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Osweiler gets first comeback win, Broncos beat Pats 30-24
DENVER (AP) -- Brock Osweiler engineered his first comeback win in only his second NFL start....

Kobe Bryant says he will retire at end of season
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- After 20 years in a Lakers uniform and a lifetime in basketball, Kobe Bryant determined that his aching body and his passion for the game had both grown weaker than his excitement about the future....

ICYMI in NFL's Week 12: Gronk injured; Pats lose to Broncos
There was Rob Gronkowski, the NFL's best tight end and Tom Brady's only real receiving threat remaining, getting carted to the locker room, shortly after he writhed on the snow-covered turf, his right leg in pain....

Fantasy sports companies weigh leaving US market _ for now
BOSTON (AP) -- Yahoo remains active. CBS has quietly withdrawn. And lesser known daily fantasy sports companies are scaling back....

Palmer's 8-yard TD run leads first-place Cards past 49ers
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- With two running backs down, Arizona's ground game kept getting stuffed. So Carson Palmer took charge....

Seattle leans on its offense to beat Pittsburgh 39-30
SEATTLE (AP) -- Russell Wilson was sick of the story line about the Seattle Seahawks inability to finish games in the fourth quarter....

AP Top 25: Oklahoma up to No. 3, Clemson-Alabama still 1-2
Oklahoma moved up to No. 3 behind Clemson and Alabama and the Big Ten placed three teams in the top six of the new Associated Press college football poll....

Heat check: Coaching carousel turns into roller coaster
This coaching carousel is more like a roller coaster and this weekend there was enough action to make those trying to keep up dizzy....

Georgia ending Richt's 15 years as coach with compliments
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- Georgia is presenting Mark Richt's exit as coach as a mutual decision, and Sunday's announcement came padded with tributes usually reserved for retiring legends....

Rutgers fires coach Flood and AD Hermann after 4-8 failure
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) -- Rutgers fired football coach Kyle Flood and athletic director Julie Hermann on Sunday, stripping the athletic department of its most prominent employees after a season that was a failure on and off the field....

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