Jan 14, 2020 2:11 PM

Burrow, LSU cap magical season, beat Clemson 42-25 for title

Posted Jan 14, 2020 2:11 PM

By RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer

Joe Burrow threw five touchdown passes, ran for another score and capped one of the greatest seasons in college football history by leading No. 1 LSU to a 42-25 victory against No. 3 Clemson Monday night to win the national championship.

The small-town Ohio kid turned Louisiana legend delivered the Tigers their first national title since 2007 and fourth overall, breaking a few more records along the way.

The five TD passes and 463 yards passing set records for a College Football Playoff title game as did his six total touchdowns.

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Astros' Hinch, GM banned then fired for sign-stealing

UPDATE: Astros fire manager AJ Hinch, general manager Jeff Luhnow after MLB suspensions for sign stealing.

By RONALD BLUM and KRISTIE RIEKEN, Associated Press

Houston manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow were suspended for the entire season and the team fined $5 million for sign stealing by the team in 2017 and 2018 season.

Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred a strongly hinted that current Boston manager Alex Cora — the Astros bench coach in 2017 — will face discipline. Manfred said Cora developed the sign stealing system used by the Astros.

Houston also will forfeit its next two first- and second-round draft picks.