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Cavaliers, Thompson reach agreement on long-term contract

CLEVELAND (AP) — Already an elite rebounder, Tristan Thompson snatched a long-term contract from the Cavaliers.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 October 2015

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Estrada leads Blue Jays over Royals 7-1 to force ALCS Game 6

TORONTO (AP) — Marco Estrada took the mound with one task: save the season for the Toronto Blue Jays.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 October 2015

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Murphy and the Mets sweep Cubs to reach World Series

CHICAGO (AP) — Two sweet swings by Lucas Duda put New York in position for a playoff sweep of the Chicago Cubs, and Daniel Murphy finished the job for the Mets.

Next up is a trip to the World Series.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 October 2015

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More pitchers involved in gambling scandal in Japan baseball

TOKYO (AP) — A gambling scandal has hit Japanese professional baseball at the worst possible time.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 October 2015

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Midseason report: Best, worst of college football's 1st half

The college football season is only half over and already four FBS coaches have been fired, one was suspended for three games and another future Hall of Famer has resigned.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 October 2015

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ESPN is cutting about 300 jobs, or 4 percent of staff

NEW YORK (AP) — Disney's ESPN is cutting about 300 jobs, or 4 percent of its staff, amid signs that the traditional cable bundle is less far-reaching than it once was.

ESPN spokeswoman Amy Phillips confirmed the number of job losses Wednesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 October 2015

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German great Beckenbauer targeted in FIFA ethics probe

ZURICH (AP) — German soccer great Franz Beckenbauer and FIFA vice president Angel Maria Villar have been investigated by ethics prosecutors and are awaiting verdicts in their cases, the governing body's ethics panel said Wednesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 October 2015

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NFL's Bengals tentatively settle cheerleaders' suit in Ohio

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Bengals have reached tentative settlement of a federal lawsuit over pay for their cheerleaders, one of several cases in which NFL cheerleaders claimed they received substandard compensation.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 October 2015

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