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Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner apologizes for missing playoffs again

  Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner apologized Wednesday 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. Hampered by injuries to four-fifths of their starting rotation and an offense that was 13th in scoring in the 15-team American League, the Yankees went 84-78 and missed...
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Heat hold open scrimmage, as new era begins

MIAMI (AP) The new Eastern Conference championship banner was already swaying. Dwyane Wade got MVP chants from fans again. Former rivals like Danny Granger and Luol Deng were warmly welcomed. With that, the new chapter of Miami Heat basketball went on public display for the first time Wednesday night. The Heat held their annual open scrimmage for fans, simulating a game and combining...
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Clemson's Gore out after appendectomy

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) Clemson part-time offensive line starter Joe Gore had his appendix removed Wednesday and will miss the Tigers' next two games. Clemson coach Dabo Swinney announced Gore's condition after practice. The Tigers (2-2, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) face North Carolina State (4-1, 0-1) on Saturday. Gore started the Clemson's first three games. He was a...
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Jim Tracy, Jay Bell among 7 candidates for Diamondbacks' manager job

  Well-traveled former manager Jim Tracy and ex-Arizona Diamondbacks infielder Jay Bell are among seven candidates identified by the team to be interviewed to replace the fired Kirk Gibson. Tracy is a former manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Pittsburgh Pirates and Colorado Rockies. Bell was a member of Arizona's 2001 World Series championship team and currently is bench coach...
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Chargers-Jets Preview

While Philip Rivers is off to a torrid start for the AFC West-leading San Diego Chargers, Geno Smith's struggles with the New York Jets are drawing calls for his replacement. The Chargers' hopes for a four-game winning streak likely rest on Rivers' arm Sunday, when they try to frustrate Smith and send the Jets to their longest losing streak in seven years. Rivers enters...
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Big weekend for Big Red: Nebraska's chance to rise

In the most interesting and important Saturday of the college football season so far, no team faces a more crucial test than Nebraska. The 19th-ranked Cornhuskers visit No. 10 Michigan State on Saturday with a chance to leap into national title contention. It's one of six games involving 12 ranked teams that will help sort out the playoff race. There was a time that national...
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Jets' Smith still confident despite rough stretch

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Geno Smith believes he is still the answer. Yes, he knows he needs to get a lot better, and fast. But he also thinks the New York Jets' search for a franchise quarterback, a mostly fruitless task since the days of Joe Namath, could end right in front of their eyes. Despite the boos, increasing criticisms and calls for Michael Vick. ''Well, that...
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Diamondbacks infielder Chris Owings to undergo shoulder surgery

  The Arizona Diamondbacks say infielder Chris Owings will have shoulder surgery. The Diamondbacks said in a news release Wednesday that the decision was made after Owings received a second opinion and surgery on the posterior labrum will be performed by Dr. James Andrews on Thursday. Arizona said Owings will be ready for spring training in February.
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Trout makes playoff debut when Angels host Royals

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) When Mike Trout asked Albert Pujols for advice on his playoff debut, the veteran slugger with two rings told baseball's best young player to keep the same swing that finally got the Los Angeles Angels back into the October spotlight. After nearly three full years of electrifying play, Trout reaches the milestone he craves most Thursday night when he runs...
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Newton: Doctors 'downplayed' length of ankle rehab

  Panthers quarterback Cam Newton never expected he'd still be dealing with pain in his left ankle more than six months after surgery. Newton said his doctor "downplayed" the length of time it would take for him to recover. Team physician Robert Anderson performed the surgery on March 19. "Something I thought where I would have a cast on for a couple of weeks...
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Ravens' defense tries to limit big plays

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) The Ravens head to Indianapolis Sunday for a meeting with the NFL's top-scoring offense - a big reason the Baltimore defense will once again focus hard on eliminating the big play. Quarterback Andrew Luck has guided the Colts to a league-best 136 points through four games even though the Colts are 2-2. The Ravens have played more consistently on defense...
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A capsule look at Royals-Angels playoff series

A look at the best-of-five American League Division Series between the Kansas City Royals and Los Angeles Angels: --- Schedule: (All times EDT) Game 1, Thursday, at Los Angeles (9:07 p.m.); Game 2, Friday, at Los Angeles (9:37 or 10:07 p.m.) Game 3, Sunday, at Kansas City (7:37 p.m.); x-Game 4, Monday, Oct. 6, at Kansas City (TBD); x-Game 5, Wednesday, Oct. 8, at Los Angeles (TBD...
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Flare for the dramatic: Gala fans ignite the night at Emirates

Flare for the dramatic: Gala fans ignite the night at Emirates
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Saints leaders aim to keep morale, focus high

METAIRIE, La. (AP) The New Orleans Saints' early season slide is the kind of scenario Sean Payton had in mind when the coach and his staff placed a premium on character during player evaluations. ''This is when you get tested a little bit - not just physically, but you get tested mentally, emotionally,'' Payton said Wednesday, referring to New Orleans' 1...
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NHL Eastern Conference Preview Capsules

METROPOLITAN DIVISION CAROLINA HURRICANES LAST SEASON: 36-35-11, 83 points. Missed the playoffs by finishing 13th in the Eastern Conference. COACH: Bill Peters, 1st season with Hurricanes; 1st overall in NHL. ADDED: C Brad Malone, D Tim Gleason. LOST: C Manny Malhotra, G Justin Peters, C Brett Sutter. PLAYER TO WATCH: Eric Staal. The captain is coming off the most disappointing season...
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Bitter, Brady? Patriots QB defends self for perceived dissing of backup QB

New England Oatriots starting quarterback Tom Brady inadvertently stirred up some controversy Monday night when he ignored Jimmy Garoppolo after the rookie quarterback threw his first NFL touchdown pass. Brady stayed seated on the bench after Garoppolo came to the sideline as the Patriots trailed the Kansas City Chiefs, 41-14. Brady eventually started looking over plays with the...
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Tampa Bay Lightning season capsule

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING LAST SEASON: 46-27-9, 101 points. Swept in first round of playoffs by Montreal. COACH: Jon Cooper, second full season with Lighting, 51-35-12. ADDED: F Brian Boyle, F Brenden Morrow, D Anton Stralman, D Jason Garrison, G Evgeni Nabokov, F Jonathan Drouin. LOST: G Anders Lindback, F Ryan Malone, F Teddy Purcell, F Nate Thompson, D Sami Salo. PLAYER TO WATCH: Ondrej...
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Diamondbacks' Owings to undergo shoulder surgery

PHOENIX (AP) Arizona says infielder Chris Owings will have shoulder surgery. The Diamondbacks said in a news release Wednesday that the decision was made after Owings received a second opinion and surgery on the posterior labrum will be performed by Dr. James Andrews on Thursday. Arizona said Owings will be ready for spring training in February.
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Scott Brooks: Westbrook is 'the best point guard in basketball'

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Thunder coach Scott Brooks isn't known for making bold declarations. He is not shy about Russell Westbrook. ''I believe Russell's the best point guard in basketball,'' Brooks said. ''And that's been happening over time. I've seen Russell every practice every game every film session, and he's really put a lot of time...
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Plenty of new faces in the Falcons lineup

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) When the Atlanta Falcons returned to practice Wednesday, it looked a bit like training camp. Who's that at center? And right tackle? And left guard? Oh, and is that someone new at strong safety? The Falcons (2-2) are all beat up, coming off a game in which two starters on the offensive line (center Joe Hawley and right tackle Lamar Holmes) sustained...
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Boston Bruins season capsule

BOSTON BRUINS: LAST SEASON: 54-19-9, 117 points, most in the NHL. Lost to Montreal Canadiens in second round of playoffs. COACH: Claude Julien, eighth season in Boston (310-165-65); 12th overall in NHL. ADDED: F Simon Gagne, G Niklas Svedberg. LOST: F Jarome Iginla, F Shawn Thornton, G Chad Johnson. PLAYER TO WATCH: Defenseman Zdeno Chara is 37, and it's not clear how long his...
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College players in Turkey focus on hoops, class

ISTANBUL (AP) UConn star Breanna Stewart and freshman teammate Kia Nurse have had more than basketball to focus on at the women's world championship. They also have to keep up with school work from nearly 5,000 miles away. Both will have missed about a month of college to play for their national teams - Stewart with the U.S.; Nurse with Canada. This is the third straight world...
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RCR moving crew chief Slugger Labbe to R&D role

WELCOME, N.C. (AP) Richard Childress Racing is moving crew chief Slugger Labbe into a leadership role in its research and development department. Labbe has been crew chief for Paul Menard since 2010. The team said Wednesday that race engineer Justin Alexander will replace Labbe as crew chief for Menard following next week's race at Charlotte. Menard is 20th in the Sprint Cup...
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Jags WR Justin Blackmon doing well in voluntary treatment program

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Suspended Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Justin Blackmon has checked into a voluntary treatment program 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 says he is getting updates...
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Pitch invader scores Ronaldinho's signature during Liga MX match

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