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  • Butler, Escobar rally Royals to 2-1 lead in Game 2

    Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Billy Butler and Alcides Escobar had run-scoring hits off Jake Peavy, and the Kansas City Royals took a 2-1 lead over San Francisco after three innings Wednesday night as they tried to even the World Series at a game apiece. Gregor Blanco started the game with...

  • AP source: Goodell told to testify in Rice appeal

    Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has been told to testify in Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension, a person familiar with the case told The Associated Press on Wednesday night. Former U.S. District Judge Barbara S. Jones, the neutral arbiter selected to hear the appeal,...

  • Carr confident despite Raiders' winless start

    Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — A winless beginning to his NFL career certainly wasn't what Raiders rookie quarterback Derek Carr anticipated coming out of training camp. Yet if Carr is feeling any strain or pressure coming from Oakland's 0-6 start, he's not showing it. The 36th overall pick...

  • Lions bring their top-ranked defense to London

    Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    BAGSHOT, England (AP) — Heading into this weekend's game, the Detroit Lions have the No. 1 defense in the NFL. Make that the world. Already overseas and practicing, the Lions (5-2) will face the Atlanta Falcons (2-5) on Sunday in the second of three regular-season games this year at...

  • Baldwin optimistic about Seahawks moving forward

    Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Doug Baldwin was about to board the charter bus last Friday when he got word Seattle had traded Percy Harvin. Two days later, he sat in a St. Louis locker room after one of the best games in his career answering questions about whether he was involved in a...

  • In his 3rd season, Hilton key to Colts' offense

    Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Luck and T.Y. Hilton communicate on the field in an unspoken language. With a look and a nod, each player knows exactly where to go and what to do. It's taken 2 1/2 years for Indianapolis' new big-play tandem to develop this rapport, which is becoming an...

  • Gazette NFL Picks: Week 8

    The Gazette
    Published: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    See who The Gazette's panel of prognosticators is picking in NFL games this week.

  • A year wiser, Monument-based figure skater Jason Brown hopes to build on huge debut season

    By Joe Paisley joe.paisley@gazette.com -
    Published: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    Already an Olympian, Monument-based figure skater Jason Brown learned a lot during a breakthrough 2013-14 season as an international senior. "I felt like a sponge last year," the 19-year-old said. "This year, I am trying to take everything I learned and apply it all." Unlike most...

  • Giants-Royals square off in Game 2 of World Series

    Updated: 12 min ago

    Another nice fall night in Kansas City for Game 2. There's some wind tonight — these fans dressed head-to-toe in blue are hoping this World Series doesn't become a blowout. No lineup changes from the opener. The Royals are looking to alter their luck against Jake Peavy. He's hittable,...

  • Cardinals' Ellington races on despite sore foot

    Updated: 13 min ago

    TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Andre Ellington wasn't in a walking boot, and that's not been the case most Wednesdays this season. Since he injured his left foot just before the first game, the Cardinals have had to nurse the dynamic young running back through a week of practice then turn him...

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