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Seahawks top Broncos in a super Super Bowl rematch

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is interviewed on the field after an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

SEATTLE — Once Peyton Manning had completed a frantic fourth-quarter rally to force overtime, Russell Wilson could admit to being a little selfish. Wilson wanted the spotlight himself — to put together one final drive, keeping Manning sitting on the sideline as a spectator and making sure the Super Bowl rematch went in favor of the champions. “I can’t… Continue reading →

NFL roundup: Cowboys rally past Rams

Dallas Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne, right, intercepts a pass intended for St. Louis Rams wide receiver Brian Quick, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Chris Lee)   EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUT

ST. LOUIS — Terrance Williams scored the go-ahead touchdown late in the fourth quarter, Bruce Carter returned an interception 25 yards for a TD on the next snap, and the Dallas Cowboys matched the largest comeback in team history to stun the St. Louis Rams 34-31 on Sunday. DeMarco Murray’s 1-yard run late… Continue reading →

Joey Logano wins in second race of Chase

Joey Logano celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H., Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Cheryl Senter)

LOUDON, N.H. — Raised in Connecticut, Joey Logano always considered New Hampshire his home track, the one where he dreamed of being bathed in confetti in Victory Lane and flocked by family and friends. For Logano, the track about 75 miles outside of Boston was his version of Daytona. Winning at New Hampshire could mean a… Continue reading →

Jameis Winston returns, Florida State believes it’s No. 1

Suspended Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, right, talks to tight end Nick O'Leary during a timeout in the second half of an NCAA college football game against Clemson in Tallahassee, Fla., Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014.  Florida State won 23-17 in overtime. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston is back. Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher announced his quarterback was once again the starter shortly after the top-ranked Seminoles survived their biggest regular-season scare since Winston earned the job at the start of 2013. Winston cheered his teammates from the sideline… Continue reading →

Mi Jung Hur sets tourney mark for LPGA Classic title

PRATTVILLE, Ala. — Mi Jung Hur held off top-ranked Stacy Lewis on Sunday to win the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic, finishing with a 6-under 66 for a tournament-record 21-under 267 total. The 24-year-old South Korean player birdied four of the final eight holes to beat Lewis by four strokes for her second LPGA Tour victory.… Continue reading →

Monday's sports on the air

Monday’s broadcast highlights TV MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 7 p.m., Astros at Rangers, FSNO 7 p.m., Cardinal at Cubs, WGN NFL 11:30 a.m., Payton news conference, CST 2 p.m., Cowboys news conference, FSNO 2:30 p.m., Texans news conference, FSNO 7:15 p.m., Bears at Jets, ESPN COLLEGE SPORTS 6… Continue reading →

Tide’s late charge KOs UF

Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper (9) runs in for a touchdown against Florida in the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — For two-plus quarters, the Florida Gators were opportunistic enough to be dead even with No. 3 Alabama on the scoreboard if not the stat sheet. The Gators’ sputtering offense and a defense that yielded a program-worst 645 yards resulted in a 42-21 defeat Saturday in a game they were hoping to turn… Continue reading →

No. 1 FSU wins in OT 23-17

Associated Press photo by Rick BowmerBrigham Young's Adam Hine celebrates after scoring on a 100-yard kickoff return in the fourth quarter against Virginia on Saturday.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — With Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston watching from the sideline, No. 1 Florida State come back to beat No. 22 Clemson 23-17 in overtime on Karlos Williams’ 12-yard touchdown run Saturday night. Winston was suspended for the game against No. 22 Clemson after making “offensive and vulgar” comments earlier this week on… Continue reading →

Kevin Harvick dismisses wins as key to Chase for the Sprint Cup title

Associated Press photo by Nam Y. Huh -- NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick says he would give up individual race wins for enough consistency to win the Chase for the Sprint Cup.

LOUDON, N.H. — Yes, even Dick Vitale has endorsed NASCAR’s new tournament-style bracket to crown a champion. Just win and advance, baby! Time for a T.O. Sure, winning races earn a driver an automatic berth into the next round, decided after every three races, before the final four drivers are left to duke it out for… Continue reading →

How the Yankees found their captain, Derek Jeter

FILE - In this April 26, 2008, file photo, New York Yankees' Derek Jeter reaches for a ball hit by Cleveland Indians' Jhonny Peralta in the second inning of a baseball game in Cleveland. A five-time World Series champion and sixth on the career hits list, Jeter, now 40, is set to retire after this season after spending two decades as the shortstop for the Yankees.  (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)

The 17-year-old kid from Kalamazoo drew all sorts of raves. He was a “young colt” with a “perfect SS body” and was a “top student” who planned to study medicine at the University of Michigan, too. “This guy is special,” one big league scout even wrote. But, could anyone back then have projected that Derek… Continue reading →

This Week in the NFL

Associated Press photo by Charlie Riedel -- Denver's Peyton Manning is hit by Seattle's Cliff Avril during the first half of Super Bowl XLVIII. Manning was intercepted on the play.

This week’s storyline: Seahawks, Broncos set for Super Bowl rematch The Seahawks were supposed to be a powerhouse team that was going to rip through the league and leave everyone they faced begging for mercy. Well, Philip Rivers and the Chargers had different plans by dropping the Seahawks last week and… Continue reading →

Sunday’s broadcast highlights

TV MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 12:30 p.m., White Sox at Rays, WGN 1 p.m., Tigers at Royals, TBS 2:30 p.m., Rangers at Angels, FSNO 7 p.m., Reds at Cardinals, ESPN NFL 10 a.m., Texans Countdown, FSNO 11 a.m., Saints Game Plan, CST Noon, Vikings at Saints, Fox Noon, Texans… Continue reading →

A rough run for Tony Stewart at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

LOUDON, N.H. — Tony Stewart stepped over the pit road wall, signed a few autographs on a brisk walk to a golf cart and was whisked away from the track. Out of championship contention, Stewart was never a threat to win the pole Friday at New Hampshire. He’ll start 28th in the No. 14 Chevrolet,… Continue reading →

‘Now I will get it right’; Roger Goodell pledges turnaround

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell pauses as he speaks during a news conference Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in New York. Goodell says the NFL wants to implement new personal conduct policies by the Super Bowl. The league has faced increasing criticism that it has not acted quickly or emphatically enough concerning the domestic abuse cases. The commissioner reiterated that he botched the handling of the Ray Rice case.  (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

More defiant than contrite, Roger Goodell announced no sweeping changes in his first public statements in more than a week of turmoil surrounding the NFL’s handling of players accused of crimes. The commissioner was definitive about one thing: He has not considered resigning. Goodell was short on specifics Friday as he… Continue reading →

A rough run for Tony Stewart at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

LOUDON, N.H. — Tony Stewart stepped over the pit road wall, signed a few autographs on a brisk walk to a golf cart and was whisked away from the track. Out of championship contention, Stewart was never a threat to win the pole Friday at New Hampshire. He’ll start 28th in the No. 14 Chevrolet,… Continue reading →

Florida State changes course, suspends Jameis Winston for all of Saturday’s game vs. Clemson

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida State has suspended Jameis Winston for the entire game against Clemson on Saturday, extending its initial punishment of one half after the quarterback made “offensive and vulgar” comments about female anatomy earlier this week. Interim President Garnett S. Stokes and athletic director Stan Wilcox announced the decision late Friday night. There had been criticism… Continue reading →

Saturday’s sports on the air

TV MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Noon, Tigers at Royals, Fox 6 p.m., Reds at Cardinals, FS1 8 p.m., Rangers at Angels, FSNO BOXING 2 p.m., Mchunu vs. Wilson, NBC COLLEGE FOOTBALL 11… Continue reading →

Darren Sproles is taking flight with the Eagles

Philadelphia Eagles' Darren Sproles catches a kick during the second half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

PHILADELPHIA — His quick feet and powerful bursts make Darren Sproles a threat to score whenever he touches the ball. That’s why the Philadelphia Eagles are finding more ways to use him. The former Saints standout has made a big impact in his first two games with his new team, earning the NFC Offensive… Continue reading →

Petition filed seeking to block Adrian Peterson from son

Associated Press file photo by L.G. PATTERSON -- Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson

MINNEAPOLIS — Authorities in Minnesota have filed a petition seeking a protective order for the son of Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. The petition asks a judge to block Peterson from using any corporal punishment or physical discipline on the 4-year-old boy. It also would block any unauthorized or unsupervised contact. Peterson faces a… Continue reading →

Kenny Hill, Aggies start strong

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Kenny Hill insists he wasn’t daunted taking over for Johnny Manziel as quarterback at Texas A&M. He did, however, ask the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner and one of the most popular college players in recent history for some advice. “He just said: ‘Go out there and be you. You don’t… Continue reading →

Auburn takes advantage of Kansas State’s many mistakes

Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall (14) is pressured by Kansas State defensive back Randall Evans (15) as he throws a pass for a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Kansas State Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Manhattan, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Gus Malzahn squeezed into the ramshackle shed used for postgame news conferences at Kansas State, gripped both sides of the makeshift podium and exhaled deeply. Fifth-ranked Auburn had just squeezed out a 20-14 victory over the No. 20 Wildcats, and its coach was asked whether it was the kind of nip-and-tuck nonconference game that he likes… Continue reading →

Malcolm Cyrus leads Alabama State in rout of Arkansas-Pine Bluff

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Malcolm Cyrus ran for a season-high 188 yards and three touchdowns to help Alabama State rout Arkansas-Pine Bluff 42-7 on Thursday night. Cyrus scored had 2- and 14-yard scoring runs in the first quarter and gave the Hornets (3-1, 2-0 Southwestern Athletic) a 28-0 lead in the third with an 11-yard touchdown… Continue reading →

Atlanta Falcons demolish Tampa Bay Buccaneers 56-14

Associated Press photo by JOHN BAZEMORE -- Atlanta Falcons defensive end Jonathan Babineaux (95) and Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Corey Peters (91) tackle Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon on Thursday. The Falcons won 56-14.

ATLANTA — Matt Ryan, Julio Jones and high-stepping Devin Hester led the Atlanta Falcons to one of the biggest wins in franchise history. Ryan threw for 286 yards and three touchdowns, Jones hauled in nine passes for 161 yards and a couple of scores, and Hester set an NFL record with his 20th return for… Continue reading →

Police say Cardinals tailback Jonathan Dwyer head-butted his wife

Associated Press photo by KATHY WILLENS -- Jonathan Dwyer rushes for a touchdown during Sunday's game against the New York Giants in East Rutherford, N.J.

PHOENIX — Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer head-butted his wife and broke her nose after she refused his sexual advances, and punched her in the face the next day, police said Thursday. The details surfaced in a law enforcement report a day after Dwyer was arrested on aggravated assault charges and deactivated from all… Continue reading →

Minnesota Vikings cut Jerome Simpson

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings released Jerome Simpson on Thursday following the revelation of more trouble for the wide receiver: three misdemeanors related to a previously unreported incident this summer. Simpson is facing charges of driving on a limited driver’s license, possession of marijuana in a motor vehicle and having an open bottle in a motor vehicle,… Continue reading →

St. Andrews votes to admit women

FILE - In this Tuesday, July 31, 2007  file photo, Ai Miyazato of Japan poses for photographs on the Swilken Bridge, with the famous St Andrews Clubhouse seen in the background during a practice round ahead of the Women's British Open golf tournament at the Old Course at the Royal and Ancient Golf Club in St Andrews, Scotland. The Royal & Ancient Golf Club at St. Andrews has voted overwhelmingly to admit women members for the first time. The club, exclusively for men since it was founded 260 years ago, released a statement Thursday saying 85 percent of those took part in the ballot voted for women to become members. It has a worldwide membership of 2,500. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

The Royal and Ancient Golf Club at St. Andrews is no longer just for men. The R&A became the latest golf club to end years of male-only exclusivity on Thursday when its members voted overwhelmingly in favor of inviting women. The vote was effective immediately. “I can confirm that The Royal & Ancient Golf of St.… Continue reading →

Peterson’s absence tough but real for Vikings

Minnesota Vikings running back Jerick McKinnon (31) takes part in a drill during NFL football practice at Winter Park in Eden Prairie, Minn., Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — NFL teams make succession plans all the time for star players moving past their prime. The sudden absence of Adrian Peterson from Minnesota’s backfield, though, did not reveal a carefully crafted blueprint. His hiatus, following a charge of child abuse against him in Texas, could hardly have been anticipated. The… Continue reading →

Carolina Panthers may blitz more without Greg Hardy

Associated Press file photo by BOB LEVERONE -- Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Panthers are considering blitzing more with Pro Bowl defensive end Greg Hardy having accepted a paid leave of absence to deal with his domestic violence case. Hardy, the team’s franchise player and top pass rusher, isn’t expected to return until late November at the earliest.… Continue reading →

The NFL and domestic violence: What’s next?

Associated Press photo by MARCIO JOSE SANCHEZ -- San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald warms up before a game against the Chicago Bears in Santa Clara, Calif., on Sunday.

The legal system doesn’t work on the NFL’s schedule. The players facing child abuse or domestic violence allegations might wait a long time for their cases to play out in the courtroom. A look at what’s next in each case: RAY RICE Ray Rice is appealing his indefinite suspension from the NFL on the basis that… Continue reading →

Today’s broadcast highlights TV MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 1:15 p.m., Dodgers at Cubs, WGN 7 p.m., Tigers at Royals, ESPN2 COLLEGE FOOTBALL 7 p.m., Connecticut at S. Florida, ESPN HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL 7 p.m., Dutchtown at Destrehan, CST/Cox4 7 p.m., Comeaux at Breaux Bridge, Cox4-Laf. 7 p.m., Evangel at Northside, KLAF 7 p.m., Pineville at Walker, MeTV 7 p.m.,… Continue reading →

Suit forces Fair Grounds to reduce purses to 2014-15 races

A class action lawsuit brought by members of Louisiana’s quarter horse racing community will cause the Fair Grounds to withhold a total of $2.7 million from the 2014-15 thoroughbred meets purses, including a 40 percent reduction for the Louisiana Derby and the outright elimination of 15 stakes races, the track announced Wednesday. The quarter horse owners,… Continue reading →

Bears signs free agent CB Sullen to practice squad bears

Fomer Tulane and Edna Karr standout Jordan Sullen signed with the Chicago Bears practice squad on Wednesday. The cornerback spent the preseason as an undrafted free agent with the Denver Broncos and was among the final cuts, according to New Orleans-based agent Stan Wilts. “Every week I would send out an email to every NFL… Continue reading →

Florida State suspends Jameis Winston for one half

Associated Press file photo by CHUCK BURTON -- Florida State's Jameis Winston

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Jameis Winston will be a spectator in the first half of Florida State’s showdown against Clemson on Saturday after making “offensive and vulgar” comments about women — the latest embarrassment in a growing list of poor decisions off the field. Florida State interim President Dr. Garnett S. Stokes and athletic director Stan Wilcox announced in a… Continue reading →

AP college picks: Florida, West Virginia shoot for breakthrough wins

Associated Press photo by JAMES CRISP -- Florida head coach Will Muschamp yells to an official in the second quarter of a game last year against Kentucky.

Some victories can be a sign that a program that has hit hard times could be heading for better days. Florida and West Virginia are coming off those types of wins. Then there are victories that have the potential to change a season, accelerate the rebuilding process and alleviate the pressure on a coach who has been facing heavy… Continue reading →

Thursday’s broadcast highlights

TV MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 2:30 p.m., Rangers at A’s, FSNO NFL 7:25 p.m., Bucs at Falcons, CBS 10 p.m., Texans Huddle, FSNO COLLEGE FOOTBALL 5 p.m., Inside SLU-Ron Roberts, CST 6:30 p.m., Auburn at Kansas St., ESPN 6:30 p.m., UAPB at Alabama St., ESPNU 7 p.m., SE Okla. at Henderson St., CST HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL 6 p.m., Dru Nettles… Continue reading →

Auto racing glance

All Times CDT NASCAR Sprint Cup SYLVANIA 300 Site: Loudon, New Hampshire. Schedule: Friday, practice (Fox Sports 1, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.), qualifying (Fox Sports 1, 3:30-5 p.m.); Saturday, practice (Fox Sports 1, 8-90 a.m., 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.); Sunday, race, 1 p.m. (ESPN, noon-4:30 p.m.). Track: New Hampshire Motor Speedway (oval, 1.058 miles). Race distance: 318.46 miles, 300 laps.… Continue reading →

Dean Cokinos named new coach of New Orleans VooDoo

The New Orleans VooDoo on Wednesday morning announced the hiring of new head coach Dean Cokinos. Cokinos is entering his sixth season in the Arena Football League. His task is to turn around a franchise which has gone 8-28 during the last two seasons under former coach Pat O’Hara, whose contract was not renewed. “Our… Continue reading →

Lawsuit forces The Fair Grounds to reduce purses for the 2014-2015 season

Advocate Staff Photo by Amanda Weir Hodges --  Vicar's In Trouble, red cap, right, into the Fair Grounds back stretch to go on and win the $1,000,000 Grade II Louisiana Derby at the Fair Grounds in New Orleans, LA Saturday March 29, 2014 Rosie Napravnik was the winning jockey aboard the Mike Maker trained colt, owned by Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey.

Pending legislation from a group of quarter horse owners, trainers and jockeys has forced the Fair Grounds to substantially reduce purses for the upcoming thoroughbred meet, including a 40 percent cut for the Louisiana Derby, the track announced on Wednesday. In all stakes purses will be reduced by 30 percent and overnight purses by 17 percent, a… Continue reading →

Hindsight: a Ryder Cup tradition, like no other

Associated Press photo by /John AmisBilly Horschel reacts after making a putt to save par on the 17th hole during the final round of the Tour Championship Sunday in Atlanta.

ATLANTA — Tom Watson didn’t appear to be kicking himself. On the day after Billy Horschel posted his 12th straight round in the 60s, won his second straight tournament against a world-class field and picked up an additional $10 million bonus as the FedEx Cup champion, Watson was kicking back in his seat at a… Continue reading →

Wednesday’s broadcast highlights

Today’s broadcast highlights TV MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 6 p.m., Nationals at Braves, ESPN 9 p.m., Rangers at A’s, FSNO 9 p.m., Mariners at Angels, ESPN COLLEGE FOOTBALL 5:30 p.m., Jaguars-Dawson Odums, CST 7 p.m., SEC Film Room, SEC 7:30 p.m., Inside LSU, CST 8 p.m., , Les Miles Radio Show, CST 9 p.m., , Les Miles news conference,… Continue reading →

Grand jury to weigh case of NASCAR’s Tony Stewart

FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2014, file photo, NASCAR driver Tony Stewart (14) looks out from his garage during a practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill. A grand jury will decide whether Stewart will be charged in the August death of fellow driver Kevin Ward at a sprint car race in upstate New York, Ontario County District Attorney Michael Tantillo announced Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Ward, 20, died after being struck by Stewart's car. Ward had climbed out of his car and walked onto the dirt track to confront Stewart after he spun out while the two raced side by side. (AP Photo/Paul J. Bergstrom, File)

A grand jury will decide whether NASCAR driver Tony Stewart will be charged in the August death of a fellow driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York, a prosecutor said Tuesday. Ontario County District Attorney Michael Tantillo said he made the decision to present the case to a grand jury after reviewing evidence collected… Continue reading →