No. 11 USC beats No. 14 Stanford 31-28 for Pac-12 title

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — With the Pac-12 championship hanging in the balance, Southern California delivered a goal-line stand followed by a 99-yard drive that gave the Trojans their first conference title in nine years.

  • Written by By JOSH DUBOW , AP Sports Writer

Australia edges England 6-0 in brutal World Cup final

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Mal Meninga became the first Australian to win the Rugby League World Cup as a player and a coach, guiding the Kangaroos to a 6-0 win over England in a brutal, defense-oriented final.

  • Written by By JOHN PYE , AP Sports Writer

Otero agrees with Indians at $1.3M, Almonte at $825,000

CLEVELAND (AP) — Right-hander Dan Otero agreed Friday to a $1.3 million, one-year contract with the Cleveland Indians, who reached an $825,000, one-year deal with outfielder Abraham Almonte.