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V. Williams out of China Open with viral illness

BEIJING (AP) Venus Williams withdrew from the China Open with a viral illness on Thursday shortly before her third-round match against Petra Kvitova. The match would have been a reprise of their third-round encounter at Wimbledon, which Kvitova won in three sets after being just two points from defeat in the second set. Kvitova then went on to win her second title at the All England...
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Texts from last TUF: Episode 4

With the assistance of comedian Adam Hunter of MMA Roasted, FOX Sports has obtained the transcript of a private group text message that transpired Saturday night during The Ultimate Fighter. The texts were exchanged between Dana White, Felice Herrig, Tecia Torres and more. Warning: the screenshots below contain strong language and extremely poor taste.
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Young Lightning eager to build on success

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Jon Cooper wants his Tampa Bay Lightning to know something about heightened expectations. They don't mean anything unless you prove you're as good as you think you can be. The young team led by Steven Stamkos posted the third-best record in the Eastern Conference a year ago, and Cooper is among those who believe the club is capable of contending for the...
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NLDS preview: Breaking down Nationals vs. Giants

Being an underdog in a Division Series is nothing new to the San Francisco Giants. Two years ago, they weren’t expected to beat the Reds, especially after falling behind 2-0. But San Francisco won the series by taking three games in Cincinnati and helped ride that momentum to a World Series title. After beating the Pirates in the Wild Card Game on Wednesday night, San Francisco...
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'I just want the ring' — Miggy refuses playoff bonus money (for now, anyway)

Miguel Cabrera already has millions of dollars in the bank. He's got two American League MVP Awards on his mantle, and gotta imagine his World Series ring with the Marlins is tucked away safely somewhere. Hell, he's even got a crown somewhere. But not all honors are like the others. The Triple Crown and the first MVP Award came in 2012, the second MVP given to him just last...
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A capsule look at the Giants-Nationals NLDS

A look at the best-of-five National League Division Series between the San Francisco Giants and Washington Nationals: --- Schedule: (All times EDT) Game 1, Friday, at Washington (3:07 p.m.); Game 2, Saturday, at Washington (5:37 p.m.) Game 3, Monday, Oct. 6, at San Francisco (TBD); x-Game 4, Tuesday, Oct. 7, at San Francisco (TBD); x-Game 5, Thursday, Oct. 9, at Washington (TBD)...
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Teen football player dies in New York after injury during game

  A high school football player has died after he collided with an opponent and collapsed during a game on Long Island. Authorities say Tom Cutinella, a player for Shoreham-Wading River High School, died at a hospital Wednesday night after suffering a head injury during a game with John Glenn High School in Elwood. A spokeswoman for the school districts tells Newsday that Cutinella...
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Teen football player dies after injury during game

ELWOOD, N.Y. (AP) A high school football player has died after he collided with an opponent and collapsed during a game on Long Island. Authorities say Tom Cutinella, a player for Shoreham-Wading River High School, died at a hospital Wednesday night after suffering a head injury during a game with John Glenn High School in Elwood. A spokeswoman for the school districts tells Newsday...
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Chiefs-49ers Preview

After being labeled a bust early in his tenure with the San Francisco 49ers, Alex Smith appeared to turn things around before losing his job for the final time in 2012. Since then, the embattled quarterback has made the most of a fresh start with the Kansas City Chiefs. Smith returns to the city where his career began Sunday looking to help the Chiefs to a third straight win and...
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Joensuu scores twice, Oilers beat Coyotes 3-2

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) Jesse Joensuu scored his second goal early in the third period to break a tie in the Edmonton Oilers' 3-2 exhibition victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Wednesday night. Joensuu beat goalie Devan Dubnyk from the slot off Steve Pinizzotto's pass from behind the net. Benoit Pouliot also scored for the Oilers (4-2-0). Mikkel Boedker and Rob Klinkhammer...
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Hurricanes fall to Blue Jackets

OLUMBUS, Ohio -- Matt Calvert had two goals and an assist and rookie Marko Dano also scored twice in the third period in the Columbus Blue Jackets' 6-3 exhibition victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Wednesday night. Michael Chaput and Artem Anisimov added goals for the Blue Jackets (6-1-0) and Sergei Bobrovsky made 23 saves. Rookie Victor Rask had two goals and an assist...
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Pirates fan apparently gets lost, ends up in Giants dugout

As news broke Wednesday of the resignation of Secret Service director Julia Pierson following a number of embarrassing security breaches at the White House, one has to wonder if the same group of bumbling troopers is running security during the MLB playoffs. As you can see in this Vine video, a nice old lady Pirates fan, apparently trying to find the way back to her seats, somehow...
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Giants' Madison Bumgarner shuts out Pirates in NL Wild Card Game

  Madison Bumgarner pitched a four-hitter with 10 strikeouts and Brandon Crawford hit the first grand slam by a shortstop in postseason history as the San Francisco Giants routed the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-0 on Wednesday night in the National League Wild Card Game. San Francisco will face NL East champion Washington in the NL Division Series on Friday. Crawford's shot over the...
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Police investigating sexual assault claim against Cowboys DB

  Dallas Cowboys special teams player C.J. Spillman is under investigation but hasn't been arrested or charged after a report of an alleged sexual assault at the team hotel last month. Grapevine police spokesman Sgt. Robert Eberling said Wednesday night that the alleged incident took place early the morning of Sept. 20 at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center. The team...
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Bumgarner, Giants silence Pirates 8-0 to advance

PITTSBURGH (AP) Madison Bumgarner pitched a four-hitter with 10 strikeouts and Brandon Crawford hit the first grand slam by a shortstop in postseason history as the San Francisco Giants routed the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-0 on Wednesday night in the National League wild-card game. San Francisco will face NL East champion Washington in the NL Division Series on Friday. Crawford's...
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Matthew McConaughey gives breathtaking pep talk to Longhorns

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Canada in quarters of women's hoops world championship for first time

  Canada advanced to the quarterfinals of the women's world championship for the first time in 20 years after knocking off the Czech Republic 91-71 on Wednesday. After finishing 12th at the 2010 world championships which were hosted by the Czechs, Canada has seen steady improvement over the past four years led by a talented young group of players. Kim Gaucher scored 17 points...
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Cowboys' Spillman subject of reported sex assault

GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) Dallas Cowboys special teams player C.J. Spillman is under investigation but hasn't been arrested or charged after a report of an alleged sexual assault at the team hotel last month. Grapevine police spokesman Sgt. Robert Eberling said Wednesday night that the alleged incident took place early the morning of Sept. 20 at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention...
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Canadiens, Price beat Blackhawks 3-1

CHICAGO (AP) Rene Bourque and Nathan Beaulieu scored 1:54 apart early in the third period to snap scoreless tie and Carey Price made 31 saves in the Montreal Canadiens' 3-1 exhibition victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night. Michael Bournival added an empty-net goal for Montreal (4-1-0) with 59 seconds left. Andrew Shaw ended Price's shutout bid with 5:53...
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Angels don't have a whole lot more playoff experience than Royals

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Mike Trout asked Albert Pujols for advice on his playoff debut before the Los Angeles Angels stepped into the October spotlight, and the veteran slugger with two World Series rings had some simple guidance for baseball's best young player. "He told me to just be myself, and not try to hit that home run when you don't need it," Trout said. "...
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TUF Talk: Carla Esparza: 'I'm not going to stop, I'm relentless"

Carla Esparza was the former Invicta FC women's strawweight champion so when she was dubbed the No. 1 seed overall for this season of The Ultimate Fighter, there was really no surprise. A powerful two-time All-American wrestler, Esparza brought some of the best weapons to the show of any fighter in the competition, but after sitting out for over a year and a half she had to remind...
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Matthew McConaughey Gives a Pep Talk To Texas Football Team

Matthew McConaughey gave a pep talk to the Texas football team. It was the greatest moment in Longhorn Network history.  I don't want to spoil it so just watch.  We really needed some Rust Cohle nihilism here. "Time's a flat circle, boys. Except Baylor, well, Baylor's drawing the circle now. And y'all are f---ed Saturday."
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Heat's post-LeBron product debut

Heat's post-LeBron product debut
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Heat's post-LeBron product debuts in open scrimmage

  A fifth Eastern Conference championship banner already sways from the rafters of the arena that the Miami Heat call home, the list of Southeast Division titles has been updated and Gabrielle Union watched from courtside for the first time as Mrs. Dwyane Wade. Of course, those weren't the only changes. The new chapter of Heat basketball -- the post-LeBron James era -- went...
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AP PHOTOS: Cavaliers fans welcome back LeBron

CLEVELAND (AP) They waited in line to see him, and when LeBron James ran onto the new court inside Quicken Loans Arena for the first time in four years wearing the Cavaliers' wine and gold colors, Cleveland fans welcomed him back with a thunderous roar they've been waiting to unleash. James has returned to where he began his NBA career, focused on leading the Cavs to the...
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