College football Week 13 winners, losers, overreactions: Playoff continues transition into a new era

Throughout the first seven years of the College Football Playoff’s existence, Alabama, Ohio State, Clemson and Oklahoma were responsible for 20 of 28 available appearances and six of the seven national championships. As the regular season comes to a close in Week 13, it’s highly likely that none of those four stalwarts will be represented … Read more

Kendall Lenz a supersub for Naperville Central

Kendall Lenz is used to making big plays on the softball field. The Naperville Central senior can also make them on the basketball court. Lenz demonstrated that Saturday when she stepped to the free-throw line with the Redhawks trailing Benet by a point with 22.5 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter. “It was getting really … Read more

Lionel Messi helps keep Argentina’s World Cup hopes alive with a moment of magic against Mexico

CNN — Yet another moment of Lionel Messi magic helped salvage Argentina’s World Cup hopes at Qatar 2022 as La Albiceleste secured a much-needed victory over Mexico. The 2-0 win certainly wasn’t pretty, with Argentina struggling to create many clear-cut chances against a stubborn Mexico team that itself also offered very little threat going forward. … Read more

Robert Lewandowski gets first World Cup goal as Poland beat Saudi Arabia | World Cup 2022

Before kick-off Hervé Renard denied that Saudi Arabia’s government had gifted his players a Rolls Royce apiece in recognition of their achievement in beating Argentina last week. The Green Falcons’ French manager reminded everyone his team had not yet escaped the group stage and, to the considerable dismay of the massed Saudi support congregated in … Read more