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Halep, Kvitova through to China Open quarters

BEIJING (AP) Romania's Simona Halep survived a topsy-turvy match against Andrea Petkovic featuring 17 breaks of serve, beating the German 7-6 (4), 5-7, 7-6 (1) to advance to the China Open quarterfinals on Thursday. The second-seeded Halep was broken as she served for the match at 5-3 in the third set, but took the tiebreaker comfortably to close out the win. Two-time Wimbledon...
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Gerrard accuses Liverpool of being soft during clash with Basel

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard blasted his side for being "soft all over the pitch" after they lost 1-0 to Basel in Switzerland. The home side were competitive, aggressive and quick on the counter-attack and took advantage of the Reds' Achilles heel of defending set-pieces to score through Marco Streller in the 53rd minute. Defeat puts Brendan Rodgers' side third...
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CAS upholds Guillermo Olaso's 5-year ban for match fixing

  The Court of Arbitration for Sport has rejected Spanish player Guillermo Olaso's appeal against a five-year ban and fine for match fixing. The Tennis Integrity Unit last year found Olaso guilty of three corruption offenses dating back to 2010, including directly or indirectly seeking to "contrive the outcome or any other aspect of any event." The then No. 236-ranked...
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Chiefs' Stephenson returns from 4-game suspension

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Right tackle Donald Stephenson is back with the Kansas City Chiefs. He's just not back in the starting lineup. Stephenson returned from a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs Wednesday, but Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Ryan Harris remains the starter on the right side and that Stephenson would have to work...
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Nebraska faces Michigan St in East-West showdown

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) A look at some of the key factors to watch out for this weekend in the Big Ten: GAME OF THE WEEK: Nebraska at Michigan State. The Huskers (5-0, 1-0) and Spartans (3-1, 0-0) have looked as strong as any team in the much-maligned Big Ten, and Saturday's matchup in East Lansing could be a preview of the league title game in December. It could also be a College...
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Mississippi becomes epicenter of college football

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) Former Mississippi State quarterback Matt Wyatt and his wife sometimes find time to talk a little football over breakfast while hustling around their house in Tupelo, Mississippi, getting the family ready for another day. His wife, Annabeth, is an Ole Miss graduate, so by this point in the season one of them is usually complaining. This week, he said, it's...
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China Open: Venus Williams pulls out with viral illness

  Venus Williams withdrew from the China Open with a viral illness on Thursday shortly before her third-round match against Petra Kvitova. The match would have been a reprise of their third-round encounter at Wimbledon, which Kvitova won in three sets after being just two points from defeat in the second set. Kvitova then went on to win her second title at the All England Club....
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Coyotes drop exhibition in Edmonton

EDMONTON, Alberta -- Jesse Joensuu scored his second goal early in the third period to break a tie in the Edmonton Oilers' 3-2 exhibition victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Wednesday night. Joensuu beat goalie Devan Dubnyk from the slot off Steve Pinizzotto's pass from behind the net. Benoit Pouliot also scored for the Oilers (4-2-0). Mikkel Boedker and Rob Klinkhammer scored...
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Guilty plea set in $7.5 million Miami Heat fraud

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) A man preparing to plead guilty in a multimillion-dollar scam involving three former Miami Heat players and the team itself wants to take responsibility for his actions and move on. The government alleges that Haider Zafar (HY'-dur ZAH'-fahr) defrauded players Mike Miller, James Jones and Rashard Lewis in 2013 by promising to invest $7.5 million in various...
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V. Williams out of China Open with viral illness

BEIJING (AP) Venus Williams withdrew from the China Open with a viral illness on Thursday shortly before her third-round match against Petra Kvitova. The match would have been a reprise of their third-round encounter at Wimbledon, which Kvitova won in three sets after being just two points from defeat in the second set. Kvitova then went on to win her second title at the All England...
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Texts from last TUF: Episode 4

With the assistance of comedian Adam Hunter of MMA Roasted, FOX Sports has obtained the transcript of a private group text message that transpired Saturday night during The Ultimate Fighter. The texts were exchanged between Dana White, Felice Herrig, Tecia Torres and more. Warning: the screenshots below contain strong language and extremely poor taste.
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Young Lightning eager to build on success

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Jon Cooper wants his Tampa Bay Lightning to know something about heightened expectations. They don't mean anything unless you prove you're as good as you think you can be. The young team led by Steven Stamkos posted the third-best record in the Eastern Conference a year ago, and Cooper is among those who believe the club is capable of contending for the...
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NLDS preview: Breaking down Nationals vs. Giants

Being an underdog in a Division Series is nothing new to the San Francisco Giants. Two years ago, they weren’t expected to beat the Reds, especially after falling behind 2-0. But San Francisco won the series by taking three games in Cincinnati and helped ride that momentum to a World Series title. After beating the Pirates in the Wild Card Game on Wednesday night, San Francisco...
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'I just want the ring' — Miggy refuses playoff bonus money (for now, anyway)

Miguel Cabrera already has millions of dollars in the bank. He's got two American League MVP Awards on his mantle, and gotta imagine his World Series ring with the Marlins is tucked away safely somewhere. Hell, he's even got a crown somewhere. But not all honors are like the others. The Triple Crown and the first MVP Award came in 2012, the second MVP given to him just last...
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A capsule look at the Giants-Nationals NLDS

A look at the best-of-five National League Division Series between the San Francisco Giants and Washington Nationals: --- Schedule: (All times EDT) Game 1, Friday, at Washington (3:07 p.m.); Game 2, Saturday, at Washington (5:37 p.m.) Game 3, Monday, Oct. 6, at San Francisco (TBD); x-Game 4, Tuesday, Oct. 7, at San Francisco (TBD); x-Game 5, Thursday, Oct. 9, at Washington (TBD)...
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Teen football player dies in New York after injury during game

  A high school football player has died after he collided with an opponent and collapsed during a game on Long Island. Authorities say Tom Cutinella, a player for Shoreham-Wading River High School, died at a hospital Wednesday night after suffering a head injury during a game with John Glenn High School in Elwood. A spokeswoman for the school districts tells Newsday that Cutinella...
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Teen football player dies after injury during game

ELWOOD, N.Y. (AP) A high school football player has died after he collided with an opponent and collapsed during a game on Long Island. Authorities say Tom Cutinella, a player for Shoreham-Wading River High School, died at a hospital Wednesday night after suffering a head injury during a game with John Glenn High School in Elwood. A spokeswoman for the school districts tells Newsday...
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Chiefs-49ers Preview

After being labeled a bust early in his tenure with the San Francisco 49ers, Alex Smith appeared to turn things around before losing his job for the final time in 2012. Since then, the embattled quarterback has made the most of a fresh start with the Kansas City Chiefs. Smith returns to the city where his career began Sunday looking to help the Chiefs to a third straight win and...
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Joensuu scores twice, Oilers beat Coyotes 3-2

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) Jesse Joensuu scored his second goal early in the third period to break a tie in the Edmonton Oilers' 3-2 exhibition victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Wednesday night. Joensuu beat goalie Devan Dubnyk from the slot off Steve Pinizzotto's pass from behind the net. Benoit Pouliot also scored for the Oilers (4-2-0). Mikkel Boedker and Rob Klinkhammer...
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Hurricanes fall to Blue Jackets

OLUMBUS, Ohio -- Matt Calvert had two goals and an assist and rookie Marko Dano also scored twice in the third period in the Columbus Blue Jackets' 6-3 exhibition victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Wednesday night. Michael Chaput and Artem Anisimov added goals for the Blue Jackets (6-1-0) and Sergei Bobrovsky made 23 saves. Rookie Victor Rask had two goals and an assist...
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Pirates fan apparently gets lost, ends up in Giants dugout

As news broke Wednesday of the resignation of Secret Service director Julia Pierson following a number of embarrassing security breaches at the White House, one has to wonder if the same group of bumbling troopers is running security during the MLB playoffs. As you can see in this Vine video, a nice old lady Pirates fan, apparently trying to find the way back to her seats, somehow...
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Giants' Madison Bumgarner shuts out Pirates in NL Wild Card Game

  Madison Bumgarner pitched a four-hitter with 10 strikeouts and Brandon Crawford hit the first grand slam by a shortstop in postseason history as the San Francisco Giants routed the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-0 on Wednesday night in the National League Wild Card Game. San Francisco will face NL East champion Washington in the NL Division Series on Friday. Crawford's shot over the...
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Police investigating sexual assault claim against Cowboys DB

  Dallas Cowboys special teams player C.J. Spillman is under investigation but hasn't been arrested or charged after a report of an alleged sexual assault at the team hotel last month. Grapevine police spokesman Sgt. Robert Eberling said Wednesday night that the alleged incident took place early the morning of Sept. 20 at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center. The team...
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Bumgarner, Giants silence Pirates 8-0 to advance

PITTSBURGH (AP) Madison Bumgarner pitched a four-hitter with 10 strikeouts and Brandon Crawford hit the first grand slam by a shortstop in postseason history as the San Francisco Giants routed the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-0 on Wednesday night in the National League wild-card game. San Francisco will face NL East champion Washington in the NL Division Series on Friday. Crawford's...
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Matthew McConaughey gives breathtaking pep talk to Longhorns

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