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COLLEGE FOOTBALLNEW YORK -- Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson is a Heisman Trophy finalist for the second consecutive season, joining Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson, Michigan linebacker Jabrill Peppers and Oklahoma teammates Baker Mayfield and Dede Westbrook. Cheap Keylor Navas Jersey .The award will be presented Saturday in New York.Watson finished third in last years voting, won by Alabama running back Derrick Henry.CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Alabama senior defensive lineman Jonathan Allen won the Bronko Nagurski Trophy given annually to the nations best college defensive player. Allen was selected over four other finalists, including Crimson Tide teammate Reuben Foster.WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Jeff Brohm is leaving Western Kentucky to take the head coaching job at Purdue.Brohm replaces Darrell Hazell, who was fired after winning just nine games in 3 1/2 seasons. Gerad Parker took over on an interim basis halfway through last season and went 0-6.Brohm, a former Louisville quarterback, went 30-10 in three seasons at Western Kentucky and has led the Hilltoppers to bowl bids all three seasons.BASEBALLSAN FRANCISCO -- Free-agent closer Mark Melancon and the San Francisco Giants agreed to a $62 million, four-year contract, pending a physical.Its the richest contract ever for a closer, topping Jonathan Papelbons $50 million, four-year deal with the Phillies from 2012-15, and the average annual value tops Mariano Riveras $15 million with the New York Yankees from 2011-12.Melancon gets a full no-trade clause and the chance to opt out after the first two years. 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"Im in a really good position for tomorrow," Scott said.Zlatan Ibrahimovic made a flying start at Manchester United but the misses are piling up now. Their frustrating start to the season took another turn turn for the worse as they were held to a goalless draw by Burnley at Old Trafford on Saturday.Ibrahimovic has now gone more than nine hours without a Premier League goal, his worst sequence without a league goal in a decade. In fact, his only goal in his last nine games in all competitions came against Zorya Luhansk in the Europa League. Premier League droughts 2016/17 Player Club Shots since scoring Zlatan Ibrahimovic Man Utd 42 Christian Eriksen Tottenham 33 Ross Barkley Everton 21 Riyad Mahrez Leicester 19 Ibrahimovic is getting chances - he has had more shots (57) than any other Premier League player this season - but hes failed to score with his last 42 attempts.Only three other players have had 30 shots and none of them have scored fewer than Ibrahimovic. In comparison, Premier League top scorer Diego Costa has seven goals from only 27 shots. Opta definition of a big chance: A situation where a player should reasonably be expected to score usually in a one-on-one scenario or from very close range. The 35-year-old cannot even point to the quality of his opportunities. According to Opta, he has missed eight of his nine big chances this season.Opta defines a big chance as one that a player might reasonably be expected to score, but of the 17 players to have had four or more of them Ibrahimovic has the worst conversion rate. Premier League big chances missed - 2016/17 Player Big chances missed Big chance conversion Zlatan Ibrahimovic 8 11% Theo Walcott 6 40% Jermain Defoe 5 44% Romelu Lukaku 4 50% Should Manchester United supporters be encouraged that their centre forward is getting such opportunities or alarmed that hes missing them?Here, we highlight some of Ibrahimovics best chances that have been squandered…Manchester CityUnited were dominated in the early stages of the Manchester derby but managed to get back into it thanks to Ibrahimovics expertly struck effort as he capitalised on Claudio Bravos mistake. But there were opportunities to equalise in the moments that followed.Ibrahimovic headed straight at Bravo from close range on the stroke of half-time and when the goalkeeper failed to deal with a situation in stoppage time, Ibrahimovic only had to beat the man on the line but scuffed his shot badly. City survived the wobble to claim the three points. Watch NOW TV Watch Sky Sports for just £6.99. No contract. WatfordPerhaps Uniteds most surprising defeat under Mourinho came at Vicarage Road where they went down 3-1 to Watford, losing for the third consecutive game in a row. But Ibrahimovic had the chance to give his side some momentum with the score goalless in the first half. Ibrahimovic missed a key chance in the 3-1 defeat away to Watford Rashfords low cross from the right found its way to the striker, but instead of turning the ball into the net with his left foot he could only find the side-netting. Watford took the lead 13 minutes later so this was another wastedd chance that proved costly. Cheap Toni Kroos Jersey. StokeUnited looked set for a straightforward afternoon at home to a Stoke side that had taken just two points from their first six games of the season, especially when Ibrahimovic found himself one-on-one with Lee Grant inside three minutes. Stoke goalkeeper Lee Grant denies Ibrahimovic an early opener However, Ibrahimovic aimed for the near post with the space at the far corner gaping and Grant saved well before pouncing on the rebound. Anthony Martial eventually gave United the lead but Joe Allens late equaliser meant it was two points dropped.LiverpoolMourinho was accused of being overly defensive away to Liverpool and was aggrieved enough about that characterisation to contest the possession statistics in his post-match press conference. He could also point to the fact that Ibrahimovic had the best chance. Ibrahimovic miscued a good headed opportunity in the match at Anfield The striker wildly misdirected his header from close range early in the second half after good work by Paul Pogba on the right and United never got so close to scoring again. Ibrahimovics header was a big moment, Gary Neville told Sky Sports.ChelseaConceding a goal inside the first minute of what turned out to be a 4-0 defeat suggests United had little hope of getting a result, but Ibrahimovic did get the chance to come up with an equaliser inside the first 10 minutes of the game. Ibrahimovic headed over early on in the 4-0 defeat to Chelsea Having pulled onto the far post and easily out-jumped marker Cesar Azpilicueta, Ibrahimovic could only head over the bar. Gary Cahill put Chelsea two up soon after and any lingering belief among Uniteds players ebbed away after the break.BurnleyUnited were utterly dominant against Burnley, taking 37 shots in total, but failed to find the goal thanks to a mixture of wasteful finishing and brilliant goalkeeping by Tom Heaton. Manchester Utd 0-0 Burnley Zlatan Ibrahimovic accounted for 12 of their efforts on goal, two of which were defined as clear-cut chances. 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