3:12 PM ET ESPN News Services Oregon State has extended the contract of football coach Jonathan Smith through the 2027 season, the school announced on Friday. Smith has led Oregon State to a 7-4 record this season heading into Saturday’s regular-season finale at Oregon. The Beavers are bowl eligible for the first time since 2013.
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Manchester United has hired Ralf Rangnick as interim manager.  Rangnick is leaving his job as head of sports and development at Lokomotiv Moscow to take up the role. Rangnick has agreed a six-month deal until the end of May. He will have a further two years in a consultancy role. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was fired
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Nov 24, 2021 Minnesota standout running back Mohamed Ibrahim will return for the Golden Gophers’ 2022 football season, he announced Wednesday. Ibrahim, a first-team All-Big Ten selection as a junior in 2020, suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon in Minnesota’s season opener Sept. 2 against Ohio State. He had rushed for 163 yards and two touchdowns
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Mauricio Pochettino has emerged as the top target for Manchester United as their next permanent manager. Pochettino, however, is under contract with Paris Saint-Germain until 2023 after signing an extension this summer. Pochettino would be interested in the job if he can get out of his contract. “I am very focused on football,” said Pochettino
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Manchester United have held discussions with Ernesto Valverde about the possibility of becoming interim manager. After Solskjaer’s departure, Michael Carrick was put in charge temporarily, and despite his winning his first game 2-0 against Villarreal on Tuesday, sources say that the club remain committed to bringing in someone else between now and the summer. Valverde
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12:34 PM ET Associated Press MADISON, Wis. — The mouthguards that some college football players are wearing this season have a dual purpose. Not only does the equipment provide the obvious protection for teeth and jaws, it also includes sensors collecting data to help research the best way to prevent serious head injuries. Ten NFL
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Quinnipiac made a big statement last weekend with back-to-back 4-0 shutout victories on the road at Cornell and at Colgate last weekend. It was the first ever sweep of that two-game trip in Bobcats’ history and the first win over Cornell since 2018. The wins vaulted Quinnipiac into the fifth spot in both most national
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3:21 PM ET Associated Press LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez will miss the Cornhuskers’ season finale against Iowa because of a shoulder injury, coach Scott Frost announced Monday. Frost said redshirt freshman Logan Smothers would start Friday against the 17th-ranked Hawkeyes (9-2, 6-2 Big Ten). Martinez’s right (throwing) shoulder was hurt in the
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6:40 PM ET Mechelle VoepelESPN.com Close Mechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women’s basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996. Junior guard Zia Cooke said South Carolina coach Dawn Staley was pretty calm during her halftime speech in Monday’s Battle 4
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