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MLS Playoffs | Western Conference Final
The Portland Timbers celebrate after they won Major League Soccer's Western Conference final against the Real Salt Lake.

Portland Timbers down Real Salt Lake for conference title, advance to Major League Soccer final

Fourth-seeded Portland will host the winner of Sunday's Eastern Conference final between the Philadelphia Union and NYCFC.

Southeastern Conference Championship | Alabama 41, Georgia 24
Alabama linebacker Will Anderson Jr. (31) and Alabama defensive lineman Phidarian Mathis (48) hold the SEC Championship trophy after toppling No. 1 Georgia to win the conference title Saturday in Atlanta.

Alabama rolls over No. 1 Georgia, wins SEC title

The fourth-ranked Crimson Tide routed the top-ranked Bulldogs, 41-24, in the Southeastern Conference championship, a result likely to sends both powerhouse programs to the College Football Playoff.

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Ben Roethlisberger has been the Pittsburgh Steelers' quarterback for 18 seasons.

ESPN: Ben Roethlisberger expects this season to be his last with the Pittsburgh Steelers

Sources said he and those within the organization are now operating as if Roethlisberger is entering the final five games of his Hall of Fame career

GOLF
Collin Morikawa chips in for eagle on the third hole during the third round of the Hero World Challenge on the way to taking a commanding lead at Albany Golf Course Saturday in Nassau.

Collin Morikawa distancing from field at Hero World Challenge, closes in on top world ranking

Collin Morikawa was at 18-under 198 as he tries to win his second straight start after rallying Sunday in Dubai to win the DP World Tour Championship.

Kevin Paul Dupont | On Second Thought
A dozen games into Mac Jones's career and he already believes he knows where his future is headed.

For rookie quarterback Mac Jones, brand-new opportunities await

This reporter is more eager than a blitzing linebacker to see all the merch he’s going to brand with his iconic “MJ10″ logo.

UConn 74, Seton Hall 49
Connecticut guard Paige Bueckers led the Huskies to a victory over Seton Hall, dominating the court with 23 points, 9 rebounds, 7 assists, and 5 steals.

Paige Bueckers leads No. 2 UConn to 74-49 win over Seton Hall

"She’s so smart offensively that when she’s on defense, she knows exactly where they’re trying to go with the ball," said UConn coach Geno Auriemma.

College football: Utah 38, Oregon 10
Utah receiver Britain Covey was tackled after a 13-yard gain by Oregon's Jordan Happle.

No. 14 Utah beats No. 10 Oregon for first Rose Bowl bid in school history

Utah pounded Oregon, 38-10, in the Pac-12 championship game.

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The Terps made the NCAA tournament five times under Mark Turgeon but only advanced to the Sweet 16 once and never made it any farther.

Maryland men’s basketball coach Mark Turgeon steps down after 11 seasons

Mark Turgeon’s midseason resignation comes after the team started 5-3 and suffered back-to-back losses, including a defeat against Virginia Tech at home on Wednesday