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Miller's 1-handed TD grab lifts Bears over Chargers, 22-19 (Yahoo Sports)

Zach Miller leaped, snagged Jay Cutler's pass with his right hand and tumbled into the end zone. A big-time play in another close finish for the Chicago Bears, who beat the staggering San Diego Chargers 22-19 on Monday night. ''Jay made a great throw and I was able to go up and get it.
Nov 10, 2015 |

Ohio State QB Barrett pleads guilty to impaired driving (Yahoo Sports)

Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett pleaded guilty Tuesday to a count of driving while impaired and was sentenced to a three-day alcohol education program and fined $400. Barrett, 20, apologized to his family, Ohio State and OSU football fans in a brief statement at a hearing in Columbus Municipal Court where his lawyer said Barrett took...
Nov 10, 2015 |

Russia slammed in doping report, faces possible Olympic ban (Yahoo Sports)

Russia's status as a sports superpower and its participation in track and field events at next year's Olympics came under threat Monday after a report accused the Russians of widespread, state-supported doping reminiscent of the darkest days of cheating by the former East Germany. The findings by a commission set up by the World Anti-Doping Agency...
Nov 10, 2015 |

NFL suspends CB Aqib Talib for poking player in the eye (Yahoo Sports)

Aqib Talib says he understands why the NFL suspended him for poking Colts tight end Dwayne Allen in his right eye. The NFL swiftly slapped Talib with a one-game suspension Monday, and just as quickly Talib appealed the punishment ''just for the simple fact that it was not intentional,'' he said. If upheld, Denver's star cornerback will miss the...
Nov 10, 2015 |

Illinois fires athletic director after athlete allegations (Yahoo Sports)

Illinois fired athletic director Mike Thomas on Monday, saying he had done nothing wrong but a change was needed after the department was plunged into crisis when football and women's basketball players said had been mistreated by their coaches. Thomas is the latest high-profile leader to be swept aside in the turmoil at the university's flagship...
Nov 10, 2015 |

Patriots put running back Dion Lewis on injured reserve (Yahoo Sports)

The New England Patriots have put running back Dion Lewis on injured reserve, ending his season one day after a serious injury to his left knee in a win over Washington. Team officials announced the move on Monday, hours after coach Bill Belichick said Lewis' chances to play didn't look so good as he was finishing up some tests. Lewis had been...
Nov 10, 2015 |

Eagles hand Cowboys 6th straight loss, 33-27 in OT (Yahoo Sports)

DeMarco Murray put Philadelphia in position to win in his return to Dallas. Sam Bradford and Jordan Matthews finished off the Cowboys. Bradford threw a 41-yard touchdown pass to Matthews in overtime and the Eagles sent the Cowboys to their longest losing streak in 26 years with a 33-27 victory Sunday night.
Nov 9, 2015 |

Newton's 4 TDs lead unbeaten Panthers past Packers 37-29 (Yahoo Sports)

Cam Newton was determined to protect the Carolina Panthers' house on Sunday at all costs. Newton threw for 297 yards as the Panthers (8-0) took an important step toward securing home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs. Every other NFC team has at least two losses, including the Packers (6-2).
Nov 9, 2015 |

RISING TIGERS: Clemson replaces Ohio State as AP poll No. 1 (Yahoo Sports)

Clemson is the new No. 1 team in The Associated Press college football poll, knocking Ohio State from the top spot for the first time this season.
Nov 9, 2015 |

Steelers beat Raiders 38-35 but lose Roethlisberger (Yahoo Sports)

The Pittsburgh Steelers managed to hold steady without Ben Roethlisberger earlier in the season. Chris Boswell hit an 18-yard field goal with 2 seconds left to lift the Steelers to a 38-35 win over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday after Roethlisberger left with a potentially serious left foot injury. The Steelers (5-4) survived after Roethlisberger...
Nov 9, 2015 |

Colts' offense gets back in sync, stun Broncos 27-24 (Yahoo Sports)

Andrew Luck finally reverted to his old form Sunday - and the Colts finally looked like the team everyone expected. Luck threw two touchdown passes and set up Adam Vinatieri for a tie-breaking 55-yard field goal with 6:13 left, giving the Colts a 27-24 victory over Denver that ruined Peyton Manning's homecoming. ''That's who we need to be,...
Nov 9, 2015 |

Early turnovers help Patriots to 27-10 win over Washington (Yahoo Sports)

Julian Edelman and LeGarrette Blount had already scored by the time the Redskins snapped the ball a second time, and the Patriots remained unbeaten on Sunday with a Washington 27-10 victory over Washington. Despite being held to a season-low in points, New England's chance at another 16-0 regular season was never threatened. The Patriots took...
Nov 9, 2015 |

Henry, No. 7 Alabama's defense smother No. 4 LSU 30-16 (Yahoo Sports)

Hit after hit, run after punishing run, Derrick Henry and Alabama's defense stole the show and proved they belong squarely in the College Football Playoff hunt. Henry ran for 210 yards and three touchdowns and the seventh-ranked Crimson Tide's unrelenting defense smothered Leonard Fournette in a 30-16 victory over No. 4 LSU on Saturday night. The...
Nov 8, 2015 |

No. 6 Michigan State falls 39-38 to Nebraska in last seconds (Yahoo Sports)

This time one went Nebraska's way, and now Michigan State's playoff hopes are in jeopardy. Tommy Armstrong drove Nebraska 91 yards in the final minute, hitting Brandon Reilly with a 30-yard touchdown pass that withstood a video review with 17 seconds left to hand the sixth-ranked Spartans a devastating 39-38 loss on Saturday night....
Nov 8, 2015 |

Missouri football players boycott in protest of president (Yahoo Sports)

Missouri football players announced Saturday night on Twitter that they will not participate in team activities until the university president is removed from office. The statement from the athletes of color was tweeted out Saturday by several members of the football team, including starting running back Russell Hansbrough. The move aligns the...
Nov 8, 2015 |

Arkansas gets improbable 53-52 OT win over No. 19 Ole Miss (Yahoo Sports)

Brandon Allen had already thrown for a career-high 442 yards and six touchdowns when Arkansas coach Bret Bielema asked his senior quarterback to do just one more thing. Allen ran for a game-winning 2-point conversion - leaping past an Ole Miss defender at the goal line - to lead Arkansas to an improbable 53-52 overtime victory over the 19th-ranked...
Nov 8, 2015 |

No. 3 Clemson, Watson rally past No. 17 Seminoles 23-13 (Yahoo Sports)

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney put on a slideshow for his team this week with pictures of the College Football Playoff title site in Arizona and the White House, a privilege reserved for national champions. The third-ranked Tigers, who landed atop the first CFP rankings this week, took a huge step toward the playoffs with their 23-13 victory over the...
Nov 8, 2015 |

No. 12 Oklahoma State upsets No. 5 TCU 49-29 to stay perfect (Yahoo Sports)

By dominating previously unbeaten TCU on Saturday, Oklahoma State gained control of the Big 12 championship race, and perhaps much more. Mason Rudolph passed for 352 yards and five touchdowns, James Washington caught five passes for 184 yards and three touchdowns, and the 12th-ranked Cowboys pulled off a 49-29 upset of the fifth-ranked Horned...
Nov 8, 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