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WASHINGTON (AP) — The FCC wants an end to sports blackouts. The Federal Communications Commission has voted to spike a decades-old rule preventing cable and satellite operators from airing sports events that were blacked out on local TV. The commission says the rule was outdated...
NEW YORK (AP) — A Hungarian hunting dog and a cheerful breed known as the "royal dog of Madagascar" will join the pack at the Westminster Kennel Club show next year. A wire-haired visla (VEEZ'-shlah) and a coton de tulear (koh-TOHN' du TOO'-lay-ahr) were on hand Tuesday at...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers made an impromptu visit to Steve Kerr's office last week and couldn't stop staring at the walls. The new coach and his staff had diagramed plays and philosophical points on every crevice of every whiteboard...
GLENEAGLES, Scotland (AP) — Paul Azinger is not ruling out a return as Captain America in the Ryder Cup. But that's not what America needs. And neither does Azinger. His reputation only grows each time the Americans fail. Why would he want to risk that when there is no guarantee...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The NFL said Tuesday that Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah should not have been penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct when he dropped to his knees in prayer after an interception. The league's rule book prohibits players from celebrating while on...
BEIJING (AP) — Rafael Nadal made a dominant return to tennis after a two-month injury layoff, beating Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-0 in 78 minutes at the China Open on Tuesday. Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray also advanced to the second round in vastly different fashion. The top-ranked...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Husain Abdullah knew before he even reached the end zone Monday night that he would drop to his knees in thankful prayer after intercepting Tom Brady in the fourth quarter of the Kansas City Chiefs' 41-14 victory over New England. He had no idea he would...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Perhaps the Kansas City Chiefs gave their neighbors across the parking lot a little bit of inspiration with their impassioned performance against New England. Jamaal Charles returned from an ankle injury to score three touchdowns, Alex Smith threw for 248...
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Athletic Director Dave Brandon says a "serious lack of communication" led to ailing quarterback Shane Morris playing Saturday against Minnesota when he should not have. Brandon apologized for mistakes that "created a circumstance that was not in...