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Jacksonville's defense turned in a performance plenty good enough to win against the Los Angeles Rams. The unit allowed 249 yards, 12 first downs and 10 points in a 27-17 loss Sunday. The defenders made it clear they expect more from everyone else and won't let teammates off the hook for mistakes. Coach Doug Marrone welcomed the accountability.

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Rick Pitino has been able to roam the sidelines as Louisville's iconic men's basketball coach, even defiantly at times, managing to keep his job despite a series of highly embarrassing missteps off the court. Monday his reign came to an end, swiftly and unanimously. Louisville's Athletic Association officially fired Pitino nearly three weeks after the school acknowledged that Pitino's program is being investigated as part of a federal corruption probe.

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Clemson coach Dabo Swinney says he has started breaking down his program to correct mistakes after the seventh-ranked Tigers' surprising loss to Syracuse last week. Swinney says the Tigers have to fix mistakes on defense like penalties and technique if they hope to make another championship run. Swinney says injured quarterback Kelly Bryant has responded well after suffering a concussion against Syracuse. It was the second straight game Bryant has been sidelined early with an injury

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MINNEAPOLIS — Harrison Smith led Minnesota’s defense in a thorough dismantling of Green Bay, as the Vikings knocked Packers quarterback Aaron …