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Blog Entry: Those who were looking forward to Tom Brady speaking at next weeks Republican National Convention in Cleveland will have to settle for Tim Tebow. Justin Schultz Penguins Jersey Authentic .Or will they?Tebow, the Heisman Trophy winner from Florida who is currently an ESPN analyst, is one of a number of sports figures on the list of speakers approved by presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump. The list was obtained by The Associated Press and other media outlets.However, Tebow took to Facebook on Thursday to say reports of his involvement at the convention are just a rumor.I wake up this morning to find out that Im speaking at the Republican National Convention, Tebow said in a video posted on Facebook. Its amazing how fast rumors fly. And thats exactly what it is, a rumor.The program will feature pro golfer Natalie Gulbis and UFC president Dana White.Brady has called himself a friend of Trump and was teased as a possible speaker, but he is not scheduled to appear. Neither is former Indiana University basketball coach Bobby Knight or legendary boxing promoter Don King, a Cleveland resident and passionate Trump supporter.Trumps children and wife, along with a host of politicians such as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Speaker Paul Ryan and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, will speak, and daughter Ivanka Trump promised the GOP convention will be different.It will be substantive. It will be interesting. It will be different. Its not going to be a ho-hum lineup of, you know, the typical politicians, she said in a recent radio interview.Information from The Associated Press was used in this report. Pittsburgh Penguins Hoodie . Thousands of fans at Mosaic Stadium will be cozying up to each other in an effort to stay warm in chilly temperatures and block the Prairie wind that locals say can knock your socks off. 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ESPN Stats & Info Senior Researcher Matt Willis breaks down the biggest changes within the marketplace, including who is moving up or falling back among odds to win championships and major awards.College football: Contenders down, but not outComing off a wild week in college football that featured the Nos. 2, 3 and 4 teams all going down, there was bound to be some shuffling in the odds.Clemson (7-1 to 12-1), Michigan (5-1 to 15-1) and Washington (6-1 to 20-1) all took a fall. Despite also being one-loss teams, Ohio State (now 2-1) and Louisville (now 6-1) are now the second and third favorites to win the College Football Playoff Championship.But the upsets breathed new life into some two-loss teams that looked to be cast aside early: Penn State and Washington State. Penn State now needs only to win out (over Rutgers and Michigan State), while having Ohio State beat Michigan at home to go to the Big Ten Championship. Washington State could play for the Pac-12 title with two more wins.Both of those teams at one point this season were 9,999-1 to win it all. Theyre both now 50-1 to win the championship, tied for the ninth-best odds.NFL: Lions win by not playingAfter a 1-3 start, the Detroit Lions have won four of their past five games. A 5-4 record might not seem impressive, but its starting to look better and better in the NFC North.In Week 10, the Minnesota Vikings lost their fourth straight game and the Green Bay Packers lost their third straight. Pittsburgh Penguins Hats . The Lions were off last week but still moved into a tie atop the division.After Week 4, when the Lions sat at 1-3, they were 35-1 to win the division, while the Packers were 5-7 and the Vikings 11-10. Even after the Lions win last week, they were still only the third favorites in the division. But after the Vikings and Packers lost in Week 10, they both dropped to 7-4, while the Lions are now narrowly the division favorites at 8-5.Detroit is now 40-1 to win the Super Bowl after being 100-1 just two weeks ago. By comparison, the defending NFC Champion Carolina Panthers are at 60-1.Soccer: No Leicester City this year?You might remember last season when Leicester City, which opened at 2,500-1 at Westgate and as low as 5,000-1 in some books, pulled off a Cinderella story to win the English Premier League title.Early-season flyers on Crystal Palace (opened at 500-1) and Middlesbrough (opened at 1,000-1) might have looked like sound investments, as both were at 100-1 at this point last week.However, recent results have turned both to long shots once again, as they sit back at 1,000-1 and closer to tcover has been Liverpool, which opened at 8-1, dropped as low as 12-1, but now is the second-favorite at 5-2, behind only Manchester City (2-1). 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