No. 11 Florida holds off Vanderbilt 9-7, clinches SEC East (Yahoo Sports)

No. 11 Florida is back in the Southeastern Conference championship game for the first time since 2009. Austin Hardin's 43-yard field goal with 2:22 remaining helped the Gators beat pesky Vanderbilt 9-7 on Saturday and clinch a spot in Atlanta. The Gators won the Eastern Division for the first time since Tim Tebow's senior season - and did it in...
Nov 8, 2015 |

Kizer throws for 5 TDs, No. 8 Notre Dame tops Pitt 42-30 (Yahoo Sports)

Brian Kelly isn't ready to start politicking. The Notre Dame coach figures it's far too early to get caught up in the endless debate of ''who's in, who's out'' of the College Football Playoff. DeShone Kizer threw for five touchdowns and ran for another as Notre Dame bolstered its CFP resume with a relatively easy 42-30 win over Pitt.
Nov 8, 2015 |

Kobe says he's 'Laker for life,' won't play elsewhere (Yahoo Sports)

If Kobe Bryant plays beyond this season, he says it will only be with the Lakers. New York Knicks President Phil Jackson, his former coach, said in September that he didn't believe this would be Bryant's last season, but might be his final one in Los Angeles. Bryant denied that after a victory over the Brooklyn Nets.
Nov 7, 2015 |

Warriors stay unbeaten behind another big night from Curry (Yahoo Sports)

Stephen Curry fully expects to top his NBA MVP season. ''I'm more experienced, I think I'm a better player than I was last year,'' the Golden State star said after another spectacular night. Curry led the way once more with 34 points and 10 assists, his supporting cast did plenty to take the pressure off, and the defending champion Warriors beat...
Nov 7, 2015 |

Father-son Mississippi State players killed in car accident (Yahoo Sports)

Mississippi State defensive lineman Keith Joseph Jr. and his father, former Bulldogs linebacker Keith Joseph Sr., were killed in a car accident Friday night. The school said they died in a one-car accident Friday night en route to Pascagoula High School's home game. The 18-year-old Joseph Jr. starred at the high school last year and was...
Nov 7, 2015 |

Jerry Jones backs Hardy as photos surface in domestic case (Yahoo Sports)

Dallas owner Jerry Jones is showing support for Greg Hardy after photos of the bruised ex-girlfriend from the defensive end's domestic violence case were released by Deadspin. Jones said Friday the team had not seen the photos before signing Hardy as a free agent in March. As he was leaving the locker room Friday, Hardy ignored a reporter who...
Nov 7, 2015 |

Titans QB Marcus Mariota will start Sunday against Saints (Yahoo Sports)

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota will return to the starting lineup Sunday to face the New Orleans Saints. Mariota's injury occurred on a hit from Miami's Olivier Vernon, who was penalized for roughing the passer. ''He's going to play,'' Titans interim coach Mike Mularkey said.
Nov 7, 2015 |

Murphy, Rasmus among 20 who receive $15.8M qualifying offers (Yahoo Sports)

The qualifying offers are in. Second baseman Daniel Murphy and outfielder Colby Rasmus were among a record 20 free agents who received $15.8 million qualifying offers before Friday's deadline. With teams sensing that starting pitching will be prized, Jeff Samardzija (Chicago White Sox), Marco Estrada (Toronto), Yovani Gallardo (Texas), Ian...
Nov 7, 2015 |

Kane relieved for family, friends with rape case closed (Yahoo Sports)

Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane is relieved for his family and friends now that a prosecutor has closed a rape investigation against him. Kane sidestepped questions about his own feelings Friday in his first comments after learning he won't be criminally charged following a three-month investigation by local authorities in upstate New York....
Nov 7, 2015 |

Harris scores 20, Magic give Raptors 1st loss 92-87 (Yahoo Sports)

Tobias Harris had 20 points, including what turned out to be the decisive free throw, and the Orlando Magic handed the Toronto Raptors their first loss of the season, 92-87 on Friday night. Victor Oladipo added 18 points, and reserve C.J. Watson had 12 as the Magic snapped an 11-game losing streak to the Raptors. Trailing 88-86 after Harris' free...
Nov 7, 2015 |

Dalton leads way as Bengals beat Browns 31-10, go to 8-0 (Yahoo Sports)

Andy Dalton plopped down in the chair and didn't even wait for the first question. Dalton connected with tight end Tyler Eifert for three scores and played the role of blocker on Mohamed Sanu's reverse for a touchdown, setting up Cincinnati's 31-10 victory over the Cleveland Browns on Thursday night. The Bengals improved to 8-0 for the first time...
Nov 6, 2015 |

No. 2 Baylor holds off pesky K-State 31-24 to stay perfect (Yahoo Sports)

Jarrett Stidham knew his lack of experience was probably a big reason Baylor was only ranked sixth in the initial College Football Playoff poll this week. Stidham threw for 419 yards and three scores in place of the injured Seth Russell, Corey Coleman caught two touchdown passes and No. 2 Baylor held on for a 31-24 victory over pesky Kansas State...
Nov 6, 2015 |

CC Sabathia says he realized in 2012 he was an alcoholic (Yahoo Sports)

NEW YORK (AP) -- New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia first realized three years ago he was an alcoholic.
Nov 6, 2015 |

Browns-Bengals Preview (Yahoo Sports)

Johnny Football knows a little something about facing the Cincinnati Bengals. After the Bengals gave him a harsh welcome to the rigors of starting in the NFL late last season, Johnny Manziel will be under center Thursday night, but the Cleveland Browns stand to have a tough time trying to end a four-game skid against unbeaten Cincinnati. The...
Nov 6, 2015 |

NHL star Kane avoids charges, rape investigation dropped (Yahoo Sports)

Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane can finally focus solely on his NHL career after avoiding criminal charges in a rape investigation, with prosecutors ending a bizarre three-month ordeal that put one of hockey's biggest stars at the center of intense speculation and criticism. Prosecutors announced Thursday they declined to file charges...
Nov 6, 2015 |

GM Rizzo: Nats negotiated with Black, Baker simultaneously (Yahoo Sports)

After the made-for-TV news conference was done, after new Washington Nationals manager Dusty Baker's name-checks of Bill Walsh, Bill Russell, Nelson Mandela, Stevie Wonder and others, after the team's owners quickly exited the room, GM Mike Rizzo stood with reporters off to the side and finally offered his version of what happened to the candidacy...
Nov 6, 2015 |

Sabathia says 'no other option' but alcohol treatment (Yahoo Sports)

Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia says he had ''no other option'' than to leave the team for treatment for alcoholism ahead of its loss to Houston in the one-game AL wild-card playoff. ''I know it was a bad time of the season, but there was no other option for me but to get help,'' Sabathia said.
Nov 6, 2015 |

Curry scores 31 to lead Warriors past Clippers, 112-108 (Yahoo Sports)

After four lopsided wins to open the season, the Golden State Warriors were happy to find themselves in a nail-biter for a change. Stephen Curry scored 31 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with just over a minute to go that led the defending champion Warriors to their fifth straight win to open the season, 112-108 over the Los Angeles...
Nov 5, 2015 |

Manziel to start for injured McCown against unbeaten Bengals (Yahoo Sports)

With starting quarterback Josh McCown unable to play because of a painful rib injury, Johnny Manziel will start Thursday night against the Cincinnati Bengals, who treated him so rudely as a rookie on the road last year and now get him on their home turf. In his first NFL start last season, Manziel was chased, sacked, intercepted and taunted by the...
Nov 5, 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