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Thursday special: K-State, Auburn offenses set to clash

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Kansas State coach Bill Snyder was busy revolutionizing the spread offense, and the idea of a run-pass quarterback, at college football's highest level during the 1990s. Gus Malzahn was watching it all transpire while coaching high schools in Arkansas. On Thursday night, two of the most innovative coaches of their respective generations will match wits under...
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UEFA to select hosts for continent-wide Euro 2020

NYON, Switzerland (AP) As UEFA prepares to select the 13 host cities for the 2020 European Championship, Michel Platini's continent-wide project still faces skepticism and question marks. Is it an innovative response to Europe's financial issues and the escalating cost of sports events, or a major logistical gamble? The selections made Friday could answer some of those questions...
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Luis Enrique disappointed by Barcelona display against Cypriots

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique conceded his team fell short of expectations as they opened their Champions League Group F campaign with a narrow 1-0 win over Apoel Nicosia. The Catalan club wasted a number of chances at the Nou Camp, and Gerard Pique's 28th-minute header was all that separated the two sides in the end. Luis Enrique made nine changes to the side which beat Athletic...
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SKorean president offers assurances on 2018 Games

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) South Korea's president has assured the IOC that the government will make the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang a success. President Park Geun-hye met Thursday in Seoul with International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach. The IOC says in a statement the two ''agreed on even closer cooperation between the Federal Government, the IOC and...
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Hungary coach fired following loss to NIreland

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) The Hungarian football federation has fired coach Attila Pinter following a disappointing loss to Northern Ireland in the team's first qualifying match for the 2016 European Championship. Federation president Sandor Csanyi says Pal Dardai, a 38-year-old former midfielder who made 61 appearances for Hungary, will take over as interim coach for the team...
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City already under scrutiny ahead of Chelsea match

MANCHESTER, England (AP) Just a month into the season, Manchester City is already facing a game of huge significance in the defense of its Premier League title. If City loses at home to early leader Chelsea on Sunday, the champions will be eight points behind their biggest rivals for the championship after five matches. And that will be a sizeable gap considering the strength of...
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ACC schools in midst of major upgrades to facilities

There's a construction boom taking place across the Atlantic Coast Conference. During the past 18 months, half the league's schools have either begun or completed major projects to upgrade their football facilities. Some are expanding stadiums and adding premium seating and luxury boxes to generate revenue, while trying to improve the gameday experience for fans. Many others...
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Rodgers admits Liverpool striker Balotelli still a work in progress

Brendan Rodgers is looking for Mario Balotelli to take inspiration from the likes of Luis Suarez as he settles into life at Liverpool. With Suarez having joined Barcelona in a big-money deal over the summer, Balotelli has been charged with the task of providing an attacking spark. He has returned to the Premier League from AC Milan, with Rodgers prepared to take a chance on the former...
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BYU QB Taysom Hill reminds one coach of Tim Tebow

PROVO, Utah -- There was a point in BYU's victory over Houston when quarterback Taysom Hill barreled across the line of scrimmage for a hard-fought first down. He threw a fist in the air and roared in jubilation. Hill has made a career of such plays where he tucks the ball, puts his head down and fearlessly plows downfield. ''Whatever it takes,'' he said. '...
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Liverpool join race to sign Borussia Dortmund attacker Reus

Each day we'll bring you the very latest tabloid rumors as the biggest clubs around splash the cash to bolster their rosters. True or not, they're always entertaining... Chelsea have bagged Romanian right-back Christian Manea in a £2.3m deal. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is on his way out of Cardiff, but owner Vincent Tan wants him to quit. Arsene Wenger is ready to recruit...
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Gwynn Jr. receives emotional standing ovation from Padres fans

San Diego Padres fans have given their fair share of ovations to a player named Gwynn. On Tuesday night, however, their round of applause took on an extra special meaning. The Philadelphia Phillies traveled to Petco Park for the first time this season Tuesday, three months to the day after Padres icon and Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn died from cancer at the age of 54. The significance...
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Alkmaar says Alex Pastoor won't become head coach

AMSTERDAM (AP) AZ Alkmaar says Alex Pastoor has rejected an offer to become the club's new head coach in the wake of Marco van Basten's decision to step down from the job. The Eredivisie club said Thursday it had been in talks with Pastoor to succeed Van Basten, who quit Tuesday after only five league matches in charge saying he has long struggled to cope with the pressures...
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Cooper-Hargreaves duel in Alabama-Florida clash

A look at things to watch in the Southeastern Conference during Week 4 of the season: GAME OF THE WEEK: Florida at No. 3 Alabama: The Gators lead the nation in turnover margin, and they'll likely need to force more takeaways to have a shot at pulling the upset in Tuscaloosa. Alabama has won its last three meetings with Florida by an average margin of 24 points, and the Tide are...
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Murray signals backing for Scottish independence

LONDON (AP) After years of carefully avoiding taking a side on the issue, former Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has signaled his support for Scottish independence. Murray, who is Scottish, sent out a post on Twitter early Thursday, just hours ahead of the polls opening on the referendum to break away from the United Kingdom. Murray indicated that negative campaigning by the anti...
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Clemson-Florida State headlines Week 4 in ACC

A look at things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference during Week 4 of the season: GAME OF THE WEEK: No. 22 Clemson at No. 1 Florida State. Last year's showcase matchup of top-five teams in Death Valley quickly turned into a show of Seminoles' dominance on their way to winning the national championship. Saturday's rematch lacks the same hype with FSU (2-0) opening...
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Mourinho: Costa not fit enough to start two games in a week

Diego Costa is not yet ready to start more than one match in a week, Jose Mourinho revealed following Chelsea's 1-1 draw with Schalke in the UEFA Champions League. The £32million summer signing from Atletico Madrid has scored seven goals in four Premier League matches but was only available as a substitute for Chelsea's opening Group G clash on Wednesday night. Mourinho...
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12th Man Golden Retriever puppies are perfect pick-me-up

NFL fans need feel-good stories now more than ever. It's just been all bad lately. The Ray Rice video and the Roger Goodell conspiracy theories. Adrian Peterson's whoopings and Reggie Bush's disturbing daughter comments. Josh Gordon, Wes Welker, Greg Hardy, Ray McDonald, Jonathan Dwyer —€” seems like it's a new scandal each day. So last week, Katie Nolan asked...
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Attorney Allred calls for Goodell's resignation, domestic-violence reform

High-profile attorney Gloria Allred called for NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's resignation on Wednesday, citing the league's failures in dealing with domestic violence, and citing a particular case which dates back more than five years. Speaking at an Atlanta-area news conference, the Los Angeles-based Allred said of Goodell: "Resignation makes sense . . . I think he...
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Germany still ahead of Argentina in FIFA rankings

ZURICH (AP) World Cup winner Germany is still No. 1 in the FIFA rankings despite losing to second-place Argentina in a friendly rematch of their final this month. Colombia climbs one place to No. 3 even though it lost to Brazil in a friendly, and trades places with the Netherlands which lost both its matches this month. Belgium stays at No. 5 and Brazil climbs one spot to No. 6...
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Wednesday's Sports In Brief

PHOENIX (AP) Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer was arrested Wednesday on aggravated assault charges in connection with two altercations at his home in July involving a woman and their 18-month-old child, the latest in a string of such cases involving NFL players. The Cardinals said they became aware of the situation Wednesday and are cooperating with the investigation...
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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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