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CFT Previews: Six-pack of Heisman dark horses

The early frontrunners for the Heisman Trophy in 2019 will be Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence and Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. But history suggests the preseason favorite or favorites for the Heisman Trophy have a rough time getting to the end of the season as the frontrunner. Every season sees new Heisman contenders come and go […]

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Pounding Nails: Mick Cronin’s plan to recast UCLA from blue-blood to blue collar

Four months into his tenure, the players that he inherited as the new UCLA head coach have yet to experience a vintage Mick Cronin blowup. They’ve seen them, mind you. They pull up the YouTube videos on their phones. It’s something that the staff and the players laugh about it. But watching Mt. Cronin erupt […]

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Rockets betting on talent of James Harden and Russell Westbrook, everything else be damned

Dan Feldman is grading every team’s offseason based on where the team stands now relative to its position entering the offseason. A ‘C’ means a team is in similar standing, with notches up or down from there. There is a tried-and-true method for winning an NBA championship: Get two recent MVPs. It has worked every […]

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. still plans to race at Darlington, has ‘Plan B’

Dale Earnhardt Jr. said on Wednesday night that he still plans to compete in next weekend’s Xfinity Series race at Darlington Raceway, despite experiencing a bruised back from the plane crash he and his family survived last week. Earnhardt said his back has “lots of swelling and I just need that to go down and […]

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Austin Cindric rebounds from rough July to crash Xfinity’s ‘Big 3’ party

When the month of August opened, Austin Cindric was in a desperate need of a “good weekend.” So much so that the 20-year-old driver “didn’t even care about winning the race” when the Xfinity Series visited its first road course of the season at Watkins Glen International. A “miserable” July saw Cindric fail to finish […]