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Florida Gators defensive back Chauncey Gardner (23) intercepts a pass intended for Iowa Hawkeyes wide receiver Riley McCarron (83) in the second half at Raymond James Stadium.

Gardner’s two picks help No. 17 Florida win Outback Bowl

By The Sports Xchange on Jan. 03, 2017, at 7:25 a.m.
Chauncey Gardner had two interceptions and returned one for a 58-yard touchdown to lead No. 17 Florida to a 30-3 win over Iowa in the Outback Bowl at Raymond James Stadium on Monday.

Saban replaces Kiffin heading into national title game

By The Sports Xchange on Jan. 02, 2017, at 2:03 p.m.
New England Patriots outside linebacker Jamie Collins (91) and offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels celebrate a touchdown against the Houston Texans during a Sept. 23 game at Gillette Stadium.

Patriots’ McDaniels in demand for head-coaching openings

By The Sports Xchange on Jan. 02, 2017, at 1:20 p.m.
Denver Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak before the game against the Oakland Raiders at Sports Authority Field. Kubiak stepped down on Monday, citing health concerns.

Kubiak officially steps down as Broncos head coach

By The Sports Xchange on Jan. 02, 2017, at 12:41 p.m.

Patriots secure home field throughout postseason

By Walter Villa, The Sports Xchange on Jan. 01, 2017, at 5:55 p.m.
Clemson Tigers defensive tackle Albert Huggins (67) grabs the jersey of Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) as he scrambles during the fourth quarter during the 2016 CFP semifinal at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Clemson returns to title game with 31-0 romp past Ohio State

By Jack Magruder, The Sports Xchange on Jan. 01, 2017, at 9:30 a.m.

No. 1 Alabama dominates No. 4 Washington to reach title game

By Guy Curtright, The Sports Xchange on Dec. 31, 2016, at 10:28 p.m.

Packers, Lions prepare for high-stakes game

By Dana Gauruder, The Sports Xchange on Dec. 30, 2016, at 7:20 p.m.
Aaron Rodgers’ last throw at Ford Field was one for the ages. His 61-yard, Hail Mary touchdown pass to Richard Rodgers on the final play shocked the Detroit Lions and gave the Green Bay Packers a 27-23 victory last season.

Defensive stop lifts Stanford over North Carolina

By The Sports Xchange on Dec. 30, 2016, at 7:08 p.m.
No. 16 Stanford’s defense recorded a sack on a two-point conversion play with 25 seconds remaining, allowing the Cardinal to hold off North Carolina in a 25-23 victory in the Sun Bowl on Friday at Sun Bowl Stadium in El Paso, Texas.

TV, radio sports schedule for Dec. 31, 2016

on Dec. 30, 2016, at 6:50 p.m.
Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban celebrates winning the trophy with his team after the SEC Championship college football game against the Florida Gators on Dec. 4 at Georgia Dome in Atlanta.

Alabama coach looks to keep team focused vs. Washington

By Mike Sullivan, The Sports Xchange on Dec. 30, 2016, at 2:24 p.m.
“Thinking about last year’s national championship isn’t going to help us get this one.”
Clemson Tigers defensive tackle Carlos Watkins (94) is congratulated by linebacker Ben Boulware (10) after his sack against the Virginia Tech Hokies during the second half of the ACC Championship college football game at Camping World Stadium in Orlando on Dec. 3. Clemson Tigers defeated the Virginia Tech Hokies 42-35.

Clemson, Ohio State in familiar setting at FBS semifinal

By Jack Magruder, The Sports Xchange on Dec. 30, 2016, at 1:55 p.m.
The three-year-old FBS national championship playoff format is neither the Ohio State open nor the Clemson invitational, but it has skewed that way.

South Florida tops South Carolina in Birmingham Bowl

By The Sports Xchange on Dec. 29, 2016, at 6:14 p.m.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady throws the ball during the first half against the New York Jets on Sunday at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts.

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady returns to practice

By The Sports Xchange on Dec. 29, 2016, at 3:45 p.m.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady returned to practice on Thursday, one day removed from sitting out because of a thigh issue.

Justin Jackson rushes Northwestern to win at Pinstripe Bowl

By The Sports Xchange on Dec. 28, 2016, at 8:54 p.m.

TV, radio sports schedule for Dec. 29, 2016

on Dec. 28, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.
University of Maine's Josh Mack (right) pushes for yards past New Hampshire's Pop Lacey (center) and Casey DeAndrade during their football game at Alfond Stadium at the University of Maine in Orono in this November 2016 file photo.

UMaine freshman tailback named All-America honorable mention

on Dec. 28, 2016, at 3:06 p.m.
Josh Mack, who played in 10 games for UMaine last fall, led the team in rushing, compiling 712 yards on 140 carries, averaging 71.2 yards per game.
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Maryland coach Randy Edsall (right) congratulates kicker Brendan Magistro (left) after kicking a field goal during their football game against Boston College at Alumni Stadium in Boston in this October 2012 file photo.

UConn brings back Randy Edsall as head football coach

By The Sports Xchange on Dec. 28, 2016, at 2:29 p.m.
Randy Edsall is returning for a second stint as head football coach of the University of Connecticut, the school announced Wednesday.
aylor Bears safety Orion Stewart (28) is upended as he returns a fourth-quarter fumble against the Boise State Broncos during the Cactus Bowl at Chase Field. Baylor defeated Boise State 31-12.

Baylor blitzes Boise State in Cactus Bowl

By Jack Magruder, The Sports Xchange on Dec. 28, 2016, at 2:10 p.m.
Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) throws a pass as head coach Jim Caldwell looks on before the game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium.

Lions can still wrap up NFC North in season finale

By Chad Conine, The Sports Xchange on Dec. 28, 2016, at 8:03 a.m.
The Detroit Lions entered Monday’s game with a chance to punch their playoff ticket, knowing next week’s contest against Green Bay would decide the NFC North.