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Sep 9, 2014

SMU football coach Jones resigns

SMU coach June Jones resigned Monday only two games into his seventh season at the school, citing “some personal reasons” for his sudden decision. The resignation, effective immediately, came after the Mustangs scored only one touchdown while losing their first two games this year. ...

Sep 9, 2014

Clowney undergoes knee surgery

Jadeveon Clowney, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Monday and will be out 4-6 weeks. Coach Bill O’Brien said he didn’t know exactly what was repaired in Clowney’s knee. Clowney was injured late ...

Broncos beat Colts to give Manning NFL-wide dominance

Sep 8, 2014

Broncos beat Colts to give Manning NFL-wide dominance

Peyton Manning sure didn’t need Wes Welker in this heart-pounding opener. He threw three touchdown passes to tight end Julius Thomas in the first half and the Denver Broncos held on to beat the Indianapolis Colts 31-24 on Sunday night. In his second try, ...

Nishikori's run to final inspires Samurai Blue

Sep 8, 2014

Nishikori's run to final inspires Samurai Blue

Gaku Shibasaki hopes he can take his first step onto the international stage Tuesday, hours after a fellow Aomori Yamada High School alumni tries to make sporting history with the world watching him — that being Kei Nishikori. In New York on Monday, Nishikori ...

Slick passing sends Phoenix past Triumphant Lion

Sep 7, 2014

Slick passing sends Phoenix past Triumphant Lion

by Hiroshi Ikezawa

The defending Kanto champion Nihon University Phoenix got off to a fine start thanks to big-time offense by trouncing the Nippon Sport Science Triumphant Lion 56-14 on Sunday at Amino Vital Field in Kanto Collegiate Football League action. Operating their trademark shotgun formation, the ...

Oregon rallies past Michigan State

Sep 7, 2014

Oregon rallies past Michigan State

Marcus Mariota threw for 318 yards and three touchdowns and No. 3 Oregon’s blur offense overwhelmed No. 7 Michigan State’s stout defense in a 46-27 victory Saturday night. Mariota’s three touchdown passes — two to speedy redshirt freshman Devon Allen — gave him 69 ...

Sep 7, 2014

UCLA to retire Aikman's jersey

UCLA will retire the No. 8 jersey of former quarterback Troy Aikman during the Bruins’ Nov. 28 game against Stanford. The school made the announcement Saturday night during the Bruins’ home opener. Aikman will be the ninth player in UCLA history to have his ...

Sep 7, 2014

Jaguars rule out Shorts for opener

The Jacksonville Jaguars will be without receiver Cecil Shorts III for the team’s season opener at Philadelphia. Coach Gus Bradley downgraded Shorts from questionable to out Saturday, shortly before the team departed for Philadelphia. The team’s leading receiver the past two seasons, Shorts won’t ...

Sep 6, 2014

Star LB Harrison retires as a Steeler

James Harrison ended his career back where it began. The five-time Pro Bowl linebacker officially retired from the NFL on Friday after signing a one-day contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The 36-year-old spent more than a decade with the franchise before playing for the ...

Luck doesn't fit mold

Sep 6, 2014

Luck doesn't fit mold

Andrew Luck has always tried to deflect the spotlight. As a highly recruited high school quarterback in Houston and as a Heisman finalist at Stanford, he was often the reluctant center of media attention. Even now, he tries to avoid the sideshows that come ...

Seahawks pound Packers

Sep 5, 2014

Seahawks pound Packers

Russell Wilson made sure everyone knew Percy Harvin was healthy. Marshawn Lynch bullied his way to another 100-yard rushing performance. And Richard Sherman? He was just bored. The Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks opened the same way they finished last season, with a blowout ...