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College football's Week 4 winners and losers

The most telling statistic regarding the 2017 Big 12 Conference wasn’t about Baker Mayfield, Mason Rudolph, Lincoln Riley, Bill Snyder, Dana Holgorsen or Mike Gundy’s mullet.<p>It was this: Each time TCU had suffered a losing finish under Gary Patterson, the Horned Frogs have come back the next year …

College Football

Charles Bradley, R&B's 'Screaming Eagle of Soul,' dies at 68

Soul singer Charles Bradley has died at the age of 68 following a battle with cancer, but not before enjoying some overdue success.<p>His representative shared the news of his death on Twitter Saturday afternoon, writing, "It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Charles Bradley. Thank …

Entertainment

Stephen Curry responds to Trump's tweet: 'It's not what leaders do'

Speaking to the media for the first time since President Trump took to Twitter to rescind his White House invitation to Stephen Curry and the NBA champion Golden State Warriors, the two-time league MVP said seeing the president call out his name on social media was "surreal."<p>"I don't know why he …

Golden State Warriors

Nikki Reed, Ian Somerhalder do damage control after forced-pregnancy joke on podcast

<i>Twilight</i> actress Nikki Reed and her husband, <i>Vampire Diaries</i> actor Ian Somerhalder, are clearing the air after a joke they made during a podcast sparked condemnation that they were making light of forced pregnancies.<p>The couple, who married in 2015 and welcomed their first child in August, were …

Ian Somerhalder

Wins vs. Arkansas, SEC mediocrity can help Texas A&M's Kevin Sumlin save his job

ARLINGTON, Texas — Maybe by the end, it will be as obvious as it seemed three weeks ago. You’re not supposed to blow a 34-point lead when your athletics director has already put you on the hot seat, lose your starting quarterback to a season-ending injury, have one of your school’s regents publicly …

College Football

Bell: It's time for NFL owners to stand up to Donald Trump

Here’s to the fresh fuel for NFL players to engage in Colin Kaepernick-styled national anthem protests.<p>That would be black players, white players, superstars and third-stringers alike.<p>Go ahead, fellas. Make a statement.<p>When the President of the United States, in all of his ignorance, urges his base …

Seattle Seahawks

Druids and pagans gather at Stonehenge for fall equinox

Druid Merlin poses for a photograph as druids, pagans and revellers gather at Stonehenge, hoping to see the sun rise, as they take part in fall equinox celebrations at the ancient neolithic monument near Amesbury on Sept. 23, 2017 in Wiltshire, England. Several hundred people gathered at sunrise at …

Astronomy

Sanders kicks a walk off 53-yarder, New Mexico trips Tulsa

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Jason Sanders kicked a 53-yard field goal with three seconds on the clock, lifting New Mexico past Tulsa 16-13 on Saturday. It was the second straight game that Tulsa's lost by a last-second field goal.<p>The final drive was set up after Bijon Parker snagged his first career …

College Football

Hollywood takes a knee: The best reaction to Donald Trump's attack on NFL player protests

Even people who could care less about pro football may be tuning into Sunday's games after President Trump went after NFL players who protest racial injustice by taking a knee during the national anthem.<p>During an appearance on behalf of U.S. Senate candidate Luther Strange, who is running for the …

Donald Trump

After Hurricane Irma, widespread sewage leaks show utilities were unprepared

After Hurricane Irma cut the electricity to Southwest Florida, raw sewage flowed onto streets and into homes, and some residents contracted water-borne diseases, all because public utilities were not prepared to manage the massive, days-long power outage.<p>“I’m not sure any utility is equipped for …

Florida

Donald Trump's NFL comments could galvanize players' protest plans in Week 3

If President Donald Trump was hoping to quell protests by NFL players during the national anthem, his comments at a Friday night rally and subsequent tweets on Saturday afternoon that protesting players should be fired could have an opposite effect.<p>“It’s going to happen. I am so interested to see …

Donald Trump

Now-and-then satellite photos show Maria's ravaging of Dominica

Category 5 Hurricane Maria made its way through the Caribbean early this week, smashing homes and ocean-side marinas and causing floods.<p>On the Caribbean island nation of Dominica, the storm killed 15 after it made landfall Monday. The casualties were part of what Dominica's Prime Minister Roosevelt …

Hurricane Maria

What the Warriors said they'll do in Washington, D.C. instead of visiting the White House

President Donald Trump spent his Friday night criticizing the NFL and players who protest during the national anthem, and Saturday morning, he took a shot at Steph Curry, uninviting him from the traditional visit to the White House after winning the NBA championship — despite Curry previously …

Golden State Warriors

Georgia Tech overwhelms Pittsburgh 35-17 in ACC opener

ATLANTA (AP) — KirVonte Benson ran for a career-high 196 yards with two touchdowns, TaQuon Marshall added 112 yards rushing with two scoring runs, and Georgia Tech beat Pittsburgh 35-17 on Saturday in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener for each team.<p>With the game tied at 7 in the second quarter, …

College Football

Thunder build contender, Knicks focus on future with Carmelo Anthony trade

Carmelo Anthony’s time in New York ran its course. Actually, overstayed its welcome. Both sides absorb blame – the Knicks more than Anthony – but that’s immaterial now.<p>In a situation that needed resolution, the Knicks found a deal that works for them and for Anthony, who expanded the list of teams …

NBA

Gattis, Morton help Astros win 6-2, Angels lose 6th in row

HOUSTON (AP) — Evan Gattis hit a three-run homer to back a solid start by Charlie Morton and the Houston Astros further dampened the AL wild-card hopes of the Los Angeles Angels with a 6-2 win Saturday.<p>Justin Upton hit two home runs for the Angels, who matched a season worst with their sixth …

Baseball

Inside mommy's belly, this baby won't sit still!

Babies

N.C. State upsets No. 11 Florida State

North Carolina State made the plays it needed and imposed its will on Florida State's defense, pulling off a 27-21 road upset in ACC action Saturday.<p>The loss dropped the 11th-ranked Seminoles to 0-2 on the season after losing to Alabama in Week 1 and not playing since then due to weather.<p>Wolfpack …

College Football

Pass rush helps sluggish Tennessee outlast UMass 17-13

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — John Kelly rushed for 101 yards with a touchdown and Tennessee's defense recorded seven sacks on Saturday as the Volunteers staggered to a 17-13 victory over 27 ½-point underdog Massachusetts.<p>Tennessee (3-1) was trying to bounce back from a 26-20 loss at No. 20 Florida in …

College Football

2 Connecticut officers shot by man suspected of shooting wife

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Authorities say two police officers have been shot in Connecticut by a man they suspect shot his wife first.<p>New Haven police spokesman Officer David Hartman says two officers responded to an apparent domestic shooting at a home in the city Saturday morning.<p>When the officers …

Policing

Actor Colin Firth obtains Italian citizenship due to 'all the uncertainty around'

Amid all the "uncertainty" in the world, Oscar-winning actor Colin Firth is hedging his bets by obtaining dual citizenship in Italy.<p>Italian Interior Ministry officials confirmed to the BBC that they'd granted citizenship to the British-born Firth, 57, whose second <i>Kingsman</i> film is out this …

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

UNC team skipping White House visit due to schedule conflict

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's national championship men's basketball team will not visit the White House because of a scheduling conflict.<p>Team spokesman Steve Kirschner said Saturday that Hall of Fame coach Roy Williams and the players were willing to go, and the university and White …

College Basketball

HHS Secretary Tom Price says no more private jets until review complete

Conceding "the optics don't look good," Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price Saturday said he won't be taking any more private flights at taxpayers' expense until a review of those charter trips is complete.<p>The former Georgia congressman, who once blasted then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi for …

Tom Price

No, bitcoin isn't going to replace gold as a safe haven investment

The idea that bitcoin will become the preferred safe-haven investment instead of gold is almost laughable.<p>It's quite possible you could go through the remainder of your life without seeing the type of gains that cryptocurrencies have delivered for investors in 2017. Ethereum has rallied by more …

Stocks

Nash, Jean-Guillaume carry CCSU to 57-6 win over Walsh

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — Cameron Nash and Drew Jean-Guillaume ran for two touchdowns apiece and Central Connecticut State rolled to a 57-6 win over Division II Walsh University on Saturday.<p>Walsh opened and closed the first half scoring with Kasey Tingler field goals but in-between the Blue Devils …

College Football

Report: National champion North Carolina men's basketball team won't visit White House

Add the 2017 North Carolina Tar Heels to a growing list of team's not visiting President Trump at the White House.<p>A team spokesman told the <i>Charlotte Observer</i> that the men's basketball national champs won't make their celebratory trip to the White House, despite being invited.<p>According to the …

College Basketball

Prince Harry, Melania Trump meet in Toronto ahead of Invictus Games opening ceremony

TORONTO — Britain’s Prince Harry and U.S. First Lady Melania Trump met Saturday ahead of the opening ceremony of the royal's Invictus Games for wounded veterans.<p>Canadian Prime Minister will also take part in the festivities, scheduled for 7 p.m. ET.<p>Harry visited one of Canada’s top mental health …

Royal Family

SEC agrees: Officiating mistake cost Texas A&M a touchdown vs. Arkansas

A missed call on the field in the second quarter that cost Texas A&M a touchdown was not reviewable by rule, the SEC said in a statement.<p>A&M quarterback Kellen Mond broke free for what should have been a long touchdown run with 10:02 left in the first half. But the official incorrectly ruled Mond …

College Football

U.S. B-1 bombers, F-15 jets carry out a rare show of force off North Korean coast

U.S. B-1 bombers and F-15 jets carried out show of force east of North Korea Saturday in the biggest such display this century north of the De-Militarized Zone, the Pentagon said.<p>The display comes as tensions between Pyongyang and Washington have mounted, most recently with North Korea’s foreign …

North Korea

Bell Tolls: Russell Wilson feeling the heat from all directions

USA TODAY Sports' Jarrett Bell breaks down his keys for Week 3 in the NFL. From Matt Stafford to Russell Wilson to there's something for everyone this week on the gridiron.<p><b>Pressure’s on</b><p>Russell Wilson. After absorbing such an assortment of body blows and injuries last year that he had a physical …

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