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Curry scores 44 as perfect Warriors beat Raptors (Yahoo Sports)

Stephen Curry likes playing in Toronto, and it shows. Curry made nine 3-pointers and scored 44 points, leading the undefeated Golden State Warriors to a 112-109 victory over the Raptors on Saturday. Curry was 14 for 24 from the field and 9 for 15 from beyond the arc as Golden State pushed its NBA-record start to 21-0.
Dec 6, 2015 |

Samardzija agrees to $90 million, 5-year deal with Giants (Yahoo Sports)

The San Francisco Giants landed a top-tier starter to complement ace Madison Bumgarner, agreeing with free agent Jeff Samardzija on a $90 million, five-year contract Saturday a day after losing out on Zack Greinke. ''You look at his track record, you look at the presence that he brings to the mound, you look at the back-to-back-to-back 200-plus...
Dec 6, 2015 |

No. 12 Baylor out of Sugar Bowl after 23-17 loss to Texas (Yahoo Sports)

No. 12 Baylor's season has gone from sweet to bitter and battered. Down to a fourth quarterback because of yet another injury, the Bears lost their Sugar Bowl chance after falling 23-17 to Texas on Saturday in their regular-season finale. ''We just have to try to salvage the year by going to a bowl game and winning the bowl game,'' Baylor coach...
Dec 6, 2015 |

Stanford's McCaffrey breaks Sanders' yards record (Yahoo Sports)

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey broke Barry Sanders' 27-year-old record for most all-purpose yards in a season in the second quarter of the Pac-12 championship against Southern California on Saturday night.
Dec 6, 2015 |

Reports: Cubs agree to 2-year deal with Lackey (Yahoo Sports)

CHICAGO (AP) -- Multiple media outlets are reporting the Chicago Cubs and free-agent pitcher John Lackey have agreed to a two-year contract.
Dec 5, 2015 |

Blatter, Platini face FIFA ethics hearings within 2 weeks (Yahoo Sports)

Facing life bans for corruption, Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini are expected to go before the FIFA ethics committee within two weeks. As Platini prepares to try to salvage his soccer career after accepting a $2 million payment from FIFA in 2011, one of his closest friends has resigned from the FIFA ethics committee. Jacques Lambert, who Platini...
Dec 5, 2015 |

AP Sources: Greinke, Diamondbacks get $206.5 M, 6-year deal (Yahoo Sports)

Zack Greinke will still pitch in the NL West. The Diamondbacks unexpectedly won the Greinke sweepstakes, beating out the rival Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants for the free agent ace Friday night. The major league ERA leader and runner-up for the NL Cy Young Award boosted the Dodgers to their third straight division title this season.
Dec 5, 2015 |

Virginia hires BYU's Mendenhall to be new head coach (Yahoo Sports)

Virginia hired Bronco Mendenhall as its football coach in a surprise move Friday, luring him away from BYU after an 11-year run with the Cougars. There had been numerous reports about various coaches such as former Georgia coach Mark Richt, California coach Sonny Dykes and Western Kentucky coach Jeff Brohm being linked to the vacancy at Virginia,...
Dec 5, 2015 |

Home run king Barry Bonds hired as Marlins hitting coach (Yahoo Sports)

If Barry Bonds thinks a full-time return to baseball will help his Hall of Fame chances, he could be disappointed. Maybe he'll at least help the Miami Marlins. Bonds is joining the staff of new Marlins manager Don Mattingly as hitting coach.
Dec 5, 2015 |

Mets GM Sandy Alderson has 'very treatable' cancer (Yahoo Sports)

The New York Mets say general manager Sandy Alderson has cancer and will begin chemotherapy this week. Chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon said in a statement Friday the cancer is ''very treatable'' and doctors are ''optimistic about his full recovery.'' The team did not say what kind of cancer he has. The 68-year-old Alderson collapsed at a news...
Dec 5, 2015 |

AP Source: Tigers agree to $16M, 2-year deal with Pelfrey (Yahoo Sports)

Free-agent right-hander Mike Pelfrey has reached a $16 million, two-year agreement with the Detroit Tigers, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The 31-year-old Pelfrey would join a Detroit rotation bolstered by the signing of right-hander Jordan Zimmermann less than a week ago. The Tigers have been active this offseason.
Dec 5, 2015 |

FIFA ethics court bans arrested VPs Napout, Hawit (Yahoo Sports)

ZURICH (AP) -- FIFA vice presidents Juan Angel Napout and Alfredo Hawit have been banned from soccer after being indicted on bribery and racketeering charges.
Dec 4, 2015 |

Packers beat Lions 27-23 on Rodgers-to-Rodgers Hail Mary (Yahoo Sports)

Aaron Rodgers took the shotgun snap on an untimed down with no time left, shuffled to his left, slipped a sack, rolled right and heaved a pass that seemed as high as it was long. Richard Rodgers, drifting toward the end zone while teammates and opponents crowded behind him, leaped and made the catch on the 61-yard play to give the Green Bay...
Dec 4, 2015 |

No date set yet for sentencing of Oscar Pistorius for murder (Yahoo Sports)

A day after South Africa's top appeals court convicted Oscar Pistorius of murder, prosecutors on Friday pushed for the Olympian runner to appear in court as soon as possible so that a date can be set for his sentencing. Pistorius must appear in the North Gauteng High Court ''as a matter of extreme urgency,'' and the court will determine any bail...
Dec 4, 2015 |

US indicts 16 more in probe of world soccer corruption (Yahoo Sports)

As members of FIFA's executive committee prepared to vote on reforming soccer's scandal-plagued governing body, Swiss government agents swept into a luxury hotel before dawn for a second wave of arrests on corruption charges in the wake of another sweeping indictment by U.S. prosecutors. Five current and former members of FIFA's ruling executive...
Dec 4, 2015 |

NCAA allows Cuse's Boeheim to begin suspension immediately (Yahoo Sports)

The NCAA has upheld its nine-game suspension of Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim, but he will be allowed to begin serving it immediately. The NCAA Infractions Appeals Committee issued its ruling Thursday, saying Boeheim was not directly involved in underlying violations of academic misconduct, extra benefits and the university's drug testing policy....
Dec 4, 2015 |

Kyrie Irving nearing return with Cavaliers (Yahoo Sports)

Kyrie Irving's eyes are pointed forward, and once he's back on the floor the Cavaliers star guard intends to keep looking ahead. Irving, who hasn't played since breaking his left kneecap in the NBA Finals, is finally fully cleared to practice and said Thursday that he's moving toward his return.
Dec 4, 2015 |

UCLA upsets No. 1 Kentucky 87-77 (Yahoo Sports)

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Thomas Welsh led five players in double figures with 21 points and UCLA knocked off No. 1 Kentucky 87-77 on Thursday night in the Bruins' first victory over a top-ranked team since 2003.
Dec 4, 2015 |

Prison looms again for Pistorius after murder conviction (Yahoo Sports)

An appeals court decided Thursday that Oscar Pistorius got away with murder when he stood trial for killing his girlfriend, a ruling that will almost certainly send the disgraced Olympian back to prison. The court overturned his conviction on the lesser charge of manslaughter in the 2013 shooting death of model Reeva Steenkamp and instead found...
Dec 4, 2015 |

FIFA VPs Napout, Hawit arrested as bribery suspects (Yahoo Sports)

Two FIFA vice presidents were arrested Thursday on suspicion of bribery as the U.S. Department of Justice struck again at the heart of soccer's scandal-hit governing body. Swiss federal police led away Juan Angel Napout of Paraguay and Alfredo Hawit of Honduras in a pre-dawn raid at the luxury Baur au Lac hotel in downtown Zurich, the same place...
Dec 3, 2015 |

Hezbollah buries militant Qantar, says Israel will be held accountable

Lebanon's Hezbollah group said on Monday that Israel would be held accountable for killing prominent militant Samir Qantar in an air strike in Syria, and accorded him an elaborate funeral of... Read More

Russia says black box from warplane downed by Turkey unreadable

Investigators in Moscow said on Monday they were unable to retrieve information from the damaged black box of a Russian warplane shot down by Turkey last month, data the Kremlin hoped would support... Read More

Exclusive: U.S. glossed over Oman's human rights record during Iran talks

By Jason Szep, Matt Spetalnick and Yara Bayoumy WASHINGTON/MUSCAT (Reuters) - As the United States negotiated this year’s nuclear pact with Iran, the State Department quietly agreed to spare the... Read More