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Boston gets closer Kimbrel from Padres for 4 prospects (Yahoo Sports)

New Boston Red Sox boss Dave Dombrowski on Friday night made his first big move to rebuild the franchise after its third last-place finish in four years, acquiring four-time All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel from the San Diego Padres for four prospects. Kimbrel, who saved 39 games for the Padres last year, spent the first five years of his career with...
Nov 14, 2015 |

Curry's 46 lift Warriors to 10-0 start with win over Wolves (Yahoo Sports)

Stephen Curry dribbled across midcourt in the third quarter and went into a trademark crouch as he started to break down Andre Miller. ''I was still kind of in rhythm,'' Curry said with a smirk. Curry scored 46 points, 21 in the first quarter, and the Golden State Warriors improved to 10-0 on the season with a 129-116 victory over the Minnesota...
Nov 13, 2015 |

Rex's place: Bills beat Jets in Ryan's return, 22-17 (Yahoo Sports)

Jilted by the Jets, Rex Ryan got even. Thanks to his pride and joy, the defense, Ryan's return to the Meadowlands was a successful one Thursday night. Ryan was fired by the Jets after six seasons and immediately hired by Buffalo last January.
Nov 13, 2015 |

Video shows Barrett telling cops he's the Ohio State QB (Yahoo Sports)

Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett initially told a Columbus police officer he hadn't been drinking the night he was arrested for impaired driving and asked for a way out because he was the Buckeyes quarterback, according to dash cam video of the arrest released Thursday. ''I'm the quarterback at Ohio State,'' Barrett said after he was arrested...
Nov 13, 2015 |

AP source: Colby Rasmus accepts Astros' qualifying offer (Yahoo Sports)

A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press outfielder Colby Rasmus has agreed to accept the Houston Astros' one-year, $15.8 million qualifying offer, the first free agent to agree to such a deal. All 34 qualifying offers were turned down in the first three years of baseball's current collective bargaining agreement. There were...
Nov 13, 2015 |

Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins says he played with concussion (Yahoo Sports)

Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins says he played more than half the game against the Cowboys on Sunday with a concussion. None of Philadelphia's doctors or trainers on the sideline nor the independent ATC spotter in the press box recognized that Jenkins wasn't right.
Nov 13, 2015 |

Braves trade Simmons to Angels for Aybar, pitching prospects (Yahoo Sports)

The Atlanta Braves traded Andrelton Simmons to the Los Angeles Angels for Erick Aybar and top pitching prospects Sean Newcomb and Chris Ellis on Thursday night. The Braves also get $2.5 million, while the Angels get minor league catcher Jose Briceno in a deal headlined by two quality major league shortstops trading places on teams with differing...
Nov 13, 2015 |

Aldridge returns and Spurs beat Portland 113-101 (Yahoo Sports)

LaMarcus Aldridge said his return to Portland weighed on him. Greeted by a mix of cheers and boos, Aldridge scored 23 points to lead his new team, the San Antonio Spurs, to a 113-101 victory over the Trail Blazers on Wednesday night. Kawhi Leonard finished with 20 points for the Spurs, who won their third straight.
Nov 12, 2015 |

Warriors remain unbeaten with 100-84 win over Grizzlies (Yahoo Sports)

The Golden State Warriors haven't started a season this well in 55 years. Stephen Curry scored 28 points and Andre Iguodala added 20 as the Warriors matched the 9-0 start of the 1960-61 Warriors with a 100-84 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night. ''It's great, because it means you're winning, which is the most important thing,''...
Nov 12, 2015 |

Thunder's Durant out at least a week with hamstring injury (Yahoo Sports)

Kevin Durant got annoyed with health questions during the preseason. Durant was injured during the second quarter of a 125-101 victory at Washington on Tuesday night. ''I came down a little awkward, and landed on it a little harder than I wanted to and I pulled it,'' Durant said after the game.
Nov 12, 2015 |

Overdose possible in player's death, but cause still unknown (Yahoo Sports)

An overdose is possible in the death of former Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tommy Hanson, but the cause of his death has yet to be determined, authorities said. Hanson wasn't breathing when emergency crews tried to help him Sunday at a friend's home near Atlanta, Coweta County sheriff's officials wrote in their initial report....
Nov 12, 2015 |

Cardinals great Lou Brock recovering after leg amputation (Yahoo Sports)

St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Famer Lou Brock, a former base stealing champion, has had his left leg amputated below the knee due to an infection related to diabetes. The Cardinals and a longtime friend, Dick Zitzmann, confirmed Wednesday that the 76-year-old Brock had had surgery last month. Brock is undergoing therapy at an area hospital and will...
Nov 12, 2015 |

Starks replaces slumping Lacy as Packers' No. 1 back (Yahoo Sports)

Eddie Lacy understands why he has been demoted on the Green Bay Packers depth chart. Coach Mike McCarthy tabbed James Starks as the Packers' top back going into this weekend's game against the Lions, replacing Lacy. ''I would say James is our No. 1 back right now going into Detroit,'' McCarthy said Wednesday.
Nov 12, 2015 |

Bills' LeSean McCoy probable to play against Jets (Yahoo Sports)

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy is expected to play, though it's uncertain who will be available to block for him against the New York Jets on Thursday night.
Nov 12, 2015 |

Minnesota signs football coach Claeys to 3-year deal (Yahoo Sports)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota signed interim football coach Tracy Claeys to a three-year deal Wednesday, a move that had been widely expected since Claeys stepped in when Jerry Kill retired suddenly for health reasons.
Nov 11, 2015 |

Colts QB Luck out 2-6 weeks with kidney, muscle injuries (Yahoo Sports)

Franchise quarterback Andrew Luck is expected to miss at least two to six weeks with a lacerated kidney and a partially torn abdominal muscle, injuries he sustained late in Sunday's victory over Denver. ''When you take a hit to a franchise quarterback, it is a tough blow,'' coach Chuck Pagano said Tuesday. Pagano said he believed Luck was injured...
Nov 11, 2015 |

Irish break into top 4 in College Football Playoff rankings (Yahoo Sports)

Notre Dame moved into the top four in the second College Football Playoff selection committee rankings of the season Tuesday night. Clemson remained No. 1, with Alabama moving up two spots to No. 2, Ohio State staying at No. 3 and the Fighting Irish up a spot to No. 4. Notre Dame and Alabama each has one loss.
Nov 11, 2015 |

Steelers leaving door "slightly ajar" for Roethlisberger (Yahoo Sports)

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Pittsburgh Steelers aren't ruling out quarterback Ben Roethlisberger for Sunday's game against Cleveland.
Nov 11, 2015 |

Russia fights back after being slammed over doping (Yahoo Sports)

A report Monday by a commission of the World Anti-Doping Agency accused Russia of widespread, state-sponsored doping and cover-ups by sports officials and track and field athletes, including Olympic medalists. It said that agents from the FSB intelligence service interfered with the work of a doping lab during last year's Winter Olympics in the...
Nov 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