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Frank Gore, Andre Johnson Signings Give Colts Short- and Long-Term Boost

"The Indianapolis Colts got older in free agency. Why would they do that?"<p>For the most part, the reaction to the Colts' signing of running back Frank Gore and wide receiver Andre Johnson was extremely positive, whether it was casual fans recognizing former Pro Bowlers or others seeing their fits in …

Ducks get pushed around by Calgary in 6-3 loss

The statistic that told the story of the Ducks' 6-3 loss to the Flames on Wednesday at the Scotiabank Saddledome wasn't that they gave up three goals on four shots at John Gibson in the second period and one on Calgary's first two shots in the third period, though those certainly were ugly.<p>The sour …

Watch NASA test-fire the most powerful rocket booster ever built

In the coming decades, NASA is planning to lasso an asteroid and eventually launch a manned mission to Mars thanks to the firepower of its new Space Launch System, which is basically the polite name for what would be better called "this kick-ass new monster we built."<p>While the SLS and its huge …

Cyclops Submersible Brings Deep-Water Exploration to the 21st Century

Science News<p>"I wanted to be the first man on Mars, and then I realized all the undiscovered species are here, in the ocean."<p>That's how former jet pilot and aspiring space traveler Stockton Rush came to found OceanGate, a company in the Pacific Northwest that on Wednesday unveiled a brand-new manned …

Rare photos reveal Osama bin Laden's Afghan hideout

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> The house is primitive, constructed of baked mud and stone. The landscape is sparse and mountainous, with snow cover in the winter. The terrain is rugged and challenging for the long walks the owner liked to take with his sons.<p>Photographs quietly introduced as evidence in the …

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No. 3 Oregon downs No. 7 Michigan State 46-27

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Trailing Michigan State 27-18 in the third quarter and facing a third-and-10, Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota found himself …

Sammy Watkins injury update: Bills rookie good to go for fantasy owners

The Buffalo Bills' first-round pick hasn't had the smoothest summer due to a rib injury sustained in preseason action. How will that affect him on Sunday? We break down the fantasy implications.<p>Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins has a rib injury, but is listed as probable on the injury …

Fantasy football start/sit advice, Week 1: Bills vs. Bears

The Bills carry a strong running game into Chicago to face a team that couldn't stop a fairly quick 8-year-old a year ago. Has anything changed?<p>The Chicago Bears run defense was historically bad last year. Sunday, they open their season at 1 p.m. ET in Chicago with a game against the Buffalo Bills, …

Julio Jones says he has no restrictions with foot injury; fantasy status not in doubt

Julio Jones is sufficiently recovered from the foot injury that ended his 2013 season just five games in. We break down the fantasy implications.<p>Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones said that he's currently working with "no restrictions," according to Reid Ferrin of the official team website. …

How Much Does Marian Hossa Have Left in the Tank?

The Chicago Blackhawks love to saddle up their "Big Hoss" and ride him to the promised land.<p>When the Blackhawks signed Marian Hossa to a then-unprecedented 12-year, $63.3 million contract prior to the 2009-10 season, they were hoping that he would bring them the kind of talent and productivity that …

Tyler Ennis signs five-year, $23 million extension with Sabres

The Buffalo Sabres have signed Tyler Ennis to a five-year extension reportedly worth $23 million.<p><b>More NHL Offseason: NHL rumors | Rumor mill | Trade</b> …

Sabres re-sign forward Tyler Ennis to five-year, $23-million contract

The Sabres re-signed centre Tyler Ennis on Thursday to a five-year contract worth about $23 million, addressing one of the final pieces of their off-season rebuilding plan.<p>A person familiar with the agreement revealed the terms to The Associated Press. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity …

3,500 lightning strikes hit the UK and Ireland over three hours ahead of hottest day

More than 13,000 lightning bolts across the UK and Ireland overnight as the heatwave continues with temperatures set to reach 32 degrees in the South East<p>More than 3,500 lightning strikes hit the UK and Ireland over three hours early on Friday morning.<p>The electric storms lit up the skies, waking up …

Whale Shark Alert: World's Biggest Fish Seek New Home

Science News<p>The largest living fish, whale sharks, may increasingly be using volcanic islands off the western coast of Europe as a new home as sea surface temperatures rise, researchers say.<p>This finding could shed light on how climate change might alter the behavior of fish globally.<p><b>Sign up for</b> …

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Digging Up the Seafloor Makes Coral Reefs Sick

A new study links dredging, and the plumes of sediment it creates, to higher incidence of disease in coral reefs.<p>Australia's coral reefs are in danger, due in part to the expansion of ports to accommodate the growing number of ships loaded with coal or natural gas. That's the conclusion of a new …

Marines test new beach assault vehicle

Call it part tank, part boat and part beer cooler. But it's unquestionably all cool.<p>It's a new U.S. Marine Corps vehicle for getting stuff like troops, tanks and trucks from ships to shore and back.<p>The Corps showed off a prototype of its Ultra Heavy-lift Amphibious Connector (UHAC) last week during …

2014 Preseason Media Days All-SEC Teams

The gathered media in Hoover for SEC Media Days this week has assembled its preseason All-SEC team.<p><b>More SEC: Alabama picked to win conference |</b> …

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2014 Olympic Hockey: Can Team USA's Offense Continue to Dominate?

<i>"Maybe not enough speed or skill on the big ice; offense could be a problem."</i><p>Those words or something close to them were some of the conventional, pre-Olympic punditry when sizing up Team USA's gold-medal chances. The Americans, many of us thought, would have to get big-time goaltending to win …

Insane New Footage Of Felix Baumgartner's Edge-Of-Space Jump Released

We're warning you now: This new video of Felix Baumgartner's record-setting leap from the edge of space just might make you feel a bit queasy.<p>The supersonic skydiver made history in October 2012 when he plunged more than 24 miles to Earth's surface, breaking three records in the process.<p>Now, nearly …

Anger as first shark killed in WA’s controversial cull program

Opponents of the Western Australian government's shark-killing program have responded angrily to the first slaughter in the state's waters.<p>The WA government has contracted a fisherman to set and monitor baited drumlines one kilometre off beaches in the south-west region.<p>The fisherman was reportedly …

Seahawks vs. Rams: TV Info, Spread, Injury Updates, Game Time and More

The eyes of the nation will be upon the Seattle Seahawks and St. Louis Rams when they face off on <i>Monday Night Football</i> in Week 8.<p>At 6-1 entering this contest, Seattle is tied with New Orleans for the NFC's best record and looks very much like the Super Bowl contender most experts touted before the …

Report: Buccaneers WR Mike Williams has torn hamstring

The bad news keeps coming for Tampa Bay. One day after falling to 0-7, Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Williams told a reporter that he has a torn …

Falcons WR Roddy White ruled out for Week 8 vs. Cardinals

The Falcons have ruled out Roddy White (ankle/hamstring) for Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals.<p>Falcons wide receiver Roddy White officially …

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49ers vs. Jaguars: Projections for Game's Top Fantasy Players

The San Francisco 49ers and Jacksonville Jaguars will be playing in Week 8, and while it likely won't be a close game, it's still worth looking at projections for some of the game's top fantasy players.<p>Coming into the game, the 49ers have won four straight games after losing two straight to the …

DeMarco Murray injury update: Fantasy owners welcome him back in favorable matchup

DeMarco Murray is back in the lineup to face the Vikings. We break down the fantasy implications.<p>Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray is listed as probable to face the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. He didn't miss any practice this week and will return to the lineup.<p>The Cowboys have been …

Sun Bowl 2013 final score: UCLA rolls over Virginia Tech, 42-12

The Bruins wrapped up their first 10-win season since 2005.<p>UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley ran wild, Virginia Tech quarterback Logan Thomas was knocked out, and the Bruins eased past the Hokies, 42-12, in the Sun Bowl on Tuesday afternoon.<p>Hundley was the star of the show, picking up big chunks of …