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Eclectic mix of teams gear up for MLB postseason

From pitching powerhouses to aging warhorses, an eclectic cast of clubs are gearing up for MLB's playoff extravaganza.


DraftKings, FanDuel defend integrity after insider bet

The two major U.S. sports fantasy companies are defending their businesses' integrity after an employee used insider information to place bets in the unregulated multi-billion-dollar industry.


Controversial non-call denies Lions chance of first win

A controversial non-call may have cost the Detroit Lions their first win of the season following a wild finish to their 13-10 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Monday.


Rio Olympics cutting costs with Brazil deep in recession

Olympic organizers, faced with the reality of a country deep in recession, say they are trimming costs to keep their budget balanced.


Tuesday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports headlines making news today, Tuesday, Oct. 6.


Dos Santos to miss Mexico’s playoff vs US

Forward Giovani Dos Santos will miss Mexico's playoff game at the United States on Saturday, a match that determines which nation will represent its region at the 2017 Confederations Cup.


Nationals fire manager Matt Williams, coaching staff

The Nationals say they have fired manager Matt Williams and his coaching staff after a season in which the team went from World Series favorite to failing to make the playoffs.


Headed to rehab, Yankees’ Sabathia to miss playoffs

Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia is checking into an alcohol rehabilitation center and will miss the postseason.


Dolphins fire coach Joe Philbin

Joe Philbin has been fired four games into his fourth season as coach of the Miami Dolphins, and one day after a flop on an international stage sealed his fate.


Supreme Court won’t hear challenge to baseball antitrust immunity

The Supreme Court rejected a challenge to Major League Baseball’s long-standing exemption from U.S. antitrust laws brought by San Jose as part of the city's effort to become the new home of the Oakland Athletics.


College Football: Top 25 shakeups

There are several changes atop The Associated Press college football poll.


Floundering kickers under spotlight after new rules

The task of a kicker in the National Football League (NFL) has become considerably more challenging this season, and the floundering early results have affected game outcomes and job security.


Fantasy Football: NFL week 4 top performers

See which other players had dominant fantasy performances.


McIlroy hungry to improve after ‘lost year’

The form shown by Jordan Spieth and Jason Day this season has given Rory McIlroy the hunger to improve his golf game and make up for a "lost year," the Northern Irishman said.


Monday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Monday, Oct. 5.


The AL West was finally won on the final day of the season

The Texas Rangers claimed the division for the first time since 2011 by ripping Los Angeles on Sunday as Cole Hamels went the distance on a three-hitter.

kevin harvick from ap sports via twitter

Harvick advances with win; Johnson eliminated

Kevin Harvick has advanced to the second round of NASCAR's playoffs with a dominating performance at Dover International Speedway.

An NFL football with a Breast Cancer Awareness logo during the first half of an NFL football game between the Miami Dolphins and the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Six are still perfect in the NFL, but Cardinals aren’t one of them

Check out all the Week 4 scores and stories from around the National Football League.

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws during the first inning of Game 6 of the National League baseball championship series against the St. Louis Cardinals, Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, in St. Louis.

Kershaw gets 300 strikeouts on the season

Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers recorded his 300th strikeout of the season, becoming the first major league pitcher in 13 years to do so.


No. 25 Florida routs No. 3 Ole Miss & AP Top 25 scoreboard

All the scores from across the AP Top 25.

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