Texans’ 14th loss 16-10 to Titans nabs top pick – San Jose Mercury News

San Jose Mercury NewsNASHVILLE, Tenn.—The season finally, mercifully, is over for the Houston Texans. Now they’re ready to find out who their next coach will be along with their future…

Dolphins blow playoff chance, fall to Jets – Reuters

ReutersDolphins blow playoff chance, fall to Jets. MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — The playoff drought continues for the Miami Dolphins. After putting themselves in position of needing only one win in…

Get the latest Bloody Elbow, for MMA and UFC news news with Bloody Elbow – Bloody Elbow

Bloody ElbowAnderson Silva, who is recovering from a nasty injury at UFC 168, sent a message to his fans saying that he looks forward to recovering at home with his…

Panthers clinch NFC South title; Dolphins, Ravens out of playoffs – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesThe Panthers (12-4) clinched a first-round bye and home-field advantage for at least one game as the No. 2 seed in the NFC. Carolina could move up to…

Dangerous new strategic reality taking shape around Israel – Haaretz

HaaretzEven though Israel’s military believes Sunni jihadists could be behind Sunday’s rocket attack, Netanyahu blames Hezbollah. By Amos Harel | Dec. 30, 2013 | 1:15 AM. Tweet. Mobile artillery on…

Pedestrian Fatally Struck By Vehicle In SF SoMa – CBS Local

Pedestrian Fatally Struck By Vehicle In SF SoMaCBS LocalSAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A vehicle in San Francisco’s South of Market district fatally struck a pedestrian early Sunday morning, according…

Ravens, Dolphins fail in spectacular fashion, knocked out of playoffs – SportingNews.com

Ravens, Dolphins fail in spectacular fashion, knocked out of playoffsSportingNews.comSomehow, they managed to go down in similar fashion – in fact, almost exactly the same. A pair of offenses, led…

Surprise! Hollywood nears record year at box office – USA TODAY

Surprise! Hollywood nears record year at box officeUSA TODAYDespite some jaw-dropping summer flops and the lack of a monster smash the size of The Avengers, Hollywood will enjoy a record…

Manhunt Comes to and End For Atlanta, Tupelo Bank Robbery Suspect – whnt.com

Manhunt Comes to and End For Atlanta, Tupelo Bank Robbery Suspectwhnt.com“We believe that this suspect is the same individual who is responsible for the attempted bank robbery in Atlanta, the…

‘Hobbit’ rules legion of holiday newcomers at theaters – USA TODAY

USA TODAYHollywood offered a bounty of new films over the Christmas weekend, but holdovers refused to give up their seats at the buffet. Peter Jackson’s adaptation The Hobbit: The Desolation…

Who inspires Britney? Beyonce, Bruno — and her ex JT – USA TODAY

USA TODAYLAS VEGAS — Roaring into an opening weekend for Britney: Piece of Me, her new two-year residency at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, the onetime fixture on the charts…

Live blog: Packers get on scoreboard with 33-yard FG – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Milwaukee Journal SentinelAaron Rodgers is back and it’s winner take all as the Packers battle the Bears for the NFC North title today in Chicago. Follow coverage from Packers beat…

Ryan Wins Another Season After Jets Defeat Dolphins – New York Times

New York TimesMIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — About 45 minutes before kickoff on Sunday, Rex Ryan strode to the middle of the field. In front of him, the Jets scattered to…

Help on the way for ship stranded off Antarctica – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe fate of the latest rescue attempt for an Australian science team whose cruise ship became trapped in ice off Antarctica on Christmas Day could be determined within hours,…

Opinion: This Battle of Atlanta between Panthers and Falcons feels like a … – Charlotte Observer

Charlotte ObserverThe last time the Carolina Panthers beat the Atlanta Falcons in the Georgia Dome, Barack Obama was a senator from Illinois. Remember last season? Time is running out, the…

‘Hobbit’ Leads Strong Post-Christmas Box Office – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalHollywood enjoyed a huge post-Christmas weekend at the box office, as moviegoers spread the wealth among a wide array of holiday offerings. Total ticket sales in the U.S.…

Ravens miss playoffs for first time since 2007 – Baltimore Sun

Baltimore SunRavens quarterback Joe Flacco, left, gets hit in the helmet by Bengals defensive end Margus Hunt in the second quarter. (Karl Merton Ferron, Baltimore Sun /December 29, 2013). “2.

Live: Patriots must win to secure bye – Boston Herald

Boston HeraldNew England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick comes out to survey the conditions before a game against the Buffalo Bills at Gillette Stadium on Sunday December 29, 2013. BcrF5QaCQAASgDz.jpg.…

Real ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ Jordan Belfort looks to reality TV for next venture – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsJordan Belfort may currently be the lead character played by Leonardo DiCaprio in the film “Wolf of Wall Street,” but he’s got his sights set on reality…

Two killed as fresh clashes erupt in Bangladesh – Indian Express

Indian ExpressBangladesh clashes Awami League supporters beat a lawmaker and supporter of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party in Dhaka on Sunday. (AP). Related. Hundreds detained ahead of opposition march in Bangladesh

Suicide Bomber Kills at Least 16 at South Russian Train Station – Businessweek

BusinessweekRussian police investigators collect evidence following a suicide attack at a train station in the Volga River city of Volgograd, about 560 miles southeast of Moscow, on December 29, 2013.…

[(WATCH-nfl-live)] Rams Seahawks live game online streaming radio – FREE … – KP Insider

KP Insiderwatch Rams Seahawks live game online streaming radio – FREE Sunday Night football fox NFL Network Present. Seattle suffered their first home loss in two years last week when…

Biggest news you missed this weekend – USA TODAY

USA TODAYAnderson Silva recovering after surgery on broken leg. Anderson Silva remained in a Las Vegas hospital Sunday morning following successful surgery to repair a broken leg he suffered trying…

Australian icebreaker heading to ship trapped in Antarctic sea ice – CTV News

CTV NewsThe day after two other ships were forced to cut their rescue missions short, an Australian icebreaker is en route to a Russian research vessel that has been trapped…

Kerry Heads to Mideast for More Israeli-Palestinian Talks – Bloomberg

BloombergThe upcoming visit will be U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s 10th visit to the… Read More. The upcoming visit will be U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s 10th visit…

Could the SM-P907A Be the Galaxy Note Pro Heading to AT&T? Evleaks Thinks … – Android Headlines – Android News

Android Headlines – Android NewsEvleaks is one of those tipsters that is almost always right. In fact, since he’s been leaking stuff, I can only think of once or twice…

What to watch for as the Patriots host the Bills – Boston.com

Boston.comFOXBOROUGH — The Patriots’ history of dominance over the Buffalo Bills should play no part in planning for this week’s matchup, which holds the added caveat of having playoff implications…

Anne Hathaway takes spin in BMW i3 electric car – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsAnne Hathaway was definitely on Santa’s good list. The Academy Award-winning actress was seen riding in a BMW i3 electric car Saturday, reports TMZ. The pricey vehicle…

Jaguars linebacker loses helmet, still sprints 25 yards to make tackle – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe Jacksonville Jaguars haven’t had anything to play for since October. Don’t tell that to special teams stalwart LaRoy Reynolds. The rookie had his helmet ripped off while being…

Michael Schumacher suffers ‘severe head trauma’ in skiing accident – CNN

CNN(CNN) — Michael Schumacher, the most successful driver in Formula One history, is recovering in hospital from “severe head trauma” after a skiing accident in the French Alps on Sunday.…

South Sudan forces battle “White Army” – Reuters

ReutersJUBA (Reuters) – South Sudan’s army fought on Sunday with “White Army” ethnic militia, accusing rebels of mobilizing the force despite its offer of a truce to end the conflict…

French president says will supply arms to Lebanon army if asked – Reuters

ReutersRIYADH (Reuters) – France will supply weapons to the Lebanese army if it is asked to do so, French President Francois Hollande said on Sunday during a visit to Saudi…

‘Pianist’ Composer Dies at 81 – ABC News

ABC NewsWojciech Kilar, a Polish pianist and composer of classical music and scores for many films, including Roman Polanski’s Oscar-winning “The Pianist” and Francis Ford Coppola’s “Bram Stoker’s Dracula,” died…

Second bombing in a week targets security forces in Egypt – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesCAIRO — An explosion hit a military intelligence building northeast of Cairo on Sunday, the second blast in less than a week to strike an Egyptian security installation.…

LeBron James says DeMarcus Cousins belongs at NBA All-Star Game – The Huntsville Times – al.com

The Huntsville Times – al.comSacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins works against Miami Heat center Udonis Haslem during an NBA game in Sacramento, Calif., on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013. (AP Photo).…