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Lawyers: NFL concussion deal excludes central brain injury (Yahoo Sports)

Former players appealing the NFL's $1 billion plan to address concussion-linked injuries asked a court on Thursday to reject the settlement because it excludes what they call the signature brain disease of football. ''CTE was the soundpiece of the original (lawsuit),'' lawyer Steven F. Molo argued before the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The...
Nov 20, 2015 |

Bradford, Mathews, Peters could miss Bucs game (Yahoo Sports)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Philadelphia Eagles could be without three key offensive players when they host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday in a game critical to their chances in the NFC East.
Nov 20, 2015 |

TCU receiver Josh Doctson out for rest of regular season (Yahoo Sports)

TCU star receiver Josh Doctson will miss the last two regular-season games for the No. 11 Horned Frogs because of an injured wrist. Doctson was hurt Nov. 7 against Oklahoma State. Doctson tried to play Saturday against Kansas but had only one catch for 12 yards.
Nov 20, 2015 |

Harden, Rockets pull out OT win after firing McHale (Yahoo Sports)

James Harden scored 45 points, including all nine for Houston in overtime, and the Rockets beat the Portland Trail Blazers 108-103 on Wednesday night after firing Kevin McHale earlier in the day. Corey Brewer made an off-balance 3-pointer to force overtime and Harden took over from there, finishing with 11 assists, eight rebounds and five steals...
Nov 19, 2015 |

Kevin McHale fired by Houston Rockets after 4-7 start (Yahoo Sports)

Six months ago, Kevin McHale coached the Houston Rockets to the Western Conference finals for the first time in 18 years. There are high expectations for the team again this season behind James Harden and Dwight Howard, but McHale won't be around to see where the Rockets end up: Houston fired McHale on Wednesday with the team off to a puzzling 4-7...
Nov 19, 2015 |

Arrieta wins NL Cy Young Award; Keuchel takes AL honor (Yahoo Sports)

Jake Arrieta posted one final win, perhaps against his most formidable competition yet. The Chicago Cubs righty aced out Dodgers stars Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw to earn the NL Cy Young Award by a comfortable margin Wednesday. ''There was some anxiety involved,'' Arrieta said on a conference call.
Nov 19, 2015 |

Red Sox DH Ortiz to retire after 2016 season (Yahoo Sports)

Red Sox slugger David Ortiz, Boston's beloved ''Big Papi'' who helped the cursed franchise end its dynasty of disappointment and cursed out the bombers who attacked his adopted city, said on Wednesday he will play one more year before retiring. On the day that he turned 40, the Dominican designated hitter said in a video posted on The Players'...
Nov 19, 2015 |

Tigers acquire closer Rodriguez in trade with Milwaukee (Yahoo Sports)

The Tigers are turning to Francisco Rodriguez in their latest attempt to shore up the back end of their bullpen. Detroit acquired the right-hander in a trade with Milwaukee on Wednesday, sending minor league infielder Javier Betancourt and a player to be named to the Brewers. Detroit general manager Al Avila said the Tigers might also receive a...
Nov 19, 2015 |

Cowboys QB Tony Romo eager to play with Miami a possibility (Yahoo Sports)

Tony Romo is eager to help the Dallas Cowboys end their seven-game losing streak Sunday at Miami. Romo is expected to start against the Dolphins, though coach Jason Garrett is taking things day by day as his 35-year-old quarterback heals from a broken left collarbone. Without Romo, the defending NFC East champions (2-7) went 0-3 with Branden...
Nov 19, 2015 |

Warriors improve to 12-0 with 115-110 win over Raptors (Yahoo Sports)

Stephen Curry scored 37 points to lead the defending champion Golden State Warriors to their 12th straight win to open the season, a hard-fought 115-110 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday night. Klay Thompson added 19 and Andrew Bogut scored 13 for the Warriors, who are off to the best start since Dallas won the first 14 games in 2002-03....
Nov 18, 2015 |

Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith suspended a year (Yahoo Sports)

Oakland Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith was suspended Tuesday by the NFL for one calendar year because of violations of the league's substance-abuse policy. The penalty is effective immediately and Smith will be eligible to apply for reinstatement no sooner than 60 days before the end of the suspension. Smith, 26, was released by the San Francisco...
Nov 18, 2015 |

Woman reports rape at home of Huskers' Armstrong, Westerkamp (Yahoo Sports)

Police said Tuesday they were investigating a report of a sexual assault at the residence of Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. and standout receiver Jordan Westerkamp. Officer Katie Flood said a 20-year-old woman went to a Lincoln hospital Sunday afternoon and said she had been raped. Armstrong told the Omaha World-Herald that he,...
Nov 18, 2015 |

Clemson, Alabama, Ohio St, Notre Dame top playoff rankings (Yahoo Sports)

Clemson, Alabama, Ohio State and Notre Dame remained at the top of the College Football Playoff selection committee rankings. Iowa stayed at No. 5 and Oklahoma State moved up to No. 6, one spot ahead of Big 12 rival Oklahoma. Clemson, Alabama and Ohio State seem to have control of their playoff hopes.
Nov 18, 2015 |

No. 2 Kentucky shuts down No. 5 Duke for 74-63 victory (Yahoo Sports)

Tyler Ulis had 18 points and six assists, and No. 2 Kentucky used its speed and athleticism to hold off No. 5 Duke for a 74-63 victory in the Champions Classic on Tuesday night. Kentucky forced 16 turnovers and outscored Duke 18-4 in fast-break points. Jamal Murray scored 11 of his 16 points in the second half, and Isiah Briscoe added 12 points...
Nov 18, 2015 |

Manziel named Browns' new starting QB, cleared by NFL (Yahoo Sports)

Browns coach Mike Pettine simply pulled Johnny Manziel aside and told him he would be Cleveland's starting quarterback for the remainder of this season. No longer just a celebrated bad-boy backup, Manziel joined an elite class. Manziel's budding pro career, dotted mostly by missteps on and off the field to this point -the NFL said Tuesday he will...
Nov 18, 2015 |

Texans send Bengals to 1st loss, 10-6 behind backup TJ Yates (Yahoo Sports)

The Texans were the perfect team to give the Bengals their first loss - on their home field in a big Monday night game, no less. Yates took over in the third quarter after Brian Hoyer sustained a concussion and led Houston to a 10-6 victory on Monday night, throwing the touchdown pass that knocked the Bengals out of the ranks of the NFL's...
Nov 17, 2015 |

Texans send Bengals to 1st loss, 10-6 behind backup TJ Yates (Yahoo Sports)

The Texans were the perfect team to give the Bengals their first loss - on their home field in a big Monday night game, no less. Yates took over in the third quarter after Brian Hoyer sustained a concussion and led Houston to a 10-6 victory on Monday night, throwing the touchdown pass that knocked the Bengals out of the ranks of the NFL's...
Nov 17, 2015 |

George Washington stuns No. 6 Virginia 73-68 (Yahoo Sports)

Patricio Garino and Tyler Cavanaugh each scored 18 points as George Washington stunned No. 6 Virginia 73-68 on Monday night. The Colonials (2-0) took control with a 10-0 run that began with Garino's three-point play for a 57-55 lead with 8:06 left. Garino added a tip-in and an assist on Cavanaugh's layup.
Nov 17, 2015 |

Kubiak sits Peyton Manning for Bears game (Yahoo Sports)

On his 25th birthday, Brock Osweiler will make his first NFL start, replacing an injured Peyton Manning in the Broncos' much-anticipated game against the Chicago Bears. ''That would be an awesome birthday present if we can go get a win,'' Osweiler said Monday a few minutes before a somber Manning stood at his locker a few feet away and spoke about...
Nov 17, 2015 |

Brady: tough to replace 'great player' like WR Edelman (Yahoo Sports)

The New England Patriots are celebrating another victory and lamenting the loss of another key contributor. The Patriots (9-0) remained unbeaten with a last-minute, 27-26 victory over the New York Giants on Sunday, but it came at the cost of receiver Julian Edelman. Incredible,'' quarterback Tom Brady said on his weekly radio show on Monday.
Nov 17, 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