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Lester signs with Cubs

SAN DIEGO - Jon Lester agreed Tuesday night to a $155 million, six-year contract with the Cubs, the first big deal of the offseason involving a top-level starting pitcher and one Chicago hopes will help end more than a century of frustration at Wrigley Field's Friendly Confines.

December 10, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


NFL owners approve new personal conduct policy

IRVING, Texas - NFL owners moved quickly and unanimously Wednesday to change the league's personal conduct policy. Now the question is how, or whether, the players' union responds.

December 10, 2014 | By SCHUYLER DIXON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Stricker's semi-retirement could see some big changes

WINDEMERE, Fla. - Steve Stricker's easy ride into semi-retirement could be coming to a crossroads.

December 09, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Monken's quest: Beat Navy

WEST POINT, N.Y. - When Jeff Monken awakens every morning only one thing is on his mind, and it's been that way since he was hired as head coach at Army a year ago: #BEATNAVY.

December 09, 2014 | By JOHN KEKIS AP Sports Writer | Sports


NCAA chief: UAB cutting football is 'troubling'

NEW YORK - NCAA President Mark Emmert said Tuesday that it was troubling to see the University of Alabama-Birmingham drop its football program, but he believes Olympic sports are more vulnerable to cuts as schools look at athletic budgets.

December 09, 2014 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football | Sports


Class action lawsuit filed over high school football concussions

A class action lawsuit targeting how high schools handle football concussions has been filed in Illinois, the first of its kind. The lawyer behind the suit, Joseph Siprut, is also behind a similar suit at the college level, reaching a settlement that is currently under review by a judge.

December 09, 2014 | By ERIC SCHULZKE Deseret News National | Sports


Chiefs' Eric Berry diagnosed with cancer

December 08, 2014 | By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer | Sports


Three selected as Heisman finalists

December 08, 2014 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


In Vegas, Ohio State not worthy of playoff

LAS VEGAS - What if the people who make their living rating teams every day were in charge of seeding the college football playoffs? What if the inaugural playoff season wasn't decided by a group of people with different agendas that might factor into their judgment?

December 08, 2014 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Writer | Sports


'Bama, 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 with major star power.

December 07, 2014 | By RALPH D. RUSSO Associated Press | Sports


No. 1 Alabama routs Missouri 42-13 for SEC title

ATLANTA - Blake Sims went out for one more snap, then trotted off the field to a standing ovation from the Alabama fans.

December 06, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bama, Mizzou familiar with title games

ATLANTA - Alabama is right where it always seems to be - playing for a title.

December 05, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Spieth holds lead; Tiger loses ground

WINDERMERE, Fla. - The guy in a red shirt put on quite a show Friday in the Hero World Challenge to get into contention.

December 05, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Florida hires Colorado State's McElwain as coach

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley wanted a coach with an offensive track record of success.

December 04, 2014 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | Sports


NFL Weekend Picks: Streaky Cowboys should top Bears

A rare Thursday night game that is not part of a short week has Dallas at Chicago. Both teams lost on Thanksgiving Day, and the Bears are headed for a double whammy.

December 03, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


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Hawks down Blazers, winning streak now at 18

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks overcame 37 points by Portland's LaMarcus Aldridge to extend their franchise-record winning streak to 18 games by beating the Trail Blazers 105-99 on Friday night.

January 30, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Seattle repeat a scary prospect for rest of NFL

PHOENIX - Here are some scary thoughts for the rest of the NFL:

January 30, 2015 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Newberry: Has Ferry been punished enough for comments?

Danny Ferry can only watch from afar, surely with plenty of satisfaction at the juggernaut he created, undoubtedly offset by a sense of melancholy that he's not along for the ride.

January 30, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Djokovic defeats Wawrinka, will face Murray in finals

MELBOURNE, Australia - Novak Djokovic reached a fifth Australian Open final, avenged a long and arduous loss to Stan Wawrinka and ensured he'd renew an old rivalry with Andy Murray.

January 30, 2015 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Victim's mother leaves as gory images shown at Hernandez trial

FALL RIVER, Mass. - The mother of the man who former New England Patriots standout Aaron Hernandez is accused of killing was overcome with emotion Friday as a prosecutor showed the jury graphic photos of her son's body at the industrial park where he was found.

January 30, 2015 | By MICHELLE R. SMITH Associated Press | Sports


Photo gallery: One Season, One Title

Grab a cup of coffee and spend some time re-living the Georgia Southern Eagles sweeping the Sun Belt Conference through the eyes of Herald Staff Photographer Scott Bryant.

December 14, 2014 | By SCOTT BRYANT | Sports


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