Sports An all-time first for venerable AP Top 25
Author: 0 An all-time first for venerable AP Top 25

With Ohio State slated atop the list just in front of Oklahoma, Notre Dame, Alabama and USC round out the top five while Nebraska, Michigan, Texas, Florida State and Florida round out the top 10. The Sooners rank second in all-time weeks ranked No. 1 (101), trailing only Ohio State (105), and have spent more time in the AP top 5 than any other program with 393 appearances.

Sports Cardinals, Mathieu agree to 5-year, $62.5M deal
Author: 0 Cardinals, Mathieu agree to 5-year, $62.5M deal

The saga of Tyrann Mathieu's contract extension has finally come to an end. According to, Tyrann Mathieu has agreed to terms on a new five-year deal with Arizona. Mathieu appeared to confirm the news himself on Tuesday with a cryptic tweet. Mathieu is joined in the top five by Harrison Smith of the Minnesota Vikings, Eric Berry of the Kansas City Chiefs, Earl Thomas of the Seattle Seahawks and Malcolm Jenkins of the Philadelphia Eagles .

Author: 0 Trevor Bayliss: 'Ben Stokes will be a big loss'

We didn't bowl as well as we could (there), certainly didn't bat as well as we could, and dropped too many catches. "We feel like we have some good momentum there to score the runs". Cook was quickly into his stride, driving his first ball of the morning from Rahat Ali for four to notch his fastest Test 50 off 55 balls - the 50th half-century of his career on the occasion of his 50th Test as England captain.

Sports No Major Moves For Red Sox At MLB Trade Deadline
Author: 0 No Major Moves For Red Sox At MLB Trade Deadline

Those three teams are known for their fertile farm systems, and all of them could pull off such a blockbuster. Joel Sherman of the New York Post reported last week that the Dodgers might be willing to offer a package including top pitching prospect Julio Urias if the White Sox were serious about dealing Sale.

Sports Trade to Mets held up by medicals
Author: 0 Trade to Mets held up by medicals

Nimmo is a 23-year-0ld former first-round pick. Puig is batting. 260 with seven homers and 34 RBIs in 81 games this season. He's making $12.5 million this year with a $13 million club option for 2017. Nimmo made his Major League Baseball debut this season. Bruce's nine seasons in Cincinnati bore 232 dingers, 718 RBI, 238 doubles, and 1116 hits, and the RF produced 16.1 bWAR in his time with the Reds.

Author: 0 First overseas Manchester derby canceled due to bad weather

Want to win a free TV or iPad? "Obviously I know you're [the fans] all disappointed but as players we're all very disappointed too because we've come out here to play in front of all the fans", Shaw said. However, Mourinho insists that he has full respect for the Spaniard and will shake his hand before Monday's game. Guardiola said on Sunday when asked if the pair would extend hands, despite an acrimonious rivalry which stretches back to 2010 when the Catalan had stewardship of Barcelona ...

Sports Mets, Reds still talking Jay Bruce
Author: 0 Mets, Reds still talking Jay Bruce

Bruce alone is hitting.360 with RISP. The Mets have scored the third-fewest runs in the MLB during the 2016 campaign, and are now struggling to score against Colorado Rockies' pitching staff that has given up the fourth-most runs in the Majors.

Sports How much are the Rio Olympic gold medals worth?
Author: 0 How much are the Rio Olympic gold medals worth?

The theft is the latest in a string of incidents affecting the Australians , their woes perhaps highlighted by the team holding daily briefings where others have not. "That is concerning", she told a news conference, adding that the security presence had since been increased with four private guards on the entrance doors and more noticeable identity checks.

Author: 0 Arsenal too hot for Mexican opponents in Los Angeles

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored a second half goal on a brilliant solo effort as English giants Arsenal earned their second win of their U.S. tour by defeating Chivas Guadalajara 3-1. The former was later at fault for Chivas' consolation, tripping Alejandro Zendejas and allowing Angel Zaldivar to reduce the deficit from the penalty spot.

Sports 'Unfinished business' at Leicester made Vardy decision easy
Author: 0 'Unfinished business' at Leicester made Vardy decision easy

Vardy was the subject of a bid from the Gunners earlier this summer, before the forward travelled with England to Euro 2016. He also insists that "there's a lot of unfinished business" at Leicester and feels the club are on the up. "It was quite easy and this is where I want to be". "There's nothing I can do, so we will have to wait and see what the club do". Vardy's decision to remain at Leicester allayed fears of a mass exodus of players following their Premier League triumph, although ...

Sports UFC 201 Recap: Tyron Woodley KOs Robbie Lawler, Becomes Newest UFC Champ
Author: 0 UFC 201 Recap: Tyron Woodley KOs Robbie Lawler, Becomes Newest UFC Champ

I was nervous that I wasn't nervous. A willingness to give it all, to let pure fighting trump anything else, gave Lawler a deserved reputation for sparking legendary contests against tenacious challengers. "We knew Robbie would be well prepared for a takedown ", Lawler said. "I want to make some money - I'll be honest", Woodley said. When speaking with UFC commentator Joe Rogan, Woodley promised to shock the world and prove to everyone that he is the top welterweight in the ...

Sports NBA Star Draymond Green Apologizes for Nude Snapchat Photo
Author: 0 NBA Star Draymond Green Apologizes for Nude Snapchat Photo

He told reporters that he has pressed the wrong button on Snapchat , posting the photo in error, and said the image had meant to be "private". The Golden State Warriors forward was arrested on an assault charge three weeks earlier in East Lansing and apologized to the team.

Sports Man United boss Jose Mourinho tips Eric Bailly to emulate Varane
Author: 0 Man United boss Jose Mourinho tips Eric Bailly to emulate Varane

The underperforming star is bound to be under a lot of pressure with arrival of attackers like Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and the growth of Marcus Rashford. The 22-year-old Ivorian only made 40 La Liga appearances before joining Manchester United, but is likely to be a member of the Red Devils' starting eleven when the season begins in August.

Author: 0 Brewers C Lucroy blocks trade to Indians

The Mets have also reportedly put their talks for Jay Bruce on hold, which could perhaps suggest that they've turned their focus on completing a Lucroy deal. That's what all players want. While we were sleeping in on Sunday far later than we hoped (I somehow have to sleep in 12 hours after waking up) the Cleveland Indians were one of the busiest teams ahead of the trade deadline.

Sports Pocono Sprint Cup race postponed until Monday
Author: 0 Pocono Sprint Cup race postponed until Monday

ET Sunday, is scheduled to take the green flag shortly after 11 a.m. Monday. "Mexico I was on business for Axalta", Gordon said. Last weekend at Indianapolis, Logano was in the mix but nobody could do anything with Kyle Busch and in a late restart battle with Matt Kenseth for second, Logano couldn't gain the position.

Author: 0 Royals reliever Davis goes on disabled list

But on Wednesday against the Los Angeles Angels, Davis allowed two runs on two hits and three walks, though he closed out a 7-5 win. Although Royals' closer Wade Davis' MRI on his right elbow came back normal, the All-Star closer will still head to the disabled list.

Sports Athletes in Rio Olympics' Refugee Team Luckier Than Many
Author: 0 Athletes in Rio Olympics' Refugee Team Luckier Than Many

Misenga began to cry on Saturday as he told his story, which provided a rare upbeat moment in the hard run-up to South America's first games. "I send my hugs and best wishes wherever you might be". "Their country was broken, but they have the spirit of humanity, the spirit of athletes", said Tegla Loroupe, the head of the delegation and a three-time Olympian from Kenya.

Sports Odell Beckham Jr. leaves practice with left leg injury
Author: 0 Odell Beckham Jr. leaves practice with left leg injury

According to the New York Giants SB Nation blog, Big Blue View , Beckham was eventually able to get up and jogged to the sideline. "And I think he has really taken charge of that, and he's just got to take it one day at a time". For what? So, I have nothing to say because now we are the hunted and not the hunter". The first of those games will be Sunday, Sept. 25 at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.

Author: 0 DeAndre Hopkins walks out of camp

Hopkins is entering his fourth year and is coming off of a spectacular season that earned him his first trip to the Pro Bowl. Veterans were scheduled to arrive at Houston Texans training camp at midnight, but DeAndre Hopkins did not report.

Author: 0 Australia evacuates Rio Olympic lodging after small fire

No definite cause has been given for what started the fire, although their are suggestions it originated due to discarded cigarettes by workmen in the basement of the neighbouring building. The Australian team had previously complained about the state of the accommodation and chose to stay in nearby hotels "because the village is simply not safe or ready" Ms Chiller said.

Sports Ibrahimovic happy to make United debut in Sweden
Author: 0 Ibrahimovic happy to make United debut in Sweden

The Daily Mail claims that "Nine players trained with the Under 21s at Manchester United's training base at Carrington rather than with Zlatan Ibrahimovic and the rest of the first-team squad". "[There is] that feeling you get with Zlatan of being with a big ego, big self esteem, yes". 'He is an awesome link player, an wonderful player. "He's the kind of guy, if he wasn't the goalscorer, he could be anything on the pitch because he can do anything".

Sports Giants acquire Twins' All-Star Eduardo Nunez
Author: 0 Giants acquire Twins' All-Star Eduardo Nunez

A former Yankee, Nunez was acquired by the Minnesota Twins on April 7, 2014 in exchange for minor league pitcher Miguel Sulbaran. But the Giants gave up a decent pitching prospect, Adalberto Mejia , to get him, which would seem to indicate that they have faith in him and that they plan on playing him a lot.

Sports Real Madrid thrash Chelsea thanks to two goals from Marcelo
Author: 0 Real Madrid thrash Chelsea thanks to two goals from Marcelo

Chelsea were put to the sword by Marcelo as they fell to a 3-2 defeat by Real Madrid in their International Champions Cup friendly. Casilla would not have another stop to make in the opening 45 minutes, with Asmir Begovic's first save arriving moments later when Matic's headed backpass had to be scooped aside to spare some early blushes.

Sports Ranieri sets survival target for champions Leicester
Author: 0 Ranieri sets survival target for champions Leicester

FairFX Group Plc (LON:FFX), the low cost multi currency payments service, is pleased to announce it has signed a two-year agreement with Leicester City Football Club (LCFC) to be their exclusive FX provider and an Official Partner of the Club.

Sports Nationals acquire Melancon from Pirates
Author: 0 Nationals acquire Melancon from Pirates

Melancon will close for the Nationals, which begs the question of what to do with Jonathan Papelbon . He has allowed just seven earned runs in 41 2/3 innings pitched (1.51 ERA), and held opponents to a.205 batting average. His ERA has risen from 2.56 to 4.41 over the past week. Melancon has been one of the best closer's in baseball with 81 saves since the start of the 2015 season, but his impending free agency at the end of the season and the daunting $16.7 million qualifying offer might ...

Sports Barcelona too good for Celtic in Dublin friendly
Author: 0 Barcelona too good for Celtic in Dublin friendly

They already played their first game in the tournament against Leicester City at the Celtic Park where they lost on penalties. Celtic , meanwhile, made four changes to the team that drew with Astana in the Champions League third qualifying round first leg on Wednesday ahead of this week's return leg in Glasgow.

Author: 0 Britain faces Argentina in Davis Cup semis; France advances

France , Argentina and Britain all produced away victores to win their respective Davis Cup quarter-finals by similar 3-1 margins here today. "I played probably the best match in my life in doubles, especially at this kind of occasion", Cilic told Tennis Channel.

Sports Stan Wawrinka cruises into Rogers Cup semi-final after beating Kevin Anderson
Author: 0 Stan Wawrinka cruises into Rogers Cup semi-final after beating Kevin Anderson

Wawrinka looked supremely relaxed, allowing himself the occasional clenched fist to his box, and he was quick to take advantage of break points in the eighth game. He stands 31-10 in 2016 as he moves into his first Masters semi-final of the current campaign. "So it's very important to make the most of those, try to learn, try to be better from those situations".

Sports 2nd test: West Indies 88-4 at lunch vs India
Author: 0 2nd test: West Indies 88-4 at lunch vs India

While the former went into his shell, taking as many as 30 balls to get off the mark, Blackwood nearly went into Twenty20 mode, taking on the Indian attack with an array of strokes. This is the quality that helped him grab 7-83 in the second innings at Antigua after going wicketless in the first. So we all have to step up to the plate, and put up a very good challenge against the Indians.

Author: 0 More positive tests for Olympic weightlifters

In doing so, the federation pointed to the multiple cases of doping by the country's weightlifters. The 19 were excluded because World Rowing said they had not been tested often enough by reliable global authorities. "They're training and they're ready to go". Igor Kazikov told a state-owned television channel Friday that every member of the team who had arrived by Thursday has already been tested for doping at least once.

Author: 0 Guardiola Vows To Shake Hands With Mourinho In China Clash

After a 1-0 defeat in their first 2016 preseason friendly vs Bayern Munich last Wednesday, Manchester City will now gear up for a friendly against Premier League rivals Manchester United in Beijing, China on Monday. Why shouldn't I? We are polite guys. There were further delays as Mourinho's pre-match press conference was moved at the last minute when United officials decided the manager could not hold it in the allotted room as it was "too hot and too full".

Author: 0 Hillary accepts nomination, vows to be president for 'all Americans'

According to a Gallup poll released Monday, 57 percent of Americans had an unfavorable view of Clinton, the lowest rating in 24 years of her national career. He has proposed a temporary ban on Muslims entering the country and a wall along the border with Mexico to keep illegal immigrants out. Then I represented all of you as secretary of state.

Author: 0 Cook hails `world-class` Root post series-levelling win

Doing without Stokes, however, is something England have got used to in a season where he has started only two out of five Tests and has not finished one. Cook's opposite number Misbah-ul-Haq had to reflect on a reversal of fortune, after the highs of Lord's for Pakistan . "We will know a lot more tomorrow morning but the good thing is he is walking around now", said Cook.

Sports Hamilton approach to FIA over Hungary pole 'regrettable': Lowe
Author: 0 Hamilton approach to FIA over Hungary pole 'regrettable': Lowe

Four-time champion Sebastian Vettel, a director of the GPDA, said: "I haven't read exactly what the reasoning was". "I'm happy to have the chance to get back in the auto again so soon". Most people suggest that Nico is the smarter of the two drivers in the sense that he has a better understanding of the auto and its nuances but I don't buy that for a second.