CBS Sports graphic Penn State crashed the top five of the CBS Sports 130 in a major shake-up of our comprehensive ranking of every college football team in the FBS. The top four remained the same as last week with Alabama , Georgia , Oregon and Oklahoma all holding serve in Week 3, even if those results were in doubt for a moment on Saturday in the case of the Crimson Tide and the Sooners. Penn State moved from No. 10 to No. 5 after its impressive 28-20 win against Auburn . It was one of nine teams in the top 25 of the CBS Sports 130 to move five or or more spots after Week 3 action. Not all of those movements were improvements as Clemson saw its stock fall severely after a narrow 14-8 win over Georgia Tech . The Tigers were in that No. 5 spot now occupied by Penn State; suddenly, they stand outside the top 10 for the first time in a long time at No. 11. UCLA also took a significant step back from No. 12 down to No. 24 after the thrilling 40-37 upset loss . . .
In April last year he had revealed during a BBC radio talk show that 2021 is going to be his last in front of the mic, "I am not too sure how much further than 2020 I will be going with commentary. I cannot see myself going much further down the road at my age. I am 66 years old now, I am not 36, 46 or 56." "If this year gets totally destroyed, I might have to think about 2021 because I can't just walk away from Sky, a company that has done so much good for me." Holding played 60 Tests and 102 ODIs for West Indies and picked up 391 international wickets before retiring from international cricket in 1987. Reflecting upon his commentary stint, Holding had said that he feels himself to be extremely lucky when he looks back at his career. Holding is known for his honest commentary and garnered a lot of praise for his monologue on 'Black Lives Matter' when international cricket resumed with the England-West Indies Test series last year post-COVID-19 lockdown. 'Black Lives . . .
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday announced that domestic cricketers affected by the COVID-curtailed 2020-21 season will be paid 50 per cent additional match fee as compensation for the disruption and also hiked their remuneration for the upcoming season. Many Indian cricketers struggled financially after the Ranji Trophy was not held last year for the first time in its history due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The BCCI compensation package for these players was awaited for a long time. "Cricketers who participated in 2019-20 Domestic Season will get 50 per cent additional match fee as compensation for season 2020-21 lost due to COVID-19 situation," BCCI general secretary Jay Shah said in a tweet. Cricketers who participated in 2019-20 Domestic Season will get 50 per cent additional match fee as compensation for season 2020-21 lost due to COVID-19 situation #BCCIApexCouncil — Jay Shah (@JayShah) September 20, 2021 BCCI President Sourav Ganguly also . . .
Neeraj Chopra, India's only Olympic gold medallist in athletics, took to Twitter on Monday to share a picture of himself, revealing his two-step solution to get rid of tension. In the picture, the star javelin thrower can be seen posing with a glass of tea and a roti and he captioned the image in hindi "khao roti, piyo chai. Tension ko karo bye bye." Soon after Neeraj posted the image, it went viral on social media as fans appreciated the simplicity of the star Indian athlete. pic.twitter.com/yTnboE9DOk — Neeraj Chopra (@Neeraj_chopra1) September 20, 2021 "Everyday,ur sweet innocence makes us so proud of u,Neeraj Chopra," a fan wrote on Twitter. Roti/chai...Dal/rajma chawal..our desi comfort foods, nothing beats it.Everyday,ur sweet innocence makes us so proud of u,Neeraj Chopra. — Rash2810 (@Rash28101) September 20, 2021 So cute and lovely Man. No attitude full native. Sir I will definitely meet you once in life. I am a big fan of you. — Pooja Pal . . .
Kolkata Knight Riders' Andre Russell bowled an accurate yorker to send Royal Challengers Bangalore's star batsman AB de Villiers back to the pavilion for a golden duck during match number 31 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 on Monday. De Villiers had just come out to bat after the dismissal of KS Bharat. Russell straightaway went full and straight to him and beat the defence of De Villiers. After getting the big wicket of De Villiers, Russell celebrated by punching the air in joy. That was smooth! @StarSportsIndia #AndreRussell #IPL2021 #KKRvRCB #Kolkataknightriders pic.twitter.com/YWQbajPuZT — DRIJ SaML (Raina fangirl) (@SamalAdrija) September 20, 2021 Earlier in the match, Virat Kohli had won the toss and opted to bat at the Sheikh Zayed stadium in Abu Dhabi. Kohli's decision backfired as KKR bowlers kept chipping away with wickets at regular interval. Seamer Prasidh Krishna dealt RCB a big blow when he had Virat Kohli trapped in front of wicket with . . .
England cricket chiefs on Monday withdrew their men's and women's teams from next month's white-ball series in Pakistan citing "increasing concerns about travelling to the region". The historic trip, which would have been the first ever by an England women's team and the first by their male counterparts since 2005, was in serious doubt from the moment New Zealand pulled out of their own series in Pakistan on Friday over security fears. Rawalpindi was due to host men's and women's Twenty20 double-headers on October 13 and 14 as England's men prepare for next month's T20 World Cup. Heather Knight's women's team were then due to play one-day internationals (ODIs) on October 17, 19 and 21, also in Rawalpindi. "The ECB (England and Wales Cricket Board) board convened this weekend to discuss these extra England women's and men's games in Pakistan and we can confirm that the board has reluctantly decided to withdraw both teams from the October trip," the ECB said in a statement. "The . . .
Jimmie Johnson delivered the best finish of his NTT IndyCar Series career Sunday at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, which also featured the most memorable highlight of his rookie season. With seven laps remaining, Formula One veteran and fellow IndyCar rookie Romain Grosjean attempted to pass Johnson on the entry to the 2.238-mile road course’s famous Corkscrew turn, and their cars made contact. Grosjean’s No. 51 Dallara-Honda went airborne while Johnson’s No. 48 Dallara-Honda made a hard right over the curbing and through the green runoff area, but both drivers were able to continue. Grosjean apologized for the collision in postrace interviews after placing third, noting that Johnson was trying to impede his progress in catching teammate and points leader Alex Palou, who finished second. “I thought our day was over,” Johnson told NBC Sports reporter Kevin Lee . “I couldn’t believe that he threw it in there that late on me. Luckily we both saved it. I thought I lost my . . .
Have we seen the last of Jaromir Jagr in the NHL? It seems that yes, in fact, we have. After being placed on waivers by the Calgary Flames on Sunday, Jagr passed through the waiver wire unclaimed and has since been loaned to Kladno of the Czech 1. Liga, the team he owns and where he got his start. “I want to thank Brad Treliving and the Calgary Flames for giving me the immense opportunity to be a part of their team and continue my NHL career this season,” said Jagr in a statement. “Although I am very disappointed that things did not turn out as we had hoped due to a number of circumstances, I am deeply grateful to the Flames, the fans and the City of Calgary for having welcomed me so generously. I now look forward to continuing the season in Kladno.” What does that transaction mean for the Flames? Cap Friendly explains. Placing Jagr on regular waivers & loaning him to Europe (as was reported by @TSNBobMcKenzie ) instead to terminating his contract, gives the #Flames . . .
CBS Sports/Getty Images The first round of Champions League group games is in the ledgers and the state of play at the top of European football is beginning to look a little clearer. Here is how the 32 teams stand in our latest edition of the power rankings. The top tier: Title or bust These teams should be disappointed with anything less than a semi final berth and frankly even that might not be enough, such is their talent profile. 1. Chelsea (unchanged) Is there a better manager-club tandem in top tier football right now than Thomas Tuchel and Chelsea? The head coach seems utterly enamored with his squad who in turn are proving themselves to be tactically astute, creative in attack and absolute masters of holding on to the leads they inevitably build. Tottenham played pretty well indeed in the first half of their Premier League matchup on Sunday but all it took was a tweak in formation and Spurs were blown away by the European champions in the second half, . . .
CBS Sports/Getty Images PSG won't give up on Kylian Mbappe "Our plan hasn't changed, we want to focus on Kylian Mbappé" - PSG director Leonardo said of the French star that Real Madrid tried to buy in every way in the summer. With no updates on his contract, which expires in June 2022, there are still no updates, the situation will soon be very hot. And Real are still dreaming of Mbappe as their priority signing. Barcelona finally gets a signature on the dotted line Sergi Roberto will soon sign his new contract with Barcelona. The agreement, which will run until June 30, 2024, is imminent. They've already reached a verbal commitment which will be formalized in the coming days as his agent puts the finishing touches on the deal. With no Premier League team calling, Sergi will remain at Barcelona. Ronald Koeman's Barcelona seat isn't hot.....yet Meanwhile at Barcelona, Ronald Koeman's situation is being closely watched. There's no imminent breakup, but president . . .