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Networks encourage fans to watch their competitors
NEW YORK (AP) -- Please watch another channel....

Steelers rally past stunned Texans 30-23
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The deluge started with a desperation third-down heave, a trickle that turned into a downpour and led to another abrupt turn in the Pittsburgh Steelers' confounding season....

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....

Buster's back: Posey tries to add 3rd Series ring
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Buster Posey seemed almost embarrassed....

Royals' Cain, Holland learning about fatherhood
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Lorenzo Cain is learning that he doesn't get a reprieve from diaper duty just to play in some silly baseball games. He's also learning that changing diapers is harder than it looks....

McIlroy to skip 2 events to focus on lawsuit
DUBLIN (AP) -- Rory McIlroy said Monday that mediation in a lawsuit with his former management company has failed, and he will skip his next two tournaments in China because he needs time to prepare for the trial....

With TD mark in bag, Manning can set more records
DENVER (AP) -- Next up for Peyton Manning: the NFL passing yardage record....

Stiviano lawsuit against Shelly Sterling dismissed
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A judge reversed course Monday and dismissed a defamation lawsuit by Donald Sterling's mistress against the estranged wife of the former Los Angeles Clippers owner....

Dufner returns from injury at Perth International
PERTH, Australia (AP) -- Jason Dufner is set to return to tournament play on Thursday at the Perth International after missing nearly three months of golf in which he "totally detached" himself from the sport and didn't watch any of the Ryder Cup on television....

Pistorius out of Paralympic events for 5 years
LONDON (AP) -- Oscar Pistorius will be ineligible to compete in Paralympic events during the entirety of his five-year prison sentence....

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