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Serena Williams gets chance to avenge Halep defeat

SINGAPORE (AP) — After Serena Williams' embarrassing defeat to Simona Halep in the WTA Finals group stage, the American narrowed her eyes at the post-match news conference and said she was looking forward to having a chance to avenge the loss.

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Saturday 10/25/2014
Unpaid volunteers worth millions to Olympic Games
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 10:45 am

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio needs 70,000 unpaid volunteers for the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics, and Brazilian Olympic medalist Ricardo Prado is making a pitch with a deadline for signups just three weeks away.

Mariota throws 5 TD passes, No. 6 Oregon beats Cal
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 10:45 am

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Marcus Mariota threw a rare interception — his first since the Oregon State game last season — on a pass that was deflected twice.

Finnegan passes test, Royals stop Giants in Game 3
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 10:45 am

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Summoned in a tough spot, Royals rookie Brandon Finnegan trotted in from the bullpen, threw his warmup pitches and then did something curious.

Bishop ousted as PGA of America president
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 10:46 am

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Ted Bishop was never afraid to take a risk or share his strong opinions on any subject during his 23 months as president of the PGA of America. Ultimately, that wound up costing him his job.

Parseghian turned around moribund Notre Dame
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 10:45 am

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame's glory days seemed like a distant memory 50 years ago when Ara Parseghian took over as coach.

Vargas to take on Vogelsong in Game 4 of Series
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 10:46 am

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Even though Jason Vargas will be making his World Series debut for Kansas City in Game 4, the Fall Classic atmosphere in San Francisco will not be foreign to him.

Royals edge Giants 3-2 for 2-1 World Series lead
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 10:46 am

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — All season long and deep into October, the Kansas City Royals have relied on their winning formula of fundamental baseball: sparkling defense, a dominant bullpen and just enough timely hitting.

Royals edge Giants 3-2 for 2-1 World Series lead
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 10:46 am

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — All season long and deep into October, the Kansas City Royals have relied on their winning formula of fundamental baseball: sparkling defense, a stingy bullpen and just enough timely hitting.

Lloyd leads US women past Mexico 3-0
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 10:46 am

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — After the United States' path to the World Cup hit a snag four years ago, Carli Lloyd was happy to help send the team through smoothly this time.

Friday 10/24/2014
Royals juggle lineup, beat Giants 3-2 in Game 3
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 10:46 am

Greg Holland closes it out with a 1-2-3 ninth inning and the Royals lead 2-1 in the World Series. Game 4 is Saturday night from San Francisco.

Google exec sets records with leap from near-space
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 10:46 am

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Google executive Alan Eustace broke the sound barrier and set several skydiving records over the southern New Mexico desert early Friday after taking a big leap from the edge of space.

Lava creeps toward road on Hawaii's Big Island
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 10:46 am

HONOLULU (AP) — A growing lava stream threatening homes and inching closer to a rural road on Hawaii's Big Island oozed forward in fits and starts this week, frustrating some residents but giving officials a window of time to prepare.

Ted Bishop out as PGA president
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 10:46 am

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Ted Bishop was ousted Friday as president of the PGA of America over a sexist tweet and Facebook post directed at Ian Poulter.

Henley's putting gets him lead at Sea Island
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 10:46 am

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Russell Henley has a reminder on his phone that goes off every day at noon to tell him he's the best putter in the world. He didn't need one Friday in the McGladrey Classic.

Judge halts New Jersey's sports betting plan
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 10:46 am

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday granted a request from the four major U.S. professional sports leagues and the NCAA to temporarily stop New Jersey from allowing legalized sports betting.

Attorney: NFL, Ravens not helping union Rice probe
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 10:46 am

The attorney leading the NFL players' union investigation into the Ray Rice domestic violence case told The Associated Press the league and the Baltimore Ravens have not been cooperating.

Jamie McMurray bests Chase drivers to win pole
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 10:46 am

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Jamie McMurray bumped all eight of NASCAR's championship contenders with a surprising pole-winning run Friday at Martinsville Speedway.

Joe Maddon exercises opt-out, won't return to Rays
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 10:46 am

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Joe Maddon's highly successful run as manager of the Tampa Bay Rays is over.

World Series fan causes debate with Marlins jersey
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 10:46 am

MIAMI (AP) — Among the standouts at Games 1 and 2 of the World Series was a Miami Marlins fan in the front row behind home plate.

Not much to say as Lakers move on without Nash
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 10:46 am

LAS VEGAS (AP) — When the Lakers traded four draft picks to sign Steve Nash, his new teammates couldn't wait to talk about what might happen when Nash began distributing the ball to the likes of Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol.

Union questions NFL's domestic violence plan
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 10:46 am

NEW YORK (AP) — The players' union has questioned why the NFL's domestic violence training and education program "treats all players as perpetrators."

Coric upsets Nadal to reach Swiss Indoors semis
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 10:46 am

BASEL, Switzerland (AP) — Teenager Borna Coric upset second-seeded Rafael Nadal in straight sets Friday to reach the semifinals of the Swiss Indoors and announce himself as one of the rising stars of tennis.

Vargas to take on Vogelsong in Game 4 of Series
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 10:46 am

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Even though Jason Vargas will be making his World Series debut for Kansas City in Game 4, the Fall Classic atmosphere in San Francisco will not be foreign to him.

SHR prepares for future with crew chief swap
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 10:46 am

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — When Kurt Busch was eliminated from NASCAR title contention, it became apparent to both the driver and his owner that if a change was going to be made to his team it had to be done soon.

Big audiences for new CBS Thursday night NFL games
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 10:46 am

NEW YORK (AP) — CBS's new Thursday night NFL package drew big audiences despite a string of blowouts.

College player fights tumor for moment on court
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 10:46 am

CINCINNATI (AP) — Lauren Hill is the last player to take the court for the 6 a.m. stretch before basketball practice. She's moving slowly today.

Colts' Wayne out vs. Steelers with elbow injury
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 10:46 am

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts will be without wide receiver Reggie Wayne against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.

Nadal to have season-ending appendicitis surgery
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 10:46 am

BASEL, Switzerland (AP) — Rafael Nadal will have season-ending appendicitis surgery next month, ruling him out of the upcoming Paris Masters and the ATP finals in London.

Royals shift Cain to tricky right field for Game 3
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 10:46 am

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain was moved from center field to right for Game 3 of the World Series to boost defense in one of AT&T Park's trickiest positions.

All hail King James: LeBron rules NBA
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 10:46 am

CLEVELAND (AP) — His shirt soaked with champagne after winning his fourth title in 2007, Tim Duncan had one more move before celebrating further with his Spurs teammates. He pivoted in a hallway inside Quicken Loans Arena, pulled 22-year-old LeBron James close and delivered a message.

Edwards and Newman are surprises of NASCAR's Chase
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 10:46 am

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — NASCAR's new championship format came with fan-friendly brackets that likely had fans advancing Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. deep into the playoffs.

Mistakes haunt Titans in loss to Rockets
Posted: October 24, 2014

ASHEVILLE – Three costly, first-half turnovers haunted the McDowell Titans junior varsity football team Thursday night on the road at A.C. Reynolds, as they fell behind early to the Rockets and lost 40-6 in a game for first place in league play.

Western Conference, defending champs tough as ever
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 10:01 am

Calling it the Wild West just doesn't do it justice anymore.

Redskins' RG3 speaks, says he won't rush return
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 9:02 am

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins finally allowed Robert Griffin III to speak. So he referenced Winston Churchill and played along with the uncertainty whether he might make his return Monday night.

As Rebs win, Ole Miss balances Dixie and diversity
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 4:16 am

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Ole Miss is enjoying its best football season in a half-century, and that's bringing new attention to Mississippi's flagship university.

Cavs, Bulls the expected frontrunners in East
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 4:03 am

LeBron James is again surrounded by an All-Star caliber guard, a big man who can score and 3-point sharpshooters.

New-Look NBA: A coach's perspective, Quin Snyder
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 2:01 am

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Associated Press will periodically look at the changing landscape of the NBA during the upcoming season from varied perspectives: A player's viewpoint, from the bench, and from the business side. An interview with first-year Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder is the second installment of the series:

UEFA punishes Serbia, Albania for stadium disorder
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 11:31 pm

Serbia received tougher sanctions than Albania when UEFA punished the Balkan rivals on Friday for the on-field violence sparked by a banner being flown by a drone over the stadium.

8 people arrested in Latvia in match-fixing probe
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 11:01 pm

RIGA, Latvia (AP) — Eight people have been arrested in Latvia on suspicion of fixing a Champions League qualifying-round game last year.

Pistorius prosecutors consult expert over appeal
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 6:46 pm

STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius could still face a murder conviction and 15 years in prison for killing his girlfriend as prosecutors said Friday they had consulted a South African criminal law expert over an appeal.

Rating the Nation-Best Coaches
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 5:46 pm

There will never be another Bear.

Leipold makes history at Division III Whitewater
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 5:04 pm

WHITEWATER, Wis. (AP) — Lance Leipold has a picturesque view of the football field where he has had so much success.

MetLife Stadium security a trendsetter
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 4:46 pm

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — A shoving match breaks out in a section of the MetLife Stadium stands. While security officers hustle to the scene, a beyond state-of-the-art surveillance system is recording every detail.

Ole Miss hopes it's not Tiger Bait in Baton Rouge
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 5:15 pm

It's midterm election time and football teams are campaigning in their own ways.

Royals might need a rare pinch hit in Series
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 3:46 pm

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Playing under American League rules with few reliable options on the bench this season, no manager had as little use for pinch hitters as Kansas City's Ned Yost.

Injured Matt Cain is Series spectator for Giants
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 4:01 pm

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Well after the rest of his teammates put on their uniforms, Matt Cain wandered into the San Francisco clubhouse and changed clothes for a recent World Series practice.

Manning, Sanders lead Broncos past Chargers, 35-21
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 4:30 pm

DENVER (AP) — Emmanuel Sanders is speedy, not greedy.

PGA president refers to Poulter as 'lil girl'
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 3:45 am

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — The PGA of America president referred to Ian Poulter as a little girl on two social media accounts Thursday evening for his comments on Nick Faldo and Tom Watson as Ryder Cup captains.

Manning, Sanders lead Broncos past Chargers, 35-21
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 3:01 pm

DENVER (AP) — With this much speed and acceleration, it's no surprise Emmanuel Sanders is so adept at catching up.

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