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Sports Brief: Nov. 11

Washington Commanders and Dan Snyder

Dan Snyder, owner of the NFL’s Washington Commanders, is putting the organization up for sale.

This comes after an FBI investigation into the organization for collusion and a toxic work environment brought on by Snyder. Indianapolis Colts owner, Jim Irsay, said multiple owners inside the NFL wanted Snyder removed from  the league and were preparing a vote to do so.

The Commanders are expected to sell for around $7 billion.

Odell Beckham Jr.

After tearing his ACL during last season’s Super Bowl, free agent Odell Beckham Jr. is said to be medically cleared by the end of this week. Teams around the NFL are expressing interest in the 30-year-old wide receiver. 

The Dallas Cowboys, San Francisco 49ers and Buffalo Bills are all on record saying they are pursuing Beckham.

As a free agent, Beckam is open for signing until the end of the regular season. 

Colts fire Reich, Hire Saturday

The Indianapolis Colts have fired head coach Frank Reich after a 26-3 loss to the New England Patriots, falling to 3-5 for the year. 

On Monday, Nov. 7, former Colts center, Jeff Saturday, was named interim head coach for the rest of the season. 

Saturday played for the Colts from 1998 to 2012, winning a Super Bowl in 2007. 

College Football Playoff

The second College Football Playoff poll has been released. 

After sitting at the  No. 6 spot last week, TCU finds itself at No. 4 in the playoff bracket after Alabama and Clemson’s losses  this past Saturday. Georgia is now No. 1 after beating Tennessee, who dropped to No. 5.

Ohio State and Michigan complete the Top Five as No. 2 and No. 3 respectively. 

The full College Football Playoff ranking can be found here.

New rankings for the playoffs will be released every Tuesday on ESPN with semi-final games on Dec. 31.

Local Sports Update

The Oklahoma Sooners lost to Baylor at home 38-35 to drop to 2-4 in Big 12 play and seventh in the conference. The Sooners will travel to take on West Virginia tomorrow at 11:00 a.m.

Oklahoma State also lost to the Kansas Jayhawks, dropping their second straight game and their third in their last four weeks. The Cowboys have dropped out of the AP top 25 for the first time this season as well. The Cowboys will face Iowa State at home tomorrow at 2:30 p.m.

After a four-game win streak, the Oklahoma City Thunder have lost four straight games dating back to Nov. 3, sitting with a current record of 4-7. The Thunder will play the Toronto Raptors tonight at 7:00 p.m. local time.

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