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  • Not much to say as Lakers move on without Nash

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — When the Lakers traded four draft picks to sign Steve Nash, his new teammates couldn't wait to talk about what might happen when Nash began distributing the ball to the likes of Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol. A day after Nash's season — and possibly his career — ended before the...

  • Coric upsets Nadal to reach Swiss Indoors semis

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    BASEL, Switzerland (AP) — Teenager Borna Coric upset second-seeded Rafael Nadal in straight sets Friday to reach the semifinals of the Swiss Indoors and announce himself as one of the rising stars of tennis. There was no such slip-up for Roger Federer as the top-seeded Swiss remained on course...

  • Vargas to take on Vogelsong in Game 4 of Series

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Even though Jason Vargas will be making his World Series debut for Kansas City in Game 4, the Fall Classic atmosphere in San Francisco will not be foreign to him. Four years ago, while home for the offseason in Arizona, Vargas and his wife decided to fly to San Francisco to...

  • Union questions NFL's domestic violence plan

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The players' union has questioned why the NFL's domestic violence training and education program "treats all players as perpetrators." In a memo sent to NFL Players Association members on Thursday by Executive Director DeMaurice Smith and obtained Friday by The Associated Press,...

  • College player fights tumor for moment on court

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Lauren Hill is the last player to take the court for the 6 a.m. stretch before basketball practice. She's moving slowly today. The freshman wearing the blue No. 22 Mount St. Joseph jersey has days like this lately. Days when the inoperable tumor squeezing her brain also saps...

  • Big audiences for new CBS Thursday night NFL games

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — CBS's new Thursday night NFL package drew big audiences despite a string of blowouts. The Broncos' 35-21 win over the Chargers on Thursday was the last of seven straight games to air on CBS, with simulcasts on NFL Network. The broadcasts now switch to NFL Network only. Five of...

  • Royals shift Cain to tricky right field for Game 3

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain was moved from center field to right for Game 3 of the World Series to boost defense in one of AT&T Park's trickiest positions. Kansas City manager Ned Yost made the move Friday night with the best-of-seven matchup 1-all. Usual right fielder...

  • Colts' Wayne out vs. Steelers with elbow injury

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne will not play in the team's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday because of an elbow injury. Wayne was initially listed as day-to-day before being ruled out Friday by coach Chuck Pagano. Wayne has caught 38 passes for...

  • Tampa Bay Rays say manager Joe Maddon has opted out of contract

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays say manager Joe Maddon has opted out of contract.

  • Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera has ankle surgery


    DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers say slugger Miguel Cabrera has undergone successful surgery to remove bone spurs in his right ankle and to repair a stress fracture. The team announced Friday that the surgery was performed by Dr. Robert Anderson in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Cabrera will...

  • Injured Matt Cain is Series spectator for Giants


    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Well after the rest of his teammates put on their uniforms, Matt Cain wandered into the San Francisco clubhouse and changed clothes for a recent World Series practice. The workhorse of the rotation for years, Cain isn't pitching for the Giants this October. His season ended...

  • Royals might need a rare pinch hit in Series


    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Playing under American League rules with few reliable options on the bench this season, no manager had as little use for pinch hitters as Kansas City's Ned Yost. Now with the World Series shifting to San Francisco for Game 3 on Friday night, when the pitcher will bat...

  • PGA president refers to Poulter as 'lil girl'


    ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — The PGA of America president referred to Ian Poulter as a little girl on two social media accounts Thursday evening for his comments on Nick Faldo and Tom Watson as Ryder Cup captains. Faldo, with six majors regarded as Britain's greatest player, was captain of the...

  • Manning, Sanders lead Broncos past Chargers, 35-21


    DENVER (AP) — With this much speed and acceleration, it's no surprise Emmanuel Sanders is so adept at catching up. Sanders waited six long weeks to join the list of players who have caught a touchdown pass from Peyton Manning. Now, he has four in less than a week. Manning and Sanders connected...

  • Steve Nash ruled out for season with back injury

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Steve Nash hoped for one more chance to show off his playmaking skills after fighting injuries and time for two miserable years with the Los Angeles Lakers. Instead, Nash couldn't even make it to opening night in the 19th season of his remarkable career. Nash will miss the...

  • Lincecum's back fine, expected to be ready Game 3

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Giants right-hander Tim Lincecum has no structural damage in his tight back and is expected to be available when the World Series resumes with Game 3 on Friday night. "That's the plan," athletic trainer Dave Groeschner said via text message late Thursday with...

  • Failures in oversight worsened UNC academic fraud

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An alarming lack of institutional oversight at the University of North Carolina allowed an academic fraud scandal to run unchecked for nearly two decades and has the school reeling from the scandal's fallout. The latest investigation found that university leaders, faculty...

  • Strickland 'embarrassed' by Game 2 actions

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hunter Strickland apologized Thursday for the way he handled himself in Game 2 of the World Series after allowing yet another postseason home run. Strickland caused the benches to clear Wednesday night when he shouted at Kansas City's Salvador Perez after allowing a two-run...

  • At 1-all, World Series moves to quirky Giants park

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Eric Hosmer loaded up, launched a long fly and watched it sail toward McCovey Cove. Way out there in right field, near the 421-foot mark, the ball bonked off the brick wall. No splash shot. "We were definitely trying to hit 'em," the Kansas City first baseman said. "We...

  • Giants' Hudson to face Royals' Guthrie in Game 3

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In the middle of a champagne-and-beer-soaked clubhouse after the San Francisco Giants won the NL Championship Series, Tim Hudson was given the chance to speak to his team. The message was as simple as Hudson's approach on the mound: "World Series, baby!" After 16 years,...


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