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SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Trevor Lawrence passed for 347 yards and three touchdowns and No. 2 Clemson rolled No. 1 Alabama 44-16 on Monday night in the College Football Playoff national championship game.,NEW YORK (AP) — Texas quarterback Vince Young and Notre Dame speedster Raghib Ismail have been selected for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame, along with 11 other players and two coaches.,The rest of the players to be enshrined in December include Arkansas running back Darren McFadden, Oklahoma defensive back Rickey Dixon, John Carroll linebacker London Fletcher, Texas AM defensive lineman Jacob Green, North Carolina State receiver Torry Holt, Arizona State quarterback Jake Plummer, USC defensive back Troy Polamalu, Wisconsin offensive tackle Joe Thomas, Florida State defensive back Terrell Buckley, Michigan State running back Lorenzo White and Mississippi linebacker Patrick Willis.,NFL read more

Before he knew the next opponent, owner Jerry Jones likened the recovery of his Dallas Cowboys from 3-5 to their first playoff win in four years to a boom-or-bust wagon train headed to California.,The other big change, also during the open week, was firing first-year offensive line coach Paul Alexander and promoting someone familiar with what had helped the Cowboys mold one of the best blocking units in football in former player and assistant line coach Marc Colombo.,In his first year, coach Sean McVay led LA to the NFC West title in the franchise's first winning season in 14 years, including a 35-30 victory at the Cowboys after falling behind 24-13.,Dallas has gone to Oxnard for training camp every year since 2010, and Jones played a pivotal role in getting league approval of LA owner Stan Kroenke's move from St. Louis three years ago.,The Rams' new stadium doesn't open until 2020, so the first playoff meeting between these teams since 1986 will be in the same place as that 20-0 LA victory: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

Rickey Dixon, the great Oklahoma defensive back, will join the likes of Vince Young and Jacob Green, icons of Texas and Texas AM, in the next class of the College Football Hall of Fame.,On Monday, Lorraine asked her husband what everyone wants to know: "Would you play football again, knowing what you know now?","I don't know, I guess it's our faith," said Lorraine, who met Rickey in college and married him more than 25 years ago.,Before leaving, Switzer hugged Rickey close, looked into his haunting eyes and told him, "Good things will happen this year.",Rickey won't go, Lorraine said, but his children will represent their father on his big night.

Aiming to jump-start the legislature’s consideration of sports betting, state Sen. Cathy Osten, D-Sprague, and other members of southeastern Connecticut’s legislative delegation announced Monday that they’ve submitted a bill that would allow the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes to provide online and in-person sports betting at their casinos.,The measure also would authorize the Connecticut Lottery Corp. to operate online keno within the state “pursuant to agreements” with the tribes.,She said the proposed bill is likely to change as it moves through the legislative process and could authorize sports betting at other locations, although that would involve further negotiations with the tribes, who have maintained that their existing agreements with the state grant them the exclusive right to provide sports betting.,Ted Taylor, president of Sportech Venues, which operates the state’s off-track betting facilities, another potential provider of sports wagering, declined to comment on Osten’s bill.,In December, Osten and her southeastern Connecticut colleagues submitted a proposed bill that would eliminate the need for the Mashantuckets and Mohegans to secure federal approval of amended gaming agreements with the state before moving forward with an East Windsor casino project.

President Donald Trump will address the nation Tuesday night about what he calls the humanitarian and national security crisis at the border.,Local political analysts tell KAKE News this is one of the few ways the president has to move the fight over the border wall in any direction as the stalemate enters week three.,Probably his best way to move this matter is to go public and to try to raise the profile of this issue and convince people that he's right and the Democrats in Congress are wrong," said Dr. Neal Allen, political scientist at Wichita State University.,Dr. Allen also says the majority of Americans still oppose the idea of a wall along the southern border as a financial priority for the country.,When you have had emergency power building in the past, it tends to be things like a military base that's put up during war time," said Dr. Allen.

Later in the quarter, credit yields gave way to market pressures; however, despite the worst peak to trough market move in a decade, credit spreads remained within normal bounds and well below the scarier tumult of the winter of 2016.,For example, the low end of the housing market had been neglected by builders since the crisis; however, just this year, low-end jobs wage gains reached their highest level since the crisis.,Further, recent market activity has gone a long way towards correcting two of the big prongs impairing affordability: first, mortgage rates have come down considerably since peaking in early October, along with the 10-year yield; and, second, although housing markets correct more in terms of volume than price  the rise in price will be held in check by rising inventories, sluggish volumes and a down stock market.,Last year we said:

It is hard to sit in our seat today and say exactly which areas of the market would best withstand the next bear, for there are yet to be obvious areas of overinvestment like the technology sector in 2000 and the financials in 2007 that will lead the way down; however, we have confidence that the nature of the next recession (and let’s not forget, a recession is an inevitability eventually) will be different than the last.,To reiterate: “the 2007-09 bear market was an actual liquidity crisis where deflation was the risk that imperiled the economy, whereas the next recession will be a normal Fed induced recession when inflation gets too high and the Fed thus raises rates to cool things off. read more

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — A nonprofit group has proposed building a $7 million indoor turf facility for soccer and other sports in Council Bluffs.,The proposed Iowa West Sports Plex awaits a city Planning Commission vote Tuesday and a City Council vote that would likely happen later this month, The Daily Nonpareil reported .,"The Iowa West Sports Plex will provide a much-needed home for our young athletes to be able to play the sports they love all year round and not have to travel outside of our community to do so," said Pete Tulipana, the group's president and CEO.,The facility would be operated and managed by the Council Bluffs Soccer Club.,"We want our kids to be involved in Council Bluffs clubs, but if we don't have the facilities to practice and play year-round, it limits our options," she said.

After beating the Ravens 23-17 on Sunday in Baltimore, the L.A. Chargers earned themselves a trip to Foxboro for a playoff game next week.,OFFENSE: 11th, 372.6 yards per game

SCORING: T-6th, 26.8 points per game read more

Most of the major shopping centers in Butler and Warren counties are set to welcome more new retail and restaurant tenants this year, helping fill vacant storefronts and creating hundreds of new jobs.,But the $350 million mega retail shopping center is not only working with new retailers to fill the location, it’s also continuing to sign more uncommon tenants to the $350 million mega retail center, including Le Macaron, a French patisserie that opened in December, and Molly’s Cupcakes, which is set to open this month.,The apparent resiliency of Liberty Center and others of its kind is evidence that the closing of big-name stores does not sound a death knell for shopping centers, according to Alex Boehnke, manager of public affairs for Ohio Council of Retail Merchants, which represents more than 7,000 retailers of all sizes across the state of Ohio.,The shopping center, which features more than 100 retailers, will see the debut of skateboarding footwear and related action sports apparel brand Vans in February and announce another new tenant this week, one that will fill the last vacant storefront there, according to Annie Winegardner, Cincinnati Premium Outlets Director of Marketing Business Development.,MORE: Kate Spade outlet store opens this week in Monroe

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Most of the major shopping centers in Butler and Warren counties are set to welcome more new retail and restaurant tenants this year, helping fill vacant storefronts and creating hundreds of new jobs.,But the $350 million mega retail shopping center is not only working with new retailers to fill the location, it’s also continuing to sign more uncommon tenants to the $350 million mega retail center, including Le Macaron, a French patisserie that opened in December, and Molly’s Cupcakes, which is set to open this month.,The apparent resiliency of Liberty Center and others of its kind is evidence that the closing of big-name stores does not sound a death knell for shopping centers, according to Alex Boehnke, manager of public affairs for Ohio Council of Retail Merchants, which represents more than 7,000 retailers of all sizes across the state of Ohio.,The shopping center, which features more than 100 retailers, will see the debut of skateboarding footwear and related action sports apparel brand Vans in February and announce another new tenant this week, one that will fill the last vacant storefront there, according to Annie Winegardner, Cincinnati Premium Outlets Director of Marketing Business Development.,MORE: Kate Spade outlet store opens this week in Monroe

MORE: Trendy sneaker brand joins Monroe outlet mall store lineup read more