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  • Cubs hire Maddon as manager, fire Renteria

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — Joe Maddon was hired as manager of the Chicago Cubs on Friday, hours after the team fired Rick Renteria. Chicago, without a World Series title since 1908, announced the hiring about two hours after announcing the firing. Long regarded as one of baseball's best...

  • Hawks' home opener against Pacers is a sellout

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks hope a sellout in Saturday night's home opener against Indiana will show the team is moving past offseason controversies in ownership and management. Standing-room tickets were sold Friday. CEO Steve Koonin is hoping for an attendance record at Philips...

  • 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 as the team prepares for Sunday's game against San Diego. Philbin missed practice for the second day in a row Friday. The Dolphins didn't comment regarding his status for the game....

  • Texans' Clowney questionable against Eagles

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    HOUSTON (AP) — Top overall pick Jadeveon Clowney is unlikely to play for the Houston Texans when they host the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday because of an unspecified illness. Clowney missed practice Friday and when asked afterward about his status for Sunday, coach Bill O'Brien said:...

  • Giants face Colts with CB Rodgers-Cromartie iffy

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — When the New York Giants came up with a defensive plan for the Indianapolis Colts and Andrew Luck, there was a question mark in it. It was how much can cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie give the Giants against the NFL's top-ranked offense? A major...

  • Jets concerned about stopping Chiefs' Charles

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Jamaal Charles has compiled quite a resume as a running back in the NFL. The Kansas City Chiefs' workhorse has the best rushing average (5.52 yards) in the history of the league, even better than Hall of Famer Jim Brown, whose career average was 5.22 yards...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Payton, Saints proud of their toughness, resolve

    Published: 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...

  • Maddux, Magadan return on Rangers coaching staff

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Pitching coach Mike Maddux and hitting coach Dave Magadan will remain on the Texas Rangers' coaching staff with new manager Jeff Banister. While bullpen coach Andy Hawkins and assistant hitting coach Bobby Jones also return, the Rangers said Friday that...

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