Major League baseball playoffs

The New York Yankees downed the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 Wednesday night in New York to take a 2-1 lead in their best-of-five American League Division Series. The game’s hero for the Yankees was Raul Ibanez, who pinch-hit for slumping star Alex Rodriguez in the bottom of the 9th inning and hit a home run to tie the game at 2-2, […]

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Armstrong Report: 11 teammates testified against him

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency Wednesday released a report on its case against cyclist Lance Armstrong, which revealed that 11 former teammates testified against him. It also details the way those 11 and other others say performance-enhancing drugs were delivered and administered to Armstrong’s teams, as well as his continuing relationship and payments to an Italian doctor tied to doping, years […]

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Former NFL and TV star Alex Karras dies

Alex Karras, the rugged lineman who anchored the Detroit Lions’ defense in the 1960s, then went on to an acting career in which he starred in the sitcom Webster and famously punched a horse in the 1974 comedy Blazing Saddles, died Wednesday.  He was 77.  Karras, who had recently suffered kidney failure, died at home in Los Angeles surrounded by […]

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Sandusky sentenced

Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison Tuesday for abusing 10 boys he met over 15 years through his charity for troubled children.  Sandusky, who was defensive coordinator and for many years the presumed heir-apparent to legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, could have faced as long as […]

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Major League Baseball Playoffs

The defending World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Washington Nationals 12-4 in St. Louis Monday night to tie their best-of-five National League Division Series at 1-1. Game 3 will be played Wednesday in Washington.  Elsewhere, the Baltimore Orioles topped the New York Yankees 3-2 in Baltimore Monday night to tie their best-of-five American League Championship Series at 1-1. Orioles […]

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Texans down Jets 23-17

The Houston Texans downed the New York Jets 23-17 in Monday Night Football in the Jets home stadium, leading Houston to a 5-0 start for the first time. Houston quarterback Matt Schaub was 14 of 28 for 209 yards and a touchdown, while Jets QB Mark Sanchez went 14 of 31 for 230 yards and one touchdown. Joe McKnight had […]

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Calorie-counting vending machines to go national

As criticism over sugary sodas intensifies, Coke, Pepsi and Dr Pepper are rolling out new vending machines that display just how many calories are in their drinks. The machines will let customers see the calorie counts for drinks before making a purchase. They will launch in Chicago and San Antonio municipal buildings in 2013 before rolling out nationally. The American […]

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Major League Baseball Playoffs

On Sunday, the Washington Nationals beat the defending World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 in St. Louis to take the first game of their best-of-five National League Division Series. Game 2 will be played Monday in St. Louis. The Cardinals made it to the NLDS by beating the Atlanta Braves 6-3 on Friday in a one-game wild card playoff […]

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Week 7 NFL Highlights

In NFL Week Seven action on Sunday, the  Atlanta Falcons defeated the Washington Redskins 24-17.  A hit in the third quarter knocked rookie Redskins quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III out of the game with a mild concussion. The win gave the Falcons their first 5-0 start in franchise history.  Elsewhere, the Seattle Seahawks downed the Carolina Panthers […]

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