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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

It’s the first NFL playoff appearance for Gordon, who just completed his fourth regular season by being selected to the Pro Bowl for the second time.,Q: Does being around a guy who’s played that long kind of teach you that opportunities to compete in the playoffs, to go to a Super Bowl, don’t come around very often?,“And I think that came out on the field, and obviously I got hurt (Gordon missed three games late in the season with a knee injury), and it kind of took it away from me a little bit.,But just being around those guys — like I said, man, I don’t want to get winded with this — but just seeing (those) guys, them being around and not having this many opportunities to be in the postseason, or have a (run) to the Super Bowl probably once or twice, I’m taking this moment.,Q: I’m sure you wanted to play when that knee injury forced you out for three games.

Illinois State Police documents show that the agency frequently assigns troopers to escort sports teams, musicians and even filmmakers across the congested roadways of greater Chicago.,Illinois State Police wouldn’t comment on the trip, so the Tribune made a public records request for all police escort contracts in 2018.,Though critics have called police escorts for sports teams a frivolous and potentially dangerous use of public resources, state police defend them as a way to provide “safety and security for all those involved in the motorcade as well as for the motoring public.”,The contracts show that visiting NFL teams routinely receive police escorts to and from the airport, hotels and Soldier Field.,College football teams are also major customers: Northwestern University had a standing order for police escorts between its team hotel and Ryan Field on game days, and the University of Illinois paid for the service when it played at Soldier Field in September.

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The Green Bay Packers are not participating in this season's NFL playoffs, but that doesn't mean fans of Wisconsin football are shut out completely.,Next game: Saturday vs. Seahawks, 7:15 p.m. CT Los Angeles Chargers Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon wears a University of Wisconsin hat as he warms up before an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, in Denver (Photo: The Associated Press) read more

The old signs have started coming down at Toyota Park in Bridgeview as the stadium begins its switchover to Seatgeek Stadium.,A longtime sports bar in Countryside served its final drinks Sunday before ending its 22-year run at the end of the year.,Items collected at the company’s Bedford Park location were donated to the Greater Chicago Food Depository.,Carousel Checks has opened in its new offices at 11152 Southwest Highway in Palos Hills after moving from its longtime home in Bridgeview.,The company was founded in 2003 as Parker Machines by former Palos Hills resident Andrew Crim.

Prep Boys Basketball BSN Classic at Heritage: Georgetown-Ridge Farm vs. Indiana Math and Science, 10 a.m. BSN Classic at Heritage: Salt Fork vs. Centralia Lutheran, 11:30 a.m.

Bi-County Holiday Tournament at Fountain Central, third place: Fountain Central vs. Attica, 3 p.m. Bi-County Holiday Tournament at Fountain Central, championship: Covington vs. Seeger, 6:30 p.m. Pontiac Holiday Tournament: Danville vs. Warren or West Aurora, 4 p.m. BSN Classic at Heritage: vs. Blue Ridge, 4 p.m. BSN Classic at Heritage: North Vermillion vs. Judah Christian, 5:30 p.m. Tri-County Tournament at Kansas: Westville vs.TBD Prep Girls Basketball Charleston Holiday Tournament: Danville vs.TBD, 10:30 a.m. Bi-County Holiday Tournament at Fountain Central, third-place: Fountain Central vs. Attica or Seeger, 1:30 p.m. Blue Devil Classic: Salt Fork vs. Cissna Park, 1 p.m. Blue Devil Classic: Westville vs. South Vermillion, 2:30 p..,m Blue Devil Classic: North Vermillion vs. Villa Grove/Heritage, 2:30 p.m. Braggin Rights Classic in Cincinnati: Schlarman Academy vs. Columbus (Ohio) Africentric Early College, 3 p.m. Tri-City/Sangamon Valley Holiday Tournament: Armstrong-Potomac vs. TBD, 3:30 p.m. Blue Devil Classic: vs. Benton Central, 4 p.m. Bi-County Holiday Tournament at Fountain Central, championship: Covington vs. Attica or Seeger, 5 p.m. Prep Wrestling Fountain Central at Twin Lakes Super 6 Tournament, 8 a.m. Danville at Lincoln Invitational, 11 a.m. Hoopeston Area at Porta Oakwood/Salt Fork, Seeger and Westville/Georgetown-Ridge Farm at New Year's Challenge at Palmer Arena read more

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Peach Bowl at Atlanta: Florida vs. Michigan, Noon read more

To be fair, the Michigan squad taking the field in the 41-15 rotten-fruit peppering in the Peach Bowl bore little resemblance to the Wolverines that went 10-2 in the regular season.,Right tackle was an issue the last two games in fifth-year senior Juwann Bushell-Beatty’s absence, and when sophomore end Kwity Paye and redshirt sophomore middle linebacker Devin Gil went down — two areas U-M could least afford it with Rashan Gary and Devin Bush choosing to sit — viper Jordan Glasgow was actually forced to play middle linebacker.,"I thought they were ready," Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said after the Wolverines were annihilated by Florida in the Peach Bowl, 41-15, on Saturday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.,Mark Schlabach, ESPN: Mullen, Harbaugh end season on different notes as Florida dominates Michigan

OK, just for argument's sake, let's assume that Michigan really didn't want to be playing in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl on Saturday.,But what does it really say about Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh and the direction of his program if he couldn't get his team motivated to play in a New Year's Six bowl game? read more

JJ Redick had a game high 24 points, while teammate Ben Simmons recorded his fifth triple-double of the season with 13 points, 14 rebounds and 12 assists.,NCAA confirms failed drug test by Clemson DL

The NCAA has confirmed that Clemson defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence has been suspended for Saturday’s CFP semifinal game against Notre Dame in the Cotton Bowl following a failed test for performance-enhancing drugs.,Sebastian Aho scored his team-leading 15th goal in the third period for the Hurricanes, who lost their third out of four games.,— The Penguins won for the ninth time in 13 games this month as Phil Kessel scored two power-play goals in a 5-2 victory against the Red Wings.,Blake Coleman scored twice, Damon Severson tallied 25 seconds into the game and Kyle Palmieri added his team-high 19th goal in New Jersey’s fourth victory in 19 road games. read more