Eric Dungey threw for 278 yards and three touchdowns, Cole Murphy kicked a tiebreaking field goal in the fourth quarter, and Syracuse stunned No. 2 Clemson 27-24 on Friday night to put a damper on the Tigers' chances to repeat as national champions. Clemson (6-1, 4-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) had won 12 consecutive games on the opponent's home field, the longest streak in Clemson history and tied for the second longest active streak in the nation. Clemson also had won 11 consecutive games overall, the longest active winning streak in the nation, and 12 straight away from home against ACC teams. Clemson lost its last road game of 2014 at Georgia Tech. The Orange (4-3, 2-1) are 3-6 against the previous year's national champion, also beating Penn State in 1987 and Michigan in 1998.
It's a tradition dating back to 1952, started by two-time Masters winner Ben Hogan. Each year the defending Masters champion selects the menu for the Champions Dinner, an exclusive event only attended by previous Green Jacket winners, on the Tuesday before the tournament, which begins this year on Thursday, 6 April. England's Danny Willett, who won last year's opening major of the year, promised to include Yorkshire pudding and the Sheffield golfer will also be treating his fellow champions to cottage pie, roast beef and local favourite, Henderson's Relish. But what have other champions chosen over the years?
Tony Bellew's WBC cruiserweight champion status has been changed as a result of potential ongoing involvement in the heavyweight division. Bellew, 34, has held the title since May but fought at heavyweight this month in a shock win over David Haye. As he is yet to make clear which weight he will fight at, the WBC has made him Emeritus Champion - so he can return to contest the title at any time. Saturday's fight between Mairis Briedis and Marco Huck will be for the title. "Tony Bellew has become a major attraction in the heavyweight division and is at this moment uncertain of his next steps following his life changing victory," said the WBC in a statement.
Heavyweight boxers Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury finished their match for the WBC heavyweight championship with a split draw decision on Sunday. Wilder, the undefeated WBC champion retained his title after squaring off against undefeated challenger and former WBA, WBO, IBO, and unofficial lineal champion Fury, in front of almost 18,000 people at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. After twelve rounds, the judges scored the match 115-111 for Wilder, 114-110 for Fury and 113-113, leading to a split draw decision. Following the decision, both men said they thought they did enough to eke out the win. "I think with the two knockdowns I definitely won the fight," said Wilder (40-0-1), adding that he started slow and rushed his punches in a sub-par performance.