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Iowa St's Thomas, Nader suspended 3 games

AMES, Iowa (AP) Iowa State's Matt Thomas and Abdel Nader will serve three-game suspensions for offseason drunken-driving arrests. Cyclones coach Fred Hoiberg says Thomas and Nader will each miss an exhibition contest and games against Oakland and Georgia State. Hoiberg says he's proud of the way Thomas and Nader have conducted themselves since their arrests. Thomas averaged...
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Montreal Canadiens at a glance

MONTREAL CANADIENS LAST SEASON: 46-28-8, 100 points; lost to New York Rangers in Eastern Conference final. COACH: Michel Therrien, seventh season with Canadiens, 287-224-23-58. ADDED: D Tom Gilbert, C Manny Malhotra, RW P.A. Parenteau, RW Jiri Sekac. LOST: C Daniel Briere, RW Brian Gionta, D Josh Gorges, LW Thomas Vanek. PLAYER TO WATCH: P.K. Subban: The 43rd overall pick in the...
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SEC teams seek offensive balance in title pursuit

The gaudy rushing, passing and receiving statistics being put up in the Southeastern Conference have grabbed headlines, but offensive balance is what leads to SEC titles. Teams rarely achieve a true split running and passing the ball, but those that have found a way to produce an attack that yields a balance in total yards have been the most successful. Five of the last six SEC champions...
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Detroit Red Wings season capsule

DETROIT RED WINGS LAST SEASON: 39-28-15, 93 points. Lost in first round of playoffs. COACH: Mike Babcock, 10th season with Red Wings, 415-198-91; 12th overall in NHL. ADDED: C Andy Miele, C Kevin Porter. LOST: RW Mikael Samuelsson, C Cory Emmerton, C David Legwand, RW Todd Bertuzzi. PLAYER TO WATCH: Gustav Nyquist. The 25-year-old Swede is coming off a breakout season in which he...
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Rosenberg's brace carries Malmo to historic win over Olympiakos

Markus Rosenberg's brace gave Malmo a famous 2-0 victory over Olympiakos in their Champions League Group Group A encounter at Swedbank Stadion on Wednesday. Rosenberg benefited from an Olympiakos defensive mix-up to slot into an empty net four minutes from half-time and, after the Greek side were denied a stonewall penalty early in the second half, the Sweden international scored...
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Seahawks-Redskins Preview

Two seasons ago, the Seattle Seahawks and Washington Redskins entered a playoff matchup with bright futures while being led by promising rookie quarterbacks. The fortunes have changed drastically for both franchises. The Seahawks will return to the nation's capital Monday night for the first time since that meeting as defending Super Bowl champions, while the last-place Redskins...
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Red Wings hope to do more than just make playoffs

DETROIT (AP) The last two seasons have been full of drama for the Detroit Red Wings - just not in the way the franchise is accustomed to. Coach Mike Babcock's team has had to scramble to extend its streak to 23 consecutive postseason appearances, and although that's certainly a remarkable accomplishment, the Red Wings were hardly considered major contenders for the Stanley...
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Cardinals-Broncos Preview

The Denver Broncos and Arizona Cardinals are looking forward to getting back on the field following their byes. While the Broncos have had plenty of time to think about losing their Super Bowl rematch, the unbeaten Cardinals are hoping to pick up where they left off Sunday when they visit Mile High Stadium. Denver (2-1) held on for seven-point wins over Indianapolis and Kansas City...
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Islanders set to start final season on Long Island

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) There is nothing new about the New York Islanders heading into a new season trying to improve on the one before. Yet, this one has a different feel even though last season ended again without a trip to the playoffs. The Islanders are facing major changes, both on and off the ice. The ones away from the rink are already much more dramatic especially because they...
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RCR shuffles personnel, Paul Menard gets new crew chief

Richard Childress Racing announced Wednesday afternoon that veteran crew chief Richard 'Slugger' Labbe will move from atop the pit box to the research and development side of things following the Oct. 11 Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Race engineer Justin Alexander will move from his current role to become the new crew chief on Paul Menard's No. 27...
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Panthers Alexander suspended 10 more games

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The NFL has announced Panthers defensive end Frank Alexander has been suspended an additional 10 games after violating the league's substance abuse policy again. The league made the announcement on Wednesday. Alexander suspended May 2 for four games for violating the substance abuse policy. The Panthers had hoped Alexander's return this week would provide...
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Titans QB Jake Locker practices with injured wrist

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Jake Locker practiced Wednesday for the Tennessee Titans, and now the quarterback will see how his right wrist responds to a full session of throwing the ball. Locker isn't overly concerned, he expects to play Sunday against the Cleveland Browns. ''That's the way I'm going about it,'' Locker said. The quarterback says he feels really...
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Brady tries to keep even keel during slow start

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Tom Brady tries not to get too high when things are going well or too low when they're not. Good thing, considering how poorly the season has gone for him and the New England Patriots offense. The winner of two MVP awards in both the regular season and the Super Bowl is ranked 27th in completion percentage, 29th in passer rating and 33rd in the 32-team...
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A capsule look at Cardinals-Dodgers playoff series

A look at the best-of-five National League Division Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Dodgers: --- Schedule: (All times EDT) Game 1, Friday, at Los Angeles (6:37 p.m.); Game 2, Saturday, at Los Angeles (9:37 p.m.); Game 3, Monday, at St. Louis (TBD); x-Game 4, Tuesday, at St. Louis (TBD); x-Game 5, Thursday, at Los Angeles (TBD). (All games on FS1 or MLB Network...
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Power 5 conferences notify NCAA of proposed benefit increases

The five wealthiest college football conferences have notified the NCAA of their proposals to provide more benefits to athletes under the new governance model that allows the Atlantic Coast Conference, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and Southeastern Conference to pass legislation without the support of the other Division I leagues. The autonomy structure went into effect on Wednesday, which...
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Borussia Dortmund beats Anderlecht behind Adrian Ramos double

BRUSSELS -- Colombian international Adrian Ramos struck twice after forward Ciro Immobile had opened the scoring in the third minute as Borussia Dortmund swept to a convincing 3-0 victory over Anderlecht in Group D of the Champions League on Wednesday. Dortmund immediately shrugged off its Bundesliga struggles, and when Japanese playmaker Shinji Kagawa sent Italy's Immobile through...
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IOC laments Oslo's 2022 bid withdrawal, calls it a 'missed opportunity'

The International Olympic Committee says Norway's decision to withdraw Oslo's bid for the 2022 Winter Games is a ''missed opportunity'' for the city and country. In a strongly-worded statement, IOC executive director Christophe Dubi says senior politicians in Norway were not properly briefed on the bid process and made their decision based on ''half...
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Canadiens look to better conference final run

As Michel Therrien spoke with the assembled media on the fifth floor of Madison Square Garden on the night of May 29, his pain was unmistakable. Speaking softly after he stood behind the visitors' bench and watched his fellow Montreal Canadiens end their season with a 1-0 loss in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Final to the New York Rangers, Therrien acknowledged the hurt...
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With receiver Jones on way back, Bengals improving

CINCINNATI (AP) The Bengals are in position to get a lot better in the one area where they're lacking on offense. Receiver Marvin Jones is close to rejoining the Bengals (3-0) as they get ready to play at New England (2-2) on Sunday night. Jones is one of Cincinnati's best options close to the goal line, one that they've missed a lot. Even though they're one of only...
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Atletico squeak past Juventus behind Arda Turan's winner

Arda Turan struck in the second half to inflict Juventus' first defeat of the season and get Atletico Madrid's Champions League Group A campaign up and running on Wednesday evening. The Turkish midfielder scored the only goal of the game in the 74th minute at the Vicente Calderon stadium to give last season's finalists all three points in the 1-0 victory. After suffering...
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Steinbrenner apologizes for missing playoffs

NEW YORK (AP) Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner apologized for his team's failure to make the playoffs for a second straight year and said New York is talking with general manager Brian Cashman about a new contract. Steinbrenner spoke Wednesday on ''The Michael Kay Show,'' which is simulcast by the YES Network and ESPN New York radio. Asked what he would tell fans...
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Thunder coach: Westbrook best point guard in NBA

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Thunder coach Scott Brooks thinks Russell Westbrook is the best point guard in the NBA. Westbrook wholeheartedly agrees. Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul could argue with Brooks, as could several others. But Westbrook's numbers and overall success show that the statement isn't far-fetched. Westbrook's Thunder beat Paul's Clippers in...
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Hoke says Gardner will start against Rutgers

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) After leaving sophomore quarterback Shane Morris on the field following a hit to the head last weekend, Michigan coach Brady Hoke took responsibility for the program's breakdown in communication Wednesday. Hoke did not elaborate on discrepancies between his news conference Monday and athletic director Dave Brandon's statement on Morris' injuries...
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Columbus Blue Jackets forward Boone Jenner out 5 weeks with broken left hand

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Columbus Blue Jackets forward Boone Jenner is expected to be sidelined approximately five weeks with a broken left hand. General manager Jarmo Kekalainen (YAHR'-moh kehk-uh-LYN'-uhn) said Jenner underwent successful surgery on Wednesday. Jenner, who had 16 goals and 33 assists as a rookie a year ago, was struck by a puck during practice on Sunday. He is...
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NFL extends 'Sunday Ticket' deal with DirecTV

NEW YORK (AP) The NFL has extended its contract with satellite provider DirecTV to carry the ''Sunday Ticket'' package, which allows viewers to watch out-of-market games. The multiyear deal announced Wednesday expands DirecTV's rights to stream the package live on mobile devices and online. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Commissioner Roger Goodell...
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