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Georgia's Richt not done, interested in another coaching job (Yahoo Sports)

Mark Richt remains interested in another coaching job and said Monday he will listen ''to anybody who has interest in me'' as he prepares for his final game as Georgia's coach. Georgia announced Sunday Richt will not return as coach in 2016. In making the announcement, athletic director Greg McGarity and University of Georgia President Jere...
Nov 30, 2015 |

Georgia ending Richt's 15 years as coach with compliments (Yahoo Sports)

Georgia is presenting Mark Richt's exit as coach as a mutual decision, and Sunday's announcement came padded with tributes usually reserved for retiring legends. Glowing compliments for Richt came from University of Georgia president Jere Morehead and athletic director Greg McGarity. Richt has been allowed to remain as coach through the team's...
Nov 30, 2015 |

Broncos beat Patriots 30-24 on Anderson's OT run (Yahoo Sports)

None of it bothered Brock Osweiler. The 25-year-old quarterback making his first career start in Denver felt right at home in the snow globe that was Sports Authority Field on Sunday night, where the Broncos handed the New England Patriots their first loss, 30-24 in overtime. It all reminded him of his youth in Kalispell, Montana, where misfires...
Nov 30, 2015 |

Rutgers fires coach Flood and AD Hermann after 4-8 failure (Yahoo Sports)

Rutgers fired football coach Kyle Flood and athletic director Julie Hermann on Sunday, stripping the athletic department of its most prominent employees after a season that was a failure on and off the field. University President Robert Barchi announced that Patrick Hobbs, Dean Emeritus of the Seton Hall University School of Law, will take over...
Nov 30, 2015 |

Reports: Zimmermann agrees to deal with Tigers (Yahoo Sports)

DETROIT (AP) -- The Detroit Tigers have reportedly reached a deal with Jordan Zimmermann that would add the free agent right-hander to a starting rotation they were hoping to upgrade this offseason.
Nov 30, 2015 |

Virginia Tech hires Memphis' Justin Fuente to succeed Beamer (Yahoo Sports)

Virginia Tech hired Memphis' Justin Fuente as its next football coach Sunday, bringing a quick end to its search for a successor to Frank Beamer. Beamer is retiring after 29 seasons and will now be followed by a 39-year-old coach who has spent the past four seasons at Memphis, turning a struggling program into a winner. The Tigers, who compete in...
Nov 30, 2015 |

Kobe Bryant says he will retire at end of season (Yahoo Sports)

Kobe Bryant has decided to retire after this season, ending his 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers. Bryant went straight from high school in suburban Philadelphia to the Lakers in 1996, and he earned five championship rings and 17 All-Star selections during two decades with the franchise - the longest tenure with one team in NBA history....
Nov 30, 2015 |

Georgia's Richt stepping down following 'mutual' decision (Yahoo Sports)

Mark Richt stepped down as Georgia's coach Sunday, leaving stunned players with one final bowl game with the man who ranks second in wins in school history. Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity announced the decision after meeting with Richt on Sunday morning.
Nov 30, 2015 |

Wilson's 5 TDs lead Seattle past Pittsburgh 39-30 (Yahoo Sports)

After spending the first half of the season hearing about their late-game failures, the Seattle Seahawks once again controlled the fourth quarter. It can't get any more fun,'' Wilson said. Wilson threw a career-high five touchdown passes, including two TDs to Doug Baldwin in the final 8:12, and the Seahawks held on for a wild 39-30 win over the...
Nov 30, 2015 |

Mayfield leads No. 5 Oklahoma past No. 9 Oklahoma St., 58-23 (Yahoo Sports)

Oklahoma took the Big 12 title and likely a spot in the College Football Playoff - and did at the expense of rival Oklahoma State in a Bedlam blowout. Baker Mayfield threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score and the No. 5 Sooners beat the No. 9 Cowboys 58-23 on Saturday night. ''There's a lot of tension in the air,'' Oklahoma...
Nov 29, 2015 |

Warriors run NBA-record start to 18-0, beat Kings 120-101 (Yahoo Sports)

Stephen Curry scored 19 points in Golden State's NBA-record 18th straight win at the start of a season, but what he didn't do against the Sacramento Kings was just as important to the defending champion Warriors. ''I'm sure Steph doesn't like it,'' Warriors interim head coach Luke Walton said. Curry, who scored 17 pf his points in the first...
Nov 29, 2015 |

LSU says Les Miles to stay; Tigers beat Texas A&M 19-7 (Yahoo Sports)

Les Miles rode across the Tiger Stadium field on the shoulders of his players while fans chanted his name. It would have been quite a send-off, except LSU's administration doesn't want him going anywhere after all. Minutes after LSU closed the regular season with a 19-7 victory over Texas A&M, athletic director Joe Alleva said Miles will remain...
Nov 29, 2015 |

No. 2 Alabama claims SEC West with 29-13 win over Auburn (Yahoo Sports)

Adam Griffith created another indelible Iron Bowl memory, this one for a flawless performance. Griffith emerged as an Iron Bowl hero for the Tide (11-1, 7-1 Southeastern Conference) two years after his last play attempt touched off the Tigers' winning Kick Six play. Griffith kicked five field goals to help propel the Crimson Tide to the SEC West...
Nov 29, 2015 |

No. 13 Stanford rallies past No. 4 Notre Dame 38-36 (Yahoo Sports)

Kevin Hogan put quite a capper on his Stanford career on senior day. Hogan threw four touchdown passes and drove the 13th-ranked Cardinal to the winning 45-yard field goal by Conrad Ukropina on the last play of a 38-36 victory over No. 4 Notre Dame in a playoff elimination game Saturday night. Hogan threw for 269 yards and calmly led the winning...
Nov 29, 2015 |

Buckeyes beat Michigan 42-13, but lose spot in title game (Yahoo Sports)

Ohio State crushed its rival and cruised home, crossing the border and hoping for the best. The eighth-ranked Buckeyes had beaten No. 12 Michigan 42-13. Michigan State may have ended the national champions' quest to repeat by beating the Nittany Lions 55-16 and earning a spot in next week's title game against Iowa.
Nov 29, 2015 |

Michigan State takes division with 55-16 rout of Penn State (Yahoo Sports)

Connor Cook began waving his arms, motioning for the crowd to yell louder. Michigan State had turned its final home game into a blowout, so Cook didn't need the fans to be quiet as he lined up to take another snap. The sixth-ranked Spartans capped their home finale by letting senior center Jack Allen run for a touchdown, and Michigan State...
Nov 29, 2015 |

Watson's 4 TDs lead No. 1 Clemson to 37-32 victory (Yahoo Sports)

Deshaun Watson isn't giving up on Clemson's step-by-step approach, not when it's worked so well. Watson had another big day, running for three touchdowns and passing for a fourth as the No. 1 Tigers capped a perfect regular season and held off rival South Carolina 37-32 on Saturday. The prizes for Clemson (12-0) are huge.
Nov 29, 2015 |

Curry scores 41 points, Warriors pour in 3s to go 17-0 (Yahoo Sports)

The Golden State Warriors rained 3s in the desert and pushed their NBA-record start to 17-0. Stephen Curry scored 41 points in three quarters and the Warriors made a franchise-record 22 3-pointers (in 38 attempts) during their highest-scoring game of the season, a 135-116 rout of the Phoenix Suns on Friday night. Golden State fell one shy of the...
Nov 28, 2015 |

Boykin, No. 15 TCU beat No. 7 Baylor 28-21 in double OT (Yahoo Sports)

Trevone Boykin had quite a closing act in his final home game for No. 15 TCU. A 12-round fight really, to be honest,'' said Boykin, who was once the Heisman Trophy front-runner. TCU (10-2, 7-2 Big 12) got to 10 wins for the 10th time in the past 14 seasons under coach Gary Patterson, and a measure of revenge for a 61-58 loss in Waco last season...
Nov 28, 2015 |

No. 3 Hawkeyes go to 12-0 with 28-20 victory over Nebraska (Yahoo Sports)

Iowa certainly didn't change the minds of critics who say the Hawkeyes don't look the part of a national championship contender. ''We're not trying to be pretty, we're trying to be productive,'' coach Kirk Ferentz said. The Hawkeyes (8-0 Big Ten, No. 4 CFP) locked arms and ran to the south end zone to pick up the Heroes Trophy that goes to the...
Nov 28, 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