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4 things to watch in the AFC wild card race and Bills-Dolphins this weekend

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It all comes down to the final weekend for the Bills. They’ve got a bona fide shot to end their 17-season playoff drought with their first meaningful final regular season game in 13 years.

Here are some things to keep an eye on this weekend as the Bills head south to play the Dolphins:

The NFL’s flex col has advised James Maddison to snub Manchester United for Liverpool or Manchester City.Nicol believes the Leicester City star could stagnate his career at Old Trafford, in a similar vein to Paul Pogba.The Reds legendary defender told ESPN FC: “Undscheduling policy set it up so all four games that impact the AFC Wild Card chase kick off at 4:25 pm Sunday. So, Bills fans will be busy tracking all four games at once. If they all go Buffalo’s way (all of them don’t have to) here are some reasons why. Remember Buffalo needs to win and a Baltimore loss or a Tennessee loss and a Los Angeles Chargers loss.

They just did two weeks ago in Orchard Park. The Dolphins have already been eliminated from playoff contention. Tyrod Taylor has had his best games against Miami. Cincinnati may want to “win it for Marvin” if indeed it is Marvin Lewis’ last game as head coach. In his last three games in Baltimore, Andy Dalton has averaged 322 yards passing per game, with 5 touchdowns and 1 interception. WR A.J. Green has played four games in his career at Baltimore and has a total of 579 receiving yards with 4 touchdowns.

Jacksonville has the third ranked defense in the NFL. The Jaguars are looking for revenge after losing to Tennessee earlier this season. Jacksonville QB Blake Bortles owns the Titans – he has thrown 9 TDs and 1 INT in his last three games at Tennessee, and averaged 332 yards per game.

The Raiders have won 4 of their last 5 against the Chargers. Raiders Coach Jack Del Rio is 6-3 lifetime against the Chargers. “Beast Mode” Marshawn Lynch ran for 95 yards last week against the Eagles and the Chargers are dead last in the NFL in rush defense.

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You hear the cliché “coming up big” a lot in the hockey world. With the magnitude of the game in Miami Sunday, there are a couple of Bills who can be serious difference makers in the season finale:

 has had a strong finish to the regular season, averaging 84 rushing yards per game in the Bills last five. He’s got three touchdowns in those five games, two of them against Miami a couple of weeks ago. McCoy has a knack for making Dolphin defenders (and others) miss in space and he seems to have a personal grudge with Miami LB Kiko Alonso who he was traded for three years ago.

has been a difference maker in his five career games against the Dolphins. He’s won three of those five, and he’s completed 65-percent of his passes in those matchups. Taylor has 9 TD passes and 0 INTs against the Dolphins over the years, and he’s run for two touchdowns also.

will need to “bring his lunch pail” Sunday when he lines up across from Miami’s dominant DT Ndamukong Suh. It should be a familiar feeling—he just went to battle two weeks ago in Buffalo and Ducasse held his own. Offensive line coach Juan Castillo was singing Ducasse’s praises after the Miami win but it won’t be any easier this weekend. Suh can take over a game with his sheer strength and unnatural quickness. It won’t be entirely on Ducasse’s shoulders, but he’ll play a big role in how much room Shady has to run and how much time Taylor has to throw.

The Bills will finish ahead of Miami and the Jets in the AFC Eden Hazard.The Mirror says Hazard is on his way to Real Madrid after the Spanish giants agreed an initial £88million deal with Chelsea .In a stunning piece of business for a player out of contract in a years’ time, the Blues could rake in as much East this year. They’ve locked up second place in the division for the second time in four years. They’re this year’s first runner-up in the division the Patriots seemingly own.

But Buffalo has a chance to finish the division with a 3-3 record with a win on Sunday. And they get their final crack at beating a division rival in the second match-up of the year. They lost previous rematches this year to the Jets and the Patriots.

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Right before kickoff Sunday, look at the field at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium. It could look a little worn out.

At 8 pm Saturday, the Miami Hurricanes play Wisconsin in the Orange Bowl at Hard Rock. That game should end around 11:30pm, and 17 hours later, the Bills and the Dolphins will be right back on the grass field, hoping the college teams haven’t tornt not freeze against Fiorentina.The Grifone go head-to-head with the Viola, who could also still be relegated, but need to get a better result than Empoli manage away to Inter Milan to stay up. Prandelli said, “It’s marvellous to see and feeling th it up too much.

The Dolphins have recently installed Platinum TE natural grass on the field at home, but they’ve had some issues with it in the past.

Dolphins radio color commentator Joe Rose, a former Miami tight end, says if it doesn’t rain Saturday night the field should be OK. Should be.

“This is the sixth different field we’ve put down,” Rose told earlier this week.

“We’re fine as long as we don’t get any rain the night before, when the big guys from Wisconsin and the big guys from the Miami Hurricanes are out there. Quick turnaround–we’ve had some of those games when it’s been rough.”

The weather forecast calls for clear skies with only a 10-percent chance of rain Saturday night and Sunday in Miami. And that’s good, according to Rose.

“It has been a struggle for the Dolphins trying to get the right turf that can handle back to back games when it’s raining,” he says.

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Glenn Murray shows Wolves value of a finisher as Brighton make it three wins in a row

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Chris Hughton acknowledged Glenn Murray’s fearlessness after Brighton’s 35-year-old striker secured a third consecutive win in the top flight for his club for the first time since 1981.

Knocked out and, Murray displayed a prize-fighter’s powers of recovery to start this game and score his 100th goal for the Albion after an interchange with the full-back, Bruno, who is 38.

“Glenn was adamant he was fine and wanted to play,” Hughton said after Brighton drew level with Manchester United on 14 points. “For us it was always about – wouldolari feels the club needs to consider the futures of Toni Kroos and Luka Modric.Solari admits the pair are now in the veteran status.”They are very intelligent football players and, alongside Casemiro, they built one of the best midfields in Real Ma there be a nervousness? Because we followed the protocol we knew medically he was fine. So then really it’s about the player – [whether] we feel there might be some reluctance, a bit of fear. But we never got that feeling off Glenn. My thoughts were always to play him because wjoined Wolves in a deal worth £1m, but will remain on loan at Rochdale until the end of the season.The 17-year-old England Under-18 international scored against Manchester United in the EFL Cup in September.Matheson has made 15 starts for the Leaguee were able to.”

This victory against a stylish but blunt Wolves side marked the first time in 37 years since Brighton have won three in a row at this level. And they have now earned 39 of their 54 Premier League points at the Amex Stadium. 

Murray reached his century a week after he swallowed his tongue on the pitch at St James’ Park and ended up at the local infirmary. If his first-half performance was unconvincing, his work after the interval showed why he has become indispensable to Brighton’s new life at the top.

He also reminded Wolves what they lack: a finisher to round off their incisive passing, which was too good for Hughton’s team in the first-half. Raul Jimenez, with two, is the only Wolves player to score more than one in the league this term, but he was innocuous and removed after an hour.

Murray’s role as totem was further enhanced by his perseverance, which reflects Brighton’s talent for fighting back in games that seem to be going against them.

Wolves changed their league starting line-up for the first time this s want to see a summer transfer settled.That’s according to BILD reporter Christian Falk, who insists both parties are in agreement about an end of season move.Falk posted to social media: “Our story: Leroy Sane is trying to get back into the Germany eason, in their 10th outing, with Diogo Jota apparently paying the price for last week’s defeat to Watford. Adama Traore, who has impressed from the bench, was the beneficiary, for 60 minutes, at any rate. Frustrated by the lack of a goalscoring threat, Nuno Espirito Santo, the Wolves manager, made a double substitution after an hour, sending on Ivan Cavaleiro for Jimenez and Kota for Traore. But still Wolves failed to convert possession into goals. Santo said he was “disappointed because we conceded to Brighton’s only shot, disappointed because we were not focused for [Murray’s] goal.”

Hughton on the other could reflect on another notable advance. “The focus in the changing room is on three on the spin, which for a team like ours is very difficult to do,” he said. “In the last two weeks we’ve had to rely on determination in the team – on team spirit, and players defending very very well.

“In the second season in this division you’re always looking down as opposed to up. It’s all about picking up points and securing as big a gap as you can from that bottom three.”

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West Ham interested in signing Steven N’Zonzi, confirms David Moyes

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Asked whether or not he and the West Ham owners have discussed January deals, Moyes replied: “I speak to them quite regularly. We’d like to add to the squad if we can and in the position in the table that we are we’ll need to.

“But finding the right players and looking for them is a bit different. Sometimes the ones you might want are not available at this time. When I say we know who the targets are, I think the club knows who we want to go for and positionally what we’d like to do.

“I think what changes is if you go for your target and you can’t get him, what do you do? You’ll have to look for another target. Hopefully we’ll have two or three in consideration.”

Despite having gone three games unbeaten, means West Ham are only a point above third-from-bottom Bournemouth ahead of their Boxing Day clash at the Vitality Stadium.

Both Andy Carroll and Javier Hernandez were used as substitutes against Newcastle, and Moyes has not ruleas spoken about the promotion of Oskar Buur into the first team squad.As Wolves prepare for their Europa League round of 16 clash against Espanyol, Nuno has given a chance to another youngster.It is not the first time the Portuguese manager has trustd out one of the strikers starting at Bournemouth.

“Up until Newcastle, the players have been playing well and showing what they can do. When that happens you reward them and keep playing them and I don’t think anybody can question that.

“But I do know what Andy Carroll and Chicharito’s qualities are. I think the way the team has been set up has nsists his commitment is total.Asked if he has had offers to leave during his time as manager, Pochettino said: “Yes, plenty. From everywhere. Daniel [Levy] knows.”He added: “Daniel knows very well our commitment to the club is massive. It is more thbeen better suited to the quicker boys playing up front. There will be other occasions when have to change the team and the set-up will suit Andy or Chicharito at different times.”

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Bills 2014 home opener sold out

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The Bills 2014 home opener at Ralph Wilson Stadium against the Miami Dnow being followed by Liverpool.Sport says Liverpool have joined Barcelona and host of clubs in pursuit of teenager Camavinga.Manchester United and Arsenal have already been alerted by the 17-year-old’s form since becoming a regular in Ligue 1.Barca olphins is sold out and will be televised locally.

Bills founding owner Ralph C. Wilson, Jr., will be honored in a pregame ceremony. Stadium gates open at 11:30 a.m. and fans are encouraged to get to their seats early. The first 50,000 fans will receive a commemorative “RCW” window cling in the seating areas, mirroring the “RCW” patch worn on the team’s jerseys during the 2014 season in Ralph C. Wilson, Jr.’s honor.

Sunday’s gameday sponsor, Time Warner Cable, will be giving away rally towels at the gate entry to the first 50,000 fans.

The-old has been in impressive form this season, and recently returned to the starting lineup after an ankle problem.The Daily Mail suggests that City are looking at the centre-half as a summer signing.He is already compared to John Stones by many scout Bills will wear their white throwback jerseys. As part of the throwback game festivities, Hall of Famer Andre Reed will serve as the Leader of the Charge. The Syracuse University marching band will provide pregame and halftime entertainment.

Club level seats are still available for the game, as well as partial club season tickUnited has extended its regional broadcast deals with Fox Sports South and Fox Sports Southeast until 2022, reports SportBusiness.The regional sports networks have televised all regionally-available matches since Atlanta United’s inaugural season in et packages. Fans may purchase club tickets by going online at , visiting the Ralph Wilson Stadium ticket office, or calling 1-877-BB-TICKS (228-4257).

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NFL announces $45 million grant to USA Football

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The National Football League Foundation has approved a $45 million grant to USA Football to support the growth of youth football. The grant will provide funding for USA Football over the next five years.

Scott Hallenbeck, executive director of USA Football, accepted the grant today from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFL Foundation chairman Charlotte Jones Anderson at the NFL Annual Meeting in Orlando.

USA Football, the official youth football development partner of the NFL and its 32 teams, will use the grant to support youth and high school football through its Heads Up Football, NFL Punt, Pass & Kick, and NFL FLAG programs.

Additionally, USA Football will grow the NFL FLAG and NFL Punt, Pass & Kick programs. NFL FLAG powered by USA Football is the premier youth flag football league for boys and girls ages 5-17. A program of NFL PLAY 60, FLAG provides young players with an opportunity to play non-contact football and learn lessons about sportsmanship and teamwork, while also getting their 60 minutes of daily physical activity. More than 220,000 boys and girls ages 5-17 currently participate in NFL FLAG. NFL Punt, Pass & Kick, which began in 1961, is the nation’s largest grassroots sportslp his family.Keane, 48, and Ferguson, 77, have not seen eye-to-eye since the Irish midfield titan’s acrimonious departure from Old Trafford in 2005.Keane told Off the Ball: “Ferguson came out afterwards and said he always did what was best by Manche skills competition.

“The NFL Foundation is committed to enhancing our great game at all levels,” said Jones Anderson. “USA Football is a leader through its innovative work in youth and high school football development, and we areiola was pictured with a French journalist in Paris, who claimed he was in the city to conclude a deal with PSG.However, Manchester United, Barcelona and Juventus will be glad to hear Raiola was doing no such thing.”This is the classic example of fak pleased to support their important work.”

Heads Up Football is a comprehensive youth and high school football membership program ddeutsche Zeitung says Farke is being discussed inside Borussia Dortmund as coach Lucien Favre battles to keep hold of his job.The Swiss is under huge pressure going into the Bundesliga’s winter recess and a change could soon be made – with Farke feadeveloped by USA Football and supported by the NFL and more than two dozen medical, child advocacy and sport organizations. The initiative was launched in 2013 with a $1.5 million grant from the NFL Foundation. The core elements of the program are: coaching certification, the teaching of proper techniques, player safety coaches, proper equipment fitting, concussion and health education, and parental involvement.

“The NFL Foundation’s generous support of USA Football allows us to grow our programs and further establish important standards rooted in education for the well-being of our young athletes,” said Hallenbeck. “We value this strong sign of trust in our nonprofit office. These funds will be put to use for the benefit of the more than 5.5 million youth and high school athletes who enjoy the fun and other benefits of playing football.”

Spring is the start of Heads Up Football registration for the 2014 youth football season. To learn more, visit .

About the NFL Foundation: The National Football League Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of those touched by the game of football – from players at all levels to communities across the country. The NFL Foundation represents the 32 NFL clubs and supports the health and safety of athletes, youth football, and the communities which support our game. For more information on The NFL Foundation, visit: .

About USA Football: Indianapolis-based USA Football is the sport’s national governing body, leading the game’s development for youth, high school and other amateur football players. The independent nonprofit works with medical organizations and football leaders for a better, safer game and is the official youth football development partner of the NFL, its 32 teams and the NCAA’s Atlantic Coast Conference. USA Football (www.usafootball.com), endowed by the NFL and NFLPA in 2002, is the sport’s leader in coaching education and player skill advancement

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#21 – Will Gilmore be a difference maker as a rookie?

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Every summer leading up to training camp Buffalobills.com asks 25 of the most pressing questions facing the team as they make their final preparations for the upcoming regular season. With Year 3 under head coach Chan Gailey and veteran player report day at St. John Fisher fast p.Minamino picked up the language over the past four years he’s spent at RB Salzburg in Austria.And the Japan international says his ability to speak with Klopp with help his transition at Anfield when arrives on January 1.”I’m looking forward to worapproaching, here is the latest daily installment as we closely examine some of the answers the Buffalo Bills have to come up with between July 24th and Sept. 9th.

Players selected in the first round of the NFL draft are expected to be instant contributors, if not starters heading into their first professional season. Some first round picks come in and simply contribute, but others become game changers for their team in year one. Bills first round draft choice Stephon Gilmore could eamed Salah.The former AC Milan star is widely regarded as one of the greatest fullbacks of all time.But even he thinks it would be difficult to prevent Egypt international Salah from causing damage.”Salah is an amazing player, his best quality is thaasily be a steady role player, but can he be a game changing starting cornerback this season?  

Gilmore has already been lining up as one of the starting outside cornerbacks during both OTAs and mini-camp. He has been very impressive to this point and the team’s number one wide receiver has taken notice.

Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick has now had a chance to get a good look at the rookie during team drills. He is not shy about saying what Gilmore is capable of becoming, but does caution that it is still early in the process.

“I think Gilmore is going to be a great player,” said Fitzpatrick. “He’s done some good things so far and we’re not in pads yet.”

Players will have to wait until training camp to put on the pads, but based on firsts planning for a lucrative career swansong in China.That’s according to Okdiario’s chief pundit Eduardo Inda, while speaking on El Chiringuito.Inda insists Messi has no immediate plans to quit Barca, but does have an ambition to play in the Chinese P impressions, head coach Chan Gailey is very impressed with what he has witnessed from the rookie cornerback. 

“He has done really an excellent job,” said Gailey. “Everything that we have asked him to do, to pick up, to adjust to—he has handled it so well. He is very mature beyond his years.”

His physical play and style have also been apparent this offseason, which should only help when the pads do go on. It is very difficult for some corners to play this kind of physical brand, but Gailey sees it as just a normal element to his game.

“It is something that I think is very natural for him,” Gailey said. “Some guys have to learn how to feel a receiver. I think he has instincts in that regard of understanding what great receivers (do).”

Gilmore has always believed in his abilities and he feels like there are no limitations to what he can accomplish this year.

“I always play with confidence,” said Gilmore. “So I think that comes with me and if I just keep learning the sky is the limit.”

This kind of confidence made it easy for scouts and upper management to gravitate to a player like Gilmore during the draft process. General Manager Buddy Nix continues to be nothing but impressed with how Gilmore handles himself and he believes that the rookie can be a difference maker for this team.

“From what I’ve seen I’d say he definitely can,” said Nix. “He’s done more than we thought he’d do with what we’ve exposed him to. So nothing surprises him. He’s a very patient guy. He doesn’t bite on every move. He’s smart and has deceiving strength and great speed.”

Gilmore will likely start at corner and serve as a game changer on a defense that is already loaded with playmakers. The Bills first round pick will benefit from a much improved pass rush, which will only provide the secondary with more playmaking opportunities. It will also allow the corners to take more risks than usual because quarterbacks will be in a hurry to release the football. The early praise from teammates and coaches illustrates how much talent and potential Gilmore has as a player.

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Dimitri Payet: I’m staying at West Ham

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But the former Marseille player, who helped the Hammers to a seventh-placed finish in the Premier Leag a season-long loan.”Real Madrid strongly recommended I should come to the Premier League to improve my football,” said Vallejo, whose side face Busea meet City on Saturday evening.Looking back on how pivotal those 12 months at City under Manuel Pellegrini were in where he is now, Lampard said: “The year in Manchester, in terms of wher Kevin de Bruyne.De Bruyne has complained about the Euro2020 draw, claiming “90 per cent” of the groups were already settled before yesterday’s lottery.Platini said, “Among other things, I have chosen the playing cities, but I have nothing to do wiat I’m doing here now, was perfect for me because it opened myrnley today.”I think it was the right decision. I feel really wanted here. Nuno called me saying he neeue last season, has stressed his commitment to Slaven Bilic’s team.

"I’ve heard about all the interest and I’m flattered. But I love West Ham," Payet told The Sun.

"We had a fantastic season and I can’t wait to play in the Olympic Stadium.

"I’m 100 per cent staying at West Ham, I love the club. I can tell the Hammers fans that."

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Man City 2 Arsenal 2: Alexis Sanchez on hand to dent City’s Champions League hopes

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Boos rang out on Sunday. This is not what Manuel Pellegrini, . This charming man might lose out to Louis van Gaal, who ­appears to lead a charmed life at United even if his future is under severe doubt. Once again, things fell his way.

Pellegrini joked that he had not arrived at City in a Lamborghini – acknowledging the fans’ song about him – but he will have to leave under cover of the night if the “disaster” (his word) of fans before defeat at Stamford Bridge last night.The former Blues captain was given a hero’s welcome on his reunion with a club he made 717 appearances for and won five Premier League titles with.The Villa assistant coach posted on Instagram on Thurfailing to qualify for the Champions League in the season that they made the semi-­finals is confirmed.

Pellegrini and the City players returned to the pitch 15 minutes after the final whistle for a lap of appreciation and stood in the centre circle before a stadium that was near empty, maybe a fifth full at best. It was an uncomfortable moment. Pellegrini looked like he wanted the earth to swallow him up as a video of his time at the club was played on the big screens. He had been given the option of skipping it but chose to go ahead and probably rightly so.

Pellegrini also spoke of three “unforgettable” years but if City are leapfrogged by United, he will have failed despite winning the Premier League in his first campaign and gaining two League Cups. Clubs of City’s resources and ambition ­cannot accept not being in the Champions League.

“We deserve to be in the Champions League next year,” Pellegrini said afterwards. “We have (been) 37 (league) games in the spot of Champions League and we don’t want to lose that spot. I trust we are going to have our achievement on Sunday.”

City have, indeed, been in the top four all season but can miss out and cannot do a thing to stop that happening. There is a big if, of course. If United triumph away to West Ham United on Tuesday – in what will be an emotional night for the home side in their final match after 112 years at Upton Park – and beat Bournemouth at Old Trafford they will finish ahead of City. Even a draw and a win might do if City fail to beat Swansea City away.

“Things are now out of our hands but we will find out on Tuesday,” Pellegrini said. “We must keep our heads clean and chins up and try to win our last game. In my time here we have improved a lot in the Champions League. Also, for me, it’s been about our style of play. There have been a lot of positive things but we must qualify again for the Champions League.”

One win against the other clubs in the top eight; eighth in the ­Premier League form table since the Guardiola announcement was made at the beginning of February and the nagging feeling that City are never quite the sum of their parts would argue otherwise and against Pellegrini. In a sense this game summed up his reign, with City dominant at times, swarming over Arsenal but unable to kill them off.

The visitors also had to which throws his involvement in Euro 2016 into doubt. Jack Wilshere came on and was given more minutes to prove his fitness for England’s squad, but by then goals had been traded in a blistering opening 10 minutes.

Arsène  Wenger had declared that attack was the best form of defence for both sides – partly an admission that they are both shaky at the back – and so it proved.

City struck when Jesus Navas chipped the ball into the penalty area, Fernandinho headed it back into Sergio Agüero’s path and, with Mohamed Elneny uncertain, the striker drove the ball low inside the post to score for his sixth successive league match.

By contrast Olivier Giroud had gone 15 league games without a goal but he was presented with one as Eliaquim Mangala neglected to mark him at a corner and he planted his header beyond Joe Hart. Even that corner had been a calamity – conceded by Gaël Clichy as he tried to head the ball back to Hart, only for it to trickle just past a post.

Arsenal’s defensive vulnerabted midfielder Sean Longstaff has been left hanging by Manchester United vice-chairman Ed Woodward.The London Evening Standard says the frustration over the time taken to conclude transfers has been felt among targets, as well as fans. United have soility was exposed again early in the ­second half when Kevin De Bruyne won possession on halfway ahead of Nacho Monreal and drove forward. Challenges melted ahead of him, the space opened up and he struck a low shot that Petr Cech, maybe unsighted, was slow to react to.

Kelechi Iheanacho squandered a chance to wrap the game up and it proved pivotal when, this time, City backed off and Alexis Sánchez made his way forward. Mangala was again caught out and Giroud cleverly played the ball back to Sánchez, who steered his shot home from the edge of the area.

Agüero went close with a volley after a clever one-two with De ­Bruyne, then substitute Wilfried Bony rattled the bar with a hooked volley.

“Winning the three points [would have been] a good way to say goodbye,” Pellegrini said.

Instead it could be an uncomfortable farewell.

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SMU vs. Houston odds, line: 2019 College football picks, predictions from expert on 62-32 run

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The are perhaps the most surprising club among the 10 undefeated teams left in Division I . They aim to keep their record unblemished when they visit the  on Thursday night. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET from TDECU Stadium in Houston. Southern Methodist (7-0, 3-0), which leads the AAC West Division, rebounded from a close call against with a 45-21 victory Saturday over a solid team. The Cougars (3-4, 1-2), who appear to be in rebuilding mode, scored a late touchdown to outlast downtrodden 24-17 on Saturday. SMU won last year’s matchup 45-31 as a two-touchdown home underdog. The Mustangs are 14-point favorites and the over-under for total points scored is 65.5 in the latest SMU vs. Houston odds. Before locking in your Houston vs. SMU picks, listen to whaArsenal hero Martin Keown has urged the club to move for Manchester United defender Chris Smalling.Smalling is currently on-loan with AS Roma.“Smalling is doing exceptionally well – £13 million, the price they are putting on his head, that’s not enough,” Keown said on BT Sport.”Arsenal could maybe do worse than to take him.”Smalling’s loan runs to June.t SportsLine expert Emory Hunt has to say.

Hunt is the founder and CEO of Football Gameplan, which has been supplying analysis of all levels of football since 2007, and a fo’s according to his agent, Crescenzo Cecere.He told AllMercatoWeb: “(Luigi) Sepe was hurt at the closing of the market, director (Daniele) Faggiano called us and he (Radu) didn’t hesitate for a moment to go to Parma.”Without Sepe’s injury, maybe hermer running back at Louisiana-Lafayette. He knows the game inside-out from a player’s and coach’s perspective.

The football analyst is enjoying another strong year for SportsLine members and enters this week with an incredible 62-32 record on college football picks against the spread, returning a profit of nearly $2,800 to his followers. Moreover, he has had a keen sense for the trajectory of these AAC programs, posting a 7-3 record on spread picks involving the Mustangs or Cougars over the past two seasons.

Now, he has analyzed SMU vs. Houston from every possible angle and locked in another confident against the spread pick. It’s available only at SportsLine.

Hunt knows the Mustangs can’t afford to look past a Houston club that will be inspired for a strong performance before a national television audience and its loyal fan base. Southern Methodist passed a test from Temple with perhaps its strongest all-around performance of the season. The Mustangs built a 10-0 lead in the first quarter and never looked back against an Owls club that didn’t have the firepower to keep pace.

transfer had perhaps his best game as a collegiate signal-caller. He threw for a career-high six touchdowns and 457 passing yards while completing throws to eight different receivers. Reggie Roberson had eight receptions for a career-best 250 yards and three touchdowns. He scored on plays of 33, 60 and 75 yards.

But just because the Mustangs are clicking on all cylinders doesn’t mean they will will cover the Houston vs. SMU spread on Thursday.

The Cougars had high hopes in theiratthew Langston.The 17-year-old defender put pen to paper on his first pro contract on Friday, which will run until the summer of 2022. “Me and my dad have a special bond,” said the teenager.“He has helped me a lot over the years and I want to sa first season under coach Dana Holgorsen, but saw their season take a turn for the worse following close losses to ranked teams in and . Following a 38-31 loss to the Green Wave, standout dual-threat quarterback announced he was going to redshirt in order to preserve a year of eligibility.

However, they have responded to win two of three in King’s absence, beating 46-25 as a touchdown underdog and getting past Connecticut last week. Houston was down to its third-string quarterback because of an injury to , but Logan Holgorsen, the coach’s son, threw a 58-yard touchdown pass to in the fourth quarter that held up as the game-winner.

Hunt has broken down this matchup from every angle and identified the critical factor that has him all over one side of the spread. He’s only sharing it at SportsLine.

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Army vs. Navy Game 2018 score: Black Knights hold off Midshipmen for third straight victory

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Army beat Navy 17-10 on Saturday, winning its third straight game against the rival Midshipmen and its second consecutive Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy in the process. Army put together an 82-yard tonnar Solskjaer is demanding full commitment from his players in preseason.Solskjaer and his backroom team have drawn up a hard-line pre-season diary to ensure there is no repeat of the fitness issues which were such a problem last term.And the manageuchdown drive on its opening possession, and controlled most of the game from that point on as Navy’s offense struggled to find success all day long.

The story of this game, ultimately, was turnovers. Army didn’t turn the ball over once, while Navy turned it over four times. While two first-half interceptions kept Navy at bay, it was two second-half fumbles that sunk the Midshipmen for good.

Navy earned a defensive stop on fourth down at midfield and proceeded to put together its best drive of the game and getting into the red zone. Unfortunately, a fumble by Garret Lewis inside the Army 5-yard line ended the Navy threat and effectively finished the game. Navy would get a defensive stop afterward and get the ball back in Army territory, and quickly capitalized with a touchdown drive to cut Army’s lead to 10-7. The Navy defense came through yet again on the next possession, forcing an Army punt, but their next offensive possession didn’t go nearly as well. Zach Abey was stripped of the ball while dropping back on 4th-and-12, and Army recovered the fumble. It was Abey’s third turnover of the day as he was responsible for both interceptions in the first half.

Army QB Kell Hopkins, on the other hand, had a terrific day. Hopkins rushed for 83 yards and scored both of Army’s touchdowns. He also helped Army convert some critical third downs during the game with his arm, as he completed 4 of 9 passes for 61 yards. Hopkins’ play on offense and the Army defense forcing fou Vardy.Elder left the King Power Stadium in the summer to sign a three-year contract with the Tigers.Elder reckons that both Bowen and Vardy possess similar qualities which makes them both clinical in front of goal.”I’ve said it to a lot of lads, a lr Navy turnovers and holding the Midshipmen to 3.85 yards per play gave the Knights their third straight win over Navy, and gave Army its second consecutive 10-win season. It’s the first time in history Army has won at least 10 games in back-to-back seasons.

CBS Sports was with you the entire way updating this story with the latest scores, highlights and analysis from Armto move to Fenerbahce, it has been revealed.German journalist Thomas Wagner claims Werder Bremen’s Fenerbahce-bound forward Kruse snubbed Liverpool this summer.“I know Liverpool made an offer to him,” he told Aksam.“At first, I thought that a movy vs. Navy. If you are unable to view the live updates below, please .

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Las Vegas shooting: UNLV to wear helmets featuring a ribbon instead of its logo

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will be hosting at Sam Boyd Stadium on Saturday night, and it will do so wearing special helmets to honor the victims of the mass shooting in Las Vets it was a real physical battle on Saturday – particularly against Andy Carroll.He said: “Big Andy did me in the first few minutes — I’ve still got whiplash from that one. We get bumps and bruises but get back up and win football matches. “I didn’gas on Sunday nnjuries to Emerson and Andreas Christensen.Both po play on after his release from PSG this summer.Sky Italia says talks between Buffon and Juve are ongoing as he ‘inches closer’ to the Bianconeri. Juve will first wait to offload Mattia Perin with Roma and Sevilla keen. Once Perin leaves, everythinglayers were substituted in the first-half on Sunday’s 2-1 loss to Liverpool.Speaking after the game, Lampard said: “Emerson is a similar injury to what he had, with a muscle. “When you do that it meansight.

The matte black helmets feature a red ribbon with “Las Vegas” written on it as opposed to the typical team logo.

There were 59 people killed and more than 500 injured when 64-year-old Stephen Paddock opened fire on a concert from his 32nd-floor hotel room on the Las Vegas strip. The death toll from the shooting makes it the largest massacre in United States history.

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College football winners and losers in Week 12: Believe it, Colorado is for real

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Don’t look now, but the Big Ten isn’t the only Power Five conference that promises to have a fantastic finish. The Pac-12 would like to have a word.

The Apple Cup between and still has huge implications while — yes, Colorado — can wrap up the Pac-12 South with a win over in Week 13. Little was decided in the playoff race this week except for a few teams — and chief among them — gracefully removing themselves from the conversation.

Oh, yeah, and . Oh no, Texas.

With so much action going on around the country, we here at CBS Sports want to get you caught up on all the noteworthy things that went down — both the good and not so good. What were the highlights from Week 12? What were the moments some programs want to forget? We hash out the best and worst below.

Colorado’s sudden rise back to the top of has been one of the feel-good stories of the season. A doormat for the past decade, the once-proud program finally turned a corner under coach Mike MacIntyre. At first, the Buffs made good on that turnaround by achieving bowl eligibility. But then they kept winning, and a 38-24 victory over red-hot Washington State — by far the game of the day — completely changed the narrative. This is no longer just a nice story; Colorado is a legitimate team with a real chance to win the Pac-12 South, maybe more.

Full disclosure: I like Strong and I haven’t met a reporter or fan who doesn’t. I also think Strong is a good coach. He transformed Louisville from a flaming RV of a program to one that churned out -caliber talent and won a lot of games. He has the respect of guys like Steve Spurrier, Urban Meyer and Lou Holtz. Those things count for something. But Strong can’t lose to 24-21 in overtime in Year 3 … and he especially can’t do that by blowing a fourth-quarter lead and having his team turn the ball over six times. Exactly when Texas opts to pull the cord on Strong is less important if only because it’s inevitable now that it will. Given that Strong was never a recipient of the boosters’ full support, it’s probably best the two sides part ways.

It’s been a minute since McCaffrey has been talked about, but he hasn’t had the Heisman Trophy-like year he was expected to have and Stanford experienced a bit of a drop-off. That’s nothing Cal’s run defense can’t fix, though! The dynamic playmaker rushed for a career-high 284 yards and three touchdowns in a 45-31 win over the Golden Bears. It’s probably too late to earn him a trip to New York for the Heisman ceremony, but it was good to see McCaffrey do his thing again.

The Gators won their second straight SEC East title with a starting lineup made of duct tape, some wire and a flimsy piece of cheap gauze. They go to Atlanta — likely to get torn apart by a much better, deeper and healthier — because they beat 16-10 on a . It was not pretty; in fact, it was the opposite. The win counted all the same, though. And the Gators did all of this in the face of heavy criticism for refusing to play the previously-scheduled game against the Tigers on Oct. 8 because of reasons they felt were justified related to Hurricane Matthew. Others /looks directly at LSU/ and tensions boiled over into a . Through all the drama, one side was going to come out look good and the other not so good. Florida happened to come out on the good side.

As for LSU? “,” Gators coach Jim McElwain said.

Buried, but not totally lost in everything else that happened Saturday was LSU’s decision to allow star running back to suit up against the Gators. Reports before the game indicated Fournette, who has been nursing a nagging ankle injury all season, . But he suited up anyway in what appeared to be a change-of-heart after the pre-game confrontation in which he shoved a Gators assistant. He rushed for 40 yards on 12 carries, didn’t score and wasn’t given the ball when the Tigers needed one yard to win the game. And now he’s worse off with LSU vying for a mid-tier bowl bid.

How can a team win and still lose? Ohio State is in a tough spot. It got a hard-earned 17-16 win over with the final score reflecting a failed two-point conversion. However, it doesn’t control its divisional destiny. A win over in Week 13 means nothing in the conference title hunt if beats Michigan State. Would the College Football Playoff Selection Committee still give the Buckeyes a spot as a non-conference champion? We might have a couple of weeks to debate the possibility, though it would seem Ohio State has a shot.

If you haven’t seen Carrington’s spectacular game-winning catch against Utah, you can change that by viewing the video below. Carrington’s catch didn’t just win the game, it might have won the season for the beleaguered Ducks. There hasn’t been much to cheer about and coach Mark Helfrich’s job status has been a point of uncertainty. However, there’s promise at quarterback with freshman Justin Herbert, and Carrington’s touchdown grab, which capped off an impressive drive, shows there’s still heart on this team. Another win and Oregon can go into 2017 with some confidence that the program isn’t in shambles like it’s been projected.

This was shaping up to be a rough year in Lubbock, but did anyone expect a 66-10 loss to ? That’s a low point for coach Kliff Kingsbury, maybe the low point. Quietly, the Cyclones have steadily improved under first-year coach Matt Campbell, but they never had the win to show for it. That’s changed and the Red Raiders have an embarrassing box score to show for it. It’s the third time this year Tech has given up at ler Real Madrid and Argentina star Jorge Valdano has claimed.The Manchester City boss has won titles in England, Spain and Germany, and his famous ‘tiki-taka’ style has been replicated all over the world.And Valdano thinks the Catalan has a “God-like”east 60 points, a bowl game is out of the picture and a season-ending game against is for pride only.

The senior passed a former Pirates wideout, Justin Hardy, to break the FBS record for all-time career catches in a loss to . Hardy ended the day with 12 receptions, putting him with 392 catches for his career. It’s been a disappointing season for the Pirates, but they now have a comfortable spot in the record books with two top-tier pass-catchers.

Coach Butch Jones can . This was a disappointing season given the expectations. Yes, the Vols sustained a rash of injuries that would test any depth chart’s structural integrity. Yes, playing the October from Hell with games against Texas A&M and Alabama stunk. But with this roster that talented and a bad SEC East, there was no reason why Tennessee should not have won the division. Yet, with its own patchwork team, Florida managed to do it, and the Vols’ 63-37 win over hardly seems like a good consolation prize.

There were a lot of records broken today, but Cook surpassing Warrick Dunn for FSU’s all-time career rushing yardage is special. Cook needed 18 yards to bypass the Seminole great and did so easily with 225 yards in a 45-14 win over . The junior now has 4,166 yards for his career and counting.

Oklahoma State’s loss to happened. It’s in the record books and everything. It shouldn’t have happened since the game officials and replay officials botched the untimed down that gave CMU the chance at a successful Hail Mary-lateral, but it happened all the same. Now that Oklahoma State sits at 9-2 thanks to a big win over and on the verge of a possible Big 12 title, . What does the playoff committee do? So far, there have been no signs the Cowboys have a shot at the final four. But if things get weird elsewhere, it at least opens up a conversation that should include this team.

The 55-year-old — yes,n be proud of their stars in the Premier League.Both Ederson and Alisson are first choice keepers for their clubs but it’s the Liverpool shot-stopper who is the regular starter for Brazil.”I think it’s a good sign for all the goalkeepers in Brazil an 55 — made by becoming the oldest player to see South KoreaFormer Manchester United star Ji-Sung Park, and Tottenham star Heung-Min Son are donating to their country’s coronavirus fight.South Korea is one of the most heavily impacted nations from the outbreak, which originated in China.Park and Sthe field. Thomas made that history on senior day (save your jokes, please) with a three-yard rush (he finished with four rushes for -1 yard). Thomas is the father of linebacker Joe Thomas Jr., who also went to South Carolina State.

It was a long shot, but Louisville still had playoff hopes entering Week 12. No more. A 36-10 blowout loss to coupled with ‘s win over seals the Cardinals’ postseason fate. All is not lost, however. remains a frontrunner for the Heisman and 10 (or even 11) wins is still in the cards (no pun intended). But how different things could have looked for Louisville if this week had gone another way.

Coach Craig Bohl has done a remarkable job of turning Wyoming not only into a respectable program, but an actual threat within the Mountain West. The Cowboys picked up a signature win over , the ending of which featured compelling drama with a tipped touchdown pass and a failed two-point conversion by the Aztecs. If Wyoming (8-3) beats next, it will go to the conference championship game. Yes, over .

Scratch the Mountaineers off the longshot playoff list, too. Hosting was paraded as West Virginia’s biggest game since joining the Big 12. And what did the ‘Eers do? Oh, nothing, just got blasted 56-28 in a game that was over by the first quarter. This has been an overachieving season in Morgantown, no doubt. Get two more victories and West Virginia will have its first 10-win season since coach Dana Holgorsen’s first year in 2011. As for its ability to compete with the Big 12’s best, though? West Virginia, save for ‘s 331-yard effort, fell short in a big way.

Clemson quietly wrapped up the ACC Atlantic by handling Wake Forest 35-13 — presumably without the help of the Demon Deacons’ game plan . After the stunning loss to Pitt the week before, the Tigers could use a Saturday away from the spotlight. Assuming Clemson wins its next two games — against and a TBD opponent in the ACC Championship Game — it will be in the playoff easily, and the Pitt loss will be but a minor hiccup.

Last week, I implored top-25 voters to because the Trojans were 8-1 and the lone loss was by six points to Clemson. I should have guessed would get beat 35-3 by thanks to a hefty helping of five turnovers. Never mind. Don’t listen to us.

Way back at the beginning of the season, I at Kansas’ expense when some Jayhawk fans tried to rush the field and were promptly told to return to their seats. The good news is Kansas fans have learned how to properly celebrate a huge win. They successfully tore down a goal post and carried it off the field. That’s called evolving, folks.

It will likely get lost in all the games and upsets, but Notre Dame officially all but officially lost out on bowl eligibility with a 34-31 loss to . But it’s not just that; the Irish blew what was a 24-7 lead and allowed 13 unanswered points in the fourth quarter. If you’re going go out, that’s a hell of a way to do it.

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Bret Bielema wants an SEC-Big Ten Challenge in college football

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The strength of college football conferences has long been debated, but bias — real and perceived — rarely allows for productive discourse. 

Bowl season provides those rare cross-conference matchups, but the motivation or lack thereof to win bowl games, especially mid-and lower-tier ones, makes it a flawed system for judging conference strength.

Arkansas coach Bret Bielema wants to see more of those cross-conference matchupsas quickly been impressed by the new arrival from Tottenham.”We will do our best to keep up with Juventus,” Sensi told Sky Sport Italia. “Lazio are also doing well. We work to evict our mistakes and to score points.”“Eriksen can give us that litt happen during the regular season and suggested the SEC and Big Ten look to college basketball for inspiration. 

Bret Bielema said it would be cool to have the SEC and another conference — maybe the Big Ten — play every year like in hoops. YES, please

— Edward Aschoff (@AschoffESPN)

The idea is certainly intriguing and one that should be explored.  before talks fell apart.

If structured like the ACC-Big Ten Challenge in basketball, which takes the previous rankingue Marseille striker Habib Bamogo has confirmed he’s now working as a France-based scout for Everton.Bamogo admits he’s been talent spotting at youth level for the Toffees for the past year.He told Foot Mercato: “It’s going to be a year in January, ss and matches teams up with some changes made for proximity and travel, the top teams would certainly see a boost in strength of schedule. The middle of the pack and bottom teams wouldn’t necessarily gain much, but strength of schedule for teams outside the top 25 really doesn’t really mean anything. 

Following the structure used by the ACC-Big Ten Challenge, you would get some really interesting matchups. and came up with these matchups. Some are really good. Some are pretty hilariously bad. 

1. Ohio State vs. Alabama2. Iowa vs. Florida3. Michigan State vs. LSU4. Michigan vs. Ole Miss5. Wisconsin vs. Arkansas6. Northwestern vs. Georgia7. Penn State vs. Tennessee8. Nebraska vs. Mississippi State9. Illinois vs. Texas A&M10. Minnesota vs. Vanderbilt11. Purdue vs. Auburn12. Rutgers vs. Kentucky13. Indiana vs. Missouri14. Maryland vs. South Carolina

First off, we get Ohio State and Alabama, which should play every year — whether that is in the playoff or regular season or on pay-per-view in March, I don’t care, make it happen — so this is all worthwhile just for that.

Iowa vs. Florida in the No. 2 slot is surprising, a bit funny, but also pretty intriguing. Michigan State vs. LSU in the Les Miles Bowl and Wisconsin vs. Arkansas in the Bret Bielema Bowl would both be really fun as well. I’m all in on the top of the Big Ten-SEC Challenge here. 

The bottom features some real sadness, however. Rutgers vs. Kentucky just sounds like a miserable experience for all involved. I would love Minnesota vs. Vanderbilt, but I’m likely the only person that would feel that way. 

Missouri could try and exact revenge on 2014 SEC East lineal champion Indiana, while Maryland and South Carolina play in the all-Under Armour Bowl. 

Now, an SEC-Big Ten Challenge wouldn’t definitively solve any debates about conference-year-old is regarded as one of the hottest young prospects in South America at the moment, and Gunners manager Unai Emery is said to see him as a hugely promising talent.Reiner has not yet made a senior first-team appearance for his club, but he has strength. Nothing ever will, but it would be a really fun way to spruce up Week 2 of the regular season, when we’re usually subjected to a lot of mediocre non-conference matchups. 

I stand with Bielema on this and think the Big Ten and SEC should get it done. If the games get split 7-7, then a winner is decided by way of a chicken wing eating competition between the coaches. 

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WATCH: Navy QB Keenan Reynolds ties NCAA all-time rushing TD record

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Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds is a bad, bad man.

In his fourth year at the helm for the Midshipmen, Reynolds tied Montees past season is due to the opposition playing defensively at Selhurst Park.Lewington also says some teams underestimate them on their own turf.He said, “I think it’s the opposition. The opposition come to us and at [their] home obviously they’ve got Ball’s all-time NCAA rushing touchdown record on this one-yard sneak on 4th-and-goal. 

Reynolds now has 77 career rushing touchdowns, tying the former Wisconsin star running bacnsfer budget of just £40m following the failure to qualify for the Champions League.That has dented Arsenal’s hopes of landing Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) while they also look set to miss out on Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth) and Yannick Carrasco (Dalk’s record. Against USF, Reynolds rushed for 117 yards and two touchdowns as the Midshipmen beat the Bulls 29-17 to move to 6-1 on the season. 

On the season, Reynolds has 753 yardsnuary transfer window is now in it’s final stretch…There are stories and speculation swirling around everywhere. Sometimes it feels overwhelming.But please don’t stress, because here at Tribalfootball we will summarise the biggest stories throughou rushing and 13 touchdowns on the ground and is on pace for a third consecutive season with over 1,000 rushing yards and 20 touchdowns.

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2015-16 College Football Bowl Schedule, TV info, more

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Tth Everton.The 18-year-old impressed as part of David Unsworth’s side last term which won both the Premier League 2 title and the Premier League Cup later in the campaign.The youngster signed his first professional deal with the club last summer, andhe 2015-16 bowl season will be one of the sport’s biggest yet, with 80 teams participating in 41 games after the conclusion of conference championship Saturday. With slots available for 62.5 percent of FBS teams, the odds are in favor of you’re team extending the season into December or January. 

A word of advice as we show you the full bowl schedule for the 2015-16 postseason. If you go ahead and block off these dates with for family events during the holiday season now, they won’t suspect that the reason is for . Instead, since we are still more than six months from the first bowl game, they may suspect you have a really, really important thing at work, or something. 

Anyway, here is the full 2015-16 college football bowl schedule with TV info and times if available. 

2015-16 Bowl ScheduleCollege Football PlayoffDateGameLocationTime (TV)MatchupTicketsJan. 11Championship GameGlendale, Ariz.8:30 p.m. (ESPN)Semifinal Winner vs. Semifinal WinnerDec. 31Orange (Semifinal)Miami, Fla.TBA (ESPN)TBA vs. TBADec. 31Cotton (Semifinal)Arlington, TexasTBA (ESPN)TBA vs. TBASelection Committee Bowl GamesJan. 1SugarNew Orleans, La.8:30 p.m. (ESPN)SEC vs. Big 12Jan. 1RosePasadena, Calif.5 p.m. (ESPN)Big Ten vs. Pac-12Jan. 1FiestaGlendale, Ariz.1 p.m. (ESPN)At-Large vs. At-LargeDec. 31PeachAtlanta, Ga.Noon (ESPN)At-Large vs. At-LargeOther Bowl GamesJan. 2TaxSlayerJacksonville, Fla.Noon (ESPN)ACC/Big Ten vs. SECJan. 2LibertyMemphis, Tenn.3:20 p.m. (ESPN)Big 12 vs. SECJan. 2AlamoSan Antonio, Texas6:45 p.m. (ESPN)Big 12 vs. Pac-12Jan. 2CactusPhoenix, Arizommitment of Christian Eriksen.Pochettino says Eriksen is unaffected by rumours linking the midfielder with a move away from Tottenham.Regarding the playmaker’s uncertain future, Pochettino said: “The player [Eriksen] is not affected about the rumour.10:15 p.m. (ESPN)Big 12 vs. Pac-12Jan. 1OutbackTampa, Fla.Noon (EPSN)Big Ten vs. SECJan. 1CitrusOrlando, Fla.1 p.m. (ABC)Big Ten vs. SECDec. 30BirminghamBirmingham, Ala.Noon (ESPN)SEC vs. AmericanDec. 30BelkCharlotte, N.C.3:30 p.m. (EPSN)ACC vs. SECDec. 30Music CityNashville, Tenn.7 p.m. (ESPN)ACC/Big Ten vs. SECDec. 30HolidaySan Diego, Calif.10:30 p.m. (ESPN)Big Ten vs. Pac-12Dec. 29Armed ForcesFort Worth, Texas2 p.m. (ESPN)Big Ten vs. Mountain WestDec. 29Russell Athletic BowlOrlando, Fla.5:30 p.m. (ESPN)ACC vs. Big 12Dec. 29TexasHouston, Texas9 p.m. (ESPN)Big 12 vs. SECDec. 28MilitaryAnnapolis, Md.2:30 p.m. (ESPN)ACC vs. AmericanDec. 28Quick LaneDetroit, Mich.5 p.m. (ESPN2)ACC vs. Big TenDec. 26St. PeteSt. Petersb.Luis comes off contract at the end of the month.”I still haven’t signed for any club, I haven’t said yes to any club and I will not do so until the Copa America finishes,” Luis told Fox Sports.”I’ve given my word to the Brazilian national team [to nurg, Fla.11a.m. (ESPN)ACC vs. AmericanDec. 26SunEl Paso, Texas2 p.m. (CBS)ACC vs. Pac-12Dec. 26Heart of DallasDallas, Texas2:20 p.m. (ESPN)Big Ten vs. C-USADec. 26PinstripeBronx, N.Y.3:30 p.m. (ABC)ACC vs. Big TenDec. 26IndependenceShreveport, La.5:45 p.m. (ESPN)ACC vs. SECDec. 26Foster FarmsSanta Clara, Calif.9:15 p.m. (ESPN)Big Ten vs. Pac-12Dec. 24BahamasNassau, BahamasNoon (ESPN)C-USA vs. MACDec. 24HawaiiHonolulu, Hawaii8 p.m. (ESPN)American vs. Mountain West/BYUDec. 23PoinsettiaSan Diego, Calif.4:30 p.m. (ESPN)Mountain West vs. ArmyDec. 23GoDaddyMobile, Ala.8 p.m. (ESPN)MAC vs. Sun BeltDec. 22Famous Idaho PotatoBoise, Idaho3:30 p.m. (ESPN)MAC vs. Mountain WestDec. 22Boca RatonBoca Raton, Fla.7 p.m. (ESPN)American vs. MACDec. 21Miami BeachMiami, Fla.2:30 p.m. (ESPN)American vs. C-USADec. 19CureOrlando, Fla.Noon American vs. Sun BeltTBADec. 19New MexicoAlbuquerque, N.M.2 p.m. (ESPN)C-USA vs. Mountain WestDec. 19Royal PurpleLas Vegas, Nev.3:30 p.m. (ABC)Pac-12 vs. Mountain West/BYUDec. 19CamelliaMontgomery, Ala.5:30 p.m. (ESPN)MAC vs. Sun BeltDec. 19New OrleansNew Orleans, La.9 p.m. (ESPN)Mountain West vs. Sun BeltTBAArizonaTucson, Ariz.TBA C-USA vs. Mountain WestTBA

Note: All times Eastern. The Group of Five consists of the American Athletic Conference, MAC, Mountain West, Conference-USA and Sun Belt. Notre Dame counts as an ACC team in bowl selection.