The bowl picture won’t clear up entirely until the College Football Playoff makes its selections next weekend, but after Washington State’s Apple Cup defeat against the Huskies on Friday, the Cougars face long odds in getting to the Alamo Bowl, and have diminished their chances of getting a Holiday Bowl berth.
The Columbus Crew earned only their second trip to final in the 20-year history of Major League Soccer and their first since 2008 on Sunday, losing 1-0 to the New York Red Bulls but advancing with a two-leg 2-1 aggregate victory.
The French prime minister joined in the criticism of Karim Benzema on Tuesday, saying the Real Madrid striker "has no place" on the France team at the European Championship in the wake of a blackmail scandal.
Manchester City announced Tuesday that a Chinese consortium is investing $400 million to buy 13 percent of the Premier League club's umbrella organization in a deal that values the business at $3 billion.
On the day he returned to the practice field, Green Bay Packers tight end Andrew Quarless on Monday entered a plea and was sentenced to a year of probation and ordered to pay a $1,000 fine for firing a gun in a late-night incident in Miami Beach last July.
The way the Portland Trail Blazers kept fouling DeAndre Jordan down the stretch in a feeble attempt to rally from a double-digit deficit was enough to turn anyone's stomach — Damian Lillard notwithstanding.
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