No. 2 Penn State boosted by physical offensive line

The Associated PressNo. 2 Penn State boosted by physical offensive lineBy TRAVIS JOHNSONSTATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) A plate of snacks is prepared and sent over to each Penn State offensive lineman, along with a reminder, the night before...

AP source: Mets tab Indians coach Mickey Callaway as manager

AP Baseball WriterAP source: Mets tab Indians coach Mickey Callaway as managerBy MIKE FITZPATRICKNEW YORK (AP) A person familiar with the decision says the New York Mets have hired Cleveland pitching coach Mickey Callaway as their manager.Callaway receives...

Carson Palmer out with broken left arm, needs surgery

Associated PressCarson Palmer out with broken left arm, needs surgeryBy ZAC BOYERLONDON (AP) Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer broke his left arm in the 33-0 loss to the Los Angeles Rams at Twickenham Stadium on Sunday, leaving Drew...

Bielema narrows focus in face of job security questions

AP Sports WriterBielema narrows focus in face of job security questionsBy KURT VOIGTFAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) Arkansas coach Bret Bielema knew the questions about his job security were coming after a 52-20 loss to No. 19 Auburn on Saturday...

Red Sox hire Alex Cora as new manager

AP Sports WriterRed Sox hire Alex Cora as new managerBy JIMMY GOLENBOSTON (AP) The Boston Red Sox hired Houston Astros bench coach Alex Cora to be their new manager on Sunday, turning to a player from their 2007...

Police shooting protesters kneel before Vikings home game

Police shooting protesters kneel before Vikings home gameMINNEAPOLIS (AP) Protesters kneeled outside of U.S. Bank Stadium before the Minnesota Vikings' game against the Baltimore Ravens.About 50 people took part in the demonstration Sunday while the national anthem played...

No. 1 Alabama gears up for stretch run, rat poison and all

AP Sports WriterNo. 1 Alabama gears up for stretch run, rat poison and allBy JOHN ZENORTUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Alabama is unbeaten, scarcely challenged and dominating on both sides of the ball.Now, the top-ranked Crimson Tide (8-0, 5-0 Southeastern...

AP source: Mets tab Indians coach Mickey Callaway as manager

AP Baseball WriterAP source: Mets tab Indians coach Mickey Callaway as managerBy MIKE FITZPATRICKNEW YORK (AP) Looking for a fresh voice to shepherd their prized arms, the Mets found it in new manager Mickey Callaway.New York agreed to...

Slow start leads to frustrating finish for slumping Colts

AP Sports WriterSlow start leads to frustrating finish for slumping ColtsBy MICHAEL MAROTINDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Indianapolis Colts' troubles Sunday were printed out in black and white on the postgame stat sheet.Ten sacks, seven punts, no points.Heck, coach Chuck...

No. 9 Irish defense in takeaway mode under new coordinator

Associated PressNo. 9 Irish defense in takeaway mode under new coordinatorBy JOHN FINERANSOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) No one around the No. 9 Notre Dame football team will take offense if you say the defense is responsible for the...