8:45 AM ET In the final rankings of 2014, the inaugural season of the College Football Playoff, TCU dropped from No. 3 to No. 6, even though it finished the regular season 11-1. It was one of the most memorable and controversial decisions to date and serves as a reminder that while Tuesday’s Top 25
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4:38 PM ET TEMPE, Ariz. — Steve Wilks considers himself to be “very direct,” and not in the business of sending messages. But a day after the Arizona Cardinals were throttled 45-10 by the Los Angeles Chargers, that’s exactly what he did early Monday afternoon when his team cut two starters and put two others
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4:30 PM ET Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton was placed on injured reserve with a thumb injury suffered in Sunday’s loss to the Browns. To take his roster spot, the team acquired quarterback Tom Savage on waivers from the San Francisco 49ers. Dalton was injured on the fourth play of the third quarter after a
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4:38 PM ET Associated Press ABC is joining the NFL draft broadcast business and will televise all three days of picks next April. The network will join ESPN, also part of Walt Disney Company’s TV properties, for prime-time coverage on Thursday and Friday nights, April 25 and 26, from Nashville, Tennessee. NFL Network also will
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4:16 PM ET OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is seeing a hip specialist Monday in order to get clearance to practice this week. Flacco hasn’t suited up since injuring his right hip on Nov. 4 against the Steelers, and the initial diagnosis was three to four weeks of rest. The concern
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4:00 PM ET If the favorites all win Saturday’s championship games in the Big 12, SEC, ACC and Big Ten, the College Football Playoff selection committee likely will be deciding between two teams — Oklahoma and Ohio State — for the final playoff spot. Both would be 11-1. Both would be conference champions. Both would
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3:48 PM ET Jeff Wagenheim Tito Ortiz is a former UFC light heavyweight champion whose 21-year career as an MMA icon saw many high points. Prior to this past weekend, however, there was one mountain he had not climbed: He had fought Chuck Liddell twice and been knocked out both times. On Saturday, Ortiz finally
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10:05 AM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports Christopher Bell didn’t win the NASCAR Xfinity Series championship, but it’s hard not to keep him atop this list of prospects who could make it (and star) at the NASCAR Cup series level.
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