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Packers hold off pass-happy Chargers for 27-20 win (Yahoo Sports)

Rookie cornerback Damarious Randall had a feeling that Philip Rivers' final pass might be headed his way. Fourth-and-goal from the 3 with 15 seconds left, and the San Diego Chargers needed a touchdown to tie the Green Bay Packers and possibly force overtime. Randall had to keep tabs on both Antonio Gates and Danny Woodhead lined up on the right...
Oct 19, 2015 |

The Latest: Starters out, Grandy a thief, Murphy at it again (Yahoo Sports)

The Mets and Cubs are playing Game 2 of the NLCS in New York. The hard-throwing rookie nicknamed Thor was pulled by Mets manager Terry Collins after Kris Bryant's run-scoring double off the left-field wall trimmed Chicago's deficit to 4-1 in the sixth. Jonathon Niese, a starter now working out of the New York bullpen, pounded his hand into his...
Oct 19, 2015 |

Manning shakes off interceptions, Broncos beat Browns 26-23 (Yahoo Sports)

Again far from perfect, Peyton Manning still kept Denver's record pristine. Manning shook off three interceptions, including one early in overtime, and drove Denver's offense in range for Brandon McManus to kick a 34-yard field goal with 4:56 left, giving the unbeaten Broncos a 26-23 win over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. Manning took the...
Oct 19, 2015 |

Harvey, Murphy lead Mets over Cubs 4-2 in NLCS opener (Yahoo Sports)

Matt Harvey delivered his first huge performance on baseball's October stage. Daniel Murphy has been providing them all postseason. Harvey pitched the game he's been pining for, Murphy took his latest star turn and the New York Mets beat the Chicago Cubs 4-2 Saturday night in their NL Championship Series opener.
Oct 18, 2015 |

No. 6 LSU holds off No. 8 Florida, 35-28 (Yahoo Sports)

Perhaps someone at Florida should have reminded first-year coach Jim McElwain about Les Miles' propensity to gamble against the Gators. Leonard Fournette ran for 180 yards and two touchdowns, Miles victimized Florida with a fake field goal for the second time in five years, and the No. 6 Tigers beat the No. 8 Gators 35-28 on Saturday night.
Oct 18, 2015 |

Memphis upsets No. 13 Ole Miss 37-24 to stay perfect (Yahoo Sports)

Paxton Lynch and the upstart Memphis Tigers showed that their high-scoring offense can work against anybody. Lynch threw for 384 yards and three touchdowns to lead Memphis over No. 13 Mississippi 37-24 in a convincing victory that showed the Tigers might just be the best team in the country that isn't in a Power Five conference. Memphis (6-0) has...
Oct 18, 2015 |

No. 7 Spartans use blunder to shock No. 12 Michigan, 27-23 (Yahoo Sports)

In the 10 seconds it took for the clock to tick down, he went from total obscurity to pulling off one of the most unlikely endings in college football as No. 7 Michigan State beat No. 12 Michigan 27-23. ''That's why football is loved so much in America,'' Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio said. With the Wolverines up 23-21 and 10 seconds left,...
Oct 18, 2015 |

Little hit, big win; Royals beat Jays for 2-0 lead in ALCS (Yahoo Sports)

Ben Zobrist's easy fly that somehow fell in for a hit began a five-run rally against David Price in the seventh inning, and the Kansas City Royals rolled to a 6-3 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday for a 2-0 lead in the AL Championship Series. Wade Davis survived a shaky ninth for Kansas City after Luke Hochevar and Danny Duffy were...
Oct 18, 2015 |

Alabama scores 3 TDs on INT returns in 41-23 win over A&M (Yahoo Sports)

Alabama kept scoring on passes - all thrown by Texas A&M. ''Three touchdowns defensively is hard to beat,'' he said. Derrick Henry ran for a career-high 236 yards and two scores and No. 10 Alabama added a school-record three touchdowns on interception returns to get a 41-23 win over No. 9 Texas A&M on Saturday.
Oct 18, 2015 |

The Latest: Schwarber's long HR chases Harvey in 8th (Yahoo Sports)

The Royals rallied to beat the Blue Jays 6-3 and take a 2-0 series lead on Saturday. The Mets are hosting the Cubs in the opener of the NL best-of-seven. Kyle Schwarber chased Mets starter Matt Harvey with a 459-foot home run into the right-center field bullpen, cutting the Cubs' deficit to 4-2 in the eighth inning.
Oct 18, 2015 |

Volquez sharp as Royals beat Blue Jays 5-0 in ALCS opener (Yahoo Sports)

Edinson Volquez planned to pitch the Toronto Blue Jays inside in Game 1 of their American League Championship Series, just as he did during their contentious series earlier this season. Then, after chatting with Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez, he changed his mind. Volquez combined with three relievers on a three-hitter, Perez hit a...
Oct 17, 2015 |

Lamar Odom regains consciousness, family and friends say (Yahoo Sports)

Lamar Odom has regained consciousness, and is communicating - speaking and even giving a thumbs up from his hospital bed - just days after being found in extremely critical condition at a Nevada brothel, loved ones said. It's the first significant update on Odom's health since he was found unconscious and facedown at the Love Ranch in Crystal,...
Oct 17, 2015 |

Johnny Manziel questioned by police after domestic dispute (Yahoo Sports)

Johnny Manziel promised he would win back the trust of the Browns and teammates with his actions following a rocky rookie season. After making significant strides in his second year in the NFL, a recent incident could raise concerns about the popular quarterback again. Manziel was questioned by police after witnesses saw him arguing on the side...
Oct 17, 2015 |

The Latest: Royals take 3-0 lead in ALCS vs Blue Jays (Yahoo Sports)

Edinson Volquez gave the Kansas City Royals exactly what they wanted. The veteran pitcher weaved through trouble for six innings against the Blue Jays in Game 1, allowing two walks and four hits but no runs as Kansas City took a 3-0 lead into the final three innings against Toronto. The Royals, who scored two runs in the third, added to their...
Oct 17, 2015 |

LeBron receives back injection as injuries slow Cavaliers (Yahoo Sports)

After downplaying injuries, LeBron James has accepted reality: the Cavaliers won't start the season looking like potential NBA champions. Decimated by injuries since the 2014-15 playoffs, the Cavs will open a new season without starting guards Kyrie Irving (knee surgery) and Iman Shumpert (wrist). Kevin Love (shoulder), Anderson Varejao...
Oct 17, 2015 |

Bills' LeSean McCoy set to return; Tyrod Taylor questionable (Yahoo Sports)

Bills running back LeSean McCoy expects to return from a hamstring injury and play Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals. Two other top players - quarterback Tyrod Taylor and receiver Sammy Watkins - are questionable. ''I look forward to playing,'' McCoy said.
Oct 17, 2015 |

Murphy, Mets beat sleeping Dodgers 3-2 to reach NLCS vs Cubs (Yahoo Sports)

Daniel Murphy just hoped no one was watching. Murphy shocked the sleeping Dodgers by stealing an uncovered third base and went on to score the tying run. Two innings later, Murphy hit a go-ahead homer off Zack Greinke that led the New York Mets over Los Angeles 3-2 Thursday night and into an NL Championship Series matchup with the Chicago Cubs.
Oct 16, 2015 |

Brees, Watson help Saints beat Falcons, 31-21 (Yahoo Sports)

Ben Watson sank to his knees at the back of the end zone with both arms raised, looked up at the frenzied Superdome crowd and absorbed the adulation. Drew Brees passed for 312 yards, Watson racked up a career-high 127 yards receiving to go with a fourth-down touchdown catch, and recently reeling New Orleans handed the Atlanta Falcons their first...
Oct 16, 2015 |

Owusu, McCaffrey lead No. 15 Stanford past No. 18 UCLA 56-35 (Yahoo Sports)

One jaw-dropping catch by Francis Owusu nearly overshadowed a record-setting performance from Christian McCaffrey. Owusu pinned the ball on the back of a defender in the end zone for one of the most memorable catches in recent memory and McCaffrey did most of the rest with a school-record 243 yards rushing and four touchdowns in No. 15 Stanford's...
Oct 16, 2015 |

Dodgers' Ethier yells at Mattingly in dugout (Yahoo Sports)

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Andre Ethier got into a shouting match with manager Don Mattingly in the bottom of the third inning of Game 5 of the NL Division Series.
Oct 16, 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