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Rookie reliever leads Royals to win

Rookie reliever leads Royals to win

SAN FRANCISCO - Brandon Finnegan passed his biggest test yet.

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Henley's putting gets him lead at Sea Island

Henley's putting gets him lead at Sea Island

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. - Russell Henley has a reminder on his phone that goes off every day at noon to tell him he's the best putter in the world. He didn't need one Friday in the McGladrey Classic.

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Probe shows UNC cheating scandal involved 3,100 students

Probe shows UNC cheating scandal involved 3,100 students

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Bogus classes and automatic A's and B's are at the heart of a cheating scandal at the University of North Carolina that lasted nearly two decades, encompassing about 3,100 students — nearly half of them athletes.

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World Series moves to the bay

World Series moves to the bay

    SAN FRANCISCO — Eric Hosmer is eager to see what makes San Francisco's waterfront ballpark unique.

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Compton among St. Simons leaders

Compton among St. Simons leaders

    ST. SIMONS ISLAND — Erik Compton is happy with where he is in golf, and he's not referring to his 5-under 65 on Thursday for a share of the lead in the McGladrey Classic.

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Royals even series with 7-2 win

Royals even series with 7-2 win

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Billy Butler hit a tiebreaking single, Salvador Perez and Omar Infante drove in two runs each with big hits in a five-run sixth inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 7-2 Wednesday night to even the World Series at one game apiece.

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NFL Weekend Picks: Broncos have bad Chargers memory

NFL Weekend Picks: Broncos have bad Chargers memory

    The Denver Broncos fear no one in the AFC, nor should they given their recent record.

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ACC cherishes exposure of Thursday Night Lights

ACC cherishes exposure of Thursday Night Lights

Atlantic Coast Conference football has enjoyed a long run in the starring role on Thursday Night Lights.

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SEC teams not done knocking each other off

SEC teams not done knocking each other off

All the hand-wringing over the SEC's near-monopoly of the top 5 might well prove a moot point.

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Bumgarner, Giants stop Royals 7-1 in Series opener

Bumgarner, Giants stop Royals 7-1 in Series opener

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants put a sudden stop to the Kansas City Royals' perfect postseason roll.

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Calls of SEC bias on the rise

Calls of SEC bias on the rise

    Duck fans in Oregon and Buckeye backers in Ohio are united. Seminoles in the Florida panhandle and Sooners in the Oklahoma panhandle are rallying around a common cause.

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Outdoor Life: Hunting the deer rut

Outdoor Life: Hunting the deer rut

Firearms season for deer has just gotten underway and there’s lots of possibilities out there right now, but many hunters are already thinking about when the rut might begin because that is the year’s best opportunity to get Big Ed on the ground.

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For a young Mexican star, seeing helps him believe

For a young Mexican star, seeing helps him believe

    The road to the PGA Tour out of Mexico was never going to be easy for Carlos Ortiz, even if it was paved with a measure of privilege.

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Horford, Hawks aim to keep playoff streak alive

Horford, Hawks aim to keep playoff streak alive

ATLANTA — The team with the Eastern Conference's longest active streak of playoff appearances has a new problem:

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'Blade Runner' Pistorius gets 5 years in prison

'Blade Runner' Pistorius gets 5 years in prison

PRETORIA, South Africa — Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, completing a transformation from an acclaimed sprinter at the 2012 Olympics to a convicted criminal led away in a police van with barred windows.

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Wanted: Cities interested in hosting 2024 Olympics



    LONDON — Rejected time and again for the 2022 Winter Olympics, the IOC will soon be seeking suitors for the 2024 Summer Olympics.

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Getting World Serious

Getting World Serious



    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — 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.

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SEC could benefit from latest upsets

SEC could benefit from latest upsets



    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.

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McDowell loses in Match Play, Stenson rallies

McDowell loses in Match Play, Stenson rallies

ASH, England — Defending champion Graeme McDowell's comeback fell short, while Henrik Stenson rallied from three holes down with success at the World Match Play Championship on Thursday.

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NFL Weekend Picks: Brady not who Jets need to see

NFL Weekend Picks: Brady not who Jets need to see

    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.

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Royals sweep ALCS

Royals sweep ALCS

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Crown these Royals the American League champions.

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Extra innings again

Extra innings again

    SAN FRANCISCO — Once the Giants finally got a bunt down, the rest was easy.

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US looks to Ryder Cup task force

US looks to Ryder Cup task force

    After two decades of European dominance in the Ryder Cup, the Americans have created a task force to figure out why they keep losing.

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 Slive to retire as SEC commissioner in July

Slive to retire as SEC commissioner in July

    Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive will retire next summer after 13 years leading the league to unprecedented success and prosperity.

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Psychologist says Pistorius a 'broken man'



    PRETORIA, South Africa — Oscar Pistorius is a "broken man" after killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and has already suffered emotionally and financially, a psychologist called by the Olympic runner's lawyers testified Monday ahead of his sentencing.

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Playoff committee staying quiet

Playoff committee staying quiet



    West Virginia athletic director Oliver Luck takes what he calls a lawyerly approach to talking about his involvement with the College Football Playoff selection committee.

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Royals take 2-0 series lead

Royals take 2-0 series lead



    BALTIMORE — The Kansas City Royals prefer to simply savor their exceptional performance at Camden Yards rather than ponder the historical ramifications of where it's gotten them.

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Gordon-led Royals beat Orioles 8-6 in ALCS

Gordon-led Royals beat Orioles 8-6 in ALCS

BALTIMORE — Alex Gordon hit a tiebreaking homer in the 10th inning, Mike Moustakas added a two-run shot and the Kansas City Royals defeated the Baltimore Orioles 8-6 Friday night in the opener of the AL Championship Series.

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Watching Heisman race as season nears halfway mark

Watching Heisman race as season nears halfway mark

The Heisman Trophy race, much like the playoff chase, took a detour last weekend. The presumptive favorite, Marcus Mariota of Oregon, was unable to prevent his team from being upset. Dak Prescott emerged as a legitimate contender for Mississippi State and a couple of guys who were trending in September - Kenny Hill of Texas A&M and Ameer Abdullah of Nebraska - cooled off.

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Martin Laird takes the lead at Silverado

Martin Laird takes the lead at Silverado

NAPA, Calif. - Martin Laird wasn't sure what to expect out of his game after a seven-week break. He hasn't found too much wrong after two rounds of the Frys.com Open.

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Ryder Cup players get back to work on PGA Tour

Ryder Cup players get back to work on PGA Tour

NAPA, Calif. — The new PGA Tour season felt like an old one to a trio of Ryder Cup players Thursday at the Frys.com Open.

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Homegrown talent key to another NLCS

Homegrown talent key to another NLCS

    ST. LOUIS — Changing cast, same old hit show for the St. Louis Cardinals.

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Updated: oct. 08, 2014 7:48 p.m.
NFL Weekend Picks: Colts can bust open AFC South

NFL Weekend Picks: Colts can bust open AFC South

    The AFC South pretty much has been the province of the Colts and Texans in recent years. Even though Houston fell apart last season, it's not a big surprise it has emerged as the only challenger to Indianapolis in the division this year.

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NFL owners' meetings focus on personal conduct

NFL owners' meetings focus on personal conduct

    NEW YORK — There hasn't been much football talk at the NFL owners' meetings Wednesday.

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Adams homer lifts Cards to NLCS

Adams homer lifts Cards to NLCS

    ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Cardinals tagged Clayton Kershaw in the seventh inning for the second straight time, riding Matt Adams' go-ahead, three-run homer to a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday and a fourth straight trip to the NL Championship Series.

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Updated: oct. 07, 2014 8:59 p.m.
American golf: Time to look ahead to new season

American golf: Time to look ahead to new season

    NAPA, Calif. — A new PGA Tour season starts Thursday, and it's about time.

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Updated: oct. 07, 2014 7:28 p.m.
Outdoor Life: Fall bass fishing is right around the corner

Outdoor Life: Fall bass fishing is right around the corner

This week’s weather has made it evident that the temperatures are trending downward and with that pattern comes the onset of another round of largemouth bass fishing.

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Florida freshman QB faces sexual assault allegation

Florida freshman QB faces sexual assault allegation

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida freshman Treon Harris went from potentially becoming the starting quarterback to being suspended indefinitely in a matter of hours Monday.

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Giants survive 18-inning game to take control against Nats

Giants survive 18-inning game to take control against Nats



    WASHINGTON — Brandon Belt and the rest of the San Francisco Giants did what they do so well in October: They never give in, they never give up, and they win. Simple as that. No matter what it takes — or how long.

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NFL Weekend Picks: QB dilemma for Vikings

NFL Weekend Picks: QB dilemma for Vikings

    You might say the Minnesota Vikings are pondering a quarterbacking dilemma.

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SEC seeks offensive balance

SEC seeks offensive balance

    The gaudy rushing, passing and receiving statistics being put up in the Southeastern Conference have grabbed headlines, but offensive balance is what leads to SEC titles.

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Horford playing it safe during training camp

Horford playing it safe during training camp



    ATHENS — Al Horford stood on the sideline during the first day of training camp Tuesday, tugging anxiously at his No. 15 jersey while his teammates went through a five-on-five drill.

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Lefty saves his best shot for his captain

Lefty saves his best shot for his captain

    GLENEAGLES, Scotland — Phil Mickelson delivered his most memorable shot after the Ryder Cup was over.

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Trout, Strasburg giving playoffs a fresh new look

Trout, Strasburg giving playoffs a fresh new look

    So, is this the year of Buck Showalter, Bryce Harper and a Beltway Series? Or perhaps Albert Pujols, Yasiel Puig and a Freeway Series? Maybe a Bay Area matchup or something from the Show Me State.

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Georgia Southern's McKinnon helps Vikings beat Falcons

Georgia Southern's McKinnon helps Vikings beat Falcons

MINNEAPOLIS - Teddy Bridgewater got hurt before he could finish a fine first NFL start.

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Updated: sep. 28, 2014 8:53 p.m.
Europe leads 10-6, closes in on another Ryder Cup

Europe leads 10-6, closes in on another Ryder Cup

    GLENEAGLES, Scotland — Justin Rose swept that magical putter into the air before his ball even reached the hole, and he punched his right fist when it dropped for a birdie. Just like at Medinah, the final match in the Ryder Cup on Saturday gave Europe another big boost of momentum going into the last round.

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Updated: sep. 27, 2014 11:48 p.m.
Hawks, civil rights leaders vow to work together

Hawks, civil rights leaders vow to work together

ATLANTA — The Atlanta Hawks and city civil rights leaders said Friday's meeting between the team's CEO and the group was "extremely productive."

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Europe leads Ryder Cup after first round

Europe leads Ryder Cup after first round

    GLENEAGLES, Scotland — The start of this Ryder Cup was a lot like how the last one ended.

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Updated: sep. 26, 2014 11:08 p.m.


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Georgia Southern vs. Savannah State photo gallery

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