USC fires Steve Sarkisian 1 day after putting coach on leave (Yahoo Sports)

Southern California fired Steve Sarkisian on Monday, one day after the troubled football coach was put on leave. Athletic director Pat Haden made the move one day after determining Sarkisian showed up at school in no condition to lead practice, although Haden refused to reveal specifics about the coach's condition. Offensive coordinator Clay...
Oct 13, 2015 |

Florida's Grier suspended 1 year for positive PED test (Yahoo Sports)

Florida's surprising season now has a startling twist. Quarterback Will Grier was suspended one year for violating the NCAA's policy on performance-enhancing drugs. The eighth-ranked Gators are not facing a forfeiture of wins, and Grier won't lose any eligibility.
Oct 13, 2015 |

Cubs hit 6 home runs, top Cardinals 8-6 for 2-1 lead in NLDS (Yahoo Sports)

The young sluggers of the Chicago Cubs are making themselves at home in the playoffs. On a rare off night for Jake Arrieta, the Windy City rookies bashed their way to the brink of the NL Championship Series. Jorge Soler, Kris Bryant and Kyle Schwarber connected during a six-homer show for the Cubs, who beat the St. Louis Cardinals 8-4 on Monday...
Oct 13, 2015 |

Royals rally on Correa's error, beat Astros 9-6 to even ALDS (Yahoo Sports)

Almost out of time and out of the playoffs, the Kansas City Royals realized they needed more than a big home run. ''We always feel that we're still in games, and we still have a chance,'' first baseman Eric Hosmer said. Houston took a 6-2 lead into the eighth, but a tough error charged to the 21-year-old rookie keyed the Royals' comeback to even...
Oct 13, 2015 |

Blue Jays force Game 5 in ALDS with 8-4 win at Texas (Yahoo Sports)

Sure, R.A. Dickey was disappointed when he saw Blue Jays manager John Gibbons walking toward the mound. Dickey also knew he was handing the ball off to a fellow Cy Young winner, and Toronto went on to beat the Texas Rangers 8-4 on Monday to force a deciding Game 5 at home in the AL Division Series. ''When you look over your shoulder and you've...
Oct 13, 2015 |

Tulo-led Blue Jays avoid ALDS elimination, beat Texas 5-1 (Yahoo Sports)

Troy Tulowitzki settled down at the podium after helping the Toronto Blue Jays extend the AL Division Series, his left shoulder and arm constantly pulsating from the medical device attached to him. Tulowitzki, still far from 100 percent from a collision that forced him to miss 19 games after being acquired by the Blue Jays, had certainly flexed...
Oct 12, 2015 |

Dodgers' Utley suspended 2 playoff games for 'illegal' slide (Yahoo Sports)

Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Chase Utley was suspended two playoff games by Major League Baseball on Sunday night for his late takeout slide that broke New York Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada's right leg. The Mets and Dodgers are tied at 1-all in the best-of-five NL Division Series. MLB would likely try to resolve the matter Monday, before the...
Oct 12, 2015 |

Dalton rallies Bengals over Seahawks 27-24 in overtime (Yahoo Sports)

Andy Dalton's fingerprints were all over one of the Bengals' greatest comebacks. Playing like an elite quarterback, Dalton led Cincinnati from a 17-point deficit to a legacy victory over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. Mike Nugent's 42-yard field goal in overtime bounced off the left upright, but went through for a 27-24 win over the Seattle...
Oct 12, 2015 |

USC coach Steve Sarkisian taking indefinite leave of absence (Yahoo Sports)

Haden announced the decision in a hastily called news conference Sunday after Sarkisian didn't show up for practice. ''I think it's the right thing for our team, and I've always got to do what's right for our team and for our school,'' Haden said. Offensive coordinator Clay Helton will take charge of the Trojans (3-2, 1-2 Pac-12), who have lost...
Oct 12, 2015 |

Alford's INT return lifts Falcons past Redskins 25-19 in OT (Yahoo Sports)

With the game on the line, Robert Alford relied on lessons learned in his film study of Kirk Cousins' three-step drops. Then Alford ended the game. Alford returned an interception 59 yards for a touchdown, lifting the undefeated Atlanta Falcons to a 25-19 win over the Washington Redskins in overtime Sunday.
Oct 12, 2015 |

Astros take 2-1 series lead over Royals with 4-2 win (Yahoo Sports)

Dallas Keuchel remained perfect at home with seven gutsy innings and Chris Carter homered Sunday, leading the Houston Astros to a 4-2 win over the Kansas City Royals to take a 2-1 lead in the American League Division Series. The Astros could wrap up the best-of-five series with a win over the defending AL champions in Game 4 on Monday. Keuchel,...
Oct 12, 2015 |

Utley takeout slide key; Dodgers beat Mets 5-2, tie NLDS 1-1 (Yahoo Sports)

Chase Utley's aggressive baserunning broke Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada's right leg in a takeout slide, reviving the Los Angeles Dodgers and angering the New York players. Utley's slide flipped Tejada during a four-run rally in the seventh inning that helped the Dodgers win 5-2 Saturday night and tie their NL Division Series at one game apiece....
Oct 11, 2015 |

Utley's takeout slide breaks Tejada's leg in Game 2 of NLDS (Yahoo Sports)

New York Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada broke his right leg when a takeout slide by the Los Angeles Dodgers' Chase Utley's flipped the shortstop in the seventh inning of Game 2 of the NL Division Series on Saturday night. The Mets were leading 2-1 when the Los Angeles Dodgers put runners at the corners with one out against Noah Syndergaard. Bartolo...
Oct 11, 2015 |

Paul Aguilar's extra-time goal puts Mexico past US 3-2 (Yahoo Sports)

Paul Aguilar ripped his volley into the far corner of Brad Guzan's net in an instant, setting off a delirious celebration for the majority of the Rose Bowl crowd. After four winless years in the rivalry, Mexico had finally beaten the United States with a goal they'll remember on both sides of the border. Aguilar scored Mexico's second goal of...
Oct 11, 2015 |

Cubs put squeeze on Cardinals, even NLDS with 6-3 win (Yahoo Sports)

For one inning, Jorge Soler and all those Chicago Cubs rookies looked like playoff-tested veterans and the St. Louis Cardinals appeared shaken. Kyle Hendricks and Addison Russell had successful squeeze bunts and Soler capped a five-run second with a two-run homer off Jaime Garcia, and the Cubs held off the Cardinals 6-3 on Saturday night to even...
Oct 11, 2015 |

Strong effort: Texas gets some Red River relief vs Oklahoma (Yahoo Sports)

Charlie Strong put that gold cowboy hat on his head and flashed a huge smile filled with relief, joy and vindication. If last week's beat down at TCU was rock bottom for Strong at Texas, his first victory against rival Oklahoma might be what changes the trajectory of his program. Or maybe it was just a temporary respite for the beleaguered...
Oct 11, 2015 |

No. 18 Michigan routs Northwestern for 3rd straight shutout (Yahoo Sports)

Most of Michigan's defensive starters were on the field and many of the fans were still in the stands in the final minutes of a rout. Jim Harbaugh wanted the shutout. Jehu Chesson returned the opening kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown and the 18th-ranked Wolverines scored on offense and defense to build a four-touchdown lead by halftime in a 38-0...
Oct 11, 2015 |

No. 19 Georgia loses Chubb, falls 38-31 to Tennessee (Yahoo Sports)

Joshua Dobbs threw for a career-high 312 yards, ran for 118 more and accounted for five touchdowns Saturday as Tennessee erased a 21-point deficit in a 38-31 victory over the 19th-ranked Bulldogs. The defeat was doubly painful for Georgia (4-2, 1-2 SEC), which lost star running back Nick Chubb to an injured left knee on the game's first snap....
Oct 11, 2015 |

Klinsmann starts veterans for Confed Cup playoff vs Mexico (Yahoo Sports)

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -- U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann picked a veteran lineup for Saturday's night playoff against Mexico to determine a berth in the 2017 Confederations Cup, starting nine of the 11 players who opened last year's World Cup for the Americans against Ghana.
Oct 11, 2015 |

DeGrom outduels Kershaw with 13 Ks; Mets beat Dodgers 3-1 (Yahoo Sports)

DeGrom struck out 13 over seven scoreless innings and Daniel Murphy homered off a star-crossed Clayton Kershaw to help the New York Mets defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-1 on Friday night for a 1-0 lead in their NL Division Series. ''Before the game I was pretty nervous,'' said deGrom, who at 27 is in just his second major league season. DeGrom...
Oct 10, 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