Woody Allen’s rep: Farrow claims ‘untrue’ ‘disgraceful’ – USA TODAY

USA TODAYNEW YORK (AP) — A representative for Woody Allen says the director calls Dylan Farrow’s allegations of child molestation “untrue and disgraceful.” Publicist Leslee Dart said in an email … Read More

Michael Strahan, Derrick Brooks in Pro Football HOF class – USA TODAY

USA TODAYNEW YORK – Maybe Saturday’s first-ballot election of Seattle Seahawks left tackle Walter Jones as one of five modern-era entrants into the 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame class … Read More

Peyton Manning wins 2013 NFL Most Valuable Player award – USA TODAY

USA TODAYNEW YORK — They may have been ducks, but they certainly were effective. Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, who admitted earlier this week that he was “proud” to throw … Read More

Analysis: Why Seahawks’ Percy Harvin will be Super Bowl MVP – USA TODAY

USA TODAYNEW YORK — There’s only one sensible way to end Percy Harvin’s strange season. The Seattle Seahawks will beat the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII, and Harvin will … Read More

Goodell: NFL would consider allowing medical marijuana – USA TODAY

USA TODAYNEW YORK – Commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday the NFL would consider allowing athletes to use marijuana to treat concussions and other head injuries if medical experts deemed it … Read More

Clash of the liberals in New York – USA TODAY

USA TODAYNEW YORK — When he ran for mayor last year, Democrat Bill de Blasio thrilled liberals when he promised universal pre-kindergarten funded by taxing rich New Yorkers whose wealth … Read More

Rick Nash scores twice, lifts Rangers past Capitals – USA TODAY

USA TODAYNEW YORK (AP) — Rick Nash scored two of New York’s three first-period goals, and Henrik Lundqvist won for the fifth time in six outings as the surging Rangers … Read More

Carmelo Anthony, Knicks beat Heat for 3rd win in row – USA TODAY

USA TODAYNEW YORK (AP) — They don’t look like the lowly losers of last month. The New York Knicks are playing as if it’s last season — when they even … Read More

Nets stop Warriors’ streak at 10, win 102-98 – USA TODAY

USA TODAYNEW YORK (AP) — Joe Johnson scored 27 points in the Brooklyn Nets’ season-high fourth straight victory, a 102-98 win Wednesday night that snapped the Golden State Warriors’ 10-game … Read More

Taylor Kitsch, Peter Berg’s bond is ‘Survivor’ strong – USA TODAY

USA TODAYNEW YORK — There are expedient, fleeting Hollywood friendships and then there are those real-world bonds that withstand booms and busts. The one between actor Taylor Kitsch, 32, and … Read More

Nets’ Deron Williams sidelined after ankle treatment – USA TODAY

USA TODAYNEW YORK (AP) — Deron Williams will miss the Brooklyn Nets’ game against Golden State on Wednesday after receiving treatment for his chronically injured ankles. Williams was diagnosed Monday … Read More

India PM to step aside after 10 years in office – USA TODAY

USA TODAYNEW DELHI (AP) — India’s prime minister said Friday that he would step aside after 10 years in office, paving the way for Rahul Gandhi to take the reins … Read More

Notre Dame defeats Rutgers 29-16 in Pinstripe Bowl – USA TODAY

USA TODAYNEW YORK (AP) — Tommy Rees passed for 319 yards in his final college game, Kyle Brindza kicked five field goals and Notre Dame muddled through a 29-16 victory … Read More

Carmelo Anthony sits as Knicks blow lead vs. Raptors – USA TODAY

USA TODAYNEW YORK (AP) — Road crowds and fourth-quarter deficits suddenly are no problem for the Toronto Raptors, who have turned from chokers to closers. “Last year we were in … Read More

Julia Roberts lets it all go in ‘August: Osage County’ – USA TODAY

USA TODAYNEW YORK — For Julia Roberts, playing tart-tongued Barbara Weston in August: Osage County meant a million different things all compressed into one treasured experience. She was honored to … Read More

Bulls open NBA Christmas schedule with rout of Nets – USA TODAY

USA TODAYNEW YORK (AP) — Taj Gibson scored 20 points and Jimmy Butler added 15, and the Chicago Bulls routed the Brooklyn Nets 95-78 on Wednesday. Trailing 50-49 early in … Read More

Lt. Gov.: ‘Duck Dynasty’ important to Louisiana – USA TODAY

USA TODAYNEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana’s lieutenant governor says the Duck Dynasty reality TV show is important to state tourism — and he could help connect the Robertson family with … Read More

Beltran, Yankees may be looking at short window for success – USA TODAY

USA TODAYNEW YORK — Carlos Beltran began building his Hall of Fame case in the middle part of the last decade, when he excelled in nearly every aspect of baseball. … Read More

UCLA searches for solution to second half struggles – USA TODAY

USA TODAYNEW YORK – All offseason, new UCLA coach Steve Alford promised his team would play fast. He had his skeptics; his track record at New Mexico suggested otherwise. There, … Read More

Leo DiCaprio’s mantra: Gratitude, not greed – USA TODAY

USA TODAYNEW YORK – In The Wolf of Wall Street (opening Christmas Day), perennially hungry huckster Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio) revels in the exuberant excess that somehow never strikes him … Read More

Florida State’s Jameis Winston wins Heisman Trophy – USA TODAY

USA TODAYNEW YORK – Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston won the 79th Heisman Trophy in a landslide Saturday night, becoming the second consecutive freshman to take home the award. “I … Read More

Jameis Winston stays poised a day before Heisman ceremony – USA TODAY

USA TODAYNEW YORK — Even facing questions about the investigation into a sexual assault complaint that generated so much attention for the last month, Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston looked … Read More

Pierce, Garnett help Nets beat Rivers’ Clippers – USA TODAY

USA TODAYNEW YORK (AP) — Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett share a championship with Doc Rivers and a bond that didn’t break when they ended up on opposite coasts. “I’ll … Read More

Saints corral Cam Newton, Panthers for NFC South lead – USA TODAY

USA TODAYNEW ORLEANS – The NFC South Division title and a first-round playoff bye are the New Orleans Saints’ to lose. They bounced back in a big way for their … Read More

Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lights up – USA TODAY

USA TODAYNEW YORK (AP) — With a flick of the switch, a 76-foot Norway Spruce officially became the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree Wednesday night after it was illuminated for the … Read More

TNT’s ‘Mob City’ tweets out script of debut episode – USA TODAY

USA TODAYNEW YORK (AP) — Mob City is beginning what is surely TV’s first “adaptweetion.” The series, premiering on the TNT network, is tweeting the screenplay of its first episode … Read More