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Shane Ray starring at defensive end for Missouri

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) Missouri defensive end Shane Ray turned to football to stay out of trouble. ''My mom felt that I needed some structure,'' Ray said. ''At the time, I was just trying to find a way to stay in school after high school.'' The national leader in tackles for losses, Ray grew up in a crime-riddled section of Kansas City. He lived with...
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McDonald puts punctuation mark on Rams' first win

ST. LOUIS (AP) T.J. McDonald remembers Mike Evans moaning on the turf after the game-ending hit in the St. Louis Rams' first victory of the season. The second-year safety also will remember it as the biggest play on an unforgettable day. Besides making the play that led to a 10-second runoff that cleared the clock and prevented a winning field-goal attempt in a 19-17 victory...
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Newton's development helps improve Texans

HOUSTON (AP) Houston's offensive line has emerged as one of the strengths of the Texans in their 2-0 start. A big reason for the improvement from last season is the development of right tackle Derek Newton. Running back Arian Foster, who has rushed for 241 yards through Houston's first two games, raved about him as the Texans prepare for this weekend's game on the road...
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Big 12 opener for Oklahoma, WVU part of light week

Things to watch in Week 4 of the Big 12 season with a light schedule - a Thursday night game and only two games Saturday. GAME OF THE WEEK: No. 4 Oklahoma at West Virginia. While six Big 12 teams are getting the weekend off before conference play kicks into full gear, the Sooners (3-0) leave the state of Oklahoma for the first time this season to take on West Virginia (2-1) in a...
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Harvard's Murphy: New approach with same passion

Tim Murphy has always been a do-it-yourself coach. With a hands-on approach, he has built an Ivy League empire during two decades at Harvard. The Crimson's first league championship under Murphy came in 1997. Last year, they won their seventh. After all that success, Murphy has decided to make a few changes. He wants to be more of a chief executive officer than a chief operating...
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Falcons' Ryan looking to bounce back vs Bucs

ATLANTA (AP) For Matt Ryan, the season opener was pure brilliance. Week 2? Not so much. Coming off a three-interception performance, Matty Ice will be looking to bounce back when the Atlanta Falcons host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday night. ''You can't turn the football over,'' Ryan said. ''Any way you slice it, you can't do that and expect...
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Manning 3 short of joining Favre in 500-TD club

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Peyton Manning is three touchdown throws shy of 500 for his career and a dozen short of surpassing Brett Favre for the most in NFL history. Marvin Harrison caught the most (112), and 12 players have caught one TD pass from the five-time MVP. Manning is famous for his memory - his former coach, Tony Dungy, calls it ''his No. 1 asset. He is so smart,...
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Column: Time for Goodell to really say something

Floyd Mayweather Jr., who has spent some time in jail for abusing women himself, was speaking some truth when he briefly rose to Ray Rice's defense last week while trying to sell some pay-per-views for his latest fight. ''I think there's a lot worse things that go on in other people's households, also,'' Mayweather said. ''It's just not caught...
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Cardinals quick to deactivate Dwyer after arrest

PHOENIX (AP) The Arizona Cardinals say they first learned of the domestic abuse accusations against backup running back Jonathan Dwyer on Wednesday afternoon. By evening, citing ''the serious nature of these allegations,'' the team had deactivated Dwyer from all team activities. The quick reaction came with the backdrop of intense criticism of the NFL's handling...
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Vikings reconsider, put Peterson on paid leave

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) Adrian Peterson has had the potential to be that rare post-modern NFL running back playing productively into his 30s. After that extraordinary comeback from knee reconstruction, Emmitt Smith's career rushing record became a realistic if daunting target. The latest challenge for Peterson has taken a dark turn, though, with league-wide trouble involving...
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N. Korean reporters using fax to file stories

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) South Korean officials say North Korean reporters are using fax and American email services to file stories from the Asian Games in Incheon because the northerners' websites are blocked in the South. An official from Seoul's Unification Ministry said Thursday that the North Koreans have a direct communication line set up for the games to send faxes...
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Oakland eliminated from AL West, Doolittle blows save in loss at Texas

  Sean Doolittle allowed a three-run homer to J.P. Arencibia during a six-run ninth inning, and the Oakland Athletics lost 6-1 to the last-place Texas Rangers on Wednesday night. It was the fourth blown save in 25 chances for Doolittle (1-4) this season. The bearded closer's meltdown on the mound negated a stellar start by Jeff Samardzija and ended Oakland's two-year reign...
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Hundley returns to practice ... so what's the deal with UCLA's coach?

When the Heisman-candidate starting quarterback returns to practice, it typically answers any questions, eases any concerns a team has about the position. But not so at UCLA. Brett Hundley is back, and coach Jim Mora sounds as uncertain as ever about who will be under center when the No. 12 Bruins travel to No. 15 Arizona State next Thursday. Not even the backup is a lock. According...
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Angels beat Mariners 5-0, win AL West title

The Los Angeles Angels clinched the AL West title Wednesday night, getting seven dominant innings of one-hit ball from C.J. Wilson in a 5-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners. C.J. Cron hit a three-run homer for the major league-leading Angels (95-57), who wrapped up their first division crown since 2009 when Oakland lost to Texas about an hour after Los Angeles' game ended. The...
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6-run 9th inning propels Rangers over Athletics

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Sean Doolittle allowed a three-run homer to J.P. Arencibia during a six-run ninth inning, and the Oakland Athletics lost 6-1 to the last-place Texas Rangers on Wednesday night. It was the fourth blown save in 25 chances for Doolittle (1-4) this season. The bearded closer's meltdown on the mound negated a stellar start by Jeff Samardzija and ended Oakland...
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Doolittle blows save, A's lose 6-1 to Rangers

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Sean Doolittle allowed a three-run homer to J.P. Arencibia during a six-run ninth inning, and the Oakland Athletics lost 6-1 to the last-place Texas Rangers on Wednesday night. It was the fourth blown save in 25 chances for Doolittle (1-4) this season. The bearded closer's meltdown on the mound negated a stellar start by Jeff Samardzija and ended Oakland...
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Angels claim AL West title with 5-0 win over Mariners, A's loss in Texas

  The Los Angeles Angels clinched the AL West with a 5-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners, and then had to wait until the Oakland A's lost at the Texas Rangers on Wednesday night. C.J. Wilson pitched seven dominant innings of one-hit ball, C.J. Cron hit a three-run homer in the Angels' victory, clinching their first AL West title since 2009. Howie Kendrick sparked the Angels...
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Los Angeles Angels win American League West title with Oakland's loss to Texas

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Los Angeles Angels win American League West title with Oakland's loss to Texas.
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Cardinals' Palmer says injured shoulder getting better

  Arizona quarterback Carson Palmer says he's tried everything under the sun to try to heal his ailing right shoulder. But whether it responds to any of the treatment in time for him to play Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers remains to be seen. Palmer injured a nerve when he collided with San Diego's Eric Weddle and fell to the ground in Arizona's season-opening...
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Hamels dominates Padres again in Phillies 5-2 win

SAN DIEGO (AP) Cole Hamels dominated San Diego again as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Padres 5-2 on Wednesday night, ending a three-game losing skid. Hamels (9-7) struck out nine in seven innings and allowed a run as he scattered seven hits and a walk. It marked Hamel's 21st straight start in which he was charged with three runs or less. Over that span he is 8-4 with a...
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Lions' Bush clarifies remarks on disciplining daughter

  Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush tried Wednesday to clarify remarks he made on a radio show about how he might discipline his 1-year-old daughter. Bush told WFAN on Tuesday he ''definitely will discipline her harshly'' and indicated he would consider spanking his child, although it was not clear if Bush meant he was already using that form of discipline ...
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CCL Roundup: Montréal holds off New York, Club América thumps Bayamon

Montréal 1 -- New York 0 Marco Di Vaio handed Montréal the inside track in Group 3 with his early winner at Stade Saputo. Di Vaio chested down an inviting diagonal from Ignacio Piatti and slid home after 16 minutes. New York pressed forward with its reserve-laden side even after the second-half dismissal of Connor Lade for a second booking, but the Red Bulls could not procure an...
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A 'real job?' No way: Amir Sadollah is thrilled to be able to get back to fighting

Amir Sadollah is never going to be a 9-to-5 kind of guy. You won't be seeing the former "Ultimate Fighter" winner in a cubicle any time soon. The prospect of being a working stiff almost makes him shudder. Yet, over the last two years, that actually happening became a distinct possibility. Sadollah has gone through a myriad of injuries, none that he likes to discuss...
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Angels top M's 5-0, reach brink of AL West title

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) C.J. Wilson pitched seven dominant innings of one-hit ball, C.J. Cron hit a three-run homer and the Los Angeles Angels moved to the brink of the AL West title with a 5-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday night. The major league-leading Angels (95-57) reduced their magic number to one in their division race with the Oakland Athletics. Los Angeles...
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David Price hit hard, Tigers lose to Twins 8-4

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- David Price was hit hard in a disappointing outing and the Minnesota Twins beat Detroit 8-4 Wednesday night to tighten the AL Central race ahead of the Tigers' big weekend series in Kansas City. Danny Santana tripled, doubled and drove in two runs for the Twins. Kyle Gibson (12-11) recovered from a rough start to pitch last-place Minnesota to its second straight...
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