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Bumgarner, Giants top Royals 7-1 in Series opener
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Win or lose, Jake Peavy is a treat to watch when he pitches....

'85 World Series Royals relishing playoff run
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Bret Saberhagen was just 21 years old when the Kansas City Royals were last in the World Series. He pitched a Game 7 shutout to beat the St. Louis Cardinals....

Leafs-Senators game postponed after shootings
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- The NHL postponed Wednesday night's game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Senators because of the shootings in Ottawa....

NBA owners fail to pass lottery reform
NEW YORK (AP) -- One of the biggest issues on the agenda when the NBA's owners arrived in New York for the board of governors meetings was thwarting the tanking strategy employed most brazenly by the Philadelphia 76ers....

Request denied to remove judge on Peterson case
CONROE, Texas (AP) -- A prosecution request to remove the judge handling the felony child abuse case against Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson was denied on Wednesday....

Broncos have bad memory of Chargers
The Denver Broncos fear no one in the AFC, nor should they given their recent record....

New-Look NBA: A player's perspective, Paul Pierce
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Associated Press will periodically look at the changing landscape of the NBA during the upcoming season from three perspectives: A player's viewpoint, from the bench, and from the front office. An interview with veteran forward Paul Pierce of the Washington Wizards tips off the series:...

How the academic scandal worked at UNC
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- The academic scandal at the University of North Carolina unfolded over nearly two decades and involved about 3,100 students, nearly half of them athletes, according to a report released Wednesday by former U.S. Justice Department official Kenneth Wainstein. Here are details about the fake classes that students didn't have to show up for, according to the report....

9 UNC employees fired or disciplined in scandal
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- More than 3,100 students - nearly half of them athletes - enrolled in classes they didn't have to show up for and received artificially inflated grades in what an investigator called a "shadow curriculum" that lasted nearly two decades at the University of North Carolina....

Vols, Wolverines out to flip trends against rivals
The history and geography say rivalry games. Recent results suggest lopsided matchups....

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