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Fantasy Football Starts and Sits for Week 5 in 2014

Last week’s recap: Larry Donnell scored three touchdowns on Thursday night against the Redskins. However, I suggested benching him. Bad call, right? Sure, if all you are looking at are the three TDs inside the 10-yard-line. But, let’s delve deeper into the numbers. Donnell caught seven passes for a total of 54 yards. When I write about a player in either the start or sit portion...
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Chiefs' Stephenson returns from four-game suspension

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- 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 his...
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F1: Typhoon Phanphone expected to hit Suzuka on Sunday

The Japanese GP is under threat from Typhoon Phanphone, which is expected to pass close to the Suzuka area on race day. The biggest issue is not so much wind as heavy rain, which could be bad enough to stop the cars from taking to the track. With the cars and equipment due to be packed on Sunday night for travel to Sochi there is no possibility for a rain delay, and in any case the...
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Roddick & Reiter Podcast: Shining a light on athlete-reporter relationships

While Bill is a proud member of the press, and Andy is a former athlete and now a member of the media, both have a great perspective on Derek Jeter's new venture. Meanwhile, as we witnessed an incredible wild card win by the Royals, Bill gives us insight on just how big it was for Kansas City. Plus, some feedback for London Paul's music selections.  
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Brazil tries to clarify changes to hand-ball calls

SAO PAULO (AP) The Brazilian football confederation is meeting with the captains of all 20 first division teams to try to clarify a controversial change in the way referees have been calling hand balls, hoping to ease some of the criticism from clubs, coaches and the media. The number of penalty kicks awarded in Brazil increased significantly after a new recommendation from the...
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Senators' Bobby Ryan nets 7-year, $50.25 million extension

Senators left winger Bobby Ryan has signed a seven-year, $50.25 million contract extension with the team, the team announced. Ryan, the second overall pick in the 2005 NHL Draft, tallied 23 goals and 25 assists in 2013-14, a season in which Ottawa missed the playoffs for the first time since 2010-11. Ryan came to the Senators in July 2013, when Anaheim shipped him to Ottawa in exchange...
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For Kyle Busch, is Chase success more about mental side?

With it being Kansas Speedway that starts this second round of the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase, one of the drivers who has probably had some sleepless nights this week is Kyle Busch. Kansas has really been Kyle's Achilles' heel. If I were Coach Gibbs or J.D. Gibbs over at Joe Gibbs Racing, I think I might invest some money and fly in a VooDoo witch doctor to come remove...
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Starting rotation, bullpen key in Tigers-Orioles ALDS

BALTIMORE (AP) -- The Detroit Tigers' starting pitchers in the first three games of the AL Division Series have a combined 329 wins, three Cy Young Awards and 35 games of postseason experience. Baltimore's starters carry less impressive credentials, yet they don't necessarily have to outpitch their Detroit counterparts for the Orioles to advance. All they have to do is...
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Germany coach Loew calls up newcomer Bellarabi

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) Germany coach Joachim Loew has called up newcomer Karim Bellarabi for the upcoming European Championship qualifying matches against Poland and Ireland. The Bayer Leverkusen attacking midfielder was born in Berlin but was also eligible to play for Morocco. Bellarabi is enjoying a breakthrough season and Loew says he is an ''excellent option for our...
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FSU booster club official accused of grand theft between $500-700K

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The comptroller of the athletic booster club at Florida State University is accused of "misappropriating" between $500,000 and $700,000. Sanford Lovingood turned himself in to the Leon County Sherriff's Office on Wednesday and is charged with first-degree grand theft of over $100,000. He remained in the Leon County Jail on Thursday morning. Seminole...
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Gignac gets France recalls vs. Portugal, Armenia

PARIS (AP) Marseille striker Andre-Pierre Gignac has been rewarded for his early-season form with a call-up to France's squad for matches against Portugal and Armenia. Gignac has scored eight goals in as many games to help Marseille to the top of the French league on the back of six straight wins. Gignac, who was not part of France's World Cup squad, has grabbed five in...
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Costa, Welbeck in form as Chelsea, Arsenal meet

LONDON (AP) In an electrifying Champions League performance, Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck scored a hat trick that even surprised manager Arsene Wenger. If he keeps up the form from Wednesday's win over Galatasaray, the $27 million Wenger spent to bring Welbeck from the Manchester United bench to the Arsenal front line could prove to be one of the bargains of the year. '...
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Brett Favre teams up with Chris Lytle to stamp out bullying

The anti-bullying movement has swept across the country over the last few years with several organizations popping up to educate and hopefully stamp out the awful act. The hard reality is bullying isn't going away and according to the latest studies by the Department of Health and Human Services one out of every three students reports having been bullied and 70.6-percent of students...
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Bruce Arians' success with Arizona Cardinals should come as no surprise

Calais Campbell never had a head coach offer such a harsh assessment of his performance. Then again, straight-shooters like Arizona’s Bruce Arians are few and far between. Campbell had already emerged as one of the NFL’s premiere defensive linemen when Arians first took the Cardinals’ reins in 2013. That didn’t stop Arians from telling Campbell he expected more as the team...
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CFB AM: WVU punter shows how to wax the perfect, grossest mustache

Nick O’Toole is a grown man and a legend. These things are indisputable. The West Virginia punter has become popular around college football for his incredible handlebar mustache, as you can see above. It’s the most perfect and grossest (in a good way!) ‘stache since Ron Burgundy’s. How do you even maintain a wild thing like that? Glad you asked! O’Toole recently appeared...
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Man United linked with move for Real Madrid midfielder Khedira

Manchester United are plotting a £10 million ($16.18 million) January bid for Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira, Goal can reveal. United have turned their attentions to the Germany World Cup winner after being informed by Roma that Louis Van Gaal's No.1 midfield target Kevin Strootman will not be allowed to move when the transfer window reopens. Goal revealed last month...
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Manny Ramirez could be Cubs' next hitting coach

The Chicago Cubs need all the help they can get, so the addition of a former MLB slugger to the coaching staff shouldn't hurt. Ex-Boston Red Sox outfielder Manny Ramirez could get a coaching job next season with the Cubs, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Theo Epstein, former Sox general manager and current Cubs president, did not rule out the possibility of hiring Ramirez...
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Lewis shoots 66 to take lead at Reignwood Classic

BEIJING (AP) Top-ranked Stacy Lewis birdied five holes on the back nine to shoot a 7-under 66 in the first round of the Reignwood LPGA Classic on Thursday. The American, who finished second to Shanshan Feng of China in last year's inaugural tournament, had seven birdies overall. She was one stroke ahead of Caroline Hedwall of Sweden. South Korean players Sun Young Yoo and Jenny...
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Mississippi becomes epicenter of college football with 4-0 starts

OXFORD, Miss. -- 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 been...
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Jaguars suspended WR Blackmon 'doing very well' in treatment program

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Suspended Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Justin Blackmon has voluntarily checked into a treatment facility and seems to be doing well. Coach Gus Bradley told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the former Oklahoma State star and 2012 first-round NFL draft pick "is doing very well and he's learning a lot." Bradley said he is getting updates from...
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Sturridge omitted from England squad; Clyne gets call-up

Roy Hodgson has bowed to the demands of Brendan Rodgers by leaving Daniel Sturridge out of the England squad. Sturridge is in contention to play for Liverpool against West Brom this Saturday after a month-long thigh injury lay-off, but he has been left out of Hodgson's 21-strong party for England's upcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers against San Marino and Estonia. Liverpool manager...
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Southampton's Clyne receives first England call-up

LONDON (AP) Southampton defender Nathaniel Clyne has been included in an England squad for the first time, the latest player from the Premier League club to be rewarded with an international call-up in the last year. Southampton has been a surprise package, sitting second in the Premier League despite an offseason exodus of talent, including Luke Shaw to Manchester United. While...
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Bayern looks to extend good start in Bundesliga

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) For Borussia Dortmund, the Champions League seems to be a lot easier than the Bundesliga. Bayern Munich has no such problems. Dortmund has won both its Champions League games in impressive fashion after a 3-0 victory at Anderlecht, but it has already lost three of six matches in the domestic competition. Bayern, on the other hand, already is two points clear...
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FSU booster club official accused of grand theft

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) The comptroller of the athletic booster club at Florida State University is accused of ''misappropriating'' between $500,000 and $700,000. Sanford Lovingood turned himself in to the Leon County Sherriff's Office on Wednesday and is charged with first-degree grand theft of over $100,000. He remained in the Leon County Jail on Thursday morning...
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Rodgers demands more from misfiring Reds striker Balotelli

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has called for a greater contribution from Mario Balotelli following the Reds' 1-0 defeat by Basel. The Premier League club were beaten by a second-half strike by Marco Streller in a Champions League game in which the visitors failed to significantly threaten the Swiss outfit in front of goal. Balotelli has scored just once since arriving...
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