AUSTIN, TX – SEPTEMBER 02: A detailed view of a Texas Longhorns helmet with a sitcker remembering those affected by Hurricane Harvey before the game against the Maryland Terrapins at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on September 2, 2017 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)The marquee game of college football Week 2 will undoubtedly be LSU vs. Texas, and ESPN is rolling out the red carpet for it. The two teams are ranked No. 6 and No. 9 respectively in this non-conference clash of titans.Both teams won their openers by multiple touchdowns, and looked completely deserving of their top rankings. LSU quarterback Joe Burrow had five touchdowns against Georgia Southern, while Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger had four of his own against Louisiana Tech.Texas will be hosting LSU at Darrell K. Royal, but the Longhorns are a rare home underdog for the game. In fact, the line has only gotten more lopsided in favor of the Tigers over the past few days.Here are the details for the game:Game Time: 7:30 PM ETChannel: ABCSpread: LSU -6.5Over/Under: 57.5Announcers: Rece Davis, Kirk Herbstreit, Maria TaylorTexas and LSU both have College Football Playoff ambitions, and will need to overcome a dominant program in their conferences to have a chance of getting there.Unfortunately, the loser of this game will have a very tough time getting into the four-team event.It should come as no surprise that for a game with stakes this high, the tickets prices are exploding on the secondary market.
The coalition Government led by President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had been accused by some sections of society and the opposition of failing to fully meet public expectations.Sirisena’s Sri Lanka Freedom Party and Wickremesinghe’s United National Party contested the elections separately with the main challenge coming from the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna led by Mahinda Rajapaksa. (Colombo Gazette) The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) led by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says it is expected to win the Local Government (LG) elections based on results counted so far.Sources close to the Rajapaksa camp said that preliminary results received had indicated that the SLPP had a clear lead. The Local Government election was seen as an unofficial referendum on the performance of the unity Government so far. The election is the first election to be held since the current Government came to power in 2015 defeating the administration led by Mahinda Rajapaksa.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Dominique Oden had career highs of six 3-pointers and 27 points to lead Purdue to a 74-63 victory over No. 21 Miami on Thursday night.Karis McLaughlin was 5 of 5 from the arc and added 18 points with seven assists and Ae’Rianna Harris scored 12 points with seven rebounds. Tamara Farquhar also had seven boards. The Boilermakers (6-2) shot 44 per cent but were 12 of 18 from the arc for 67 per cent.Miami (7-1) had a 34-14 advantage in points in the paint but made just 4 of 15 from the arc while shooting 44 per cent overall.Emese Hof scored 25 points with 14 rebounds and was the only Hurricanes player in double figures.After seeing a 13-point second-quarter lead cut to one late in the third quarter, Purdue went back up by double figures for good with 5:19 left in the game after a pair of 3-pointers by McLaughlin.The Associated Press