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Bumgarner, Giants cruise in World Series opener

San Francisco left-hander Madison Bumgarner allowed three hits over seven innings, and Hunter Pence hit a two-run homer in the first as the Giants toppled the Royals 7-1 Tuesday night in Game 1 of the World Series.

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Man City stunned behind closed doors in Moscow

The message will have been heard loud and clear across Europe.

Bayern Munich, themselves on the end of a thrashing in the European Champions League semifinals last year, dished out one of its own on Tuesday.

The German champions, led by former Barcelon...

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G Crawford out, Blackhawks recall Darling

With star goaltender Corey Crawford out Tuesday and Antti Raanta ready to make his 2014 debut with the Chicago, the Blackhawks recalled goaltender Scott Darling from the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League.

Oscar Pistorius, 2012 Olympics, 400 meters heats

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Is Oscar Pistorius' athletic career finished?

The remarkable sporting triumphs and the fame and fortune it brought Oscar Pistorius receded into the distance Tuesday as he received a five-year sentence for the fatal shooting of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

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Okla. State, NCAA respond to 'unfounded' allegations

Oklahoma State and the NCAA called a report of alleged misconduct in the football program "fundamentally unfounded" on Tuesday.

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Royals sub Nix for Colon on Series roster

The Kansas City Royals made a minor last-minute change to their World Series roster before Game 1 on Tuesday, adding Jayson Nix in place of Christian Colon.

Giants clinch NLCS

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SF tops KC -- in World Series ticket prices

San Francisco has taken the lead over Kansas City. In World Series ticket prices.

Oscar Pistorius

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Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison

Oscar Pistorius' fall from grace culminated Tuesday with a five-year sentence in the shooting death of his girlfriend.

Giants clinch NLCS

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World Series notebook: Giants hold experience edge

The San Francisco Giants have been here before, winning the 2010 and 2012 World Series. The Kansas City Royals have not been to this biggest baseball stage since 1985, when they defeated the St. Louis Cardinals in seven games.

Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions

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Lions WR Johnson could return

Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson hopes to participate in the team's first workout in London and could return after missing two games with a high ankle sprain.

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NBA roundup: Warriors sign Kilpatrick

The Golden State Warriors signed free agent guard Sean Kilpatrick to a contract, the team announced Monday.

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Is this super fan the Royals' good luck charm?

He's a bespectacled, middle-aged South Korean guy with a corporate job. But he has already swept Twitter and the international media, which swarmed him at the airport as he departed.

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Lions WR Johnson could return

Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson hopes to participate in the team's first…

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Ray Rice appeal scheduled for Nov. 5-6

Ray Rice will appeal his indefinite suspension from the NFL more than two months…

Steelers win 'MNF'

Steelers rally, hold off Texans

At home on "Monday Night Football," the Pittsburgh Steelers are next to impossible…

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New Jet Harvin admits frustration with Seahawks

New York Jets wide receiver Percy Harvin admitted Monday in his first comments since…

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Redskins' Gruden: McCoy will start if Griffin remains out

Colt McCoy will take over from Kirk Cousins as Washington's starting quarterback if…

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Bears' Long says he was wrong to blame fans

Chicago Bears guard Kyle Long admitted he was wrong for criticizing fans at Soldier…

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Okla. State, NCAA respond to 'unfounded' allegations

Oklahoma State and the NCAA called a report of alleged misconduct in the football…

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SEC West lands four in AP top five

The SEC became the first conference to place four teams in the top five of the…

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Archie Manning off Playoff committee

Archie Manning stepped down from the College Football Playoff selection committee on…

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Florida State tops Notre Dame 31-27

Jameis Winston rebounded from a rocky first half and Karlos Williams scored two…

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Georgia's Gurley won't play vs. Arkansas

Georgia running back Todd Gurley did not make the trip Friday with the rest of the…

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Winston's attorney meets deadline for hearing

No date has been announced, but Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston is moving…


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