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Bumgarner, Giants stop Royals 7-1 in Series opener

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — By the time Madison Bumgarner took the mound to throw his first pitch, the San Francisco Giants already held a three-run lead.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 October 2014

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'Blade Runner' Pistorius gets 5 years in prison

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, completing a transformation from an acclaimed sprinter at the 2012 Olympics to a convicted criminal led away in a police van with barred windows.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014

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LeBron eyeing his third title, first for Cavaliers

CLEVELAND (AP) — Four years away from home changed LeBron James. He came back more mature, more focused, more complete — in a class by himself as a player.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014

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NFL creates Sportsmanship Award for players

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has created a Sportsmanship Award that will be voted on by the players and presented to the winner on the eve of the Super Bowl.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014

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Olympic leaders to finalize Bach's reform package

LONDON (AP) — IOC leaders gather in the Swiss lakeside town of Montreux this week to put the finishing touches on a package of reforms, including changes to the bidding process and sports program and creation of an Olympic television channel.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014

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Fighters suing Mayweather over Vegas cable TV bout

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two fledgling professional fighters in Las Vegas are suing Floyd Mayweather Jr. and producers of a cable TV show, alleging they never consented to be part of a promotional training bout depicted as a "dog house" fight that was supposed to last until someone quit.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014

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Rest or rust? Royals, Giants set for World Series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Alex Gordon took a big rip at a batting-practice fastball, fouled it off badly into the cage, and ducked when the carom nearly hit him in the head.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014

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Buckeyes trying hard not to look past next 2 games

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — There's always the danger of a powerhouse looking past a couple of struggling teams to the marquee game on its schedule.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014

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