Cubs' Bryant, Astros' Correa voted top MLB rookies (Yahoo Sports)

Big expectations followed Kris Bryant and Carlos Correa from the moment each was drafted just a few years ago. Bryant was a unanimous pick as NL Rookie of the Year on Monday, and Correa took the American League prize in a close vote by members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America. ''It's an unbelievable feeling,'' Correa explained on a...
Nov 17, 2015 |

Saints fire defensive coordinator Ryan (Yahoo Sports)

Saints coach Sean Payton promised changes were coming to his sagging defense. Senior defensive assistant Dennis Allen will assume Ryan's duties. The move, announced Monday night on Payton's weekly radio show on WWL-AM, comes a day after the Saints allowed 526 yards in a 47-14 loss to the Washington Redskins.
Nov 17, 2015 |

Palmer throws 3 TD passes, Cardinals beat Seahawks 39-32 (Yahoo Sports)

Carson Palmer had two balls stripped from his hands, one that led to a Seattle touchdown and another that was returned for a score that left the Seahawks' home field shaking. ''Carson is a vet. Palmer threw for 363 yards and three touchdowns, Andre Ellington had a 48-yard touchdown run with 1:58 left and the Cardinals beat the Seahawks 39-32 on...
Nov 16, 2015 |

Gostkowski's 54-yard FG keeps Patriots unbeaten, 27-26 (Yahoo Sports)

Inevitable because of the feeling they will find a way - something they did in their toughest test this season, edging the New York Giants 27-26 on Stephen Gostkowski's 54-yard field goal with 1 second remaining. ''You're one kick away from being Public Enemy No. 1,'' Gostkowski said. The Giants, who seemed to have New England's number, were...
Nov 16, 2015 |

Chiefs crush Manning, Broncos 29-13 (Yahoo Sports)

Peyton Manning is hurt - and he's sorry he hurt his team. ''I thought I felt good enough to play,'' Manning said Sunday after the worst performance of his career in Denver's 29-13 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. Manning knew the Broncos (7-2) were already missing stars DeMarcus Ware and Aqib Talib and that Emmanuel Sanders was hurting.
Nov 16, 2015 |

Roethlisberger solid in relief, Steelers rout Browns 30-9 (Yahoo Sports)

Ben Roethlisberger began the week on crutches. Roethlisberger against the Browns is hardly a fair fight. Stepping in after Landry Jones went down with a left leg injury of his own, Roethlisberger passed for 379 yards and three touchdowns as the Steelers swarmed Johnny Manziel and the struggling Browns in a 30-9 romp on Sunday.
Nov 16, 2015 |

Lions stop road skid against Packers with 18-16 win (Yahoo Sports)

Matthew Stafford couldn't bear to watch with his team on the verge of another heartbreaking moment. Instead, the Detroit Lions held on for a signature win in the unlikeliest of places. Stafford threw for two touchdowns, and Detroit stopped a 24-game road losing streak against the Green Bay Packers with an 18-16 victory Sunday despite a late...
Nov 16, 2015 |

Peterson helps Vikings run past Raiders 30-14 (Yahoo Sports)

Adrian Peterson ran for 203 yards and a touchdown in his record-tying sixth career 200-yard game, Cordarrelle Patterson returned a kick 93 yards for a score and the Vikings beat the Oakland Raiders 30-14 on Sunday to take over sole possession of first place in the NFC North. Teddy Bridgewater threw a touchdown pass, and the Vikings (7-2) held the...
Nov 16, 2015 |

No. 12 Oklahoma 44-34 win, No. 4 Baylor no longer undefeated (Yahoo Sports)

A Sooners spoiler along the banks of the Brazos River changed the outlook in the Big 12 Conference - and the national playoff race. With Baker Mayfield and Sterling Shepard hooking up often, No. 12 Oklahoma beat No. 4 Baylor 44-34 on Saturday night to end the Bears' FBS-best 20-game home winning streak - and likely their playoff chances. ''Go...
Nov 15, 2015 |

Curry leads Warriors past Nets 107-99 in overtime (Yahoo Sports)

Stephen Curry never showed his disappointment through three quarters and Andre Iguodala never hesitated in taking the big shot and that's why Golden State remains unbeaten. Curry scored 21 of his 34 points after halftime, Iguodala hit a clutch 3-pointer and the Warriors survived in overtime, beating the Brooklyn Nets 107-99 on Saturday night....
Nov 15, 2015 |

No. 3 Alabama tops No. 20 Mississippi State 31-6 (Yahoo Sports)

It wasn't until the postgame press conference that Alabama's Nick Saban could explain why he was roaming the sidelines with a prominent cut and bruise on his left cheek. No. 3 Alabama used a dominant defense - including nine sacks - to beat No. 20 Mississippi State 31-6 on Saturday night at Davis Wade Stadium. Alabama (9-1, 6-1 Southeastern...
Nov 15, 2015 |

No. 5 Oklahoma State rallies for 35-31 victory (Yahoo Sports)

Oklahoma State got the victory it needed, just not the style points. Backup quarterback J.W. Walsh threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to Jeff Carr with 3:06 left Saturday, giving No. 5 Oklahoma State a 35-31 victory over Iowa State and keeping the unbeaten Cowboys in playoff contention. Oklahoma State (10-0, 7-0 Big 12) trailed 24-7 and 31-21 before...
Nov 15, 2015 |

No. 1 Clemson keeps rolling, outscores Syracuse 37-27 (Yahoo Sports)

DeShaun Watson made sure Clemson stayed on track for a shot at the national championship. The sophomore also kept his name in the talk about the Heisman Trophy, accumulating 461 total yards and accounting for three touchdowns to help the top-ranked Tigers hold off Syracuse 37-27 on Saturday. ''We didn't think we were going to come up here and...
Nov 15, 2015 |

Peyton Manning also dealing with ribcage injury (Yahoo Sports)

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) -- Another day, another injury for 39-year-old Peyton Manning.
Nov 15, 2015 |

NFL plans to increase security inside and outside stadiums (Yahoo Sports)

The NFL says it will increase security inside and outside its stadiums for Sunday's games, two days after the Paris terrorist attacks. Spokesman Brian McCarthy said Saturday that there will be more security and law enforcement personnel at the venues and in parking lots, along with other added security measures.
Nov 15, 2015 |

IOC's Bach confident Russia will reform in time for Olympics (Yahoo Sports)

MOSCOW (AP) -- International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach says he's confident Russia will enact the necessary anti-doping reforms in time to have its international ban from track and field lifted in time for next year's Olympics.
Nov 14, 2015 |

Russian track federation suspended, could miss Rio Olympics (Yahoo Sports)

Calling it a wake-up call for a sport in a ''shameful'' position, IAAF President Sebastian Coe said Russia will be banned from next year's Olympics unless it convinces the world it has cleaned up its act on doping. The sport's governing body provisionally suspended Russia's track and field federation on Friday, four days after the country was...
Nov 14, 2015 |

LSU's Fournette remains in the lineup as probe continues (Yahoo Sports)

If all goes right for Leonard Fournette this weekend, he will turn attention back to his Heisman Trophy candidacy and away from embarrassing revelations that LSU is reviewing whether one of his family's business ventures violated NCAA rules. The encouraging news for LSU's star running back is that he is expected to play Saturday night against...
Nov 14, 2015 |

Steelers QB Roethlisberger is questionable for Sunday (Yahoo Sports)

The Pittsburgh Steelers have not completely ruled out playing Ben Roethlisberger this weekend. The Steelers listed their veteran quarterback Friday as questionable for Sunday's game against the visiting Cleveland Browns. Roethlisberger left with a mid-left foot sprain in the fourth quarter of last week's win over the Oakland Raiders and had to be...
Nov 14, 2015 |

Missouri's Pinkel to resign at end of season, cites health (Yahoo Sports)

Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel abruptly announced Friday he will resign at the end of the season for health reasons, adding a stunning turn to a week where he kept his team united when players went on strike because of racial tensions on campus. Pinkel, 63, said he was diagnosed with lymphoma in May. He dismissed the idea that the week's...
Nov 14, 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