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2015 College Football Preview

From sleepers and overrated teams to staff predictions for the College Football Playoff, your complete college football preview for the 2015 season.

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  • Column: Wait, Goodell got it wrong again? Roger that!

    The day is coming when NFL owners won’t have enough faith in Roger Goodell’s judgment to let him order lunch. At his current pace, that won’t take long. Counting Thursday’s ruling in the so-called “Deflategate”…

  • AC too high? Italy’s Errani laments cold US Open locker room

    NEW YORK (AP) — Sara Errani figures she knows the real culprit for the dizziness, sore throat and general weakness that nearly cost her a match at the U.S. Open on Thursday: air conditioning. Yes,…

  • Northwest League

    North Division W L Pct. GB yz-Everett (Mariners) 20 14 .588 — x-Tri-City (Padres) 16 18 .471 4 Vancouver (Blue Jays) 15 19 .441 5 Spokane (Rangers) 14 20 .412 6 South Division W L…

  • Mickelson needing big week for chance at 21st straight team

    NORTON, Mass. (AP) — Phil Mickelson only realized a few days ago his proud streak of qualifying for 20 consecutive teams was over. Even if he were to win the Deutsche Bank Championship this week,…

  • Getting on line: No. 10 Florida State’s O-line settling down

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A lot of the attention on Florida State’s offense has been focused on the Seminoles’ quarterbacks, and deservedly so. But what kept coach Jimbo Fisher up most nights has been his…

  • Latest on US Open: Murray rallies from 2 sets down to win

    NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on the U.S. Open (all times local): 6:35 p.m. Andy Murray rallied from down two sets to win his second-round match at the U.S. Open. The third-seeded Murray beat…

  • Virginia-UCLA Preview Capsule

    Virginia (5-7 in 2014) at No. 13 UCLA (10-3 in 2014), 3:30 p.m. (Fox) Line: UCLA by 19 1/2. Series Record: UCLA leads 1-0. WHAT’S AT STAKE UCLA opens its fourth season under coach Jim…

  • Kentucky enters season opener with uncertainty at linebacker

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky enters the season opener against Louisiana-Lafayette needing contributions from its linebackers, and that means all of them. Seniors Josh Forrest, Khalid Henderson, Jabari Johnson and Ryan Flannigan provide experience, but…

  • U.S. Open Results

    Thursday At The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center New York Purse: $42.3 million Surface: Hard-Outdoor Singles Men Second Round Thomaz Bellucci (30), Brazil, def. Yoshihito Nishioka, Japan, 6-0, 6-3, 6-4. Stan Wawrinka (5),…

  • No waiting: Diminutive Coleman Virginia Tech’s top tailback

    BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — J.C. Coleman was almost written off as a tailback option at Virginia Tech last season. Then, when the Hokies needed him, the 5-foot-7, 190-pounder became their best option. This year Virginia…

  • Minnesota senior associate AD on leave during investigation

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A senior associate athletic director at the University of Minnesota, Mike Ellis, has gone on leave while outside lawyers investigate five anonymous complaints lodged against him since the resignation of athletic director…

  • Brady appeal added to long list of NFL losses in court

    A federal judge tossed out Tom Brady’s four-game suspension on Thursday, ruling that Commissioner Roger Goodell failed to follow the procedures laid out in the NFL’s collective bargaining agreement in penalizing the four-time Super Bowl…

  • Shuck’s pinch-hit triple sends White Sox past Twins 6-4

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mired in a six-game losing streak, Jeff Samardzija tried to focus on each pitch, rather than dwell on past mistakes. The soon-to-be free agent helped the Chicago White Sox, and himself, by…

  • It’s not over yet: What’s next in the ‘Deflategate’ mess

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Seven months. At least $3 million spent on lawyers — and probably twice that or more. Reports and responses and arbitration and appeals and even a college class in New England…

  • Twins bullpen falters in loss to Chisox, key road trip looms

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minus closer Glen Perkins and set to start a nine-game road trip, the Minnesota Twins can’t afford any mistakes if they want to remain in the AL wild-card race. A steady bullpen…