College Football Picks: Playoff races break for mismatches

FILE - At left, in an Oct. 14, 2017, file photo, Alabama head coach Nick Saban yells during the second half an NCAA college football game against Arkansas in Tuscaloosa, Ala. At right, in this Oct. 7, 2017, file photo, Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn calls to players during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Mississippi in Auburn, Ala. The Southeastern Conference as usual is doing its part to give many of its fans a chance to re-charge for the final stretch run with matchups such as Mercer at No. 1 Alabama and Louisana-Monroe at No. 6 Auburn. (AP Photo/File)

Maybe college football could use a break after two straight weeks of ranked matchups and playoff-race altering results, and with two weeks coming up that will be loaded with rivalry games and championship implications.

Questions still surround Vandals’ QB situation

Idaho quarterback Matt Linehan throws during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Missouri Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

MOSCOW — Who will be under center when the Idaho football team takes the gridiron Saturday against Coastal Carolina? That’s a question that doesn’t appear to have an answer yet.

McKennie scores in debut as U.S. ties Portugal 1-1

U.S. player Weston McKennie, centre left, celebrates with U.S. player Juan Agudelo after scoring the opening goal during an international friendly soccer match between Portugal and U.S. at the Dr. Magalhaes Pessoa stadium in Leiria, Portugal, Tuesday Nov. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Pedro Rocha)

Weston McKennie needed little time to make an impact for a U.S. soccer team starting a five-year wait until its next chance to play in the World Cup.

Seahawks begin life without Sherman

FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, file photo, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) lies injured on the turf he injured his Achilles tendon tackling Arizona Cardinals wide receiver John Brown during the second half of an NFL football game in Glendale, Ariz. The Seahawks return to practice Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, without Sherman and facing questions about how the team handled the concussion protocol with quarterback Russell Wilson. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Back from a long weekend of needed rest, the Seattle Seahawks began life without Richard Sherman on Tuesday.

Celtics hold off Raptors 95-94 for 12th straight victory

Boston Celtics' Terry Rozier (12) and Jayson Tatum (0) celebrate at the buzzer as Toronto Raptors' Kyle Lowry (7) and Fred VanVleet walk off the court after an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

BOSTON (AP) — Al Horford turned back the clock in his return from a two-game absence with a concussion.

Crosby, Sheary lead Penguins past Sabres 5-4 in OT

Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) puts a rebound behind Buffalo Sabres goalie Robin Lehner (40) for a goal in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. The Penguins won 5-4 in overtime. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby ended a long goal drought and assisted on Conor Sheary’s winner 16 seconds into overtime as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Buffalo Sabres 5-4 on Tuesday night.

Column: LPGA has everything but a dominant player

LPGA golfers, from left, Sung Hyun Park, So Yeon Ryu, Lexi Thompson, Shanshan Feng and Brooke Henderson pose before a glass case, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, reflecting the $1 million cash bonus up for grabs this week at the CME Group Tour Championship golf tournament at Tiburon Golf Club in Naples, Fla. (AP Photo/Doug Ferguson)

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Even with five of the biggest prizes still up for grabs at the final LPGA Tour event of the year, So Yeon Ryu has set an ambitious goal.

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