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  • Orange fever reins again at Giants victory parade

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco became the Valley of the Giants for the third time in five years Friday as tens of thousands of people lined the streets for a confetti and rain-soaked parade honoring the city's World Series champions. Under gray skies where a steady drizzle mixed...

  • Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon resigns

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Dave Brandon took over Michigan's athletic department four years ago with so many of the right qualifications: success as a businessman, experience as a university regent — and he'd played football for Bo Schembechler, too. That football program is the...

  • Cubs hire Maddon as manager, fire Renteria

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — Right after Joe Maddon opted out of his contract with Tampa Bay, the Chicago Cubs were mentioned as a possible landing spot for one of baseball's best managers. Flush with prospects and ready to make a splash in free agency, the Cubs already had a manager in Rick...

  • Column: Seminoles a team everyone loves to hate

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    Admit it. You're rooting against Florida State. That's OK. You're not the only one. The Seminoles have become Public Enemy No. 1 in college football, with their scofflaw of a quarterback, a coach who conveniently seems to look the other way at the slightest hint of trouble, and an...

  • Steelers LBs getting into inside groove

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — In the last several weeks, the Pittsburgh's inside linebackers improved from a depleted, inexperienced group to a strength on the defense. Ryan Shazier returned after missing four games with an injury. Sean Spence has shaken the rust from two inactive years due to a...

  • Philbin remains absent because of family matter

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Coach Joe Philbin remained absent from the Miami Dolphins because of a family matter, but he's expected to return before Sunday's game against San Diego. Philbin missed practice for the second day in a row Friday. Reserve tight end Dion Sims was ruled out of the...

  • Mathews limited in practice, won't play Sunday

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Chargers running back Ryan Mathews returned to the practice field for the first time since spraining his right knee on Sept. 14 but will not play in Sunday's game at Miami. Mathews did limited work Friday. The Chargers have their bye next Sunday and Mathews hopes to...

  • Payton, Saints proud of their toughness, resolve

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Even as the Saints enjoy their return to the top of the NFC South, coach Sean Payton wants them to remember what it felt like to be 2-4. Payton says he hopes painful memories of a rough start has made his players mentally tougher and will prevent them from sliding...

  • Raiders may be without starting CB Carlos Rogers

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders are expected to be without cornerback Carlos Rogers for Sunday's game against Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks. Rogers has started 55 consecutive regular-season games since 2010 but has been bothered by a sore knee this season. He has...

  • Chancellor, Okung to be game-time decisions

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks could be without starting safety Kam Chancellor and left tackle Russell Okung for Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders. Chancellor (groin) and Okung (calf) were held out of practice Friday and are listed as questionable. With Chancellor...

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