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Defiant Royals outfox A’s in Wild Card game

Kansas City beat Oakland in a thrilling do-or-die playoff to eke out a victory in their first postseason game for 29 years.

Kansas City Royals starting pitcher James Shields throws in the first inning during a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo.

Royals beat A’s 9-8 in 12 in AL wild-card thriller

The Kansas City Royals had waited 29 years to reach the postseason.

Oakland Raiders assistant head coach Tony Sparano looks on before an NFL football game against the New York Jets, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, in East Rutherford, N.J.

Raiders make Tony Sparano interim coach

The Oakland Raiders have promoted offensive line coach Tony Sparano to interim coach to replace the fired Dennis Allen.

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MLB ready for the ‘second season’

The playoffs start tonight in Kansas City as the Royals play host to the Athletics in the American League Wild Card game.

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Olympian Michael Phelps arrested for DUI

The Olympic swimmer was reportedly pulled over in Maryland early on Tuesday morning.

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FCC expected to end sports TV blackout rule

A decades-old rule that has prohibited pay-TV providers from airing some home sports games could soon be a thing of the past.

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Michael Strahan making film debut in ‘Magic Mike’ sequel

The former football star turned TV host is set to take on the big screen.

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NFL TV ratings rise despite domestic violence fumble

More Americans are watching football than last year, signaling the NFL's handling of domestic violence cases has not dented its popularity.

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Tuesday’s Sports Minute

In addition to Monday Night’s game between the Pats and the Chiefs, here is a look at the other big…

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Neutral arbitrator to hear Ray Rice appeal

This marks the first time a neutral arbitrator had been appointed in a personal conduct disciplinary case.

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Charles scores three as Chiefs crush Patriots

Playing in front of a pumped up home crowd the Chiefs shot out to a 17-0 halftime lead and were never headed.

NFL logo on the field before an NFL football game between the Detroit Lions and the New England Patriots in Detroit, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013.

Raiders fire coach Dennis Allen

Allen was the first head coach hired by Oakland after Al Davis' death on October 2011. His 8-28 record is the worst for the franchise since before Davis arrived in 1963. His contract was set to run through next season.

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (11) looks to pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in Miami Gardens, Fla.

Chiefs crush Patriots

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs are at the .500 mark after dealing Bill Belichick his second-worst…

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Girardi: A-Rod has to show he can still play

Yankees manager Joe Girardi says returning third baseman Alex Rodriguez will have to show in spring training that he can still play.

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A.J. Hinch to manage Astros

Hinch takes over for Bo Porter, who was fired on Sept. 1 in his second year

Buffalo Bills' Kyle Orton (18) throws as EJ Manuel (3) looks on prior to an NFL football game against the Houston, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, in Houston.

Bills bench quarterback Manuel, to start Orton

Coach Doug Marrone announced Monday that Kyle Orton will start Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions.

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Twins fire Gardenhire after 13 seasons

The Minnesota Twins have fired manager Ron Gardenhire.

This is a 2014 photo of Jonathan Dwyer of the Arizona Cardinals NFL football team. This image reflects the Arizona Cardinals active roster as of Monday, June 9, 2014 when this image was taken.

Cardinal player formally charged with hitting wife

An indictment publicly released late Friday charges Jonathan Dwyer with felony aggravated assault and eight misdemeanors.

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Monday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at the big sports stories making headlines today, Monday, Sept. 29.

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Ravens, Texans, Lions show early playoff promise

Baltimore, Houston, and Detroit missed the playoffs last season but on Sunday they looked serious about crashing the next postseason party.

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Royals beat Giants 3-2 for 2-1 World Series lead

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Kansas City Royals coach Ned Yost speaks during a press conference before Game 1 of baseball's World Series against the San Francisco Giants Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo.

Herrera, Brandon Finnegan, Wade Davis and Greg Holland combined for four innings of hitless relief, the longest in a Series game in 22 years.

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Shooting cancels Lummi game, Oak Harbor concedes match-up with MPHS

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The Lummi Blackhawks cancel Lopez game following Marysville Pilchuck High School shooting. Oak Harbor offers to take second after match-up with MPHS is canceled.

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Ted Bishop resigns as PGA president

FILE - PGA of America President Ted Bishop speaks next to the Presidents Cup trophy at a news conference at City Hall in San Francisco, in this July 2, 2014 file photo. The PGA of America president referred to Ian Poulter as a little girl on two social media accounts Thursday evening Oct. 23, 2014 for his comments on Nick Faldo and Tom Watson as Ryder Cup captains.

Ted Bishop has been removed as president of the PGA of America over a sexist tweet directed at Ian Poulter.

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Maxwell, Unger, Walters all out for Seattle

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The Seahawks announced that Max Unger, Bryan Walters, and Byron Maxwell will miss the game versus the Panthers.

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QB questions linger as No. 14 ASU faces Huskies

Arizona State quarterback Taylor Kelly (10) passes during the first half of an NCAA college football game against the Notre Dame Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, in Arlington, Texas.

When No. 14 Arizona State faces Washington on Saturday night, no one is fully certain how many quarterbacks will play. It could be two. Or three. Or four.