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FILE - In this July 14, 1997, file photo, San Diego Chargers owner Alex Spanos poses in front of the Spanos Park development in Stockton, Calif. Alex Spanos, who used his fortune from construction and real estate to buy the Chargers in 1984, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. He was 95. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
October 09, 2018 - 12:51 pm
STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Alex Spanos, the son of Greek immigrants who used a self-made fortune from construction and real estate to buy the Chargers in 1984, died Tuesday. He was 95. The Chargers announced Spanos' death. Faye Spanos, his wife, died in August at 92. After building a nationwide...
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Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, left, moves in to sack Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) as Rams' Michael Brockers, right, looks on during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, in Seattle. The Rams won 33-31. (AP Photo/Scott Eklund)
October 09, 2018 - 11:23 am
ESPN's Desmond Howard insists he did not know his comments about No. 4 Clemson would offend an assistant coach and upset its fan base. The "College GameDay" analyst, though, stands by his analysis, saying the Tigers run the ball with finesse in the in the latest episode of "PodcastOne Sports Now"...
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October 09, 2018 - 8:36 am
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Has Dennis Rodman, the former NBA star-turned pal of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, been benched for Chinese hoop legend Yao Ming? The former Houston Rockets center and eight-time NBA all-star took center court in Pyongyang, North Korea's capital, on Tuesday as...
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Milwaukee Brewers catcher Erik Kratz, center, is swarms by teammates after the Colorado Rockies committed the final out in the ninth inning of Game 3 of a baseball National League Division Series Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, in Denver. The Brewers won 6-0 to sweep the series in three games and move on to the National League Championship Series. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
October 08, 2018 - 6:09 pm
Of course Erik Kratz kept hoping for a moment like this. That's why he stuck around, through a dozen big league organizations, a couple of cruel demotions in the minors, a bunch of near-misses in the World Series. And the time he accidentally shot himself in the hand with a nail gun. "I really feel...
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October 08, 2018 - 6:07 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns fired general manager Ryan McDonough on Monday, nine days before their season begins. James Jones and Trevor Bukstein will share the GM duties on an interim basis for the Suns. Jones is the team's vice president of basketball operations and Bukstein was assistant GM...
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Jacksonville Jaguars running back Corey Grant (30) is carted off the field during the first half of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)
October 08, 2018 - 12:29 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars are placing tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins and running back Corey Grant on injured reserve. Coach Doug Marrone says Seferian-Jenkins will have core muscle surgery but could return later in the season. Grant will miss the rest of the year with a...
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Carolina Panthers' Eric Reid (25) kneels during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the New York Giants in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Jason E. Miczek)
October 07, 2018 - 5:26 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Eric Reid called his return to the NFL on Sunday "bittersweet," saying it still hurts that his friend Colin Kaepernick has been "robbed" of his dream to play again in the NFL. While the safety is back in the league playing for the Panthers, Kaepernick remains a free agent...
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Kyle Busch, front left, and Kevin Harvick, front right, lead the field as they takes the green flag for the start of the NASCAR Cup series auto race, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
October 07, 2018 - 5:22 pm
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Chase Elliott pulled away to win in overtime Sunday at Dover International Speedway for an automatic berth into the next round of the NASCAR Cup playoffs. Elliott was the surprise winner in a race that had been dominated by Stewart-Haas Racing drivers until a pair of wrecks over...
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Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) dives in for a rushing touchdown against the Tennessee Titans during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)
October 07, 2018 - 5:21 pm
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Safety Jordan Poyer and the Buffalo Bills couldn't care less about style points. After being on the losing end of some lopsided decisions, an offensively challenged, field-goal-dominated 13-12 win over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday is all that mattered. "Two-and-three is...
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New York Yankees' Gary Sanchez watches his three-run home run against the Boston Red Sox during the seventh inning of Game 2 of a baseball American League Division Series, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
October 06, 2018 - 11:26 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Aaron Judge helped chase David Price early by hitting a home run to a part of Fenway Park where balls rarely travel. Gary Sanchez did him one better. The Yankees catcher, who tested his manager's confidence with a sub-.200 batting average and poor defense for most of the season, hit...
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