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    Where is ‘College GameDay’ this week? Location, schedule, guest picker for Week 7 on ESPN | Sporting News

    “College GameDay” is sticking in SEC country for another week as it heads to Baton Rouge, La. for the headliner matchup between No. 5 LSU and No. 7 Florida. This is the second consecutive week the “GameDay” crew is on hand for the Florida game, after the Gators upended then-No. 7 Auburn 24-13 in The Swamp. It’s also the second time they’ve featured LSU this season, after the Tigers traveled to Austin in Week 2 to take on Texas. LSU has seemed unstoppable on offense this season, posting 571 yards per game (second nationally) and 54.6 points per game (first). But it will go up against arguably one of the…

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    NASCAR weather update: Race at Talladega to restart Monday after rain delay | Sporting News

    As the first stage of the 1000Bulbs.com 500 came to an exciting end Sunday, the rain began to fall. The rain kept coming, the end-of-stage caution turned into a red flag, and — with no lights at Talladega Superspeedway — the race was postponed until 2 p.m. Monday. William Byron will be at the front of the pack when the green flag comes back out Monday, after he held off Joey Logano to win Stage 1. Alex Bowman was in third, Brad Keselowski was in fifth and Kyle Larson in sixth. MORE: Kevin Harvick reflects on career Chase Elliott had the pole Sunday but was quickly passed and fell back…

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    College football Week 8 picks against the spread for every top-25 matchup | Sporting News

    The college football season enters the midpoint this week, and Week 8 features three matchups between ranked teams. The Pac-12 has a few afternoon matchups in the spotlight with No. 12 Oregon at No. 25 Washington (3:30 p.m., ABC) and No. 17 Arizona State at No. 13 Utah (6 p.m., FOX). The Big Ten gets the primetime spotlight with No. 16 Michigan at No. 7 Penn State (7:30 p.m., ABC). Even No. 1 Alabama gets a primetime slot against Tennessee (9 p.m., ESPN). in the Third Saturday in October. MORE: Get the latest college football odds at Sportsbook Review Here is a look at our record so far this season:…

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    Trump sought to use new allies in debunking Russia investigation

    His new counterparts, Trump believed, could be persuaded to help him pursue a longstanding fixation: discrediting the Russia investigation. Trump raised the matter in telephone conversations with both Britain’s Boris Johnson and Australia’s Scott Morrison over the summer, according to people familiar with the calls. ### Trump’s cultivation of the newly installed leaders as potential associates in his political agenda reflects his intent at using foreign relationships to go after domestic rivals. It’s continues a norm-breaking pattern of using fellow leaders to advance a partisan agenda. His actions came after Trump spent months quizzing aides, allies and friends if they thought the United Kingdom and Australia played a role in…

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    College football updated polls: AP Top 25, Coaches Poll rankings after Week 7 | Sporting News

    The latest set of Coaches Poll and AP Top 25 rankings are here, and they reflect several upsets and top-25 matchups from Saturday. Four teams alone dropped out of the Coaches Poll in No. 17 Wake Forest, No. 19 Virginia, No. 20 Memphis and No. 21 Texas A&M. We also saw still-ranked teams in Florida, Georgia, Texas and Iowa fall after losses. Virginia, Wake and Memphis also fell out of the AP Top 25, allowing Washington, App State, Missouri and Minnesota to crack the top 25. SN RANKINGS: Top 25 shaken up, but Playoff picture still intact It was a telling week of college football, one that could have ramifications…

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    Astros' Michael Brantley strikes stadium staffer with foul ball during ALCS Game 2 | Sporting News

    There was a scary moment in Houston during ALCS Game 2 on Sunday night when a foul ball entered the Astros’ dugout and struck a member of the team’s security detail. Houston outfielder Michael Brantley scorched a ball into the dugout in the bottom of the fifth inning, striking the Minute Maid Park staffer, who sits with the team. Harris County Emergency Corp CEO Jeremy Hyde released a statement via the Astros. The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reported that the staffer walked into the Houston clubhouse under his own power with a towel over his head. Brantley and other members of the Astros were visibly shaken, as were members of the Yankees.…

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    When is NFL trade deadline 2019? Date, time, latest news, rumors, top targets | Sporting News

    The NFL trade deadline in 2019 will arrive with the same questions it carries every year. How many trades will occur before the deadline hits? Who is being mentioned in the latest NFL trade rumors? These questions are increasingly fair in a league where general managers are becoming more aggressive around the trade deadline. Some are expecting the 2019 NFL trade deadline to be particularly busy, in part because a handful of teams are clear sell candidates thanks to their hopeless records. Plus, a handful of contenders have obvious weaknesses that could be addressed before the trade deadline. MORE: Why NFL trades are relatively rare According to CBS, there is “a sense…

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    College football scores: Live results, updates, highlights from Week 7's top-25 games | Sporting News

    Separation Saturday is here — otherwise known as Week 7 of the college football season. Four — count ’em — four games between top-25 teams take place on Saturday, including No. 1 Alabama at No. 24 Texas A&M, No. 6 Oklahoma vs. No. 11 Texas, No. 7 Florida at No. 5 LSU and No. 10 Penn State at No. 17 Iowa. MORE: Sporting News’ Week 7 top 25 That doesn’t even include interesting matchups between Florida State and No. 2 Clemson and USC and No. 9 Notre Dame. It all promises for an exciting weekend of college football. With that, Sporting News presents its updates, scores and highlights from Week…

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    College football Week 7 primer: Heisman Watch, upset picks, predictions and more | Sporting News

    Week 7 of the college football season could serve as the first Separation Saturday given there are four matchups between top-25 teams.    No. 6 Oklahoma and No. 11 Texas meet in the Red River Rivalry (noon, FOX) in a game with huge Big 12 implications. No. 24 Texas A&M hosts No. 1 Alabama (3:30 p.m., CBS) in the CBS afternoon slot. Primetime features another top-10 SEC showdown between No. 5 LSU and No. 7 Florida (8 p.m., ESPN). There also i s a Big Ten matchup between No. 10 Penn State and No. 17 Iowa (7:30 p.m., ABC). It’s a loaded weekend.   Every week, Sporting News will survey the landscape looking for Heisman contenders, coaches on the…

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    Rams injury updates: Todd Gurley (thigh), Aqib Talib (ribs) out vs. 49ers | Sporting News

    The Rams will be without their best corner and their best running back against the undefeated 49ers on Sunday as both Todd Gurley and Aqib Talib have been ruled out. Sunday morning, ESPN reported that while Gurley will sit out for Week 6, he could return for Week 7’s game against the Falcons. The report also added Gurley had to evacuate his Southern California home due to wildfires. Malcolm Brown is expected to be Los Angeles’ top running back against San Francisco, with Darrell Henderson coming in for relief. Rams coach Sean McVay told reporters Friday that Gurley will be the one to decide his availability for the game as he recovers from…