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Friend: former England midfielder Gascoigne unwell

LONDON (AP) A friend of Paul Gascoigne says the troubled former England midfielder has been unwell in recent weeks and is seeking help. Former Tottenham teammate Gary Mabbutt was speaking after The Sun newspaper reported that Gascoigne was undergoing further treatment for alcohol addiction. Once one of England's most talented and respected players, the 47-year-old Gascoigne...
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Live: Man City heads to West Ham looking to pressure leaders Chelsea

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Finnegan passes test, Royals stop Giants in Game 3

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Summoned in a tough spot, Royals rookie Brandon Finnegan trotted in from the bullpen, threw his warmup pitches and then did something curious. He walked behind the mound, took off his hat, rubbed his hair and looked at the right-field foul pole. Nervous about being in the World Series? Naw. ''That's just what I do,'' he said. With a rollicking...
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MotoGP World Champion Marquez captures record-breaking 13th pole

MotoGP pole position at the Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix went to Marc Marquez, who notched a new premier class record 13th pole of the year. Dani Pedrosa and Jorge Lorenzo join him on the front row after the Q2 battle. Marquez (Repsol Honda) set a record-breaking time of 1:59.791s to secure pole ahead of teammate Pedrosa who was 0.182s slower. The front row was...
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Van Gaal hints at Manchester United stay for keeper Valdes

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has refused to rule out the possibility of signing goalkeeper Victor Valdes. United announced on Thursday that Valdes, a six-time Primera Division winner, is being allowed to use the club's training facilities as he bids to return from the anterior cruciate ligament injury that has kept him out since March. The 32-year-old, who is a free...
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Critics don't bother Manchester United boss, has 'iron shield'

Louis van Gaal is not bothered by the criticism that has come his way since he arrived at Manchester United. United's positive pre-season has largely been forgotten about because of a series of inconsistent results, with 12 points from 24 only enough to see them in sixth place in the Premier League table. And that comes ahead of van Gaal's biggest test so far, a clash with...
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Korda, Pace share lead in Blue Bay LPGA

HAINAN ISLAND, China (AP) American Jessica Korda rebounded from an opening double bogey for a share of the second-round lead Saturday in the Blue Bay LPGA. Korda made seven birdies in a 14-hole stretch - the last three on Nos. 14-16 - and shot a 5-under 67 to match South Africa's Lee-Anne Pace at 11-under 133 at Jian Lake Blue Bay. Pace had seven birdies and a bogey in a 66...
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Barcelona striker Luis Suarez vows not to bite an opponent again

Barcelona striker Luis Suarez is adamant his biting days are behind him as he prepares to return from a four-month ban against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu. The Uruguay star was banned by FIFA for biting Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup in Brazil - the third time in his professional career he has bitten a fellow player. The 27-year-old was also suspended for seven...
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USC coach Steve Sarkisian on facing Utah, Lane Kiffin and more

Before No. 20 USC takes on No. 19 Utah in a Pac-12 South showdown Saturday night on FOX Sports 1 (10 p.m. ET), Trojans coach Steve Sarkisian joined FOX Sports Live for an in-depth interview that touches on the team's game vs. the Utes, the Pac-12 South race and even a little about Lane Kiffin. Buckle in for nearly seven minutes of Sark, with bonus coverage of the USC marching...
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Hurricanes fall to Oilers, remain winless

EDMONTON, Alberta -- It was just last week that the Edmonton Oilers and Carolina Hurricanes were the two remaining teams without a win in the NHL. Things have picked up for one of those clubs. Jordan Eberle had two goals and an assist and the Oilers won their third straight game, defeating the Hurricanes 6-3 on Friday night. Jesse Joensuu, Leon Draisaitl, Matt Hendricks and Ryan...
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United boss Van Gaal targets Zenit's Garay to shore up his defense

Each day we'll bring you the very latest tabloid rumors as the biggest clubs around look to splash the cash to bolster their rosters. True or not, they're always entertaining... Louis van Gaal has backed Robin van Persie to return to form against Chelsea on Sunday. Luis Suarez snapped when questioned by a British newspaper about his biting, saying: "They have asked...
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Former Big East foes UConn, Georgetown to renew rivalry

STORRS, Conn. -- UConn and Georgetown have agreed to renew their basketball rivalry, which ended with the split of the old Big East conference. The schools announced Friday they would play a home-and-home series beginning next season. Georgetown is scheduled to visit the XL Center in Hartford on Jan. 23, 2016, with the Huskies traveling to the Verizon Center on Jan. 21, 2017. The...
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Williams beats Wozniacki to reach champs final

SINGAPORE (AP) Serena Williams is in the final of the WTA Finals after beating Caroline Wozniacki in a third-set tiebreaker on Saturday, winning 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (6) to remain on course for a third-straight title in the season-ending championships. Wozniacki served for the match at 5-4 in the third set but Williams broke back and prevailed in the tiebreaker on her third match point...
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US skier Shiffrin leads World Cup GS in 1st run

SOELDEN, Austria (AP) American teenager Mikaela Shiffrin posted the fastest time in the first run of the season-opening women's World Cup giant slalom on Saturday. Shiffrin came down the Rettenbach glacier in 1 minute, 17.93 seconds to lead defending overall champion Anna Fenninger of Austria by 0.09. World champion Tessa Worley of France was 0.42 behind the American in third...
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Friday's Sports Briefs

BASEBALL ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Joe Maddon's highly successful run as manager of the Tampa Bay Rays is over. The Rays said Maddon exercised an opt-out in his contract, which was due to expire after next season. The 60-year-old Maddon managed the Rays for nine seasons, compiling a 754-705 record. He led Tampa Bay to the playoffs four times, won two AL East titles and one World...
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Statement from Ted Bishop on his ouster

Statement from Ted Bishop, who was removed as president of the PGA of America on Friday for sexist comments on social media directed at Ian Poulter: I want to apologize to Ian Poulter and anyone else that I might have offended with my remarks on social media that appeared on October 23, 2014. Particularly, I have great remorse that my comments contained the words ''little...
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Bishop ousted as PGA of America president

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) Ted Bishop was never afraid to take a risk or share his strong opinions on any subject during his 23 months as president of the PGA of America. Ultimately, that wound up costing him his job. Bishop became the first PGA president to be removed from office, and he went down swinging. He said the PGA officers asked him to resign Friday morning over his sexist...
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Bochy starting Vogelsong in Game 4, not ace on short rest, is right call

SAN FRANCISCO — If it was an elimination game, OK, you try to save the season. You ignore that San Francisco left-hander Madison Bumgarner has never pitched on three days' rest. You ignore the history of starting pitchers struggling on short rest in October. You go for broke, knowing there might not be a tomorrow. Game 4 is not an elimination game. The Giants trail the World...
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Olesen leads Perth International after third-round 67

  Thorbjorn Olesen's bunker shots and putting helped him grind out a 5-under 67 Saturday to lead the Perth International golf tournament by three strokes after the third round. Olesen of Norway had six birdies and a bogey to reach 16-under after three rounds, matching the score that won the inaugural tournament two years ago. He leads from South Korea's Sihwan Kim, who shot...
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Yost's managerial decisions make for extra-entertaining World Series

The Royals lead the Giants, two games to one, in a thoroughly entertaining World Series, and I’m inspired to write a brief letter. Dear baseball gods, Can Ned Yost manage in the World Series every year? Please? Sincerely, All of us Oh, this is too much fun. I don’t always agree with his in-game moves, and, in all honesty, I prefer it that way. There are two sports going on right...
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WTA considering setting up World Cup teams event

  The WTA is considering setting up its own World Cup team event, separate from the existing Fed Cup organized by the ITF. WTA chief executive Stacey Allaster said the event is still in its embryonic stages, but initial plans are for an eight-team event held in one city over five days. Allaster, speaking at the WTA Finals in Singapore on Saturday said ''others are doing...
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Royals send a well-rested Vargas to the mound in Game 4

When he last took the mound in the Fall Classic in 2012, Ryan Vogelsong pitched the San Francisco Giants to within one win of their second championship in three years. Now the right-hander is tasked with trying to keep the visiting Kansas City Royals from moving one win shy of their first World Series title in 29 years when he opposes Jason Vargas in Game 4 on Saturday night. The...
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Olesen leads Perth International 3rd round lead

PERTH, Australia (AP) Thorbjorn Olesen's bunker shots and putting helped him grind out a 5-under 67 Saturday to lead the Perth International golf tournament by three strokes after the third round. Olesen of Norway had six birdies and a bogey to reach 16-under after three rounds, matching the score that won the inaugural tournament two years ago. He leads from South Korea'...
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WTA plans World Cup teams event

SINGAPORE (AP) The WTA is considering setting up its own World Cup team event, separate from the existing Fed Cup organized by the ITF. WTA chief executive Stacey Allaster said the event is still in its embryonic stages, but initial plans are for an eight-team event held in one city over five days. Allaster, speaking at the WTA Finals in Singapore on Saturday said ''others...
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Champions Tour: Cook, Dawson share lead at AT&T Championship

  John Cook and Marco Dawson shared the first-round lead at 7-under 65 on Friday in the Champions Tour's AT&T Championship, the final full-field event of the season. Scott Dunlap was a stroke back at TPC San Antonio, and Jay Haas was at 67 along with Guy Boros, Bart Bryant, Gary Hallberg, Tom Lehman, Peter Senior, Wes Short Jr., and Kirk Triplett. Haas won the Greater Hickory...
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