Is 8-team playoff a foregone conclusion?

COLUMBUS — By all accounts, the College Football Playoff selection committee got it right. The four-team field of Clemson, Alabama, Michigan State, and Oklahoma was unveiled Sunday free of controversy or drama.

Everyone skips home whistling, right?

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Portland wins MLS Cup, beating Columbus 2-1

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Portland Timbers had a plan to attack early in their first MLS Cup appearance. They didn't expect it to work to perfection so quickly.

  • Written by CRAIG MERZ, Associated Press

Heisman Trophy finalists: Henry, Watson, McCaffrey

NEW YORK (AP) — Alabama's Derrick Henry and Stanford's Christian McCaffrey are hoping to return to the Heisman Trophy to the running backs. Clemson's Deshaun Watson can keep it with the QBs.

  • Written by RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer