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USC AD Pat Haden leaves playoff committee, cites health (Yahoo Sports)

Southern California athletic director Pat Haden is stepping down from the College Football Playoff selection committee after his doctors advised him to cut back on travel. College Football Playoff Executive Director Bill Hancock announced Friday that Haden was leaving the committee and would not be replaced. Two weeks ago, Haden had to leave...
Oct 31, 2015 |

Brady, Patriots rout Dolphins 36-7 to improve to 7-0 (Yahoo Sports)

Tom Brady slammed the ball after taking a sack, got up and threw a touchdown pass on the next play to finish off another stellar performance. Brady threw for 356 yards and four touchdowns - two to Julian Edelman - and the Patriots beat the Miami Dolphins 36-7 on Thursday night to become the first of the NFL's five unbeaten teams to reach seven...
Oct 30, 2015 |

DeAndre Jordan and Clippers rout Mavs 104-88 in home opener (Yahoo Sports)

If not for an infamous summertime change of heart, DeAndre Jordan would have been wearing Mavericks blue at Staples Center on Thursday night instead of Clippers white. Jordan is grateful he stayed true to his original colors, and his teammates helped him secure a big win over his spurned suitors. Blake Griffin had 26 points and 10 rebounds, and...
Oct 30, 2015 |

GM Anthopoulos leaving Jays with new president taking over (Yahoo Sports)

Toronto general manager Alex Anthopoulos left the team on Thursday, the day he earned executive of the year honors from his peers and rejected an offer to remain in what might have been a diminished role under its new president. The Blue Jays made the announcement just four days before former Cleveland Indians President Mark Shapiro takes over as...
Oct 30, 2015 |

Padres hire Arizona third base coach Andy Green as manager (Yahoo Sports)

When his Arizona Diamondbacks played a series in San Diego in mid-April, Andy Green saw how excited the fans were about the new-look Padres. Hired Thursday as the Padres' new manager, it's Green's job to figure out how to get a talented roster to compete instead of collapse. Green, who had been third base coach of the NL West rival Diamondbacks,...
Oct 30, 2015 |

Heat is on: Mets need it from Noah in Game 3 at home (Yahoo Sports)

The man-child on the mound was simply getting some work in, two simulated innings to sharpen up for the World Series. It was late afternoon at Kauffman Stadium, dimmed by dark clouds on this overcast day in Kansas City, and even his New York Mets teammates wanted no part of 6-foot-6 Noah Syndergaard. David Wright bounded into the batting cage,...
Oct 30, 2015 |

Patriots owner Robert Kraft takes a dig at Colts (Yahoo Sports)

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- Patriots owner Robert Kraft took a verbal shot at the Colts during a speech honoring Willie McGinest on Thursday night.
Oct 30, 2015 |

Wolves edge Lakers 112-111 in first game since Flip's death (Yahoo Sports)

With heavy hearts and occupied minds, the Minnesota Timberwolves hung on to win one for Flip. Ricky Rubio had a career-high 28 points and 14 assists and the Timberwolves rallied from a 16-point deficit in the second half to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 112-111 Wednesday night in their first game since Flip Saunders' death. When Lou Williams...
Oct 29, 2015 |

Royals' Volquez doesn't know when he'll be ready to play (Yahoo Sports)

Royals pitcher Edinson Volquez said Wednesday that he didn't know whether he would be ready to play in the World Series once he returns to the U.S. following his father's funeral in the Dominican Republic. Volquez said he learned about his father's death when he stepped off the mound after allowing three runs over six innings. The Royals were...
Oct 29, 2015 |

Minnesota coach Jerry Kill retires after battling epilepsy (Yahoo Sports)

The seizures had returned for Jerry Kill. Perhaps hoping he could still mesh his demanding, pressure-filled job as Minnesota's head football coach with his epilepsy, Kill guided the Gophers through one more practice on Tuesday. The toll epilepsy took on his body, his mind and his family had become too much to bear for someone trying to turn...
Oct 29, 2015 |

Cueto's 2-hitter sends Royals over Mets for 2-0 Series lead (Yahoo Sports)

Johnny Cueto smothered the New York Mets with another big October outing. Cueto never faltered. Eric Hosmer hit a tiebreaking, two-run single with two outs in a four-run fifth inning that included 14 foul balls, and the Royals rallied to beat the Mets 7-1 Wednesday night and take a 2-0 World Series lead.
Oct 29, 2015 |

Donovan wins NBA coaching debut, Thunder beat Spurs 112-106 (Yahoo Sports)

Russell Westbrook had 33 points and 10 assists to help Billy Donovan win his NBA coaching debut as the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the San Antonio Spurs 112-106 on Wednesday night. Kevin Durant scored 22 points in his first regular-season game since February. Kawhi Leonard scored a career-high 32 points and grabbed eight rebounds for the Spurs.
Oct 29, 2015 |

5 hours later, Royals win World Series opener in 14th (Yahoo Sports)

The longest World Series opener ever had a little bit of everything. Saved by Alex Gordon's tying home run in the ninth inning off Mets closer Jeurys Familia, the Royals won in the 14th when Escobar dashed home on Eric Hosmer's sacrifice fly for a 5-4 win late Tuesday night.
Oct 28, 2015 |

Minnesota coach Jerry Kill retiring, cites health reasons (Yahoo Sports)

Minnesota coach Jerry Kill abruptly retired because of health reasons on Wednesday, ending his efforts to rebuild the Golden Gopher football program during a tenure that included a series of game-day seizures. No specific reason was cited in Minnesota's retirement announcement, but Kill has epilepsy and had to take a leave of absence from the team...
Oct 28, 2015 |

NBA MVP Curry scores 40 points, Warriors win opener (Yahoo Sports)

Stephen Curry threw his arm in the air in delight and body bumped teammates after knocking down shots from all over the floor, and it all looked so familiar to what happened here only four months ago. The NBA MVP showed in a hurry he hasn't lost a step or his swagger, scoring 40 points to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 111-95 victory over the...
Oct 28, 2015 |

The Latest: Mets go up 4-3 on Royals' error in Game 1 (Yahoo Sports)

''Before the start of the bottom of the fourth inning of tonight's World Series Game 1, a rare electronics failure caused both the primary and backup generators inside the FOX Sports production compound to lose power. The issue was immediately addressed, although it resulted in the audience missing one at-bat during the time needed to switch to...
Oct 28, 2015 |

With Obama watching, Bulls hold off Cavaliers 97-95 (Yahoo Sports)

Nikola Mirotic scored 19 points and Derrick Rose added 18 to lead the Chicago Bulls to a season-opening 97-95 victory over LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers with President Barack Obama watching on Tuesday night. Pau Gasol blocked a potential tying layup by James in the closing seconds. Jimmy Butler then broke up an inbounds pass intended...
Oct 28, 2015 |

DE Jason Pierre-Paul agrees to 1-year contract with Giants (Yahoo Sports)

Jason Pierre-Paul and the New York Giants have agreed to a one-year contract more than three months after the defensive end's right index finger was amputated following a fireworks accident in Florida. Pierre-Paul met with the team over the past two days and was given the OK to play by team doctors. A new contract had to be negotiated because the...
Oct 28, 2015 |

AP Sources: Volquez loses father before World Series start (Yahoo Sports)

The father of Royals pitcher Edinson Volquez died Tuesday in the Dominican Republic, shortly before his son took the mound to start Game 1 of the World Series against the New York Mets. Two people familiar with the situation told The Associated Press that 63-year-old Danio Volquez died from heart failure. The elder Volquez, a mechanic in the...
Oct 28, 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