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  • JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — NASCAR’s new qualifying format put Brian Vickers on the pole at Talladega Superspeedway but left many drivers angry and confused, and three full-time teams failed…

    October 18, 2014
  • MOSCOW (AP) — Russian Tennis Federation head Shamil Tarpischev was unrepentant about the comments he made about the Williams sisters, saying Saturday they were only meant as jokes and that he doesn’t understand why he…

    October 18, 2014
  • The Associated Press Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice to set a Spanish league record with 15 goals in the first eight games of a La Liga season as Real Madrid beat Levente 5-0, and Lionel Messi…

    October 18, 2014
  • FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — The brother of a former NFL player has agreed under a deal with federal prosecutors to plead guilty to two counts of a 44-count indictment against him and receive a…

    October 18, 2014
  • ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins activated defensive end Stephen Bowen from the physically unable to perform list Saturday ahead of their Sunday against the Tennessee Titans. Bowen resumed practice this week after a…

    October 18, 2014
  • BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer Alex Gordon, Lorenzo Cain and the go-go-go Kansas City Royals played perfect ball to zip through the playoffs. Plus, they recently flattened Buster Posey and his Giants. So how come…

    October 18, 2014
  • RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer The new No. 1 team gets a week off and the state of Mississippi steps back from the spotlight after two weeks of being the dominant story in…

    October 18, 2014
  • LUXEMBOURG (AP) — Annika Beck of Germany won her first career title Saturday after beating fourth-seeded Barbora Zahlavova Strycova of the Czech Republic 6-2, 6-1 in the Luxembourg Open final. The 20-year-Beck, who is ranked…

    October 18, 2014
  • MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic reached the final of the Kremlin Cup on Saturday, beating Kazakhstan’s Mikhail Kukushkin 4-6, 6-3, 6-2. In Sunday’s final, the big-serving Croatian will seek his fourth title…

    October 18, 2014
  • JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Matt Kenseth would not change anything about his actions in a post-race scuffle with Brad Keselowski at Charlotte, where tempers flared as several drivers slipped…

    October 18, 2014
  • STOCKHOLM (AP) — Top-seeded Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic will play defending champion Grigor Dimitrov in the final of the Stockholm Open. Berdych defeated German qualifier Matthias Bachinger 7-6 (7), 6-4 in Saturday’s semifinals,…

    October 18, 2014
  • ERIC WILLEMSEN Associated Press VIENNA (AP) — David Ferrer came from a break down in the final set to defeat Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (3) on Saturday and set up a final…

    October 18, 2014
  • DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Thump Monkeys are trailing and Jeff Foxworthy isn’t happy. Not just trailing, they’re getting creamed. Hunting season started in Georgia weeks ago, and right…

    October 18, 2014
  • STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Jeff Banister is a baseball lifer who calls Texas home. He grew up there and played his entire amateur career there before getting drafted. Now the…

    October 18, 2014

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