No. 9 Georgia to ask for Gurley’s reinstatement

In this Aug. 30, 2014, file photo, Georgia's Todd Gurley, right, runs the ball past Clemson's Jayron Kearse in the second half of an NCAA college football game in Athens, Ga. Georgia will file a request with the NCAA for Gurley’s eligibility to be reinstated. Gurley has been suspended for the last two games while Georgia investigated allegations he broke NCAA rules by receiving improper benefits. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Mark Richt said he was optimistic on Wednesday as Georgia was expected to file a request with the NCAA for tailback Todd Gurley’s eligibility to be reinstated.

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FANTASY PLAYS: Trade Megatron? Think hard first

Detroit wide receiver Calvin Johnson is one of the most traded players in CBS Sports and Yahoo fantasy leagues, reflecting a frustration many fantasy owners are feeling about his recovery from an ankle injury.

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Ronaldo scores 70th as Real beats Liverpool 3-0

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Champions League group B soccer match between Liverpool and Real Madrid at Anfield Stadium, Liverpool, England, Wednesday Oct. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

PARIS (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 70th Champions League goal and Mario Balotelli again failed to deliver as Real Madrid cruised to a 3-0 win at Liverpool on Wednesday to take complete control of Group B with a third straight win.

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Panthers’ Newton stays positive amid obstacles

Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton puts a towel on his head during the second half of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton is staying positive — and productive — even though the obstacles seem to keep piling up in front of him.

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Twins decline $3.6M option on reliever Burton

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have declined their $3.6 million option for 2015 on reliever Jared Burton, who gets a $200,000 buyout and becomes eligible for free agency after the World Series.

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