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Royals win postseason

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Royals make playoffs in epic, Wild Card win

We throw around the word "epic" so casually that we have to dig deep into our thesaurus to accurately convey what happened at Missouri's Kauffman Stadium Tuesday night.

Michael Phelps, 2008 Olympics, 400-meter individual medley

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Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps arrested

Legendary Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, was arrested early Tuesday in Maryland on a DUI charge, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority.

Phelps, known as the "Baltimore Bullet" and winner of 18 Oly...

Rafael Nadal, Monte Carlo 2013

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Rafael Nadal on the comeback trail again

Rafael Nadal took to the court Tuesday for the first time in three months and looked as though he had never been away as he blitzed past Frenchman Richard Gasquet at the China Open.

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FCC throws out NFL blackout rule

After a unanimous 5-0 vote Tuesday, the FCC ended a 40-year-old ruling that blacked out NFL games in local broadcast areas.

Sean Smith, 21, Husain Abdullah, 39

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NFL: Ref botched call on player's Muslim prayer

Husain Abdullah can kneel and pray pretty much anywhere in America he wants. Except, perhaps, for an NFL end zone.

golfer Michelle Wie

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Michelle Wie: The dark art of a golf star

Her artwork is dark, bold and often sombre, with black figures and sinister skulls splattered across the canvasses. Not exactly what you would expect from golfer Michelle Wie, right?

Jovan Belcher

Kansas City Chiefs

Doctor: Jovan Belcher likely had CTE

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher likely had a devastating brain disease when he shot and killed his girlfriend and then himself two years ago, a doctor says in a new report.

Jonathan Dwyer arrested


NFL's Dwyer formally charged with domestic abuse

Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer has been indicted on a felony charge of aggravated assault stemming from two July arguments with his wife.

Golf ball on edge of hole

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Ryder Cup: Five things we learned from Gleneagles

If you're a U.S. golf fan, or Tom Watson, look away now.

After a heavy defeat to Europe in the Ryder Cup, it's time for soul searching and reflection.

With the next competition taking place at Hazeltine in Minnesota in 2016, here are five lessons for a...

Rory McIlroy wins 2014 British Open

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'Up for it' McIlroy thrilled with win

Ryder Cup motivation was not a problem for Rory McIlroy.

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NASCAR driver Tony Stewart

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Stewart never considered retiring after Ward death

Tony Stewart never considered retiring from racing following the death of Kevin Ward Jr.

Jeff Gordon

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Gordon wins at Dover in Chase elimination race

Jeff Gordon has won the third race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship and is part of a 12-driver field that advanced to the next round.

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'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart' stirs Redskins controversy

"The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" has aired a controversial segment pitting Washington Redskins fans against a group of American Indians who want the team to change its mascot.

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Late model stock cars test the track in Martinsville

Late model stock cars hit Martinsville Speedway Wednesday morning to test for the MDCU 300 next weekend.

NASCAR bans private testing in 2015 rules package

NASCAR bans private testing in 2015 rules package

The Sprint Cup drivers head to Dover this weekend for round three in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. On Tuesday, NASCAR unveiled its rules package for 2015 including some news on testing.

Ryder Cup begins Friday in Scotland

Local author gives perspective on Ryder Cup

Floyd author Neil Sagebiel has written a book called “Draw in the Dunes” about the 1969 Ryder Cup. As this year's event gets set to begin on Friday at Gleneagles in Scotland, Sagebiel gives a unique perspective on the American's chances to end a run of futility in the event.

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Redskins' Hall out for year with ruptured Achilles

Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall has a ruptured left Achilles and is done for the season.

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Poll: 71% of Virginia voters think Redskins name should stay

Only 23% of people surveyed by Christopher Newport University think the term is offensive to Native Americans.







Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps arrested

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