Florida State will feel right at home in Rose Bowl

...season-long run of close wins has galvanized them for their semifinal showdown against second-seeded Oregon.Although the game is being...against Oregon is full of intriguing storylines, including a showdown between the past two Heisman Trophy winners ? quarterbacks...

Michaux: Playoff system isn't perfect, but a good start

...be howling as well if they were relegated to a relatively meaningless traditional Rose Bowl instead of separate semifinal showdowns. Because based on all the human polls and computer models, the old BCS would have delivered an Alabama-Florida State championship...

Many factors come into play on NFL scheduling

...2006, the NFL could go an entire season without needing it.No way Cowboys-Eagles gets swapped out in Week 15. NFC East showdowns are huge ratings draws even if both teams are struggling, and this one might decide the division title.Seahawks-Cardinals...

Cowboys outlast Eagles to take NFC East lead

...and DeMarco Murray ran for two more scores as the Dallas Cowboys beat the Philadelphia Eagles 38-27 on Sunday night in a showdown for first place in the NFC East.The victory moves the Cowboys to 7-0 on the road and they take control of the division...

Showdown looms between US safety agency and Japanese air bag maker over recall

DETROIT - A showdown is looming between U.S. safety regulators and a Japanese company that makes air bags linked to multiple deaths and injuries...

Quarterbacks are focus of Packers-Patriots matchup on Sunday

...and study him," said Rodgers, who turns 31 next Tuesday.On Sunday, he'll try to outdo him. Heading into Sunday's showdown at Green Bay's Lambeau Field, Brady's Patriots and Rodgers' Packers are riding high in their respective conferences...

Air bag maker refuses to expand recall coast to coast

...federal regulators' demand Wednesday for an expanded, nationwide recall of millions of air bags, setting up a possible legal showdown and leaving some drivers to wonder about the safety of their cars.Amid the standoff, Honda Motor Co. decided to recall...

Braves clobber Cardinals

ATLANTA - There are no showdowns in August. No messages delivered. This is dog day baseball, and there are no winners, just survivors. So, while the tendency...

Actions recapped from S.C. legislature

COLUMBIA -- Showdowns or slowdowns? The last days of the 1998 South Carolina legislative session will feature one or the other, but no one knows which...

Network has tough choice on its hands

Saturday's showdowns pitting South Carolina against Tennessee and Georgia versus Florida are generating big-time buildup and plenty of anticipation...