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Fantasy Rankings: Palmer a better play than Brady

Tom Brady might be battling for the NFL's MVP award, but our fantasy crew likes Carson Palmer, the Cardinals' touchdown-tossing machine, better in Week 12. Watch Fantasy Football Now on ESPN2/WatchESPN for the latest news and advice.

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Source: Tigers, Zimmermann reach $110M deal

The Tigers have reached an agreement with free agent right-hander Jordan Zimmermann, who started a career-high 33 games for the Nationals last season.

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Schlabach: LSU gets it right ... more or Les

Les Miles was carried off the field Saturday night. A last ride? Hardly. Despite weeks of speculation, his position as LSU head coach is safe.

OTL: Payton Manning Camp exposed (4:15)
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Warriors keep rolling, rout Kings to get to 18-0

Stephen Curry took the fourth quarter off after scoring 19 points in 30 minutes Saturday night in the Warriors' 18th straight victory to start the season.

GW FG keeps Cardinal's slim playoff hopes alive (0:59)
OTL: Silent Night Lights (4:59)
Nicol: Columbus will go through (1:23)
WATCH: Costa throws bib in Mourinho's direction (0:25)
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Mark Hodgkinson

Magical Murray clinches Davis Cup for Great Britain

A superb performance from the Scot against David Goffin seals a 3-1 win in the final as Leon Smith's side become the first British winners of tennis' premier team tournament since 1936.

USC wins LA bragging rights, beats UCLA (1:26)
Fury beats Klitschko by decision to become new heavyweight champ (0:40)
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Top 10 third basemen in MLB

Buster Olney's positional rankings series moves to third base, where Josh Donaldson tops the list; plus a look at some tough decisions for the Pirates.

LeBron sinks game-winning shot to beat Nets (0:27)
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Mike Veeck: The funniest man in baseball

Mike Veeck, the comic maestro of the minor leagues, tells Jim Caple how thinking outside the batter's box like his father -- and his friend Bill Murray -- has helped him make ballpark magic.


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Georgia had 85 players drafted under Mark Richt since 2001, 6th most in the last 15 years (behind Ohio St., USC, Miami (FL), FSU, LSU)

What's next for Mark Richt, Georgia?

Mark May says the fired Georgia coach could end up back on the sidelines soon: "There's a lot of jobs that are available right now. There are a lot of places that would take a Mark Richt."


Richt won games, but not the right ones

There's no question that Mark Richt won a lot during his 15-year tenure at Georgia, writes Mark Schlabach. But, says Schlabach, Richt didn't give Georgia fans enough reason to believe he'd eventually take them to the top. Fell just short

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Has Chip Kelly lost the Eagles?

Keyshawn Johnson said on NFL Countdown: "When I look at the situation in Philadelphia, I think those guys said, 'You know what? I'm sick and tired of this.'"


May: Why not Mack Brown for Georgia?

Mark May says Georgia should look to the Longhorn state -- and Network -- for its next coach: "Mack Brown. ... There's a lot of coaching left in him, and I think he can carry them over the barrier."


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Mark Richt's 15-year career at Georgia: " 145-51 record " 9-3 this season " 9 10-win seasons " 9-5 career record in bowl games

Liverpool breaks the deadlock
Barclays Premier League 

James Milner opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the 62nd minute to give his side the lead over Swansea City.

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Georgia says Mark Richt has "opportunity to accept other duties & responsibilities at UGA following the bowl game"

Getting better all the time

Stephen Curry's shooting from downtown during the Warriors' record 18-0 start has eclipsed his 3-point performance from the same number of games starting the past three seasons.


Notable Week 12 actives/inactives

The Chiefs will be without Charcandrick West for Week 12, but they did receive some good news: Travis Kelce will be in the lineup against the Bills. What other notable names will be in for Week 12?

Stats & Info

Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

Teddy Bridgewater beat the Falcons and threw for a career-high 317 yards in his first NFL start last September. He'll look to go 2-0 against the Falcons today.

College football playoff -- Who's in?

Heather Dinich says the committee should book their plane tickets home early, because nothing's going to change in the top four this week.


Sources: Tigers, Zimmerman reach deal

RHP Jordan Zimmermann has agreed to a five-year, $110 million deal with the Detroit Tigers, per ESPN sources and a media reports. Zimmermann's deal is contingent on him passing a physical. The deal was first reported by CBS Sports. Story

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Brett McMurphy @McMurphyESPN

Now 14 openings: Georgia, Maryland, Memphis, Miami, Mizzou, North Texas, South Carolina, Syracuse, Toledo, Tulane, UCF, ULM, USC, Virginia

Dubious history for Wichita State

With their loss to Iowa today, the 20th-ranked Shockers became the first team in AP poll history (since 1948-49) to lose four games as a ranked team before the end of November.

Josh Moyer ESPN Staff Writer 

Penn State coach James Franklin has fired offensive coordinator John Donovan. The firing itself isn't a surprise, but the timing is a bit of a shock. Franklin didn't really hint at this move during a postgame press conference Saturday.

No. 6 Duke hosting Utah State

The Blue Devils are 3-0 at home this season, winning by an average of 25.0 PPG. Meanwhile, Utah State comes into the game unbeaten on the season. Live on ESPNU, WatchESPN

Jim Bowden ESPN Insider 

CBS Sports reporting that the Detroit Tigers and Jordan Zimmermann have reached a deal. We drafted Zimmermann when I was GM of the Nationals in the 2nd round of 2007 Draft. Zimmermann a career 3.32 ERA and 1.15 whip. His competitiveness, poise and composure are all off the charts.

Richt had slipped vs. quality opposition

Mark Richt went 12-10 against AP Top-15 teams during his first seven seasons at Georgia, but over the past seven seasons, the Bulldogs had gone just 5-15 in those games. They did not have a win against a ranked team this season.

Source: Georgia fires Mark Richt

Georgia (9-3) has fired head coach Mark Richt, a source told ESPN's Mark Schlabach. Richt was 145-51 in 15 seasons at the school, winning SEC titles in 2002 and 2005. The Bulldogs went to a bowl game every year Richt was at the school. Story

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Curry makes 3 fall while he free falls

Stephen Curry was headed to the ground, but the ball was destined for the net.


Notable inactive/active NFL players


  • Chiefs RB Charcandrick West (hamstring)
  • Bucs TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (shoulder)
  • Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (groin)
  • Chargers TE Antonio Gates (hip)
  • Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry (knee)
  • More inactives

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Shayne Graham kicking with heavy heart

Two days before Thanksgiving, free agent kicker Shayne Graham lost his father. Later in the week, Graham aced his workout and was signed by the Falcons. "I made this decision because I knew its what my father would want me to do," said Graham. 'A source of inspiration'

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