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Playoff managers hit, miss on contesting calls

For Buck Showalter, Don Mattingly and every other manager in these playoffs, it promises to be a most challenging postseason....

Royals return to playoffs in dramatic fashion

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- It had been 29 years since the Kansas City Royals had last been to the postseason - nearly three decades spent mostly in baseball's backwater, a small-market organization on a shoe-string budget trying in vain to compete with the big boys....

Raiders make Tony Sparano interim coach

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- Reggie McKenzie believes he put together a roster capable of competing for a playoff spot. When that roster got off to an 0-4 start and wasn't even competitive in two games, the Oakland Raiders general manager decided he needed to fire coach Dennis Allen....

Raiders make Tony Sparano interim coach

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- Reggie McKenzie believes he put together a roster capable of competing for a playoff spot. When that roster got off to an 0-4 start and wasn't even competitive in two games, the Oakland Raiders general manager decided he needed to fire coach Dennis Allen....

Coaches use large network to watch for injury

The sideline is often the worst place to watch a football game. Even for the head coach standing front and center, getting a good look at what is happening on the field can be difficult....

Coaches use large network to watch for injury

The sideline is often the worst place to watch a football game. Even for the head coach standing front and center, getting a good look at what is happening on the field can be difficult....

Olympian Michael Phelps apologizes for DUI arrest

Michael Phelps' comeback has been sidetracked by more trouble away from the pool....

Former NBA player George seeks new fraud trial

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- A former NBA player convicted of wire fraud in an alleged real estate Ponzi scheme is seeking to have his conviction thrown out and claiming prosecutorial misconduct, among other allegations....

Former NBA player George seeks new fraud trial

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- A former NBA player convicted of wire fraud in an alleged real estate Ponzi scheme is seeking to have his conviction thrown out and claiming prosecutorial misconduct, among other allegations....

Olympian Michael Phelps apologizes for DUI arrest

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Olympic champion Michael Phelps apologized Tuesday for his latest brush with the law, saying he was "deeply sorry to everyone I have let down" with an arrest for DUI....

Olympian Michael Phelps apologizes for DUI arrest

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Olympic champion Michael Phelps apologized Tuesday for his latest brush with the law, saying he was "deeply sorry to everyone I have let down" with an arrest for DUI....

NFL has laundry list of verboten celebrations

Dancing Billy "White Shoes" Johnson, shuffling Ickey Woods and the group high-fiving Fun Bunch? Their entertaining touchdown celebrations would be illegal in today's NFL....

NFL has laundry list of verboten celebrations

Dancing Billy "White Shoes" Johnson, shuffling Ickey Woods and the group high-fiving Fun Bunch? Their entertaining touchdown celebrations would be illegal in today's NFL....

Soto to catch Lester for Athletics vs Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Athletics ace Jon Lester will have Geovany Soto behind the plate for the first time when he takes the mound in Tuesday night's AL wild-card game against the Kansas City Royals....

Government: NFL TV 'blackout' rule unsportsmanlike

WASHINGTON (AP) -- For years, football fans have bemoaned the rule barring NFL home games that haven't sold out from being televised in the local market....

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