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QB Ben Roethlisberger set to start for Steelers (Yahoo Sports)

Ben Roethlisberger is back for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Coach Mike Tomlin confirmed the news on Tuesday, saying the two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback is preparing to play Sunday against unbeaten Cincinnati after missing four games with a sprained knee and bruised leg. ''We don't have any reservations or limitations about his availability,''...
Oct 28, 2015 |

Freshman Stidham next in Baylor QB line that began with RG3 (Yahoo Sports)

From Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III to record-setting Nick Florence to two-time Big 12 champion Bryce Petty and Seth Russell, Baylor quarterbacks have thrived in coach Art Briles' big-play system. Next up is freshman Jarrett Stidham. Only a year after leading Stephenville High to the Texas Class 4A playoffs, Stidham takes over for the...
Oct 27, 2015 |

Fearsome Foursome: Mets' young aces take on Royals in Series (Yahoo Sports)

''We have a lot of weapons,'' Harvey said Monday. Riding four young starters all the way through October, the hard-throwing Mets are ready to fire their best stuff at the Kansas City Royals in the 111th World Series. Game 1 is Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium, with Harvey set to face Edinson Volquez.
Oct 27, 2015 |

Johnson rolls over defender, Cardinals beat Ravens 26-18 (Yahoo Sports)

Chris Johnson rolled to victory. Johnson rushed for 122 yards, 62 on a play where he rolled over the belly of a big defender and kept on running to set up a field goal, and the Cardinals held on to beat the luckless Baltimore Ravens 26-18 on Monday night. Baltimore (1-6) drove to the 4 in the final seconds before Tony Jefferson's interception...
Oct 27, 2015 |

Volquez to start World Series opener for Royals (Yahoo Sports)

The Royals will send Edinson Volquez to the mound in Game 1 of the World Series, choosing their most consistent starter to lead things off against the New York Mets. The more volatile Johnny Cueto will go in Game 2. Royals manager Ned Yost announced his rotation Monday, the day the Series gets started at Kauffman Stadium.
Oct 27, 2015 |

LeBron: 'I'm ready to go' for opener (Yahoo Sports)

His lower back feeling better, his body refreshed, LeBron James declared himself ready for his 13th NBA season. After sitting out nearly two weeks since undergoing an anti-inflammatory injection, James was able to fully participate in Cleveland's practice for the second straight day and said he'll play Tuesday in the season opener at Chicago. ''I...
Oct 27, 2015 |

Torii Hunter, the heart of the Twins, retires at age 40 (Yahoo Sports)

Torii Hunter's Minnesota reunion went about as well as could've been expected - for both sides. The Twins confirmed Monday night that Hunter will retire. Hunter was often in the spotlight this season, though.
Oct 27, 2015 |

Look for Big Ben to be back against Bengals (Yahoo Sports)

Nothing has been made official, but Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said the two-time Super Bowl winner, who missed four games with a sprained knee and bruised leg, was ''close'' to starting the team's 23-13 loss at Kansas City. ''In the end, we decided to go with the guys that had the practice reps,'' Tomlin said after Sunday's game. Tomlin said he...
Oct 27, 2015 |

No. 2 Baylor loses QB Russell to season-ending neck injury (Yahoo Sports)

Second-ranked Baylor's pursuit of a playoff spot will go on without star quarterback Seth Russell, who needs season-ending neck surgery. Russell saw a specialist Monday, two days after he fractured a bone during a win over Iowa State. ''Seth exemplifies the spirit and will of our football team, and through this our team will keep that spirit...
Oct 27, 2015 |

Newton, Tolbert lead perfect Panthers over Eagles 27-16 (Yahoo Sports)

Mike Tolbert has heard the critics question the legitimacy of the Carolina Panthers' unbeaten start to the season. ''You can doubt us all you want,'' Tolbert said. Tolbert scored two touchdowns - bulldozing over four players to get in on one pass play - and Cam Newton ran for one score and threw for another as the Panthers defeated the...
Oct 26, 2015 |

Utah, Florida St losses shake up Top 25; Ohio St still No. 1 (Yahoo Sports)

Utah dropped from the ranks of the unbeaten and so did Florida State.
Oct 26, 2015 |

Minnesota Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders dies of cancer (Yahoo Sports)

Flip Saunders, who rose from the backwaters of basketball's minor leagues to become one of the most powerful men in the NBA as coach, team president and part owner of the Minnesota Timberwolves, died Sunday, the team said. ''Flip was a symbol of strength, compassion, and dignity for our organization,'' owner Glen Taylor said in a statement. Sam...
Oct 26, 2015 |

Brady, unbeaten Patriots turn it on in 4th, beat Jets 30-23 (Yahoo Sports)

The fourth quarter started just in time for Tom Brady to overcome some early drops and lead the Patriots on a comeback. Brady overcame New England's shaky first three quarters by throwing for a pair of touchdowns in the fourth, and the Patriots defeated the New York Jets 30-23 on Sunday to remain unbeaten. The Super Bowl MVP completed 14 of 17...
Oct 26, 2015 |

Miami fires Al Golden after worst loss in program history (Yahoo Sports)

The worst loss in Miami's storied history was coach Al Golden's last game with the Hurricanes. Tight ends coach Larry Scott will take over as interim head coach, as the Hurricanes try to save their season and take another run at trying to reclaim lost prominence. ''Making a change mid-season in any athletic program is something I prefer not to...
Oct 26, 2015 |

4 big plays early help Dolphins drub Texans 44-26 (Yahoo Sports)

The Miami Dolphins led 35-0 midway through the first half, and while the rest of the sideline celebrated, interim coach Dan Campbell stood alone, staring at the scoreboard and managing to keep a straight face. For Campbell, it was business as usual, with blowouts the norm so far. The Dolphins' astounding turnaround under their new coach gained...
Oct 26, 2015 |

LB Smith's 3 INTs lead USC's 42-24 rout of No. 3 Utah (Yahoo Sports)

In less than two weeks, Southern California went from the depths of a coach's firing to the heights of a wild celebration after beating the No. 3 team in the nation. Most of these Trojans have been on a roller coaster from the day they joined this storied but troubled program. Cameron Smith returned the second of his three interceptions 54 yards...
Oct 25, 2015 |

Russell hurt in No. 2 Baylor's 20th straight home win (Yahoo Sports)

Second-ranked Baylor stretched its FBS-best home winning streak to 20 games without being the point-a-minute Bears everyone has been used to seeing. It's hard to see tough guys hurt,'' coach Art Briles said. The Bears called timeout after Russell's 4-yard run on a third-and-5 with 5:36 left in the game.
Oct 25, 2015 |

No. 6 Clemson hands Miami worst loss ever, 58-0 (Yahoo Sports)

Clemson looked very much like a national title contender. Miami looked like a team that hit rock bottom. Deshaun Watson threw for one touchdown and ran for another before sitting out most of the second half and No. 6 Clemson rolled to a 42-0 lead by halftime on the way to embarrassing Miami 58-0 on Saturday - the worst loss in the 90-year history...
Oct 25, 2015 |

Mets set World Series rotation: Harvey, deGrom, Syndergaard (Yahoo Sports)

Looking for a fast start in the World Series, the hard-throwing New York Mets will hand the ball to Matt Harvey. With their opponent now in place, Mets manager Terry Collins announced his rotation Saturday when the team worked out at Citi Field. Harvey was picked to pitch the opener at Kansas City on Tuesday night, followed by Jacob deGrom in...
Oct 25, 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