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  • Fighters suing Mayweather over Vegas cable TV bout

    Fighters suing Mayweather over Vegas cable TV bout

    Two fledgling professional fighters in Las Vegas are suing Floyd Mayweather Jr. and producers of a cable TV show, alleging they never consented to be part of a promotional training bout depicted as a "dog house"...
    Two fledgling professional fighters in Las Vegas are suing Floyd Mayweather Jr. and producers of a cable TV show, alleging they never consented to be part of a promotional training bout depicted as a "dog house" fight that...
  • Hats off! Royals get old-timey with tip o' the hat

    Hats off! Royals get old-timey with tip o' the hat

    Tuesday, October 21 2014 11:07 AM EDT2014-10-21 15:07:32 GMT
    Nobody seems to know when the tradition of doffing a hat began, though most historians date the practice to the days when bowlers and boaters were in vogue.
    Nobody seems to know when the tradition of doffing a hat began, though most historians date the practice to the days when bowlers and boaters were in vogue.
  • Olympic leaders to finalize Bach's reform package

    Olympic leaders to finalize Bach's reform package

    Tuesday, October 21 2014 10:37 AM EDT2014-10-21 14:37:01 GMT
    IOC leaders gather in the Swiss lakeside town of Montreux this week to put the finishing touches on a package of reforms, including changes to the bidding process and sports program and creation of an Olympic...
    IOC leaders gather in the Swiss lakeside town of Montreux this week to put the finishing touches on a package of reforms, including changes to the bidding process and sports program and creation of an Olympic television...
  • Pistorius out of Paralympic events for 5 years

    Pistorius out of Paralympic events for 5 years

    Tuesday, October 21 2014 8:07 AM EDT2014-10-21 12:07:03 GMT
    The International Paralympic Committee says Oscar Pistorius will be ineligible to compete during his five-year prison sentence.
    Oscar Pistorius will be ineligible to compete in Paralympic events during the entirety of his five-year prison sentence.
  • Royals, fans bond over improbable postseason run

    Royals, fans bond over improbable postseason run

    Tuesday, October 21 2014 4:06 AM EDT2014-10-21 08:06:51 GMT
    The game had been over for hours. Kauffman Stadium had gone dark. The roars of a sold-out crowd, which had rooted the Kansas City Royals to a sweep of the mighty Los Angeles Angels, had drifted away into the cool...
    The game had been over for hours. Kauffman Stadium had gone dark. The roars of a sold-out crowd, which had rooted the Kansas City Royals to a sweep of the mighty Los Angeles Angels, had drifted away into the cool night air.
  • Dufner returns from injury at Perth International

    Dufner returns from injury at Perth International

    Tuesday, October 21 2014 4:06 AM EDT2014-10-21 08:06:48 GMT
    Jason Dufner returns to tournament play on Thursday at the Perth International after a two-month neck injury layoff in which he "totally detached" himself from golf and didn't watch any of the Ryder Cup on...
    Jason Dufner is set to return to tournament play on Thursday at the Perth International after missing nearly three months of golf in which he "totally detached" himself from the sport and didn't watch any of the Ryder...
  • Steelers surge past shocked Texans 30-23

    Steelers surge past shocked Texans 30-23

    Tuesday, October 21 2014 3:36 AM EDT2014-10-21 07:36:52 GMT
    Brett Keisel saw the ball drop into his 36-year-old hands, and the Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end started chugging toward the end zone.
    Brett Keisel saw the ball drop into his 36-year-old hands, and the Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end started chugging toward the end zone.
  • Royals' Cain, Holland learning about fatherhood

    Royals' Cain, Holland learning about fatherhood

    Tuesday, October 21 2014 3:36 AM EDT2014-10-21 07:36:50 GMT
    Lorenzo Cain is learning that he doesn't get a reprieve from diaper duty just to play in some silly baseball games. He's also learning that changing diapers is harder than it looks.
    Lorenzo Cain is learning that he doesn't get a reprieve from diaper duty just to play in some silly baseball games. He's also learning that changing diapers is harder than it looks.
  • Buster's back: Posey tries to add 3rd Series ring

    Buster's back: Posey tries to add 3rd Series ring

    Tuesday, October 21 2014 3:36 AM EDT2014-10-21 07:36:46 GMT
    Buster Posey seemed almost embarrassed.
    Buster Posey seemed almost embarrassed.
  • Steelers rally past stunned Texans 30-23

    Steelers rally past stunned Texans 30-23

    Tuesday, October 21 2014 1:06 AM EDT2014-10-21 05:06:59 GMT
    Ryan Fitzpatrick hit rookie running back Alfred Blue for an 11-yard touchdown pass, and the Houston Texans had a 10-0 lead against the Pittsburgh Steelers early in the second quarter on Monday night.
    The deluge started with a desperation third-down heave, a trickle that turned into a downpour and led to another abrupt turn in the Pittsburgh Steelers' confounding season.
  • US tops Haiti to advance in World Cup qualifying

    US tops Haiti to advance in World Cup qualifying

    Monday, October 20 2014 11:07 PM EDT2014-10-21 03:07:16 GMT
    The U.S. women's soccer team completed Part I of its trip to the 2015 World Cup by doing the expected, dominating play Monday night in a 6-0 win over Haiti to finish unbeaten - and unscored upon - in group play...
    The U.S women's soccer team is winning in a no-win situation. Of course, the Americans should beat Haiti by a bunch of goals. And, of course, the Haitians are going to park themselves in front of their own net to keep...
  • World Series: How the Giants and Royals match up

    World Series: How the Giants and Royals match up

    Monday, October 20 2014 9:46 PM EDT2014-10-21 01:46:19 GMT
    By MIKE FITZPATRICK AP Sports Writer A position-by-position look at the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals going into the World Series, starting Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium:
    By MIKE FITZPATRICK AP Sports Writer A position-by-position look at the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals going into the World Series, starting Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium:
  • Voynov suspended on domestic violence suspicion

    Voynov suspended on domestic violence suspicion

    Monday, October 20 2014 7:07 PM EDT2014-10-20 23:07:14 GMT
    The NHL has indefinitely suspended Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov because of domestic violence charges.
    The NHL suspended Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov indefinitely Monday after the two-time Stanley Cup winner's arrest on suspicion of domestic violence.
  • Stiviano lawsuit against Shelly Sterling dismissed

    Stiviano lawsuit against Shelly Sterling dismissed

    A judge has dismissed a defamation lawsuit by Donald Sterling's mistress against the estranged wife of the former Los Angeles Clippers owner.
    A judge reversed course Monday and dismissed a defamation lawsuit by Donald Sterling's mistress against the estranged wife of the former Los Angeles Clippers owner.
  • Rest or rust? Royals, Giants set for World Series

    Rest or rust? Royals, Giants set for World Series

    Monday, October 20 2014 6:26 PM EDT2014-10-20 22:26:41 GMT
    Buster Posey and the San Francisco Giants zipped through the playoffs, Lorenzo Cain and the Kansas City Royals zoomed along.
    Alex Gordon took a big rip at a batting-practice fastball, fouled it off badly into the cage, and ducked when the carom nearly hit him in the head.
  • McIlroy to skip 2 events to focus on lawsuit

    McIlroy to skip 2 events to focus on lawsuit

    Monday, October 20 2014 6:07 PM EDT2014-10-20 22:07:34 GMT
    Rory McIlroy said Monday that mediation in a lawsuit with his former management company has failed, and he will skip his next two tournaments in China because he needs time to prepare for the trial.
    Rory McIlroy said Monday that mediation in a lawsuit with his former management company has failed, and he will skip his next two tournaments in China because he needs time to prepare for the trial.
  • Garrett shuns contract talk with hot Dallas start

    Garrett shuns contract talk with hot Dallas start

    Monday, October 20 2014 5:56 PM EDT2014-10-20 21:56:34 GMT
    Add Jason Garrett to the list of questions about new contracts facing Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.
    Add Jason Garrett to the list of questions about new contracts facing Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.
  • Unless RG3 is ready, McCoy to start for Redskins

    Unless RG3 is ready, McCoy to start for Redskins

    Monday, October 20 2014 5:49 PM EDT2014-10-20 21:49:00 GMT
    Redskins coach Jay Gruden says that unless Robert Griffin III is 100 percent ready to return from injury, Colt McCoy will start at quarterback against the Dallas Cowboys next week.
    If Robert Griffin III is completely ready, he'll start for the Washington Redskins against the Dallas Cowboys next Monday night.
  • Florida AD: season evaluated as it plays out

    Florida AD: season evaluated as it plays out

    Monday, October 20 2014 4:57 PM EDT2014-10-20 20:57:00 GMT
    Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley says he is evaluating the season - and likely coach Will Muschamp's future - "as it plays out."
    Florida coach Will Muschamp is getting at least another game to turn things around.
  • San Francisco radio stations ban hit song 'Royals'

    San Francisco radio stations ban hit song 'Royals'

    The popular song "Royals" by New Zealand artist Lorde is getting caught up in the fervor over the upcoming World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals.
    The popular song "Royals" by New Zealand artist Lorde is getting caught up in the fervor over the upcoming World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals.
  • Wanted: Cities interested in hosting 2024 Olympics

    Wanted: Cities interested in hosting 2024 Olympics

    Monday, October 20 2014 12:26 PM EDT2014-10-20 16:26:44 GMT
    Rejected time and again for the 2022 Winter Olympics, the IOC will soon be seeking suitors for the 2024 Summer Olympics.
    Rejected time and again for the 2022 Winter Olympics, the IOC will soon be seeking suitors for the 2024 Summer Olympics.
  • Oscar Pistorius to finally learn his sentence

    Oscar Pistorius to finally learn his sentence

    Monday, October 20 2014 11:47 AM EDT2014-10-20 15:47:05 GMT
    Oscar Pistorius will finally learn his fate Tuesday when a judge is expected to announce the Olympic runner's sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
    Oscar Pistorius will finally learn his fate Tuesday when a judge is expected to announce the Olympic runner's sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
  • Manning breaks Favre's mark with 509th TD pass

    Manning breaks Favre's mark with 509th TD pass

    Monday, October 20 2014 9:06 AM EDT2014-10-20 13:06:10 GMT
    Peyton Manning has tied Brett Favre's record for most career touchdown passes with his 508th.
    Peyton Manning broke Brett Favre's NFL record for touchdown passes with No. 509. He didn't stop there, either.
  • IOC seeks explanation of Russian member's comments

    IOC seeks explanation of Russian member's comments

    Monday, October 20 2014 5:56 AM EDT2014-10-20 09:56:04 GMT
    The International Olympic Committee is asking Russian member Shamil Tarpischev for a "full explanation" of his comments about Venus and Serena Williams that led to him being fined and suspended by the women's...
    The International Olympic Committee is asking Russian member Shamil Tarpischev for a "full explanation" of his comments about Venus and Serena Williams that led to him being fined and suspended by the women's tennis tour.
  • Giants rely on core of 4 relievers

    Giants rely on core of 4 relievers

    Monday, October 20 2014 3:56 AM EDT2014-10-20 07:56:03 GMT
    The San Francisco Giants have their own version of the Core Four that has fueled their recent October dominance.
    The San Francisco Giants have their own version of the Core Four that has fueled their recent October dominance.
  • Keselowski keeps title hopes alive at Talladega

    Keselowski keeps title hopes alive at Talladega

    Monday, October 20 2014 3:25 AM EDT2014-10-20 07:25:45 GMT
    Brad Keselowski packed a punch on the track, the only place that mattered after a controversial week.
    Brad Keselowski packed a punch on the track, the only place that mattered after a controversial week.
  • Record-setting Murray, Cowboys top Giants 31-21

    Record-setting Murray, Cowboys top Giants 31-21

    Monday, October 20 2014 3:15 AM EDT2014-10-20 07:15:45 GMT
    DeMarco Murray's workload is a frequently asked question during the week for the Dallas Cowboys. There is no doubt about the answer when the game is on the line.
    DeMarco Murray's workload is a frequently asked question during the week for the Dallas Cowboys. There is no doubt about the answer when the game is on the line.
  • Manning passes Favre's TD mark in Broncos' big win

    Manning passes Favre's TD mark in Broncos' big win

    Monday, October 20 2014 3:06 AM EDT2014-10-20 07:06:00 GMT
    Leave it to Peyton Manning to plan his own prank.
    Leave it to Peyton Manning to plan his own prank.
  • Manning breaks Favre's TD mark in 42-17

    Manning breaks Favre's TD mark in 42-17

    Monday, October 20 2014 1:16 AM EDT2014-10-20 05:16:36 GMT
    Peyton Manning threw two touchdown passes to tie Brett Favre's career NFL record and the Denver Broncos led the San Francisco 49ers 14-0 after the first quarter Sunday night.
    Peyton Manning's receivers played keep-away with his milestone memento and the NFL's new leader in career touchdown passes toyed with the San Francisco 49ers in the Denver Broncos' 42-17 victory Sunday night.
  • Romo, Murray carry Cowboys past Giants 31-21

    Romo, Murray carry Cowboys past Giants 31-21

    Sunday, October 19 2014 10:05 PM EDT2014-10-20 02:05:42 GMT
    Tony Romo threw three touchdown passes, DeMarco Murray broke Jim Brown's 56-year-old NFL record with his seventh straight 100-yard rushing game to start a season, and the Dallas Cowboys won their sixth straight...
    If Tony Romo really is becoming the second option in the Dallas offense, he's perfectly happy handing the leading role to DeMarco Murray.
  • Santos' 48-yard field goal lifts Chiefs over Bolts

    Santos' 48-yard field goal lifts Chiefs over Bolts

    Sunday, October 19 2014 9:16 PM EDT2014-10-20 01:16:05 GMT
    Cairo Santos kicked a 48-yard field goal field goal with 21 seconds left and the Kansas City Chiefs beat San Diego 23-20 Sunday, snapping the Chargers' five-game winning streak.
    Alex Smith knows Qualcomm Stadium well, from teaming with Reggie Bush to lead Helix High to consecutive San Diego Section championships to throwing five touchdown passes against San Diego State for Utah in its BCS-busting...
  • Palmer leads Cardinals past Raiders 24-13

    Palmer leads Cardinals past Raiders 24-13

    Sunday, October 19 2014 9:16 PM EDT2014-10-20 01:16:03 GMT
    Carson Palmer made a triumphant return to Oakland.
    Carson Palmer was happy to get a chance to come back to the Oakland Coliseum after enjoying his brief stint here with the Raiders.
  • Keselowski keeps title hopes alive at Talladega

    Keselowski keeps title hopes alive at Talladega

    Sunday, October 19 2014 8:45 PM EDT2014-10-20 00:45:49 GMT
    Brad Keselowski pulled away in overtime for one of the biggest wins of his career and earned an automatic berth into the third round of NASCAR's championship race.
    Brad Keselowski refused to be knocked down - not by Matt Kenseth, who jumped him from behind after a disastrous race at Charlotte, and not by garage-wide condemnation over his post-race meltdown.
  • Ben Martin wins 1st PGA Tour title in Las Vegas

    Ben Martin wins 1st PGA Tour title in Las Vegas

    Sunday, October 19 2014 8:35 PM EDT2014-10-20 00:35:36 GMT
    Ben Martin made a 45-foot eagle putt on the 16th hole that sent him to his first PGA Tour victory Sunday in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.
    Ben Martin made a 45-foot eagle putt to regain the lead and finished with a 20-foot birdie putt for a 3-under 68 and his first PGA Tour victory Sunday in the Shriners Hospital for Children Open.
  • Colts' defense dominates Bengals 27-0

    Colts' defense dominates Bengals 27-0

    Sunday, October 19 2014 8:25 PM EDT2014-10-20 00:25:54 GMT
    Andrew Luck threw two touchdown passes and the Colts' defense dominated Cincinnati in Sunday's 27-0 victory.
    Indianapolis has a message for the NFL: Its defense is pretty darned good.
  • Notre Dame's Kelly regrets not putting champs away

    Notre Dame's Kelly regrets not putting champs away

    Sunday, October 19 2014 7:05 PM EDT2014-10-19 23:05:50 GMT
    By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer The next day, Brian Kelly's biggest regret was Notre Dame let a game with Florida State come down to a point where a penalty he still insisted...
    By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer The next day, Brian Kelly's biggest regret was Notre Dame let a game with Florida State come down to a point where a penalty he still insisted should not...
  • Tannehill leads Dolphins past Bears 27-14

    Tannehill leads Dolphins past Bears 27-14

    Sunday, October 19 2014 6:35 PM EDT2014-10-19 22:35:38 GMT
    Ryan Tannehill threw for 277 yards and two touchdowns in an efficient performance, and the Miami Dolphins beat the Chicago Bears 27-14 on Sunday.
    Ryan Tannehill and the Miami Dolphins had the perfect response to a heartbreaking loss. They went right back to work.
  • Rams hold off Seahawks 28-26

    Rams hold off Seahawks 28-26

    Sunday, October 19 2014 6:35 PM EDT2014-10-19 22:35:36 GMT
    Punter Johnny Hekker's pass from the St. Louis 18 caught the Seattle Seahawks by surprise for the last of three big plays by Rams special teams in a 28-26 victory over the defending Super Bowl champions on Sunday.
    Walking off the field, his back to the huddle, Austin Davis had no idea the St. Louis Rams would gamble in this spot. Not backed up at their 18.
  • Lions rally late for 24-23 win over Saints

    Lions rally late for 24-23 win over Saints

    Sunday, October 19 2014 6:26 PM EDT2014-10-19 22:26:23 GMT
    Matthew Stafford threw two touchdown passes in the final 3:38, including the winner to Corey Fuller with 1:48 remaining, and the Detroit Lions rallied for a 24-23 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.
    The first priority was to get the ball back, and Detroit was in good position to do that on third-and-long.
  • McCoy rallies Redskins to 19-17 win over Titans

    McCoy rallies Redskins to 19-17 win over Titans

    Sunday, October 19 2014 6:26 PM EDT2014-10-19 22:26:19 GMT
    Kai Forbath kicked a 22-yard field goal on the last play of the game, and Colt McCoy stepped in after Kirk Cousins was benched at halftime Sunday to lead the Washington Redskins to a 19-17 win over the Tennessee...
    Colt McCoy had trouble keeping his eyes dry and his voice steady.
  • SEC is 1st league to go 4 for 5 at top of AP poll

    SEC is 1st league to go 4 for 5 at top of AP poll

    Sunday, October 19 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-10-19 22:15:41 GMT
    By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer Breaking down the ballots for the AP Top 25 and wrapping up college football's eighth weekend.
    By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer Breaking down the ballots for the AP Top 25 and wrapping up college football's eighth weekend.
  • Denkinger's miss revisited as Series returns to KC

    Denkinger's miss revisited as Series returns to KC

    Sunday, October 19 2014 5:45 PM EDT2014-10-19 21:45:48 GMT
    Of course Don Denkinger plans to watch the World Series. He always does. He'll tune in to root for the umpires, check out familiar faces on the Giants and Royals, and see how Kansas City is looking these days.
    Of course Don Denkinger plans to watch the World Series. He always does. He'll tune in to root for the umpires, check out familiar faces on the Giants and Royals, and see how Kansas City is looking these days.
  • Bills beat Vikings 17-16 on Watkins 2-yard catch

    Bills beat Vikings 17-16 on Watkins 2-yard catch

    Sunday, October 19 2014 5:25 PM EDT2014-10-19 21:25:19 GMT
    Kyle Orton hit Sammy Watkins on a 2-yard touchdown for the winning score with 1 second remaining as the Buffalo Bills beat the Minnesota Vikings 17-16 on Sunday.
    Kyle Orton beat the clock again.
  • Relax, Alabama: Team thrives with looser mind-set

    Relax, Alabama: Team thrives with looser mind-set

    Sunday, October 19 2014 2:35 PM EDT2014-10-19 18:35:48 GMT
    Alabama coach Nick Saban wanted his team to lighten up. Play loose, have fun, stop fretting so much about those burdensome expectations surrounding the program.
    Alabama coach Nick Saban wanted his team to lighten up. Play loose, have fun, stop fretting so much about those burdensome expectations surrounding the program.
  • Schedule favors No. 2 Florida State down stretch

    Schedule favors No. 2 Florida State down stretch

    Sunday, October 19 2014 2:35 PM EDT2014-10-19 18:35:42 GMT
    The road to the College Football Playoffs is open for Florida State after a thrilling victory Saturday night.
    The road to the College Football Playoffs is open for Florida State after a thrilling victory Saturday night.
  • Less flash, more wins for Wallace, No. 3 Ole Miss

    Less flash, more wins for Wallace, No. 3 Ole Miss

    Sunday, October 19 2014 2:25 PM EDT2014-10-19 18:25:53 GMT
    Mississippi coach Hugh Freeze knows his quarterback Bo Wallace can throw for 300 or even close to 400 yards on just about any given night.
    Mississippi coach Hugh Freeze knows his quarterback Bo Wallace can throw for 300 or even close to 400 yards on just about any given night.
  • SEC is 1st conference to put 4 in top 5 of AP poll

    SEC is 1st conference to put 4 in top 5 of AP poll

    Sunday, October 19 2014 2:25 PM EDT2014-10-19 18:25:42 GMT
    By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer The Southeastern Conference has reached a new milestone in The Associated Press college football poll, becoming the first league to place four teams in...
    By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer The Southeastern Conference has reached a new milestone in The Associated Press college football poll, becoming the first league to place four teams in the top...
  • Late penalty kills Irish bid to upset FSU

    Late penalty kills Irish bid to upset FSU

    Sunday, October 19 2014 12:15 PM EDT2014-10-19 16:15:34 GMT
    For a few seconds, it looked as if Everett Golson and Notre Dame had another streak-busting victory, this time against the defending national champions from Florida State.
    Notre Dame ran almost the same play for its first touchdown against No. 2 Florida State.
  • Serena Williams hits back at Russian official

    Serena Williams hits back at Russian official

    Sunday, October 19 2014 7:45 AM EDT2014-10-19 11:45:19 GMT
    Serena Williams says comments by the head of the Russian Tennis Federation referring to her and older sister Venus as "brothers" were bullying, sexist and racist, and that she supported the one-year suspension...
    Serena Williams says comments by the head of the Russian Tennis Federation referring to her and older sister Venus as "brothers" were bullying, sexist and racist, and that she supported the one-year suspension imposed by...
  • Loss could have Florida pondering Muschamp's fate

    Loss could have Florida pondering Muschamp's fate

    Sunday, October 19 2014 2:25 AM EDT2014-10-19 06:25:28 GMT
    Florida coach Will Muschamp trudged across the field and into the locker room amid a scattering of boos Saturday night.
    Florida coach Will Muschamp trudged across the field and into the locker room amid a scattering of boos Saturday night.
  • No. 2 'Noles survive scare from No. 5 Irish, 31-27

    No. 2 'Noles survive scare from No. 5 Irish, 31-27

    Sunday, October 19 2014 2:15 AM EDT2014-10-19 06:15:45 GMT
    Jameis Winston prevailed after another week of controversy and threw for 273 yards and two touchdowns to lead No. 2 Florida State to 31-27 win over No. 5 Notre Dame on Saturday.
    With Florida State's perfect record still intact and a second-half rally against Notre Dame complete, Jameis Winston and coach Jimbo Fisher shared a hug as the crowd exploded in celebration.
  • Playoff Pulse: Big 12 upsets may give SEC an edge

    Playoff Pulse: Big 12 upsets may give SEC an edge

    Sunday, October 19 2014 1:55 AM EDT2014-10-19 05:55:37 GMT
    By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer The Southeastern Conference might have a trump card it can use against the Big 12 when it comes time to set the field for the College Football Playoff.
    By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer The Southeastern Conference might have a trump card it can use against the Big 12 when it comes time to set the field for the College Football Playoff.
  • No. 9 Oregon defeats Washington 45-20

    No. 9 Oregon defeats Washington 45-20

    Sunday, October 19 2014 1:15 AM EDT2014-10-19 05:15:04 GMT
    Freshman Royce Freeman ran for 169 yards and four touchdowns and No. 9 Oregon extended its winning streak over Washington to 11 straight games with a 45-20 victory on Saturday night.
    While Oregon's coaches believe something has clicked for Royce Freeman in the past two games, the Ducks' true freshman running back considers his recent success more a natural progression.
  • Golovkin stops Rubio in 2nd, defends WBA title

    Golovkin stops Rubio in 2nd, defends WBA title

    Sunday, October 19 2014 12:35 AM EDT2014-10-19 04:35:08 GMT
    Gennady Golovkin stopped Marco Antonio Rubio in the second round Saturday night, defending his WBA middleweight title with his 18th consecutive stoppage victory.
    Gennady Golovkin climbed into the outdoor ring with an exuberant sellout crowd chanting his name. Just a few minutes later, the middleweight champion stepped down with yet another dramatic win.
  • No. 3 Mississippi tops Tennessee 34-3

    No. 3 Mississippi tops Tennessee 34-3

    Saturday, October 18 2014 11:45 PM EDT2014-10-19 03:45:29 GMT
    Bo Wallace threw two touchdown passes and No. 3 Mississippi had another dominating defensive performance in a 34-3 victory over Tennessee on Saturday night.
    In the final few minutes of No. 3 Mississippi's 34-3 victory over Tennessee, the Volunteers decided to go for it on fourth-and-1, giving the ball to Derrell Scott for a run right up the middle.
  • Penguins hand Islanders 1st loss of season, 3-1

    Penguins hand Islanders 1st loss of season, 3-1

    Saturday, October 18 2014 11:25 PM EDT2014-10-19 03:25:10 GMT
    Evgeni Malkin and Patric Hornqvist scored power-play goals 55 seconds apart in the second period, and the Pittsburgh Penguins gave the New York Islanders their first loss of the season, 3-1 on Saturday night.
    The much-maligned Pittsburgh Penguins' penalty killers provided the lift needed to back up an already-sizzling power play.
  • Giants fan who caught home run ball gives it back

    Giants fan who caught home run ball gives it back

    A lifelong San Francisco Giants fan had a piece of team history in his hands after Thursday's game: the home-run ball that sent the Giants to the World Series.
    A lifelong San Francisco fan had a piece of team history in his hands Thursday night: the home run ball that sent the Giants to the World Series.
  • Penguins hand Islanders 1st loss of season, 3-1

    Penguins hand Islanders 1st loss of season, 3-1

    Saturday, October 18 2014 10:25 PM EDT2014-10-19 02:25:15 GMT
    Evgeni Malkin and Patric Hornqvist scored power-play goals 55 seconds apart in the second period, and the Pittsburgh Penguins gave the New York Islanders their first loss of the season, 3-1 on Saturday night.
    Evgeni Malkin and Patric Hornqvist scored power-play goals 55 seconds apart in the second period, and the Pittsburgh Penguins gave the New York Islanders their first loss of the season, 3-1 on Saturday night.
  • Hoosiers' Spriggs released from hospital

    Hoosiers' Spriggs released from hospital

    Saturday, October 18 2014 9:55 PM EDT2014-10-19 01:55:36 GMT
    Indiana left tackle Jason Spriggs was released from a local hospital Saturday night about two hours after he was carted off the field with a feared neck injury.
    Indiana left tackle Jason Spriggs was released from a local hospital Saturday night about two hours after he was carted off the field with a feared neck injury.
  • Ben Martin takes Las Vegas lead

    Ben Martin takes Las Vegas lead

    Saturday, October 18 2014 9:45 PM EDT2014-10-19 01:45:33 GMT
    Ben Martin birdied five straight holes on the back nine Saturday and finished with a 9-under 62 to take a two-stroke lead in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.
    Ben Martin birdied five straight holes on the back nine Saturday and finished with a 9-under 62 to take a two-stroke lead in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.
  • Chasing Bear: Carson-Newman coach gets 323rd win

    Chasing Bear: Carson-Newman coach gets 323rd win

    Saturday, October 18 2014 9:25 PM EDT2014-10-19 01:25:11 GMT
    Carson-Newman coach Ken Sparks chased Bear - and caught him.
    Carson-Newman coach Ken Sparks chased Bear - and caught him.
  • Cal's Trevor Davis taken off field on stretcher

    Cal's Trevor Davis taken off field on stretcher

    Saturday, October 18 2014 8:35 PM EDT2014-10-19 00:35:19 GMT
    California kickoff returner Trevor Davis was taken off the field on a stretcher after being hurt on a kickoff return in the fourth quarter of Saturday's game against UCLA.
    California kickoff returner Trevor Davis was taken to the hospital after being removed from the field on a stretcher when he was injured on a kickoff return in the fourth quarter Saturday against UCLA.
  • Alex Morgan to miss 4-6 weeks with ankle injury

    Alex Morgan to miss 4-6 weeks with ankle injury

    Saturday, October 18 2014 8:05 PM EDT2014-10-19 00:05:23 GMT
    By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer Alex Morgan will be sidelined for four-to-six weeks because of a left ankle sprain and will miss the remainder of the CONCACAF Women's Championship.
    By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer Alex Morgan will be sidelined for four-to-six weeks because of a left ankle sprain and will miss the remainder of the CONCACAF Women's Championship.
  • Bruce Bochy has the postseason touch with Giants

    Bruce Bochy has the postseason touch with Giants

    Saturday, October 18 2014 7:45 PM EDT2014-10-18 23:45:04 GMT
    He vowed to stick with his struggling leadoff man, and it worked. He let a rookie reliever challenge Bryce Harper and wasn't daunted when the ball splashed into McCovey Cove. And he made the difficult decision...
    He vowed to stick with his struggling leadoff man, and it worked. He let a rookie reliever challenge Bryce Harper and wasn't daunted when the ball splashed into McCovey Cove. And he made the difficult decision to...
  • Ronaldo set 8-game Spanish mark of 15 goals

    Ronaldo set 8-game Spanish mark of 15 goals

    Saturday, October 18 2014 6:44 PM EDT2014-10-18 22:44:43 GMT
    By The Associated Press Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice to set a Spanish league record with 15 goals in the first eight games of a La Liga season as Real Madrid beat Levente 5-0, and Lionel Messi...
    By The Associated Press Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice to set a Spanish league record with 15 goals in the first eight games of a La Liga season as Real Madrid beat Levente 5-0, and Lionel Messi scored...
  • Bumgarner gets nod for Giants World Series opener

    Bumgarner gets nod for Giants World Series opener

    Saturday, October 18 2014 6:35 PM EDT2014-10-18 22:35:13 GMT
    Left-hander Madison Bumgarner will pitch Game 1 of the World Series for the San Francisco Giants at Kansas City on Tuesday.
    The reliable southpaw is getting the ball for another important Game 1.
  • West Virginia surprises No. 4 Baylor 41-27

    West Virginia surprises No. 4 Baylor 41-27

    Saturday, October 18 2014 6:04 PM EDT2014-10-18 22:04:58 GMT
    When West Virginia needed another late push to pull out a win, Clint Trickett and Kevin White came up big again.
    When West Virginia needed another late push to pull out a win, Clint Trickett and Kevin White came up big again.
  • Missed field goal costs No. 11 Oklahoma

    Missed field goal costs No. 11 Oklahoma

    Saturday, October 18 2014 5:45 PM EDT2014-10-18 21:45:24 GMT
    With a short field goal the only thing standing between Oklahoma and the lead late in the game, Michael Hunnicutt just had to do what he's done for more than three years: be automatic.
    With a short field goal the only thing standing between Oklahoma and the lead late in the game, Michael Hunnicutt just had to do what he's done for more than three years: be automatic.
  • West Virginia surprises No. 4 Baylor 41-27

    West Virginia surprises No. 4 Baylor 41-27

    Saturday, October 18 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-10-18 20:45:02 GMT
    Clint Trickett threw three touchdown passes and West Virginia surprised sloppy No. 4 Baylor 41-27 Saturday.
    Clint Trickett threw three touchdown passes and West Virginia surprised sloppy No. 4 Baylor 41-27 Saturday.
  • No. 2 Florida St running out of chances to impress

    No. 2 Florida St running out of chances to impress

    Saturday, October 18 2014 4:44 PM EDT2014-10-18 20:44:55 GMT
    No one around the Florida State football team wants to call Saturday's game against No. 5 Notre Dame a must-win. Reality could tell a different story.
    No one around the Florida State football team wants to call Saturday's game against No. 5 Notre Dame a must-win. Reality could tell a different story.
  • Baseball lifer Banister home as Rangers manager

    Baseball lifer Banister home as Rangers manager

    Saturday, October 18 2014 4:25 PM EDT2014-10-18 20:25:00 GMT
    Jeff Banister is a baseball lifer who calls Texas home. He grew up there, playing his entire amateur career in the state before getting drafted.
    Jeff Banister is a baseball lifer who calls Texas home. He grew up there and played his entire amateur career there before getting drafted.
  • Terry Labonte calling it quits after Talladega

    Terry Labonte calling it quits after Talladega

    Saturday, October 18 2014 1:35 PM EDT2014-10-18 17:35:22 GMT
    Terry Labonte will compete in his final NASCAR race Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway.
    Terry Labonte will compete in his final NASCAR race Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway.
  • Jets announce trade for receiver Percy Harvin

    Jets announce trade for receiver Percy Harvin

    Saturday, October 18 2014 1:24 PM EDT2014-10-18 17:24:49 GMT
    The New York Jets announced Saturday they have acquired wide receiver Percy Harvin from the Seattle Seahawks for a conditional draft pick.
    The New York Jets announced Saturday they have acquired wide receiver Percy Harvin from the Seattle Seahawks for a conditional draft pick.
  • Tarpischev: Williams comments meant as jokes

    Tarpischev: Williams comments meant as jokes

    Saturday, October 18 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-10-18 10:54:17 GMT
    Russian Tennis Federation head Shamil Tarpischev says the comments he made about the Williams sisters were only meant as jokes, and that he doesn't understand why he was banned for a year by the WTA tour.
    Russian Tennis Federation head Shamil Tarpischev was unrepentant about the comments he made about the Williams sisters, saying Saturday they were only meant as jokes and that he doesn't understand why he was banned for...
  • Home woes in Pac-12; Ohio St rolls, helpless Heels

    Home woes in Pac-12; Ohio St rolls, helpless Heels

    Saturday, October 18 2014 6:24 AM EDT2014-10-18 10:24:48 GMT
    By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer The new No. 1 team gets a week off and the state of Mississippi steps back from the spotlight after two weeks of being the dominant story in college...
    By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer The new No. 1 team gets a week off and the state of Mississippi steps back from the spotlight after two weeks of being the dominant story in college football.
  • Morgan hurts ankle again as US beats Guatemala 5-0

    Morgan hurts ankle again as US beats Guatemala 5-0

    Saturday, October 18 2014 3:35 AM EDT2014-10-18 07:35:02 GMT
    Alex Morgan reinjured her left ankle, just four months after returning to action following a long layoff.
    Alex Morgan reinjured her left ankle, just four months after returning to action following a long layoff.
  • World Series: Seasoned Giants vs fresh Royals

    World Series: Seasoned Giants vs fresh Royals

    Saturday, October 18 2014 12:34 AM EDT2014-10-18 04:34:35 GMT
    By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer Alex Gordon, Lorenzo Cain and the go-go-go Kansas City Royals played perfect ball to zip through the playoffs. Plus, they recently flattened Buster Posey and his...
    By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer Alex Gordon, Lorenzo Cain and the go-go-go Kansas City Royals played perfect ball to zip through the playoffs. Plus, they recently flattened Buster Posey and his Giants.
  • Putnam, Knox top Las Vegas leaderboard

    Putnam, Knox top Las Vegas leaderboard

    Friday, October 17 2014 9:45 PM EDT2014-10-18 01:45:04 GMT
    Andrew Putnam birdied two of the last three holes Friday for a 6-under 65 and a share of the second-round lead with Russell Knox in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.
    Andrew Putnam birdied two of the last three holes Friday for a 6-under 65 and a share of the second-round lead with Russell Knox in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.
  • AP Sources: Seahawks trade Percy Harvin to Jets

    AP Sources: Seahawks trade Percy Harvin to Jets

    Friday, October 17 2014 8:44 PM EDT2014-10-18 00:44:27 GMT
    The New York Jets have acquired wide receiver Percy Harvin from the Seattle Seahawks.
    The New York Jets have acquired wide receiver Percy Harvin from the Seattle Seahawks.
  • Friedman: Dodgers to hire GM, keep Mattingly

    Friedman: Dodgers to hire GM, keep Mattingly

    Friday, October 17 2014 7:04 PM EDT2014-10-17 23:04:53 GMT
    The new president of baseball operations for the Los Angeles Dodgers plans to hire a new general manager and retain Don Mattingly as manager.
    In the middle of Andrew Friedman's introduction as the Los Angeles Dodgers' president of baseball operations, a question was asked from a corner of the room.
  • Giants have every-other-October pattern down pat

    Giants have every-other-October pattern down pat

    Friday, October 17 2014 6:26 PM EDT2014-10-17 22:26:26 GMT
    There's a tune Tim Flannery once sung that he finds perfectly fitting to describe how his San Francisco Giants get the most out of themselves in the postseason.
    There's a tune Tim Flannery once sung that he finds perfectly fitting to describe how his San Francisco Giants get the most out of themselves in the postseason.
  • Ned Yost has underdog Royals back in World Series

    Ned Yost has underdog Royals back in World Series

    Friday, October 17 2014 6:26 PM EDT2014-10-17 22:26:22 GMT
    Jeff Foxworthy figures he can wait just a while longer to go hunting with his neighbor and good buddy. After all, Ned Yost is a bit busy this time of the year.
    The Thump Monkeys are trailing and Jeff Foxworthy isn't happy. Not just trailing, they're getting creamed. Hunting season started in Georgia weeks ago, and right now, Foxworthy's team is getting shelled by...
  • Winston complies with school hearing deadline

    Winston complies with school hearing deadline

    Friday, October 17 2014 5:35 PM EDT2014-10-17 21:35:47 GMT
    Jameis Winston has complied with the first deadline in Florida State's code of conduct hearing process, the adviser for the quarterback's family said Friday.
    Jameis Winston has complied with the first deadline in Florida State's code of conduct hearing process, the adviser for the quarterback's family said Friday.
  • Kenseth regrets nothing in scuffle with Keselowski

    Kenseth regrets nothing in scuffle with Keselowski

    Friday, October 17 2014 5:16 PM EDT2014-10-17 21:16:22 GMT
    Matt Kenseth regrets nothing about his scuffle with Brad Keselowski after the race at Charlotte, and he doesn't believe he did anything wrong.
    Matt Kenseth would not change anything about his actions in a post-race scuffle with Brad Keselowski at Charlotte, where tempers flared as several drivers slipped to the edge of elimination in NASCAR's championship race.
  • Waltrip juggling driving, dancing at Talladega

    Waltrip juggling driving, dancing at Talladega

    Michael Waltrip is no longer recognized primarily as the driver who won a couple of Daytona 500s when he's strolling through airports. Now, he's the dancing guy.
    Strolling through airports, Michael Waltrip is no longer recognized primarily as the driver who won a pair of Daytona 500s.
  • NHL bringing 2016 All-Star game to Nashville

    NHL bringing 2016 All-Star game to Nashville

    Friday, October 17 2014 2:26 PM EDT2014-10-17 18:26:12 GMT
    The NHL All-Star game will be played Nashville in 2016, bringing the showcase to Music City.
    Timing had been the only question about Nashville hosting the NHL All-Star game, and the league finally has the answer.
  • Prosecutor wants 10 years in prison for Pistorius

    Prosecutor wants 10 years in prison for Pistorius

    Friday, October 17 2014 9:23 AM EDT2014-10-17 13:23:52 GMT
    Oscar Pistorius' chief defense lawyer says the athlete did not act with any "deviousness" when he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and that he felt vulnerable and anxious.
    The chief prosecutor in the Oscar Pistorius trial urged the judge on Friday to send the Olympic athlete to prison for at least 10 years, calling it the minimum acceptable term and noting the horrific nature of the shooting...
  • Home woes in Pac-12; Ohio St rolls, helpless Heels

    Home woes in Pac-12; Ohio St rolls, helpless Heels

    Friday, October 17 2014 4:34 AM EDT2014-10-17 08:34:08 GMT
    By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer The new No. 1 team gets a week off and the state of Mississippi steps back from the spotlight after two weeks of being the dominant story in college...
    By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer The new No. 1 team gets a week off and the state of Mississippi steps back from the spotlight after two weeks of being the dominant story in college football.
  • Patriots beat Jets 27-25 as Jones blocks FG try

    Patriots beat Jets 27-25 as Jones blocks FG try

    Friday, October 17 2014 4:23 AM EDT2014-10-17 08:23:55 GMT
    After New England held off the struggling New York Jets, usually reserved Patriots coach Bill Belichick praised two of his players who have dealt with some tough times.
    After New England held off the struggling New York Jets, usually reserved Patriots coach Bill Belichick praised two of his players who have dealt with some tough times.
  • Ishikawa's 3-run HR sends Giants to World Series

    Ishikawa's 3-run HR sends Giants to World Series

    After three years away with four different teams, Travis Ishikawa landed himself a second chance with San Francisco right where he so wanted to be.
    After three years away with four different teams, Travis Ishikawa landed himself a second chance with San Francisco right where he so wanted to be.
  • AP source: 4 umpires get 1st World Series call

    AP source: 4 umpires get 1st World Series call

    Friday, October 17 2014 3:43 AM EDT2014-10-17 07:43:30 GMT
    Boosted by their strong results on replay challenges this season, several umpires will get to work the World Series for the first time.
    Boosted by their strong results on replay challenges this season, several umpires will get to work the World Series for the first time.
  • Booker scores 3 TDs, Utah tops Oregon St in 2 OT

    Booker scores 3 TDs, Utah tops Oregon St in 2 OT

    Friday, October 17 2014 3:23 AM EDT2014-10-17 07:23:58 GMT
    Devontae Booker ran 19 yards for a touchdown in the second overtime to give No. 20 Utah a 29-23 victory over Oregon State on Thursday night.
    Utah running back Devontae Booker said he hadn't had "video-game stats" like this since high school.
  • Your Top Plays for Today

    Your Top Plays for Today

    Friday, October 17 2014 3:14 AM EDT2014-10-17 07:14:38 GMT
    By The Associated Press Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide
    By The Associated Press Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide
  • Wild World Series: Perfect Royals vs tested Giants

    Wild World Series: Perfect Royals vs tested Giants

    Friday, October 17 2014 2:54 AM EDT2014-10-17 06:54:26 GMT
    By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer Lorenzo Cain gearing up to run on Buster Posey. Pablo Sandoval trying to launch long balls, Alex Gordon banging into walls chasing them. Madison Bumgarner and...
    By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer Lorenzo Cain gearing up to run on Buster Posey. Pablo Sandoval trying to launch long balls, Alex Gordon banging into walls chasing them. Madison Bumgarner and James...
  • Ishikawa's 3-run HR sends Giants to World Series

    Ishikawa's 3-run HR sends Giants to World Series

    Friday, October 17 2014 2:24 AM EDT2014-10-17 06:24:15 GMT
    Travis Ishikawa hit the first homer to end an NL Championship Series, a three-run shot that sent the San Francisco Giants to the World Series with a 6-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 5 on Thursday night.
    It was the Shot That Shook the Bay.
  • Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner wins NLCS MVP

    Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner wins NLCS MVP

    Friday, October 17 2014 1:13 AM EDT2014-10-17 05:13:28 GMT
    Madison Bumgarner has been chosen MVP of the NL Championship Series after his latest display of postseason poise for the San Francisco Giants.
    The big man they call MadBum is a playoff MVP.
  • Brady throws 3 TD passes, Patriots beat Jets 27-25

    Brady throws 3 TD passes, Patriots beat Jets 27-25

    Friday, October 17 2014 1:03 AM EDT2014-10-17 05:03:48 GMT
    Tom Brady threw a 49-yard touchdown pass to Shane Vereen on New England's fourth play and the Patriots led the New York Jets 7-6 after the first quarter Thursday night.
    Chris Jones wasn't going to make the same mistake he did last year when Nick Folk tried another potential winning field goal Thursday night.
  • Ishikawa 3-run homer sends Giants to World Series

    Ishikawa 3-run homer sends Giants to World Series

    Thursday, October 16 2014 11:45 PM EDT2014-10-17 03:45:20 GMT
    Travis Ishikawa hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning, sending the San Francisco Giants to the World Series with a 6-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night.
    Travis Ishikawa hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning, sending the San Francisco Giants to the World Series with a 6-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night.
  • Vision of Royals GM Dayton Moore comes to fruition

    Vision of Royals GM Dayton Moore comes to fruition

    Thursday, October 16 2014 11:34 PM EDT2014-10-17 03:34:39 GMT
    The memories come back in bits and pieces, and for that he can be forgiven. After all, 29 years have passed since he was standing on the hillside, watching everything unfold.
    The memories come back in bits and pieces, and for that he can be forgiven. After all, 29 years have passed since he was standing on the hillside, watching everything unfold.
  • Royals' run to World Series has Kansas City abuzz

    Royals' run to World Series has Kansas City abuzz

    Thursday, October 16 2014 11:34 PM EDT2014-10-17 03:34:37 GMT
    A city best known for its barbecue, bebop jazz and, for a while now, bad baseball has become a sea of Royals blue as long-suffering fans suddenly find their team in the World Series.
    This Midwestern city best known for its barbecue, bebop jazz and, for most of the past three decades, bad baseball has exploded into a sea of blue as long-suffering Royals fans suddenly find their team at the center of the...
  • Stewart Cink, Martin Laird share Las Vegas lead

    Stewart Cink, Martin Laird share Las Vegas lead

    Thursday, October 16 2014 9:54 PM EDT2014-10-17 01:54:14 GMT
    Stewart Cink birdied seven of the final 11 holes Thursday for a 7-under 64 and a share of the first-round lead with Martin Laird in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.
    Stewart Cink birdied seven of the final 11 holes Thursday for a 7-under 64 and a share of the first-round lead with Martin Laird in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.
  • Rangers hire Pirates' Jeff Banister as new manager

    Rangers hire Pirates' Jeff Banister as new manager

    Thursday, October 16 2014 9:44 PM EDT2014-10-17 01:44:16 GMT
    By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the Texas Rangers have chosen Pittsburgh Pirates bench coach Jeff Banister as their new...
    By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer The Texas Rangers hired Pittsburgh Pirates bench coach Jeff Banister as their new manager.
  • Tony Cruz starts at catcher for Cardinals

    Tony Cruz starts at catcher for Cardinals

    Thursday, October 16 2014 6:24 PM EDT2014-10-16 22:24:50 GMT
    Catcher Tony Cruz is in the St. Louis lineup for Game 5 of the NL Championship Series with the Cardinals facing elimination by the San Francisco Giants.
    Catcher Tony Cruz is in the St. Louis lineup for Game 5 of the NL Championship Series on Thursday night with the Cardinals facing elimination by the San Francisco Giants.
  • Calipari: Kentucky's depth feels like 2 teams

    Calipari: Kentucky's depth feels like 2 teams

    Thursday, October 16 2014 6:04 PM EDT2014-10-16 22:04:30 GMT
    Kentucky's John Calipari said the Wildcats are so deep it feels like he is coaching two teams.
    Kentucky's John Calipari said the Wildcats are so deep it feels like he is coaching two teams.
  • Aggies look to bounce back against Alabama

    Aggies look to bounce back against Alabama

    Thursday, October 16 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-10-16 21:15:10 GMT
    No. 21 Texas A&M has moved on from consecutive tough losses and is focused on bouncing back this week at No. 7 Alabama.
    No. 21 Texas A&M has moved on from consecutive tough losses and is focused on bouncing back this week at No. 7 Alabama.
  • Ebola means African Cup hosting could be a lottery

    Ebola means African Cup hosting could be a lottery

    Thursday, October 16 2014 4:54 PM EDT2014-10-16 20:54:38 GMT
    Morocco has denied reports it has withdrawn as host of next year's African Cup of Nations football tournament although it wants the competition postponed.
    By GERALD IMRAY AP Sports Writer Where will the problematic African Cup of Nations be held next year?
  • Ex-clinic owner pleads guilty in MLB drug case

    Ex-clinic owner pleads guilty in MLB drug case

    The former owner of a South Florida clinic is set to plead guilty to charges of illegally providing performance-enhancing drugs to Major League Baseball players, including New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez.
    The former owner of a South Florida anti-aging clinic pleaded guilty Thursday to charges of illegally providing performance-enhancing drugs to athletes including high-profile Major League Baseball players, most notably New...
  • In today's NBA, 3's are most definitely wild

    In today's NBA, 3's are most definitely wild

    Thursday, October 16 2014 1:55 PM EDT2014-10-16 17:55:17 GMT
    The offensive concept of pace-and-space was nearly an unbeatable combination for the Miami Heat, the plan of surrounding LeBron James with multiple shooters good enough to net two straight NBA titles.
    The offensive concept of pace-and-space was nearly an unbeatable combination for the Miami Heat, the plan of surrounding LeBron James with multiple shooters good enough to net two straight NBA titles.
  • Steenkamp cousin: Pistorius apology not genuine

    Steenkamp cousin: Pistorius apology not genuine

    Thursday, October 16 2014 1:25 PM EDT2014-10-16 17:25:24 GMT
    Reeva Steenkamp's cousin says Oscar Pistorius must "pay for what he's done" and testified that she didn't believe the athlete's courtroom apology to the family of the woman he killed was sincere.
    Oscar Pistorius must "pay for what he's done" and his apology to the family of the girlfriend he killed was not sincere, a cousin of Reeva Steenkamp said Thursday as testimonies wrapped up.
  • Stadium boosts security after laser pointer shined

    Stadium boosts security after laser pointer shined

    Aloha Stadium officials will step up security at University of Hawaii football games after someone aimed a laser pointer at a visiting football player.
    Aloha Stadium officials will step up security at University of Hawaii football games after someone aimed a laser pointer at a visiting football player.
  • Serb police nab drone that triggered Balkan ruckus

    Serb police nab drone that triggered Balkan ruckus

    Thursday, October 16 2014 8:43 AM EDT2014-10-16 12:43:49 GMT
    Serbian police say they have found the drone that flew an Albanian nationalist banner over a soccer stadium in Belgrade, igniting a brawl on the field and fueling simmering political tensions between Balkan rivals...
    Serbian police have found the drone that flew an Albanian nationalist banner over a soccer stadium in Belgrade, igniting a brawl on the field and fueling political tensions between Balkan rivals Serbia and Albania.
  • Hits and errors: A daily look at MLB postseason

    Hits and errors: A daily look at MLB postseason

    Thursday, October 16 2014 4:44 AM EDT2014-10-16 08:44:15 GMT
    By The Associated Press Madison Bumgarner, the moment is yours.
    By The Associated Press Madison Bumgarner, the moment is yours.
  • Royals headed to World Series after ALCS sweep

    Royals headed to World Series after ALCS sweep

    When the final out was made on another improbable night, and the Kansas City Royals were headed back to the World Series, Ned Yost stood in the dugout and watched.
    When the final out was made on another improbable night, and the Kansas City Royals were headed back to the World Series, Ned Yost stood in the dugout and watched.
  • Your Top Plays for Today

    Your Top Plays for Today

    Thursday, October 16 2014 3:16 AM EDT2014-10-16 07:16:00 GMT
    By The Associated Press Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide
    By The Associated Press Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide
  • Giants beat Cardinals 6-4, move 1 win from Series

    Giants beat Cardinals 6-4, move 1 win from Series

    Thursday, October 16 2014 1:43 AM EDT2014-10-16 05:43:35 GMT
    Buster Posey drove in three runs and the San Francisco Giants took advantage of some clunky defense by St. Louis first baseman Matt Adams, beating the Cardinals 6-4 on Wednesday night to move within one victory of...
    Buster Posey and the Giants already know how to win in October - even without all this help from the St. Louis Cardinals.
  • 10 Things to See in Sports: AP's top sports photos

    10 Things to See in Sports: AP's top sports photos

    Wednesday, October 15 2014 11:14 PM EDT2014-10-16 03:14:07 GMT
    By The Associated Press Here's a look at some of the defining moments, exciting scenes, triumphs and defeats from the world of sports.
    By The Associated Press Here's a look at some of the defining moments, exciting scenes, triumphs and defeats from the world of sports.
  • Royals hold off Orioles 2-1, finish ALCS sweep

    Royals hold off Orioles 2-1, finish ALCS sweep

    Wednesday, October 15 2014 9:15 PM EDT2014-10-16 01:15:05 GMT
    With more dominant defense, an opportunistic offense that plated two runs in the first inning and a bullpen that shut down the Baltimore Orioles once again, Greg Holland and the Kansas City Royals wrapped up a...
    James Shields led thousands of fans in a celebratory chant. Lorenzo Cain pranced along the warning track, cradling his newborn son. Ned Yost finally allowed himself to smile.
  • Garber criticizes Klinsmann over Donovan, MLS view

    Garber criticizes Klinsmann over Donovan, MLS view

    Wednesday, October 15 2014 6:23 PM EDT2014-10-15 22:23:29 GMT
    Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber has criticized U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann for not selecting Landon Donovan for his World Cup roster and for saying Clint Dempsey and Michael Bradley damaged their career...
    Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber took the extraordinary step Wednesday of criticizing U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann for not taking Landon Donovan to the World Cup and for saying Clint Dempsey and Michael Bradley...
  • Brady and Patriots not who Jets need to see

    Brady and Patriots not who Jets need to see

    Wednesday, October 15 2014 5:44 PM EDT2014-10-15 21:44:47 GMT
    By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer In the midst of their worst slide since Rex Ryan became coach, the last thing the New York Jets need is a trip to New England.
    By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer In the midst of their worst slide since Rex Ryan became coach, the last thing the New York Jets need is a trip to New England.
  • Jets hope to turn season around with upset of Pats

    Jets hope to turn season around with upset of Pats

    Wednesday, October 15 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-10-15 21:33:31 GMT
    The New England Patriots turned their season around in plenty of time.
    The New England Patriots turned their season around in plenty of time.
  • 'Bama, Oklahoma face possible playoff elimination

    'Bama, Oklahoma face possible playoff elimination

    Wednesday, October 15 2014 5:13 PM EDT2014-10-15 21:13:40 GMT
    By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer No. 5 Notre Dame and No. 2 Florida State will whittle the field of unbeatens in major college football when they meet Saturday night in Tallahassee,...
    By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer No. 5 Notre Dame and No. 2 Florida State will whittle the field of unbeatens in major college football when they meet Saturday night in Tallahassee, Florida.
  • Colts' Irsay embraces opportunity to get to work

    Colts' Irsay embraces opportunity to get to work

    Wednesday, October 15 2014 4:44 PM EDT2014-10-15 20:44:32 GMT
    Jim Irsay hated being away from his team for six games. He says he appreciates his ownership role even more now.
    Jim Irsay wants to be a better team owner.
  • Redskins' RG3 practices, will reclaim starting job

    Redskins' RG3 practices, will reclaim starting job

    Wednesday, October 15 2014 4:23 PM EDT2014-10-15 20:23:48 GMT
    Robert Griffin III is practicing again with the Washington Redskins.
    Robert Griffin III returned to practice Wednesday for the Washington Redskins, and coach Jay Gruden confirmed that the third-year quarterback will regain the starter's job this season.
  • Drone banner at soccer game ignites Balkan ruckus

    Drone banner at soccer game ignites Balkan ruckus

    Albania has returned home to a heroes' welcome from a European Championship qualifier in Serbia that was abandoned after an Albanian nationalist banner was flown over the stadium, sparking violence between...
    It was all about the drone Wednesday - the one that took off from an Orthodox Church in Belgrade and flew over a soccer stadium with a nationalist Albanian banner. It ignited more than a brawl between players and fans - it...
  • McDowell begins World Match Play defense with win

    McDowell begins World Match Play defense with win

    Wednesday, October 15 2014 1:54 PM EDT2014-10-15 17:54:42 GMT
    Defending champion Graeme McDowell and Victor Dubuisson began the World Match Play Championship with comfortable wins on Wednesday, three weeks after teaming up as one of Europe's top pairings in the Ryder Cup...
    Defending champion Graeme McDowell and Victor Dubuisson began the World Match Play Championship with comfortable wins on Wednesday, three weeks after teaming up as one of Europe's top pairings in the Ryder Cup at...
  • UEFA disciplinary action over Serbia-Albania chaos

    UEFA disciplinary action over Serbia-Albania chaos

    UEFA to open disciplinary cases against Serbia and Albania over Belgrade soccer violence.
    UEFA opened disciplinary cases on Wednesday against the Serbian and Albanian football associations over the fighting between players and fans that led to their European Championship qualifier in Belgrade being abandoned.
  • Davies, O'Meara among 4 for Hall of Fame

    Davies, O'Meara among 4 for Hall of Fame

    Wednesday, October 15 2014 1:06 PM EDT2014-10-15 17:06:00 GMT
    By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer Even with more than 70 wins worldwide and four major championships, Laura Davies of England never had a week like this.
    By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer Even with more than 70 wins worldwide and four major championships, Laura Davies of England never had a week like this.
  • Steenkamp relative testifies at Pistorius hearing

    Steenkamp relative testifies at Pistorius hearing

    The parents of Reeva Steenkamp say they will not pursue a civil claim against Oscar Pistorius for killing their daughter.
    Reeva Steenkamp's cousin sobbed while testifying Wednesday how she first heard on a car radio that Oscar Pistorius had killed his girlfriend.
  • A look at other abandoned international matches

    A look at other abandoned international matches

    By STEVE DOUGLAS AP Sports Writer The European championship qualifier between Serbia and Albania that erupted into violence after a drone flew an Albanian nationalist banner into the stadium was...
    By STEVE DOUGLAS AP Sports Writer The European Championship qualifier between Serbia and Albania that erupted into violence after a drone flew an Albanian nationalist banner into the stadium was just the...
  • Italian tennis players face corruption accusations

    Italian tennis players face corruption accusations

    Wednesday, October 15 2014 11:33 AM EDT2014-10-15 15:33:52 GMT
    Italian tennis players Daniele Bracciali and Potito Starace are facing corruption accusations after intercepted Internet conversations claiming they sold matches were printed Wednesday in Italian media.
    Italian tennis players Daniele Bracciali and Potito Starace are facing corruption accusations after intercepted Internet conversations claiming they sold matches were printed Wednesday in Italian media.
  • Hits and errors: A daily look at MLB postseason

    Hits and errors: A daily look at MLB postseason

    Wednesday, October 15 2014 4:22 AM EDT2014-10-15 08:22:41 GMT
    By The Associated Press After all these years, one more win. That's how close the Kansas City Royals are to reaching the World Series.
    By The Associated Press After all these years, one more win. That's how close the Kansas City Royals are to reaching the World Series.
  • Giants beat Cardinals in 10th on Choate wild throw

    Giants beat Cardinals in 10th on Choate wild throw

    Wednesday, October 15 2014 3:33 AM EDT2014-10-15 07:33:08 GMT
    Bruce Bochy sat back in his chair, took a deep breath and pondered another wacky October win for his San Francisco Giants.
    Bruce Bochy sat back in his chair, took a deep breath and pondered another wacky October win for his San Francisco Giants.
  • Your Top Plays for Today

    Your Top Plays for Today

    Wednesday, October 15 2014 3:13 AM EDT2014-10-15 07:13:00 GMT
    By The Associated Press Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide
    By The Associated Press Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide
  • Silverman replaces Friedman as Rays' BB head

    Silverman replaces Friedman as Rays' BB head

    Wednesday, October 15 2014 2:02 AM EDT2014-10-15 06:02:30 GMT
    The Tampa Bay Rays say team president Matt Silverman will replace Andrew Friedman as the team's president of baseball operations.
    The Tampa Bay Rays expect to keep rolling without Andrew Friedman.
  • Royals edge Orioles 2-1 to take 3-0 lead in ALCS

    Royals edge Orioles 2-1 to take 3-0 lead in ALCS

    Wednesday, October 15 2014 1:03 AM EDT2014-10-15 05:03:19 GMT
    Billy Butler drove in the go-ahead run in the sixth inning, and the Royals' bullpen shut down the Baltimore Orioles the rest of the way for a 2-1 victory Tuesday night that gave Kansas City a commanding 3-0...
    Mike Moustakas had his eye on the ball from the moment it left Adam Jones's bat, tracking it against the bright lights of Kauffman Stadium. When it settled into his glove and he tumbled into a dugout suite, a dozen...
  • Giants beat Cardinals in 10th on Choate wild throw

    Giants beat Cardinals in 10th on Choate wild throw

    Tuesday, October 14 2014 10:22 PM EDT2014-10-15 02:22:30 GMT
    A wild throw by reliever Randy Choate on a bunt allowed Brandon Crawford to score the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning, lifting the San Francisco Giants over the St. Louis Cardinals 5-4 on Tuesday for a...
    A wild pitch, a wide throw and an 18-inning marathon.
  • Pierzynski replaces injured Molina for Cardinals

    Pierzynski replaces injured Molina for Cardinals

    Tuesday, October 14 2014 9:23 PM EDT2014-10-15 01:23:15 GMT
    A.J. Pierzynski will start at catcher in place of the injured Yadier Molina for the St. Louis Cardinals in the third game of the NL Championship Series against the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday.
    A.J. Pierzynski started at catcher in place of injured Yadier Molina for the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday in the third game of the NL Championship Series against the San Francisco Giants.
  • Dodgers hire Andrew Friedman from Rays

    Dodgers hire Andrew Friedman from Rays

    Tuesday, October 14 2014 8:02 PM EDT2014-10-15 00:02:32 GMT
    The Dodgers have hired Andrew Friedman for the new position of president of baseball operations, while current general manger Ned Colletti will stay on as a senior adviser to team president and CEO Stan Kasten.
    Fresh off another early playoff exit, the Los Angeles Dodgers overhauled their front office Tuesday.
  • Drone, banner force end to Euro soccer qualifier

    Drone, banner force end to Euro soccer qualifier

    A small drone dangling an Albanian banner and circling the soccer field touched off fighting between Serbian and Albanian players and fans Tuesday, forcing a European Championship qualifier to be called off.
    A small drone dangling an Albanian banner and circling the soccer field touched off fighting between Serbian and Albanian players and fans Tuesday, forcing a European Championship qualifier to be called off.
  • NFL, union discuss personal conduct policy

    NFL, union discuss personal conduct policy

    Tuesday, October 14 2014 7:42 PM EDT2014-10-14 23:42:57 GMT
    By ROB MAADDI AP Pro Football Writer NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and players' union chief DeMaurice Smith have agreed to continue discussing changes to the league's personal conduct...
    By ROB MAADDI AP Pro Football Writer NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and players' union chief DeMaurice Smith agreed to continue discussing changes to the league's personal conduct policy following...
  • Slive to retire as SEC commissioner in July

    Slive to retire as SEC commissioner in July

    Tuesday, October 14 2014 7:33 PM EDT2014-10-14 23:33:30 GMT
    By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Sports Writer Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive will retire next summer after 13 years leading the league and plans to begin treatment for a recurrence...
    By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Sports Writer Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive will retire next summer after 13 years leading the league to unprecedented success and prosperity.
  • Royals' Vargas, Orioles' Gonzalez to start Game 4

    Royals' Vargas, Orioles' Gonzalez to start Game 4

    Tuesday, October 14 2014 6:54 PM EDT2014-10-14 22:54:53 GMT
    The Royals are sticking with left-hander Jason Vargas and the Orioles with right-hander Miguel Gonzalez for Game 4 of their AL Championship Series on Wednesday.
    The Royals are sticking with left-hander Jason Vargas and the Orioles with right-hander Miguel Gonzalez for Game 4 of their AL Championship Series on Wednesday.
  • Dallas Cowboys RB Randle arrested on theft charge

    Dallas Cowboys RB Randle arrested on theft charge

    Tuesday, October 14 2014 6:54 PM EDT2014-10-14 22:54:47 GMT
    Police in suburban Dallas say Cowboys running back Joseph Randle has been arrested after taking underwear and cologne from a mall department store without paying.
    Cowboys running back Joseph Randle has been arrested on a shoplifting charge, accused of taking $123 worth of cologne and underwear from a suburban Dallas department store and telling a police officer he thought to...
  • ALCS Game 3 postponed because of rain

    ALCS Game 3 postponed because of rain

    Tuesday, October 14 2014 6:23 PM EDT2014-10-14 22:23:42 GMT
    Game 3 of the AL Championship Series has been postponed because of rain.
    The last two times the Kansas City Royals played a postseason game at home, rain fell after the final out. This time, it started well before the first pitch.
  • Miami's Shelby reinstated following suspension

    Miami's Shelby reinstated following suspension

    Tuesday, October 14 2014 6:23 PM EDT2014-10-14 22:23:34 GMT
    Miami Dolphins reserve defensive lineman Derrick Shelby was reinstated Tuesday from his suspension, which came after he was arrested on misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest and trespassing at a nightclub.
    Suspended defensive lineman Derrick Shelby was reinstated Tuesday, returned to practice with the Miami Dolphins and said afterward he had messed up.
  • Dolphins' Knowshon Moreno goes on injured reserve

    Dolphins' Knowshon Moreno goes on injured reserve

    Tuesday, October 14 2014 6:13 PM EDT2014-10-14 22:13:08 GMT
    Miami Dolphins running back Knowshon Moreno has been placed on injured reserve with a season-ending knee injury.
    Knowshon Moreno is sidelined again, this time for the rest of the season, which has left the Miami Dolphins digging deep into their depth chart at running back.
  • Keselowski and Stewart fined after Charlotte

    Keselowski and Stewart fined after Charlotte

    Tuesday, October 14 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-10-14 21:33:30 GMT
    NASCAR has fined Brad Keselowski and Tony Stewart for their post-race conduct at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
    NASCAR fined Brad Keselowski $50,000 and Tony Stewart $25,000 on Tuesday for their roles in the fracas after the race at Charlotte Motor Speedway over the weekend.
  • March trial date set for Sterling mistress case

    March trial date set for Sterling mistress case

    A judge has set a March trial date in the lawsuit by Donald Sterling's estranged wife against his mistress.
    A judge has set a March trial date in the lawsuit by Donald Sterling's estranged wife against his mistress.
  • Americans try to solve Ryder Cup with task force

    Americans try to solve Ryder Cup with task force

    Tuesday, October 14 2014 4:43 PM EDT2014-10-14 20:43:23 GMT
    By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer The PGA of America has created an 11-member task force to look into every aspect of the Ryder Cup.
    By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer After two decades of European dominance in the Ryder Cup, the Americans have created a task force to figure out why they keep losing.
  • Kaymer takes 2-shot lead in Grand Slam in Bermuda

    Kaymer takes 2-shot lead in Grand Slam in Bermuda

    Tuesday, October 14 2014 4:03 PM EDT2014-10-14 20:03:18 GMT
    U.S. Open champion Martin Kaymer seized control with a tap-in birdie followed by an eagle on his way to a 6-under 65 and a two-shot lead over Bubba Watson in the PGA Grand Slam of Golf on Tuesday.
    U.S. Open champion Martin Kaymer seized control with a tap-in birdie followed by an eagle on his way to a 6-under 65 and a two-shot lead over Bubba Watson in the PGA Grand Slam of Golf on Tuesday.
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