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Resilient Giants rock Pirates to earn spot in NLDS
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Madison Bumgarner grabbed four beers, tilted his head back and chugged like a champion....

Cowboys' Spillman investigated in sex assault case
GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) -- Dallas Cowboys special teams player C.J. Spillman is under investigation but hasn't been arrested or charged after a report of an alleged sexual assault at the team hotel last month....

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....

Bach: IOC will not reopen 2022 Olympic bid race
LONDON (AP) -- The IOC will not reopen the bidding process for the 2022 Winter Olympics, even though only two cities are left in the troubled race following Oslo's withdrawal....

LeBron warmly welcomed "home" by Cleveland fans
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The crowd's deafening roar was so loud LeBron James couldn't hear his name announced....

Mississippi becomes epicenter of college football
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) -- Former Mississippi State quarterback Matt Wyatt and his wife sometimes find time to talk a little football over breakfast while hustling around their house in Tupelo, Mississippi, getting the family ready for another day....

Rookie managers Williams, Ausmus reach postseason
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Matt Williams was in his 18th game as a major league manager, still learning on the job, when he went with his gut....

Trout makes playoff debut when Angels host Royals
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Mike Trout asked Albert Pujols for advice on his playoff debut before the Los Angeles Angels stepped into the October spotlight, and the veteran slugger with two World Series rings had some simple guidance for baseball's best young player....

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....

Wambach, players go to court over World Cup turf
The push to get Canada to stage the Women's World Cup on grass instead of artificial turf is now a legal matter, with American star Abby Wambach and a group of players "fully prepared to go forward zealously and aggressively in court" to force a change, their lawyer said Thursday....

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