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Winston, Florida State rally to beat Louisville
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- If trailing Auburn by 18 last season in the BCS Championship game didn't shake Florida State, a 21-0 first-half deficit to Louisville surely wasn't going to, either....

Knicks spoil James' homecoming, 95-90
CLEVELAND (AP) -- LeBron James shot miserably. His passes were errant. He didn't look good doing much other than tossing powder in the air....

Saints top Panthers 28-10 to take NFC South lead
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The Saints' offense is potent enough with Drew Brees....

Sandoval, Shields among 121 free agents
NEW YORK (AP) -- Baseball's business season began Thursday when 121 players become free agents, a group that includes Pablo Sandoval, Michael Morse, Jake Peavy, Sergio Romo and Ryan Vogelsong of the World Series champion San Francisco Giants....

NCAA denies Georgia's appeal of Gurley suspension
ATLANTA (AP) -- The NCAA upheld its four-game suspension of Georgia tailback Todd Gurley on Thursday night, ending the school's final hope of having its biggest star in uniform for Saturday's game against Florida....

Shotgun formation has QB sneak fading away
With only a yard to go, give or take a foot, it looks as if a quarterback could take a snap from center, fall forward and get a first down almost every time....

Women's hoops community rallies around Lauren Hill
Elena Delle Donne had chills when she first heard about Lauren Hill....

Chevy makes the best of exec's nervous speech
DETROIT (AP) -- Shortly before 9 a.m. on the day after the worst night of his life, Rikk Wilde got the phone call from his big boss at General Motors....

New dynasty: Giants capture 3rd title in 5 years
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Bruce Bochy is crazy superstitious. It's a little-known fact about the unflappable San Francisco Giants manager....

Giants' win turns violent, revelers turn on police
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The celebration in San Francisco's streets following the Giants' World Series victory started off peaceful but quickly turned raucous and violent, as revelers vandalized police cars and businesses and pelted officers with bottles....

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