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Tiger Woods Hopes To Be Winner In Another Comeback Attempt

Tiger Woods makes another return to competitive golf this week and despite 10 months on the sidelines recovering from a fourth back surgery, the 14-time major winner’s goal remains the same — to win. However, Woods may have to temper his expectations at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas. He takes on an elite 18-player field that includes eight of the top 10 in the current world rankings. ...Read more

Geno Smith To Start In Place Of Eli Manning For NY Giants

The New York Giants on Tuesday announced that Eli Manning will be benched for Week 13 in favor of backup quarterback Geno Smith. The announcement came as a shock to the NFL world, particularly because Manning had the longest active streak of games started by a quarterback, the second-longest ever. While speaking to the media, Manning looked visibly upset when discussing his future with the Giants.  Of potentially playing his last game with the Giants, Manning said: “I don’t know. I’ll take it one week at a time.” ...Read more

Three North Dakota Football Players Dismissed From Team For Violation Of Team Rules

Three North Dakota State football players were dismissed from the team for a violation of team rules, head coach Chris Klieman said on Monday afternoon, Nov. 27. All three, freshman quarterback Henry Van Dellen, senior safety Darren Kelley and freshman receiver Sean Engel, were backups and were not expected to factor into Saturday’s FCS second-round playoff game against the University of San Diego.  ...Read more

Deal For Greg Schiano To Be Next Head Coach At Tennessee Falls Apart

A day after Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano was in negotiations to be the head football coach at Tennessee, then had any potential deal scrapped after an outcry on social media and protests at the school, two officials from previous and current employers came to his defense. Anthony Lurano, a trustee at Penn State, said that Schiano being involved in the Jerry Sandusky case is untrue. And Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith called Schiano a man of “high integrity and great character.”  ...Read more

Arizona State Fires Head Coach Todd Graham

Arizona State has fired head coach Todd Graham after the Sun Devils beat rival Arizona on Saturday to finish 7–5 on the season. The school said in a statement that Graham and his staff will stay on through the team’s bowl appearance. Graham, 52, went 46-31 in six seasons in Tempe, winning 10 games in both 2013 and 2014. He is 2-2 in bowl games. ...Read more

NY Jets’ Robby Anderson Criticized By Head Coach Todd Bowles For Lobbying For Pro Bowl Votes

New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles didn’t hesitate to criticize wide receiver Robby Anderson for lobbying for Pro Bowl votes, which he did during Sunday’s 35-27 defeat to the Carolina Panthers. After his 54-yard touchdown reception, Anderson walked to a Fox camera and asked for fans to help get him into his first Pro Bowl. Bowles said “I didn’t see it, but if that’s true, that’s not smart football at all.  We don’t want selfish players on this team doing selfish things.” ...Read more

Lions QB Matthew Stafford Injures Ankle In Another Loss To The Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings socked Matthew Stafford once again. Stafford went down hard after unleashing a 43-yard touchdown pass to Marvin Jones, and rolled his ankle. He remained on the ground for several moments before limping to the sideline. He said after the game he’s fine, although his limp to and from the podium said otherwise. The Lions didn’t have a first down on either of their final two drives, and ended the game with a 30-23 loss to the Vikings. ...Read more

Oakland Raiders Fire Defensive Coordinator Ken Norton Jr.

The Oakland Raiders have relieved Ken Norton Jr. of his defensive coordinator duties. Assistant Head Coach John Pagano will take over, the team announced Tuesday.  The move comes after the Raiders lost 33-8 to the New England Patriots on Sunday in Mexico City. The Raiders rank in the bottom third of most defensive categories this season and is the first team since 1933 to go through the first 10 games of a season without an interception. ...Read more

College Basketball Player Michael Porter Jr. To Undergo Season-Ending Spinal Surgery

Missouri basketball freshman Michael Porter Jr. will likely miss the remainder of the season after undergoing back surgery, the school announced Tuesday.  Porter, rated the No. 1 prospect in the 2017-18 signing class, played just two minutes in the Tigers’ season-opening win over Iowa State on Nov. 10. The 6-foot-10 forward has sat out the last three games with the injury. ...Read more