• Strong accepts underdog role against Baylor

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — In his first season in the Big 12, Texas Coach Charlie Strong seems to have accepted his role as underdog this week against No. 7 Baylor. “I don’t have a choice,’ Strong said with a laugh on Monday. “We’re a (2-touchdown) …

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    College football ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Athletic Director Dave Brandon says a “serious lack of communication” led to wobbly quarterback Shane Morris playing Saturday against Minnesota when he should have been pulled for his own safety. In a statement released just before 1 …

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  • Cards’ success rests on Molina

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Yadier Molina returned in late August from a torn ligament in his right thumb, and the All-Star catcher has been a difference-maker for the St. Louis Cardinals as they try to reach the National League championship series for the fourth straight …

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  • Chiefs offense hums in 41-14 rout of Patriots

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Perhaps the Kansas City Chiefs gave their neighbors across the parking lot a little bit of inspiration with their impassioned performance against New England. Jamaal Charles returned from an ankle injury to score three touchdowns, Alex Smith threw for 248 …

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  • NASCAR’s Tony Stewart searching for his new normal

    KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — Slowly and somberly, Tony Stewart is trying his best to find his new normal. He may never again be the “Smoke” the racing world knew before Aug. 9, the night a sprint car he was driving struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. …

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    Pro football ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders fired coach Dennis Allen four games into his third season. The decision was announced Monday night, soon after the Raiders (0-4) returned from London where they lost their 10th straight game, dating to last season, 34-14 …

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  • Pioneers take second half, push district win string

    The Batesville Pioneers owned the second half Friday night in Pioneer Stadium, and with it came their 11th straight 5A-East District high school football victory and their 15th consecutive district win at home. That streak was in question when the score was Batesville 10, Nettleton …

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  • Lyon College volleyballers break through in AMC

    Lyon College junior setter Emily Sprick recorded her second triple-double of the season and did it in outstanding fashion, posting a career-high 39 assists Saturday night as the Scots completed a sweep of the competition at the Lyon Tri-Match to the tune of a 3-1 …

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  • Cavemen bounce back in district opener

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City Cavemen battled the Harrisburg Hornets for four quarters and pulled out a 34-29 victory in the final stanza to win a 4A-3 District high school football opener. The victory puts the Cavemen back in the winning column after falling …

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  • T-wolves dominate district golf tourney

    Senior Ethan Weaver shot a 2-over-par 74, sophomore Taylor Ford followed closely with a 76 and the Cedar Ridge Timberwolves won their second straight district golf championship in dominating fashion at The Course at Eagle Mountain on Friday. Last fall, they won the 2A-3 District …

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  • MLB averages dip to .251; lowest since ’72

    NEW YORK (AP) — The final numbers are in, and Major League Baseball’s batting average hasn’t been this low since Richard Nixon was in the White House, a gallon of gasoline cost 55 cents and the designated hitter was a radical proposal limited to spring …

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    Golf GLENEAGLES, Scotland (AP) — The tone was set by Rory McIlroy, the best player in the world. The winning shot came from Jamie Donaldson, a Ryder Cup rookie. Europe added another layer to its Ryder Cup dominance on Sunday by leaving no doubt who …

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