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Little Black Dress + Cute Flats = a Totally Adorable Party Look

One trend we're ecstatic for this season: dressy flat shoes. Yesterday, Anna shared her favorite ways to wear flirty menswear-inspired brogues (and 14 pairs to shop, hello), and today my style obsession Alexa Chung is showing us an adorable approach to pair ballet flats with a little black dress.<p>At …

Despite Western Efforts, Afghan Opium Crop Hits Record High

The amount of land under opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan is at a record high, the United Nations said in a report released Wednesday.<p>Opium production in 2013, meanwhile, rose 49 percent over 2012, according to the 2013 Afghanistan Opium Survey. The country is the world's No. 1 poppy producer.<p>…

Arian Foster injury: Texans RB out for season with lumbar issue

The veteran running back will require season-ending surgery to address a back injury.<p>Houston Texans running back Arian Foster is out for the season with a lumbar injury and will be placed on injured reserve on Monday, according to the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.<p>Foster had been seeing a number of …

Houston vs. UCF 2013 final score: Knights survive at home, 19-14

Central Florida took control of the AAC with a hard-fought, emotional win over Houston.<p>No. 21 Central Florida survived a battle between the top two teams in the American Athletic Conference on Saturday night to defeat Houston, 19-14.<p>The win puts the Knights in sole possession of first place in the …

Guess the echoes never woke up.

Pacers vs. Nets final score: Pacers hold on to 96-91 win over Nets

The Nets had a chance to tie the game with 16.6 seconds left but were unable to finish their late push.<p>The Indiana Pacers remain the only undefeated team in the NBA after defeating the Brooklyn Nets 96-91. Paul George scored seven crucial points in the fourth quarter, helping secure the team's …

Texas vs. West Virginia final score: Longhorns win 47-40 in OT

The Longhorns scored the final 10 points of the game and improved to 7-2 with an overtime win against West Virginia.<p>They needed overtime, but the Texas Longhorns came away with a 47-40 win against West Virginia on Saturday. The win was the Longhorns' sixth in a row and improved Texas to 6-0 in Big …

The terrifying evidence of happy Nick Saban.

Watch USC Score 3 Punt Returns in 1st Half

USC had a field day against California on Saturday. The Trojans had three punt returns for touchdowns in the first half as they defeated the Bears, 62-28.<p>Wide receiver Nelson Agholor ran back two touchdowns, while defensive back Josh Shaw picked up a blocked punt and ran it in for another …

Phil Knight trades his Oregon gear for Alabama colors

Phil Knight was decked out in Alabama gear on Saturday, but it had nothing to do with Oregon's loss.<p>On most college football Saturdays, you'll be able to find Phil Knight decked out in Oregon colors. On this Saturday, the Nike chairman traded in his green and yellow for some Alabama crimson and …

UCLA vs. Arizona results: Bruins hold on for 31-26 win

Freshman linebacker/running back Myles Jack powered UCLA to win over Arizona, and the Bruins seized control of Pac-12 South.<p>UCLA and Arizona went down to the wire, but Wildcat quarterback B.J. Denker threw an interception with less than two minutes to go, sealing the victory for the Bruins. With …

David Moyes tries to make his mark while spectre of Sir Alex looms large

Ferguson's presence still felt at Old Trafford as Manchester United manager struggles to lay foundations for a new empire<p>In the worst moments, a press release dropped from one of the more powerful bookmakers announcing a sudden shift on the betting-shop chalkboards, with the headline: "Ferguson 7-2 …

India batsman Sachin Tendulkar was my greatest opponent, says former Australia spinner Shane Warne

The peerless Sachin Tendulkar bows out of Test cricket this week after a glittering career in which he usually had the better of me<p>Sachin Tendulkar was the best batsman of my generation and it will be a privilege to be in Mumbai this week to commentate on the first two days of his final Test.<p>What …

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Poll Lookahead: Who's No. 3? Ohio State or Baylor?

Two weeks ago, heading into Week 9, there were 10 undefeated teams in the Football Bowl Subdivision. There are now six undefeated teams, four on the automatic-qualifying level. The herd has been thinned.<p>Oregon was the latest team to fall by the wayside, leaving two teams with a distinct case for a …

Sport picture of the day: toughing it out at the Arm-wrestling World Cup

Texans vs. Cardinals 2013 game preview: Case Keenum faces another tough defense in 3rd start

The Cardinals might not be getting noticed for it, but Arizona boasts perhaps the best defense in the league. Can Keenum continue his hot start, or will the Cards move above .500?<p>People expected the Houston Texans to be good this season, but instead they've stumbled toward the top of the draft …

Smart Foam In Football Helmets Measures Impact Of Each Hit

It alerts those on the sidelines when a player recieves a potentially-dangerous hit to the head.<p>On the football field, it can be easy to miss when a player suffers a concussion-level hit. The CDC estimates that between the 1.6 million and 3.8 million Americans suffer sports-related concussions …

Minnesota coach Jerry Kill put busts a move after Gophers top Penn State

Minnesota coach Jerry Kill has spent the last month away from the football program as he attempts to receive more detailed treatment for his epilepsy. That hasn’t prevented Kill from attending the Golden Gophers’ last four games, watching from a booth high above the field, as defensive coordinator …

Vitor Belfort beats Henderson early

Ladies and gentlemen, Vitor Belfort has done it again.<p>Belfort (24-10) recorded his third consecutive knockout victory on Saturday, finishing Dan …

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Hot Doan helps Coyotes roll over Caps

<b>Coyotes 4, Capitals 3 (SO) (PHX wins shootout, 2-0)</b><p>* Shane Doan (PHX): 2 PPG (8) (5 of 8 goals this season are PPG)<p>* Alex Ovechkin (WSH): 1 assist in …

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Dodgers listening to offers for veteran outfielders

The Dodgers appear willing to move one of their high-priced veterans in a trade this offseason.<p>The Los Angeles Dodgers are listening to trade offers for veteran outfielders Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier and Carl Crawford, reports Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.<p>Rosenthal's article confirms an earlier report …

Brooklyn Nets Offense Self-Destructs in Clutch

The Indiana Pacers are the most suffocating defensive squad in the NBA, but that still doesn't excuse the complete lack of execution that the Brooklyn Nets displayed down the stretch. In a 96-91 loss that pushed the Pacers to a perfect 7-0, Brooklyn looked confused, discombobulated and staggeringly …

Jeff Green Nails Game-Winning Three-Pointer over LeBron

Jeff Green is having himself one fine weekend, and he is taking the Boston Celtics along for the ride.<p>On Friday night, Green made the highlights with a vicious dunk over the Magic's Jason Maxiell during Boston's 91-89 victory in Orlando.<p>Green and the Celtics faced a much stiffer test on Saturday …

Virginia Tech vs. Miami 2013 final score: Hokies' offensive explosion topples No. 11 Miami

The Hokies rode their best offensive performance since October of 2010 to a convincing upset win against Miami.<p>Virginia Tech showcased an explosive offense that no one knew they had in a dominant 42-24 road win against the No. 11 Miami Hurricanes. The Hokies' 549 yards of total offense was their …

LSU vs. Alabama 2013 results: Crimson Tide remain perfect with 38-17 win

LSU matched Alabama early, but the Crimson Tide pulled away in the fourth quarter and improved to 9-0.<p>LSU threatened Alabama early, but the Crimson Tide dominated the second half on their way to a 38-17 win against the Tigers.<p>The Tigers found some early offensive success, but LSU didn't have much …

Apple Reportedly Developing Large Curved Screen iPhones For Late 2014, Better Touchscreen Sensors

Apple is said to be working on two curved display iPhone models for the “second half of next year,” according to a source speaking to Bloomberg, with a likely release planned for the third quarter, as well as better touchscreen sensors that introduce fine pressure sensitivity for later devices to …