Although Alabama won’t be playing for a third consecutive national championship, the Crimson Tide can still go out with a big win as two of college football’s most storied programs face off in New Orleans.
On Christmas Eve in Antarctica, a blizzard descended upon the Russian ship MV Akademik Shokalskiy, surrounding it in ice and immobilizing it. Seventy-four people, including tourists, scientists and crew members, are onboard. But help is on the way.
Colin Kaepernick threw for one score and ran for another and NaVorro Bowman returned an interception 89 yards for a touchdown with 1:10 to play, as the 49ers beat the Atlanta Falcons, 34-24, in the last regular season game at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.