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Cupcake Saturday doesn't spoil the appetite for Rivalry Week feast

1:00 AM ET Cupcake Saturday came and went with minimal excitement, as the nation’s best teams had their final tune-ups before Rivalry Week. There were a few exceptions. No. 5 Wisconsin beat No. 24 Michigan 24-10, No. 3 Miami came back to beat Virginia comfortably, Kansas State upset No. 13 Oklahoma State, Baker Mayfield stirred the pot and Will Grier broke his finger. But, Week 12, not unexpectedly, left a lot to be desired. For the first time since the first College Football Playoff rankings debuted in 2014, every top-10 ...

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Mayfield sorry for 'disrespectful' actions to KU

10:08 PM ET LAWRENCE, Kan. — Heisman Trophy front-runner and Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield apologized for his “unacceptable” and “disrespectful” actions toward Kansas players during the Sooners’ 41-3 victory Saturday. During a chippy game that was preceded by a Kansas captain refusing to return Mayfield’s offer of a handshake during the coin toss, Mayfield grabbed his crotch and appeared to yell “F— you!” at the Jayhawks’ sideline. “I got caught up in a competitive game, a chippy game, but what I did was unacceptable,” Mayfield said. “I apologize. It’s disrespectful. ...

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Follow live: USC hosts rival UCLA

USC’s Sam Darnold and UCLA’s Josh Rosen both grew up in Southern California and are in their third years at their respective schools, but tonight marks the first time they’ll play against each other. It will likely be their only meeting at the college level, but several more down the line figure to occur in the NFL. Kyle Bonagura, ESPN Staff Writer Let’s block ads! (Why?) www.espn.com – TOP

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Miami overcomes slow start against Virginia to remain unbeaten

4:23 PM ET MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Miami coach Mark Richt offered these prescient words to his team during the week as it prepared to play Virginia: “I’m not going to sit here and ignore the fact there’s a lot of great things happening here … but we are the same team that started this season grinding and fighting and trying to find ways to win games. And if we forget that, then we are going to find ourselves in trouble.” Well, No. 3 Miami (10-0) found itself in trouble ...

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Source: Seattle's Chancellor (neck) likely to IR

1:59 PM ET Seattle Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor likely is headed to injured reserve and will miss the remainder of the season, a source confirmed to ESPN’s Josina Anderson on Saturday. The eight-year veteran left last week’s game against Arizona with a neck injury on the Cardinals’ final possession. Coach Pete Carroll said earlier this week that Chancellor suffered neck stingers but was still undergoing testing. Chancellor posted a message on Twitter on Saturday, saying “the best is yet to come.” The best is yet to come. Thank you ...

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The stage is yours, Wisconsin: Time to make a CFP statement

Nov 16, 2017 The top four teams in the College Football Playoff rankings are all playing in Week 12, but the spotlight will be on No. 5 Wisconsin, which hosts No. 24 Michigan in the only game this week between ranked opponents. FiveThirtyEight will update its College Football Playoff projections after every game and new selection committee ranking. Projections » The Badgers have remained outside the top four despite their unbeaten record, due in large part to a strength of schedule that ESPN’s Football Power Index ranks No. 67, lowest ...

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Jerry Jones sorry for insensitive remark in 2013

2:04 AM ET FRISCO, Texas — Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones apologized Friday after a 2013 video of him making a racially insensitive remark was published on the gossip website The Blast earlier in the day. According to The Blast, the video was shot at the Warwick Melrose Dallas hotel by a white man who asked Jones if he would tape a message to his fiancée. “Hey, Jennifer, congratulations on the wedding,” Jones said. “Now, you know he’s with a black girl tonight, don’t you?” NFL commissioner ...

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LaVar on Trump's role in UCLA incident: 'Who?'

2:54 AM ET LOS ANGELES — LaVar Ball downplayed his son’s shoplifting incident in China as well as U.S. president Donald Trump’s involvement in getting his son and two other UCLA players back to the United States earlier this week. “Who?” Ball told ESPN when asked about Trump’s involvement in the matter. “What was he over there for? Don’t tell me nothing. Everybody wants to make it seem like he helped me out.” UCLA freshmen LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill, who had been detained in China for the ...

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LeBron: Focused on Cavs' streak, not Celtics

2:00 AM ET CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers overcame a 15-point deficit to beat the LA Clippers118-113 in overtime Friday, extending their season-best win streak to four games and improving to 9-7, the first time they’ve been two games over .500 since their 3-1 start. The streak puts the Cavs back into the playoff picture. If the season was to end today, Cleveland would be the No. 7 seed in the Eastern Conference. However, a four-game win streak pales in comparison to what the East’s No. 1 team, the Boston Celtics, ...

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Lowe: The Nuggets have one big star … and a million questions

Nov 16, 2017 The last straw for Mike Malone, fiery head coach of a rising League Pass darling searching for the effortless offense that made fans swoon, came when Nikola Jokic lollygagged getting back on defense during practice last week. “I jumped him,” Malone says. “I jumped him very vocally.” Jokic protested that perhaps Malone should yell at the person who turned the ball over. “I don’t give a s— about the turnover,” Malone shot back. “Get your ass back on defense.” Jokic protested again — “I say what I ...

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