Titans QB misses practice, chances of playing pretty good (Yahoo Sports)

Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota did not practice Wednesday, giving the sprained MCL in his left knee a day of rest. Mariota sprained the ligament in his knee when hit low by Dolphins defensive end Olivier Vernon in last week's 38-10 loss to Miami, and Vernon said Wednesday the NFL fined him for the hit. Protecting the Heisman Trophy winner and...
Oct 22, 2015 |

Murphy, Mets beat Cubs 5-2 for commanding 3-0 lead in NLCS (Yahoo Sports)

Daniel Murphy is a contact hitter known for shaky fielding and occasionally getting lost on the bases. This playoff impersonation of Babe Ruth, Roberto Alomar and Derek Jeter all rolled into one, he can't explain it. ''Question is, who is this guy?'' skipper Terry Collins said.
Oct 21, 2015 |

Blue Jackets fire Todd Richards, hire John Tortorella (Yahoo Sports)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- After an 0-7 start, the Columbus Blue Jackets have fired coach Todd Richards and replaced him with John Tortorella.
Oct 21, 2015 |

Royals rout Blue Jays 14-2, 1 win from World Series return (Yahoo Sports)

Whether it's a long ball by Ben Zobrist, a slashing single from Lorenzo Cain or another exhilarating trip around the bases for Alcides Escobar, these Kansas City Royals are relentless - and one win from a return trip to the World Series. Zobrist hit a two-run homer on knuckleballer R.A. Dickey's fourth pitch of the game, Alex Rios connected an...
Oct 21, 2015 |

The Latest: Ivy helps Cubs in Game 3 of NLCS (Yahoo Sports)

The latest on the League Championship Series. The Royals routed Toronto 14-2 to take a 3-1 lead in the ALCS. The Mets and Cubs play Game 3 of the NLCS in Chicago with a scheduled start of 8:07 p.m. Here's a look at what's happening (all times EDT):
Oct 21, 2015 |

No. 1 Ohio State will start JT Barrett over Jones at QB (Yahoo Sports)

The starting quarterback job at Ohio State is J.T. Barrett's now. Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer announced that Barrett would replace Cardale Jones as the starter when No. 1 Ohio State plays at Rutgers on Saturday. The move seemed inevitable after Barrett accounted for four touchdowns in relief of Jones against Penn State on Saturday.
Oct 21, 2015 |

Lamar Odom taken from Las Vegas hospital to Los Angeles (Yahoo Sports)

Lamar Odom left a Las Vegas hospital and is now in the Los Angeles area to continue his recovery a week after he was found unconscious at a Nevada brothel, a family representative said Tuesday. The former NBA star was transported by helicopter from Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in Las Vegas around 5 p.m. Monday, according to a statement from...
Oct 21, 2015 |

Back home, Blue Jays break out to beat Royals 11-8 in Game 3 (Yahoo Sports)

Back in the homer dome with their rowdy fans, Troy Tulowitzki, Josh Donaldson and the Toronto Blue Jays quickly got into the swing of the AL Championship Series. Tulowitzki and Donaldson both connected in a six-run third inning Monday night, and the Blue Jays roughed up Johnny Cueto for an 11-8 victory over the Royals that cut Kansas City's series...
Oct 20, 2015 |

Murray, Carroll lead Eagles to 27-7 win over Giants (Yahoo Sports)

A tenacious defense bailed out Sam Bradford and made Eli Manning miserable. DeMarco Murray ran for 109 yards and a touchdown, Nolan Carroll returned one of Manning's two interceptions for a score and the Philadelphia Eagles beat the New York Giants 27-7 Monday night. The Eagles had three takeaways, sacked Manning three times and forced two...
Oct 20, 2015 |

Meyer not yet revealing No. 1 Ohio State starting QB (Yahoo Sports)

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer isn't ready to publicly name a starting quarterback for the top-ranked Buckeyes' game at Rutgers on Saturday. Meyer must choose between Cardale Jones, who has started all seven games this season, and J.T. Barrett, the starter in 2014 before breaking his ankle in the final regular-season game against Michigan. Meyer...
Oct 20, 2015 |

The Latest: Blue Jays hit 3 homers, build big lead vs Royals (Yahoo Sports)

The Royals and Blue Jays are playing Game 3 of the ALCS in Toronto. Josh Donaldson, Troy Tulowitzki and Ryan Goins connected as the Blue Jays matched a postseason team record with three home runs while building a 10-4 lead against the Royals.
Oct 20, 2015 |

Giants WR Beckham active for game against Eagles (Yahoo Sports)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr., will play Monday night against the Philadelphia Eagles after suffering a hamstring injury last week.
Oct 20, 2015 |

MRI exam shows Titans QB Mariota sprained his left MCL (Yahoo Sports)

Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota showed his toughness, staying in the game and not missing a play despite spraining his left MCL. Coach Ken Whisenhunt said Monday an MRI exam showed Mariota sprained the MCL in his left knee when hit low by Dolphins defensive end Olivier Vernon during the second quarter of a 38-10 loss to Miami. The Titans wrap...
Oct 20, 2015 |

James sits out Cavs' preseason finale, get ready for opener (Yahoo Sports)

LeBron James sat out Cleveland's final preseason game against Dallas on Monday night, but Cavaliers coach David Blatt said the four-time MVP will be ready when the regular season opens next week. James, who had an anti-inflammatory injection in his back last week, hasn't played since Oct. 12.
Oct 20, 2015 |

Murphy HRs again; Mets beat Arrieta, Cubs for 2-0 NLCS lead (Yahoo Sports)

Say this for Daniel Murphy and the New York Mets: They have their October formula down and are sticking with it. Murphy homered off yet another ace to provide an early cushion for Noah Syndergaard, and the Mets breezed past Jake Arrieta the Chicago Cubs 4-1 Sunday night for a 2-0 lead in a surprisingly one-sided NL Championship Series. ''We've...
Oct 19, 2015 |

Brady, Patriots take advantage of botched play to beat Indy (Yahoo Sports)

Tom Brady found a way to stop talking about revenge Sunday night. In one of the strangest games of this long, heated rivalry, Brady threw for 312 yards, three touchdowns and led the Patriots to a 34-27 victory Sunday night in the highly anticipated ''Deflategate'' rematch. The postgame discussion focused on one central them: What were the Colts...
Oct 19, 2015 |

The Latest: Lamar Odom alert and improving, his aunt says (Yahoo Sports)

Lamar Odom's family says his condition is improving after the former NBA star was found unconscious at a Nevada brothel a week ago. Alvina Alston, publicist for Odom's aunt JaNean Mercer, said Monday that the former reality-TV personality is alert and undergoing testing, but there's no word yet on when he might be released from the hospital....
Oct 19, 2015 |

Steelers rally behind backup Jones, stun Cardinals 25-13 (Yahoo Sports)

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The wide receiver with the seemingly unlimited potential but serious baggage flipped in joy. The third-string quarterback who spent two-plus years having to defend his roster spot jumped into the arms of one of his offensive linemen.
Oct 19, 2015 |

Newton leads late Carolina rally for 27-23 win over Seattle (Yahoo Sports)

Cam Newton threw a 26-yard touchdown pass to Greg Olsen with 32 seconds left and the Carolina Panthers remained unbeaten, rallying for a stunning 27-23 win over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. Newton led the Panthers (5-0) to touchdowns on their final two possessions after trailing 23-14, the second straight week the Seahawks collapsed in the...
Oct 19, 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