Sports

Sports Royals dependent on 3-headed bullpen monster Royals dependent on 3-headed bullpen monster
Buck Showalter knew he was in trouble when the seventh inning rolled around and his Orioles were trailing the Kansas City Royals in Game 4 of the AL Championship Series.

Blazers

Ducks

Oregon Ducks Oregon Duck one of nation's top mascots (Photo Gallery)
Ahead of the 2014 college football season, The Associated Press asked its panel of Top 25 voters, who are known for ranking the nation's top teams each week, to weigh in on which school had the best mascot. The Duck came in fifth.
Oregon Ducks Oregon blows by South Dakota, 62-13 in season opener (Photo Gallery)
Marcus Mariota accounted for four touchdowns in the first half of No. 3 Oregon's season-opening 62-13 win against South Dakota on Saturday night. He threw for 267 yards and three touchdowns, and then ran for one more before sitting out the final two quarters.

Beavers

Timbers

Sports Troopers called as school football game turns ugly
A melee erupted on the sideline of a high school football game on Saturday, with the visiting team's coach accusing a home team assistant coach of choking a player, bringing the game to an early end. State police were called to ensure order as the teams and fans left the field.
Sports Any hope for NFL's bottom feeders? Any hope for NFL's bottom feeders?
For all the excitement over the rise of the Cowboys, improvement of the Browns and impressive performances by the Chargers, the NFL also is weighed down by some very weak teams.
Sports Ex-clinic owner pleads guilty in MLB drug case Ex-clinic owner pleads guilty in MLB drug case
The former owner of a South Florida anti-aging clinic pleaded guilty Thursday to charges of illegally providing performance-enhancing drugs to athletes including high-profile Major League Baseball players, most notably New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez.
Sports Royals complete sweep, head to World Series Royals complete sweep, head to World Series
After nearly three decades spent trying to return to the playoffs, Kansas City is taking its perfect postseason ride all the way to the World Series.
Sports Los Angeles extends deal to snag NFL team Los Angeles extends deal to snag NFL team
The Los Angeles City Council meets Tuesday to consider extending for another six months an agreement that could bring the NFL back to the nation's second-largest city.
Sports USA Swimming suspends Michael Phelps for 6 months USA Swimming suspends Michael Phelps for 6 months
USA Swimming on Monday suspended Michael Phelps for six months, forced him to withdraw from next year's world championships and took away his funding from the sport's national governing body as a result of the Olympic champion's second DUI arrest.
Sports Phelps says swimming on hold after DUI arrest Phelps says swimming on hold after DUI arrest
Putting his swimming career on hold after his second DUI arrest, Olympic champion Michael Phelps began a six-week program Sunday that he said "will provide the help I need to better understand myself."

AP Headlines Test

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  • "content" value is Cutler still a slouch in City of Big Shoulders Associated Press - 21 October 2014 14:43-04:00 News Topics: Sports, NFL football, Professional football, Football People, Places and Companies: Jay Cutler, Brandon Marshall, Matt Forte, Alshon Jeffery, Marc Trestman, Martellus Bennett, Reshad Jones, Illinois, Chicago Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
  • "summary" value is CHICAGO (AP) — There's no truth to the rumor Jay Cutler is about to be charged with starting the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.
  • "title" value is Cutler still a slouch in City of Big Shoulders
  • "link" value is
  • "published" value is 2014-10-21T10:43:00-04:00

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  • "content" value is Cowboys release Michael Sam from practice squad Associated Press - 21 October 2014 18:13-04:00 News Topics: General news, Sports, Sports transactions, Athlete injuries, NFL football, Gays and lesbians, Sports business, Athlete health, Professional football, Football People, Places and Companies: Michael Sam, Jason Garrett, Rod Marinelli, Anthony Spencer, Josh Price-Brent, Jerry Brown, Troy Davis, Ken Bishop, Texas, Dallas, St. Louis, Missouri Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
  • "summary" value is IRVING, Texas (AP) — Michael Sam will have to wait for a third team to give the NFL's first openly gay player a chance to appear in a regular-season game.
  • "title" value is Cowboys release Michael Sam from practice squad
  • "link" value is
  • "published" value is 2014-10-21T14:13:00-04:00

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  • "content" value is AP sources: Rice's appeal hearing set for Nov. 5-6 Associated Press - 21 October 2014 16:27-04:00 News Topics: Sports, Legal proceedings, Sports governance, NFL football, Law and order, General news, Professional football, Football People, Places and Companies: Ray Rice, Roger Goodell, Barbara Jones Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
  • "summary" value is A hearing on Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension will be held Nov. 5 and 6, two people familiar with the situation said Tuesday.
  • "title" value is AP sources: Rice's appeal hearing set for Nov. 5-6
  • "link" value is
  • "published" value is 2014-10-21T12:27:00-04:00

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  • "content" value is Backup QB has possibly NFL's toughest, easiest job Associated Press - 22 October 2014 03:18-04:00 News Topics: Sports, NFL football, Football, Professional football People, Places and Companies: Charlie Whitehurst, Gary Kubiak, John Elway, Jason Garrett, Troy Aikman, Luke McCown, Drew Brees, Matt Hasselbeck, Andrew Luck, Jake Locker, Ken Whisenhunt, Gus Bradley, Tennessee Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
  • "summary" value is NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The adrenaline spikes the instant Charlie Whitehurst sees the starting quarterback hurt and walking to the sideline.
  • "title" value is Backup QB has possibly NFL's toughest, easiest job
  • "link" value is
  • "published" value is 2014-10-21T23:18:00-04:00

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  • "content" value is Broncos are still No. 1 in AP Pro32 rankings Associated Press - 21 October 2014 19:07-04:00 News Topics: Sports, NFL football, Professional football, Football People, Places and Companies: Peyton Manning, Tony Dungy, Andrew Luck, Bruce Arians, Matthew Stafford, San Francisco Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
  • "summary" value is NEW YORK (AP) — It's almost unanimous: The Denver Broncos are still the top team in the NFL.
  • "title" value is Broncos are still No. 1 in AP Pro32 rankings
  • "link" value is
  • "published" value is 2014-10-21T15:07:00-04:00