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    There are the Warriors and there are the Suns. Then there’s a big gap between them and the NBA’s 28 other teams. So thank goodness the NBA’s two best squads are finally going to play each other this week. For the Warriors (18-2), who have aced every test they’ve faced through a quarter of the season, back-to-back matchups with the Suns (17-3) on Tuesday and Friday in Arizona and San Francisco respectively represent the toughest tests yet. There’s no question that the Warriors are an exceptional team, but are they the best? At this point in the season, only Phoenix — winners of 16 straight games — could make a more than fair claim on that favorite status. And while the season is still in its early days, this checkpoint for both teams will establish a pecking order heading into the true-but-unofficial start of the NBA season — Christmas, when these two teams will play again. These two teams are — for the first time in a long time and probably for the first...
    The Philadelphia Eagles beat the Giants eight straight times between 2016 and 2020, then tanked their 2020 regular-season finale and kept the Giants out of the playoffs. The one-sided rivalry needed no more gasoline on the fire, but Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie and GM Howie Roseman wanted more. So they took more from the Giants in April’s NFL Draft. With the Dallas Cowboys on the clock at No. 10, the Giants sitting at No. 11, and the Eagles at No. 12, Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith was just within the Giants’ grasp. But the Eagles colluded with the Cowboys on a rare inter-NFC East draft day deal to leapfrog the Giants and steal the smooth Smith. “The rivalry — we’ve talked about the rivalry,” Eagles coach Nick Sirianni said this week. “We were doing whatever we needed to do to get to the player that we really coveted in that draft. That was DeVonta Smith. I’m sure glad we have him.” The Giants pivoted, trading back to No. 20 with the Chicago Bears to acquire...
    "I love you." … Alabama football coach Ray Perkins to kicker Van Tiffin moments after his 52-yard field goal as time expired to upset No. 7 Auburn, 25-23, on Nov. 30, 1985, in front of 75,808 at Legion Field in Birmingham. And I was in love at first sight at age 24. That was my first Iron Bowl in person. I was the Alabama beat writer for the Montgomery Advertiser, which had about half a dozen people covering the game. Tailback Bo Jackson gained 142 yards on 31 carries and scored two touchdowns against an Alabama defense with linebackers Cornelius Bennett and Derrick Thomas and despite – it was revealed later – two cracked ribs. He won the Heisman Trophy a week later. It was Perkins’ second straight win over Auburn and put his unranked team at 8-2-1, while Auburn fell to 8-2. Perkins had lost his first one as coach in 1983 after replacing Paul "Bear" Bryant, which somewhat explains the love part. Perkins then fell to 4-6 in 1984 for the Tide’s first losing season since 1957 –...
    Twelve need-to-knows for Week 13 of the Pac-12 season … 1. Does Brigham Young own, or rent? The ultimate bragging rights are on the line Saturday night in the L.A. Coliseum, where USC carries the Pac-12 banner against BYU. Will the Trojans be more successful than their peers? The Cougars are 4-0 against the Pac-12 this season, with victories over Utah, Arizona State, Arizona and Washington State. A five-game sweep would place a fitting bow on the Pac-12’s mediocre season and ensure years of sarcasm from a fan base eternally frustrated that a membership invitation never arrived. (At least the Big 12 finally called!) But that’s not all: Because Washington State is alive in the North race, it’s possible the 2021 season will conclude with BYU having beaten both division winners. In that situation, the Pac-12 should seriously consider hiring a crisis communications firm. The mockery coming from Provo will be relentless, and unmerciful … and justified. 2. Speaking of divisions, the North scenarios are as follows: — Oregon wins the division with: a victory over Oregon State. — Oregon State...
    Winning rivalry games comes with bragging rights and other rewards, but Alabama coach Nick Saban knows what losing them brings. "If you don’t have success in this game, I don’t care what else you accomplish in the season, there’s always a ‘but,’" Saban said. "And what comes after ‘but’ usually isn’t good." CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Southeastern Conference teams have plenty at stake entering rivalry week, including No. 3 Alabama. Avoiding that eternal "but" addendum on a season is just one of them. Yes, it's time for the the Iron Bowl, the Egg Bowl and the assorted other rivalry games involving SEC teams. But for all the hype, No. 8 Mississippi coach Lane Kiffin has a splash of reality for fans and media placing larger than life importance on rivalry games. His Rebels can’t suddenly "practice more or try harder" just because it’s Mississippi State week. There's not even a full week of preparation ahead of Thursday night's Egg Bowl in Starkville. "I know you want to hear that we’re going to do some magic this...
    Winning rivalry games comes with bragging rights and other rewards, but Alabama coach Nick Saban knows what losing them brings. “If you don’t have success in this game, I don’t care what else you accomplish in the season, there’s always a ‘but,’” Saban said. “And what comes after ‘but’ usually isn’t good.” Southeastern Conference teams have plenty at stake entering rivalry week, including No. 3 Alabama. Avoiding that eternal “but” addendum on a season is just one of them. Yes, it’s time for the the Iron Bowl, the Egg Bowl and the assorted other rivalry games involving SEC teams. But for all the hype, No. 8 Mississippi coach Lane Kiffin has a splash of reality for fans and media placing larger than life importance on rivalry games. His Rebels can’t suddenly “practice more or try harder” just because it’s Mississippi State week. There’s not even a full week of preparation ahead of Thursday night’s Egg Bowl in Starkville. “I know you want to hear that we’re going to do some magic this week because we’re playing Mississippi State but we’ve...
    The Alabama Crimson Tide and the Auburn Tigers face off annually in one of college football’s greatest and most heated rivalries, the Iron Bowl.  Few rivalries throughout sports have anywhere near as much meaning as the Iron Bowl, the annual meeting between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Auburn Tigers. Historically, with Alabama and Auburn being among two of the best college football programs around, it shouldn’t be shocking that the Iron Bowl has produced some fascinating results and some intriguing contests. And of course, within the state lines of Alabama, this annual meeting holds a considerable amount of cultural importance as well. What does the history behind the Iron Bowl look like?Alabama vs. Auburn rivalry: First meetingThe first time Alabama and Auburn faced each other was on Feb. 22, 1983. Auburn took home the first victory in the rivalry, winning 32-22 in Birmingham, Alabama. Later that year, on Nov. 29, 1983, Auburn won again, beating Alabama 40-16.Alabama vs. Auburn rivalry: Meeting totalsAlabama and Auburn have faced each other a total of 85 times throughout the years, dating back to...
    The fourth CFP rankings are out and, as we break down the new Top 25, we dissect what the College Football Playoff committee got right and wrong. Before rivalry week even had the opportunity to further shake up the CFP rankings and the Top 25, the penultimate week of the regular season gave the College Football Playoff committee quite a bit to ponder — though some things deserved more thought than others. With blowout losses, both the Oregon Ducks and Michigan State Spartans were bound to free-fall in the latest Top 25 CFP rankings. However, the bigger questions were about whether or not Ohio State, who handled Sparty so dominantly, would jump Alabama, a team that had its back against the wall against Arkansas. Beyond that, would Cincinnati finally jump into the top four or would the anti-Group of 5 bias continue with Michigan possibly jumping ahead of them. There were few certainties left for the rankings but the committee gave us our answers. Naturally, we’re going to pick them apart with an assessment of what they got right and...
    Being an Army football fan is a little like living in time capsule. Home games kickoff at noon at Michie Stadium. The Black Knights will be running an offense that was groundbreaking in 1970. They have no conference affiliation, and no matter what happens throughout the season, success or failure will be defined by the result of the rivalry game against Navy. “It’s just exactly like it was in 1972,” said Mark Beech, who is a West Point graduate, the son of a West Point graduate and author of “When Saturday Mattered Most: The Last Golden Season of Army Football.” The evolution of college football has gone into overdrive the past three decades, both on the field and off. What was once a regional sport has gone national. The powerhouse programs have nearly all consolidated in various conferences, often with little regard for geography or tradition. The great debate was once, “Who’s No. 1?” Now it’s, “Eight-team playoff or 12?” “The regular season to me was what college football was all about,” Beech said. “And the rivalries were the...
    The Game is the rivalry game between Ohio State and Michigan. The two meet the Saturday after Thanksgiving, but who holds the lead in the rivalry? As the Ohio State Buckeyes and Michigan Wolverines prepare for their annual rivalry matchup, let’s take a stroll through some of the history of The Game. The Buckeyes have managed to dominate the series in recent history. Ohio State is currently on an eight-game winning streak over Michigan as the Wolverines’ last win in the rivalry came back in 2011. Prior to that 40-34 Wolverines win, Ohio State had a seven-game winning streak over Michigan, as the Buckeyes won every meeting from 2004 through 2010. The Wolverines were able to get wins in 2000 and 2003, but the Buckeyes won the years sandwiched in there, 2001 and 2002. This rivalry really hasn’t been much fun for Michigan fans through most of this millennium. All-in-all, Ohio State holds an advantage of 17-3 in this rivalry series dating all the way back to 2000. But the Buckeyes don’t lead the overall series. Ohio State vs. Michigan all-time record:...
    Getty Paul Pierce at the TD Garden It’s no secret that Paul Pierce and LeBron James have no love lost between them on the basketball court, as the pair faced off for numerous battles when the Boston Celtics faced the Cleveland Cavaliers in both the regular season and in the playoffs. However, regardless of the pair having numerous heated battles, Pierce believes their off-court rivalry has been blown out of proportion. Speaking to Michelle Beadle on the What Did I Miss? podcast, Pierce explained how his negative comments are the only comments people remember. “People just hear the some of the negative things I have said about LeBron, but they don’t hear the positive things I say about LeBron because, you know, negativity sticks. Negativity always going to stick. I already said he’s second behind Jordan, but people don’t hear that.” Despite Pierce’s previous comments on the self-proclaimed king, the Celtics legend maintains that he’s always respected James off the court, “They look at the battles we had, so what? Am I supposed to like a guy—no, I...
    Next1 of 25Prev postUse your ← → (arrows) to browse PITTSBURGH, PA – SEPTEMBER 26: Jackson Carman #79 of the Cincinnati Bengals in action against the Pittsburgh Steelers on September 26, 2021, at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) Classic rivalries like Packers-Bears and Giants-Cowboys help make the NFL great. Here’s how the 25 best NFL rivalries of all-time rank. One of the things that makes the NFL great is its tremendous rivalries. Fans can always look forward to excellent theater when two bitter rivals meet on the gridiron, such as the annual bloodbath between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens or any NFC East showdown’s epic stakes. How do the NFL’s rivalries compare to each other? Let’s break down the 25 most impactful rivalries in the history of the league, beginning with a good old-fashioned AFC North showdown.25. Top NFL rivalries – Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cincinnati Bengals All-Time Record: Steelers lead 67-37 First Meeting: Nov. 2, 1970 (Steelers 21, Bengals 10) Last Meeting: Sept. 26, 2021 (Bengals 24, Steelers 10) Postseason History: Steelers...
    Auburn has had the most success against Nick Saban since he took over as the Alabama football coach, winning five out of 14 games. There is no greater college football rivalry than the Iron Bowl between Alabama and Auburn and Nick Saban can attest to that as he heads into his 15th game in the series. Auburn has played Saban’s teams tougher than any other SEC team with wins in five of the 14 games to this point. Saban lost the first Iron Bowl but has won nine of the last 13, including a 42-13 win last year.Nick Saban has a 9-5 record vs. Auburn as the Alabama football coachThere have been several years in a row where the winner of the Iron Bowl went on to play for the national championship. In recent years, Auburn hasn’t held up their end of the bargain, but Alabama did win it all last year. The Iron Bowl has been a back-and-forth rivalry with neither team winning two in a row since Alabama won three in a row from 2014-2016. Gus Malzahn...
    College football schedule Week 13 is full of great rivalry games, including The Game between Ohio State and Michigan. College football games this week. Starting Thursday night we have a bountiful feast of rivalries that pair nicely with leftover mac-and-cheese. Check out this slate of games featuring AP Top 25 teams.College football games this week featuring AP Top 25 teamsThursday, November 25 No. 8 Ole Miss at Mississippi State — 7:30 p.m. ET — ESPN Friday, November 26 Boise State at No. 22 San Diego State — 12 p.m. ET — CBS No. 17 Iowa at Nebraska — 1:30 p.m. ET — BTN No. 4 Cincinnati at East Carolina — 3:30 p.m. ET — ABC Missouri at No. 25 Arkansas — 3:30 p.m. ET — CBS Colorado at No. 16 Utah — 4 p.m. ET — FOX UNC at No. 24 NC State — 7 p.m. ET — ESPN Saturday, November 27 No. 1 Georgia at Georgia Tech — 12 p.m. ET — ABC No. 2 Ohio State at No. 6 Michigan — 12 p.m. ET —...
    Pete Buttigieg on Sunday again tried to shut down rumors of a feud between himself and Kamala Harris, saying his relationship with the vice president isn't affected by reports. 'She and I are part of a team that is disciplined and doesn't focus on what's obsessing the commentators,' the Transportation secretary told NBC's Meet the Press host Chuck Todd. 'We're too busy with a job to do.' 'There's no room to get caught up in the parlor games and I'm proud to be part of the Biden-Harris team,' Buttigieg added. Rumors and gossip have swirled of tensions rising with President Joe Biden and the vice president amid reports this month of growing frustration between their teams. The reports have also suggested a sort of rivalry developing between Harris and Buttigieg as some claim her team feels the president defends the Transportation secretary more than he does the vice president. Since the reports emerged, Harris and Biden have exhibited their partnership. On Monday's signing of the bipartisan infrastructure bill they put on a show of force when walking out onto the...
    Winter the Dolphin of Dolphin Tale Fame Dead at 16 After Intestinal Infection Richemont shares jump on sales beat and Farfetch investment discussions Don't take World Cup qualifiers between the U.S. and Mexico, like Friday's in Cincinnati, for granted. As international soccer evolves, these unique occasions face extinction. Even when there was next to no traction, there was tradition. Back when American soccer was many miles from the mainstream and when the World Cup may as well have been staged on Mars, the U.S. men and Mexico were playing for passage to the tournament. Technically, the first qualifier between the neighbors (and first meeting, period) was in far-off Rome, just three days before the start of the 1934 World Cup proper. The U.S. traveled by boat. The Americans then triumphed thanks to four goals from future Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Rams coach Aldo ‘Buff’ Donelli, earning the right to get blasted, 7–1, by the host Italians shortly thereafter. Around 10,000 fans attended that inaugural U.S.-Mexico match at the old Stadio Nazionale, according to reports. Among them was...
    See Jerry and Jessica Seinfelds daughter on her 21st birthday, plus more celebs kids all grown up Inflation is boosting prices and stocks — here’s why that isn’t a surprise When the U.S. men's national soccer team defeated Mexico twice this summer -- with a trophy at stake each time, no less – it seemed to signal a change was coming in what has often felt like a lopsided rivalry. Has ‘Ted Lasso’ helped soccer’s popularity in the US? Jason Sudeikis weighs in USA TODAY SPORTS See more videos SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL What to watch next Liverpool are missing Gini Wijnaldum Football365 2021 CSU football schedule and results Fort Collins Coloradoan Manchester United table Kieran Trippier contract offer Teamtalk Arsenal extend unbeaten streak Football365 Vettel worried about brutal schedule PlanetF1 Chelsea will have to pay £68m to land Porto winger Luis Diaz Teamtalk Man Utd and Rodgers should resist temptation Football365 Newcastle need to target experienced midfielder like Ramsey Teamtalk ...
    Publicist Launches Production Company Focused on Genre Fare and LGBTQ+ Content Manchin Opposes Bonus EV Tax Credit for Union-Made Cars CINCINNATI — The folklore deepens twice every four years, every time days like Friday near. The U.S. men's national team and Mexico will meet here, at 9:10 p.m. ET, in Middle America. Before they do, stories will fly. Stories of invective and beverages hurled onto fields. Of scuffles and sh-thousery and legitimate violence in the middle of them. Of frostbite and sickening altitude, of controversy, of mind games and memorable games. Of legends. Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad Every time this rivalry reignites, the past resurfaces to fuel it. Players might not know it, but they feel it. They expect something akin to soccer war. Because there is a prevailing sense, as one journalist put it here on Tuesday, que hay algo más en juego. That there is something more at stake than merely three points, something more than even a big step toward World Cup qualification. But the lore, the passion and the...
    Alabama football and LSU football have played games against each other for over 100 years, making for a heated rivalry and Nick Saban added fuel to the fire. The Alabama-LSU rivalry has been going on for so long that it seems short-sighted to call it the “Saban Bowl.” But that’s really what it has been since Nick Saban brought the Tigers a national championship in 2003, left for the NFL and returned to college football to create a dynasty with a bitter rival. These days, it’s all about Saban’s Crimson Tide and the team he scorned. Still, the rivalry has a rich history going back a long, long way. Alabama-LSU football rivalry: First meetingThe two sides met for the first time in Baton Rouge on Nov. 18, 1895. The Tigers came away victorious, 12-6. When they met again in 1902, LSU won again. The Crimson Tide grabbed their first victory in the series in 1903 in Tuscaloosa.Alabama-LSU football rivalry: Latest meetingSaban and Alabama had revenge on their mind when they faced the Tigers in 2020. The Crimson Tide stomped...
    Many experts believe the 88-year rivalry between the Trojans from Gordon Lee and the Bulldogs from Trion to be the oldest football rivalry in Georgia. The rivalry began 1933, and since then the two teams have faced off on the gridiron almost ninety times with records showing Trion leads the matchup 63-22-1. (the game was not played during WWII) But last year the Trojans put a beat down on the Bulldogs resulting in a 50-13 loss. A loss while 12 months old is still fresh in the minds of Bulldog nation. This is not last season teams.  The last time the Bulldogs were 8-1 was 2003, the Dome Team. The Bulldogs are ranked 14th in State and are putting up record breaking numbers averaging 41.2 points per game (a Trion record). The offensive production has Trion in the top five in points scored in the State. The Bulldog offense has scored 371 points, and the defense has only allowed 102 points or 11.3 points per game. 41 > 11...
    When it comes to the bitter rivalry between Clemson and Florida State, Clemson has primarily had the edge. But FSU has taken home the win in the past. Rivalries are tough when one team maintains the edge over the other, and that’s exactly what’s happened throughout the decades-long rivalry between Florida State and Clemson. From 1970-2004, Florida State was the dominant team, winning 15 out of 18 matches between the teams. But in 2005, the rivalry took a turn in Clemson’s favor, and they won the annual rivalry game from 2005-2007. In the past 17 years, Florida State has won five out of 15 games against their ACC rivals, but all the wins came from a period between 2008-2014. From 2015 onward, Dabo Swinney’s team has defeated FSU five straight times. It’s the longest streak the Tigers have enjoyed in the rivalry, besting the three consecutive wins the Tigers had from 2005-2007. On Oct. 30, Clemson may continue the trend with six consecutive wins, or Florida State could win for the first time since 2014.Florida Stat football hasn’t beat Clemson...
    Florida football legend Danny Wuerffel reflects on the great rivalry the Gators have with the Georgia football team, sharing a great Steve Spurrier or two in the process. With Florida football fans getting ready for the massive game with the Georgia football team on Saturday, Gators legendary quarterback Danny Wuerffel reflects on the importance of this SEC East rivalry and what it meant to play for a college football icon like Steve Spurrier. “There’s several reasons that culminate to this being a very unique and special game,” said Wuerffel to FanSided on behalf of The Desire Cup and Desire Street Ministries. “There are very few games where you play where the stands are split 50-50. Neutral-site games are unique and cool as well. I think the fact this game so often has the winner winning the SEC East now, it’s such a critical game for anybody’s aspirations for SEC Championships and beyond.” “And I think there has been so much history. I remember when I was there. I didn’t know much about Florida-Georgia history, but I knew every time we played Georgia,...
    The Notre Dame-USC football rivalry is the greatest intersectional rivalry in college football. How did the Fighting Irish and Trojans end up being rivals? Teams become rivals for many reasons. Most are regional with local bragging rights up for grabs. But some rivalries transcend those boundaries and take on a life of their own. The best and most historic of them all belongs to Notre Dame and USC. Universities in South Bend, Indiana and the heart of Los Angeles, California have no business being such heated rivals. Football just happens to connect them.Why are USC and Notre Dame rivals?The apocryphal version of how the rivalry started involves the wives of Notre Dame head coach Knute Rockne and USC’s athletic director, Gywnn Wilson. When the idea of a home-and-home series between the Irish and Trojans was proposed, Mrs. Wilson convinced Mrs. Rockne that a trip out west to enjoy Los Angeles weather every other year would be a nice way to escape winter weather. Mrs. Rockne, in turn, convinced her husband to schedule the series. Of course, the more realistic explanation...
    The annual SEC football rivalry between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Tennessee Volunteers is known as the Third Saturday in October. One of the most well-known rivalries in the SEC football landscape is the one between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Tennessee Volunteers: The Third Saturday in October. Historically, this is considered to be the biggest rivalry Tennessee plays ever year. Outside of the Iron Bowl with in-state rival Auburn, this one is right up there with Alabama. However, Tennessee’s decade-plus slide of late has led this rivalry to be replaced by the one with LSU as Alabama’s second-most important game on the schedule each season after the Iron Bowl. Here are some very important things to know about this historic football rivalry existing between the Crimson Tide and the Volunteers down south.Third Saturday in October: Series historyThrough the 2020 college season, this game has been played 103 times. It has been an annually occurring rivalry pretty much since 1928 when Tennessee head coach Robert Neyland began scheduling it on its “traditional” date and the rivalry’s namesake. The name this rivalry...
    Did anyone notice what a great day it was yesterday? It was Friday, which always helps, and the sun was shining, which it often is in beautiful Southern California. Outside it was a balmy 88 degrees with very little humidity, a cool breeze fluttering through the fan palms on my street. Oh, and the night before, the Los Angeles Dodgers eliminated the San Francisco Giants at home at Oracle Park in one of the best baseball games I’ve ever seen. Did I mention what an incredible sunset we had? The sun sets behind the stands at Oracle Park during the third inning of Game 5 of the 2021 National League Division Series.(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times) Pardon the victory lap. As a Dodgers fan, I’ve always struggled to be a good sport when it comes to San Francisco. I typically reserve my goodwill for other MLB teams — teams that deserve it (the cheating Astros are also excluded). In sports, rivalries are measured by factors like the strength of the teams, how evenly matched and for how long,...
    Legendary sports broadcaster Vin Scully weighed in Thursday on what Game 5 of the National League Division Series meant for the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants. The Dodgers and Giants are playing to advance to the National League Championship Series against the Atlanta Braves. Scully called tonight's game one of the biggest in the teams’ rivalry. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM The Los Angeles Dodgers' Will Smith, left, is greeted by Albert Pujols (55) after Smith hit a two-run home run to score Corey Seager during the eighth inning of Game 4 of the National League Division Series against the San Francisco Giants, Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, in Los Angeles. The Dodgers won 7-2. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) "To my knowledge, tonight's game between the @Dodgers and @SFGiants is the most important game in the history of their rivalry. With nearly identical records, and so much at stake, I believe this to be the case," the 93-year-old former Dodgers announcer wrote on Twitter. "Many of you might consider the 1951 game for the NL...
    There’s not much that Giants and Dodgers fans agree upon after a century-plus of fierce rivalry. But even Giants fans love Vin Scully. How could you not? He’s one of the best broadcasters in this history of the art, and his love of the game that came through in his calls was second-to-none, even if you were rooting against his team. The now-retired Hall of Fame broadcaster was the voice of the Dodgers for 67 years, ending his incredible run in 2016. He’s seen it all. And so when he said that Thursday, ahead of Game 5 of the National League Division Series between the two rival teams at Oracle Park, that it’s the “most important game in the history of their rivalry” you should take note. Related Articles Kurtenbach: The big advantage the Giants have against the Dodgers in Game 5 Kurtenbach: Game 5 is the pinnacle of storied SF Giants-Dodgers rivalry Kurtenbach: Gabe Kapler’s Bruce Bochy impression was the backbone of the SF Giants’ Game 3 win ...
    To see the state of the Bears-Packers rivalry as the get set to face each other Sunday, one depressing stat does it succinctly. The Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers will renew their rivalry this weekend, in the first of two matchups this season (barring a playoff matchup). Aaron Rodgers will of course be under center for the Packers. Rookie Justin Fields will make his fourth career start, and his first of what Bears fans hope will be many against Green Bay. The Packers have enjoyed remarkable continuity and excellence at the most important position on the field. Brett Favre never missed a start from taking over for Don Majkowski in September of 1992 until he was gone after the 2007 season, while only injury has taken Rodgers out of the lineup since he took over in 2008. Two Hall of Famers, over 30 seasons now. Chicago’s struggles to find a franchise quarterback are well known. There have been misses in the draft (Cade McNown, Mitch Trubisky) and moves to bring in a veteran that didn’t totally work out (Jay...
    The Giants, like every other team in baseball, had one clear goal when they entered the 2021 season: Win the World Series. But Giants fans always enter the season with another goal in mind: Beat the Dodgers. Thursday night, in a winner-take-all Game 5 of the National League Division Series at Oracle Park, the Giants can move one step closer to their goal by helping the fans fulfill theirs. “This is why you play,” said Giants catcher Buster Posey. Yes, when it comes to big games, this is the best of the best. The weight of this Game 5 is immense. The stakes are that one of the best two teams in baseball in 2021 will see its season end in a cold and abrupt fashion — some might even say it’d be unfair. But with a rivalry like Giants-Dodgers, there’s so much more happening. After all, these two teams have been playing each other since 1890, back when the Dodgers were known as the Bridegrooms. And they’re the two most accomplished teams in...
    CHRIS EUBANK SR is renewing his rivalry with Nigel Benn — but would not get back in the ring with him ‘for all the gold in Buckingham Palace’. Three decades after their epic WBO title battles, the legendary middleweights relive their feud in a speaking tour. 3Eubank (left) won the first fight against Benn in 1990 (right)Credit: Getty Images - Getty 3The pair then fought to a draw in a rematch three years laterCredit: Action Images - Reuters But while a smiling Benn, 57, says he would love a trilogy fight, 55-year-old Eubank is not having any of it. The last year saw former heavyweight champions Mike Tyson, Roy Jones Jr and Evander Holyfield all return to the ring deep into their 50s. And Benn, who trains twice a day with son Conor, fancies that final showdown with his old dance partner. He said: “I’d love to have the trilogy because I know I won the second fight. We know they gave it as a draw — but he knows I really won that.” Yet Eubank insists he will not...
    The SEC has many great college football rivalries, but only one can be deemed the oldest. Of all the storied college football rivalries that make the SEC so great, it starts with the first one. Dubbed the Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry, the Auburn Tigers have played the Georgia Bulldogs almost annually since 1892. Auburn won the first game over Georgia 10-0 taking place at Piedmont Park in Atlanta. While it has pretty much alternated from Auburn to Athens since 1959, this rivalry has played games in Atlanta, Columbus, Macon, Montgomery and Savannah as well. With the exception of five times between 1893 and 1943, this game has been played annually.SEC football: What is the oldest college football rivalry in the conference?To date, Georgia holds the all-time record over Auburn at 61-56-8. Georgia has won the last four meetings dating back to the 2017 SEC Championship game in Atlanta. The Dawgs have the longest winning streak over Auburn at nine games from 1923-31. Auburn has the most lopsided victory in the rivalry series with a 44-0 shutout over the Bulldogs way back...
    The Auburn Tigers take on the Georgia Bulldogs in the Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry annually. Despite not being each school’s primary rival, the one existing between the Auburn Tigers and the Georgia Bulldogs is one of the very best college football has to offer. Known as the Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry, Auburn and Georgia have faced off a staggering 125 times. They have played annually since 1944, including twice in 2017. While Auburn considers Alabama its biggest rival and Georgia deems Florida its biggest foe, this is the best rivalry between No. 2’s in all of college football. It is these two schools cross-divisional game they play every year. So with the Dawgs heading to The Plains on Saturday, what is the all-time head-to-head record between the two SEC powers? How have the last 10 years gone in this rivalry? And who is expected to win on Saturday?Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry: Auburn vs. Georgia all-time recordEntering the 2021 game, Georgia holds a slight 61-56-8 lead over Auburn all time. The Dawgs have won the four previous meetings, including the 2017 SEC...
    Every year, the Oklahoma Sooners face the Texas Longhorns in the Red River Showdown. In one of the best rivalries in all of college football, the Oklahoma Sooners take on the Texas Longhorns at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas in what is now known as the Red River Showdown. This game takes place annually at Fair Park in Dallas during the State Fair of Texas. These bitter rivals have met 116 times to date, dating back to their first meeting in 1900. In 1903 and in 2018, these two teams faced off twice. So as you enjoy the signature game of the early-afternoon window, here is a better understanding of why this rivalry is called the Red River Showdown. It used to be called something else, but for obvious reasons, there has been a minor adjustment.Red River Showdown: Why is the Oklahoma-Texas football rivalry called this?For the Red River portion of the name, that is pretty simple. The Red River forms much of the border between the two states with Oklahoma to the north and Texas to the south. Originally, this...
    The Red River Showdown between Oklahoma and Texas is one of the best rivalries in college football. In one of the last great neutral-site rivalries in all of college football, the Oklahoma Sooners take on the Texas Longhorns at the old Cotton Bowl in Dallas for the Red River Showdown. These two schools have played annually for generations. This historic rivalry dates back to their first meeting in 1900. Thus far, Oklahoma and Texas have played each other on the gridiron a staggering 116 times, including twice in 1903 and in 2018. Outside of the conference championship game, of course, this is the biggest game on either teams’ regular-season schedule. Entering the 2021 game, what rival has the most wins at Red River all time: Oklahoma or Texas?Red River Showdown: Who has the most wins all time: Oklahoma or Texas?Through the first 116 meetings, the Longhorns have a sizable lead over the Sooners all time with a record of 62-49-5. While the Sooners have had the leg up this century, and especially since 2010, the Longhorns have beaten them eight...
    The San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers have one of the longest-running rivalries in baseball, but they have never met in the postseason until now. The two teams face off in Game 1 of the National League Division Series. Their first playoff matchup is shaping up to be a memorable one. The two have had the best records in the MLB this season. The Giants finished ahead of the Dodgers with a 107-55 record at the end of the season. (The L.A. team had a 106-56 finish.) The two teams boast their share of stars but their stories are drastically different. San Francisco surprised the experts with how well they did while Los Angeles, the defending champions, have a team loaded with talent. The rivalry will take another step as the two teams meet Friday. They will play again Saturday and Monday. Games 4 and 5 will be Tuesday and Thursday if necessary. Here are some pictures from the game. This article will be updated regularly. SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 8: A San Francisco Giants fan...
    Mindy Kalings Best Quotes About Raising Her Daughter Katherine, Son Spencer 5 Lifestyle Changes You Can Make Now To Secure Your Financial Future SAN FRANCISCO — They will forever be friends, and nothing will erase their great memories, and the powerful team they built together. © USA TODAY Sports Farhan Zaidi and Andrew Friedman. But these days, Andrew Friedman and Farhan Zaidi, presidents of baseball operations for the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants, respectively, aren’t speaking. Oh, they’ll see each other, and certainly are cordial, but the days of talking, laughing, texting, debating and challenging one another, New Year’s Day to New Year’s Eve, are over. From NFL plays to college sports scores, all the top sports news you need to know every day. This fiery Giants-Dodgers rivalry, going on for the last 131 years, has changed everything. The moment Farhan Zaidi walked out of the door three years ago as GM of the Dodgers, packing his belongings and heading north, those close-knit relationships waned. Maybe if Zaidi left for any other team, it would be different....
    Nineteen regular-season games weren’t enough. Not for a rivalry like this. Not for the two best teams in baseball this year. So it’s only appropriate that the Giants and Dodgers are going to play a few more games. Only this time, everything is on the line. The best- of-five-games National League Division Series, which begins tonight, will be the end of one team’s season. The other will move on, one step closer to the World Series. Over the course of the seven months of a baseball season, tedium can set in. There’s no clock on these games, and there are 162 of them. But when rivals meet, rivals such as the Giants and the Dodgers, with a history as long as it is bitter, the sport is transformed. It’s a whole new ballgame. We see this in the playoffs, too. Every pitch is vital, every out is heartbreak or relief. Players and managers do things they would never normally do, and that puts them in positions to be heroes for the rest of time or goats never to be forgotten nor...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – After knocking off the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League wild-card game on Wednesday thanks to Chris Taylor’s walk-off two-run homer, the Dodgers travel to San Francisco to face their archrival, the Giants for Game 1 and 2 of the NLDS. This will be the first ever postseason meeting between the two rivals. They have faced each other twice in a tiebreaker series. In 1951, the New York Giants topped the then Brooklyn Dodgers thanks to Bobby Thompson’s walk-off homerun, more famously known as The Shot Heard ‘Round the World. Here are four things to know about the Dodgers-Giants rivalry ahead of Friday’s Game 1 of the NLDS:  Jackie Robinson (right) of the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking the color barrier this season as the first African-American to play in the Major Leagues, crosses home plate after hitting his first home run as a Dodger, off New York Giants’ pitcher Dave Rosolo. The Dodgers and Giants faced off against each other in the 1889 World Series. However, postseason games prior to 1903 were considered exhibitions, according to...
    Who Is Robert Pitman, Judge Who Blocked Texas Abortion Bill? Can the true cost of Bidens budget plan really be nothing? We take a closer look. LOS ANGELES — In August, with the San Francisco Giants setting a torrid pace atop the NL West and the Los Angeles Dodgers in frantic pursuit, two longtime friends made a wager on the outcome of the epic division race. Retired Giants manager Bruce Bochy backed his former club. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts took his team. “I lost dinner and a nice bottle of bordeaux,” Roberts said Wednesday. “Knowing him it's going to be some type of first growth, so it's not going to be cheap.” Roberts can go double or nothing with Bochy after an unlikely hero powered the Dodgers past the St. Louis Cardinals and kept alive their hopes of repeating as world champions. Utilityman Chris Taylor came off the bench to deliver a bolt of tie-breaking, walk-off magic, sending the Dodgers to San Francisco for what promises to be a dream division series. On one side is a relentless 107-win...
    California signs Momnibus Act to support Black moms and infants Key takeaways from Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugens Senate testimony During the Ryder Cup, it looked as though the feud between Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau had hit a lull. © Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka That's over now, with the PGA pros set to face off in the fifth installment of "The Match," which will air Thanksgiving weekend. So does this mean we’re having “Friendsgiving” #CapitalOnesTheMatch x @turnersportspr pic.twitter.com/nkuKLivHxN— Brooks Koepka (@BKoepka) October 6, 2021 For those who are not familiar: The Match is an unofficial golf event that takes place in Las Vegas. Since the first big showdown between Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods, the event has been held in a match-play format. DeChambeau participated in the fourth Match paired up with Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and won over a pairing of Mickelson and Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady. This rendition of The Match will only be played over 12 holes, which Golf.com suggests is a nod to boxing rounds.  While the Mickelson-Woods...
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    The most tantalizing "What Ifs" in Hollywood history How To Do Taxes for the First Time © Provided by CBS Sports Derek Carr has had two memorable games against the Steelers and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. In 2015, the two teams engaged in a track meet that wasn't decided until Chris Boswell hit the game-winning field goal with two seconds left to secure the 38-35 victory. Three years later, Carr and company rallied to defeat the Steelers in a wild game that ultimately contributed to the Steelers missing the playoffs.  Carr will face the Steelers for the third time in his career Sunday on CBS (stream on Paramount+), as the 1-0 Raiders will travel to Pittsburgh to face the 1-0 Steelers. Carr, who spent time with Roethlisberger at the 2017 Pro Bowl, is appreciative to once again share the field with Pittsburgh's veteran quarterback. He also raved about the tangible and intangible skills that have helped make Roethlisberger a future Hall of Fame quarterback. During their season-opener in Buffalo, Roethlisberger and Pittsburgh's offense shook off a slow start to put...
    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska’s visit to third-ranked Oklahoma on Saturday is a trip down memory lane for the over-40 set of college football fans. It’s the 50th anniversary of the “Game of the Century,” the showdown between the nation’s Nos. 1 and 2 teams in Norman that set the stage for classic 1970s and ’80s battles between Nebraska’s straight-laced Tom Osborne and Oklahoma’s swashbuckling Barry Switzer. “I think the thing that’s distinctive about the so-called rivalry was that it was never a nasty rivalry,” Osborne, now 84, told The Associated Press. “It was always fairly respectful, always very hard fought, but never ugly. “Part of that was Switzer’s personality. He kind of would rub your nose in it a little but he always did it in a good-humor way. I don’t think I ever tried to belittle Oklahoma or trash talk or anything, and I think to some degree that rubbed off on the fans.” The rivalry is no longer a rivalry. Conference realignment took care of that. The first meeting in 11 years really has no stakes, unless...
    SAN FRANCISCO — As Albert Pujols watched a flyball soar through the night sky at Dodger Stadium, the future Hall of Fame first baseman appeared convinced he had dealt the Giants their most crushing loss of the 2021 season. Mike Tauchman’s outstretched glove changed San Francisco’s season. With a leaping grab at the wall to rob Pujols of a walk-off home run against Tyler Rogers on May 28, Tauchman gave the Giants another chance to beat the Dodgers. After four straight losses to open the season against a club that’s still considered the World Series favorites, the Giants took it. Led by clutch hits from LaMonte Wade Jr. and Evan Longoria against Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen, the Giants turned a skeptical fan base into believers with an 8-5, 10-inning victory over their rivals. The Giants cut Tauchman in late July, but the 30-year-old outfielder’s signature catch is perhaps the defining moment of the rivalry in 2021. The home run robbery propelled the Giants to a victory that came at the beginning of a four-game win streak...
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    The Morning Show – 80% is one of the most interesting series in recent years. Although we have already had other titles that deal with behind the scenes of news programs, the show of Apple TV + feels much more current and honest, especially since it was released in the context of the movement MeToo. Starring Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and Steve Carell, it quickly became one of the most anticipated titles and received several nominations for best of television. The end of the first season showed an important turn for the characters, and after a long wait we already have an idea of ​​what will happen in this second part that will be released on September 17. Keep readingJennifer Aniston confesses that she always wanted to play Wonder Woman but waited too long At the center of the story we have the complicated relationship between Alex (Aniston), who is a veteran and established news anchor, and Bradley (Witherspoon), who tries to step from reporter to anchor. The first season begins with the news that Mitch Kessler (Carell) was accused...