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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.
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.
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.
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.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Carried onto the floor by an emotional ovation building for years, LeBron James is back where he began.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — It's time for RG3's latest comeback.
NEW YORK (AP) — There are no credible threats against this weekend's New York City Marathon, Police Commissioner William Bratton said Thursday.
NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez's season-long suspension formally ended Thursday, a day after the World Series ended.
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.
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.
Note: "Tonight" in the story refers to Friday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Madison Bumgarner is a throwback to the days before pampering and pitch counts.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Bruce Bochy is crazy superstitious. It's a little-known fact about the unflappable San Francisco Giants manager.
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.
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.
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.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A giant, indeed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MIAMI (AP) — No LeBron James, no problem.
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.
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).
CLEVELAND (AP) — This will be a season opener unlike any other — one that also brings closure.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia was hoping to get Todd Gurley back on the field.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — It's the time of year when SEC teams seem to start flexing their defensive muscle.
The Atlantic Coast Conference is still looking to prove there's good football in the league beyond Florida State.
NEW YORK (AP) — As mayor of the nation's largest city, Bill de Blasio has become accustomed to making tough decisions and moving on.
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.
LONDON (AP) — An NFL franchise in London could generate more than $250 million a year for Britain, according to a study released Wednesday.