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Week 11 recap

Lessons learned: Why 3 surprise teams are ahead of schedule

The Bears and a handful of others have arrived as playoff threats sooner than expected. Here's what is fueling the NFL's most pleasant surprises.

Week 11's best, worst QBs: Inside Wentz's worst game ever

Carson Wentz had a rough afternoon, while Drew Brees and Andrew Luck combined for seven scores. Here are the week's best and worst QB performances.

Rivalry Week

College Football

Ranking the rivalry games by playoff impact

The stakes are always high in season-ending rivalry games, but this year, rivals are standing in the way of three Power 5 teams looking to go undefeated.

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The hater's guide to Rivalry Week

From petty feuds to genuine hate, this is college football's best week. Here are the iconic moments and unforgettable quotes from the game's top rivalries.

Why the stakes have never been higher for Urban Meyer and Jim Harbaugh

For the Wolverines, a win means a likely CFP berth and long-awaited revenge. For the Buckeyes, it will change the story of a chaotic season.

NBA

Tempers flare between Westbrook, Cauley-Stein

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Paxton in pinstripes

For Yankees, price wasn't too steep to land James Paxton's power arm

They had to part with top pitching prospect Justus Sheffield, but he was the only top minor leaguer dealt.

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Buster's Buzz: Paxton trade should signal a Seattle fire sale

Now that the Mariners have shipped their ace East, it's time to go all-out on rebuilding for the future.

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Famous college football prank

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  • The day MIT won the Harvard-Yale game

    In 1982, during the middle of The Game between rivals Harvard and Yale, a third player entered the game when MIT students pulled the greatest prank in college football history.