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Police: Phelps' eyes, speech affected at DUI stop
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps registered .14 percent on a blood-alcohol test after he was stopped on a speeding violation, according to charging documents released Wednesday....

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....

Column: Great game, but baseball in need of a fix
Opening night of the baseball playoffs provided some great theater, assuming you could stay awake long enough to watch....

Cavaliers fans welcome back LeBron
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Long lines wrapped around Quicken Loans Arena as Cavaliers fans eagerly waited to welcome back LeBron James....

Wambach, players file lawsuit over World Cup turf
American soccer star Abby Wambach and a group of elite international players filed a lawsuit in Canada on Wednesday challenging plans to play the 2015 Women's World Cup on artificial turf....

Wacha in bullpen to start NL Division Series
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Michael Wacha, who starred in the postseason as a rookie last fall, will be in the St. Louis Cardinals' bullpen for the start of the NL Division Series....

Pac-12, Big Ten, ACC notify NCAA of proposals
The five wealthiest college football conferences have notified the NCAA of their proposals to provide more benefits to athletes under the new governance model that allows the Atlantic Coast Conference, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and Southeastern Conference to pass legislation without the support of the other Division I leagues....

NFL extends 'Sunday Ticket' deal with DirecTV
NEW YORK (AP) -- The NFL has extended its contract with satellite provider DirecTV to carry the "Sunday Ticket" package, which allows viewers to watch out-of-market games....

Quarterback dilemma for Vikings vs Packers
You might say the Minnesota Vikings are pondering a quarterbacking dilemma....

Big weekend for Big Red: Nebraska's chance to rise
In the most interesting and important Saturday of the college football season so far, no team faces a more crucial test than Nebraska....

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