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Chapecoense fans hold mass vigil for team in Colombian plane crash

A Brazilian footballer found out he was going to become a father just days before he was killed in a plane crash which claimed the lives of 75 people. The tragedy is hard to take for followers of the club, which rose from the lower levels to reach the top division in Brazil in 2014. The club said it would comment further once more details emerged.



REDBLACKS are Grey Cup Champions!

Game MVP Henry Burris opened the extra session with an 18-yard TD strike to Ernest Jackson before the Redblacks' defence clinched the improbable 39-33 win by forcing Calgary's offence to go three-and-out. "Right now all I want to do is enjoy the party". On the next Calgary drive it was a quick pass by Bo Levi Mitchell to Jerome Messam and it was 7-7 with just over 5 left in the first.



Michigan earns spot in Orange Bowl

For a while, it appeared as though MI would be one of the four teams to qualify for the College Football Playoff, but dropped two of its three games to conclude the regular season. This is Penn State's first Rose Bowl trip since the 2008 season, before the Jerry Sandusky scandal rocked the program. This season, with the victor of Penn State and Wisconsin likely missing out on the playoff, that team would likely represent the Big Ten in Pasadena.



"Penn State Becomes A Wild-Card" — ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit

Petersen met with reporters not long after the CFP pairings were released Sunday, and was asked if he knows Saban. "I think the kids have really handled it well". In the relatively short, three-year history of the playoff, the committee has never taken two teams from the same conference. MI blew Penn State out and beat them by 39 points.


Reggie Bush wearing custom cleats to honor Joe McKnight

Reggie Bush wearing custom cleats to honor Joe McKnight

Witnesses reported hearing rapid gunfire after the two men were in a heated argument. McKnight was released by the Jets in August of 2013, and last played in the National Football League with the Kansas City Chiefs during a short sting in 2014, but his season came to an end prematurely after he tore his Achilles tendon.


Rams, Jeff Fisher redefining embarrassment in the NFL

Rams, Jeff Fisher redefining embarrassment in the NFL

And Dickerson reiterated that he will always be a Ram. Sunday morning is often a time for rejoicing, and 31 teams in the National Football League are doing just that with the news that the Los Angeles Rams have signed coach Jeff Fisher to an extension.