2 QBs and stingy defense have Dolphins in playoff contention

MIAMI >> The way the Miami Dolphins defend, it doesn’t matter who they have as a quarterback. Ryan Fitzpatrick is 4-3 as a starter and rookie Tua Tagovailoa is 3-1, largely because the Dolphins are second in the NFL in points allowed per game. The stingy defense has the Dolphins…

Ohio State still 4th in College Football Playoff rankings despite cancellation

Ohio State still 4th in College Football Playoff rankings despite cancellation

Ohio State retained fourth spot in the College Football Playoff rankings on Tuesday after the previous game was canceled, landing behind No. 1 Alabama (8-0), No. 2 Notre Dame (9-0) and No. 3 Clemson (8 -1) for a second week in a row. The selection committee’s top seven teams remained…

LAFC falls to Seattle in Western Conference playoff opener

LAFC falls to Seattle in Western Conference playoff opener

Seattle Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei (24) watches as LAFC defender Eddie Segura, center, heads the ball during the first half of their Western Conference first-round playoff match on Tuesday night in Seattle. The Sounders won 3-1. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) Los Angeles FC defender Jesus David Murillo, left, slides across…

Alabama, Notre Dame, Clemson, Ohio State lead first College Football Playoff rankings

Alabama, Notre Dame, Clemson, Ohio State lead first College Football Playoff rankings

Alabama (7-0) was number 1 on Tuesday-evening in the first College Football Playoff-ranking of the season, followed by Notre Dame (8-0), Clemson (7-1) and Ohio State (4-0). Texas A&M (5-1) was fifth and Florida (6-1) was sixth, giving the Southeastern Conference three of the top six teams, along with Alabama….