Alabama Ends Pandemic Season by Overpowering Ohio State for Title

This stripped-down college football season, played in subdued stadiums without bands, mascots and much of the pageantry that make the sport so alluring, ended the way many others had before the pandemic — with Alabama as champion. The Crimson Tide capped this tumultuous season on Monday night with an immaculate offensive performance, eviscerating Ohio State, 52-24, in the College Football […]

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Badminton: Tour returns in Bangkok bubble

BANGKOK (AFP) – A wretched spell for badminton ends at this week’s Thailand Open, where players will emerge from hotel quarantine to restart the world tour in bubble conditions in Bangkok. The world’s top players – minus China and Japan, who were forced to pull out – have been bursting for a return to action after a build-up that has […]

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Cricket: ICC probes racist abuse of Indian team after fans ejected from Sydney Test

SYDNEY (AFP) – Cricket chiefs have launched an investigation into allegations of racist abuse of the India team from sections of the crowd in the third Test, after six people were ejected and play halted for nearly 10 minutes on Sunday (Jan 10). The International Cricket Council (ICC) probe followed Mohammed Siraj and Jasprit Bumrah apparently being targeted while they […]

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N.B.A. Says ‘No Plans to Pause the Season’ as Virus Cases Increase

The N.B.A. postponed a game on Sunday night between the Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics when the Heat did not have enough available players because of the league’s coronavirus health and safety protocols. It was the second game of the season postponed after the protocols left a team short-handed. “Because of ongoing contact tracing with the Heat, the team […]

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QB Drew Carter ready to get started with CU Buffs – The Denver Post

Like so many youth around the country, Drew Carter’s final year of high school didn’t play out as he had hoped. Colorado’s class of 2021 quarterback recruit is determined to get college off on the right foot, however. This week, the 6-foot-3, 195-pound dual threat and multi-sport athlete, who graduated from Tigard (Ore.) High School early, moved to Boulder, several […]

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Tennis Players Mull Competition or Rest at Start of New Season

Figuring out where and how to start the tennis season is usually pretty easy for the world’s top players. They catch a flight to Australia around Christmas, spend a few days getting over the jet lag, then compete for two weeks in warm-up tournaments ahead of the Australian Open. But with the sport's calendar upended by the coronavirus pandemic, which […]

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What to Watch for in Saturday’s N.F.L. Wild-Card Games

A weekend bulging with N.F.L. playoff football begins Saturday, when for the first time three games will be staged on the same day. The madness begins at 1:05 p.m. Eastern with an A.F.C. matchup in Orchard Park, N.Y., where about 6,700 fans, after assenting to coronavirus testing, will attend an event nearly as uncommon as a global pandemic: a Bills […]

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A ‘Super’ N.F.L. Playoff Weekend Is Missing Something. Can You Guess What?

The N.F.L. playoffs are one of the biggest sporting obsessions in the United States, typically among the most-watched television programming of the year. And this year the postseason will get an extra boost because the N.F.L. has added two playoff games, for a total of six games over Saturday and Sunday in what the league is calling “Super Wild Card […]

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