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Ted Bishop was ousted Friday as president of the PGA of America over a sexist tweet and Facebook post directed at Ian Poulter. [...]
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Peter Schmeichel criticises former Manchester United team-mate Gary Neville for his comments about Liverpool keeper Simon Mignolet. [...]
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Two tries from charge downs in Dragons defeat by Newcastle left lock Rynard Landman "more gutted" than 33-13 loss to Glasgow. [...]
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Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green talks with his teammates prior to an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, in Cincinnati. Green didn't dress for the game with a toe injury. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Bengals receiver A.J. Green is expected to miss a pivotal AFC North game against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday because of an injured right big toe. [...]
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FILE - PGA of America President Ted Bishop speaks next to the Presidents Cup trophy at a news conference at City Hall in San Francisco, in this July 2, 2014 file photo. The PGA of America president referred to Ian Poulter as a little girl on two social media accounts Thursday evening Oct. 23, 2014 for his comments on Nick Faldo and Tom Watson as Ryder Cup captains.(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) -- Ted Bishop has been removed as president of the PGA of America over a sexist tweet directed at Ian Poulter. [...]
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Britain's Mahama Cho fails to defend his heavyweight title at the World Taekwondo Grand Prix title in Manchester. [...]
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Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal says he had little to do with the success Chelsea's Jose Mourinho has had as a manager. [...]
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Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) throws against the San Diego Chargers during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in Denver. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)
It's all fun and games until Peyton Manning gets mad. Twice in a span of five days, Manning's attention to detail was on full display, from scripting his own celebration of his record-breaking touchdown throw against San Francisco last weekend to calling out an overly exuberant scoreboard operator during [...]
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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, right, listens to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speak at an NFL Foundation news conference Monday, Jan 27, 2014, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
District Judge Michael Shipp issued a temporary restraining order after a request by the NFL, the NBA, the NHL, Major League Baseball and the NCAA. Republican Gov. Chris Christie signed a law on Oct. 17 that effectively repeals the state's ban on sports wagering and allows it at racetracks [...]
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A U.S. District Judge granted a temporary restraining order to the NCAA, NFL and other major professional sports leagues Friday, crushing a New Jersey racetrack's hopes of offering legal sports betting this weekend. [...]
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The Cleveland Cavaliers have settled on the two players who will join their Big Three in the starting lineup when the regular season begins next week. [...]
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Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain was moved from center field to right for Game 3 of the World Series to boost defense in one of AT&T Park's trickiest positions. [...]
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Golf-PGA president fired for 'insensitive' remarks

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Brief profiles of Western Conference teams

(Reuters) - Following are brief profiles of the 15 teams in the National Basketball Association's Western Conference ahead of the2014-15 season. NORTHWEST DIVISION DENVER NUGGETS Founded: 1967 NBA titles: None Head coach: Brian Shaw 2013-14 record: 36-46 (Finished fourth in division, did not make playoffs) After missing the playoffs last season for the first time since 2003, the Nuggets are hoping to take a step forward with second-year coach Brian Shaw and some key acquisitions. ... Brief profiles of Eastern Conference teams

(Reuters) - Following are brief profiles of the 15 teams in the National Basketball Association's Eastern Conference ahead of the 2014-15 season. ATLANTIC DIVISION BOSTON CELTICS Founded: 1946 NBA titles: 17 (2008, 1986, 1984, 1981, 1976, 1974, 1969, 1968, 1966, 1965, 1964, 1963, 1962, 1961, 1960, 1959, 1957) Head coach: Brad Stevens 2013-14 record: 25-57 (Proud Celtics finish 12th in conference after a run of six seasons in playoffs) Sorry Celtics fans, no playoff for Boston -- again. That's hard to accept for a franchise with 17 titles, but the talent is not there. ... Key dates for the 2014-15 NBA season

(Reuters) - Key dates for the 2014-15 National Basketball Association season: Oct 28 - 2014-15 NBA season begins Nov 12 - Houston versus Minnesota in Mexico City Jan 15 - NY Knicks versus Milwaukee in London Feb 15 - NBA All-Star Game Feb 19 - Trade deadline Apr 15 - Last day of regular season Apr 15 - Playoffs begin (Compiled by Frank Pingue in Toronto, editing by Gene Cherry) Five storylines to watch for this NBA season

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