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  • Michigan athletic director Brandon resigns

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — 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. Brandon's departure comes amid a dismal football season and concerns over the school's handling...

  • RG3 can't wait to get started again

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — After six-plus games on the sideline, Robert Griffin III is back as the quarterback of the Washington Redskins for Sunday's game at Minnesota. "I'm real excited to get back out there," said Griffin, who dislocated his left ankle in the first quarter of the Week 2...

  • Rivera says Panthers must figure things out

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Carolina head coach Ron Rivera isn't about to give up on the Panthers' chances of a winning season and making the NFL playoffs. After Carolina's 28-10 loss to the New Orleans Saints on Thursday night, Rivera said Friday the Panthers will need to "figure some...

  • Indians exercise option on infielder Mike Aviles

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians have exercised their $3.5 million option for next season on versatile infielder Mike Aviles. In his second season with Cleveland, the 33-year-old Aviles batted .247 with 16 doubles, five homers and 39 RBIs in 113 games. He added 14 steals, matching a...

  • Emmitt Smith to NFL: Don't devalue running backs

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    The man who brought as much value to the position as anyone in football history, Smith is the career rushing leader with 18,355 yards. DeMarco Murray, the guy currently toting the ball for the team Smith helped win three Super Bowls, the Dallas Cowboys, isn't faring too poorly this...

  • Kentucky earns No. 1 nod in AP preseason poll

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    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...

  • Best bets: Top prep football games to watch this week

    By Scott Kaniewski, The Gazette -
    Updated: 34 min ago

    Here's a look at the top high school football games in the Pikes Peak region this weekend: Regular-season games Vista Ridge (7-2, 3-1) vs. Falcon (5-4, 3-1) When: Friday, 7 p.m. Where: At Falcon High School What to know: Rivalry game? Check. Playoff implications? Check....

  • Agency's ad takes aim at Redskins name

    Updated: 59 min ago

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Twin Cities advertising agency has created a TV and radio ad that it hopes will make a strong point about why Native Americans and others oppose the Washington Redskins' name and logo. Opponents of the name believe it's a racial slur that mocks Native American...

  • Rating the Nation-Best Pre-BCS Bowls

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    There was no BCS to make sure Nos. 1 and 2 played each other after the 1982 regular season. That left No. 1 Nebraska facing No. 4 Miami in what was expected to be a coronation for the powerful Cornhuskers. It ended up being one of the great games in college football history, spawning...

  • Klee: 13 Halloween frights for Colorado sports fans

    By PAUL KLEE The Gazette -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    DENVER — Ghouls and goblins and goalies. Oh, my! What's scarier than Tom Brady at the 2-minute warning? On Halloween, here are 13 hypotheticals that would frighten every Colorado sports fan: 1 Fear! In Foxboro: Two days before the Broncos traveled to New England to face the...

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