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College football scores, NCAA top 25 rankings, schedule, games today: Georgia, Auburn battle SEC foes

The stakes are ratcheting up this week in college football as teams jockey for positioning in the first batch of College Football Playoff rankings that will be released Tuesday. The headliner is No. 3 Ohio State’s game with No. 9 Indiana, but several other teams with playoff aspirations will be in action as well.

While No. 4 Clemson’s game at Florida State was postponed hours before kickoff, No. 1 Alabama, No. 6 Florida, No. 7 Cincinnati, No. 8 BYU, No. 10 Wisconsin and No. 11 Oregon will all be in action before the evening wave of games even arrives. It would likely take a significant upset at the top for someone other than the current top-four in the polls — Alabama, Notre Dame, Ohio State and Clemson — to crack the debut top four in the CFP rankings. 

But it’s been a crazy year, and with a ton of ranked

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Michigan auto worker in ‘The Voice’ Battle Round hopes to one day leave Chrysler for a music career

He loves his day job, but says he would give it up in a heartbeat for his dream career in music. Detroit auto assembly line worker, Rio Souma, is one step closer to making his dreams a reality as he’s about to give the biggest performance of his life as he sings a Motown duet with his opponent. UPDATE: Watch Souma’s Motown duet with Casme and see who advanced.

Souma will perform against New Orleans native Casme as “The Voice” Battle Round concludes tonight at 8 p.m. ET on NBC. You can also watch via livestream at fuboTV. Both are on Team John Legend. The coach will determine which singer will continue their journey and which will go home.

We first met the 28-year old Chrysler worker during the hit reality singing competition’s Blind Audition a couple weeks ago when he got John Legend off of his feet performing

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Boston College football team keeps winning its daily battle with COVID-19

The Eagles returned to Chestnut Hill Saturday night and completed their routine testing Sunday. When the results came back Monday, the roster was once again COVID-free.

Out of 6,500 tests since the team returned in June, just one player has tested positive — and that was during the first week after players arrived.

The magnitude of going this deep into the season without encountering any brushes with a virus that has touched almost every facet of American life isn’t lost on Hafley.

“It is the biggest win, because it shows the world what people can do when they really work at it, stick together, and I think our team is a prime example of that,” Hafley said.

Within the program, there’s a growing sense of pride in seeing the results. Athletic director Pat Kraft likened it to winning the biggest game of the season, in which case the 4-3 Eagles

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Gunmen battle Afghan security forces on Kabul University campus

Afghan policemen keep watch near the site of an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan November 2, 2020. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

KABUL (Reuters) – Gunmen traded fire with Afghan security forces in Kabul University’s campus following a blast in the area, and at least six people were wounded, Afghan government officials said.

The Taliban denied their fighters were involved in the assault, and the identity of the attackers was unknown

“Gunshots still can be heard in the area but security forces have blocked it off,” Ministry of Interior spokesman Tariq Arian said. “We don’t know whether we are dealing with a coordinated attack or something else.” he said.

He later said that multiple attackers had entered the campus and were fighting with security forces.

At least six people were wounded, including a professor and a student, according to Akmal Samsor, the health ministry’s spokesman.

Witnesses said students

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Electoral college explained: how Biden faces an uphill battle in the US election | US news

Who elects the US president?

When Americans cast their ballots for the US president, they are actually voting for a representative of that candidate’s party known as an elector. There are 538 electors who then vote for the president on behalf of the people in their state.

Each state is assigned a certain number of these electoral votes, based on the number of congressional districts they have, plus two additional votes representing the state’s Senate seats. Washington DC is also assigned three electoral votes, despite having no voting representation in Congress. A majority of 270 of these votes is needed to win the presidency.

The process of nominating electors varies by state and by party, but is generally done one of two ways. Ahead of the election, political parties either choose electors at their national conventions, or they are voted for by the party’s central committee.

The electoral college nearly

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Cincinnati faces SMU in 2020’s best Group of 5 battle, and the Big Ten is back in college football’s Week 8

The biggest college football game on Saturday? It’s happening in Dallas between No. 9 Cincinnati and No. 16 SMU — two of the nine unbeaten teams left in the FBS.

If you’re eager for the Big Ten’s return, the Bearcats vs. the Mustangs may not be the game you’re most excited for. But these two ranked Group of 5 teams face an opportunity to add a résumé-building win in an attempt to accomplish the seemingly impossible: make the College Football Playoff.

We’re not getting ahead of ourselves here — even in a season when most conferences have started on their own time and are playing their own conference-specific schedules, a G5 team’s best effort might not make the committee bat an eye, but it’s fun

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Lakers reportedly want career-ending injury exception on Luol Deng’s salary, but are facing an uphill battle

Luol Deng hasn’t played for the Lakers since Oct. 19, 2017, but for the next several weeks, he is perhaps the single most important player to their offseason plans. The Lakers signed Deng to a four-year, $72 million contract in 2016. In 2018, they used the stretch provision to waive that contract and spread the remaining cap hit over several years. The Lakers still owe Deng $10 million, which is split into $5 million increments over the next two seasons and is guaranteed to be paid to Deng no matter what, but according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, the Lakers have requested a career-ending injury application in the hopes of clearing that money off of their cap sheet. 

Why does that matter? There are two major reasons, one for each of the next two offseasons:

  • If the Lakers want to use the Non-Taxpayer Mid-Level Exception on a free agent this
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College football: Inside battle over contact tracing in NCAA

The airplane looked half empty because it was.

The football players of this particular team were practicing social distancing while flying 30,000 feet in the air on a Delta jet en route home from a game. They had more than enough distance between them, or so it seemed. In some places, they were separated by two empty seats and others two empty rows. But a day later, when a small number of players on that flight tested positive for the coronavirus, school officials were forced, through a stringent contact-tracing process, to quarantine so many athletes they had to cancel their ensuing game.

At another school, a group of offensive linemen gathered one night to dine over pizza. Later that week, a player among the group tested positive and then the rest were sent into quarantine, wiping out enough of the offensive line that they, too, had to cancel the next

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Lil Tay Custody Battle Looms and Career Path Hangs in Balance

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Using sensors to detect wildlife activity in the battle against poaching

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By recognizing the movements of animals in the wild using attached sensors, it may well be possible to detect if poachers are nearby. These animal activity recognition sensors can also help in biodiversity research or cattle management. Researcher Jacob Kamminga of the University of Twente developed a motion sensor with built-in intelligence for recognizing motion patterns of a wide range of animals. The sensor consumes very little energy and is prepared for harsh conditions.


To this day, many elephants are killed for their ivory, and rhinos for the alleged healing properties of their horns. Although stricter rules have resulted in some improvement, far too many wild animals are victims of poaching. By recognizing the movements of animals, it might be possible to detect their response to the presence of humans. Satellite, GPS data and remote sensing already prove to be valuable for such activities. Data coming

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