Alabama's O.J. Howard tries to get past Clemson's T.J. Green after a catch during the second half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game Monday, Jan. 11, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Alabama tops Clemson 45-40 for national championship

No. 2 Alabama won its fourth national title in the last seven seasons, outlasting the dynamic play of Deshaun Watson and No. 1 Clemson in a 45-40 victory Monday night in the College Football Playoff championship game.

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1/11 High School Basketball Recap

The North Side girls topped Bellmont 60-53 in Decatur on Monday night to run their winning streak to three games.

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1/11 Inside The Zone – Komets play four in five days

The Komets will play four games in five days this week – three of them at home – and The News-Sentinel Komets beat writer Blake Sebring and WANE-TV sports director Glenn Marini break down a busy week for Fort Wayne in the latest edition of “Inside The Zone.”

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IPFW wins seventh straight in Denver

Redshirt-senior Max Landis/Indianapolis scored 19 points to lead IPFW to a 65-64 men’s college basketball Summit League road victory at the University of Denver on Saturday evening at Magness Arena in Denver, Colorado

Notre Dame’s Brianna Turner (11) grabs a rebound during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Robert Franklin)

No. 3 Notre Dame cruises to victory over UNC

The Irish used a 9-0 run late in the first quarter and a 13-0 run early in the second quarter to open a 36-17 lead and continued to pull away throughout, which kept McGraw happy.

Villanova guard Phil Booth (5) shoots over Butler forward Andrew Chrabascz (45) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

No. 18 Butler falls at home to No.11 Villanova

Butler closed to within 58-55 in the final minute and had a chance to tie the score. But Jordan Gathers missed a 3 from the corner with 13 seconds left, and Ochefu made two free throws to seal it.

Illinois guard Kendrick Nunn (25) drives past Purdue guard Rapheal Davis (35) in the first half of an NCAA College basketball game at the State Farm Center in Champaign, Ill., on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016. Illinois beat Purdue, 84-70. (AP Photo/Rick Danzl)

No. 20 Purdue topped by Illinois

The Boilermakers weren’t able to make up the 46-37 deficit, despite 12 points from forward Caleb Swanigan and guard P.J. Thompson.

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Komets win streak ends in shutout loss to Mallards

Steve Michalek made 42 saves on the way to his first career shutout and Matt Carey- who also had an assist- and Olivier Archambault provided the goals as the host Quad City Mallards (17-15-3) blanked the Fort Wayne Komets (18-11-2) 2-0 Sunday.

Indiana forward Troy Williams (5) shoots in front of Ohio State center Daniel Giddens (4) in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Bloomington, Ind., Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016. Indiana won 85-60. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

Indiana blows out Ohio State

Indiana led 24-12 with just under 10 minutes to play in the first half. The 12-point deficit was the closest Ohio State (11-6, 3-1) would come to challenging the Hoosiers the rest of the game.

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Volleydons fall to No. 13 Stanford 3-1

IPFW men’s volleyball was unable to complete a comeback as the Mastodons dropped a thrilling four set home match to No. 13 Stanford (26-28, 29-27, 22-25, 26-28).

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1/9 High School Basketball Recap

4A No. 1 Homestead downed their third ranked opponent in the last two weeks and Austin Boucher put up 34 points in South Side’s loss to Marion in an exciting Saturday of high school hoops.