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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....

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....

Scherzer to start Game 1 for Tigers vs Baltimore
DETROIT (AP) -- The Detroit Tigers will start this postseason just like last year's: Max Scherzer in Game 1, Justin Verlander in Game 2....

Strasburg's playoff debut, 2 years after shutdown
WASHINGTON (AP) -- About a half-hour before game time on the days Stephen Strasburg starts at home for the Washington Nationals, he emerges from the dugout and walks along the right-field line with pitching coach Steve McCatty, hearing cheers from spectators along the way....

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 says Abdullah should not have been penalized
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The NFL said Tuesday that Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah should not have been penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct when he dropped to his knees in prayer after an interception....

Raiders make Tony Sparano interim coach
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- The Oakland Raiders promoted offensive line coach Tony Sparano to interim coach on Tuesday, a day after firing head coach Dennis Allen....

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....

NC State coach apologizes for fake injury remarks
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina State coach Dave Doeren said Tuesday he has apologized to Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher for his comments accusing the top-ranked Seminoles of faking injuries to slow down the Wolfpack's offense....

Training camp essential for NBA's new head coaches
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers made an impromptu visit to Steve Kerr's office last week and couldn't stop staring at the walls....

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