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Burrow named top player

What figures to be an award-winning week for LSU quarterback Joe Burrow is underway. Burrow was named The Associated Press college football player of the year presented by Regions Bank on Thursday in a landslide vote, making him the first LSU player to win the the 21-year-old award. Burrow, ...

Pac-12 begs to be relevant

NEW YORK (AP) — A Pac-12 team has made the College Football Playoff just twice in six seasons and none of the last three. If anyone should be leading the charge toward expanding the current four-team model, you would think it would be Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott. “I completely ...

Our carbon emissions drop, China’s grows

Do we really want to be remembered as the generation that buried its head in the sand, that fiddled while the planet burned?” asked U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres last week. He was addressing representatives from nearly 200 nations, gathered in Spain for a meeting on climate ...

Daughter senses mom is hurt by her relationship with dad

DEAR ABBY: I am a 49-year-old woman whose mother tries to make me feel guilty for having a good relationship with my father. I have an excellent relationship with her, but lately it feels strained because she gets mad if Dad and I do things together or even just talk on the phone. My goal is ...

Manfred flexible on negotiations

SAN DIEGO — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred countered outcry over Major League Baseball’s proposal to chop 42 farm teams by challenging the minors Wednesday to “move off the take-it-or-leave-it status quo approach” to their ongoing negotiations. MLB and the National Association of ...

Hotheaded friend dunks man’s toothbrush in toilet

DEAR ABBY: I have shared a friendship for 40 years with a woman who is known for having a quick temper. Although I have been on the receiving end of her anger many times, we manage to maintain our relationship. She lives across the country now and, unfortunately, suffers from a major ...

Titans, Texans battle for AFC South

Remember the Titans? You’d better do so. The Tennessee Titans suddenly look like world beaters. Or, at least, a solid choice to win the AFC South. They have won four straight and six of seven to climb into a tie for the division lead with the Texans. Houston comes off a monumental crash ...

No Heisman, no problem for college greats

NEW YORK — Vince Young put up dizzying dual-threat numbers at Texas before it was common in college football. Arkansas’ Darren McFadden was one of the first great running backs to get swept aside as college football became dominated by the wave of dual-threat quarterbacks who followed ...

Childhood abuse led woman to long life of promiscuity

DEAR ABBY: I was molested by my sister’s husband in 1959. I was 5 years old. Growing up in the late ‘50s and ‘60s, sexual abuse was never discussed in my parents’ home. It just wasn’t done then. Of course, my brother-in-law told me it was “our little secret.” This has affected my ...

Three with Ohio State connections considered for Heisman

NEW YORK — Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts and Ohio State teammates quarterback Justin Fields and defensive end Chase Young will join LSU quarterback Joe Burrow as Heisman Trophy finalists. The top vote-getters for college football’s most famous player of the year award were announced ...