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CFP management committee meeting ends with no decision on early expansion to 12-team format

ROSEMONT, Ill. — After a lengthy, in-person meeting on Tuesday, the College Football Playoff’s management committee still needs more time to determine if the playoff can expand to 12 teams as soon as 2024, CFP executive director Bill Hancock said. “We won’t wrap up this week,” Hancock told a small group of reporters following a …

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Buffalo Bills, beset by injuries to secondary, sign CB Xavier Rhodes to practice squad, source says

11:06 PM ET Alaina GetzenbergESPN BUFFALO, NY — The Buffalo Bills are experiencing a rough stretch of injuries, and no spot on the roster has developed more than the secondary. The Bills have added significant depth to the cornerback position by signing veteran Xavier Rhodes to the team’s practice squad, a source confirmed to ESPN’s …

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Dana White’s Contender Series 56 results: Five winners UFC bound

LAS VEGAS – MMA Junkie was on scene reporting live from Tuesday’s Dana White’s Contender Series 56 event. Dana White’s Contender Series cards see prospects fighting for the opportunity to sign a UFC deal, with UFC president Dana White on hand to make the decisions. The tenth and final week of the sixth season saw …

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st. Louis Cardinals seal NL Central title with win over Milwaukee Brewers

MILWAUKEE — The St. Louis Cardinals finally separated themselves from the Milwaukee Brewers in early August after chasing them for much of the season. They haven’t looked back since, turning what had been a nip and tuck NL Central race into something of a runaway. MVP contender Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-4 with a pair of …

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st. Louis Cardinals seal NL Central title with win over Milwaukee Brewers

MILWAUKEE — The St. Louis Cardinals finally separated themselves from the Milwaukee Brewers in early August after chasing them for much of the season. They haven’t looked back since, turning what had been a nip and tuck NL Central race into something of a runaway. MVP contender Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-4 with a pair of …

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Miami Marlins’ Richard Bleier only pitcher since 1900 with 3 balks in same at-bat, gets tossed vs. mets

Miami Marlins lefty Richard Bleier had himself an inning to forget Tuesday night against the Mets in New York, making major league history as the only player since 1900 to balk three times in the same at-bat, according to Elias Sports Bureau. Bleier, who opened the eighth inning in relief with the Marlins up 6-3, …

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Bo Nickal earns UFC contract with 52-second submission win over Donovan Beard

LAS VEGAS — Prepare yourselves for some Bo Nickal hype. Nickal, a three-time NCAA Division I national collegiate wrestling champion, starched another opponent on Dana White’s Contender Series on Tuesday night, submitting Donovan Beard with a triangle choke just 52 seconds into their middleweight bout. It was Nickal’s second win on the Contender Series in …

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New York Yankees win, secure American League East crown as Aaron Judge stays at 60 homers

10:01 PM ET Mary RiveraESPN Writer Close Marly Rivera is a writer for ESPNdeportes.com and ESPN.com. TORONTO — What seemed predestined when the New York Yankees were the best team in baseball in the first half of the season, and looked doubtful with their subpar play in the second half, was made official Tuesday night. …

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Suns’ Deandre Ayton says he hasn’t spoken to coach Monty Williams since Game 7 benching

Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton said he hasn’t spoken with head coach Monty Williams since he was benched during a stunning Game 7 loss to the Dallas Mavericks in May. Ayton had a tense summer with the Suns, signing a four-year, $133 million offer sheet with the Indiana Pacers before Phoenix matched using his restricted …

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