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What's the Matter With the American Military?

Less than 1 percent of the U.S. population has served in the country's recent wars. But if that's a problem, what's the solution?<p>When I first visited Afghanistan in 1996, to write an article about al-Qaeda training camps outside Jalalabad, an Afghan man called my attention to the Tora Bora …

Political Science

The Resurrection of Kyle Wiltjer

It’s been 14 hours and Gonzaga forward Kyle Wiltjer is still grinning. It’s a Friday morning in Spokane, and he’s in line at a bagel shop and he …

Greg Anthony reaches deal on prostitution charge

Suspended basketball analyst Greg Anthony has reached an agreement with prosecutors on a misdemeanor prostitution charge, reports the Associated …

NFL Free Agency 100: Top 12 Wide Receivers

We love to rank things in the NFL world, and ranking free agents is no different. But this time they’re being ranked with a scouting emphasis to give a full picture of what type of player each team is getting with a free agent contract.<p>The goal of the NFL Free Agency 100 is to look at each player …

NFL

Fake Facebook page costs US taxpayer $134,000

<b>The US Justice Department is to pay a woman $134,000 (£88,640) after making a fake Facebook page that contained a photograph of her half-clothed.</b><p>Sondra Arquiett had sued the government after it had suggested she had "implicitly consented" to the creation of a page using her identity since she had …

College Football Recruits Who Could Flip on National Signing Day 2015

Surprises always linger during the final days leading up to national signing day. Much of the intrigue is due to potential last-minute commitment flips.<p>A decision reversal from one elite recruit can ruin long-term plans for a collegiate coaching staff or provide a late lift for others. Here's a …

College Football

Caris LeVert to have foot surgery

Michigan star junior Caris LeVert will miss the rest of the season after suffering a left foot injury in Saturday's victory over Northwestern.<p>LeVert, …

Leader of Boko Haram says God told him to carry out massacre

Six years ago, Nigerian forces captured the leader of the extremist group Boko Haram and killed him in custody — a move that was to have far-reaching consequences.<p>Nigeria had exchanged a charismatic preacher named Mohammed Yusuf for the more radical and violent leader, Abubakar Shekau, who steered …

Yemen Under Siege: In Pictures

The Uncertain Future of Oregon's QB Situation

It is the one question everyone didn’t want to think about but knew was inevitable: Where do the Ducks go now without Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota?<p>Mariota, unequivocally the best player in Oregon football history, has officially declared himself eligible for the 2015 NFL draft after four …

College Football

How Georges Niang Became the Biggest Mismatch in College Basketball

AMES, Iowa — Georges Niang called a few weeks ago before a dreaded calculus final.<p>"Why couldn't I have been one-and-done?" Niang joked. "... Too short and not athletic enough."<p>The Iowa State star is college basketball's version of a flawed Frankenstein. He was blessed with great hands, textbook …

Domantas Sabonis is coming into his own for Gonzaga

The 'Zags freshman power forward is putting up big numbers off the bench for one of the best teams in the country.<p>For as much weight as his surname carries around the world, Domantas Sabonis entered the college basketball consciousness as the season's biggest mystery. While most of the other top …

California High School Girls Basketball Coach Suspended After Massive Win

A girls high school basketball game in San Bernadino, California, that finished with a 159-point margin of victory (161-2) for Arroyo Valley High School over Bloomington High School Jan. 5 led to a two-game suspension for its coach, Michael Anderson.<p>Troy Machir of Sporting News reports Anderson …

High School Basketball

2014 Winter Meetings Day 3 Recap: News, rumors and moves

Day 3 of the 2014 Winter Meetings featured a ton of trades and even more rumors. Here's a recap of the day's news and notes.<p>The last full day of the …

Samsung’s Virtual Reality Headset Just Went On Sale

Samsung’s virtual reality headset, the Gear VR Innovator Edition, popped up on the company’s online store Monday for $199.99.<p>The Gear VR is a mobile …

Raiders' Sio Moore calls Colin Kaepernick a chump on Instagram

Is Colin Kaepernick a chump? If you ask Raiders linebacker Sio Moore, then the answer is yes.<p>During Oakland's 24-13 win over San Francisco on Sunday, …

Browns coaches, players back QB Brian Hoyer over Johnny Manziel

Coach Mike Pettine's decision to stay with Brian Hoyer over rookie Johnny Manziel came after unwavering support for the incumbent QB by Browns …

The Big 12 (so far) is clearly the best conference in college basketball

It happened again Thursday. The Big 12 had another winning night, going 3-1, marking another box on the calendar in which the league has showed well …

Utah Looks to Old Execution Method: Death by Firing Squad

Utah has a unique history with firing squad executions. The state used gunmen to execute Gary Gilmore in 1977, the first inmate put to death after …

Drone ‘Shortage’ Hampers ISIS War

The American campaign against the Islamic State is being largely fought from the sky. And even that aerial effort is being shortchanged, military …

College basketball 2014-15: What to watch for

Players to watch, games to watch, and a projection on the 68-team NCAA Tournament field:<p><b>ALL-AMERICANS</b><p>Jahlil Okafor, 6-10, Fr., C, Duke<p>Montrelz …

Gonzaga men’s basketball has potential for big things in March

SPOKANE — If you were Byron Wesley, the NCAA tournament was always for somebody else. USC’s seasons would end with a losing record, and Wesley could …

Basketball

Pentagon officials skeptical over Iraqi claims of wounded Islamic State leader

Pentagon officials expressed skepticism Sunday over Iraqi claims that airstrikes wounded the head of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.<p>Iraq's Defense and Interior ministries both issued statements Sunday afternoon saying al-Baghdadi had been wounded in western Anbar province, without …

Arab League chief urges members to confront Isil

Nabil Elaraby says jihadist group is a threat to the existence of Iraq and its neighbours as Barack Obama prepares to unveil his own plan to act<p>The head of the Arab League urged its members on Sunday to confront the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) "militarily and politically," issuing …

Middle East