Auburn, Mizzou guarding against SEC letdowns
ATLANTA — Auburn and Missouri are competing for the Southeastern Conference title today, and possibly a chance to play for the national championship. Yet both teams have to guard against a letdown. As ludicrous as that might sound, ...
With Winston cleared, Florida St. extra optimistic
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Duke cornerback Ross Cockrell is not offended the No. 20 Blue Devils are a 29-point underdog to Jameis Winston and top-ranked Florida State for tonight’s ACC championship game....
Big Ten title game looks like it may be classic matchup
INDIANAPOLIS — The Big Ten championship game already looks like a classic contest. No. 2 Ohio State comes to Indianapolis with its trendy, up-tempo offense and a powerful old-style ground game that has been virtually unstoppable....
Longhorns, Bears face off with a shot at conference title
WACO, Texas — By time No. 9 Baylor and No. 23 Texas kick off their regular season finale, they could be playing a de facto Big 12 championship game with a Fiesta Bowl trip on the line. The winner of today’s game is guaranteed at least a ...
U.S. will play Germany, Portugal, Ghana in tough draw
The U.S. drew a daunting task for next year’s World Cup: difficult opponents, tropical venues and a wearying 9,000-mile zigzag journey across Brazil....
Texans fire coach Gary Kubiak after sliding into cellar
HOUSTON — Gary Kubiak pulled the Texans out of the NFL basement and remains the only coach to take them to the playoffs....
Woods ties record to take lead in Calif.
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Tiger Woods didn’t like the way he warmed up on the range. What he produced on the golf course Friday left him with no complaints....
Bye, bye to Boise St.
SEATTLE — After all the other schools that called over the years and were sent away, it was Washington that finally hooked Chris Petersen. Petersen will be the Huskies’ football coach, making the decision to leave Boise State after eight ...
Rodgers to miss another start as Packers face Falcons
GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Green Bay Packers will have to try to win for the first time in more than a month without Aaron Rodgers. The Packers have ruled out their star quarterback for the game Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons....
A guide to the groups
There are scores to settle, family feuds and no shortage of karmic reckoning. For something so random, Friday’s World Cup draw delivered a blockbuster mix of intrigue, entertainment and story lines that will keep folks talking from now ...
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