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NCAA graduation rates improve as critics cry foul

NCAA President Mark Emmert responds to a question during an interview Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) NCAA President Mark Emmert responds to a question during an interview Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) NCAA...

College Football Playoff committee rankings Q&A

The College Football Playoff selection committee will unveil the first of seven top 25 rankings on Tuesday night, the first step toward setting the field for the national semifinals to be played New Year’s Day at Sugar Bowl in New Orleans and the Rose Bowl in Pasadena,...
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Free agency looms after World Series concludes

Kansas City Royals pitcher James Shields throws during the first inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the San Francisco Giants Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Else, Pool) Kansas City Royals pitcher James Shields throws during the first...
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Redskins end Cowboys’ 6-game streak, 20-17 in OT

Washington Redskins’ Colt McCoy (16) celebrates on the field after their 20-17 overtime win in an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tim Sharp) Washington Redskins’ Colt McCoy (16) celebrates on the...

Keflezighi to run NYC in 1st marathon since Boston

SAN DIEGO (AP) — It’s great being Meb these days. Crazy, too. Meb Keflezighi already was a big-time marathoner, with a silver medal at the 2004 Olympics and a win in the New York City Marathon in 2009. Then came his inspirational victory in the Boston Marathon a...
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Royals hope to overcome deficit in ’85 repeat,

San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval lays down shortly after arriving at Kauffman Stadium for a workout Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. The Giants and Kansas City Royals are scheduled to play Game 6 of baseball’s World Series on Tuesday. (AP...

NBA commissioner, ex-stars in NYC Marathon relay

NEW YORK (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver will run the first three miles of the New York City Marathon on Sunday as part of a 24-person relay of basketball luminaries. Dikembe Mutombo will cross the finish line for the group, which is trying to encourage kids to...
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Royals hope to light up Giants and clubhouse deer

Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura speaks during a news conference, Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, in Kansas City. The Royals and the San Francisco Giants are scheduled to play Game 6 of the baseball World Series in Kansas City on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) Kansas...
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Redskins lead Cowboys 3-0 after 1st quarter

Washington Redskins punter Tress Way (5) holds as kicker Kai Forbath (2) kicks a field goal during the first half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade) Washington Redskins punter Tress Way (5) holds...
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Barr scores on fumble return, Vikings win in OT

Minnesota Vikings outside linebacker Anthony Barr (55) strips the ball from Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins (87) during overtime in an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, in Tampa, Fla. Barr picked up the fumble and ran for a touchdown. Also defending...