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Defense matters in high-scoring NFL
Calling it a resurgence would be an exaggeration....

Voynov suspended on domestic violence suspicion
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The NHL suspended Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov indefinitely Monday after the two-time Stanley Cup winner's arrest on suspicion of domestic violence....

Royals, fans bond over improbable postseason run
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The game had been over for hours. Kauffman Stadium had gone dark. The roars of a sold-out crowd, which had rooted the Kansas City Royals to a sweep of the mighty Los Angeles Angels, had drifted away into the cool night air....

Giants rely on core of 4 relievers
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The San Francisco Giants have their own version of the Core Four that has fueled their recent October dominance....

Finnegan learns fast: from school to World Series
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Betty Finnegan made the 5 1/2-hour drive from Fort Worth, Texas, with a friend Aug. 31 to watch the last two games of the season for the Northwest Arkansas Naturals. Her 21-year-old son was finishing his first summer as a professional baseball player on the Double-A team after helping pitch TCU into the College World Series....

Manning passes Favre's TD mark in Broncos' big win
DENVER (AP) -- Leave it to Peyton Manning to plan his own prank....

Unless RG3 is ready, McCoy to start for Redskins
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) -- Redskins coach Jay Gruden says that unless Robert Griffin III is 100 percent ready to return from injury, Colt McCoy will start at quarterback against the Dallas Cowboys next week....

Florida AD: season evaluated as it plays out
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida coach Will Muschamp is getting at least another game to turn things around....

Column: Keselowski marches to his own beat
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) -- It didn't take long for Brad Keselowski to earn an unpleasant reputation in NASCAR. He was aggressive on the track, brash and arrogant off of it, and rubbed most of his competitors the wrong way....

San Francisco radio stations ban hit song 'Royals'
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The popular song "Royals" by New Zealand artist Lorde is getting caught up in the fervor over the upcoming World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals....

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