No. 1 Alabama rolls Kent State 48-0, loses Harris to injury
Girardi said he walked out on media over bullpen question
TORONTO (AP) ? New York manager Joe Girardi said he walked out of Friday's post-game media session because he was upset by questions about his bullpen usage, not because the slumping Yankees lost ground in the AL wild card race and were eliminated from the AL East.
No. 13 Florida State rebounds and routs South Florida 55-35
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) ? Dalvin Cook rushed for a career-high 267 yards and two touchdowns Saturday as No. 13 Florida State rebounded from the most lopsided loss in school history with a 55-35 rout of previously unbeaten South Florida.
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South Sudan rebel chief urges armed resistance to Juba govt
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) ? A top South Sudanese opposition leader called Saturday for armed resistance to the government in Juba ? a stance that suggests the troubled Central African nation could face a renewed civil war in the near future.
IS gun, suicide bomb attacks kill 12 in Iraq's Tikrit
Militants killed 12 people in gun and bomb attacks on Saturday in the northern city of Tikrit, police said, with the Islamic State group later claiming responsibility for the violence. IS seized Tikrit in June 2014, but the city has largely been spared the attacks that have plagued other parts of the country since its recapture last year. Police officers said that militants shot dead four security personnel at a checkpoint on the west side of the city, then continued north and detonated an explosives-rigged vehicle at another checkpoint, killing eight more people.
Correction: Tangled Whales-Crabbing story
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) ? In a story Sept. 23 about a bill to protect whales from fishing gear for Dungeness crab, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of an environmental group that backed the legislation. The group is the Center for Biological Diversity, not the Center for Environmental Diversity.
Arsenal thrash Chelsea as United win without Rooney
Arsenal overpowered London rivals Chelsea 3-0 at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday to mark Arsene Wenger's 20th anniversary as Gunners boss in style. Earlier, Manchester United thrashed defending Premier League champions Leicester City 4-1 to vindicate manager Jose Mourinho's decision to drop Wayne Rooney while Manchester City maintained their perfect start with a 3-1 win at Swansea City.
Syria's Aleppo reels from air strikes, UN chief 'appalled'
Residents in Syria's battleground city of Aleppo cowered indoors Saturday as fierce air strikes toppled buildings and killed at least 45 civilians, after diplomatic efforts to revive a ceasefire failed. Nearly two million civilians were left without water in the devastated northern city after regime bombardment damaged a pumping station and rebels shut down another in retaliation, the United Nations said. UN chief Ban Ki-moon said he was "appalled by the chilling military escalation" since the Syrian army on Thursday announced the launch of an offensive backed by Russian air raids to oust rebels from eastern Aleppo that has cost around 100 lives.
Syria says belief in victory in war against terrorism 'even greater'By Yara Bayoumy and Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The Syrian government said on Saturday its belief in victory was "even greater" because the Syrian army was progressing in the war against terrorism, while the Syrian opposition plans to meet to decide whether to continue with stalled U.N.-led peace talks. Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem was speaking at the annual U.N. gathering of world leaders, after the Syrian army and allied militia seized ground north of Aleppo on Saturday, tightening a siege of the city's rebel-held east. "Our belief in victory is even greater now that the Syrian Arab Army is making great strides in its war against terrorism, with the support of the true friends of the Syrian people, notably the Russian Federation, Iran and the Lebanese national resistance," Moualem told the 193-member General Assembly.