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