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  • Outspoken Andrew Bogut faces possible punishment from basketball's governing body FIBA after Australia's acrimonious exit from the World Cup semi-finals in Beijing. Video footage showed Bogut -- who was booed by Chinese fans throughout the tournament -- swearing several times as he trudged off court after Friday's defeat to Spain. Bogut, 34, who riled the hosts with a tweet about Chinese champion swimmer Sun Yang in July, appeared to suggest that FIBA and its referees had favoured the Spanish team.

  • The mysterious saga surrounding prized Alabama defensive tackle Antonio Alfano may be coming to an end soon, as the 2019 No. overall recruit's father announced on Twitter that his son entered the transfer portal on Thursday. This does not mean that Alfano will necessarily depart Tuscaloosa, but it would likely allow him to play in 2020 without sitting out a year if he did transfer.

  • Lincoln Riley and Jalen Hurts sent the Big 12 a message in fifth-ranked Oklahoma's 48-14 victory over UCLA on Saturday night at the Rose Bowl. Despite 611 yards of offense - including 439 coming courtesy of Hurts - the Oklahoma coach and quarterback are far from satisfied going into an off week before opening conference play. ''I think we're headed in the right direction,'' said Hurts, who became the first Oklahoma quarterback to pass for 200 yards and rush for 100 in the first half.


  • As it turns out, Odell Beckham Jr. isn't the only player on the Cleveland Browns with animosity toward former interim head coach and current New York Jets defensive coordinator Gregg Williams. Browns safety Damarious Randall told's Mary Kay Cabot that he would have immediately requested a trade if the team hired Williams as permanent head coach following his interim stint last season: “I don't got no love for him at all,'' Randall told I'm happy he didn't get the job here.


  • Arkansas State coach Blake Anderson made sure to thank Georgia fans for their support after the Bulldogs beat the Red Wolves on Saturday. Thousands of Georgia fans wore pink to the game to honor Anderson's late wife Wendy, who died of breast cancer on Aug. 19. Saturday was Anderson's first game back on the sidelines since he took a leave of absence from the team shortly before Wendy's death.

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  • The Seattle Mariners are spending their penultimate weekend at home this season honoring future Hall of Famer Ichiro Suzuki's career with “Ichiro Weekend,” which kicked off Friday night in Seattle. Ichiro has been serving as a special adviser to the team since early in the 2018 season, but came back to take the field for a final time in Tokyo. After playing the first of three games against the White Sox on Friday, the Mariners hosted Ichiro Fireworks Night.

  • Spain beat Argentina 95-75 to win the FIBA Basketball World Cup for the first time since 2006 on Sunday, completing a stunning campaign for a squad considered among the rank outsiders when the 32-team tournament began. The Spaniards scored first and never relinquished the lead, relying on swarming interior defence and superior rebounding to snuff out the offensive threat of 2004 Olympic champions Argentina. Point guard Ricky Rubio racked up 20 points and three assists and Marc Gasol and Willy Hernangomez swatted three shots each as Spain pulled down 47 rebounds, 20 more than Argentina, en route to a comprehensive victory.

  • Ohio State RB J.K. Dobbins -- 193 yards rushing, two touchdowns -- vs. Indiana: This was a very impressive game from Dobbins, and it could have been even more impressive -- statistically, anyway -- if this game was remotely close and there was reason to give Dobbins the ball more in the 51-10 shellacking of the Hoosiers. Dobbins showed off the stiff arm again, and he also added a receiving score, showing he's not a one-dimensional player. There are some tremendous college running backs putting up big numbers right now, but Dobbins deserves more respect.

  • In Rivers' eight games against the Patriots with Patricia on the defensive coaching staff, Rivers has just one win and one game with more passing touchdowns than interceptions. Obviously not a linear translation given the rosters, but Patricia has the blueprint. Rivers will also be without Derwin James, Russell Okung, Hunter Henry, Melvin Gordon, and potentially Mike Williams.

  • It was a bittersweet day for the Atlanta Braves. Saturday's 10-1 win against the Washington Nationals officially clinched the Braves second straight postseason berth. Unfortunately, they also lost infielder Charlie Culberson, who was carted off the field after being hit in the face by a 91 mph pitch from Nationals reliever Fernando Rodney.

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