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Houston roars back for win

Jan 3, 2015

Houston roars back for win

Houston quarterback Greg Ward had just thrown his third touchdown in a flurried comeback that included two recovered onside kicks in a row to get the Cougars within a point in the Armed Forces Bowl. Interim coach David Gibbs never had a second thought ...

Watt, Gronk lead All-Pros

Jan 3, 2015

Watt, Gronk lead All-Pros

J.J. Watt found a unique way to make the 2014 Associated Press NFL All-Pro team announced on Friday. Houston’s Watt was listed on all 50 ballots by a nationwide panel of media members who regularly cover the league, with 45 of the votes for ...

Jan 2, 2015

Jets coaching search heats up

Woody Johnson is headed to Seattle in his search for the New York Jets’ new coach and general manager. Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn and assistant head coach-offensive line coach Tom Cable, along with former Buffalo head coach Doug Marrone, are on the Jets’ ...

Buckeyes best No. 1 Alabama in Sugar Bowl

Jan 2, 2015

Buckeyes best No. 1 Alabama in Sugar Bowl

Cardale Jones came through again at the Sugar Bowl. Ezekiel Elliott ran all over mighty Alabama. And Urban Meyer’s quest to turn Ohio State into SEC North is one victory away from a national championship. Jones turned in another savvy performance in his second ...

Oregon rips Florida State in Rose Bowl

Jan 2, 2015

Oregon rips Florida State in Rose Bowl

Marcus Mariota and Oregon turned an avalanche of Florida State mistakes into a mountain of points and the Ducks rolled past the defending national champions 59-20 on Thursday to turn the first College Football Playoff semifinal into a Rose Bowl rout. Mariota and the ...

Harbaugh gets warm welcome upon return to Michigan

Dec 31, 2014

Harbaugh gets warm welcome upon return to Michigan

By the time Jim Harbaugh walked onto the court at halftime of the Michigan basketball game, his homecoming had turned into a full-fledged pep rally. “I pledge to you that we will do our very best to carry on the great tradition of Michigan ...

Notre Dame beats LSU on late FG

Dec 31, 2014

Notre Dame beats LSU on late FG

Notre Dame and senior kicker Kyle Brindza got the finish they had missed too often the last half of the season. Beating a Southeastern Conference team in southern territory only made it that much sweeter. Brindza hit a 32-yard field goal as time expired, ...

Dec 31, 2014

Bell's status remains uncertain

Le’Veon Bell spent a portion of his Tuesday testing his hyperextended right knee on an exercise bike. The Pittsburgh Steelers spent it preparing for life without their most valuable player. The Steelers signed well-traveled running back Ben Tate as a backup plan in case ...

Dec 31, 2014

Suh successfully appeals suspension

Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh can play in Detroit’s wild-card game after his one-game NFL suspension was reduced to a $70,000 fine. Hearing officer Ted Cottrell heard Suh’s expedited appeal Tuesday and ruled that Suh can play Sunday at Dallas but must pay the ...

Ryan, Smith, Trestman fired in purge on Black Monday

Dec 30, 2014

Ryan, Smith, Trestman fired in purge on Black Monday

There were no surprises when three NFL head coaches were axed on what has become known as Black Monday, following the league’s regular season finale. Rex Ryan (New York Jets), Mike Smith (Atlanta Falcons) and Marc Trestman (Chicago Bears) were fired after suffering dismal ...

Dec 30, 2014

No. 18 Clemson pounds Oklahoma

Cole Stoudt threw for three touchdowns and ran for another, and 18th-ranked Clemson routed Oklahoma 40-6 in the Russell Athletic Bowl on Monday. The Tigers (10-3) reached double-digit victories for the fourth consecutive season. Stoudt was 26-for-36 for a season-high 319 yards. He was ...