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Japan facing ban from international basketball

TOKYO (AP) Japan is facing a potential ban from basketball's world governing body FIBA over a failure to merge its two top leagues. FIBA has said it will suspend the Japan Basketball Association if its mandate of a merger between the two leagues is not met by the end of October. The ban would prevent all of Japan's national teams from taking part in international competitions...
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Heavy rain washes out play in Blue Bay LPGA

HAINAN ISLAND, China (AP) Heavy rain washed out play Friday in the Blue Bay LPGA, forcing tour officials to cut the inaugural tournament from 72 to 54 holes. Jessica Korda topped the leaderboard after the first round at 6-under 66. The 21-year-old American is a two-time winner this season on the LPGA Tour. Michelle Wie and Chinese star Shanshan Feng were a stroke back long with...
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Thursday's Sports Briefs

BASKETBALL LOS ANGELES (AP) Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash has been ruled out for the season because of a back injury, putting the two-time NBA MVP's career in doubt. The Lakers and Nash announced their joint decision less than a week before the start of what would have been the 40-year-old Nash's 19th NBA season. He played in only 15 games last season with nerve root...
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Cung Le still waiting on an apology from the UFC after drug testing debacle

The UFC announced earlier this week that they were rescinding the 12-month suspension issued to Cung Le after originally stating that he had tested positive for elevated levels of human grown hormone (HGH) following his fight against Michael Bisping in August. Le, who maintained his innocence throughout the entire process, has now broken his silence as well following the UFC'...
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Bears icon Urlacher: Cutler elite 'financially', not on field

Former Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher thinks Jay Cutler is elite. But in a bad way. Urlacher, who played with Cutler from 2009 through 2012, shot down the idea his former teammate is an elite quarterback, instead pointing to the signal caller's salary. "Financially, he is one of the elite guys in the NFL. ... He just hasn't produced like an elite quarterback...
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MLS referee suspended after workers' compensation fraud arrest

Jose Carlos Rivero will not work his scheduled MLS assignment this weekend after the Professional Referees Organization suspended him on Thursday for his recent arrest on two felony counts related to workers' compensation fraud. Rivero, 33, was arrested by the New York State Police on Oct. 6 and released after being charged with offering a false instrument for filing and insurance...
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Meyers Taylor plans to race bobsleds against men

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) U.S. Olympic women's bobsledder Elana Meyers Taylor is going to race against men. And when she does, it'll be a family affair. Taking advantage of a new rule by bobsled's worldwide governing body that essentially declared four-man bobsledding gender neutral, Meyers Taylor has decided to compete in that portion of the U.S. team selection races next...
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Minnesota clicking while Illinois struggles

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) Minnesota has won four straight, is undefeated in the Big Ten and has locked up a spot in some kind of bowl game. Coach Jerry Kill says his Gophers (6-1, 3-0) have done all that without really playing their best. ''I'd say for us that we have a whole lot more to improve, to be a really, really good team,'' the fourth-year coach said. '...
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No. 16 Nebraska looks to start faster vs. Rutgers

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Nebraska goes into its game against Rutgers hoping to carry over the momentum from the second half of last week's game against Northwestern. The No. 16 Cornhuskers (6-1, 2-1 Big Ten) got off to a slow start against the Wildcats just as they did the week before at Michigan State. Unlike against the Spartans, the Huskers came back to win, outgaining the Wildcats...
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Spartans hoping for another win over Michigan

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio refused to admit this week that his team has dominated its rivalry with Michigan lately. In fact, the Spartans' leader wouldn't even acknowledge that Michigan State dominated last year's meeting, when the Wolverines finished with minus-48 yards rushing in a 29-6 loss. Dantonio chose his words carefully, but...
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Michigan the team Sparty loves to play - and beat

A look at what to watch in the Big Ten this weekend: GAME OF THE WEEK: The gap between Michigan and Michigan State is mighty wide right now, but it's worth a look any time these two get together. No. 8 MSU (6-1, 3-0) has won five of the last seven meetings. And believe the Spartans when they say it never gets old beating the Wolverines (3-4, 1-2). Historically, Ohio State has...
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D'Qwell Jackson key to Colts improving defense

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) D'Qwell Jackson has seen the good and bad that comes with a long NFL career. There have been record numbers and devastating injuries. Right now, though, he's just happy to be in Indianapolis. The Colts are happy, too. Jackson might not have been the most coveted free agent on the market when Indy signed the former Cleveland Browns linebacker in the offseason...
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Rams safety T.J. McDonald returns to practice

ST. LOUIS (AP) T.J. McDonald played every snap last week before showing up on the St. Louis Rams' injury report with a concussion and missing practice Wednesday. The safety was back in a limited capacity Thursday after being allowed to work out by the medical staff. McDonald said he expects to play Sunday at Kansas City. ''I really don't know exactly when it happened...
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Blue Jackets-Ducks Preview

So far, Frederik Andersen is doing just fine as the Anaheim Ducks' No. 1 goaltender, and Corey Perry's knack for finding the net is another reason why they're the hottest team in the NHL. While Perry tries to continue his scoring barrage following his latest hat trick, Andersen will likely be back in net attempting to lead the Ducks to a seventh straight win Friday night...
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Blue Jackets' Letestu nets winner in final minute to beat Sharks

  Mark Letestu scored twice, including the game-winner with 21 seconds remaining, and Ryan Johansen also scored two goals as the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the road-weary San Jose Sharks 5-4 on Thursday night. Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 33 of 37 shots for his 99th NHL win and the Blue Jackets improved to 4-1-1 in their last six games against the Sharks. Antti Niemi saved 23 of 28...
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'It wasn't his best night': Manning rips own scoreboard operator after home win

DENVER — Peyton Manning was waving his arms wildly trying to get the home crowd to hush long enough for him to make his customary calls at the line of scrimmage. It didn't happen in time, and it was because cornerback Aqib Talib was being shown dancing on the big screens in the stadium, enjoying the waning moments of the Denver Broncos' 35-21 victory over the rival San...
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Letestu gets winner, Blue Jackets beat Sharks 5-4

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Mark Letestu scored twice, including the game-winner with 21 seconds remaining, and Ryan Johansen also scored two goals as the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the road-weary San Jose Sharks 5-4 on Thursday night. Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 33 of 37 shots for his 99th NHL win and the Blue Jackets improved to 4-1-1 in their last six games against the Sharks. Antti...
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13 thoughts from Broncos' division win over Chargers

A scoreless first quarter didn’t deter the Denver Broncos from pouring it on late in their 35-21 victory against the San Diego Chargers on Thursday night. With AFC West supremacy at stake, it was Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders’ emergence – nine receptions, 120 yards and 3 touchdowns -- in front of a raucous crowd at Sports Authority Field that proved to be the difference...
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Quick sets Kings career shutout record, blanks punchless Sabres

  Jonathan Quick made 29 saves to set the Kings franchise record with his 33rd career shutout, and Los Angeles beat the Buffalo Sabres 2-0 on Thursday night for its fifth consecutive victory. Jeff Carter and Anze Kopitar scored power-play goals for the defending Stanley Cup champions in their first game since defenseman Slava Voynov was suspended indefinitely by the NHL after his...
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Quick sets shutout mark, LA Kings beat Sabres 2-0

LOS ANGELES (AP) Jonathan Quick made 29 saves to set the Kings franchise record with his 33rd career shutout, and Los Angeles beat the Buffalo Sabres 2-0 on Thursday night for its fifth consecutive victory. Jeff Carter and Anze Kopitar scored power-play goals for the defending Stanley Cup champions in their first game since defenseman Slava Voynov was suspended indefinitely by the...
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CCL Roundup: Saprissa sends Sporting KC crashing out of the Cave

Deportivo Saprissa 2 – Sporting Kansas City 0 Saprissa made it a trio of Costa Rican sides in the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals with a victory over the MLS Cup holders at Estadio Ricardo Saprissa. The home side needed to win by two or more goals without conceding in order to secure safe passage. Heiner Mora provided the necessary platform to achieve the feat when he poked...
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Rookie Young seals Pelicans win over Mavericks

BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) - Undrafted rookie Patric Young is working hard to make it in the NBA. The New Orleans Pelicans benefited from the University of Florida product's efforts in the waning moments of the team's preseason finale Thursday. After the New Orleans Pelicans' 10 point fourth-quarter lead was cut to one in the waning moments, Young's emphatic follow slam...
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Canucks-Avalanche Preview

Semyon Varlamov's solid start to the 2013-14 season led to his nomination as a Vezina Trophy finalist as he helped guide the Colorado Avalanche to their first division title in 11 years. But even when he's been in goal this season, the Avalanche haven't been nearly as good as they were during their first campaign under coach Patrick Roy. Varlamov returns from a three...
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Monahan (2 goals), Hiller (16 saves) help Flames blank Hurricanes

  Sean Monahan scored his first two goals of the season, and Jonas Hiller stopped all 16 shots he faced as the Calgary Flames beat the Carolina Hurricanes 5-0 on Thursday night. Matt Stajan and Lance Bouma also scored their first goals of the season for the Flames (5-3-1), who bounced back from a 2-1 overtime loss at home to Tampa Bay on Tuesday. Dennis Wideman also scored for the...
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Wild's Kuemper stops all 26 shots he faces in shutout of Coyotes

  Darcy Kuemper made 26 saves for his third shutout of the season, and defenseman Jared Spurgeon had two assists to lead the Minnesota Wild past the Arizona Coyotes 2-0 on Thursday night. Kuemper has allowed just two goals in four starts, and has all three of Minnesota's victories this season. Arizona's Mike Smith entered the game having allowed at least four goals in each...
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