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Blue Jackets look to avoid fifth straight loss

Injuries are part of the reason why the Columbus Blue Jackets are struggling in nearly every facet during their longest losing streak in a year. The New Jersey Devils recently ended a dubious stretch of their own. The Blue Jackets try to overcome the slew of absences and get their offense going as they try to snap a four-game skid Saturday night against the Devils. Columbus (4-6...
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Ohio State takes on upset-minded Illinois

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Until a couple of weeks ago, even hardcore Illinois fans probably thought Reilly O'Toole was the proprietor of a new Irish pub near campus. O'Toole was a cypher on the Illini roster for 3 years, coming in late in the occasional game. But then starting quarterback Wes Lunt was lost for six weeks with a broken leg and O'Toole was thrust into action...
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France captain picks 4 players for Davis Cup camp

PARIS (AP) Despite their poor results at the Paris Masters, France captain Arnaud Clement is sticking with his regular players for the Davis Cup final against Switzerland. Clement has picked four players - Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Richard Gasquet, Gael Monfils and Gilles Simon - for a training camp in Bordeaux next week ahead of the final from Nov. 21-23 in the northern city of Lille...
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Germany midfielder Draxler faces long injury break

GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) Germany's attacking midfielder Julian Draxler could be out of action until after the winter break following an injury in Schalke's Bundesliga victory over Augsburg. Draxler limped off the field in the opening minutes of Friday's 1-0 win. Schalke general manager Horst Heldt said on the club's website that Draxler appears to have '&...
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Manchester United boss Van Gaal not envious of City squad

Louis van Gaal insists he has no reason to be jealous of Manchester City's squad and says he has a "good feeling" about Sunday's derby. Van Gaal has invested more than £150m of Manchester United's money since succeeding David Moyes at Old Trafford in the summer. But City won their second title in three seasons last May on the back of years of squad-building...
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Resurgent Newcastle face home test against Liverpool

Resurgent Newcastle face home test against Liverpool 
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Maui Invitational: Bracket and TV schedule

The 2014 Maui Invitational boasts five teams that reached the NCAA Tournament, led by Arizona, the No. 2 team in the preseason Associated Press Top 25 poll. Should the Wildcats reach the final, coach Sean Miller could be set up against either Pitt (his alma mater) or San Diego State, a team Arizona beat twice last year. If you're a fan of great story lines, either one of those...
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Real Madrid poised to make January move for Spurs keeper Lloris

Each day we'll bring you the very latest tabloid rumors as the biggest clubs around look to splash the cash to bolster their rosters. True or not, they're always entertaining... Manuel Pellegrini says Manchester City were priced out of a summer move for Angel di Maria. Rio Ferdinand and Joey Barton have launched a stinging attack on the FA. Louis van Gaal has no fear...
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Dolphins' Philbin remains absent because of family matter

DAVIE, Fla. -- Coach Joe Philbin remained absent from the Miami Dolphins because of a family matter as the team prepares for Sunday's game against San Diego. Philbin missed practice for the second day in a row Friday. The Dolphins didn't comment regarding his status for the game. Reserve tight end Dion Sims was ruled out of the game because of a toe injury. Starting tight...
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Homecoming king: Legaux leads Cincy past Tulane in hometown

NEW ORLEANS -- Cincinnati backup quarterback Munchie Legaux was happy to be back home in the Big Easy, if only to see family and friends. With Gunner Kiel returning from injured ribs and getting the start, Legaux wasn't sure how much he'd play. The Bearcats wound up needing Legaux, and he came through with his first three touchdown passes of the season, leading Cincinnati...
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Sandoval wants to stay in San Fran, but what's his price?

SAN FRANCISCO -- Pablo Sandoval walked up the stairs as he brought up the rear of yet another Giants victory parade and immediately got stopped by home run king Barry Bonds. ''Don't walk by me,'' Bonds ordered, pulling his fellow slugger into an embrace. Sandoval insists he wants to play the rest of his career for the San Francisco Giants, and for moments just...
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Moore, Na tied after 3 rounds of CIMB Classic

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) Defending champion Ryan Moore is tied for the lead with Kevin Na after both shot rounds of 5-under 67 in the third round of the CIMB Classic on Saturday. Moore had seven birdies against two bogeys while Na had a bogey-free round with five birdies to move to 12-under 204 in the jointly sanctioned PGA Tour and Asian Tour event at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country...
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Alexander Levy builds 4-shot lead in Shanghai

SHANGHAI (AP) Alexander Levy birdied his opening three holes and kept right on going to a 9-under 63 and a four-shot lead in the BMW Masters. On a day of extraordinary scoring at Lake Malaren, no one could keep pace with the Frenchman. Levy had a big smile on another damp, overcast day as he piled up birdies, including a 40-foot putt down a steep ridge that curled into the left...
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Will regular-season form carry through into the postseason for Columbus and New England?

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. Form and momentum are fungible qualities heading into the MLS postseason. Example after example shows those qualities do not always translate from the final whistle of the regular season to the opening foray in the playoffs. If they do matter in this particular year, then Columbus and New England stand to benefit handsomely from the way they ended the season. The...
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Real Salt Lake, LA Galaxy confront familiar challenges in Western Conference semifinal tie

Experience provides important context for the battle ahead between Real Salt Lake and LA Galaxy over the next week. These two teams know each other particularly well after their postseason meetings over the past six years. Some of the faces and some of the particulars have changed along the way, but the core principles remain largely the same. It is why both clubs embrace the looming...
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Third victory parade in 5 years charms Giants fans

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The Giants celebrated a third World Series victory in five years with a ticker-tape parade, and it seemed everyone had a story about brought them to rainy downtown San Francisco. Hundreds of thousands of people turned out to see the floats and players ride down Market Street on double-decker buses Friday. The city was awash in orange, black and white confetti...
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Friday's Sports Briefs

BASEBALL CHICAGO (AP) Joe Maddon was hired as manager of the Chicago Cubs, hours after the team fired Rick Renteria. Maddon opted out of his contract with Tampa Bay after Andrew Friedman left the Rays' front office to take over the Los Angeles Dodgers' baseball operations on Oct. 14. Maddon had a 754-705 record in nine seasons in Tampa Bay, leading the club to four playoff...
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James rebounds, leads Cavaliers past Bulls

CHICAGO (AP) Never mind that sluggish opener. LeBron James scored 36 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers rebounded from a home loss to New York to beat Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls 114-108 in overtime Friday night. ''It was an opportunity to go out and redeem ourselves,'' James said. James was 14 of 30 from the field and had eight rebounds, four steals and only...
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Davis, Colts' secondary looks for rebound

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Vontae Davis doesn't get a lot of hype playing cornerback for the Colts. In eight games this season, Davis has 22 tackles, two interceptions and one forced fumble. He leads the NFL in passes defensed with 12 deflections, four in a 27-0 victory over Cincinnati. ''The coaches have helped my game elevate,'' Davis said. ''I credit (the coaches...
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Robinson ready to step in at left tackle for Rams

ST. LOUIS (AP) Drafted No. 2 overall as a left tackle by St. Louis, Greg Robinson will make his first start in the position Sunday at San Francisco. Rams coach Jeff Fisher believes his rookie is ready. ''He's done fine,'' Fisher said Friday after practice. ''He understands what we're doing. He's had a revolving door there next to him at guard...
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Inbee Park takes 4-shot lead in LPGA Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) Inbee Park shot a 3-under 69 in windy conditions Saturday in the LPGA Taiwan Championship to increase her lead to four strokes. Playing her first event since regaining the No. 1 spot in the world from Stacy Lewis on Monday, the South Korean newlywed had an eagle, four birdies and three bogeys in wind gusting to about 30 mph at Miramar to reach 21-under 195. In...
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Lakers-Warriors Preview

Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors opened the season with an easy victory. They would appear to have another favorable matchup against the winless Los Angeles Lakers, who are on the verge of their worst start since moving west. Set to open their home schedule, the Warriors try to extend the Lakers' woes as these Pacific Division foes meet Saturday night. Curry racked...
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Suns-Jazz Preview

Isaiah Thomas has helped move the Phoenix Suns to the brink of their best start in five years. After surprising the reigning NBA champions, Thomas goes for another impressive display as the Suns attempt to avoid a letdown against the Utah Jazz on Saturday night. Phoenix (2-0) signed Thomas to a four-year free-agent contract in July after he spent his first three seasons in Sacramento...
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Blackhawks-Maple Leafs Preview

The Chicago Blackhawks have been plodding along since Corey Crawford was injured two weeks ago. It appears their No. 1 goaltender is ready to return. Crawford may play Saturday night when the Blackhawks visit a Toronto Maple Leafs team seeking a third straight win. The Blackhawks (6-3-1) went 3-3-0 with Crawford out due to an upper-body injury, with Antti Raanta and Scott Darling...
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Stars-Wild Preview

The Minnesota Wild may be the last remaining team in the league without a power-play goal, but they're not having any problems scoring in other scenarios lately. The Wild look to build on another comeback victory and make it five wins in six games Saturday night against the Dallas Stars. Despite failing to score on any of its 27 power plays this season, Minnesota (6-3-0) ranks...
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