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Defiant Royals outfox A's in Wild Card game

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KANSAS CITY - The Kansas City Royals beat the Oakland Athletics 9-8 in a thrilling, 12-inning do-or-die Wild Card playoff on Tuesday to eke out a victory in their first postseason game for 29 years.

2:31am EDT

De Silvestro's F1 driving program grinds to a halt

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LONDON - Swiss racer Simona De Silvestro's hopes of becoming the first woman since 1976 to race in Formula One have suffered a setback with the Sauber team ending a testing deal due to her lack of funds.

5:32am EDT

Tue, Sep 30 2014

FCC considering move to ban NFL Redskins team name

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WASHINGTON - The Federal Communications Commission is considering whether to punish broadcasters for using the moniker of the Washington NFL team, the Redskins, a word many consider a slur to Native Americans, the agency's chairman indicated on Tuesday.

30 Sep 2014

National Basketball Association roundup

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(The Sports Xchange) - Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant practiced Tuesday for the first time since his knee injury 10 months ago and said he felt good afterward.

30 Sep 2014

National Hockey League roundup

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(The Sports Xchange) - The sale of a minority stake in the New York Islanders to Scott Malkin and Jonathan Ledecky from Charles Wang was unanimously approved at the National Hockey League's Board of Governors meetings Tuesday.

30 Sep 2014

Bishop airs lessons learned by U.S. in Cup loss

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LOS ANGELES - As the dust settles over yet another Ryder Cup defeat for the United States, PGA of America president Ted Bishop says he would like to see a more "systematic approach" in selecting the U.S. captain for 2016.

30 Sep 2014

Major League Baseball roundup

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(The Sports Xchange) - Right-hander Max Scherzer will be the Game 1 starter for the Detroit Tigers in their American League Division Series against the Baltimore Orioles, the team announced Tuesday.

30 Sep 2014

National Football League roundup

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(The Sports Xchange) - The Oakland Raiders announced Tuesday that Tony Sparano will take over as the team's interim head coach.

30 Sep 2014

Olympic swimming champ Phelps arrested on drunken driving charge

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WASHINGTON - American swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, was arrested for drunken driving early on Tuesday after speeding and then crossing the double-lane lines inside a Baltimore tunnel, police said. | Video

U.S., Sports 30 Sep 2014

Seizing ex-NFL player Hernandez's phone was legal: prosecutors

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FALL RIVER Mass. - Authorities lawfully seized the cell phone of ex-National Football League star Aaron Hernandez days before he was arrested and charged with murdering a man hear his Massachusetts home, a prosecutor testified on Tuesday.

30 Sep 2014
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Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.