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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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Australia's Murdaca leads Asia-Pacific by 9 shots after shooting 67

  Antonio Murdaca shot a 5-under 67 on Saturday to open a commanding 8-shot lead heading into the final round of the Asia-Pacific Amateur Golf Championship. The 19-year-old Australian took a 1-shot lead into the third round after shooting 69 and 68 as the only player in the tournament to break 70 in the first two rounds. He hit every fairway Saturday on the way to the day's...
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Winning managers make mistakes, too

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Rams WR Quick fined $8,268 for unnecessary roughness

  The NFL has fined St. Louis wide receiver Brian Quick $8,268 for unnecessary roughness in last Sunday's win over Seattle. Quick was penalized at the end of the first quarter after Rams running back Tre Mason lost 2 yards. His fine was announced by the league on Friday. Earlier this week, Colts linebacker Erik Walden was fined $27,562 after being ejected for making contact...
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Mariota throws 5 TD pass, No. 6 Oregon beats Cal

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Marcus Mariota matched his season high with five touchdown passes and broke the Oregon record for career passing yards in the No. 6 Ducks' 59-41 victory over California on Friday night in the first college game at Levi's Stadium. Mariota completed 18 of 30 passes for 326 yards. He also threw his first interception since the Oregon State game last...
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Offensive power shines as USA qualifies for the 2015 Women's World Cup (VIDEO)

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QB Mariota, No. 6 Oregon surge in second half to top Cal

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Marcus Mariota matched his season high with five touchdown passes and broke the Oregon record for career passing yards in the No. 6 Ducks' 59-41 victory over California on Friday night in the first college game at Levi's Stadium. Mariota completed 18 of 30 passes for 326 yards. He also threw his first interception of the season, ending his streak of...
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Seahawks to be without Maxwell, Unger, Walters vs. Panthers

  Seattle Seahawks center Max Unger will miss his third straight game on Sunday with a foot injury, while kick and punt returner Bryan Walters will be out with a concussion. Seattle coach Pete Carroll said the team hopes Unger will be able to return to practice next week. He was hurt during Seattle's Week 5 win over Washington. Walters suffered a concussion during practice this...
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Royals edge Giants 3-2 for 2-1 World Series lead

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) All season long and deep into October, the Kansas City Royals have relied on their winning formula of fundamental baseball: sparkling defense, a dominant bullpen and just enough timely hitting. It won them a wild card and the American League pennant. And now, it has manager Ned Yost and his team on top in the World Series. Jeremy Guthrie outpitched fellow Series...
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Power outage has Giants down -- but not out -- in World Series

  By the time Game 3 came to a close, the only thing colder than the breezy night air gusting through AT&T Park was the San Francisco Giants’ offense. Kansas City starter Jeremy Guthrie, the Royals’ posse of ruthlessly effective middle relievers, and closer Greg Holland all helped shut down a helpless-looking Giants team that could only scrape out four hits in a tough 3...
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McCallum lifts Kings past Lakers, 93-92

LAS VEGAS (AP) Ray McCallum's putback at the buzzer gave the Sacramento Kings a 93-92 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night in the preseason finale for both teams. The Kings overcame a 13-point deficit in the final 4 minutes. McCallum missed a right-side jumper with 3 seconds left, Reggie Evans caught the ball behind the left side of the glass and put up a desperation...
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Steelers name Blount kick returner, replacing Archer

  Rookie Dri Archer is out and veteran LeGarrette Blount is in for the Pittsburgh Steelers on kickoff returns in a change meant to boost its special teams results. The Steelers rank next-to-last in the NFL in average starting field position after kickoffs and 30th in average yards per return. The Steelers (4-3) also conducted more live reps in practice to simulate game conditions...
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Lillard leads Trail Blazers past Clippers 98-89

Damian Lillard scored 18 of his 21 points in the first half and Chris Kaman scored all 13 of his points in the first half as the Portland Trail Blazers concluded their preseason with a 99-89 victory against the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday. Lillard scored seven points in Portland's 17-4 first-period run that gave the Trailblazers a 25-16 lead with 3:08 left. He also scored...
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