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NFL Capsules: Injury-riddled Cowboys come up short vs. Saints in OT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys are having a hard time without their injured stars, even when backup quarterback Brandon Weeden comes through in the clutch.

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Monday 10/05/2015
CC Sabathia to enter alcohol rehab center, miss playoffs
Posted: October 05, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — CC Sabathia is checking into an alcohol rehab center and will miss the postseason, a setback to the Yankees pitching staff the day before the team's opening playoff game.

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Prosecutor: Ex-hockey pro had wife killed in murder for hire
Updated: October 05, 2015 - 2:00 pm

CATON, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York woman was slain inside her home in a suspected murder-for-hire plot orchestrated by her husband, a former professional hockey player, a prosecutor said Monday.

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Nationals fire manager Matt Williams, coaching staff
Updated: October 05, 2015 - 2:00 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Manager Matt Williams was fired by the Washington Nationals on Monday after a season in which the team went from World Series favorite to failing to make the playoffs.

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Dolphins coach Joe Philbin fired 4 games into his 4th season
Updated: October 05, 2015 - 2:00 pm

MIAMI (AP) — Joe Philbin has been fired four games into his fourth season as coach of the Miami Dolphins, and one day after a flop on an international stage that helped to seal his fate.

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Simon to take over as WTA's new CEO, replacing Allaster
Updated: October 05, 2015 - 2:00 pm

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Steve Simon will take over as the new CEO of the Women's Tennis Association.

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Bouchard retires from opening match at China Open
Updated: October 05, 2015 - 1:00 pm

BEIJING (AP) — A teary-eyed Eugenie Bouchard retired from her opening match against Andrea Petkovic at the China Open due to dizziness on Monday, her first match since falling at the U.S. Open last month and suffering a concussion.

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Sheldon Richardson's Missouri court case continued
Updated: October 05, 2015 - 2:00 pm

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri judge has continued until next month the criminal case against New York Jets defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson, accused of resisting arrest and traffic counts for a summer police chase in suburban St. Louis.

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Nishikori rallies to foil Coric in Japan Open
Updated: October 05, 2015 - 1:00 pm

TOKYO (AP) — Defending champion Kei Nishikori, of Japan, was given a real scare by teen ace Borna Coric, of Croatia, on Monday, before sealing a 2-6, 6-1, 6-2 comeback win in the first round of the Rakuten Japan Open.

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Average time of 9-inning MLB game drops 6 minutes to 2:56
Updated: October 05, 2015 - 12:00 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball has managed to cut six minutes from the average time of a nine-inning game this season, when it adopted some speedup rules.

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Justices reject appeal from Jim Thorpe's sons over reburial
Updated: October 05, 2015 - 11:01 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from Indian tribes and Jim Thorpe's sons to move the remains of the athletic great from Pennsylvania to Oklahoma.

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Supreme Court rejects San Jose appeal over Athletics' move
Updated: October 05, 2015 - 11:02 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from San Jose in the northern California city's bid to lure baseball's Athletics from Oakland.

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'Great day in my life': Spike Lee is marathon grand marshal
Updated: October 05, 2015 - 11:01 am

NEW YORK (AP) — He's a noted filmmaker, a teacher, an honorary Oscar winner, a crazy New York sports fan and now this: Spike Lee is the next grand marshal of the New York City Marathon.

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Rodgers leads Packers past 49ers, Green Bay stays unbeaten
Updated: October 05, 2015 - 10:00 am

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Mike McCarthy's Green Bay Packers circled this game among the tough challenges of the first quarter of the season, facing the familiar San Francisco 49ers in the unfamiliar confines of new Levi's Stadium for the first time.

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Spiller emerges in Saints' 26-20 OT win over Cowboys
Updated: October 05, 2015 - 9:00 am

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Running back C.J. Spiller came to New Orleans as a free agent this past offseason figuring that his speed and versatility would make him an ideal fit for coach Sean Payton's offense.

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Tomas Berdych wins his 1st ATP Tour title of season
Updated: October 05, 2015 - 8:00 am

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Top-seeded Tomas Berdych won his 11th ATP Tour title by defeating Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-3, 7-6 (7) Monday in the Shenzhen Open final.

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Close calls in Cy Young races; Harper, Donaldson for MVP
Updated: October 05, 2015 - 7:01 am

NEW YORK (AP) — Here's how stacked the NL Cy Young race is: Max Scherzer struck out 276 batters with a 2.79 ERA and became the first major leaguer in 42 years to throw two no-hitters in one season.

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Indy trying to get kinks fixed after 16-13 OT win over Jags
Updated: October 05, 2015 - 7:01 am

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Matt Hasselbeck knows time is running short.

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4 moments that changed the 2015 baseball season
Updated: October 05, 2015 - 7:01 am

It could have been one of the most memorable comebacks in Los Angeles Angels history, but instead it will go down as a mere footnote.

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Scott making an early change to the short putter
Updated: October 05, 2015 - 7:01 am

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — Adam Scott only has three months left before the method used for his long putter is banned.

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LEADING OFF: Skippers in peril, plus Astros and Yanks prep
Updated: October 05, 2015 - 7:01 am

A look at what's happening around the major leagues today:

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Playoff Push: Kershaw aims at redemption, stars set to debut
Updated: October 05, 2015 - 6:00 am

The Major League Baseball playoffs begin this week, starting Tuesday night with the American League wild-card game at Yankee Stadium.

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Lambo's FG as time expires lifts Chargers over Browns
Updated: October 05, 2015 - 6:00 am

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A combination of Philip Rivers' veteran grit and rookie Josh Lambo's second-chance field goal got the San Diego Chargers back on track.

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ICYMI in NFL's Week 4: At 1-3, Chip Kelly's Eagles in a hole
Updated: October 05, 2015 - 6:00 am

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — There's been a fascination with so much of what Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly has done since arriving in the NFL from Oregon. Now that the last-place Eagles are 1-3 and DeMarco Murray is not hiding his unhappiness, the attention will only grow.

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AP Top 25 Heat Check: If not Ohio State, who should be No. 1
Updated: October 05, 2015 - 6:00 am

If not Ohio State than what team should be No. 1 in the AP Top 25?

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Another 400-yard day pushes Ga Southern to top of rush chart
Updated: October 05, 2015 - 4:01 am

Georgia Southern has returned to the top of the national rushing chart.

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Sunday 10/04/2015
MLB Capsules: Rangers win AL West on final day as Hamels beats Angels

ARLINGTON (AP) — First-year manager Jeff Banister stood in a corner of the Texas Rangers clubhouse watching players celebrate, with champagne spraying all over the place.

Basketball Capsules: Gritty Fever top Lynx in Game 1 of WNBA Finals

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A trend has developed over the last five years in the WNBA playoffs: No one beats the Minnesota Lynx at home.

College Football Capsules: Texas player apologizes for halftime tweet in loss to TCU

FORT WORTH (AP) — Texas cornerback Kris Boyd apologized Sunday for being on Twitter during halftime of an embarrassing 50-7 loss to No. 3 TCU, when he passed along a suggestion that he transfer to Texas A&M.

Auto Racing Capsules: Harvick dominates in must-win race to advance in Chase

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Kevin Harvick stood by his confetti-coated car and used it as a resting spot for a couple of crushed beer cans, when his crew belted out a catchy rallying cry.

Soccer Capsules: Mexico beats Haiti to take Olympic qualifying semifinal spot

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Raul Lopez Gomez scored on a penalty kick in the 74th and defending Olympic champion Mexico beat Haiti 1-0 on Sunday night to wrap up a spot in the semifinals in CONCACAF qualifying for the 2016 Rio Games.

Tennis Capsules: Pennetta struggles in first match since U.S. Open victory

BEIJING (AP) — U.S. Open champion Flavia Pennetta struggled in her first match since winning her maiden Grand Slam, needing nearly 2 1/2 hours to beat Chinese wild card Han Xinyun 7-5, 4-6, 6-4 in the first round of the China Open on Sunday.

Golf Capsules: Olesen wins Alfred Dunhill Links by two shots

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — Thorbjorn Olesen overcame a shaky start Sunday to protect his overnight lead and win the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship by two shots.

Sharp, Oduya return to Chicago with Stars

CHICAGO (AP) — They formed a small circle in a hallway at the United Center. It was Patrick Sharp and Johnny Oduya with the Dallas Stars, and several players from the Chicago Blackhawks.

Saturday 10/03/2015
College Football Capsules: Allen helps No. 14 Aggies over No. 21 Bulldogs

COLLEGE STATION (AP) — Kyle Allen and Texas A&M's offense dominated the first half on Saturday night. Then Myles Garrett and the defense took over.

MLB Capsules: McHugh, Rasmus help Astros beat Diamondbacks

PHOENIX (AP) — The Houston Astros are finishing fast and will be playing somewhere next week. Just where and against whom is yet to be determined.

NFL Capsules: Winless Saints still confident as Cowboys come to town

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Not so long ago, the Saints looked virtually unbeatable in the Superdome, posting perfect home records in 2011 and 2013.

Basketball Capsules: Lynx, Fever meet in rematch of 2012 WNBA Finals

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Maya Moore and the Minnesota Lynx waltzed into the 2012 WNBA Finals ready for a coronation.

Fighting Capsules: Cormier outpoints Gustafsson in split decision at UFC 192

HOUSTON (AP) — Daniel Cormier outpointed Alexander Gustafsson in a split decision Saturday night at UFC 192 to retain the light heavyweight championship.

Auto Racing Capsules: Johnson hopes for Dover dominance in 500th start

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson was still only a prospect in NASCAR's developmental series when he tried to work up the nerve to talk to Jeff Gordon.

Soccer Capsules: U.S. romps to win over Cuba in Olympic qualifying match

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Everything went splendidly for the United States in its Olympic qualifying match against Cuba until the final minutes, when Marc Pelosi went down in a collision and clutched his shin.

Tennis Capsules: Williams wins Wuhan Open, Muguruza retires in second set

WUHAN, China (AP) — Venus Williams won the Wuhan Open on Saturday when her Spanish opponent and fifth-seeded Garbine Muguruza retired with a left ankle injury while trailing 6-3, 3-0.

Golf Capsules: Olesen grabs three-shot lead at Alfred Dunhill Links

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — Thorbjorn Olesen of Denmark took a three-shot lead at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship on Saturday after a 7-under 65 at St. Andrews in the third round.

Thursday 10/01/2015
MLB Capsules: Rangers in playoffs, near AL West title after edging Angels

ARLINGTON (AP) — The music was a little louder in the Texas clubhouse, and there was the faint smell of champagne. Otherwise, the Rangers were still waiting on a bigger celebration — for winning the AL West.

NFL Capsules: Last year's top pick Clowney still looking for first sack

HOUSTON (AP) — Jadeveon Clowney is finally healthy and playing well for the Texans. But something is missing.

Basketball Capsules: Warriors coach Kerr to take leave of absence

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr will take a leave of absence as he recovers from back surgery and will be replaced on an interim basis by Luke Walton.

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