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A jury has convicted a former Florida A&M University band member of manslaughter and felony hazing in the death of a drum major who prosecutors say was brutally beaten during a hazing ritual aboard a bus. [...]
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Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant and running back Joseph Randle got into an argument as the media was entering the practice field on Friday. [...]
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With the potential hiring of Joe Maddon looming, the Chicago Cubs on Friday fired manager Rick Renteria. [...]
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Ireland coach Joe Schmidt is "quietly confident" prop Mike Ross will be fit for the first Test against South Africa. [...]
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University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel announces that athletic director Dave Brandon resigned during a news conference in Ann Arbor, Mich., Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. Former Steelcase CEO Jim Hackett will serve as Michigan's interim athletic director. (Photo/Paul Sancya)
Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon resigned Friday, setting the stage for new leadership at the top of one of the nation's most prominent athletic departments. Football coach Brady Hoke's future has been in doubt for a while thanks to his team's lack of progress, but Brandon also became a target [...]
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England can beat world champions Australia in the Four Nations on Sunday, says former winger Jason Robinson. [...]
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Lewis Hamilton set the pace from Mercedes team-mate and title rival Nico Rosberg in first practice at the United States Grand Prix. [...]
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Rio Ferdinand appears to be "baffled" by his three-game ban and £25,000 fine from the FA for an offensive tweet. [...]
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FILE - This Oct. 12, 2014, file photo, Rita Jeptoo of Kenya crosses the finish line to win the women's race at the Chicago Marathon in Chicago. The agent Rita Jeptoo said Friday, Oct. 31, 2014 that the Kenyan runner has failed a doping test. (AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles, File)
STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (AP) -- The agent for Chicago Marathon champion Rita Jeptoo says the Kenyan runner has failed a doping test. [...]
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The agent for Chicago Marathon champion Rita Jeptoo says the Kenyan runner has failed a doping test. [...]
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SALT LAKE CITY, UT - OCTOBER 29: Alec Burks #10 of the Utah Jazz handles the ball against the Houston Rockets at EnergySolutions Arena on October 29, 2014 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images)
A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that the Utah Jazz have agreed with guard Alec Burks on a four-year, $42 million extension that could be worth $45 million after incentives. The person requested anonymity because an official announcement had not been made. Burks [...]
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FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2014, file photo, Kentucky head coach John Calipari speaks to reporters during the team's NCAA college basketball media day in Lexington, Ky. The surprising returns of several starters from last year's NCAA runners-up has given Kentucky a 12-deep roster and created expectations of winning the national title. (AP Photo/James Crisp, File)
The story seems to be the same every season at Kentucky: Lose star players to the NBA, replace them with another group of one-and-doners, compete for a national championship. The Wildcats changed the script this season: This year, the fabulous freshmen will be surrounded by other former McDonald's All-Americans [...]
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10 Things to See in Sports: AP's top sports photos

10ThingstoSeeSports - Crystal Palace's Fraizer Campbell, left, competes for the ball with Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois during their English Premier League soccer match at Selhurst Park, London, Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland, File)Here's a look at some of the defining moments, exciting scenes, triumphs and defeats from the world of sports.


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Cubs sack manager Renteria, chase Maddon

Manager Rick Renteria of the Chicago Cubs looks on from the dugout during a game against the Washington Nationals on July 5, 2014 in Washington, DCThe Chicago Cubs sacked manager Rick Renteria on Friday and confirmed their pursuit of Joe Maddon. "Last Thursday, we learned that Joe Maddon -- who may be as well suited as anyone in the industry to manage the challenges that lie ahead of us -- had become a free agent," Cubs president Theo Epstein said in a statement. "We confirmed the news with Major League Baseball, and it became public knowledge the next day. Epstein said Cubs executive Jed Hoyer had flown to San Diego last week to tell Renteria the club planned to speak to Maddon.


Park claims halfway lead at Taiwan LPGA

Park In-Bee of South Korea tees off at the 3rd hole during the first round of the LPGA KEB-HanaBank Championship golf event at the Sky72 Golf Club in Incheon, west of Seoul, on October 16, 2014World women's number one Park In-Bee of South Korea pulled off a 10-under-par to claim the sole lead after the second round of the Fubon LPGA Taiwan Championship in Taipei on Friday. Park held a three-shot advantage over China's Feng Shanshan with a two-day total of 126 when she pared in after the 15th to finish with a 62 for the $2 million tournament at the par-72 Miramar Golf Country Club. Also at the centre of spotlight was American Danielle Kang, who won her second new car with a hole-in-one in two consecutive weeks thanks to a 7-iron which found the bottom of the cup on the 158-yard 17th hole. South Korean Mirim Lee, a two-time winner on the LPGA this season, jumped to the third place which she shard with three players after she tied with Park for the low round of the day with a 62 -- a ten shot improvement from her opening round.


Front-nine blitz puts Hurley on top

PGA: Deutsche Bank Championship-Second RoundKUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - American Billy Hurley III grabbed a two-shot halfway stage lead at the CIMB Classic after his front-nine birdie binge at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club on Friday. The former US Navy officer sunk six birdies for an outward 30 in his second successive round of 67 to go 10-under-par 134 in the tournament sanctioned by the PGA and Asian Tour. ...


Golf-Front-nine blitz puts Hurley on top

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 31 (Reuters) - American Billy Hurley III grabbed a two-shot halfway stage lead at the CIMB Classic after his front-nine birdie binge at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club on Friday. The former US Navy officer sunk six birdies for an outward 30 in his second successive round of 67 to go 10-under-par 134 in the tournament sanctioned by the PGA and Asian Tour. ... Golf-Colsaerts grabs halfway lead in Shanghai

SHANGHAI, Oct 31 (Reuters) - Belgium's Nicolas Colsaerts snatched the halfway lead at the BMW Masters in Shanghai on Friday, shooting an eight-under-par 64 at Lake Malaran. Colsaerts, who has not won a Tour event in over two years, made nine birdies and a lone bogey to end the second round at 14-under-par after his first round 66. That left him with a one-shot advantage over Frenchman Alex Levy, who carded a 66 after leading the $7 million event overnight. ... Golfing father G-Mac finds the perfect balance

Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland tees off at the 9th hole during the final day of the WGC-HSBC Champions tournament at the Shanghai Sheshan International Golf Club on November 3, 2013Former major winner Graeme McDowell believes that being the newest member of the European Tour's 'daddy club' has enabled him to re-focus on his game and achieve balance in his life. The 35-year-old Northern Irishman shot a solid three-under 69 Friday to lie well placed at eight-under par for the tournament, six shots behind leader Nicolas Colsaerts of Belgium in the $7 million BMW Masters in Lake Malaren.


Golf-U.S. PGA Tour CIMB Classic scores

Oct 31 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the U.S. PGA Tour CIMB Classic at the par-72 course on Friday in Kuala Lumpur 134 Billy Hurley III (U.S.) 67 67 136 Kevin Streelman (U.S.) 68 68 137 Kevin Na (U.S.) 69 68 Ryan Moore (U.S.) 68 69 Sergio Garcia (Spain) 69 68 Lee Westwood (Britain) 72 65 Noh Seung-Yul (South Korea) 68 69 Jeff Overton (U.S.) 68 69 Kevin Chappell (U.S.) 69 68 138 Jonas Blixt (Sweden) 69 69 Danny Lee (New Zealand) 69 69 139 Angelo Que (Philippines) 67 72 Prom Meesawat (Thailand) 68 71 Bae Sang-Moon (South Korea) 71 68 Brian Stuard (U.S. ... Golf-European Tour BMW Masters scores

Oct 31 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the European Tour BMW Masters at the par-72 course on Friday in Shanghai 130 Nicolas Colsaerts (Belgium) 66 64 131 Alexander Levy (France) 65 66 133 Romain Wattel (France) 66 67 134 Marcel Siem (Germany) 68 66 Emiliano Grillo (Argentina) 66 68 Branden Grace (South Africa) 68 66 135 Thomas Bjorn (Denmark) 68 67 136 Graeme McDowell (Britain) 67 69 Jamie Donaldson (Britain) 68 68 Mikko Ilonen (Finland) 70 66 Shane Lowry (Ireland) 70 66 137 Ryan Palmer (U.S. ...

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