The Sooners will open the tournament with No. 16 and defending champion Arizona State on Friday at 8 a.m. CT.,The eight-team tournament field features top-25 opponents in No. 16 Arizona State, No. 20 Lock Haven and No. 13 Virginia Tech.,In its last weekend of competition, Oklahoma downed West Virginia 26-17, before taking No. 20 Pitt to the wire in a narrow 20-17 loss.,The redshirt freshman is No. 8 in FloWrestling’s latest release and No. 8 in the Trackwrestling rankings.,Fellow redshirt freshman Jake Woodley (197) was tabbed No. 24 by Trackwrestling, and as a team, the Sooners are T-36 in the same rankings.

ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 30: Fans cheer during a game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Philadelphia Eagles at AT&T Stadium on October 30, 2016 in Arlington, Texas.,Because their fanbase is so massive, away games can quickly turn into home games for the Cowboys as fans often flood the opposing team’s stadium.,The Cowboys are scheduled to play the Los Angeles Rams in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs this weekend, with the game taking place at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.,But there is little doubt there will be a large and loud contingent of Cowboys fans in Los Angeles for the team’s second playoff match following their 24-22 defeat of the Seattle Seahawks in the Wild Card round last weekend.,And those fans often flood local stadiums during their preseason games as the team often will plays the Rams, Oakland Raiders and the San Fransisco 49ers due to their proximity to camp.

Waterford — Frank and Sheila Beneski are the first family of high school basketball in Connecticut, the husband-wife duo who sees hundreds of games every season and whose presence fortified the big-game feel last weekend at the Francis X. Sweeney Fieldhouse.,As in: There are an appreciable number of kids throughout the state that decided to forgo the remainder of high school careers to attend a prep school somewhere.,Sad that those kids and their families can't experience what the folks inside the "X" did Saturday: high school sports the way they were intended to be played and portrayed.,I get that kids attend prep school — and forgo high school — for reasons beyond sports.,And the idea that it dupes parents and robs kids of the high school sports experience?

Waterford — Frank and Sheila Beneski are the first family of high school basketball in Connecticut, the husband-wife duo who sees hundreds of games every season and whose presence fortified the big-game feel last weekend at the Francis X. Sweeney Fieldhouse.,As in: There are an appreciable number of kids throughout the state that decided to forgo the remainder of high school careers to attend a prep school somewhere.,Sad that those kids and their families can't experience what the folks inside the "X" did Saturday: high school sports the way they were intended to be played and portrayed.,I get that kids attend prep school — and forgo high school — for reasons beyond sports.,And the idea that it dupes parents and robs kids of the high school sports experience?

In their first season in Indianapolis, head coach Frank Reich, left, and offensive coordinator and Jamestown native Nick Sirianni have guided the Colts into the playoffs.,Father Fran, a member of the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame, coached Southwestern High School from the mid-1970s to the early 1980s; brother Mike is the head coach at Washington & Jefferson College where he has compiled one of the best winning percentages in the NCAA; and brother Jay coached Southwestern to a pair of New York State Public High School Athletic Association championships in 2008 and 2009.,Once the youngest Sirianni arrived at the University of Mount Union, he played for Larry Kehres, who guided the Purple Raiders to 11 national championships in his career.,Upon his graduation, Sirianni began his climb up the coaching ranks with stops at Mount Union, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, the Kansas Chiefs and the San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers, before joining Reich’s staff in Indianapolis last February.,“One of the reasons I’m in the position I’m in now is because of the successful coaches I’ve been around, starting with growing up in a coach’s house, learning how to coach with my brothers, and then, obviously, playing for the most successful coach in NCAA football history in Larry Kehres,” he told The Post-Journal last October.

A Rams running back not named Todd Gurley starred and Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald threw a touchdown pass for the first time in his 15-year career.,But after gaining just 104 yards in nine games with the Panthers this season, Anderson took advantage of an opportunity.,But what else are we supposed to do when Rosen has failed to throw a touchdown pass in each of his past four games?,Most unlikely player to throw a touchdown pass: WR Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals.,It may surprise some to learn that in Fitzgerald’s 15 NFL seasons and 233 career games, he had never thrown a touchdown pass.

It was a sunny December afternoon, nearly two weeks after 2,500 migrants had moved into their latest home, El Barretal, an abandoned concert venue turned government shelter 30 minutes from the U.S. border, and a month since thousands of members of a roving caravan began streaming into this stressed border city.,For those who remain, their chances of legally entering the U.S. diminished this week after the Trump administration and Mexico’s government announced Thursday that immigrants seeking asylum in the U.S. will be forced to wait in Mexico while their cases are reviewed — a process that can often take well over a year.,Coello, who said he’d organized committees of migrants along the entire caravan route, has focused on helping resolve the day-to-day issues that arise when hundreds of men, women and children are packed into close quarters with old pipes and little privacy or security.,For all its challenges, El Barretal is a step up from the migrants’ previous abode, the Benito Juárez Sports Center, which was shut down early this month because of what local authorities euphemistically called “bad sanitary conditions.”,Earlier this week, Mexican police said two people threw a canister of tear gas into the family section of El Barretal.

The Times salutes a San Francisco pass-rusher, disappointedly shakes its head at the Los Angeles defensive line and previews the best (and worst) games of the week in the NFC West.,Least valuable player: Tie, Los Angeles Rams entire defensive line.,Sure, Donald and Fowler each had a tackle for loss, but those were the only two TFLs Los Angeles compiled.,But those are the games a renowned defensive line needs to show up for, and the Rams didn’t show up last weekend.,Spotlight statistic: Quarterback Nick Mullens had a quarterback rating of 151.9 in the 49ers’ 34-3 win over the Raiders last week, the highest rating for a player with at least 15 attempts in an NFL debut since the 1970 merger.