Nick Saban On Lane Kiffin's Championship Game Involvement: 'Not Interested'

Alabama has decided it can live without Kiffin. "After going through these last couple of weeks, trying to serve the best interests of two universities as an offensive coordinator and head coach, it became apparent that both programs would be better served by me giving all my time and efforts to being the head coach at FAU", he said in a statement.

Your guide to tonight's Premier League action

FC's Steve Nicol says Liverpool and Chelsea look like teams that want the title, but don't discount the other challengers. Following two defeats in its past three games, to Everton and Manchester City, Arsenal has a chance to climb within six points of Premier League leader Chelsea with victory over Bournemouth.

No. 7 Oklahoma vs. No 14 Auburn

Auburn's defense is just so good that if Perine can find a way to keep drives going and break some runs, it makes the Mayfield-Westbrook dynamic so tougher to deal with. "There are a lot of things in that offense that we have to get used to, misdirection and things like that", Oklahoma safety Ahmad Thomas said. Still, establishing the running game with Kam Pettway and Kerryon Johnson will remain important to give White time in the pocket.

Steelers will host Miami Dolphins in playoff opener next weekend

When the Pittsburgh Steelers left Heinz Field following their 27-24 overtime victory over the Cleveland Browns, the focus turned to the playoffs. Never mind the fact the Dolphins laid the wood to the Steelers in a 30-15 rout in Miami earlier this season.

Dude runs on stage and steals World Darts Trophy during competition

Scotsman Anderson, who successfully defended his title against Adrian Lewis past year, lost the first set but came back with a strong opener of 97 in the second set to ultimately draw level. The Scot was setting a high standard of his own, but could do nothing to stop Van Gerwen taking control as the favourite won six legs in a row and was 5-2 up in a flash.

Staff predictions: Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers

Linebacker Jamie Collins missed a tackle on the score. Griffin was checked Thursday by an independent neurologist and will practice as the Browns (1-14) prepare for their season finale against the Steelers. Jarvis Jones started for James Harrison at right outside linebacker, one of a handful of veteran Steelers sitting out this one. Pittsburgh recovers a Cleveland fumble and QB Landry Jones takes the Steelers to the end zone thanks to a huge effort by running back DeAngelo Williams on the ...

Harden's Triple-Double Leads Win Over Shorthanded Clippers

Orr. Raymond Felton had a season-high 26 points to lead the Clippers. Keyed by a pair of three-pointers by Marreese Speights , the Clippers fought back with an 18-4 run that cut the deficit to 64-53. Austin Rivers started Friday with Chris Paul out with a sore left hamstring. One win in late-December was not worth the risk of losing Paul for an extended stretch of games given the team results of the three previous games without him.

Peach Bowl 2016: Washington vs

The Latest on the College Football Playoff Peach Bowl semifinal game between No. 1 Alabama and No. 4 Washington. The Washington Huskies celebrate after beating the Colorado Buffaloes in the Pac-12 Championship game. "He's still a work in progress", Washington coach Chris Petersen said. Tigers quarterback Deshaun Watson needs to be the best player on the field.

Ronda Rousey v Amanda Nunes at UFC 207

RONDA ROUSEY looked to be in incredible shape as she weighed in ahead of her return at UFC 207 today. "The UFC wants to make it easier for her , so she doesn't feel like she's not the champion anymore", Nunes said . The pic on the right was taken five days before tonight's matchup against Nunes. Possibly for the last time in her career. Were this the Rousey of 2015, I'd pick her to win by first-round submission.

Pep Guardiola: Manchester City still can not compare with Liverpool or Manchester United

At the end of Manchester City's long courtship, on he ploughed. "Unfortunately Man City are in good shape, so it'll be very hard". Liverpool added another goal in the 70th minute as Stoke's Ryan Shawcross's clumsy back pass was intercepted by Daniel Sturridge.

South Florida impresses new coach Charlie Strong with thrilling bowl win

Edwards, a true freshman, was the No. 3-ranked prospect out of the state of SC as a recruit in the 2016 class. That challenger is SC, which returned to bowl eligibility in Will Muschamp's first season. If people who follow college football didn't know who Quinten Flowers was before today, they're likely to remember his name after his performance in the 2016 Birmingham Bowl .

Derek Carr could potentially return if Raiders reach Super Bowl

The Raiders then lost the next five games with McGloin before Terrelle Pryor started the season finale. How he handles that pressure could be the difference between the Raiders making a deep playoff run or making an early exit. Paxton is also going to play. The Broncos will be finishing the season without linebacker DeMarcus Ware, who is slated to undergo season-ending back surgery.

Early look: Giants (10-5) at Redskins (8-6-1)

If they beat the Giants in the week's final season, they'll be in over the loser of the Lions-Packers game as the sixth week, setting up three NFC East teams in the postseason. The NFL season has less than a week left. Detroit is 9-5 and plays the Cowboys on " Monday Night Football " this week. Aaron Rodgers told Packers backers not to worry when his team was 4-6 and had lost four in a row, and Rodgers has backed that up by throwing 11 TDs and no interceptions during this streak.

Del Potro to miss Australian Open over injury concerns

Del Potro lit up the world of tennis in 2016 with a remarkable comeback which saw him take Olympic silver in the men's singles in Rio, before leading Argentina to its first Davis Cup title last month, beating Marin Cilic in a thrilling five-setter in the final in Zagreb.

Boston Celtics Give The Gift Of A Win On Christmas Day

NY shot 50 percent from the field on 18 of 36 shooting, while Boston went 22 of 49 for 44.9 percent in two quarters. Early in the third quarter of the Boston Celtics' 119-114 win, Horford shed former college teammate Joakim Noah, took off from behind the dotted line, and rose over Porzingis for the vicious stocking stuffer.

Hazard & Pedro Lead Chelsea Past Bournemouth

Chelsea are top of the Premier League, and they've won 12 matches in a row. 'The only thing that is important is the table but with these 12 wins we took 36 points and the table is fantastic. In other matches Watford played out a 1-1 with Crystal Palace, Arsenal ran away with a lone goal victory against West Bromwich Albion, the same score line Burnley produced against Middlesbrough.

Tyler Lockett's season ends with gory injury that had Doug Baldwin praying

But winning out in the final two weeks is critical to their retaining the No. 2 seed in the NFC and getting the first week playoff bye and second-week home game. Thanks in part to a last second field goal, the formerly second place Seahawks lost and fell down in the NFC standings. On fourth down, Arizona's defensive tackle Rodney Gunter raced in free over the center and guard and slammed the quarterback to the turf for the Cardinals' fifth sack of the opening half.

Luis Suarez would be ideal January signing for Liverpool says John Aldridge

From the beginning of January, Sadio will not be involved but we still have options. "We can change system, we can do a lot of things". He plays a little more offensive now than what he would for us. "If somebody wants to be part of this team they're very welcome". "How I said, you can't have everything". The Uruguay worldwide left Anfield for Barcelona in 2014, and has become a key player for Luis Enrique as part of the famed "MSN" frontline.

Cam Newton, Panthers need 'sabbatical' with playoff hopes done

Freeman also has 346 receiving yards and two touchdowns through the air. Ryan scrambled and threw 1 yard to tight end D.J. Tialavea, who was signed to the active roster for his first National Football League game, as the Falcons claimed a 20-3 advantage.

Oscar ends Chelsea career that never truly lived up to the hype

There's only enough for a short video, which was, perhaps, the reason behind his departure. Chelsea fans were naturally disappointed at the club's failure to secure European football at the end of the 2015-16 campaign, but the absence of European duties this season has left the squad fresher in the challenge for domestic honours.

Former USA Gymnastics doctor faces new sexual assault lawsuit

Some of the videos found by the Federal Bureau of Investigation also show Nassar sexually assaulting girls under 12. She had just graduated from Jurupa Valley High School, where she was captain of the softball team senior year and earned all-league, all-state and all-CIF honors, her lawyers said.

Cavs guard Smith faces surgery for fractured riight thumb

The Cavs said images taken at the arena during the game were inconclusive. In the short term, the Cavs could be severely short-handed for Wednesday's rematch with the Bucks. The injury occurred when Smith made a swiping attempt at a steal against Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo on a drive toward the basket. Smith, who suffered the injury in Tuesday's win over Milwaukee, is averaging 8.6 points while shooting 36 percent from distance this season.

Dak Prescott is Getting Dallas Ready For the Playoffs

The 34-year-old Witten, in his 14th season, is one of two National Football League tight ends with at least 1,000 catches and 10,000 yards receiving. Sure, they had nice stats. After all he provided for their team, they could not blame him for wanting to retire as a defending Super Bowl champion. He threw for 247 yards with touchdowns to Adam Humphries and Cameron Brate but had four turnovers, including an interception that led to Dallas' go-ahead field goal in a 20-all game.

Rose rescues Tottenham in 2-1 win over Burnley in EPL

He didn't necessarily outline what his plans would be, though he mentioned that finishing third in the Premier League was just the beginning of something special. It was a tough summer because the way that we finished the season was bad. Danny Rose capped Tottenham's comeback as they edged out Burnley 2-1 to keep alive their Champions League aspirations on Sunday.

From Brisbane to Chennai - All major statistics from Test cricket today

Nair's patient knock included 11 boundaries besides the six off Dawson. After an anxious few minutes in the 290s, Nair brought up his triple century off a attractive square cut, thanks to a misfield. Rahul, meanwhile, went past his previous best of 158 against West Indies in Jamaica in August this year. Karun's monumental runs , and the alliances he stitched, helped India declare its first innings at 759 for seven.

Brazilian footballer survived plane crash after being persuaded to change seats

He was one of just six who did not die in the doomed flight which killed 71 people. "I have no words to explain what I'm feeling", Ruschel said. Goalkeeper Jackson Follmann and defender Neto were the only other players to survive and have since been transferred to hospitals in Brazil, while Ruschel has been discharged.

UFC Fight Night results: Michelle Waterson submits Paige VanZant in first round

Fighting in front of hometown fans in Sacramento, Calif., the rising 22-year-old was caught in the rear-naked choke by Waterson, but she refused to tap. On her plans moving forward: "I was meant for the spotlight, and I'm going to continue to be in the spotlight". Paige VanZant has been one of the rising stars inside the women's side of UFC, especially since the shocking defeat of Ronda Rousey way back at UFC 193.

Steelers rally for 24-20 win over Bengals

The Steelers got six field goals from Chris Boswell and one touchdown pass from Ben Roethlisberger to Eli Rogers in the fourth quarter, then the Steelers successfully ran out the last 7:29. It was the 95th meeting between the two teams. That led to another Boswell field goal. A 72-yard kickoff return by Alex Erickson set up Bullock's second field goal.

Versatile Dier happy to play anywhere, insists Pochettino

And on the rumours that have seen Dier linked with a move away from White Hart Lane, he added: "I've never heard from him that he wasn't happy". "When Eric was playing like a midfielder, centre-back, full-back, he has never come to say to me: "I'm not happy to play in that position".

Antonio Conte shocked by speed of success at Chelsea

With the victory on Wednesday, they scripted their 10 successive win in the league and are on the threshold of creating a new record for the longest winning streak in the Premier League history. "I think he inherited a good side". "It's a system he knows very well; he's coached that system so he's got it pretty nailed down, But they've still got world-class players", Pardew said.