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Europe’s Graeme McDowell celebrates putting out to win the match 3 and 2 to play during the foursomes match on the first day of the Ryder Cup golf tournament at Gleneagles, Scotland, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014.

Rose gives Europe breathing space in Ryder Cup

Justin Rose is proving to be Europe's star at Gleneagles, adding to his two points with Henrik Stenson from Friday with a record-breaking victory with the Swede in Saturday's morning fourballs.

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Doug Fister, left, is doused with water by Michael Taylor after the first baseball game of a doubleheader at Nationals Park, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, in Washington. The NL East champions locked up home-field advantage until the World Series by beating the Marlins 4-0 on Fister's three-hitter.

Nats clinch home-field; Royals clinch first playoff berth in 29 years

The Royals clinched a playoff spot for the first time in 29 years, beating the Chicago White Sox 3-1 on Friday night behind seven scoreless innings from Jeremy Guthrie.

Europe’s Graeme McDowell celebrates putting out to win the match 3 and 2 to play during the foursomes match on the first day of the Ryder Cup golf tournament at Gleneagles, Scotland, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014.

Europe rallies for Day 1 lead

Europe won three of the alternate shot matches to take a 5-3 lead over the USA after the first day of the Ryder Cup.

The Arizona Diamondbacks' manager Kirk Gibson, left, talks with Diamondbacks' bench coach Alan Trammell at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney, Thursday, March 20, 2014. The Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Dodgers open the MLB regular season with games on Saturday and Sunday.

Diamondbacks fire manager Kirk Gibson

Bench coach Alan Trammell was also let go on Friday.

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This week’s best sports shots

A look at some of this week's best moments in sports.

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This weekend’s sports schedule

A complete look at this weekend's sports schedule.

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Manning throws 4 TDs in thrashing of Redskins

Eli Manning enjoyed his best performance in more than a year as the Giants thrashed Washington.

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NFL security chief says he never received Ray Rice video

The security chief denies getting a video of the former Ravens star punching his fiancée.

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Friday’s Sports Minute

Here is a look at the sports headlines you'll be talking about today, Friday, Sept. 26.

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Jeter repays Yankee sendoff with storybook finish

Fans bid an emotional farewell to "the Captain" and he responded with a game-winning single in the bottom of the ninth in his last home game.

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Europe takes 2-point Ryder Cup lead

The European team, helped by a magical stroke from Sergio Garcia, held the upper hand early in the opening at the 40th Ryder Cup.

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Recounting the moments that defined Derek Jeter

For a Hall of Fame-bound star who shined so bright under an October spotlight, he was also defined by his everyday excellence throughout the summer.

UCLA head coach Jim Mora passes the ball during practice before their NCAA college football game against Utah Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, in Salt Lake City.

Big-play Bruins roll over Sun Devils

The 11th ranked UCLA Bruins got two big plays from Ishmael Adams as the roll over No. 15 Arizona State in a Pac-12 showdown

A New York Giants helmet sits on the field before a NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, in Arlington, Texas.

Donnell catches on as Giants rout Redskins 45-14

Larry Donnell caught three of Eli Manning's four touchdown passes, and the New York Giants moved to .500

New York Yankees' Derek Jeter reacts after striking out with Brett Gardner on first base in the ninth inning of the Yankees' 5-4 loss to the Baltimore Orioles in a baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014.

Scripted: Jeter wins it for Yanks in home farewell

Derek Jeter capped his Yankee Stadium farewell with a game-winning single in the bottom of the ninth inning

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice sits on the sideline in the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Thursday, Aug. 7. Rice was suspended by the NFL for the first two games of the regular season, but was cut by the Ravens before he could serve out the suspension. Photo: Associated Press/Nick Wass

AP Source: Video addressed to NFL security chief

A law enforcement official says he sent the video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee to NFL headquarters to the attention of league security chief Jeffrey Miller in April.

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11th-ranked UCLA visits No. 15 ASU

An early season showdown of Pac-12 South rivals is on tap tonight when UCLA visits Arizona State.

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Rose, Stenson v Watson, Simpson in Ryder Cup opener

Europe's Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson will take on Americans Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson in the opening Ryder Cup on Friday.

Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin, center, stands on the field during an NFL football practice, Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, in Davie, Fla. The Dolphins suspended guard Richie Incognito Sunday for misconduct related to the treatment of teammate Jonathan Martin, who abruptly left the team a week ago to receive help for emotional issues. Neither Incognito nor Martin were at practice Monday.

Philbin noncommittal regarding Tannehill’s status

Joe Philbin was asked four times by reporters whether Tannehill will remain the Dolphins' starting QB this week, and each time the coach was noncommittal.

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NL Wild Card: Bumgarner, Giants silence Pirates

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San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner waits his turn in the batting cage at PNC Park in Pittsburgh during a team workout Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. Bumgarner gets the start against Pittsburgh Pirates' Edinson Volquez in Wednesday night's National League wild card baseball game in Pittsburgh.

The San Francisco Giants routed the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-0 on Wednesday night in the National League wild-card game.

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Three WWU teams in action on Thursday

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The Western Washington University women's soccer, men's soccer and volleyball squads are in conference matchups on Thursday.

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PAC-12 Showdown: Arizona likely to key in on Oregon QB Mariota

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) during the first half of an NCAA football game against Arizona, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, in Tucson, Ariz.

Last season Arizona went after Oregon QB Marcus Mariota early and kept on hassling him. Expect the same when the Wildcats visit the No. 2 Ducks at Autzen Stadium.

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Dunn retires following a 14 year career

Oakland Athletics' Adam Dunn leans against the batting cage before the start of the AL wild-card playoff baseball game against the Kansas City Royals Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo.

Following the Athletics loss to the Kansas City Royals in the A.L. Wildcard game, Adam Dunn told ESPN that he has played his final game.

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Report: Paul Molitor, Twins set to meet

Minnesota Twins coach Paul Molitor is seen in the dugout during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit, Saturday, May 10, 2014.

Molitor has never managed in the majors or minor leagues but has extensive coaching experience since leaving baseball as a player.