Von Miller bounces back from ACL surgery

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller has officially returned to his old form. He's been named the NFL's AFC Defensive Player of the Month for the second time in his career. The other time was in November 2012 when Miller was in the midst of a franchise record 18 1-2-sack season. Then came the 2013 season, when Miller missed the first six games while...
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Revolution-Crew Preview

Although all eyes have been on Jermaine Jones since he joined the New England Revolution, Columbus Crew midfielder Tony Tchani believes his team needs to contain MVP candidate Lee Nguyen in order to win this two-game, aggregate-goal semifinal series. The Revolution face their own set of challenges against a Columbus club seeking its seventh straight home win. Two of the hottest teams...
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Nielsen: 23.5 million saw Game 7 of World Series

NEW YORK (AP) An estimated 23.5 million people watched the San Francisco Giants' 3-2 win over the Kansas City Royals in Game 7, enabling the matchup to escape the distinction of least-watched World Series. The Nielsen company says more people watched Wednesday night's contest than any series game since the 2011 Game 7 between St. Louis and Texas. It was also 10 million more...
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Top seed Makarova withdraws from Tournament of Champions

  Garbine Muguruza moved a step closer to the semifinals by beating favorite Flavia Pennetta of Italy 0-6, 6-1, 6-1 in the group stage at the season-ending WTA Tournament of Champions on Thursday. The seventh-seeded Spanish player, who broke serve five times and saved 10 of 13 break points on her own serve, is now the only undefeated player in her Serdika group. Muguruza will wrap...
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Gamecocks leading tackler out for Tennessee game

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) South Carolina's leading tackler Skai Moore won't play against Tennessee because of an ankle injury. Gamecocks defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward said Thursday that sophomore linebacker Moore would miss the game with the Vols (3-5, 0-4 Southeastern Conference) on Saturday night. Moore was the team's top tackler a year ago as a freshman and was leading...
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Wisconsin cross-country runner DQ'd for helping competitor across finish line

Teagan Monfils, a junior at Shawano High School in Wisconsin, put sportsmanship ahead of self-gain in a cross-country sectional Saturday. For her efforts, she was disqualified. "I saw the girl ahead of me and she was getting really wobbly on her feet," Monfils told "She was 10 feet ahead of me and she just fell. The first thing that came to my mind was to...
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Meet Paralympian Josh Sundquist, your undisputed champion of Halloween costumes

There’s just no one better at Halloween costumes than Paralympian Josh Sundquist. Sundquist, who lost his left leg to Ewing’s Sarcoma at the age of 9, went on to ski competitively for the United States at the 2006 Paralympics, publish a best-selling book and become a motivational speaker in addition to churning out legendary Halloween costumes year after year. The 30-year-old...
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Browns trying to figure out sluggish running game

BAREA, Ohio (AP) The Browns running game was one of the team's biggest strengths early in the season. Now, it's become a crutch in the wake of Pro Bowl center Alex Mack's season-ending leg injury. ''It's expected,'' offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said of the team's recent trouble on the ground. ''I knew this was going to happen. I...
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Jockey Gary Stevens returns with new knee

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens launches a second comeback in as many years on Friday aboard Sivoliere in the $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf. This time, it's different. Stevens says he is now pain free, following right knee replacement surgery three months ago. ''I didn't make the decision, it was made for me'' Stevens...
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This Richard Sherman-Erin Andrews kids Halloween costume is amazing

Many of us here at Laces Out would never want to be reminded of Richard Sherman's epic post-game rant with Erin Andrew again. Primarily because we've seen it 4,049,875,278 times, but when something wins the day, you just nod your head and give it props. With that in mind, we present to you this! Sherman's interception sent Seahawks to the Super Bowl in January, and sent...
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Mack making impact for Raiders even without sacks

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) Khalil Mack has done just about everything the Oakland Raiders have asked of him his rookie season. He has solidified the run defense with his ability to fight off blocks and get into the backfield, pressured quarterbacks consistently as a pass rusher and forced offenses to alter their game plans. The only thing lacking so far from Mack is something he was supposed...
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Making Havoc wins Aqueduct feature

NEW YORK (AP) Making Havoc held on for a 13-1 upset on Thursday in the $69,000 allowance feature for fillies and mares at Aqueduct. The 4-year-old set the pace under Israel Rodriguez and opened up a four-length lead at the top of the stretch. It dwindled at the finish as Expression launched a five-wide bid that came up a neck short. The time was 1:11.13 for the six furlongs on the...
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Luca Toni nets equalizer as Hellas Verona draw European hopefuls Lazio

ROME -- Lazio saw its four-match winning streak broken with a 1-1 draw at Hellas Verona in Serie A on Thursday. Senad Lulic gave the side from the capital the lead just before the break but when Luis Pedro Cavanda pulled back Juanito Gomez in the area to earn his second yellow card, Toni made no mistake from the spot. Lazio continued to press for a winner despite being down to 10...
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Patriots defense preps to slow Broncos' Manning

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Devin McCourty won't allow himself to get caught up in Peyton Manning's pre-snap antics on Sunday. New England's Pro Bowl safety can't afford to. He'll end up losing. ''I would say the chess game is pretty one-sided. It's like being a kid going against a father in chess,'' McCourty said of trying to anticipate Manning...
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Nationals keep Span, set LaRoche, Soriano free

WASHINGTON (AP) The Washington Nationals have exercised their $9 million option for 2015 on center fielder Denard Span, while declining options on first baseman Adam LaRoche and reliever Rafael Soriano, who become free agents. The club announced the moves Thursday. Span, Washington's leadoff hitter, batted .302 with 31 steals and tied for first in the NL with a Nationals-record...
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Virginia hopes experience helps slow triple-option

Virginia has put a hard loss against North Carolina in which the Cavaliers stumbled badly at the finish behind them and is taking aim again at its goal of winning the ACC championship.. ''That was one of those games that hurt right down to your soul,'' senior linebacker Henry Coley said of last week's 28-27 defeat in which Virginia self-destructed at the end...
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Lawyer seeks to stop Chad Curtis from questioning abused girls

  A lawyer representing four current and former Lakewood High School girls who have sued former New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers player Chad Curtis for sexually abusing them has asked a judge to bar Curtis from questioning them. Curtis seeks to represent himself in the lawsuit against him and the Western Michigan school district in federal court in Grand Rapids. The next hearing...
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LSU building on recent gains during open week

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) A season that recently looked on the brink of spiraling out of control is once again full of promise for LSU. Ever since a players-only meeting following a blow-out loss at Auburn, the Tigers (7-2, 3-2 Southeastern Conference, No. 19 CFP ) have made major strides on the field and in the rankings, climbing from unranked back up to No. 16 on the heels of a three...
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Chargers rookie CB Verrett out indefinitely with torn labrum

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The San Diego Chargers will lose rookie cornerback Jason Verrett for at least one game and possibly longer with a torn labrum in his left shoulder. Verrett originally hurt his shoulder in a victory at Oakland on Oct. 12 - which he sealed with a last-minute interception - and aggravated it in a loss at Denver last Thursday night. He'll miss the game at Miami...
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Graybill, Olympian Antoine early leaders at US skeleton trials

  Olympic bronze medalist Matt Antoine already knows he has a spot on the U.S. World Cup skeleton team this season. Savannah Graybill is well on her way to joining him. Graybill and Antoine were the winners Thursday in the first of four races at the U.S. national team trials, each prevailing by comfortable margins at the Mount Van Hoevenberg track. Graybill had a two-run time of...
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Salt Lake City optimistic about future Olympic bid

KEARNS, Utah (AP) Salt Lake City officials don't know exactly when they will get to bid for another Winter Olympics, but the host city of the 2002 games wants the world to know it is ready and willing whenever given a chance. Several prominent figures gathered Thursday at the Olympic Oval speed skating facility in the Salt Lake City suburb of Kearns to unveil a $1.4 million...
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Stanford and No. 5 Oregon square off again

Another Stanford-Oregon showdown highlights Week 7 of the Pac-12 season. As is the case this time of year in the conference, it's far from the only big game of the week. GAME OF THE WEEK: Stanford at No. 5 Oregon. The Cardinal have had the Ducks' number recently, beating them on the way to the Pac-12 Championship and Rose Bowl each of the past two seasons. Oregon has reason...
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Lazio draws 1-1 at Hellas Verona in Serie A

ROME (AP) Lazio saw its four-match winning streak broken with a 1-1 draw at Hellas Verona in Serie A on Thursday. Bosnia midfielder Senad Lulic put Lazio ahead in the 43rd minute at Verona's Bentegodi stadium, redirecting a cross from Antonio Candreva. Verona equalized with a penalty from Luca Toni in the 69th after Luis Cavanda fouled Juanito Gomez inside the area, drawing...
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Shotgun formation has QB sneak fading away

With only a yard to go, give or take a foot, it looks as if a quarterback could take a snap from center, fall forward and get a first down almost every time. If only it were that easy. Because it is not, it has become common for teams to line up in shotgun formation on short-yardage plays, forgoing the possibility of a quarterback sneak for the ability to use the entire playbook...
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Reigning finals MVP Leonard cleared to play Friday vs. Suns

SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard is set to make his season debut for the San Antonio Spurs on Friday night against the Phoenix Suns. The Spurs made the announcement on Thursday. Leonard missed the final six preseason games and the season opener against Dallas due to an infection in his right eye. The 23-year-old Leonard averaged 12.8 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.7 steals...
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