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All-Amer­i­can Chris­tian Wilkins tossed dough­nuts and showed off a vic­tory cigar. On a chilly, over­cast morn­ing, Clem­son cel­e­brated its sec­ond na­tional foot­ball ti­tle in three sea­sons be­fore thou­sands of roar­ing fans. Spec­ta­tors stood seven or eight deep along the pa­rade route in Clem­son, S.C. Wilkins rode with a box of dough­nuts, throw­ing some to the crowd along the way. ... Alabama cor­ner­back Sa i v i o n Smith is en­ter­ing the NFL draft. Smith an­nounced his de­ci­sion Satur­day on Twit­ter, be­com­ing the fifth Crim­son Tide non-se­nior to turn pro this week. Smith had 60 tack­les, three in­ter­cep­tions and eight tack­les for loss.

The Univer­sity of Michi­gan hired for­mer USA Gym­nas­tics ex­ec­u­tive Rhonda Faehn as a women’s gym­nas­tics coach­ing con­sul­tant. USA Gym­nas­tics parted ways with Faehn as se­nior vice pres­i­dent in May af­ter she was crit­i­cized by vic­tims of Larry Nas­sar, the for­mer na­tional team doc­tor serv­ing decades in prison for abus­ing ath­letes. Ath­letic di­rec­tor Warde Manuel said he sup­ported the hir­ing rec­om­men­da­tion made by gym­nas­tics coach Bev Plocki af­ter re­view­ing Faehn’s role with USA Gym­nas­tics.

Mar­cel Hirscher over­turned ri­val Hen­rik Kristof­fersen’s first-run lead for an­other clear win in a World Cup gi­ant slalom in Adel­bo­den, Swi t z e r l a n d . Olympic cham­pion Hirscher was near-per­fect through the flat­ter mid­dle sec­tion of the Chuenis­bar­gli course to turn a 0.12-sec­ond deficit into vic­tory by 0.71 over his reg­u­lar run­ner-up Kristof­fersen. Thomas Fa­nara was third, trail­ing 1.04 be­hind Hirscher, who has won four of five traditional gi­ant slaloms this sea­son. Kristof­fersen now has 18 ca­reer podium fin­ishes in gi­ant slalom — in­clud­ing an Olympic sil­ver medal — but just a sin­gle World Cup win. Hirscher’s eighth World Cup win this sea­son padded his lead in the over­all stand­ings as he seeks a recordex­tend­ing eighth straight ti­tle.

Cris­tiano Ron­aldo was among sev­eral reg­u­lar play­ers who didn’t start though de­fend­ing cham­pion Ju­ven­tus nev­er­the­less eased into the quar­ter­fi­nals of the Ital­ian Cup. Ju­ven­tus, which achieved the league and cup dou­ble the last four sea­sons, won at Bologna 2-0 and will next face Ata­lanta or Cagliari.

— Edited from news ser­vices

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