The Final Score Archives

‘Forgotten Four’ shares forgotten story

Deuce McAllister surely would give much of the credit to his becoming the New Orleans Saints’ all-time leading rusher to his offensive line — guys like Kyle Turley, Jammal Brown and LeCharles Bentley. But it was another group of guys — Marion Motley, Bill Willis, Kenny Washington and Woody Strode — who really paved the way for… Continue reading →

Braves fire G.M. Wren after missing playoffs

Atlanta Braves new interim general manager John Hart, left,  former manager Bobby Cox, center, and team president John Schuerholz, stand following a news conference center Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, in Atlanta. The Braves fired general manager Frank Wren on Monday. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Curtis Compton)  MARIETTA DAILY OUT; GWINNETT DAILY POST OUT; LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; WXIA-TV OUT; WGCL-TV OUT

ATLANTA — The Atlanta Braves fired General Manager Frank Wren on Monday, less than 24 hours after being eliminated from the NL playoff race. The move was announced by team president John Schuerholz, who called it a “cumulative” decision based on the team’s performance and troubling signs in player development. Former Cleveland and Texas… Continue reading →

Jay Cutler, Bears hold on to beat Jets 27-19

Houston Texans wide receiver Damaris Johnson (13) comes down with a pass for a touchdown against New York Giants free safety Stevie Brown (27) in the third quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The Chicago Bears took advantage of early mistakes by the sloppy New York Jets. Then they had to hold their breath before hanging on for a 27-19 victory Monday night. Jay Cutler threw two touchdown passes to Martellus Bennett and Ryan Mundy returned an interception 45 yards for a… Continue reading →

College football: Jimbo Fisher says Jameis Winston’s suspension ‘really hit home’

Suspended Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, right, talks to tight end Nick O'Leary during a timeout in the second half of an NCAA college football game against Clemson in Tallahassee, Fla., Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014.  Florida State won 23-17 in overtime. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston was welcomed back to his starting position Monday by Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher, who said he didn’t believe the quarterback’s leadership role with the top-ranked Seminoles has suffered because of the notoriety that has followed Winston. Winston stood by on the Seminole sidelines Saturday… Continue reading →

Pat Fabacher wins golf event

Pat Fabacher shot a low gross score of 72 to win the first Bayou St. John Ladies golf tournament of the season. The first flight low net winners were Sandy Canella with a 65, followed by Judy Nichols (66). Nichols was also the closest to the hole winner, while Patt Higginbotham won low putts with… Continue reading →

Tuesday’s broadcast highlights

TV MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 6 p.m., Orioles at Yankees, ESPN 7 p.m., Astros at Rangers, FSNO COLLEGE FOOTBALL 5 p.m., Inside LSU, FSNO NBA Noon, Mavericks news conference, FSNO COLLEGE SPORTS 6 p.m., SEC Now, SEC golf… Continue reading →

Seahawks top Broncos in a super Super Bowl rematch

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is interviewed on the field after an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

SEATTLE — Once Peyton Manning had completed a frantic fourth-quarter rally to force overtime, Russell Wilson could admit to being a little selfish. Wilson wanted the spotlight himself — to put together one final drive, keeping Manning sitting on the sideline as a spectator and making sure the Super Bowl rematch went in favor of the champions. “I can’t… Continue reading →

NFL roundup: Cowboys rally past Rams

Dallas Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne, right, intercepts a pass intended for St. Louis Rams wide receiver Brian Quick, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Chris Lee)   EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUT

ST. LOUIS — Terrance Williams scored the go-ahead touchdown late in the fourth quarter, Bruce Carter returned an interception 25 yards for a TD on the next snap, and the Dallas Cowboys matched the largest comeback in team history to stun the St. Louis Rams 34-31 on Sunday. DeMarco Murray’s 1-yard run late… Continue reading →

Jameis Winston returns, Florida State believes it’s No. 1

Suspended Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, right, talks to tight end Nick O'Leary during a timeout in the second half of an NCAA college football game against Clemson in Tallahassee, Fla., Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014.  Florida State won 23-17 in overtime. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston is back. Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher announced his quarterback was once again the starter shortly after the top-ranked Seminoles survived their biggest regular-season scare since Winston earned the job at the start of 2013. Winston cheered his teammates from the sideline… Continue reading →

Joey Logano wins in second race of Chase

Joey Logano celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H., Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Cheryl Senter)

LOUDON, N.H. — Raised in Connecticut, Joey Logano always considered New Hampshire his home track, the one where he dreamed of being bathed in confetti in Victory Lane and flocked by family and friends. For Logano, the track about 75 miles outside of Boston was his version of Daytona. Winning at New Hampshire could mean a… Continue reading →

Mi Jung Hur sets tourney mark for LPGA Classic title

PRATTVILLE, Ala. — Mi Jung Hur held off top-ranked Stacy Lewis on Sunday to win the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic, finishing with a 6-under 66 for a tournament-record 21-under 267 total. The 24-year-old South Korean player birdied four of the final eight holes to beat Lewis by four strokes for her second LPGA Tour victory.… Continue reading →

Monday's sports on the air

Monday’s broadcast highlights TV MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 7 p.m., Astros at Rangers, FSNO 7 p.m., Cardinal at Cubs, WGN NFL 11:30 a.m., Payton news conference, CST 2 p.m., Cowboys news conference, FSNO 2:30 p.m., Texans news conference, FSNO 7:15 p.m., Bears at Jets, ESPN COLLEGE SPORTS 6… Continue reading →

Tide’s late charge KOs UF

Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper (9) runs in for a touchdown against Florida in the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — For two-plus quarters, the Florida Gators were opportunistic enough to be dead even with No. 3 Alabama on the scoreboard if not the stat sheet. The Gators’ sputtering offense and a defense that yielded a program-worst 645 yards resulted in a 42-21 defeat Saturday in a game they were hoping to turn… Continue reading →

This Week in the NFL

Associated Press photo by Charlie Riedel -- Denver's Peyton Manning is hit by Seattle's Cliff Avril during the first half of Super Bowl XLVIII. Manning was intercepted on the play.

This week’s storyline: Seahawks, Broncos set for Super Bowl rematch The Seahawks were supposed to be a powerhouse team that was going to rip through the league and leave everyone they faced begging for mercy. Well, Philip Rivers and the Chargers had different plans by dropping the Seahawks last week and… Continue reading →

Sunday’s broadcast highlights

TV MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 12:30 p.m., White Sox at Rays, WGN 1 p.m., Tigers at Royals, TBS 2:30 p.m., Rangers at Angels, FSNO 7 p.m., Reds at Cardinals, ESPN NFL 10 a.m., Texans Countdown, FSNO 11 a.m., Saints Game Plan, CST Noon, Vikings at Saints, Fox Noon, Texans… Continue reading →

Kevin Harvick dismisses wins as key to Chase for the Sprint Cup title

Associated Press photo by Nam Y. Huh -- NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick says he would give up individual race wins for enough consistency to win the Chase for the Sprint Cup.

LOUDON, N.H. — Yes, even Dick Vitale has endorsed NASCAR’s new tournament-style bracket to crown a champion. Just win and advance, baby! Time for a T.O. Sure, winning races earn a driver an automatic berth into the next round, decided after every three races, before the final four drivers are left to duke it out for… Continue reading →

No. 1 FSU wins in OT 23-17

Associated Press photo by Rick BowmerBrigham Young's Adam Hine celebrates after scoring on a 100-yard kickoff return in the fourth quarter against Virginia on Saturday.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — With Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston watching from the sideline, No. 1 Florida State come back to beat No. 22 Clemson 23-17 in overtime on Karlos Williams’ 12-yard touchdown run Saturday night. Winston was suspended for the game against No. 22 Clemson after making “offensive and vulgar” comments earlier this week on… Continue reading →

‘Now I will get it right,’ Goodell pledges

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell pauses as he speaks during a news conference Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in New York. Goodell says the NFL wants to implement new personal conduct policies by the Super Bowl. The league has faced increasing criticism that it has not acted quickly or emphatically enough concerning the domestic abuse cases. The commissioner reiterated that he botched the handling of the Ray Rice case.  (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

More defiant than contrite, Roger Goodell announced no sweeping changes in his first public statements in more than a week of turmoil surrounding the NFL’s handling of players accused of crimes. The commissioner was definitive about one thing: He has not considered resigning. Goodell was short on specifics Friday as he… Continue reading →

A rough run for Tony Stewart at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

LOUDON, N.H. — Tony Stewart stepped over the pit road wall, signed a few autographs on a brisk walk to a golf cart and was whisked away from the track. Out of championship contention, Stewart was never a threat to win the pole Friday at New Hampshire. He’ll start 28th in the No. 14 Chevrolet,… Continue reading →

Florida State changes course, suspends Jameis Winston for all of Saturday’s game vs. Clemson

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida State has suspended Jameis Winston for the entire game against Clemson on Saturday, extending its initial punishment of one half after the quarterback made “offensive and vulgar” comments about female anatomy earlier this week. Interim President Garnett S. Stokes and athletic director Stan Wilcox announced the decision late Friday night. There had been criticism… Continue reading →

Petition filed seeking to block Adrian Peterson from son

Associated Press file photo by L.G. PATTERSON -- Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson

MINNEAPOLIS — Authorities in Minnesota have filed a petition seeking a protective order for the son of Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. The petition asks a judge to block Peterson from using any corporal punishment or physical discipline on the 4-year-old boy. It also would block any unauthorized or unsupervised contact. Peterson faces a… Continue reading →

Darren Sproles is taking flight with the Eagles

Philadelphia Eagles' Darren Sproles catches a kick during the second half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

PHILADELPHIA — His quick feet and powerful bursts make Darren Sproles a threat to score whenever he touches the ball. That’s why the Philadelphia Eagles are finding more ways to use him. The former Saints standout has made a big impact in his first two games with his new team, earning the NFC Offensive… Continue reading →

High winds over Little Bay de Noc off Lake Michigan force B.A.S.S. to cancel second day of AOY Championship

File photoGonzales angler Greg Hackney holds two of the bass he took in the Bassmaster Elite Series on the St. John's River in Florida earlier this year. After breaking a 10-year-long string of qualifying for this year's Bassmaster Classic , Hackney has taken the lead in the prestigious Toyota Tundra Angler of the Year standings after seven of 2014's eight Elite Series events.

High winds sweeping over Little Bay de Noc off Lake Michigan forced tournament officials to cancel Friday's second day of the first-ever AOY Championship in Escanaba, Mich. In Friday's early morning hours, 35-mile-an-hour south winds push five-foot waves into the bay created what Bass Anglers Sportsman Society tournament director Trip Weldon said was unsafe boating condition for… Continue reading →

Saturday’s sports on the air

TV MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Noon, Tigers at Royals, Fox 6 p.m., Reds at Cardinals, FS1 8 p.m., Rangers at Angels, FSNO BOXING 2 p.m., Mchunu vs. Wilson, NBC COLLEGE FOOTBALL 11… Continue reading →

Kenny Hill, Aggies start strong

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Kenny Hill insists he wasn’t daunted taking over for Johnny Manziel as quarterback at Texas A&M. He did, however, ask the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner and one of the most popular college players in recent history for some advice. “He just said: ‘Go out there and be you. You don’t… Continue reading →

Auburn takes advantage of Kansas State’s many mistakes

Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall (14) is pressured by Kansas State defensive back Randall Evans (15) as he throws a pass for a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Kansas State Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Manhattan, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Gus Malzahn squeezed into the ramshackle shed used for postgame news conferences at Kansas State, gripped both sides of the makeshift podium and exhaled deeply. Fifth-ranked Auburn had just squeezed out a 20-14 victory over the No. 20 Wildcats, and its coach was asked whether it was the kind of nip-and-tuck nonconference game that he likes… Continue reading →

Malcolm Cyrus leads Alabama State in rout of Arkansas-Pine Bluff

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Malcolm Cyrus ran for a season-high 188 yards and three touchdowns to help Alabama State rout Arkansas-Pine Bluff 42-7 on Thursday night. Cyrus scored had 2- and 14-yard scoring runs in the first quarter and gave the Hornets (3-1, 2-0 Southwestern Athletic) a 28-0 lead in the third with an 11-yard touchdown… Continue reading →