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  • 'Blade Runner' Pistorius gets 5 years in prison

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, completing a transformation from an acclaimed sprinter at the 2012 Olympics to a convicted criminal led away in a police van with barred windows. Wearing...

  • Cowboys release Michael Sam from practice squad

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    IRVING, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys have released Michael Sam from the practice squad, another setback as the NFL's first openly gay player tries to make an active roster during the regular season for the first time. Sam was signed to Dallas' practice squad on Sept. 3, four days...

  • Frantic flurry helps Steelers salvage season

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers temporarily righted their season with a 30-23 win over the Houston Texans on Monday night. The Steelers scored three touchdowns during a 73-second stretch in the second quarter to turn a 10-point deficit into an 11-point lead. The victory...

  • Bills' Spiller has chance to return from injury

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Running back C.J. Spiller's season in Buffalo isn't over just yet. And the Bills restocked their banged-up offensive backfield by Phillip Tanner on Tuesday. The Bills kept their options open with Spiller by placing him on the reserve injured/designated to return...

  • Panthers release longtime defensive back Godfrey

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers announced they've released longtime defensive back Charles Godfrey and signed guard Chris Scott. Godfrey joined the Panthers as a third-round draft pick in 2008 and played in 82 games with 75 starts. Godfrey, 28, had worked his way back from a torn...

  • Sproles, Kendricks back to practice

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Back from a bye, the Philadelphia Eagles added some reinforcements. Running back Darren Sproles and linebacker Mychal Kendricks were among the injured players who practiced on Tuesday, though their status is uncertain for Sunday's game at Arizona. Sproles sprained...

  • Giants rookie Odell Beckham Jr. is rising star

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Life in the NFL is changing quickly for New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. The first-round draft pick has gone from a player who could not get on the field because of a hamstring injury, to an exciting young talent to Giants' No. 1 playmaker in a...

  • Jets sign Jeremy Kerley to 4-year extension

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets have signed reliable wide receiver Jeremy Kerley to a four-year contract extension. Kerley, a fifth-round draft pick in 2011, was due to become an unrestricted free agent after this season. The move, announced by the team Tuesday, comes three days...

  • Newman dodges penalty for Talladega inspection

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR has decided not to penalize Ryan Newman for failing the post-race inspection at Talladega Superspeedway. The Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet was found to be too low in the rear on both sides of the car after Sunday's race, and NASCAR brought it back to...

  • Giffords calls on women to highlight gun violence

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords charged Tuesday that "dangerous people with guns are a threat to women" as she worked to rally female voters across Iowa and inject gun control into one of the nation's marquee Senate contests. "Women can lead the way,"...

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