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McIlroy taking time off for legal dispute

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland tees a shot during the second round of the 2014 Omega Dubai Desert Classic in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on January 31, 2014London (AFP) – World number one Rory McIlroy is taking time away from golf early next year to better deal with the multi-million dollar legal dispute he has with his former management company.

Posted on 21 October 2014 | 11:18 am

Steelers’ quick points silence fans, help them beat Texans

NFL: Houston Texans at Pittsburgh Steelers(Reuters) – The Pittsburgh Steelers needed less than three minutes to score 24 unanswered points in the second-quarter to help them beat the Houston Texans 30-23 on Monday. A mixture of trick plays and improbable bounces jolted Pittsburgh from a 13-0 deficit to a 24-13 lead in a span of 2:54, which erased an ugly start for the home side, who had been initially booed by their own fans. "We fought through some adversity," Pittsburgh quarter Ben Roethlisberger told reporters after he threw for 265 yards and two touchdowns. "You don't expect to score that many points that fast. It was crazy. …

Posted on 21 October 2014 | 5:19 am

Steelers rally for win over Texans

Lance Moore of the Pittsburgh Steelers runs the ball in a game against the Houston Texans during their game in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on October 20, 2014Pittsburgh (AFP) – The Pittsburgh Steelers rallied in quick-fire fashion on Monday, scoring 24 points in less than three minutes en route to a 30-23 NFL victory over Houston.

Posted on 21 October 2014 | 4:31 am

Royals manager lets young player ‘be themselves’

MLB: World Series-Practice DayBy Larry Fine (Reuters) – After nine seasons as a Major League Baseball manager Kansas City Royals skipper Ned Yost decided to put games in the hands of his young players, who repaid the trust by reaching the World Series. Yost said on the eve of Tuesday's World Series opener against the San Francisco Giants that he quit trying to fashion his players into an ideal about two seasons ago and encouraged them to be themselves. "My mindset was always try to mould my players into what I thought they should be," Yost, who managed the Milwaukee Brewers for six years before joining the Royals in 2010. …

Posted on 21 October 2014 | 2:06 am

National Basketball Association roundup

Bearcats' Kilpatrick drives past Bluejays' Chatman during first half of their second round NCAA tournament game in Philadelphia(The Sports Xchange) – The Golden State Warriors signed free agent guard Sean Kilpatrick to a contract, the team announced Monday. Kilpatrick, 24, was a first-team Associated Press All-American as a senior at the University of Cincinnati in 2013-14, averaging 20.6 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.5 assists. – - The Miami Heat signed guard Larry Drew II and he is expected to be added to the Heat's NBA Development League affiliate, the Sioux Falls Skyforce. Drew appeared in 11 games (two starts) with the Heat during the 2014 Orlando and Vegas Summer Leagues and averaged 4.4 points, 3.6 assists, 1. …

Posted on 20 October 2014 | 11:58 pm

McIlroy pulls out of China swing to focus on legal battle: media

European Ryder Cup player Rory McIlroy celebrates going one up on the first hole during the 40th Ryder Cup singles matches at Gleneagles(Reuters) – Rory McIlroy has pulled out of next week's BMW Masters and the following WGC HSBC Champions event in Shanghai to focus on his legal battle with his former management company, British media reported, citing a statement from the Northern Irishman. McIlroy terminated his contract with Dublin-based Horizon Sports Management in Sept. 2013 to form his own management company and the protracted legal dispute is now set to go to trial. …

Posted on 20 October 2014 | 11:45 pm

Waiting game over for Cinderella Royals

MLB: World Series-Practice DayBy Larry Fine (Reuters) – The waiting game will soon be over for the Kansas City Royals, who last played for the World Series crown 29 years ago and who host the San Francisco Giants in Tuesday's opener of Major League Baseball's championship series. Besides waiting nearly three decades to return to postseason baseball, the Cinderella crew will have cooled their heels for five days since extending a record unbeaten playoffs streak to 8-0 by sweeping the American League Championship Series. …

Posted on 20 October 2014 | 11:04 pm

Giants lefty ace Bumgarner set for Royal test

Madison Bumgarner of the San Francisco Giants reacts on October 16, 2014 in San Francisco, CaliforniaKansas City (AFP) – San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner, baffling rival batters throughout a record-shattering season, tries to halt Kansas City's unbeaten playoff run in Tuesday's opening game of the 110th World Series.

Posted on 20 October 2014 | 10:37 pm

NFL, others file lawsuit to block New Jersey sports betting

Photo illustration of wager tickets on a table before the 146th running of the Belmont Stakes in Elmont, New YorkBy Steve Ginsburg (Reuters) – The National Football League and other sports leagues filed a lawsuit on Monday in an attempt to block New Jersey from offering legalized wagering on sporting events. In calling for the injunction, the NFL, NBA, Major League Baseball and the NCAA are seeking to block enforcement of a law that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed on Friday, which partially repeals a ban on sports wagering in the state. They claimed that the law violates the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, a 1992 federal ban on state-sponsored sports betting. …

Posted on 20 October 2014 | 9:14 pm

Teams count cost of bruising weekend

Paul Posluszny of the Jacksonville Jaguars leaves the field during the second half of the preseason game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on August 22, 2014 in Detroit, MichiganLos Angeles (AFP) – Jacksonville paid a price for their first win of the NFL season, announcing on Monday that linebacker Paul Posluszny will miss the rest of the season with a torn pectoral muscle.

Posted on 20 October 2014 | 9:02 pm

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Texans vs. Steelers final score: 3 things we learned from Pittsburgh’s Monday … – SB Nation


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Texans vs. Steelers final score: 3 things we learned from Pittsburgh's Monday
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The Steelers went on a bipolar upswing this week with a 30-23 comeback win against the visiting Houston Texans. It was the Steelers' 16th consecutive Monday night win in Pittsburgh.  Tweet Share on Twitter Share Share on Facebook  Share Share on …
Steelers rally past error-prone TexansBoston Globe
Cameron Heyward says Brett Keisel outplayed J.J. Watt in winNFL.com
Steelers torch Texans for three touchdowns in 73 secondsWashington Post (blog)
Boston Herald -Sharonherald -Reuters Canada
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Posted on 21 October 2014 | 12:46 pm

Tight-knit rotation gives Giants a Southern accent – SFGate


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Tight-knit rotation gives Giants a Southern accent
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Photo: Lea Suzuki / The Chronicle Giants starting pitchers Matt Cain (left) and Madison Bumgarner sit in the stands at AT&T Park. Giants starting pitchers Matt Cain (left) and Madison Bumgarner sit… Image 2 of 2. Photo: Scott Strazzante / The Chronicle Giants …
Yes the Royals are favored Heres whyFOXSports.com
World Series matchups: Breaking down San Francisco Giants vs. Kansas City New York Daily News
World Series: Breaking down Giants vs. RoyalsUSA TODAY
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Posted on 21 October 2014 | 12:32 pm

Tiger Woods Preparing to Return To Golf In December – FanSided


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Tiger Woods Preparing to Return To Golf In December
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According to reports, Tiger Woods is back to hitting full shots and preparing to return to tournament play in December for the first time since Aug. 10. Possibly the greatest golfer to have ever lived, Tiger Woods, is hitting full shots once again, preparing to return …
Golf: Woods on course for December returnClubcall
Tiger Woods still on track for December returnSportingNews.com
Tiger Woods hitting fuller shots at driving range plans return date to PGA Tour of FOXSports.com
Rotowire -SportsGlory -ABC News
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Posted on 21 October 2014 | 12:29 pm

New Jets teammate says HarvinTate fight blown out of proportion – FOXSports.com


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New Jets teammate says HarvinTate fight blown out of proportion
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After the supremely talented wide receiver was traded by the Seattle Seahawks to the New York Jets on Friday, reports started swirling that Harvin was a locker-room menace. There was even a report that Harvin got into a fight with ex-Seahawks receiver …
Percy Harvin is headed to the one place he might fit inUSA TODAY
Percy Harvin denies anger issues, rift with Seahawks teammatesSB Nation
Who will Jets' Percy Harvin fight next … Rex Ryan? Geno Smith? A look at the The Star-Ledger
Sports Out West -ESPN (blog) -Sportige
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Posted on 21 October 2014 | 12:29 pm

Oscar Pistorius starts serving 5-year prison term – Boston.com


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Oscar Pistorius starts serving 5-year prison term
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Oscar Pistorius sentenced to five years in prisonUSA TODAY
Pistorius starts five-year term for killing Reeva SteenkampReuters
Pistorius gets five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriendLos Angeles Times
Bloomberg
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Posted on 21 October 2014 | 12:15 pm

Redskins QBs will spend rest of season auditioning for jobs – Washington Post


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Redskins QBs will spend rest of season auditioning for jobs
Washington Post
The Redskins aren't just seeking a starting quarterback for next season. Now they're looking for a backup, too. Third-stringer Colt McCoy is in line to be the Redskins' starter against the Cowboys on Monday night. While Robert Griffin III is expected to practice …
Colt McCoy to start in place of Cousins if RGIII not readyNational Football Post
After benching, Kirk Cousins loses starting job in WashingtonThe Grand Rapids Press – MLive.com
Spartans in NFL: A rough week for former Michigan State quarterbacksMLive.com
Yakima Herald-Republic -SFGate -Baltimore Sun
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Posted on 21 October 2014 | 12:02 pm

Morning Meeting: Manning’s leave highlights committee’s biggest issue – GoGamecocks


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Morning Meeting: Manning's leave highlights committee's biggest issue
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The Gamecocks take the field for the game against Furman at Williams-Brice stadium in Columbia, SC, Saturday. TIM DOMINICK — tdominick@thestate.com. Former Ole Miss quarterback and SEC godfather Archie Manning announced Monday that he was …
Around college football: Archie Manning takes leave from playoff panelColumbus Dispatch
Archie Manning Leaves Playoff Committeewgowam
Archie Manning takes leave from College Football Playoff committee, citing New York Daily News
ESPN -NorthJersey.com
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Posted on 21 October 2014 | 11:49 am

NJ Politics Roundup: Sayreville football scandal bill; sports betting challenge … – The Times, Trenton – NJ.com


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NJ Politics Roundup: Sayreville football scandal bill; sports betting challenge
The Times, Trenton – NJ.com
N.J. POLITICS ROUNDUP. A collection of political news from the Statehouse and around New Jersey. TRENTON — Democrats in the state Senate are planning to introduce new legislation in response to the Sayreville High School football hazing scandal.
Leagues file to stop New Jersey sports bettingNews 12 New Jersey
Sports Betting in NJ is Still Illegal Under Federal LawAtlantic Highlands Herald
NJ sports betting Q&A: How can you place a bet? What are the restrictions?The Star-Ledger
Bloomberg -Hartford Courant
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Posted on 21 October 2014 | 11:16 am

NBA preview 2014-15: Can LeBron James, Cavs win NBA Championship … – The Star-Ledger


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NBA preview 2014-15: Can LeBron James, Cavs win NBA Championship
The Star-Ledger
All this week, our panel of experts will preview each division along with the one huge question that we'll answer before the 2014-15 NBA season tips off. On Monday, we took a look at the Atlantic Division, and debated if Carmelo Anthony could carry the …
There's No Denying LeBron James' Impact on Ohio StateEleven Warriors
Cavaliers notes: LeBron says Bulls are the team to beat in the EastMedina County Gazette
Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving is a superstar and healthy Derrick Rose creates The Plain Dealer – cleveland.com
Effingham’s News Leader -NBCSports.com -MyFox Chicago
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Posted on 21 October 2014 | 11:15 am

Brad Keselowski, Team Penske stand united in turmoil – USA TODAY


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Brad Keselowski, Team Penske stand united in turmoil
USA TODAY
TALLADEGA, Ala. — Brad Keselowski concedes playing the role of NASCAR's most high-profile iconoclast is by design — but not by delight. In butting heads with nearly every major player of the Sprint Cup Series establishment during the past five years, …
Teamwork helps pull Keselowski throughYahoo Sports
After dust ups, big win, Brad Keselowski not ready to back downDallas Morning News
Penske teamwork results in clutch win for Keselowski at TalladegaAthlonSports.com
Bleacher Report -Florida Times-Union -Waterbury Republican American
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Posted on 21 October 2014 | 6:19 am