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Sorry Seba: Diego Valeri beats Giovinco to win MLS MVP

Portland Timbers midfielder Diego Valeri has been named Major League Soccer's Most Valuable Player, beating out Toronto's Sebastian Giovinco, Atlanta's Miguel Almiron, NYCFC's

Reds draw arch rivals in FA Cup third round

LIVERPOOL will host city rivals Everton for the second time inside a month when they face-off in the third round of the FA Cup in early January after the draw was made.

Scott Frost bringing 7 UCF assistants with him to Nebraska

New Nebraska coach Scott Frost will bring seven of his assistant coaches from Central Florida with him to Lincoln.

That nutty idea of a World Cup for failed countries? Don’t hold your breath.

U.S., Italy, Netherlands and others will probably end up playing Russian-bound teams, not one another.

New York Giants fire head coach Ben McAdoo mid-season

The New York Giants made a rare in-season house cleaning, firing coach Ben McAdoo and general manager Jerry Reese on Monday, less than a year after the team made the playoffs for

New 5A classification would end North-South rivalry in Nevada

The NIAA will meet Thursday to gather a recommendation to make to the board of control on Jan. 17. It is expected that the board will finalize the details of the new Class 5A for

Art Briles hire still upsets Tiger-Cats fans

It's been one week since the Hamilton Tiger-Cats hired disgraced Baylor University head coach Art Briles, and fans attending Monday's Labour Day Classic are still fuming — even

Army uniforms for Navy game to honor famed division

Army will be wearing a new uniform honoring one of its famed divisions when it plays Navy this weekend in its big rivalry game.

10 thoughts on the Bears' 15-14 loss to the 49ers

10 thoughts after the Bears lost 15-14 Sunday afternoon at Soldier Field against the 49ers.

Clemson, Georgia live underdogs in CFP

The Crimson Tide is a 1½-point favorite over Clemson, which upset Alabama 35-31 in last season’s national championship to avenge a 45-40 loss to the Tide in the 2016 title game.

ICYMI in NFL Week 13: Gronk's hit, Brady's spat for Patriots

By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Pro Football Writer

Arizona State hires Herm Edwards as head coach

The Sun Devils announced the hiring of former NFL coach and ESPN analyst Herm Edwards as football coach Sunday night, ushering in a new, unexpected era for the program. 

Who will survive EPL dead zone?

THE Premier League season is not even halfway through and already the competition’s class system is taking its toll.

Resilient Sydney, Victory comeback; Mariners surge

A-LEAGUE All Angles: What went right and what went wrong for your A-League team in round nine.

Arizona State hires former NFL coach Herm Edwards

Arizona State’s bold move is official.

Bears aren't responding to adversity, they're creating more of it

The Bears are now guaranteed to finish with a losing record for the fourth consecutive season, and they will miss the playoffs for the seventh consecutive year, the second-longest

Anemic offense continues Bears' free fall in 15-14 loss to 49ers

The Bears lost to the 49ers, 15-14, Sunday, an abomination for a franchise in the third year of a rebuilding effort. Quarterback Mitch Trubisky and the offense accounted for only

Robbie Gould, Jimmy Garoppolo make themselves at home while beating Bears

Former Bears kicker Robbie Gould, Arlington Heights native Jimmy Garoppolo combine to lead 49ers to win at Soldier Field

Bears rookie Tarik Cohen flashes 'special gift' with bewildering punt return for

Tarik Cohen acknowledged he never would be coached to make the play the way he did, and yet his punt return turned into a rare bright spot in an otherwise brutal Bears loss.

Cairo Santos' groin injury adds more pain to Bears' kicking problems

Cairo Santos' groin injury flared up, leaving him unable to kick kickoffs or long field goals in the Bears game Sunday against the 49ers.

Raiders tied for 1st in AFC West after 24-17 win over NY Giants

The Raiders beat the New York Giants 24-17 Sunday to move into a three-way tie for first place at 6-6 in the AFC West with the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Chargers.

Liberty QB Kenyon Oblad commits to UNLV

Liberty senior quarterback Kenyon Oblad, the state’s all-time leader in passing yards, committed to UNLV on Sunday morning during his official visit with the program.

Las Vegas Bowl lands No. 25 Boise State vs. Oregon matchup

Mountain West champion Boise State will play Oregon from the Pac-12 Conference in the Las Vegas Bowl. The game will be at 12:30 p.m. Dec. 16 at Sam Boyd Stadium. ABC will televise

Embrace College Football Playoff semifinal drama instead of pushing for

The criticism of Alabama edging Ohio State for the final College Football Playoff semifinal bid is great and should be embraced rather than pushing for expansion.

USC to play Ohio State in the Cotton Bowl

USC won the Pac-12. Ohio State won the Big Ten. It was not enough for the College Football Playoff selection committee, which left both teams out of the playoff. The Trojans and

UCLA to play Kansas State in Cactus Bowl

UCLA will play Kansas State in the Cactus Bowl on Dec. 26 in Phoenix.

Florida State will end ‘roller coaster’ season in Independence Bowl

Florida State is headed to the Independence Bowl and pushing to extend its streak of 41 consecutive winning seasons.

Aloisi demands better service to star striker

FEED Massimo Maccarone and he will score.

‘I just closed my eyes and jumped’

BENEVENTO, beaten in their first 14 Serie A matches, have finally grabbed their first-ever point in extraordinary style after goalkeeper Alberto Brignoli scored with a flying

Fewer Distractions: Auburn locks in coach before Peach Bowl

Auburn took away some of the distractions out of the Distraction Bowl.

FSU extends record bowl streak; NM St. ends longest drought

Excuse Florida State if its celebration for setting the NCAA record for consecutive bowl appearances is a bit muted.

Emotional Robbie Gould delivers dagger for 49ers in upset over Bears

Robbie Gould, the Bears' all-time leading scorer, made his return to Soldier Field on Sunday. The 49ers kicker made five field goals, including a game-winner in the final seconds

Is Virginia McCaskey pissed off yet by Bears' latest embarrassment? Enough to

After a 15-14 loss at home to the 49ers, it's time for Bears owner Virginia McCaskey to start firing people — starting with her son and everyone below him.

The Serie A title race heats up, unbeaten PSG fall and the best of the soccer

PSG fell at the hands of the fourth-worst team in Ligue 1, Napoli fell and set the Serie A title race ablaze, David De Gea’s had the performance of a lifetime, and La Liga’s title

Alabama, Oklahoma slight favorites over Clemson, Georgia in CFP

Alabama, which was awarded the fourth seed by the CFP selection committee Sunday despite not playing in its Southeastern Conference title game, is a 1½-point-favorite over

Navy to stay at home, face Virginia in Military Bowl on Dec. 28

The Midshipmen will be making their third appearance in the Annapolis bowl game.

Kevin Sumlin emerges as front-runner for UCF coaching job

Former Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin has emerged as the front-runner for the UCF job, with the Knights moving quickly to replace Scott Frost.