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‘Super bacteria’ found in Rio’s Olympic waters

RIO DE JANEIRO – A drug-resistant “super bacteria” that’s normally found in hospitals and is notoriously difficult to treat has been discovered in the waters … Full story    
Published:  December 16, 2014

Oregon QB Marcus Mariota wins Heisman Trophy

NEW YORK – Marcus Mariota, the prototypical 21st-century quarterback, took an old-fashioned approach to become Oregon’s first Heisman Trophy winner. The Ducks’ understated star won … Full story    
Published:  December 14, 2014

Mariota, Cooper, Gordon named Heisman finalists

NEW YORK – The Heisman Trophy finalists would make one heck of an offense. Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota, Alabama receiver Amari Cooper and record-breaking Wisconsin … Full story    
Published:  December 9, 2014

Alabama, FSU, OSU, Oregon star in powerful playoff

GRAPEVINE, Texas – The first College Football Playoff expanded the national championship race, made the regular season even more intriguing and produced a final four … Full story    
Published:  December 8, 2014
MLS CUP: Galaxy 2, Revolution 1

Galaxy win MLS Cup 2-1, beat Revs on Keane’s goal

CARSON, Calif. – Landon Donovan grabbed Robbie Keane in a triumphant midfield hug right before Donovan’s girlfriend leaped into his arms. Moments later, Donovan and … Full story    
Published:  December 8, 2014
MLS CUP: Revolution at Los Angeles Galaxy, 3 p.m. Sunday, ESPN

Landon Donovan not looking to future after MLS Cup

CARSON, Calif. – Until last weekend, Landon Donovan’s pending retirement was a nebulous concept obscured by games, goals and a sport-wide outpouring of appreciation from … Full story    
Published:  December 7, 2014

Tiger Woods will bring buzz back to pro golf

WINDERMERE, Fla. – Tiger Woods didn’t even have a club in his hand when he passed an important test Wednesday at Isleworth. After hitting a … Full story    
Published:  December 4, 2014

Controversy reigns after Oklahoma playoff game

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – It was the final minute of the state quarterfinal when Douglass High School appeared to score the winning touchdown on a … Full story    
Published:  December 4, 2014

Texas Christian overtakes Florida State in football rankings

TCU moved up to No. 3 in the final College Football Playoff rankings before the teams are selected to play in the national semifinals, becoming … Full story    
Published:  December 3, 2014

Major League umpire Dale Scott comes out as gay

NEW YORK – Dale Scott figures he’ll hear plenty of foul language from angry hitters next season. Such is life for a Major League Baseball … Full story    
Published:  December 3, 2014

Coroner: Exam will look at brain of Ohio St. player

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A neuropathologist will look for signs of traumatic brain injury in an Ohio State athlete who was found dead in a trash … Full story    
Published:  December 2, 2014

Kentucky still firm at No. 1 spot

Those young Kentucky Wildcats still have a firm grasp on the No. 1 spot in the AP Top 25 poll. And the team Kentucky lost … Full story    
Published:  December 2, 2014

Alabama reaches top of the poll for 7th straight year

Alabama is No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll for the first time this season, replacing undefeated Florida State in a vote that … Full story    
Published:  December 1, 2014

New England Revolution in MLS championship game

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Jay Heaps is taking the New England Revolution back to the MLS Cup – this time as the head coach – still … Full story    
Published:  November 30, 2014

Soviet hockey coach Tikhonov dies at 84

MOSCOW (AP) – Viktor Tikhonov, the Soviet hockey coach whose teams won three Olympic gold medals but fell to the United States in the “Miracle … Full story    
Published:  November 25, 2014
MLS Eastern Conference Final: Revolution 2, Red Bulls 1 (first leg)

Revs win 2-1 at Red Bulls in East final 1st leg

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) – If the New England Revolution are going to shed their mantle as the team that can’t quite seal the deal, maybe … Full story    
Published:  November 24, 2014

No. 1 Florida State edges Boston College 20-17

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Quarterback Jameis Winston trotted onto the water-logged field at Doak Campbell Stadium with aspirations of a second consecutive national championship on the … Full story    
Published:  November 23, 2014

Parity around the ACC obscuring breakout stars

PITTSBURGH – There are stars in the Atlantic Coast Conference who don’t wear garnet and gold if you know where to look. The thing is, … Full story    
Published:  November 22, 2014

Ivy League title at stake for Harvard, Yale in ‘The Game’

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Beating Yale year after year has its advantages, but Harvard defensive back Norman Hayes still felt as if he were missing something. … Full story    
Published:  November 22, 2014

FIFA files criminal complaint over World Cup bids

GENEVA – The latest twist in FIFA’s World Cup bid corruption case has landed on the desk of Switzerland’s attorney general. FIFA filed a “criminal … Full story    
Published:  November 19, 2014