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Did the College Football Playoff pick the four best teams?

Penn State players and coaches rolled hopefully back into Happy Valley on Sunday, greeted as Big Ten champions by cheers and honking vehicle horns. The Oklahoma omission was expected. "Every year is going to be different", CFP executive director Bill Hancock said. The only knock I have against the Huskies is their nonconference schedule, which isn't as weak as people say it is since Idaho is going to a bowl game .


Klay Thompson scores 60 for Warriors in rout of Pacers

Klay Thompson scores 60 for Warriors in rout of Pacers

Thompson's 60 point-haul was his career-best tally, the highest personal score by a Warriors player in 42 years and the best of the National Basketball Association season so far. Barry was the last to do so, going off for 64 in a 1974 game against Portland. And Thompson's teammates believe Thompson could have had more. Thompson was 21-33 shooting, including 8 of 14 from the 3-point line.


Steelers LB Arthur Moats named Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee

Steelers LB Arthur Moats named Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee

Each of the NFL's 32 teams nominates a player for the award, which recognizes service to the community as well as performance on the field. This was commonly referred to as the NFL Man of the Year Award prior to 1999, but the unexpected passing of the great Walter Payton sparked the name change to honor his legacy.


Lucas hat-trick in Basel seals top spot for Arsenal

Lucas hat-trick in Basel seals top spot for Arsenal

Arsenal were now rampant, and a fourth was added on 53 minutes. The 28-year-old forward scored his first Champions League goal in the eighth minute and scored in nearly identical fashion eight minutes later. "But the third goal is a real striker's goal . Overall, a convincing performance". Giroud has yet to start a Premier League game this season, but despite being linked to Juventus he intends to battle for his place at the Emirates Stadium for now.


France returns to F1 calendar in 2018

France returns to F1 calendar in 2018

The French Grand Prix, one of the seven races to feature in the inaugural Formula One season in 1950, is set to return to the 2018 calendar after a 10-year absence. According to Estrosi, the track shareholders have invested $AUD115 million since 2002 to renovate the Paul Ricard , which is regularly used by F1 teams for test sessions.



Westbrook's triple-double leads Thunder past Hawks 102-99

Westbrook headed into Monday's Thunder game in Atlanta averaging 31 points, 11.3 assists and 10.8 rebounds in 21 games this season. Atlanta Hawks guard Dennis Schroder (17) loses the ball as he drive against Oklahoma City Thunder forward Andre Roberson (21) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Dec.