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76ers hire Mike D'Antoni as associate head coach (Yahoo Sports)

The one-win Philadelphia 76ers hired veteran NBA coach Mike D'Antoni as associate head coach Friday. D'Antoni's deal follows the team's recent addition of Jerry Colangelo as chairman of basketball operations and a decision to extend head coach Brett Brown's contract two years. The 76ers took an NBA-worst 1-26 record into their home game Friday...
Dec 19, 2015 |
Dec 18, 2015 |

Iwakuma stays with Mariners after Dodgers' deal collapses (Yahoo Sports)

The Mariners didn't wait long to bring back Hisashi Iwakuma after his agreement with the Los Angeles Dodgers failed to get finalized. Seattle announced a one-year contract with Iwakuma late Thursday night, a deal that includes options for the 2017 and 2018 seasons that could become guaranteed based on performance. The team posted a video on...
Dec 18, 2015 |

Sepp Blatter faces judgment by FIFA ethics court he created (Yahoo Sports)

In the waning days of his presidency, Sepp Blatter attempted to save his job Thursday at the FIFA ethics committee he helped create and whose authority he does not recognize in his case. The suspended FIFA president had been expected to tell four judges he is innocent of wrongdoing during the hearing at the headquarters of soccer's governing body,...
Dec 18, 2015 |

Cavs guard Iman Shumpert delivers fiancee's baby (Yahoo Sports)

Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert showed he has more than basketball skills by calmly delivering a baby girl when his fiancee unexpectedly went into labor. According to Shumpert's fiancee, Teyana Taylor, the couple welcomed their daughter Wednesday morning in their bathroom at home. Taylor said Shumpert tied a pair of headphones around the umbilical...
Dec 18, 2015 |

Backup quarterback Hasselbeck returns to Colts' practice (Yahoo Sports)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Colts quarterback Matt Hasselbeck returned to practice Thursday after sitting out Wednesday with day with a rib injury.
Dec 18, 2015 |

LeBron crashes into crowd, fan hurt as Cavaliers top Thunder (Yahoo Sports)

CLEVELAND (AP) -- LeBron James crashed into the crowd and injured a fan while scrambling for a loose ball Thursday night as the Cleveland Cavaliers held off Oklahoma City 104-100, ending the Thunder's six-game winning streak.
Dec 18, 2015 |

Chelsea fires Mourinho over 'palpable discord' with players (Yahoo Sports)

Jose Mourinho's ''palpable discord'' with Chelsea players forced the club to abruptly end his second spell as manager on Thursday with the team languishing just above the relegation zone only seven months after winning the Premier League. Mourinho's departure came 2 1/2 years after his return to Stamford Bridge and only four months into a new...
Dec 18, 2015 |

Thompson's 27-point third quarter leads Warriors past Suns (Yahoo Sports)

Luke Walton had nearly finished drawing up a play when Stephen Curry chimed in: Run one for Klay. Walton obliged, and so did Klay Thompson. There were so many buckets, in fact, Thompson couldn't remember that exact one.
Dec 17, 2015 |

Jose Mourinho leaves Chelsea for 2nd time (Yahoo Sports)

Jose Mourinho's second spell as Chelsea manager ended Thursday, only seven months after he won his third Premier League title with the club. Although Chelsea is only one point above the relegation zone, the 52-year-old coach had been defiantly insisting he was the right man to oversee the team even as it collapsed on the field with a succession of...
Dec 17, 2015 |

Warriors coach Steve Kerr feels better, hopes to return soon (Yahoo Sports)

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr is feeling better as he deals with complications from back surgery, and hopes to be back on the bench in the coming weeks. Kerr attended practice Monday and Tuesday and was at the team's shootaround Wednesday ahead of Golden State's home game against Phoenix. ''What I've learned is that I miss it,'' Kerr...
Dec 17, 2015 |

Niumatalolo to stay at Navy after considering BYU (Yahoo Sports)

Navy football coach Ken Niumatalolo is staying put. Niumatalolo visited Brigham Young on Monday to discuss the opening created when head coach Bronco Mendenhall announced he was leaving for Virginia. After giving the job at BYU much consideration, Niumatalolo decided Wednesday night to stay at Navy.
Dec 17, 2015 |

US celebrates Wambach's final game, but falls 1-0 to China (Yahoo Sports)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Abby Wambach walked off the field for the final time like a rock star - mic drop and all.
Dec 17, 2015 |

Frazier goes from Reds to White Sox in 3-team, 7-player deal (Yahoo Sports)

The White Sox were looking to add some pop while solidifying third base, and they are counting on Todd Frazier to provide it. The All-Star third baseman was acquired from the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday as part of a three-team, seven-player trade that also included the Los Angeles Dodgers. Los Angeles received outfielder Trayce Thompson,...
Dec 17, 2015 |

Rivera: Panthers RB Stewart won't play against Giants (Yahoo Sports)

The Carolina Panthers will be without their starting running back on Sunday against the New York Giants as they look to keep their unbeaten season intact. Coach Ron Rivera said Wednesday that Jonathan Stewart has been ruled out due to a sprained left foot. Stewart, who is third in the NFL in rushing with 989 yards, left last Sunday's 38-0 win...
Dec 17, 2015 |

Ryan retires at midseason, ending successful Wisconsin run (Yahoo Sports)

The methodical brand of basketball that Bo Ryan ran at Wisconsin rarely surprised opponents as it piled up wins and two trips to the Final Four over the last two seasons. Ryan saved the biggest shocker of his career for his final game. Ryan had discussed retirement for months, but never offered any specific timetable.
Dec 16, 2015 |

Manning set to return to practice for first time in a month (Yahoo Sports)

Peyton Manning is set to return to practice Wednesday for the first time in a month, but he'll be a sideline spectator again Sunday when Brock Osweiler makes his fifth consecutive start Sunday at Pittsburgh. The Denver Broncos said coach Gary Kubiak met with his QBs on Tuesday and laid out his plan for the week. Manning stood on the sideline...
Dec 16, 2015 |

James (24 points) leads Cavaliers to 89-77 win over Celtics (Yahoo Sports)

LeBron James scored 24 points and Kevin Love returned to Boston to score 20 with eight rebounds on Tuesday night, helping the Cavaliers beat the Celtics 89-77 in an uneventful rematch of last season's bruising - but one-sided - first-round playoff series. It was Cleveland's first trip back to the new Boston Garden since Love's shoulder was yanked...
Dec 16, 2015 |

Kane's point streak ends at 26, Avs blank Blackhawks (Yahoo Sports)

Semyon Varlamov stopped 29 shots for his first shutout of the season, leading the Colorado Avalanche to a 3-0 victory over Chicago on Tuesday night and snapping Blackhawks star Patrick Kane's points streak at 26 games. Matt Duchene had a goal and an assist for the Avalanche, who won their third straight to cap a perfect four-day road trip to...
Dec 16, 2015 |

Prep QB Eason reaffirms commitment to sign with Georgia (Yahoo Sports)

ATLANTA (AP) -- Jacob Eason, the top-ranked quarterback from Lake Stevens (Washington) High School, has reaffirmed his commitment to sign with Georgia.
Dec 16, 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