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Bears rely on run game while bringing Trubisky along slowly

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:08:51 -0500

The Chicago Bears are leaning heavily on their running game while bringing along rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky slowly.


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Flyers founder Snider honored with statue outside home arena

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:03:46 -0500

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Flyers founder Ed Snider was honored with a 9-foot bronze statue outside the Wells Fargo Center.


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Florida State gets extra motivation from Jackson, Louisville

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:03:27 -0500

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — If a disappointing start isn't a big enough chip on Florida State's shoulder, the Seminoles can draw some additional incentive from their opponent Saturday.


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Astros now trailing Yankees in ALCS, need 9th Verlander win

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:04:08 -0500

HOUSTON (AP) — Justin Verlander agreed to that last-minute trade to the Houston Astros with hopes of another World Series, and has since won all eight games he has pitched.


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Vandy coach: Lack of White House invite a 'slap in the face'

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:06:47 -0500

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt coach Stephanie White says it is a "slap in the face" to the Gamecocks that South Carolina still is waiting for an invitation to the White House as the reigning national women's basketball champions.


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Host Garcia shares lead at Valderrama Masters

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:59:07 -0500

SOTOGRANDE, Spain (AP) — Tournament host Sergio Garcia shot a 5-under 66 to grab a share of the lead at the Andalucia Valderrama Masters in the European Tour on Thursday.



Giants offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan calling plays

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:54:43 -0500

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Mike Sullivan has become the new face of the New York Giants' offense.



Top-seeded Carreno Busta knocked out of Kremlin Cup

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:53:58 -0500

MOSCOW (AP) — Top-seeded Pablo Carreno Busta was knocked out of the Kremlin Cup in the second round by Daniil Medvedev 6-3, 6-3 on Thursday.






Emails: Protests spur college officials to talk with players

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:49:29 -0500

ATLANTA (AP) — As protests over racial injustice grab national attention in pro sports, some college and university officials are having pre-emptive talks with student-athletes and consulting each other amid concerns that such actions will spread to college sports, according…


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Rio 2016 head Nuzman to be released from jail

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:46:29 -0500

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Carlos Nuzman, the head of last year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics, will be released from jail after a top court decision.


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Matchup of overachieving rivals when Jets visit Dolphins

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:40:35 -0500

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins rank last in the NFL in half a dozen major offensive categories and have been outgained by 363 yards this season. Yet because they keep winning close games, only three teams in…


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Giroud's overhead kick gives Arsenal 1-0 win at Red Star

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:37:04 -0500

Olivier Giroud scored late in the second half for Arsenal to maintain its perfect Europa League campaign with a 1-0 win over 10-man Red Star Belgrade on Thursday.


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Food company chairman gets 2 years in prison in fraud case

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:35:45 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — A former food company executive who admitted feeding inside information to an influential Las Vegas gambler linked to golfer Phil Mickelson was sentenced on Thursday to two years in prison by a judge who said he…


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Kings F Jeff Carter out indefinitely after leg cut

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:30:53 -0500

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Kings center Jeff Carter is out indefinitely after undergoing surgery to repair a cut on his left leg.


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Redskins put rookie defensive lineman Jonathan Allen on IR

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:31:17 -0500

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins have placed rookie defensive lineman Jonathan Allen on injured reserve after undergoing foot surgery.


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49ers make QB change; Cowboys get to keep Elliott active

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:28:54 -0500

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers are making a change at quarterback, hoping that rookie C.J. Beathard can provide a needed spark against Dallas for a team that has opened the season with six straight losses.


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Gamecocks' rise, Lady Vols' fall reflect SEC's major changes

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:29:27 -0500

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When South Carolina and Mississippi State met in an all-Southeastern Conference national championship game last season, it underscored the league's dramatic transformation in the post-Pat Summitt era.


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Louisville interim coach Padgett adds Paulus as an assistant

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:25:49 -0500

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville interim coach David Padgett has hired Greg Paulus as an assistant, the latest addition to the men's basketball staff.


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Michigan top cop loses pay for Facebook post on NFL protests

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:27:51 -0500

DETROIT (AP) — The director of the Michigan State Police will lose five days of pay for sharing a Facebook post that called NFL players who kneel during the national anthem "anti-American degenerates," Gov. Rick Snyder said Thursday.


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Linebacker Adams cut day after Bills claimed him on waivers

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:18:22 -0500

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have designated linebacker Tyrell Adams as being waived/injured a day after he was claimed off of waivers.



Watson's emergence helps ease loss of Watt for Texans

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:20:59 -0500

HOUSTON (AP) — Without J.J. Watt for the second straight season, a new star has emerged for the Houston Texans. Rookie Deshaun Watson has this team long known for its defense rolling on offense.


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Penn State QB McSorley getting more out of quick passes

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:01:55 -0500

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — To take the next step in his evolution, Trace McSorley first had to go backward.


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Warriors say Green has no structural damage in injured knee

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 15:58:02 -0500

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Draymond Green has no structural damage in his injured left knee but is still doubtful to play in the Golden State Warriors' next game.



Steelers searching for cure to red-zone issues

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 15:54:44 -0500

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The drive that put the NFL's last unbeaten team on notice started three feet from the Pittsburgh Steelers own end zone.


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Hamilton title chase returns to track he's dominated

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 15:52:14 -0500

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lewis Hamilton usually feels at ease in the U.S. And why not? It's pretty easy to be happy when he's usually finishing first.


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Panthers LB Kuechly, WR Benjamin remain out of practice

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 15:51:29 -0500

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers could be without two key players when they visit the Chicago Bears.



Hall of Fame QB Bart Starr to attend Packers game vs. Saints

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 15:39:56 -0500

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The family of Bart Starr says the Hall of Fame quarterback will attend the Green Bay Packers' Sunday game against the New Orleans Saints at Lambeau Field.


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Notre Dame again picked as favorite in ACC women's hoops

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 15:36:26 -0500

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Notre Dame's grip on the top of the top of the Atlantic Coast Conference might be slipping a bit.


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Hurricanes activate van Riemsdyk from IR after concussion

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 15:30:58 -0500

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes have activated defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk from injured reserve.


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Fournette says he'll 'most definitely' be ready to play

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 15:32:16 -0500

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette says his ankle feels good and he "most definitely" will be healthy enough to play Sunday at Indianapolis.


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Brantley has surgery, Indians weighing options on his future

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 15:15:01 -0500

CLEVELAND (AP) — The damaged ligaments in Michael Brantley's right ankle have been stabilized. The All-Star left fielder's future with the Cleveland Indians remains unsteady.


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Steelers, resurgent Bengals set to renew belligerent rivalry

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 15:16:44 -0500

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The bad blood between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals is palpable, built on years of animosity and antagonism, hits that straddled the line between clean and dirty and others that leapfrogged across it all together.


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Hayward, Lin out for year, and many others in NBA are ailing

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 15:09:58 -0500

MIAMI (AP) — Brooklyn's Jeremy Lin was horrified to see what happened to Gordon Hayward, whose season almost certainly ended in a most disturbing fashion five minutes into the Celtics' season-opener.


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Jets' Powell returns to practice, expected to play at Miami

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 15:12:05 -0500

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets running back Bilal Powell is expected to play at Miami on Sunday after practicing fully for the first time since straining a calf muscle nearly two weeks ago.



A win-win: Georgia, Miami succeeding after coaching change

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 15:04:40 -0500

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Miami coach Mark Richt's departure from Georgia two years ago was called a lot of things: a stepping down, a parting of the ways, a mutual decision, and a firing.


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Panthers' QB Cam Newton opts not to speak with reporters

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:58:09 -0500

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has declined to speak to reporters for the second consecutive day.


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Column: Delay accepting racism complaints damages English FA

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:56:58 -0500

LONDON (AP) — Claims of institutional racism dismissed as "fluff" by the chairman. A player believing she was being blackmailed into silence. And a stench engulfing the soccer organization that so often assumes the moral high ground when preaching to…


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Alonso extends McLaren contract through 2018

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:49:06 -0500

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Formula One driver Fernando Alonso has put an end to the uncertainty by extending his contract with McLaren to the 2018 season.


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Bengals' challenge: 4 road games in 5 weeks, Steelers up 1st

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:41:07 -0500

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals have a chance to move into contention in the AFC North, but it's a long road back.


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Virginia Tech returns to action against reeling Tar Heels

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:35:04 -0500

North Carolina (1-6, 0-4 ACC) at No. 14 Virginia Tech (5-1, 1-1), Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET (ESPN2)



No. 24 LSU tries to keep newfound momentum vs. Ole Miss

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:25:24 -0500

No. 24 LSU (5-2, 2-1 SEC) at Mississippi (3-3, 1-2), Saturday, 7:15 p.m. ET (ESPN)



No. 16 USF looks to remain unbeaten against Tulane

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:20:14 -0500

No. 16 South Florida (6-0, 3-0 American) at Tulane (3-3, 1-1), Saturday 7 p.m. ET (ESPN2) .



Big Ten expands conference basketball schedules next season

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:19:00 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — Big Ten basketball came to the Big Apple on Thursday for media day and a look at Madison Square Garden, where the conference will hold its tournament in March.


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No. 9 Oklahoma heads to Kansas State

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:15:51 -0500

No. 9 Oklahoma (5-1, 2-1 Big 12) at Kansas State (3-3, 1-2), Saturday, 4 p.m. ET (FOX)



O'Sullivan asks fan who ran round snooker table to pot black

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:14:04 -0500

BARNSLEY, England (AP) — Five-time world snooker champion Ronnie O'Sullivan was about to complete a victory in the English Open when a woman evaded security and began running around the table.



Delany: 'Not shocked' by FBI investigation of college hoops

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:15:30 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany says he wasn't shocked by the FBI investigation into college basketball because of the history of federal law enforcement intersecting with the sport.


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Stingy defense a big change for Miami Dolphins

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:07:52 -0500

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Ndamukong Suh, a friend of billionaire Warren Buffett who knows a thing or two about investing, declines to offer a prediction about the Miami Dolphins' fortunes.


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Ravens-Vikings Capsule

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:02:12 -0500

BALTIMORE (3-3) at MINNESOTA (4-2)






Clemson adds experience with transfers Skara, Donnal

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:46:37 -0500

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Brad Brownell believed his team needed some bulk and experience inside for this upcoming season. He thinks he's got it in transfers David Skara and Mark Donnal.



Blount, other veterans keep young Eagles focused

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:47:53 -0500

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — LeGarrette Blount knows what it takes to win a Super Bowl so he's won't let his teammates get overly excited about a 5-1 start.


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Bengals-Steelers Capsule

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:33:29 -0500

BENGALS (2-3) at STEELERS (4-2)



US ice dance champs begin road to Olympics in Moscow event

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:28:40 -0500

The icy road to the 2018 Winter Olympics begins in earnest with the Rostelecom Cup in Moscow this weekend.


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Broncos-Chargers Capsule

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:23:11 -0500

LOS ANGELES (AP) — DENVER (3-2) vs LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (2-4)






FIFA says deal close to resolve transfer system complaint

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:17:08 -0500

ZURICH (AP) — A complaint to the European Commission challenging soccer's transfer market is set to be withdrawn by the global group of players' unions, according to FIFA.






Titans-Browns Capsule

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:12:18 -0500

TENNESSEE (3-3) at CLEVELAND (0-6)



Packers, Microsoft join in tech venture near Lambeau Field

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:12:10 -0500

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Green Bay Packers and Microsoft are launching a tech incubator near Lambeau Field in a $10 million partnership aimed at igniting innovation in an area not typically targeted by major, global companies.



Seahawks-Giants Capsule

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:00:32 -0500

SEATTLE (3-2) at N.Y. GIANTS (1-5)



Bridgewater: 'I definitely believe I'll play this year'

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:56:24 -0500

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Teddy Bridgewater says he "definitely" believes he'll play for the Minnesota Vikings this season, after returning to practice for the first time in almost 14 months.



Tennessee QB Guarantano preparing for his 1st road test

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:49:29 -0500

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee quarterback Jarrett Guarantano has been phoning a few friends to get an idea of what to expect Saturday when he faces No. 1 Alabama in his first career road start.


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Jets-Dolphins Capsule

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:50:11 -0500

NEW YORK JETS (3-3) at MIAMI (3-2)









East Carolina, BYU add 2 games to series in 2022, 2024

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:35:35 -0500

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — East Carolina and BYU have added two more games to their football series.



Nets' Lin expected to miss season with right knee injury

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:30:31 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin is expected to miss the rest of the season because of a ruptured patella tendon of the right knee.


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Pop-ups on NFL sidelines mean quick medical treatment

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:27:30 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — A player gets hurt on the field, walks or is helped to the sideline, and then goes camping?


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Smalling, Dorsey look to fire up Illini offense

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:23:23 -0500

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Rutgers snapped a 16-game Big Ten losing streak against Illinois over the weekend.


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NFL to give away 500 tickets to February's Super Bowl

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:11:23 -0500

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Now that the NFL is providing tickets for an entire youth football team from Minneapolis to attend the Super Bowl, it's also giving away more free tickets to the game.


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Buccaneers-Bills Capsule

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:06:10 -0500

TAMPA BAY (2-3) at BUFFALO (3-2)



Falcons sign veteran defensive tackle Rubin, cut Tupou

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:05:18 -0500

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have signed defensive tackle Ahtyba Rubin, a former starter with Cleveland and Seattle.



Smart has No. 3 Georgia on path to showdown with Saban, Tide

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:06:59 -0500

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Javon Wims refers to last year's beginning of the Kirby Smart era at Georgia as the trial-and-error phase, when the Bulldogs adjusted to changes implemented by the new coach.


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Cowboys-49ers Capsule

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:58:39 -0500

DALLAS (2-3) at SAN FRANCISCO (0-6)






Falcons-Patriots Capsule

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:49:45 -0500

ATLANTA (3-2) at NEW ENGLAND (4-2)






Cardinals-Rams Capsule

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:44:39 -0500

ARIZONA (3-3) vs. LOS ANGELES RAMS (4-2)






Fantasy Football: Week 7 WR rankings

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:44:00 -0500

Brett Hundley's table is ready, and Sunday against a vastly improved Saints secondary we'll begin to find out (A) whether he's being seated at a fantasy fast food or fantasy fine dining establishment; and (B) how big a reservation he…


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Alabama judge dismisses fraud suit against Lane Kiffin

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:38:54 -0500

COLUMBIANA, Ala. (AP) — A judge has dismissed a fraud suit filed against Florida Atlantic coach Lane Kiffin.



Georgia Tech, Georgia State to play exhibition on Oct. 28

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:40:45 -0500

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech will play Georgia State in an exhibition game to raise funds for victims of recent hurricanes.



Cardinals' Fitzgerald: Peterson and I chasing same thing

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:29:44 -0500

SUNBURY-ON-THAMES, England (AP) — Larry Fitzgerald wasn't surprised to see Adrian Peterson silence his doubters in the running back's first game with the Arizona Cardinals.


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Racers get unwelcome break with too-short Milwaukee marathon

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:27:36 -0500

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The organizers of Milwaukee's marathon got the distance of the course wrong — for the second year in a row.



Panthers-Bears Capsule

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:10:37 -0500

CAROLINA (4-2) at CHICAGO (2-4)



Buckeyes' progress pleases Meyer as Penn State game looms

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:05:00 -0500

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A month ago some Ohio State faithful urged the benching of quarterback J.T. Barrett because of the anemic passing game. Now he's being talked about as a potential Heisman Trophy candidate.


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