IRVING, Texas (AP) — Cincinnati will play Alabama and Michigan will face Georgia on New Year's Eve after being selected to the College Football Playoff as a historic field of four was set Sunday.
Fourth-seeded Cincinnati becomes the first team to break through college football's glass ceiling and reach the CFP from a non-Power Five conference.
The Latest from the College Football Playoff announcement and bowl selection day (all times Eastern):
No. 2 seed Michigan and No. 3 Georgia will meet in a College Football Playoff semifinal on New Year’s Eve at the Orange Bowl in Miami Gardens, Florida.
Alabama will head into the postseason the same way it started the regular season: No. 1 in the nation.
The Crimson Tide reclaimed the top spot in The Associated Press college football poll on Sunday after beating previously top-ranked Georgia.
Oklahoma is targeting Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables to be its new head coach, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Sunday.
Oklahoma was “going hard after” Venables and an agreement could be reached later Sunday, said the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal was not done.
The Latest from Week 13 of the NFL (all times EST):
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson said the NCAA needs to review its rules on whether quarterbacks should be allowed to “fake slide” after escaping the pocket.
MADRID (AP) — Andrey Rublev beat Borna Gojo in straight sets to give Russia a 1-0 lead over Croatia in the Davis Cup final on Sunday, leaving Daniil Medvedev with the chance to secure his country's first title in the team event since 2006.
MADRID (AP) — There will be more host cities and fewer nations playing in the Davis Cup Finals next season in an attempt to increase fan engagement and keep the revamped team event sustainable, organizers said Sunday.
LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) — American Jesse Marsch is no longer coach of Bundesliga team Leipzig.
The club said Sunday that the two had “mutually agreed to end the cooperation. That is the result of an in-depth analysis and intensive discussions” after Friday’s 2-1 loss at Union Berlin.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Four Charlotte Hornets players, including last year’s Rookie of the Year LaMelo Ball, have been placed in the NBA’s health and safety protocols on Saturday, an indicator they have tested positive of the coronavirus.
No. 2 Michigan takes Big Ten in rout, makes playoff pitch
ALTENBERG, Germany (AP) — Kaillie Humphries is 2 for 2 as an American.
Humphries completed a perfect weekend Sunday, teaming with Kaysha Love to win a World Cup women’s bobsled race. It was the 28th World Cup win of Humphries’ career, coming three days after she was sworn in as a U.S.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Dane Jackson pays little heed to questions of what challenges he faces in preparing to replace Tre’Davious White in the Buffalo Bills secondary.
The second-year cornerback need only point to his left arm, where the initials D, D, D, R are tattooed in honor of four late childhood friends.
A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Monday:
After a thrashing by his former club in the Merseyside derby, Everton manager Rafa Benitez is under increasing pressure heading into a home match against Arsenal that wraps up the 15th round of games in the Premier League.
JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Formula One united in tribute Sunday to Frank Williams, the much-loved and inspirational founder of the F1 team bearing his name who died last weekend.
Shortly before Sunday's Saudi Arabian Grand Prix the drivers and team principals were joined by F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali and FIA president Jean Todt.
LILLE, France (AP) — American forward Timothy Weah is set to miss Lille's crucial Champions League group match at Wolfsburg on Wednesday after picking up a thigh injury.
Weah did not play in Lille's 2-1 win against Troyes in the French league on Saturday because of the injury.
LONDON (AP) — Chelsea won the Women's FA Cup on Sunday to clinch a domestic treble for the first time.
Australia striker Sam Kerr scored a second-half double as Chelsea cruised to a 3-0 victory over Arsenal at Wembley Stadium in the final of a competition that was delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic.
SAINT-ETIENNE, France (AP) — Saint-Etienne remained rooted to the foot of the French league standings after a humiliating 5-0 rout by Rennes on Sunday that lifted the Brittany club to second place.
PHILADELPHIA AT NEW YORK JETS
Eagles: QB Jalen Hurts; RB Jordan Howard; DT Marlon Tuipulotu; DB Kary Vincent Jr.; CB Tay Gowan; CB Mac McCain.
Jets: RB La’Mical Perine; TE Trevon Wesco; OL Isaiah Williams; DL Tim Ward; DL Sheldon Rankins; CB Rachad Wildgoose; S Jarrod Wilson.
The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 4, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking:
BERLIN (AP) — Hertha Berlin’s gamble on a new coach showed some promising signs Sunday as the team fought back to earn a 2-2 draw at Stuttgart in the Bundesliga in Tayfun Korkut’s debut in charge.
Stevan Jovetic scored twice for the visitors to claim a point and stay just ahead of 15th-place Stuttgart in the table.
LEEDS, England (AP) — Patrick Bamford marked his first appearance in more than two months with an equalizer in the fifth minute of added time to earn Leeds a 2-2 draw at home to Brentford in the Premier League on Sunday.
LONDON (AP) — Antonio Conte’s unbeaten run in the Premier League at Tottenham goes on.
So does Harry Kane’s goal drought.
Lucas Moura, Davinson Sanchez and Son Heung-min were the scorers in Tottenham’s 3-0 win over Norwich on Sunday.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Ralf Rangnick began his tenure as Manchester United manager with a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace in the Premier League thanks to a rare goal from Fred at Old Trafford on Sunday.
SUN CITY, South Africa (AP) — Daniel van Tonder won the SA Open on Sunday as fellow South African Christiaan Bezuidenhout secured a sixth-place finish to lock up a year-ending position in the world's top 50 and a spot at next year's Masters.
1939 — Iowa’s Nile Kinnick wins the Heisman Trophy. The back passed for 638 yards and 11 touchdowns and rushed for 374 yards.
1961 — Syracuse running back Ernie Davis becomes the first black player to win the Heisman Trophy.
ST JOHN’S, Antigua (AP) — West Indies captain Kieron Pollard withdrew Sunday from the upcoming white-ball tour of Pakistan after failing to recover from the hamstring injury he sustained in the T20 World Cup.
KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — Julia Taubitz of Germany won a pair of women’s World Cup luge races Sunday, while Summer Britcher gave USA Luge its best individual finish in nearly two years by grabbing a silver medal.
BERLIN (AP) — Three skiers have been killed and two injured in an avalanche in central Austria, authorities said Sunday. The victims included a rising young motorbike racer.
They were part of a group of 11 skiers, eight of whom were hit by a roughly 200-meter (655-foot) wide slab of snow as they ascended a slope during a ski tour on Saturday in the Tweng area, in Salzburg province.
MUMBAI, India (AP) — New Zealand slumped to 140-5 at stumps on day three of the second test against India on Sunday with the visitors needing another 400 runs for an improbable victory.
India, meanwhile, is just five wickets away from a series win in the two-match contest.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — The majority of play on day two of the second cricket test between Bangladesh and Pakistan was washed out due to persistent rain on Sunday.
Just 6.2 overs from a possible 98 were possible as Pakistan resumed the day on 161-2 and reached 188-2 before the umpires called it a day.
BATHURST, Australia (AP) — Walkinshaw Andretti United team driver Chaz Mostert fought back from a wheel puncture and encounters with native wild animals to win an incident-strewn Bathurst 1000 touring car race on Sunday.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Trey Paster scored on a 55-yard fumble return in the second quarter, California’s defense made a clutch stop near the goal line, and the Golden Bears held off Southern California 24-14 in the season finale for both teams.
Anaheim Ducks (13-8-4, third in the Pacific) vs. Washington Capitals (15-4-6, first in the Metropolitan)
Washington; Monday, 7 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Capitals -193, Ducks +160; over/under is 6
San Jose Sharks (13-10-1, fourth in the Pacific) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (12-10-0, fifth in the Metropolitan)
Columbus, Ohio; Sunday, 6 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Blue Jackets -119, Sharks -101; over/under is 5.5
Tampa Bay Lightning (14-5-4, third in the Atlantic) vs. Philadelphia Flyers (8-9-4, seventh in the Metropolitan)
Philadelphia; Sunday, 6 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Flyers +112, Lightning -133; over/under is 5.5
Arizona Coyotes (5-17-2, eighth in the Central) vs. Dallas Stars (12-7-2, fifth in the Central)
Dallas; Monday, 8:30 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Stars -316, Coyotes +247; over/under is 5.5
Pittsburgh Penguins (11-8-5, fourth in the Metropolitan) vs. Seattle Kraken (9-13-2, seventh in the Pacific)
Seattle; Monday, 10 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Kraken -102, Penguins -118; over/under is 6
Chicago Blackhawks (8-13-2, seventh in the Central) vs. New York Islanders (5-10-4, eighth in the Metropolitan)
Elmont; Sunday, 7:30 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Islanders -158, Blackhawks +132; over/under is 5.5
Orlando Magic (5-19, 14th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Golden State Warriors (19-4, first in the Western Conference)
San Francisco; Monday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Stephen Curry leads Golden State into a matchup against Orlando.
Los Angeles Clippers (12-12, fifth in the Western Conference) vs. Portland Trail Blazers (11-13, 10th in the Western Conference)
Portland, Oregon; Monday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Paul George and the Los Angeles Clippers play the Portland Trail Blazers.
Denver Nuggets (11-11, seventh in the Western Conference) vs. Chicago Bulls (16-8, second in the Eastern Conference)
Chicago; Monday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: A pair of the league's best scorers, DeMar DeRozan and Nikola Jokic, meet when Chicago and Denver square off.
Memphis Grizzlies (13-10, fourth in the Western Conference) vs. Miami Heat (14-10, fifth in the Eastern Conference)
Miami; Monday, 7:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Memphis visits Miami aiming to extend its three-game road winning streak.
San Antonio Spurs (8-13, 12th in the Western Conference) vs. Phoenix Suns (19-4, second in the Western Conference)
Phoenix; Monday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Phoenix hosts San Antonio aiming to continue its 10-game home winning streak.
Oklahoma City Thunder (6-16, 15th in the Western Conference) vs. Detroit Pistons (4-18, 15th in the Eastern Conference)
Detroit; Monday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Oklahoma City comes into the matchup with Detroit after losing eight straight games.
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — New Australia captain Pat Cummins has confirmed batsman Travis Head and fast bowler Mitchell Starc will play in the first Ashes cricket test.
Cummins said that Head is set to be picked ahead of Usman Khawaja in this week’s first Ashes Test at the Gabba, while the early call on left-arm quick Mitchell Starc, as a new ball bowler, means the hosts have now settled on a line-up well ahead of Wednesday’s toss.
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — They practiced in secret and struggled to get to an international tournament in Europe. Now, members of the Afghan national boxing team are seeking refuge in the West, hoping to continue both their careers and their lives without danger or fear.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Jake Guentzel scored three goals in the second period and added an assist as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-1 on Saturday night.
Guentzel scored two power-play goals after the Canucks had three players sent to the penalty box in quick succession.