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Alonso extends contract with McLaren for 1 year until 2018

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:14:07 -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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Panthers-Bears Capsule

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

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



Racers get unwelcome break with too-short Milwaukee marathon

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:06:50 -0500

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



Redskins-Eagles Capsule

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:05:46 -0500

WASHINGTON (3-2) at PHILADELPHIA (5-1)



Saints-Packers Capsule

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:05:37 -0500

NEW ORLEANS (3-2) at GREEN BAY (4-2)



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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IOC expects decisions on Russian doping cases next month

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:59:14 -0500

Investigators at the International Olympic Committee expect to have "a number" of doping cases involving Russians at the Sochi Olympics resolved by the end of November, but they have no plans to dictate the eligibility of these athletes for next…


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Sailing Hall of Fame pitches move to Rhode Island

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:58:56 -0500

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — The National Sailing Hall of Fame is considering moving its headquarters from Maryland to Newport, Rhode Island, but some residents are concerned about what will happen to the current tenants of the building the organization is…



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

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:00:43 -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 500 more free tickets to the game.



US women's hockey team gets Wilma Rudolph Courage Award

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:49:43 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. women's hockey team received the Wilma Rudolph Courage Award on Wednesday night at the Salute to Women in Sports hosted by the Women's Sports Foundation.


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No. 2 Penn St hosts No. 19 Michigan trying to stay unbeaten

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:48:41 -0500

No. 19 Michigan (5-1, 2-1 Big Ten) at No. 2 Penn State (6-0, 3-0), Saturday 7:30 p.m. ET (ABC).



Gordon Hayward's agent says his surgery 'went really well'

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:47:18 -0500

BOSTON (AP) — Celtics fans lined up to sign a banner urging Gordon Hayward to "come back stronger than ever." One player wrote his injured teammate's initials on his shoe. The crowd that bought tickets to see him make his…


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No. 1 Bama heavily favored over traditional rival Tennessee

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:35:43 -0500

Tennessee (3-3, 0-3 SEC) at No. 1 Alabama (7-0, 4-0), Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET (CBS)



No. 18 Michigan State hosts Indiana, hoping to keep rolling

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:33:24 -0500

Indiana (3-3, 0-3 Big Ten) at No. 18 Michigan State (5-1, 3-0), Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET (ABC).



No. 11 USC pays prime-time visit to No. 13 Notre Dame

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:30:32 -0500

No. 11 USC (6-1) at No. 13 Notre Dame (5-1), Saturday, 7:30 p.m. ET, (NBC)



Colorado at No. 15 Washington State

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:30:01 -0500

Colorado (4-3, 1-3 Pac-12) at No. 15 Washington State (6-1, 3-1), Saturday, 10:45 p.m. ET (ESPN)






Underclassman running backs fuel Big 12 attacks

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:30:53 -0500

The running game has become increasingly important in the Big 12 this season — with a host of talented young backs leading the way.


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Ex-boxer gets probation for fatal shooting after bus dispute

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:27:01 -0500

CLEVELAND (AP) — A former professional boxer who once fought heavyweight Mike Tyson has received probation after a fatal shooting that happened when bus passengers in Cleveland challenged him to a fistfight and then followed him off the bus.



No. 23 West Virginia is looking for its first win at Baylor

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:25:33 -0500

No. 23 West Virginia (4-2, 2-1 Big 12) at Baylor (0-6, 0-3), Saturday, 8 p.m. ET (FS1/FS2 if ALCS Game 7 necessary)



Syracuse looks for another upset, visits No. 8 Miami

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:25:13 -0500

Syracuse (4-3, 2-1 ACC) at No. 8 Miami (5-0, 3-0), Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET (ESPN)



Nets' Lin expected to miss season with right knee injury

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:21:38 -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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No. 4 TCU always has close games against Kansas in Big 12

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:20:38 -0500

Kansas (1-5, 0-3 Big 12) at No. 4 TCU (6-0, 3-0), Saturday, 8 p.m. ET (Fox)



Indians All-Star OF Brantley undergoes right ankle surgery,

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

CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians All-Star outfielder Michael Brantley had surgery to repair a right ankle injury that limited him in the playoffs.



Oklahoma State brings nation's top offense to Texas

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:15:43 -0500

No. 10 Oklahoma State (5-1, 2-1 Big 12) at Texas (3-3, 2-1), Saturday, Noon ET (ABC)



Top seed Carreno Busta knocked out of Kremlin Cup

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:12:10 -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.



No. 20 Central Florida seeks 1st 6-0 start at Navy

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:10:34 -0500

No. 20 Central Florida (5-0, 3-0 American) at Navy (5-1, 3-1), Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET (CBS Sports Network).



Jaguars-Colts Capsule

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:05:32 -0500

JACKSONVILLE (3-3) at INDIANAPOLIS (2-4)



No. 21 Auburn hopes to bounce back against Arkansas

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:00:37 -0500

No. 21 Auburn (5-2, 3-1 SEC) at Arkansas (2-4, 0-3), Saturday, 6:30 p.m. ET (SEC Network)



No. 5 Wisconsin seeks to smooth out offense against Maryland

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:00:37 -0500

Maryland (3-3, 1-2 Big Ten) at No. 5 Wisconsin (6-0, 3-0), Saturday, Noon ET (Fox)












Hub Arkush: Has the declining NFL reached point of no return?

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:20:00 -0500

It is at least reasonable to ask if the NFL has reached a turning point from which it may never recover, at least in terms of reclaiming its heretofore unassailable perch as the most popular entertainment vehicle in America.


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Big Ten expands conference basketball schedules next season

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:52:14 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — The Big Ten is increasing its conference schedule to 20 games in men's basketball and 18 in women's basketball, starting in the 2018-19 season.



The Latest: Helen DeVos remembered for her philanthropy

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:49:54 -0500

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the death of Helen J. DeVos, a philanthropist from western Michigan (all times local):


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Olympic cyclist Nothstein in Pennsylvania congressional race

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:41:22 -0500

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Olympic cycling gold medalist Marty Nothstein is the latest to announce he's running for the eastern Pennsylvania congressional seat being vacated by fellow Republican U.S. Rep. Charles Dent.



Way We Hear It: Teddy Bridgewater may help Vikings more than Sam Bradford this season — and beyond

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:39:00 -0500

The clock has been started on Teddy Bridgewater’s return to the field, and he might have a better chance of making an impact on the Minnesota Vikings’ season than Sam Bradford could from here on out.


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Ron Rivera has thrived amid the turbulence with the Carolina Panthers

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:28:00 -0500

When the Carolina Panthers made Ron Rivera the fifth head coach in the franchise’s then 15-year history, team owner Jerry Richardson cited Rivera’s “approach, his demeanor, his style” as the reasons why he felt it was the right hire.


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Fantasy Football: Week 7 matchups to exploit and avoid

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:16:00 -0500

MATCHUPS TO EXPLOITEagles (vs. Washington)Carson Wentz’s Eagles have soared to the top of the NFC an…


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Tipsheet: Coach Q steams after Blues rout Blackhawks

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:11:00 -0500

Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville was none too pleased with his team after it capitulation Wednesday night at Scottrade Center.


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Nebraska company to run Sioux Falls public golf courses

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 07:52:34 -0500

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A Nebraska-based company is next in line to run Sioux Falls' municipal golf courses, but the decision didn't come without controversy.






Footballer banned for 5 matches for urinating towards fans

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 07:49:18 -0500

TORRE DEL GRECO, Italy (AP) — A footballer in Italy has been suspended for five matches for urinating towards opposition fans.






Swedes mull compensation after Danes cancel WWCup qualifier

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 07:03:06 -0500

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Swedish Football Federation is considering seeking compensation from its Danish counterpart for canceling a Women's World Cup qualifier over a pay dispute.



Beijing forms 'snow affairs work team' for 2022 Olympics

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 06:54:27 -0500

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing, host of the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, has a snow problem: Hardly any of the white stuff falls on the Chinese capital despite freezing temperatures.



Helen DeVos, who backed health, education causes, dies at 90

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 06:55:19 -0500

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Helen J. DeVos, a philanthropist from western Michigan known for her support of children's health, Christian education and the arts, has died at age 90, her family said Thursday.


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Dortmund's early season elation gone after week to forget

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 06:50:43 -0500

BERLIN (AP) — Borussia Dortmund's early season elation is gone and its best-ever start to the Bundesliga a fond memory.


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English FA pursues first case against player for diving

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 06:39:57 -0500

LONDON (AP) — Carlisle striker Shaun Miller faces becoming the first player in England to be retrospectively banned for diving after being charged by the Football Association.






Northern Ireland manager O'Neill banned for drunk driving

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 06:37:43 -0500

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill pleaded guilty to drunk driving on Thursday and was banned from the road for 16 months.


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High schools punished after fight between football teams

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 06:15:45 -0500

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A fight during a high school football game in South Carolina has left one team with 25 players facing suspension and the other forfeiting its next game.



Eun-Hee Ji takes 3-shot lead at Taiwan Championship

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 04:27:02 -0500

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Eun-Hee Ji carded a 6-under 66 to take a three-stroke lead after the first round of the Taiwan Championship on a rainy Thursday.



Coach K says Trump should know he's accountable to everyone

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 04:19:32 -0500

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke University men's basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski says President Donald Trump "should realize he's accountable to all people."



Thomas fires 63, takes early lead at CJ Cup in South Korea

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 04:03:42 -0500

JEJU, South Korea (AP) — Justin Thomas eagled twice in a 9-under-par 63 to take a three-stroke lead after the first round of the CJ Cup, the first U.S. PGA Tour regular-season event in South Korea.


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Social media helping college teams start new traditions

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 02:25:53 -0500

In an era when it's increasingly difficult to get fans in the stadium, it apparently isn't so hard to get them into new rituals.


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Embattled Riley's mantra at Nebraska: 'Just coach the team'

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 02:24:52 -0500

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — With a new athletic director on the way and Nebraska having an open date this week, the future of embattled coach Mike Riley has been the hottest topic in the state and among Cornhusker fans everywhere.












Kempe has first career hat trick in Kings' win over Montreal

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 01:32:30 -0500

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Adrian Kempe and Michael Cammalleri had quite the chemistry on a line with Trevor Lewis.


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Cubs avoid sweep, top Dodgers 3-2 to cut NLCS deficit to 3-1

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 01:01:08 -0500

CHICAGO (AP) — Javier Baez sensed he was ready to bust out of his slump and give the Chicago Cubs the lift they needed.


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Cubs avoid sweep, top Dodgers 3-2 to cut NLCS deficit to 3-1

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 01:01:08 -0500

CHICAGO (AP) — Javier Baez sensed he was ready to bust out of his slump and give the Chicago Cubs the lift they needed.


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Aldridge's double-double leads Spurs by Timberwolves, 107-99

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:52:27 -0500

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge was unhappy with the Spurs the past two seasons and Gregg Popovich understood why.


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Schwartz has hat trick in Blues' 5-2 victory over Blackhawks

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:49:54 -0500

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jaden Schwartz had his third career hat trick to help the St. Louis Blues beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-2 on Wednesday night.


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Harden, Houston spoil another opener, win 105-100 at Kings

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:17:25 -0500

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Just imagine what these Houston Rockets might look like months from now, when James Harden has a healthy Chris Paul alongside him in the backcourt and Mike D'Antoni's rotations become more consistent.


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Thursday’s sports on the air

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

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Top 10 schedule, results

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

Large school schools - 10/181. Oakville (23-5) was idle.2. Holt (25-6) was idle.3. Francis Howell (24-9) was idle.4. Troy Buchanan (24-5) was idle.5. Hillsboro (26-4) was idle.6. Marquette (27-3) was idle.7. Parkway South (20-8) was idle.8. Eureka (20-10) was idle.9.…



Top 10 schedule, results

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

Large school schools - 10/181. Edwardsville (15-1) was idle.2. CBC (17-5) was idle.3. Summit (22-3) was idle.4. De Smet (14-5) was idle.5. SLUH (20-3) was idle.6. Marquette (15-3) was idle.7. Francis Howell (19-4) vs. Fort Zumwalt South (11-12), 6:30 p.m.8.…



Area top 10 schedule

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

Large schools



Top 10 schedule, results

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

Large school schools - 10/181. Lafayette (34-2) was idle.2. St. Joseph's (24-3) vs. Kirkwood (17-13) at Kirkwood, 4:30 p.m.3. Edwardsville (23-5) was idle.4. Timberland (30-2) vs. Holt (19-10) at Liberty (Wentzville), 6 p.m.5. Cor Jesu (23-9) vs. Mehlville (23-9) at…



Conley, rookie Brooks lead Grizzlies past Pelicans 103-91

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:55:46 -0500

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Mike Conley is expected to be a scoring leader for Memphis. Seems like he might get some help from rookie Dillon Brooks.


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James Harden leads Rockets past Kings for second victory

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:51:17 -0500

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — James Harden had 27 points and nine assists, and the Houston Rockets made it a perfect two-game road trip to start the season despite playing this one without Chris Paul, beating the Sacramento Kings 105-100 on…


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Burks takes over in 4th, Jazz beat Nuggets 106-96

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:47:45 -0500

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Alec Burks showed glimpses during the preseason, and on opening night delivered more proof that the athletic player that used to score points in droves is back.


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Steen gets back in the lineup

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:40:00 -0500

Rehab has become second nature to Blues forward Alexander Steen. Two seasons ago he spent the offseason working his way back from a shoulder injury. Last season, he broke his foot in the playoffs and spent the summer getting ready…


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Hawks, Schroder spoil Smith's debut, top Mavericks 117-111

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:42:46 -0500

DALLAS (AP) — Dennis Schroder's first game as the front man for the Atlanta Hawks just happened to be the night that countryman Dirk Nowitzki joined Kobe Bryant as the only players to reach 20 seasons with the same team.


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USC's defense dealt another blow before facing Notre Dame

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:25:30 -0500

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California knows what it has to do to win at No. 13 Notre Dame, but another injury will make the task that much harder.









Alabama, Georgia dominating at halfway point

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:15:00 -0500

GAINESVILLE, Fla. • The Southeastern Conference has produced upsets, letdowns, blowouts and frantic finishes — and it’s only the midway point of the season.


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Goodell says NFL is not changing anthem policy

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:10:00 -0500

NEW YORK • In the face of fan unrest and accusations from the president about the league being unpatriotic, the NFL is not changing its national anthem policy to require players to stand.


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NHL: Maple Leafs roll, reach 6-1-0

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:05:00 -0500

Curtis McElhinney made 30 saves in his season debut and the Toronto Maple Leafs scored four times in the first period en route to a 6-3 victory over visiting Detroit on Wednesday night.


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Cubs, Baez thwart Dodgers

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:05:00 -0500

CHICAGO • Alex Wood could not contain Chicago Cubs second baseman Javier Baez, the lineup could not defuse the effective wildness of Chicago starting pitcher Jake Arrieta and the Los Angeles Dodgers could not topple Cubs closer Wade Davis as…


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Jaden Schwartz has hat trick, Blues beat Blackhawks 5-2

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 22:58:58 -0500

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jaden Schwartz missed the final seven minutes of the first period after taking a big hit and going head-first into the boards. He shook it off in a big way for the St. Louis Blues.


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