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32 things we learned from Week 13 of 2022 NFL season: Injuries, upheaval change playoff, MVP outlook
While QB Jalen Hurts continues to lead Eagles and an MVP chase, the Ravens and 49ers could have playoff hopes dented by QB injuries.      
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Wisconsin's Graham Mertz announces he plans to transfer. What we know about Badgers' QB situation
The Graham Mertz era is over, at least for the Wisconsin Badgers. The quarterback announced Sunday that he plans to enter the transfer portal.      
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NFL playoff picture after Week 13: Despite being idle Sunday, Buffalo Bills reclaim AFC's No. 1 seed
Here's how the NFL playoff picture looks with Week 13 almost complete. The Bills have reclaimed the AFC's top spot.       
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Fred McGriff gets call to Baseball Hall of Fame through special committee vote
After hitting 493 home runs in his 19-year career, "The Crime Dog" Fred McGriff gets the nod from Baseball Hall of Fame's Contemporary Era committee.      
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'We're really going to be good': Deion Sanders describes Colorado job as calling from God
Colorado introduced Deion Sanders as its new football coach Sunday. He described it as a calling from God and was confident the team would be good.      
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QB No. 3? Meet Brock Purdy, the San Francisco 49ers rookie and Mr. Irrelevant of 2022 draft
Jimmy Garoppolo was carted off field with left foot injury in the first quarter of Sunday's game against the Dolphins, putting Brock Purdy into game.      
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Deshaun Watson rusty as Cleveland Browns easily beat Houston Texans
Deshaun Watson looked like a QB who hasn't played an NFL regular season game in 700 days. But his Browns teammates picked up the slack to beat Houston.       
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Green Bay Packers come from behind to beat Chicago Bears for the eighth straight time
Green Bay's victory over Chicago means the Packers have the most wins in NFL history with 787, one more than the Bears.       
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NFL Week 13 scores, schedule: Lamar Jackson exits with knee injury; Commanders-Giants tied at halftime
Week 13 is filled with playoff implications. The Philadelphia Eagles and Minnesota Vikings can clinch a postseason spot on Sunday afternoon.      
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Ravens QB Lamar Jackson leaves with knee injury against Broncos
Baltimore quarterback Lamar Jackson left Sunday's Week 13 game against the Denver Broncos with a knee injury and his return is questionable      
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Browns QB Deshaun Watson returns to Houston to loud in-game boos vs. Texans
Deshaun Watson drew a tepid pregame response, but that turned to loud boos from Houston fans once his return to the field got underway Sunday.       
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Georgia is college football's new Death Star, and another title feels inevitable | Opinion
As Georgia enters the College Football Playoff semifinal against Ohio State in Atlanta, the Bulldogs have won 27 of their last 28 games.      
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Ohio State moves past TCU into third in USA TODAY Sports AFCA Coaches Poll
The votes for the last USA TODAY Sports AFCA college football coaches poll are in. Georgia and Michigan stay at the top. Ohio State jumps TCU for third.      
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Quarterback Drake Maye says he plans to return to North Carolina football next season
North Carolina quarterback Drake Maye says he's a "Carolina kid," and he intends to return to the Tar Heels next season.       
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What Deion Sanders told Jackson State football players after accepting Colorado job
Jackson State football coach Deion Sanders addresses his team following the SWAC Championship game to tell them he was hired by Colorado.      
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Jim Leonhard plans to return to Wisconsin under Luke Fickell, likely as defensive coordinator
Jim Leonhard, who played four seasons at Wisconsin and has been a member of the coaching staff for seven seasons, has decided his heart is in Madison.       
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What Deion Sanders owes as a buyout for leaving Jackson State
Jackson State football coach Deion Sanders is taking the Colorado job and will owe the school about $300,000 for a contract buyout.       
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Bowl projections: Ohio State grabs fourth spot in College Football Playoff, but Alabama falls short
The college football regular season is complete. Who is going to the playoff and which teams are headed to major bowls? Our final bowl projections.       
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On Vivian Stringer Day, Rutgers embraces Hall of Fame women's basketball coach's legacy
The Scarlet Knights on Sunday afternoon will celebrate the legendary career of the team's former and longtime head coach, C. Vivian Stringer.      
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MLB Winter Meetings return with prospects of pandemonium on the horizon
Aaron Judge and marquee shortstops top the MLB free agent market as baseball's biggest minds gather for first winter meetings since 2019.      
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Who makes the semifinals? Our College Football Playoff prediction
All the games have been played and now it's up to the College Football Playoff committee to pick the teams for the playoff. Our semifinal predictions.       
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Culture USMNT built during this World Cup is central to its continued progress | Opinion
Since the USMNT returned to the World Cup in 1990 after a 40-year absence, it has won just one knockout round game, reaching the quarters in 2002.      
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Colorado hires Deion Sanders as its new head football coach
Colorado took a moonshot that landed with a bang, hiring Deion Sanders as head football coach. Sanders spent the past three years at Jackson State.      
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Sorry, Alabama, there's only fake drama about this year's College Football Playoff field | Opinion
Though the Horned Frogs did lose the Big 12 title game in overtime, any conversation about TCU vs. Alabama is nothing more than fake drama.      
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Memphis Grizzlies' Ja Morant fined $35K by NBA after ejection vs. Minnesota Timberwolves
Grizzlies star Ja Morant received a hefty fine after his ejection this week. The NBA said he directed inappropriate language toward a game official.       
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USMNT finally looks its age in World Cup loss to the Netherlands | Opinion
US men exit in the round of 16 again. Since returning to the World Cup in 1990 after a 40-year absence, they have won just one knockout round game.      
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West Virginia coach Bob Huggins, ahead of Big East–Big 12 Battle: 'I don't have any good thoughts of Xavier'
Bob Huggins' Bearcats were 8-8 against Xavier in the Crosstown Shootout while he was UC's head coach.      
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Netherlands knocks off USMNT in World Cup round of 16 with dominating 3-1 win
Christian Pulisic played but was not in top form after suffering an injury and the USMNT missed too many chances to score.       
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Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce on Skyline Chili: 'I'm not eating it'
Chiefs and former UC star Travis Kelce isn't a fan of Skyline Chili, but he did express his love for another local chain.     
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Life after Jacob deGrom: Mets front office must be aggressive after losing franchise icon
The Mets front office must use the loss of longtime ace Jacob deGrom as motivation to act aggressively in constructing a championship contender.      
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