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Gordon declines option to stay with champion Royals in 2016 (Yahoo Sports)

All-Star outfielder Alex Gordon of the Kansas City Royals declined his player option for next season Wednesday and will test free agency for the first time, though he could still return to the World Series champions. The four-time Gold Glove winner has spent his entire nine-year career with the Royals, who drafted him second overall in 2005....
Nov 5, 2015 |

Oilers' McDavid out "indefinitely" with broken left clavicle (Yahoo Sports)

Edmonton Oilers rookie Connor McDavid will be out indefinitely because of a broken left collarbone. ''We're talking about months,'' Oilers general manager Peter Chiarelli told a news conference. McDavid was injured Tuesday night in the Oilers' 4-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.
Nov 5, 2015 |

Bowles says Fitzpatrick to start for Jets vs. Jaguars (Yahoo Sports)

Coach Todd Bowles announced Wednesday that Fitzpatrick will be under center against the Jacksonville Jaguars after being a full participant at practice despite dealing with a torn ligament in his left thumb. ''No limitations today,'' Fitzpatrick said. The right-handed Fitzpatrick wore what he called ''a special glove'' over his left hand after...
Nov 5, 2015 |

Greinke gives up $71 million, becomes free agent again (Yahoo Sports)

Pitcher Zack Greinke opted out of the final three years of his contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday, giving up a guaranteed $71 million to become a free agent again. The Dodgers are expected to make a $15.8 million qualifying offer Friday, which he will certainly reject. Los Angeles then would be eligible to receive an extra draft...
Nov 5, 2015 |

Johnny Manziel to start for Browns against unbeaten Bengals (Yahoo Sports)

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Johnny Manziel's getting another shot at the Bengals.
Nov 4, 2015 |

Clemson, LSU, Ohio State, Alabama top 1st playoff rankings (Yahoo Sports)

Clemson, LSU, Ohio State and Alabama are the top four teams in the first College Football Playoff selection committee rankings of the season. Notre Dame was fifth and Baylor was sixth on Tuesday night. Clemson, LSU and Ohio State are among 11 unbeaten teams in FBS, nearly quadruple the number there was last season when the committee started...
Nov 4, 2015 |

AP source: Mets manager Collins gets contract through 2017 (Yahoo Sports)

Terry Collins has a new contract to keep managing the New York Mets. Two days after their rousing season ended with a stinging loss to Kansas City, the Mets rewarded Collins for piloting them to the National League pennant. Collins and general manager Sandy Alderson are set to appear at a Citi Field news conference Wednesday.
Nov 4, 2015 |

Blue Jays exercise options on Bautista, Encarnacion, Dickey (Yahoo Sports)

TORONTO (AP) -- The Toronto Blue Jays have exercised 2016 options on sluggers Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion and knuckleballer R.A. Dickey, while declining an option on infielder Maicer Izturis.
Nov 4, 2015 |

Washington Nationals hire Dusty Baker as their next manager (Yahoo Sports)

Dusty Baker is the new manager of the Washington Nationals, meaning Major League Baseball avoids what would have been its first start to a season since 1988 with zero black skippers. The Nationals announced Baker's hiring on Tuesday, nearly a month after firing Matt Williams, whose lack of prior experience turned out to be a problem as the club...
Nov 3, 2015 |

Titans fire Ken Whisenhunt, name Mike Mularkey interim coach (Yahoo Sports)

The Tennessee Titans have fired Ken Whisenhunt after a 3-20 start, and Mike Mularkey has been named interim head coach for the rest of the season. The Titans announced the move Tuesday morning and scheduled a news conference. ''We have expected more progress on the field, and I felt it was time to move in a different direction,'' Titans...
Nov 3, 2015 |

Gano's 52-yard FG lifts Panthers over Colts in OT, 29-26 (Yahoo Sports)

Carolina (7-0) earned its 11th consecutive regular-season win and opened a two-game lead over the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC South. Gano, who missed an extra point in the fourth quarter, came through when the Panthers needed him the most. After Adam Vinatieri kicked a 50-yard field goal for Indianapolis in OT, Gano was good from 42 yards and then...
Nov 3, 2015 |

AP Source: Kaepernick benched, Gabbert to start Sunday (Yahoo Sports)

Quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been told he won't start Sunday for the San Francisco 49ers and is being replaced by backup Blaine Gabbert, a person with knowledge of the decision said Monday night. The team had not made a formal announcement, though coach Jim Tomsula offered a pretty good hint earlier in the day ''we're evaluating everyone,'' on...
Nov 3, 2015 |

UConn preseason AP No. 1 for 11th time (Yahoo Sports)

Geno Auriemma and the UConn Huskies are starting this season where they left off, atop the poll.
Nov 3, 2015 |

Tomsula doesn't say who 49ers quarterback will be this week (Yahoo Sports)

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- Jim Tomsula has always said that Colin Kaepernick is his quarterback and has made that commitment almost weekly during San Francisco's struggles this season.
Nov 3, 2015 |

Spurs beat Knicks 94-84, give Duncan milestone win (Yahoo Sports)

LaMarcus Aldridge scored 19 points, Kawhi Leonard had 18 points and 14 rebounds and the San Antonio Spurs beat the New York Knicks 94-84 on Monday night to give Tim Duncan a milestone victory. Duncan, in his 19th season, is 954-381. Carmelo Anthony scored 19 points for the Knicks but struggled to just 4-of-17 shooting while often guarded by...
Nov 3, 2015 |

Steelers place All-Pro RB Bell on IR (Yahoo Sports)

A season-ending injury to Pittsburgh's star running back Le'Veon Bell has thrust DeAngelo Williams into the spotlight again. The veteran running back filled in nicely while Bell was suspended early in the season. Now, Williams is the feature back after the Steelers placed Bell on injured reserve Monday with a right knee injury suffered during...
Nov 3, 2015 |

Broncos acquire TE Vernon Davis from 49ers (Yahoo Sports)

Coming off a 500-yard performance and a shellacking of the Green Bay Packers, the boss of the unbeaten Denver Broncos made a bold move that shows he's all in for 2015. Denver's general manager sent a pair of late-round draft picks to the San Francisco 49ers for two-time Pro Bowl tight end Vernon Davis on Monday, the first big move on the eve of...
Nov 3, 2015 |

James scores 25,000 career point in Cavs' win over 76ers (Yahoo Sports)

LeBron James became the youngest player to reach 25,000 career points, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers past the winless Philadelphia 76ers 107-100 on Monday night. James had 22 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds and rallied the Cavs in the second half against a scrappy Philly team that had built a 15-point lead. James and the rest of the...
Nov 3, 2015 |

Manning, Broncos throttle Rodgers, Packers 29-10 (Yahoo Sports)

This is exactly what Gary Kubiak envisioned when he returned to Denver: Peyton Manning running bootlegs and rollouts, using his tight ends as targets and watching his running backs race into the end zone. The Broncos finally found some offense to go with all that defense, powering their way past the Green Bay Packers 29-10 Sunday night. In only...
Nov 2, 2015 |

Royals win World Series, rally late and beat Mets 7-2 in 12 (Yahoo Sports)

They worked all season to take one more step in the World Series. A daring dash by Hosmer tied the score in the ninth, and those bound-and-determined Kansas City Royals rallied yet again to beat the New York Mets 7-2 in 12 innings early Monday for their first championship since 1985. There was no doubt in their mind that they wouldn't accomplish...
Nov 2, 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