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Ronald Koeman Has His Barcelona Dream, But He’s Stepping Into a Nightmare Situation

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It always seemed inevitable that Ronald Koeman would wind up on the Barcelona bench, but it’s unclear whether any one coach can fix the myriad problems at the club.
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Fury plans Dec. 5 fight in London; Wilder unlikely

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LONDON — WBC world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury said Saturday that he plans to fight in London on Dec. 5, but his opponent is unknown.

“I’d just like to announce I’m definitely fighting December the 5th in London. Opponent to be announced very, very soon,” Fury said in a video message posted on his social media accounts. “Just working on some opponents. Let you all know who it’s going to be shortly.” Fury and his co-promoter Frank Warren recently expressed doubt that a third fight with American Deontay Wilder would happen in 2020.

Fury claimed the WBC belt off Wilder with a seventh-round stoppage in February, after their draw in 2018.

A fight between undefeated Michael Conlan and former WBO junior featherweight champion Isaac Dogboe has been agreed upon for Dec. 5 at Royal Albert Hall in London. That fight is expected to be part of the Fury card, sources told ESPN’s Steve Kim.

The 32-year-old Fury announced in June that he had agreed to a two-fight deal with Anthony Joshua. The sides said that the first bout could take place sometime in 2021 in what would be an all-British showdown between the current holders of the heavyweight belts.

Joshua is scheduled to fight Kubrat Pulev on Dec. 12 at the O2 Arena in London. The fight was postponed from June because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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Follow live: Ohio State opens Big Ten season vs. Nebraska

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first Quarter NEB OSU

TD

13:09

A. Martinez run for 10 yds for a TD, (C. Culp KICK)

4 plays, 75 yards, 1:51

7 0

TD

8:04

M. Teague III run for 1 yd for a TD, (B. Haubeil KICK)

11 plays, 75 yards, 5:05

7 7

TD

4:02

J. Fields pass,to G. Wilson for 42 yds for a TD, (B. Haubeil KICK)

6 plays, 76 yards, 2:18

7 14 second Quarter NEB OSU

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8:24

D. Mills run for 3 yds for a TD, (C. Culp KICK)

11 plays, 78 yards, 5:17

14 14

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Bettor wagers $8.6K to win $8.60 on Clemson

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No. 1 Clemson is expected to get past struggling Syracuse on Saturday rather handily, according to the betting odds.

The Tigers are favored by 46 points over the Orange, who suffered a 38-21 loss at home to Liberty last week, dropping them to 1-4. Clemson, on the other hand, is rolling at 5-0 and coming off a 73-7 beatdown of Georgia Tech. The Tigers are outscoring their opponents by an average of 36.6 points per game.

The odds on Clemson beating Syracuse straight up are so ridiculous that most sportsbooks aren’t offering a money-line price on the game. FanDuel, however, is, and has the Tigers listed at -100,000 to win outright, while Syracuse is +4,000 (40-1) to pull off the upset.

That’s right. If you want to bet on Clemson to beat Syracuse, you’d need to put up $1,000 to win $1 at FanDuel, one of the only U.S. sportsbooks to offer a money-line price on the seemingly lopsided matchup.

And someone did.

According to FanDuel, a bettor placed an $8,600 money-line bet on Clemson at -100,000 odds. If the Tigers prevail, the bettor will add $8.60 to his bankroll.

The largest bet on Syracuse was $50 at 40-1. As of Friday afternoon, there had been three times as many money-line bets on the Orange as there were on Clemson, but the Tigers had attracted 92% of the money, thanks primarily to the $8,600 wager.

“Obviously, the probability of Clemson winning the game is huge, but people want to have a bet on what would be one of the greatest upsets in college football,” John Sheeran, FanDuel’s sportsbook director, told ESPN.

The point spread, at Clemson -46, is the largest line on an ACC game since Florida State was a 48-point favorite over Wake Forest in 2000. The money-line price is among the largest ever posted by a U.S. sportsbook as well.

Even the sportsbook at South Point casino and hotel in Las Vegas, which has been known to put up money-line prices on big college football favorites in the past, chose to hold off on the Syracuse-Clemson game.

“This one’s just too big,” South Point sportsbook director Chris Andrews said.

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