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AP Top Sports News At 3:17 a.m. EDT

Royals edge Giants 3-2 for 2-1 World Series lead
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- All season long and deep into October, the Kansas City Royals have relied on their winning formula of fundamental baseball: sparkling defense, a dominant bullpen and just enough timely hitting....

Mariota throws 5 TD pass, No. 6 Oregon beats Cal
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- Marcus Mariota made a rare mistake and threw an interception - his first since the Oregon State game last season - on a pass that was deflected twice....

Attorney: NFL, Ravens not helping union Rice probe
The attorney leading the NFL players' union investigation into the Ray Rice domestic violence case told The Associated Press the league and the Baltimore Ravens have not been cooperating....

Union questions NFL's domestic violence plan
NEW YORK (AP) -- The players' union has questioned why the NFL's domestic violence training and education program "treats all players as perpetrators."...

Joe Maddon exercises opt-out, won't return to Rays
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Joe Maddon's highly successful run as manager of the Tampa Bay Rays is over....

Ted Bishop out as PGA president
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) -- Ted Bishop was ousted Friday as president of the PGA of America over a sexist tweet and Facebook post directed at Ian Poulter....

Hudson's long-awaited Series debut ends in loss
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- After the long wait to finally get to the World Series, it was the first pitch of the game that helped put Tim Hudson in a hole San Francisco could never overcome....

Finnegan passes big test, helps Royals win Game 3
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Brandon Finnegan passed his biggest test yet....

Back in the Bay Area, Guthrie gets Series win
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Jeremy Guthrie walked onto the field in the middle of the first inning, got behind the mound and saw what he described as a "sea of orange."...

Vargas to take on Vogelsong in Game 4 of Series
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Even though Jason Vargas will be making his World Series debut for Kansas City in Game 4, the Fall Classic atmosphere in San Francisco will not be foreign to him....

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