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Ohio State beats Utah in Rose Bowl as Smith-Njigba, Stroud have record games

OSU beats Utah in Rose Bowl as Smith-Njigba, Stroud have record games originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

The 2022 Rose Bowl lived up to expectations — and then some. 

Ohio State kicker Noah Ruggles hit a 19-yard field goal with nine seconds left to lift the Buckeyes to a 48-45 win over the Utah Utes. The Buckeyes rallied from a 35-21 deficit at the half to secure the win. 

The victory came on the shoulders of record performances by QB C.J. Stroud and wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba. The sophomore wideout had 15 catches for 347 yards and three touchdowns, which broke a number of school and bowl records. 

Smith-Njigba now owns the record for the most receiving yards in any bowl game in college football history, in addition to the Rose Bowl record for receptions, while in a tie for the record for receiving touchdowns. He also set

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Heat’s Markieff Morris Breaks Silence After Missing 23 Games


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Miami Heat forward Markieff Morris took the high road after being blindsided by Nikola Jokic.

Miami Heat forward Markieff Morris has been missing for nearly two months, an absence that’s been impossible to ignore considering how many Heat players are out with injuries.

While head coach Erik Spoelstra confidently stated that the team has long moved on from the violent altercation between Morris and Denver Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic, the veteran forward hasn’t been seen or heard from since taking a blindside hit to the back on November 8. Until today.

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After yet another Heat player went down with an injury during, backup center Dewayne Dedmon left Thursday’s game against the Detroit Pistons with a knee injury,Five Reasons Sports Network tweeted, “The Heat may need to start providing a little

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Heat’s Markieff Morris Out 14 Straight Games With No Update


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Markieff Morris #8 of the Miami Heat poses for a photo during Media Day at FTX Arena on September 27, 2021 in Miami, Florida.

Miami Heat‘s head coach Erik Spoelstra confidently stated that the team has moved on from the violent altercation between Markieff Morris and Denver Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic however, the veteran forward hasn’t been seen or heard from since taking a blindside hit to the back on November 8.

The Heat announced on Thursday, December 2, that Morris would not be traveling with the team to take on the Indiana Pacers on Friday, which means the 32-year-old will be missing his 14th straight game.

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What’s especially disconcerting is that the organization has been especially cagey about giving updates on Morris’s status. At first, he was ruled

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Panthers’ Sam Darnold first QB in NFL history with 5 rushing TDs in his team’s first 4 games of season

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Sam Darnold may not be Michael Vick, but the Panthers quarterback has set an NFL record that not even Vick could match. On an 11-yard touchdown run during the first half of Sunday’s game against the Cowboys, Darnold became the first quarterback in league history to rush for five touchdowns during his team’s first four games. Darnold also scored on a one-yard touchdown run earlier in the game. 

The former Jets quarterback had five rushing touchdowns during his first three seasons. Darnold entered Sunday’s game with a league-high three touchdown runs. His first rushing touchdown this season came against his former team in Carolina’s Week 1 win over New York. Darnold scored two touchdowns in last Sunday’s 24-9 win over the Texans

Darnold has played an integral role in the Panthers’ 3-0 start. During the Panthers’ first three games, the former No. 3 overall pick completed 68.2% of

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