will be ordered. The cruiserweight limit is 200 pounds, but the WBC recently introduced an 18th weight class -- bridgerweight -- with a limit of 224 pounds. In a corresponding move, the Mexico-based organization is reducing the cruiserweight limit to 190 pounds, the same weight when the division was introduced in 1979, before it was increased by 10 pounds in 2004.

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Ohio State Buckeyes surge three spots to No. 2 in AP Top 25 college football poll


Ohio State is No. 2 in The Associated Press college football poll, surging three spots Sunday past No. 3 Alabama and No. 4 Cincinnati in a close vote. Georgia is a unanimous No. 1 in the AP Top 25 for the seventh consecutive week, but for the second week in a row, No. 2 has changed. Notre Dame is up to a season-high No. 5, and Michigan will go into its game against Ohio State on Saturday ranked No. 6. The winner of Buckeyes-Wolverines will play in the Big Ten championship game.

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Gonzaga Bulldogs, UCLA Bruins hold down top spots in AP men's basketball poll ahead of showdown
Gonzaga (4 - 0) and UCLA (4 - 0) continued their hold on the top two spots in the Associated Press Top 25 men's college basketball poll Monday, setting the stage for their highly anticipated showdown this week, while Purdue (5 - 0), No. 3 and Duke (5 - 0), No. 5 barged their way into the top five. Kansas (3 - 0) is No. 4

ACC Men's AP Top-25
No.5: Duke (5 - 0)

South Carolina Gamecocks women's basketball team unanimous No. 1 in AP poll; Maryland Terrapins No. 2
South Carolina (6 -0) was the unanimous choice as the No. 1 team in Associated Press women's basketball poll. Maryland (6 - 0 jumped one spot to No. 2 while UConn (3 - 1) fell to third. The No. 2 ranking is the Terrapins' best since Feb. 20, 2017. Indiana (4 - 0) and NC State (4 - 1) were fourth and fifth again this week.

ACC Women's AP Top-25
No.5: NC State (4 - 1)
No.10: Louisville (3 - 1)
No.17: Florida State (4 - 0)
No.24: Virginia Tech (5 - 0)
 
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