SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Regardless of the outcome of tonight's College Football Playoff championship game between No. 1 Clemson and No. 2 Alabama, a case can be made that no team in the history of the sport has had a better run than the Crimson Tide under coach Nick Saban.
PELHAM, Ala. (AP) - Two autographed photos of Clemson coach Dabo Swinney hang on a wall above the used stoves and plumbing hoses in Jason Miller's hardware store, even though this is the heart of Alabama football country.
PASADENA (AP) - The first time Christian McCaffrey touched the ball in the 102nd Rose Bowl, he took it 75 yards for a spectacular touchdown. A few hundred yards later, Stanford's sophomore star had smashed the oldest bowl game's record for all-purpose yards while leading the Cardinal to a blowout win over Iowa.
DALLAS (AP) - There has been little mystery with Alabama's offense this season. The Crimson Tide have a 6-foot-3, 242-pound Heisman Trophy winner at tailback in Derrick Henry and the plan has been to swing that sledge hammer as many times as it takes to break the defense.
BERKELEY (AP) - Manteca High graduate Courtney Range scored a career-high 29 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and knocked down a jumper with 28 seconds left in the second overtime to help No. 21 California beat No. 19 UCLA 108-104 on Monday night in a rare nonconference battle between the two Pac-12 schools.
STOCKTON – The fifth annual boys San Joaquin Soccer Alliance Senior Showdown was Sunday at St. Mary's High School and the Tri-City Athletic League all stars downed San Joaquin Athletic Association 3-0 on Sanguinetti Field.
BRING HOME THE BACON: Mike Swanson 276/664 *100 pins over average game, Charlie Padre 200-206-257/663, Doug Dalton 227-236/645, Mark Ross 203-227, Joel Diamantine 249, Juan Williams Sr 241, Mike Marshall 223, Forest Winston 217, Jerome Carl 215, Vincent Reed 211, Adam LeBlanc 203, Jesse Woodruff 202, Patrick Dean 201, Kip Maier 200, Jeremy Puhlman 195/514, Chris Soll 185/492, Ann Carl 183/471, Sarah McKell 158/431, Wendy Landa 146.
uBRING HOME THE BACON: Charlie Padre 235-236-258/729, Mike Marshall 210-210-223/647, Jesse Woodruff 213-232/630, Doug Dalton 203-210-216/629, Vincent Reed 208-223/611, Mike Swanson 216, Juan Williams Sr 212, Mark Ross 211, Kip Maier 216, Forest Winston 212, Adam Carl 189/494, Antoinette Benson 175/401, Merri Puhlman 160/392.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The U.S. Soccer Federation is recommending a ban on headers for players 10 and under, limits for players between 11 and 13 and having medical professionals rather than coaches make decisions on whether players suspected of concussions can remain in games.