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Kansas City Royals' Lorenzo Cain makes a diving catch on a ball hit by San Francisco Giants' Travis Ishikawa during the second inning of Game 3 of baseball's World Series Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Royals edge Giants 3-2 for 2-1 World Series lead

Jeremy Guthrie pitched shutout ball into the sixth inning, Lorenzo Cain drove in an early run off Tim Hudson and made a pair of nifty catches, and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 3-2 Friday night to take a 2-1 World Series lead. Cain's RBI groundout three ...

United States midfielder Megan Rapinoe (15) heads the ball in the first half against Mexico during a CONCACAF semifinal soccer match in Philadelphia, Pa., Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)

Lloyd leads US women past Mexico 3-0

After the United States' path to the World Cup hit a snag four years ago, Carli Lloyd was happy to help send the team through smoothly this time. Lloyd scored a pair of goals in a 3-0 semifinal victory over Mexico on Friday night, securing the United States a trip ...

San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy, left, shakes hands with Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost  before Game 3 of baseball's World Series Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Royals juggle lineup, beat Giants 3-2 in Game 3

Greg Holland closes it out with a 1-2-3 ninth inning and the Royals lead 2-1 in the World Series. Game 4 is Saturday night from San Francisco. ___ The Royals have turned the game over to their lights-out bullpen, and everything is going according to plan. Wade Davis strikes out ...

FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2014, file photo, Kansas City Royals' Salvador Perez (13) runs past Texas Rangers catcher Tomas Telis after hitting a two-run home run during the third inning of a baseball game in Kansas City, Mo. The All-Star catcher for the Royals wore Victoria's Secret perfume late in the 2013 season, got four hits in a game, and has been spraying himself ever since. The sweet smell of success makes scents for him. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Perfumed Perez making good scents for Royals

Salvador Perez is a player who doesn't want to make a stink. The upbeat All-Star catcher for the Kansas City Royals wore Victoria's Secret perfume late in the 2013 season — teammate Alcides Escobar sprayed some on him, and Perez had a four-hit game. "We won. We celebrated. I asked ...

Ted Bishop out as PGA president

Ted Bishop was ousted Friday as president of the PGA of America over a sexist tweet and Facebook post directed at Ian Poulter. Bishop was irritated by remarks Poulter made in his book on the Ryder Cup captaincy of Nick Faldo in 2008 and Tom Watson this year. He referred ...

Will MacKenzie reacts to a putt on the 10th green during the second round of the McGladrey Classic golf tournament on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in St. Simons Island, Ga. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

Henley's putting gets him lead at Sea Island

Russell Henley has a reminder on his phone that goes off every day at noon to tell him he's the best putter in the world. He didn't need one Friday in the McGladrey Classic. Playing for the first time since Sept. 14 at the Tour Championship, Henley one-putted 10 greens ...

Judge halts New Jersey's sports betting plan

A federal judge on Friday granted a request from the four major U.S. professional sports leagues and the NCAA to temporarily stop New Jersey from allowing legalized sports betting. U.S. District Judge Michael Shipp issued a temporary restraining order after a request by the NFL, the NBA, the NHL, Major ...

Attorney: NFL, Ravens not helping union Rice probe

The attorney leading the NFL players' union investigation into the Ray Rice domestic violence case told The Associated Press the league and the Baltimore Ravens have not been cooperating. Richard Craig Smith told the AP on Friday night that the NFL has not provided documents and witnesses requested by the ...

Jamie McMurray celebrates after winning the pole with his son, Carter, after qualifying for Sunday's Sprint Cup Series auto race at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va., Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Jamie McMurray bests Chase drivers to win pole

Jamie McMurray bumped all eight of NASCAR's championship contenders with a surprising pole-winning run Friday at Martinsville Speedway. McMurray, who did not qualify this year for the Chase for the Sprint Cup title, set a qualifying record with a lap of 99.905 mph to nudge the six championship-eligible drivers who ...

FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2013, file photo, Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon smiles during a news conference before Game 3 of baseball's American League division series against the Boston Red Sox in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Rays announced Friday, Oct. 24, 2014,  that Maddon has exercised an opt-out in his contract, which was due to expire after next season. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

Joe Maddon exercises opt-out, won't return to Rays

Joe Maddon's highly successful run as manager of the Tampa Bay Rays is over. After discussions on a new deal bogged down with the Rays, Maddon is now free to listen to offers from any club — a prospect the manager apparently found too difficult to resist. Tampa Bay announced ...

In this Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, photo, Miami Marlins fan Laurence Leavy, rear right, is shown wearing a bright orange Marlins jersey during Game 2 of baseball's World Series in Kansas City, Mo. Leavy's orange Marlins jersey made him easy to spot amid a sea of Kansas City Royals blue. He said a Royals official approached him offering to move him to the team owner's suite, but Leavy declined. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

World Series fan causes debate with Marlins jersey

Among the standouts at Games 1 and 2 of the World Series was a Miami Marlins fan in the front row behind home plate. Laurence Leavy's orange Marlins jersey made him easy to spot amid a sea of Kansas City Royals blue. The Royals' reaction to Leavy became a subject ...

FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2013, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard, left, guard Kobe Bryant, center, and guard Steve Nash look on during the second half of their NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers in Los Angeles. Nash hoped for one more chance to show off his playmaking skills after fighting injuries and time for two miserable years with the Lakers. Instead, Nash couldn't even make it to opening night in the 19th season of his remarkable career. Nash will miss the entire season because of a back injury, the Lakers announced Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, putting the two-time NBA MVP point guard's career in doubt. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Not much to say as Lakers move on without Nash

When the Lakers traded four draft picks to sign Steve Nash, his new teammates couldn't wait to talk about what might happen when Nash began distributing the ball to the likes of Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol. A day after Nash's season — and possibly his career — ended before ...

Union questions NFL's domestic violence plan

The players' union has questioned why the NFL's domestic violence training and education program "treats all players as perpetrators." In a memo sent to NFL Players Association members on Thursday by Executive Director DeMaurice Smith and obtained Friday by The Associated Press, the union also said the plan "doesn't build ...

Belgium's David Goffin returns a ball to Canada's Milos Raonic during their quarter final match at the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament at the St. Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Keystone, Georgios Kefalas)

Coric upsets Nadal to reach Swiss Indoors semis

Teenager Borna Coric upset second-seeded Rafael Nadal in straight sets Friday to reach the semifinals of the Swiss Indoors and announce himself as one of the rising stars of tennis. There was no such slip-up for Roger Federer as the top-seeded Swiss remained on course for his sixth title in ...

FILE - At left, in an Oct. 15, 2014, file photo, San Francisco Giants' Ryan Vogelsong throws against the St. Louis Cardinals during the first inning of Game 4 of the National League baseball championship series in San Francisco. At right, in a July 8, 2014, file photo, Kansas City Royals' Jason Vargas pitches against the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning of a baseball game in St. Petersburg, Fla. Vargas faces Vogelsong in Game 4 of baseball's World Series Saturday night, Oct. 25, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/File)

Vargas to take on Vogelsong in Game 4 of Series

Even though Jason Vargas will be making his World Series debut for Kansas City in Game 4, the Fall Classic atmosphere in San Francisco will not be foreign to him. Four years ago, while home for the offseason in Arizona, Vargas and his wife decided to fly to San Francisco ...

Tony Gibson, crew chief for Danica Patrick, times a practice run on top of the hauler during practice for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va., Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Gibson will change to be crew chief for Kurt Busch next week.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

SHR prepares for future with crew chief swap

When Kurt Busch was eliminated from NASCAR title contention, it became apparent to both the driver and his owner that if a change was going to be made to his team it had to be done soon. The change was a dramatic one: Stewart-Haas Racing will swap the crew chiefs ...

Big audiences for new CBS Thursday night NFL games

CBS's new Thursday night NFL package drew big audiences despite a string of blowouts. The Broncos' 35-21 win over the Chargers on Thursday was the last of seven straight games to air on CBS, with simulcasts on NFL Network. The broadcasts now switch to NFL Network only. Five of the ...

Lauren Hill smiles as she talks with reporters after practicing with her NCAA college basketball team at Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. The NCAA allowed Mount St. Joseph's season opener to be moved up to Nov. 2, so that Hill, who has an inoperable brain tumor, will be able to play in a college basketball game. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)

College player fights tumor for moment on court

Lauren Hill is the last player to take the court for the 6 a.m. stretch before basketball practice. She's moving slowly today. The freshman wearing the blue No. 22 Mount St. Joseph jersey has days like this lately. Days when the inoperable tumor squeezing her brain also saps her energy ...

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne (87) is tackled by Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Jayson DiManche (51) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Colts' Wayne out vs. Steelers with elbow injury

The Indianapolis Colts will be without wide receiver Reggie Wayne against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. Wayne was initially listed as day-to-day with an elbow injury before being ruled out Friday by coach Chuck Pagano. Wayne has caught 38 passes for 434 yards and one touchdown this season. He was ...

Spain's Rafael Nadal returns a ball to France's Pierre-Hugues Herbert during their round of sixteen match at the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament at the St. Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland, on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014.  (AP Photo/Keystone,Georgios Kefalas)

Nadal to have season-ending appendicitis surgery

Rafael Nadal will have season-ending appendicitis surgery next month, ruling him out of the upcoming Paris Masters and the ATP finals in London. Nadal announced the decision Friday after losing to 17-year-old Borna Coric in a sub-par performance in the quarterfinals of the Swiss Indoors in Basel. He said he ...

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