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Buzzer Beaters: Top Sports Stories for January 17

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Chip Kelly, who went 46-7 in four years at the University of Oregon, is making the jump to the NFL as the new head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. Kelly, known as an offensive innovator, had also interviewed with the Bills and the Browns. [Fox Sports]

Terry Francona’s upcoming book could ruffle some feathers in Major League Baseball, particularly the offices in Fenway Park. In it, he details a meeting with Red Sox upper management in which a discussion of the team’s falling TV ratings led to the acquisition of “sexier” players like Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford. [ESPN]

The Brooklyn Nets remain undefeated in 2013, winning their seventh straight game Tuesday night, 113-106, over the Toronto Raptors. The Nets are now 9-1 since firing coach Avery Johnson and replacing him with P.J. Carlesimo. [Sports Illustrated]

Schools in the Southeastern Conference, winners of the last seven BCS championships, spends an astonishing $163,000 per athlete—an equally astonishing 12 times as much as they spend on, you know, regular students, according to a study by the Delta Cost Project at American Institutes for Research. [Deadspin]

Sure, you’ve heard announcers go bonkers before, but not like this. In an NAIA matchup, Lindsay defeated Georgetown College on a nearly-full-court shot at the buzzer, leading to one of the most marvelous freakouts by a commentator you’ll ever hear. [GuySpeed]

 

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