Something for everyone on PGA Tour, LPGA Tour as golf celebrates a banner year
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IOC President Thomas Bach says Russia is to set up protest zones during Sochi Olympics
Miami coach waiting to determine Wade's playing status in showdown with Pacers
Person familiar with negotiations to AP: Rajai Davis, Tigers close in on agreement
Four quarterbacks and two running backs were named Heisman Trophy finalists on Monday. Quarterbacks Jordan Lynch of Northern Illinois, Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M, AJ McCarron of Alabama and Jameis Winston of Florida State were all invited to the Heisman ceremony on Saturday (8 p.m. ET, ESPN). Auburn's Tre Mason and Boston College's Andre Williams are the running backs. The six finalists invited to the ceremony in New York are the most since 1994. Winston is the overwhelming favorite to win the award Saturday night in New York now that a sexual assault complaint against him in Tallahassee, Fla., has been closed without charges being filed. He could become the second straight freshman to win the award as the top player in college football after Manziel won it last season. Winston set freshman records by passing for 3,820 yards and 38 touchdowns while leading No. 1 Florida State into the...
AP Study finds average of almost 1 illegal hit to head or neck in every NFL game
Baylor's Briles unanimous pick as AP Big 12 coach of year with league champ Bears BCS bound
Bayern Munich, Franck Ribery top weekly AP soccer poll
Boxer Mike Tyson forced to scrap UK promo appearances as previous convictions bar UK entry
No Sochi Games for reigning Olympic figure skating champion Evan Lysacek because of hip injury
Grandmother of US luger Erin Hamlin killed in NY crash 2 days after athlete makes Sochi team
After weeks of conjecture and debate about strength of schedule, the matchup for the VIZIO BCS National Championship turned out to be an obvious one. No. 1 Florida State and No. 2 Auburn top the final BCS standings and will play for the national title Jan. 6 in Pasadena, Calif. The regular season had set up the possibility for a controversial BCS title game with one-loss Auburn on the outside looking in at unbeaten but less-tested Florida State and Ohio State, but Michigan State took the Buckeyes out of the conversation by winning the Big Ten championship game on Saturday. Meanwhile, Auburn moved up to the second spot in the standings by outscoring Missouri 59-42 in the SEC championship game. Now the title game is set: Florida State, the nation's only undefeated team, will face 12-1 Auburn, champion of the conference that has won the past seven national championships. "We all complain about...
McCown's 4 TD passes lead Bears to 45-28 win over Cowboys on frigid Ditka Day
CHICAGO -- There will never be another Mike Ditka, a football coach who became a cultural force of nature, and now there will never be another No. 89 for the Chicago Bears. Ditka, who won an NFL championship as a tight end for George Halas in 1963 and coached the Bears to a Super Bowl in 1985, finally got his jersey retired Monday night in a halftime ceremony in a game against his other franchise, the Dallas Cowboys. "I think Mr. Halas would approve," he said in a news conference. Without a hat to cover his trademark mane of hair, Ditka shivered through a brief ceremony in the frigid cold -- the wind chill was minus-9 degrees at the start of the game -- that included his Hall of Fame bust and a Super Bowl trophy. He ended it by saying, "Thank you, thank you, thank you," and with a thrust of his fist, "Go Bears!" After that was over, Ditka came into the Bears news conference room with a clear message. "OK, we're going to do...
Person familiar with situation: Wake Forest picks Bowling Green's Dave Clawson as next coach
DENVER -- It was almost an out-of-place celebration, but when Matt Prater's kick was up and good for the Denver Broncos just before halftime Sunday, most of his teammates rushed the field to mob him in a game the Broncos still were losing 21-20 at the time. But history has a way of doing that to people. Prater's kick, out of an Aaron Brewer snap and a Britton Colquitt hold, set an NFL record, at 64 yards, and gave the Broncos a tidy boost along the way as they went on to a 51-28 victory at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. "Such an awesome moment, I'm glad it came in a win," Prater said. "It was crazy, it was awesome because almost the whole team rushed the field after that kick. It definitely was a momentum swing." Added coach John Fox: "No doubt it energized our team." Prater's kick broke the previous NFL record of 63 yards, held by Tom Dempsey (1970), former Broncos kicker Jason Elam (1998), ...
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