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This Week in Sports :: January 7-11, 2007

The LSU Tigers won the 2008 BCS national championship by defeating the Ohio State Buckeyes.
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LSU wins the college football national championship and the San Diego Chargers finally win a playoff game. See what else happened!

LSU Wins National Championship

On Monday night, LSU dominated Ohio State 38-24 to win the BCS national championship game which was held in the Superdome in New Orleans, LA. The Tigers became the first two-loss team in history to win the national title in the BCS era. Behind quarterback Matt Flynn's four touchdown passes and the swarming defense lead by All American Glenn Dorsey, the Tigers were too much to handle for the Buckeyes. This victory marks the second BCS title for LSU in the past six years.

Carroll to Coach Falcons?

Pete Carroll has reached massive success as the head coach of the USC football team, leading them to two national championships and a 76-14 record over the past seven seasons. The struggling Atlanta Falcons are hoping they can convince the legendary college football coach to do the same thing for them. This week, Carroll had a phone interview with the Falcons, who also have a general manager opening - something that Carroll would have an interest in on top of coaching. Prior to USC, Carroll coached in the NFL with the New York Jets and the New England Patriots.

Chargers Advance

It took 13 years to do it, but the San Diego Chargers finally won a playoff game by defeating the Tennessee Titans 17-6 in an AFC wild card game on Sunday. Although superstar running back LaDainian Tomlinson had a bad game, the Chargers were able to make up with it through the good quarterback play of Phillip Rivers. The Chargers advance to pay Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts this Sunday. San Diego already defeated the Colts earlier this year 23-21.

Notes Around the Sports World

  • Superstar hockey player Alexander Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals signed an enormous 13-year, $124 million extension to stay with the club. the third year forward is currently tied for second in goals this season.
  • Super freshman Derrick Rose has the University of Memphis rolling as they remain undefeated with a record of 13-0. The Tigers are currently ranked number one in the nation.
  • Sir Edmund Hillary, who was the first person to climb Mount Everest, has died at the age of 88. Hillary accomplished the famous climb in 1953.
  • On Thursday it was announced that Roger Federer and Justine Henin took the number one seeds coming into the Australian Open, which is set to begin next week.
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