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Cubs SS Russell ruled out for NLCS with hamstring injury (Yahoo Sports)

The Chicago Cubs will send Jon Lester to the mound for Game 1 of the NL Championship Series on Saturday night, and Javier Baez will start at shortstop after Addison Russell was shelved by a left hamstring injury. Russell got hurt while legging out a triple in Game 3 of the NL Division Series against the Cardinals. Maddon said they haven't made a...
Oct 16, 2015 |

Authorities retrace Lamar Odom's visit to Nevada brothel (Yahoo Sports)

Authorities are retracing Lamar Odom's $75,000 visit to the brothel to find out why the former NBA and reality TV star was found unconscious. There's been no official word on Odom's condition at a Las Vegas hospital, but the Rev. Jesse Jackson said Wednesday he's on life support. Odom's grandmother, Florence Odom, declined to comment on his...
Oct 16, 2015 |

Eagles' Kelly says he hasn't heard from USC AD (Yahoo Sports)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Eagles coach Chip Kelly says he has not heard from Southern California athletic director Pat Haden or any other schools with openings.
Oct 16, 2015 |

Royals start Volquez, Blue Jays go with Estrada in ALCS (Yahoo Sports)

The Royals are sending Blue Jays antagonist Edinson Volquez to the mound for Game 1 of their AL Championship Series while Toronto is countering with Marco Estrada. It was Volquez whose inside pitching drew the ire of the Blue Jays in early August, eventually leading to a pair of bench-clearing incidents during their game at Rogers Centre. After...
Oct 16, 2015 |

Cueto tosses gem as Royals beat Astros 7-2 in ALDS clincher (Yahoo Sports)

Johnny Cueto knew the Kansas City Royals had wagered much of their future on him, trading away a bevy of prospects in late July so that he could pitch in moments like this. ''I woke up today on the right foot,'' Cueto said. Cueto allowed two hits, a single by Evan Gattis followed by Luis Valbuena's second-inning homer, before retiring the final...
Oct 15, 2015 |

Oscar Pistorius to be released from jail on Oct. 20 (Yahoo Sports)

Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee Olympic runner who shot his girlfriend to death on Valentine's Day 2013, can leave prison and move to house arrest next week, South Africa's Department of Corrections said Thursday. A parole board at the prison where Pistorius has served nearly a year of his five-year sentence for manslaughter made the decision....
Oct 15, 2015 |

Blue Jays beat Rangers 6-3 to win wild Game 5 (Yahoo Sports)

Jose Bautista wiped out the need for protests or umpire reviews with the Toronto Blue Jays' biggest home run since Joe Carter's historic shot. Toronto earned its first trip to the American League Championship Series since Carter's World Series-ending drive in 1993, overcoming one of the craziest plays in playoff history when Bautista hit a...
Oct 15, 2015 |

Lamar Odom's spiral leaves ex-NBA star fighting for his life (Yahoo Sports)

Cut loose by his beloved Los Angeles Lakers, followed everywhere by reality television crews, the humble kid from Queens who married into the Kardashian clan saw his life spiral out of control, and so did everyone else. Khloe Kardashian tried to hide his addictions, then told the world she couldn't save him. Hospital authorities would not comment...
Oct 15, 2015 |

Florida's Porter accused of shooting at pregnant girlfriend (Yahoo Sports)

Florida freshman defensive back Deiondre Porter was suspended indefinitely Wednesday following his arrest for allegedly firing a gun in the direction of his pregnant girlfriend. One of Florida's top special teams players, Porter was arrested Wednesday on four felony charges, including domestic violence enhancements. The incident occurred at 2:15...
Oct 15, 2015 |

New deadline in Cassel house: He's starter for Cowboys now (Yahoo Sports)

Matt Cassel's biggest concern when he was traded from Buffalo to Dallas was the timing of the birth of his fourth child. Cassel will be the starting quarterback when the Cowboys visit the New York Giants on Oct. 25, after their bye. ''We will get it out before then,'' Cassel said with a smile as reporters broke out in laughter.
Oct 15, 2015 |

Astros-Royals Preview (Yahoo Sports)

The Royals traded away three top prospects to acquire Johnny Cueto for the playoffs, even though his winning pedigree has been established almost entirely in the regular season. The right-hander with the creative cadre of deliveries will take the mound for Kansas City in Game 5 of the AL Division Series against the Astros. The Royals forced the...
Oct 15, 2015 |

Kershaw, Dodgers top Mets 3-1, force NLDS to decisive Game 5 (Yahoo Sports)

Short rest has never been the issue for Clayton Kershaw in October. Kershaw finally came through with the season on the line Tuesday night, saving Los Angeles from another early playoff exit by pitching the Dodgers to a 3-1 victory over the New York Mets that forced their NL Division Series to a deciding Game 5. Working on only three days' rest,...
Oct 14, 2015 |

Utley sits out 2nd straight game; hearing set for Monday (Yahoo Sports)

Turns out Chase Utley's appeal made no difference in New York this week: The Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman sat out Games 3 and 4 of the NL Division Series, even though he was eligible to play. Utley was suspended two games by Major League Baseball Chief Baseball Officer Joe Torre for his rough slide in Game 2 that broke the right leg of Mets...
Oct 14, 2015 |

Cubs win NL Division Series, beat Cardinals 6-4 in Game 4 (Yahoo Sports)

CHICAGO (AP) -- Joe Maddon posed for a selfie on the field with his wife. Jon Lester sprayed champagne with his young son. Rocker Eddie Vedder partied on the mound.
Oct 14, 2015 |

Spurrier resigns, takes blame for South Carolina's slide (Yahoo Sports)

Steve Spurrier knew it was time. South Carolina was struggling and the gregarious and once innovative coach was a big reason why. Always one to do things his way, Spurrier believed he needed to step aside, and no one was going to change his mind.
Oct 14, 2015 |

AP source: Utley's hearing scheduled for Monday (Yahoo Sports)

Chase Utley's appeal hearing on his two-game suspension has been scheduled for Monday, according to a person familiar with the process. Utley was suspended two games by Major League Baseball Chief Baseball Officer Joe Torre for his rough slide in Game 2 that broke the right leg of Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada. Utley was on the bench and didn't...
Oct 14, 2015 |

Former NBA star Odom found unconscious at Nevada brothel (Yahoo Sports)

Former NBA and reality TV star Lamar Odom was hospitalized after he was found unconscious Tuesday at a Nevada brothel, authorities said. The Nye County Sheriff's Department was called at about 3:15 p.m. to Love Ranch in Crystal, Nevada about 70 miles outside of Las Vegas for a report of an unresponsive man needing an ambulance, Sheriff Sharon A....
Oct 14, 2015 |

AP Source: Spurrier tells Gamecocks players he is retiring (Yahoo Sports)

Steve Spurrier has told South Carolina players he is retiring, leaving fans of the Gamecocks and college football wondering why now. A person close to the situation said Tuesday that South Carolina co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach Shawn Elliott will be the interim Gamecocks coach the remainder of the season. The person spoke to...
Oct 13, 2015 |

Granderson, Mets beat Dodgers 13-7 to take 2-1 lead in NLDS (Yahoo Sports)

With big hits rather than beanballs, Curtis Granderson and the New York Mets wiped out the Los Angeles Dodgers to take control of their testy Division Series. Granderson drove in five runs with two doubles off the wall, Travis d'Arnaud and Yoenis Cespedes homered, and New York's dangerous bats busted loose for a 13-7 victory Monday night that gave...
Oct 13, 2015 |

Hezbollah buries militant Qantar, says Israel will be held accountable

Lebanon's Hezbollah group said on Monday that Israel would be held accountable for killing prominent militant Samir Qantar in an air strike in Syria, and accorded him an elaborate funeral of... Read More

Russia says black box from warplane downed by Turkey unreadable

Investigators in Moscow said on Monday they were unable to retrieve information from the damaged black box of a Russian warplane shot down by Turkey last month, data the Kremlin hoped would support... Read More

Exclusive: U.S. glossed over Oman's human rights record during Iran talks

By Jason Szep, Matt Spetalnick and Yara Bayoumy WASHINGTON/MUSCAT (Reuters) - As the United States negotiated this year’s nuclear pact with Iran, the State Department quietly agreed to spare the... Read More