National Sports

2 fired, 1 retired and 1 near miss on NFL’s ‘Black Monday’

By Eddie Pells AP National Writer The Lions and Bears showed their coaches the door. Bruce Arians of the Cardinals found it himself. And Vance Joseph of the Broncos remained gainfully employed despite enduring the sort of season that doesn’t go down well in Denver. What is traditionally ...

Miller’s OT goal lifts Rangers past Sabres in Winter Classic

NEW YORK (AP) — J.T. Miller scored a power-play goal 2:43 into overtime to lift the New York Rangers to a 3-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Monday in the NHL’s 10th Winter Classic at Citi Field. Paul Carey and Michael Grabner scored in the first period for the Rangers, who improved to ...

Arians announces retirement after 5 seasons in Arizona

By BOB BAUM, AP Sports Writer TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Bruce Arians is retiring from coaching after five mostly successful and usually entertaining seasons as head coach of the Arizona Cardinals. The 65-year-old two-time NFL Coach of the Year, known for his Kangol-style hats, colorful vocabulary ...

Bears fire coach John Fox after a 5-11 season

By ANDREW SELIGMAN, AP Sports Writer LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears fired John Fox on Monday after three losing seasons, ending one of the least successful coaching stints in team history. The dismissal came one day after the Bears lost at NFC North champion Minnesota to finish ...

Raiders fire coach Jack Del Rio after 6-10 season

By JOSH DUBOW, AP Pro Football Writer Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio was fired Sunday after his third year when the impressive turnaround job he engineered for his hometown team collapsed with a disappointing six-win season. Del Rio said owner Mark Davis told him after the team's ...

Stoch wins again to extend 4 Hills lead

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) — Defending champion Kamil Stoch won his second straight ski jumping World Cup to extend his lead in the Four Hills Tournament on Monday. The Pole soared 135.5 meters with his first jump and 139.5 meters on his second for a total of 283.4 points on the ...

WVU Up to 6th in Latest AP Top 25 Basketball Poll

By JOHN MARSHALL, AP Basketball Writer Michigan State was passed by Villanova for the No. 1 ranking after Duke and Kansas lost three weeks ago. The Spartans were No. 3 at the time, but voters moved the fourth-ranked Wildcats to the top spot. Look who's No. 1 now. Michigan State (14-1) moved ...

Bills coach: Tests negative on LeSean McCoy’s ankle injury

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott says medical test results on LeSean McCoy's injured right ankle were negative, giving the running back a chance to play against Jacksonville in the AFC wild-card game on Sunday. McDermott would not ...

Hornibrook’s 4 TDs carry Badgers over Miami, 34-24 in Orange Bowl

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Alex Hornibrook threw four touchdown passes, three of them to Danny Davis, and No. 6 Wisconsin capped off the winningest season in school history by topping No. 11 Miami 34-24 in the Orange Bowl on Saturday night. Jonathan Taylor capped his record-setting freshman ...

No. 9 Penn State tops No. 12 Washington 35-28 in Fiesta Bowl

By The Associated Press GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Trace McSorley threw for 342 yards and two touchdowns, Saquon Barkley ran for two more scores and No. 9 Penn State outlasted No. 12 Washington 35-28 in the Fiesta Bowl on Saturday. Penn State (11-2), No. 9 in the final College Football ...