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Rodgers, Packers beat Vikings 30-13 to even NFC North race (Yahoo Sports)

The Green Bay Packers were in a funk, booed by their loyal fans the week before and passed by the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC North. Rodgers threw for a pair of touchdown passes without a turnover, Datone Jones had two of Green Bay's six sacks and Eddie Lacy contributed a season-high 100 yards rushing to help the Packers beat the Vikings 30-13 on...
Nov 23, 2015 |

Alvarez takes middleweight title over Cotto (Yahoo Sports)

Canelo Alvarez made a case for himself as boxing's next star Saturday night, landing the bigger punches to take a unanimous decision over Miguel Cotto and win a piece of the middleweight title. Alvarez took the fight to Cotto from the opening bell, winning rounds with big right hands and uppercuts. Cotto tried to box and had his moments, but...
Nov 22, 2015 |

No. 10 Baylor beats No. 4 Oklahoma State 45-35 (Yahoo Sports)

Chris Johnson threw two touchdown passes and ran for a score, and No. 10 Baylor beat previously unbeaten Oklahoma State 45-35 on Saturday night to climb back into the College Football Playoff picture. Baylor starter Jarrett Stidham took several hard hits in the first half and did not play after the break. Baylor coach Art Briles said he expected...
Nov 22, 2015 |

No. 7 Oklahoma survives rally, beats No. 11 TCU 30-29 (Yahoo Sports)

It came down to one play, and Steven Parker made it. Parker batted away Bram Kohlhausen's 2-point conversion attempt with less than a minute left and the seventh-ranked Sooners survived a late comeback attempt to beat No. 11 TCU 30-29 on Saturday night. After trailing 30-13 in the fourth quarter, TCU had a chance to tie the game after...
Nov 22, 2015 |

49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick goes on season-ending IR (Yahoo Sports)

Quarterback Colin Kaepernick was placed on season-ending injured reserve by San Francisco on Saturday with a left shoulder injury, possibly signaling an end to his time with the 49ers just three seasons after he led them to a Super Bowl. Kaepernick began the week coming off the team's bye with soreness in his non-throwing shoulder and he brought...
Nov 22, 2015 |

No. 6 Iowa tops Purdue 40-20, clinches share of Big Ten West (Yahoo Sports)

Iowa barely acknowledged winning the Big Ten West. The Hawkeyes have much bigger goals. C.J. Beathard threw three touchdown passes and No. 6 Iowa clinched the West title and a spot in the Big Ten championship game with a 40-20 win over Purdue on Saturday.
Nov 22, 2015 |

Northern Iowa stuns No. 1 North Carolina 71-67 (Yahoo Sports)

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) -- - North Carolina only scheduled a trip to Northern Iowa as a homecoming for Marcus Paige.
Nov 22, 2015 |

No. 8 Florida barely beats huge underdog FAU 20-14 in OT (Yahoo Sports)

Just enough offense and another strong defensive effort was enough to help to help No. 8 Florida earn its 10th win of the year. It was yet another example of two glaring weaknesses - in the offensive line and kicking game. Florida was able to overcome both.
Nov 22, 2015 |

No. 9 Michigan State beats No. 2 Ohio State 17-14 on late FG (Yahoo Sports)

The last place Michael Geiger, all 5-foot-8 and 185 pounds of him, wanted to end up was at the bottom of a pile of Michigan State football players. The junior kicker booted through a 41-yard field goal as time expired and then sprinted away from a swarm of celebrating Spartans after No. 9 Michigan State upset No. 2 Ohio State 17-14 on Saturday to...
Nov 22, 2015 |

Curry leads Warriors to 14-0 start as they hold off Bulls (Yahoo Sports)

Until a couple of games ago, Stephen Curry really hadn't thought much about making more NBA history. Now, Curry and the Golden State Warriors are right on the cusp of adding another accomplishment in an incredible year. Curry scored 27 points and the defending champions moved within one victory of matching the best start in NBA history, holding...
Nov 21, 2015 |

Davis' big game in return lifts Pelicans over Spurs, 104-90 (Yahoo Sports)

The moment Anthony Davis rose to block LaMarcus Aldridge's 15-foot jump shot marked the beginning of the end for the San Antonio Spurs. Davis had 20 points and 18 rebounds in his return from a sore shoulder, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the San Antonio Spurs 104-90 on Friday night for their second victory of the season. The first of those,...
Nov 21, 2015 |

QB Mark Sanchez to start for Eagles against Tampa Bay (Yahoo Sports)

Mark Sanchez will start at quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles when they host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday in place of injured Sam Bradford. Eagles coach Chip Kelly says he has confidence in Sanchez, an eight-year veteran. Also out for the Eagles is running back Ryan Mathews (concussion).
Nov 21, 2015 |

Fernandez says agent will be part of talks about workload (Yahoo Sports)

Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez says any conversations regarding his 2016 workload will include his agent, Scott Boras, contrary to what the team has said. Marlins President David Samson last week pledged to exclude Boras after the agent complained about the team's handling of another Boras client, Miami outfielder Marcell Ozuna. ''I do not know...
Nov 21, 2015 |

Benitez promises Madrid on the offensive against Barcelona (Yahoo Sports)

Rafa Benitez promises Real Madrid will come out attacking in the first clasico of the season against Barcelona on Saturday. With all his top strikers available after injuries and off-the-field problems, the coach said on Friday that Madrid will not relinquish its offensive style just because it's facing Barcelona. ''The team's characteristic is...
Nov 21, 2015 |

No. 4 Kansas suspends Greene for 6 games (Yahoo Sports)

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -- No. 4 Kansas has suspended junior guard Brannen Greene for six games for unspecified conduct detrimental to the team.
Nov 21, 2015 |

Bulls-Warriors Preview (Yahoo Sports)

The Golden State Warriors appeared on their way to extending their 19-game home winning streak when the Chicago Bulls visited Oracle Arena in January, holding an 11-point lead with less than nine minutes left in the fourth quarter. Golden State has won 25 consecutive regular-season home games since that loss, and Chicago still isn't sure if it...
Nov 21, 2015 |

Warriors rally, reach 13-0 with 124-117 win over Clippers (Yahoo Sports)

With an NBA championship in their back pocket, the Golden State Warriors never feel as though they're out of a game. Stephen Curry scored 40 points and the Warriors shot 8 of 9 on 3-pointers in the fourth quarter to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 124-117 Thursday night for their 13th consecutive victory to start the season. ''Obviously, you don't...
Nov 20, 2015 |

Greene's punt return helps Jaguars beat Titans 19-13 (Yahoo Sports)

The Jacksonville Jaguars have their first winning streak in more than two years. Rashad Greene returned a punt 63 yards, setting up Blake Bortles' 5-yard touchdown pass to Julius Thomas with 3:30 remaining, and the Jaguars beat the Tennessee Titans 19-13 on Thursday night. To see us do enough to get the win was great,'' Jaguars coach Gus Bradley...
Nov 20, 2015 |

NL's Harper youngest unanimous MVP; Donaldson earns AL honor (Yahoo Sports)

Bryce Harper began this season with one personal goal - and it had nothing to do with homers, RBIs or awards. The Washington slugger put behind his injury-plagued past and put up huge numbers, becoming the youngest unanimous MVP winner in baseball history when he captured the NL honor Thursday. Toronto third baseman Josh Donaldson took the AL MVP...
Nov 20, 2015 |

Jets' Bowles says QB Fitzpatrick to start, barring setback (Yahoo Sports)

Ryan Fitzpatrick is on track to start against his former team. New York Jets coach Todd Bowles announced that Fitzpatrick will be under center against the Houston Texans on Sunday, barring any setbacks with his surgically repaired left thumb. ''I thought he did a good job,'' Bowles said.
Nov 20, 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