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Winston, Florida State rally to beat Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Jameis Winston threw three touchdowns to offset a three-interception start and Dalvin Cook had two long scoring runs to help second-ranked Florida State rally for a 42-31 victory over Louisville on Thursday night.

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Thursday 10/30/2014
Saints take 21-7 lead on Panthers after 3
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 11:45 pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Drew Brees leapt forward and stretched the ball over the goal line on a fourth-down sneak to give the New Orleans Saints a 21-7 lead over the Carolina Panthers after the third quarter of Thursday night's game.

Sandoval, Shields among 121 free agents
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 11:45 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball's business season began Thursday when 121 players become free agents, a group that includes Pablo Sandoval, Michael Morse, Jake Peavy, Sergio Romo and Ryan Vogelsong of the World Series champion San Francisco Giants.

AP source: Hardy's appeal trial postponed
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 11:45 pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy's domestic violence appeal trial set for Nov. 17 has been postponed until after the NFL season, a person familiar with the situation said Thursday night.

LeBron welcomed back on special night in Cleveland
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 11:46 pm

CLEVELAND (AP) — Carried onto the floor by an emotional ovation building for years, LeBron James is back where he began.

NFL seeks to dismiss ex-players' painkillers suit
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 11:45 pm

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The National Football League on Thursday asked a judge to toss out a lawsuit filed by former players who allege team officials gave them powerful painkillers and other drugs to keep them on the field without regard for their long-term health.

Kansas State football coach endorses Sen. Roberts
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 11:45 pm

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Beloved Kansas State University football coach Bill Snyder on Thursday endorsed Sen. Pat Roberts for re-election and is appearing in a television ad for the three-term Republican incumbent, potentially giving the GOP a boost in a race with national implications.

Trial wrapping up in drum major's hazing death
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 11:45 pm

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Jurors could start deliberating Friday in the case of a former Florida A&M University band member charged with manslaughter and hazing in the death of a drum major who was beaten nearly three years ago on a band bus as part of a hazing ritual.

Giants' win turns violent, revelers turn on police
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 11:45 pm

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The celebration in San Francisco's streets following the Giants' World Series victory started off peaceful but quickly turned raucous and violent, as revelers vandalized police cars and businesses and pelted officers with bottles.

Mercedes, Hamilton charging into US Grand Prix
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 11:45 pm

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — When Formula One was last in the United States, Sebastian Vettel had already earned his fourth consecutive world championship in a season of domination not seen since Michael Schumacher's days at Ferrari.

Judge rejects Hernandez bid to move murder trial
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 11:45 pm

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts judge on Thursday denied a request from former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez to move his trial in the fatal shooting of a semi-professional football player to a different county.

Redskins: 'every intent' of starting RG3 on Sunday
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 11:45 pm

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — It's time for RG3's latest comeback.

Bratton: No credible threats against NYC Marathon
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 11:46 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — There are no credible threats against this weekend's New York City Marathon, Police Commissioner William Bratton said Thursday.

Rodriguez suspension ends, back on Yanks' roster
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 11:45 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez's season-long suspension formally ended Thursday, a day after the World Series ended.

Notre Dame's Robinson grows into big-play receiver
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 11:45 pm

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame receiver Corey Robinson didn't dwell on his potential game-winning touchdown against Florida State being taken away by a controversial penalty.

Royals look toward next season after dream run
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 11:45 pm

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The emotions were still raw, the sting of defeat still fresh from Game 7 of the World Series when Billy Butler stood in front of his locker and spoke in a voice full of conviction.

Titans wrap up regular season
Posted: October 30, 2014

Note: "Tonight" in the story refers to Friday.

Middle school roundup
Posted: October 30, 2014

The West McDowell Lady Spartans volleyball team went on the road earlier this week and won the Foothills Conference tournament championship in an exciting five-set win at East Burke Middle School.

Anti-violence activists charged in vicious attack
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 11:46 pm

WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) — Two "Stop the Violence" organizers allegedly beat one of their colleagues so severely that he vomited blood and was left unconscious in critical condition.

Chevy makes the best of exec's nervous speech
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 11:46 pm

DETROIT (AP) — Shortly before 9 a.m. on the day after the worst night of his life, Rikk Wilde got the phone call from his big boss at General Motors.

South Africans mourn sport deaths
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 11:46 pm

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African officials on Thursday called for a strict new gun law as a tribute to a soccer star who was shot and killed earlier this week.

AP PHOTOS: A look back at the Rumble in the Jungle
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 6:31 pm

It was 40 years ago that two men met just before dawn on Oct. 30, 1974, to earn $5 million in the Rumble in the Jungle.

Bumgarner a throwback to pre-pitch count era
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 6:17 pm

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Madison Bumgarner is a throwback to the days before pampering and pitch counts.

New dynasty: Giants capture 3rd title in 5 years
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 5:16 pm

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Bruce Bochy is crazy superstitious. It's a little-known fact about the unflappable San Francisco Giants manager.

Giants ace Bumgarner wins World Series MVP
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 4:46 pm

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Madison Bumgarner was limbering up at Kauffman Stadium this week, getting loose with his San Francisco teammates near the dugout, when Tim Hudson and Michael Morse sneaked up from behind and ruffled the pitcher's long, scraggly locks.

Royals' season ends 90 feet short in World Series
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 4:46 pm

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The roars from the field had died away. Kauffman Stadium had fallen silent for the first time all night. In the Royals' clubhouse, Alex Gordon had finally peeled off his dirt-stained jersey.

Welker and Belichick have buried the hatchet
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 4:46 pm

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — There's no longer any bad blood between Bill Belichick and Wes Welker heading into the showdown Sunday between the New England Patriots and Denver Broncos.

Bumgarner, Giants beat KC 3-2 to win World Series
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 3:31 pm

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A giant, indeed.

San Francisco fans revel in team's hat-trick win
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 3:46 pm

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — They cheered every strike and pop fly together. They booed every pitch called as a ball in unison. Then, when victory was theirs, an orange and black sea standing shoulder-to shoulder roared as one.

Afghan war amputees find new life, pride in sports
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 3:16 pm

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — From her wheelchair, Maryam Samimi punched the air as the referee's whistle signaled her basketball team's win in an Afghan national tournament, a moment of joy in a country often unkind to those missing limbs.

Selig's imprint seen in Game 7 of World Series
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 2:31 pm

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — For his final game as baseball commissioner, Bud Selig was able to see the low-budget Kansas City Royals compete with the high-spending San Francisco Giants for the title.

Royals' dream season falls short in World Series
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 2:25 pm

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Alex Gordon saw the ball skipping past Giants outfielder Gregor Blanco and all the way to the wall, and the Royals' homegrown star put his head down and churned toward third base.

Wednesday 10/29/2014
Bumgarner, Giants beat Royals 3-2 to win Series
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 1:16 pm

Madison Bumgarner closes it out and the San Francisco Giants hold off the Kansas City Royals 3-2 in Game 7 for their third World Series title in five years.

Heat open new era, top Wizards 107-95 in opener
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 1:16 pm

MIAMI (AP) — No LeBron James, no problem.

Florida State player subject to university inquiry
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 12:30 pm

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State running back Karlos Williams is subject to a Title IX investigation by the university for his role in a possible domestic battery case.

Hernandez lawyers say prosecutors lifted passages
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 12:16 pm

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Lawyers for former Patriots player Aaron Hernandez are accusing Massachusetts prosecutors of lifting passages from a court filing by federal prosecutors arguing against moving the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv).

LeBron set for Cavs season opener with closure
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 11:45 am

CLEVELAND (AP) — This will be a season opener unlike any other — one that also brings closure.

Georgia's Todd Gurley suspended 4 games by NCAA
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 11:01 am

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia was hoping to get Todd Gurley back on the field.

Game 7 of World Series: 'A gift for everyone'
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 11:01 am

In Kansas City, Game 7 of the World Series conjures up memories of Bret Saberhagen's brilliance, a St. Louis meltdown and the only Royals championship in 1985.

Romo: Back pain won't be reason he skips Sunday
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 10:46 am

IRVING, Texas (AP) — If it's a question of tolerating pain, Tony Romo says he will play Sunday against Arizona — and history supports him on that point.

Giants go with Perez over Ishikawa in Game 7
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 10:46 am

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The San Francisco Giants opted for Juan Perez over Travis Ishikawa for the start in left field for Game 7 of the World Series against the Kansas City Royals.

Ex-student: I didn't report harassment out of fear
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 10:46 am

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — A man who accuses a former university administrator of groping him testified Wednesday he didn't tell anyone about it for several years partly out of fear he'd be perceived as gay.

Missing Broncos fan says he had 'fill of football'
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 10:16 am

DENVER (AP) — A man who disappeared during last week's Denver Broncos game, touching off an extensive search by family and friends, told police he had "his fill of football" when he walked and hitchhiked about 130 miles to a city in southern Colorado.

Playoff spreads championship hope and big games
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 8:31 am

Back when the Bowl Championship Series decided major college football's champion, its defenders would talk about how it enhanced the regular season and how a larger playoff would take away from it.

Howe's family says his condition is guarded
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 7:47 am

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Gordie Howe's family says the hockey Hall of Famer's condition remains "guarded" but his spirits are good after a significant stroke Sunday.

Crunch time: SEC teams relying on defense _ again
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 3:47 am

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — It's the time of year when SEC teams seem to start flexing their defensive muscle.

Parity in ACC gives everyone shot at league title
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 3:47 am

The Atlantic Coast Conference is still looking to prove there's good football in the league beyond Florida State.

NYC mayor draws on stint as a Little League boss
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 3:08 am

NEW YORK (AP) — As mayor of the nation's largest city, Bill de Blasio has become accustomed to making tough decisions and moving on.

Public memorial for South African sports deaths
Updated: October 30, 2014 - 3:08 am

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africans will go to a memorial service at a sports stadium to pay their final respects to three sporting figures who died within three days of each other.

NFL-backed study: $255M boost to UK from franchise
Updated: October 29, 2014 - 11:47 pm

LONDON (AP) — An NFL franchise in London could generate more than $250 million a year for Britain, according to a study released Wednesday.


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