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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 ...

Dec 30, 2014

Jo to step in for suspended Yun

North Korea has replaced suspended head coach Yun Jong-su with his predecessor, Jo Tong-sop, for next month’s Asian Cup campaign in Australia, it was announced Tuesday. Yun was banned for 12 months by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) earlier this month for “offensive behavior” ...

Dec 30, 2014

Michigan signs Harbaugh: source

Former San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh has signed a deal to become the new coach at the University of Michigan, a person with knowledge of the discussions said on Monday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because there was no formal announcement ...

Ducks brace for Winston

Dec 29, 2014

Ducks brace for Winston

Just when it seemed Oregon’s defense was peaking at the perfect time, with Jameis Winston and Florida State on the horizon, an injury took away the Ducks’ best defensive back. Second-ranked Oregon (12-1) will face the third-seeded Seminoles (13-0) on Jan. 1 in the ...

Packers put clamps on Lions to win NFC North title

Dec 29, 2014

Packers put clamps on Lions to win NFC North title

Green Bay’s franchise quarterback is limping into the playoffs with a smile. Aaron Rodgers threw two touchdown passes to Randall Cobb, Eddie Lacy gashed Detroit’s defense for 100 yards, and the Packers celebrated a fourth straight NFC North title with a 30-20 victory Sunday. ...

Dec 29, 2014

Harbaugh, 49ers agree to part ways

Jim Harbaugh gathered his players and told them he is leaving, and they joined their voices for one final, familiar chant: “Who’s got it better than us? No-body!” “The last, ‘Who’s got it better than us?’ I said it as loud as I could,” ...

USC triumphs in wild Holiday Bowl

Dec 28, 2014

USC triumphs in wild Holiday Bowl

It wasn’t until Nelson Agholor knocked down a desperation pass by Nebraska’s Tommy Armstrong Jr. inside the 10-yard line that Southern California coach Steve Sarkisian could exhale and celebrate. After blowing most of an 18-point, third-quarter lead, the No. 24 Trojans beat No 25 ...