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The College Football Playoff will feature Alabama v. Cincinnati and Michigan v. Georgia
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The College Football Playoff will feature Alabama v. Cincinnati and Michigan v. Georgia

The Alabama Crimson Tide, Michigan Wolverines, Georgia Bulldogs and the Cincinnati Bearcats will compete in the College Football Playoff, the selection committee announced on Sunday. In the semifinal games scheduled for December 31, No. 1 Alabama (12-1) will face off against No. 4 Cincinnati (13-0) at the Cotton Bowl Classic at AT&T Stadium in Arlington,…MORE

Real Madrid extends La Liga lead with victory against Real Soceidad, Bayern Munich wins eventful Der Klassiker
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Real Madrid extends La Liga lead with victory against Real Soceidad, Bayern Munich wins eventful Der Klassiker

Real Madrid moved eight points clear at the top of La Liga after a 2-0 victory against Real Sociedad on Saturday. Vinicius Jr. opened the scoring in the second half when he interchanged passes with Luka Jovic, before Jovic got the second 10 minutes later with a header from a corner. It was Real Madrid’s…MORE

Pro Football Hall of Famer Claude Humphrey dies at 77
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Pro Football Hall of Famer Claude Humphrey dies at 77

Longtime Atlanta Falcons defensive end and Pro Football Hall of Famer Claude Humphrey has died at the age of 77. Humphrey passed away on Friday, the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced on Saturday. “The entire Pro Football Hall of Fame family mourns the passing of Claude Humphrey,” Pro Football Hall of Fame President Jim…MORE

Manchester United’s former wonderkid Adnan Januzaj on life after leaving the Premier League
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Manchester United’s former wonderkid Adnan Januzaj on life after leaving the Premier League

On October 5, 2013, Adnan Januzaj made his mark in a big way. In what was his first league start for Manchester United, the slight youngster scored two goals in a dramatic comeback against Sunderland — his second a stunning left-foot volley. It was a special performance that got fans excited and hopeful that the…MORE

Margaux Pinot: ‘I thought I was dead,’ says French judoka as partner released over domestic violence accusations
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Margaux Pinot: ‘I thought I was dead,’ says French judoka as partner released over domestic violence accusations

Margaux Pinot, a judoka with the French national team, plans to appeal a decision by a Paris court to not pursue a conviction against her partner, whom she accuses of domestic abuse, her lawyer Rachid Madid told CNN on Friday. Pinot, an Olympic champion, made headlines in France this week after she posted pictures of…MORE

Peng Shuai: Human rights activist Peter Dahlin says IOC is putting Chinese tennis star at ‘greater risk’
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Peng Shuai: Human rights activist Peter Dahlin says IOC is putting Chinese tennis star at ‘greater risk’

Human rights activist Peter Dahlin says the International Olympic Committee’s calls with Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai are putting her at “greater risk” and that they are “obviously staged.” One of China’s most recognizable sports stars, Peng publicly accused a former top Communist Party official, Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli, of coercing her into sex at…MORE

Axel Witsel on staying in football after retiring, extra training in China and the ‘amazing’ Erling Haaland
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Axel Witsel on staying in football after retiring, extra training in China and the ‘amazing’ Erling Haaland

After playing for clubs in five different countries over a 15-year period, Axel Witsel’s thoughts are starting to turn towards home. “I travel a lot,” Witsel, now in his third season with German giant Borussia Dortmund, tells CNN Sport as he reflects on his globetrotting career in football. “I think when I finish football, I…MORE

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