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David Villa expected to play in Melbourne City's A-League opener

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Spanish striker David Villa will arrive in Australia only days before the A-League kicks off but is expected to play for Melbourne City against Sydney FC in the tournament's opening round. Villa is set to attend the league's season launch in Melbourne next Tuesday and will make his first appearance in City's away game against Sydney on Oct. 11...
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Syracuse regroups as it readies for Louisville

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Syracuse has had an up-and-down season, the down part being losses in the last two games. A 34-20 loss to Maryland in the Carrier Dome on Sept. 20 was followed by a 31-15 setback against unbeaten Notre Dame on Saturday night at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. Now comes a tough home matchup against Louisville (4-1) on Friday night. ''This is a truly resilient...
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Top 10 games of crucial Week 6: Ole Miss-Alabama, LSU-Auburn, Nebraska-MSU, and more

Welcome to the Week of Doom. The College Football Playoff selection committee will meet for the first time in less than a month, and this week almost certainly will shape the conversations for that group. Every league will have powerhouse matchups between favorites and ranked teams, so much that our usual preview of the top five games of the week has been expanded to 10. And we still...
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Mitch Gagnon, Patrick Holohan get new opponents for Halifax card

It's fight week, but there are still changes being made to Saturday's card. Louis Gaudinot and Rob Font were both injured in recent days and had to pull out of their bouts at UFC Fight Night on FOX Sports 1: MacDonald vs. Saffiedine in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. In for Gaudinot against Patrick Holohan will be Nova Scotia native Chris Kelades and another newcomer, Roman...
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Royals', A's set rosters for AL wild card

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Royals manager Ned Yost went with a nine-man pitching staff and Oakland counterpart Bob Melvin opted to keep eight pitchers for their AL Wild Card Game on Tuesday night. The winner advances to face the Los Angeles Angels in the American League Division Series on Thursday. The Royals are sending James Shields to the mound to start their first postseason game in...
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2015 Westminster pack to include 2 new breeds

NEW YORK (AP) A Hungarian hunting dog and a cheerful breed known as the ''royal dog of Madagascar'' will join the pack at the Westminster Kennel Club show next year. A wire-haired visla (VEEZ'-shlah) and a coton de tulear (koh-TOHN' du TOO'-lay-ahr) were on hand Tuesday at Madison Square Garden as kennel club leaders looked ahead to the February show...
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Orioles confident of success, even without stars

BALTIMORE (AP) The Baltimore Orioles prefer to focus on what they have rather than who they're missing when assessing their chances of advancing deep into the postseason. The Orioles went 96-66 and cruised to their first AL East title since 1997 with a standard formula for success: a power-laden lineup, strong pitching and solid defense. They have no reason to believe anything...
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Lochte on Phelps' DUI arrest: 'He just makes dumb decisions'

Baltimore police arrested U.S. Olympic icon Michael Phelps early Tuesday morning for DUI and excessive speeding, a shameful look for Phelps that's disappointing for swimming fans and competitors alike.  TMZ Sports broke the story and also obtained comment from part rival and part friend, 30-year-old U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte, who didn't hold back. According to TMZ, Lochte...
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16 reasons you should be watching the Champion's League

I know, I feel it too. It's the warm fuzzy you get when football's back. There's nothing better than curling up on the coach with a loved one, wasting your Tuesday afternoon away with some of the best footballers in the world. Wait, what? That's right, it's Champion's League season again, suckas. Here's why you should tune in: Christiano Ronaldo's...
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BC-HKN--NHL Team Previews,ADVISORY

Sports editors: To help you with your planning, the AP will move 600-word season previews for each NHL team in a Five Things to Watch format. Each team will also get a 200-word preview capsule. Eastern Conference team previews and capsules will move Oct. 1. Western Conference team previews and capsules will move Oct. 2. AP Sports
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Test drive: Jaguar F-Type proves itself as a true sports car

Back in the late 1980s when I lived in Phoenix, I bought a 1969 Jaguar E-Type, or more correctly, a pile of parts on a shop floor that two years later would become an E-Type. When it was finished, it was extraordinarily beautiful, sexy and sleek in claret paint and biscuit-colored leather interior. Everywhere I went, the E-Type turned heads and, if I’d had a bad day, sometimes...
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Training camp essential for NBA's new head coaches

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers made an impromptu visit to Steve Kerr's office last week and couldn't stop staring at the walls. The new coach and his staff had diagramed plays and philosophical points on every crevice of every whiteboard. Myers was amazed at the amount of advanced planning. ''Hopefully it works, right?'&...
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Texas Tech-Kansas St. Preview

After splitting two straight non-conference contests, Kansas State feels it's prepared to resume Big 12 play. The No. 23 Wildcats try for a fourth consecutive victory over a visiting Texas Tech squad that could be without its talented quarterback Saturday night. Nine days after falling 20-14 to fifth-ranked Auburn at home, Kansas State (3-1, 1-0) had little trouble bouncing back...
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Athletics, Royals set rosters for AL wild-card

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Royals manager Ned Yost went with a nine-man pitching staff and Oakland counterpart Bob Melvin opted to keep eight pitchers for their AL wild-card game Tuesday night. The winner advances to face the Los Angeles Angels in the divisional series Thursday. The Royals are sending James Shields to the mound to start their first postseason game in 29 years. He'...
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Zack Attack: Actor Mark-Paul Gosselaar wins celebrity race

California's Irwindale Speedway hosted a celebrity race on Saturday to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. The winner? None other than former teen heartthrob Mark-Paul Gosselaar - aka Zack Morris from the 1990s sitcom "Saved by the Bell." Gosselaar - currently starring in the CBS drama CSI - took the checkered flag in the 20-lap race, edging out fellow actor Erik...
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Olympian Michael Phelps arrested on DUI charge

BALTIMORE (AP) Authorities say Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps has been arrested on a DUI charge in Maryland. Transit police say they stopped the 29-year-old Phelps at the Fort McHenry Tunnel in Baltimore around 1:40 a.m. Tuesday. Maryland Transportation Authority Police say Phelps was going 84 mph in a 45-mph zone. Police say officers stopped Phelps just past a toll plaza. Phelps...
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Tennessee Will Beat Florida By Double Digits This Weekend

My man in the orange overalls with the Sunsphere behind Neyland Stadium tattoo knows what's up -- Tennessee will beat Florida by double digits this weekend. The game's not going to be close and Will Muschamp will effectively be fired as Gators head coach by four eastern on Saturday. I know, I know, I promised I would never pick Tennessee to beat Florida again after the disastrous...
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Four Gremio fans formally accused of racially insulting Santos goalkeeper in Brazil

SAO PAULO (AP) Brazilian police have formally accused four Gremio fans of racially insulting a player in a Brazilian Cup match. Police say the fans were among those who called Santos goalkeeper Aranha a ''monkey,'' and imitated monkey noises at Arena Gremio on Aug. 28. A judge will decide whether to charge them. If charged and convicted, they face up to three years...
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Colts give Mathis 1-year contract extension

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Indianapolis is keeping Robert Mathis around through 2016. The team announced Tuesday it had given the 2013 NFL sacks a one-year contract extension. Financial terms were not immediately available. Mathis is the Colts career leader in sacks and set a single-season franchise record with 19 1/2 sacks last season. But this season has been a washout. He was suspended...
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Police: Olympian Michael Phelps arrested, charged with driving under the influence in Maryland

BALTIMORE (AP) Police: Olympian Michael Phelps arrested, charged with driving under the influence in Maryland.
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F1: Volcanic eruption could affect Japanese Grand Prix

An erupting volcano is threatening to affect this weekend's Japanese Grand Prix. On Saturday, Mount Ontake - located less than 125 miles from the Suzuka circuit - erupted, killing dozens. Smoke, ash and poisonous gasses are still billowing from the volcano, and Germany's Bild newspaper reports that just as F1 personnel are flying into Japan, many flights about being delayed...
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NC State coach apologizes for accusing FSU players of faking injuries

RALEIGH, N.C. -- North Carolina State coach Dave Doeren said Tuesday he has apologized to Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher for his comments accusing the top-ranked Seminoles of faking injuries to slow down the Wolfpack's offense. Doeren released a statement Tuesday morning on the program's Twitter account and extended his apology to FSU's staff, players and fans. "...
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Police: Olympic icon Michael Phelps arrested on suspicion of DUI

Michael Phelps is back in the news, but it's not for his return to competitive swimming. The highly decorated Olympic star was arrested early Tuesday morning on  suspicion of driving under the influence, according to Maryland Transportation Authority police — per WBALTV 11 in Baltimore. TMZ first reported the story, saying multiple calls to Phelps reps also went unreported...
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