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Defiant Royals outfox A’s in Wild Card game

Kansas City beat Oakland in a thrilling do-or-die playoff to eke out a victory in their first postseason game for 29 years.

Kansas City Royals starting pitcher James Shields throws in the first inning during a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo.

Royals beat A’s 9-8 in 12 in AL wild-card thriller

The Kansas City Royals had waited 29 years to reach the postseason.

Oakland Raiders assistant head coach Tony Sparano looks on before an NFL football game against the New York Jets, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, in East Rutherford, N.J.

Raiders make Tony Sparano interim coach

The Oakland Raiders have promoted offensive line coach Tony Sparano to interim coach to replace the fired Dennis Allen.

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MLB ready for the ‘second season’

The playoffs start tonight in Kansas City as the Royals play host to the Athletics in the American League Wild Card game.

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Olympian Michael Phelps arrested for DUI

The Olympic swimmer was reportedly pulled over in Maryland early on Tuesday morning.

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FCC expected to end sports TV blackout rule

A decades-old rule that has prohibited pay-TV providers from airing some home sports games could soon be a thing of the past.

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Michael Strahan making film debut in ‘Magic Mike’ sequel

The former football star turned TV host is set to take on the big screen.

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NFL TV ratings rise despite domestic violence fumble

More Americans are watching football than last year, signaling the NFL's handling of domestic violence cases has not dented its popularity.

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Tuesday’s Sports Minute

In addition to Monday Night’s game between the Pats and the Chiefs, here is a look at the other big…

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Neutral arbitrator to hear Ray Rice appeal

This marks the first time a neutral arbitrator had been appointed in a personal conduct disciplinary case.

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Charles scores three as Chiefs crush Patriots

Playing in front of a pumped up home crowd the Chiefs shot out to a 17-0 halftime lead and were never headed.

NFL logo on the field before an NFL football game between the Detroit Lions and the New England Patriots in Detroit, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013.

Raiders fire coach Dennis Allen

Allen was the first head coach hired by Oakland after Al Davis' death on October 2011. His 8-28 record is the worst for the franchise since before Davis arrived in 1963. His contract was set to run through next season.

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (11) looks to pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in Miami Gardens, Fla.

Chiefs crush Patriots

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs are at the .500 mark after dealing Bill Belichick his second-worst…

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Girardi: A-Rod has to show he can still play

Yankees manager Joe Girardi says returning third baseman Alex Rodriguez will have to show in spring training that he can still play.

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A.J. Hinch to manage Astros

Hinch takes over for Bo Porter, who was fired on Sept. 1 in his second year

Buffalo Bills' Kyle Orton (18) throws as EJ Manuel (3) looks on prior to an NFL football game against the Houston, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, in Houston.

Bills bench quarterback Manuel, to start Orton

Coach Doug Marrone announced Monday that Kyle Orton will start Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions.

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Twins fire Gardenhire after 13 seasons

The Minnesota Twins have fired manager Ron Gardenhire.

This is a 2014 photo of Jonathan Dwyer of the Arizona Cardinals NFL football team. This image reflects the Arizona Cardinals active roster as of Monday, June 9, 2014 when this image was taken.

Cardinal player formally charged with hitting wife

An indictment publicly released late Friday charges Jonathan Dwyer with felony aggravated assault and eight misdemeanors.

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Monday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at the big sports stories making headlines today, Monday, Sept. 29.

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Ravens, Texans, Lions show early playoff promise

Baltimore, Houston, and Detroit missed the playoffs last season but on Sunday they looked serious about crashing the next postseason party.

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Famous album covers come alive

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No, your eyes aren't tricking you. The album covers in Roy Kafri's new music video ARE singing along.

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Vegas police probe complaint against Blake Griffin

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Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin put the ball to his face as he reacts to being called for a foul against the Sacramento Kings during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Saturday, April 12, 2014. The Clippers won 117-101.

Police are investigating a man's allegation that Clippers star Blake Griffin attacked him in a Las Vegas nightclub during the weekend.

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NBA owners vote down lottery reform

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NBA Commissioner Adam Silver addresses the media during a news conference in New York, Tuesday, April 29, 2014. Silver announced that Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has been banned for life by the league in response to racist comments the league says he made in a recorded conversation.

NBA owners have voted down proposed changes to the league's draft lottery system, staving off efforts to curb tanking for the time being.

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Nine UNC employees fired or disciplined in scandal

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University of North Carolina Chancellor Carol Folt, left, and President Tom Ross prepare to address members of the media with results of an investigation into academic irregularities following a special joint meeting of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors and the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees in Chapel Hill, N.C., Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014.

The probe found that nearly half of the more than 3,100 students enrolled in classes they didn't have to show up for, were athletes.

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World Series game 2

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FILE - At left, in an Oct. 12, 2014, file photo, San Francisco Giants' Jake Peavy throws during the second inning in Game 2 of the National League baseball championship series against the St. Louis Cardinals in St. Louis. At right, in a July 20, 2014, file photo, Kansas City Royals' Yordano Ventura pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Boston. The Giants try to take a 2-0 lead in the World Series when Jake Peavy starts against Kansas City rookie Yordano Ventura, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo.

Game 2 of the World Series is tonight on KPUG as Jake Peavy goes to the hill for the Giants with Yordano Ventura going for the Royals.

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