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Tua Tagovalioa Leads Bama To Overtime Win In The National Championship

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Mike Ehrmann

Alabama has won their sixth National Championship with their thrilling overtime win against Georgia, 26-23. Alabama was held scoreless in the first half as Georgia controlled the opening 30 minutes to take a 13-0 lead into halftime. But Nick Saban made the biggest gamble in his coaching career and benched his starting quarterback for a true freshman in the second half.

Jalen Hurts watched from the sideline as the relatively unknown freshman Tua Tagovalioa brought the Tide back.  Tua Tagovailoa, who helped lead the team back and eventually force a 20-20 tie.

In overtime, the quarterback completed a 41-yard touchdown pass to DeVonta Smith to give the team a walk-off 26-23 win. Tagovailoa, made every critical play completing 14 of his 24 passes for 166 yards with three touchdowns and one interception.

Jalen Hurts made sure he supported his teammate during the game. “I love you,” Hurts said he told Tagovailoa. “This is what you’re made for. You’re built for this.”

“I’ve never been happier in my life,” the coach said after the game, per SEC Sports.  Saban tied legendary Alabama coach Bear Bryant with his sixth national title.

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Antonio Brown Is Not Interested In A Trade

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Antonio Brown has no plans on leaving the Steelers.

The Pro Bowl wideout told reporters was obviously frustrated with the loss on Sunday. Brown tweeted originally tweeted out trade me after a reporter questioned his talent.

During the press interview, Brown stated, “I don’t want to be traded.”

“The tweet yesterday was not in reference to anything other than Antonio responding to a person he knows. It was not directed towards a trade or wanting to be [traded]. Any idea he was asking for a trade is not accurate,” Rosenhaus said in a statement to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Brown has recorded 18 receptions for 160 yards and a touchdown through the first two weeks.

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Jimmy Butler Wants Out Of Minnesota

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Jimmy Butler is ready to suit up for another team.

Butler is  Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Clippers and New York Knicks on his list of preferred destinations according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Butler can be a free agent in July, and those three teams have the max salary space to sign him without giving up assets in a trade.

He informed Timberwolves president and coach Tom Thibodeau of the request during a meeting Tuesday in Los Angeles, sources said.

He averaged 22.2 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.9 assists in Minnesota last season.

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Dwayne Wade Coming Back For One Last Season

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Dwayne Wade is calling it quits after the 2018 NBA season.

The 12-time All-Star already has three championships is ready to walk away from the game. Wade announced his return in video titled “One Last Dance.”

“This decision is bigger than the game of basketball,” said the soon to be 37-year-old. “This decision don’t have nothing to do with the talent I have in my body. Yeah, I’m not as quick as I used to be. Yeah, I don’t jump as high as I used to. Yeah, I don’t. Yeah, I don’t. Yeah, I don’t.

“A lot of you guys see me is as a three-time champion, a 12-time All-Star, an Olympic gold medalist, y’all didn’t see that kid that no one [saw] because he was small, because he couldn’t shoot as good as everybody else,” he said. “Y’all didn’t see the grind. Y’all didn’t see the tears.”

Wade will return with Miami Heat for his last season. Many fans will forget about his lost tape years in Chicago and Cleveland.

“I still see a player who can contribute heavily if he really wants to,” Heat president Pat Riley said to reporters in July. “If he plays, he’s going to want to do that. We don’t want him back as a place-mat holder or somebody who’s going to be a veteran in the locker room. Dwyane is a great player, a great talent. He’s not the same guy he was in 2006, but he can be a very good player for us and can make a big difference for us. We want him back as a guy that realizes if this is going to be his last year or whatever, we want this to be his best year ever.”

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