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Spurrier resigns, takes blame for South Carolina's slide
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Steve Spurrier knew it was time. South Carolina was struggling and the gregarious and once innovative coach was a big reason why. Always one to do things his way, Spurrier believed he needed to step aside, and no one was going to change his mind....

Who's next for SCarolina? Gamecocks could go for rising star
Steve Spurrier is retiring from South Carolina after doing exactly what he said he wanted to when he took the job: Accomplish things that had never been done before in Columbia....

Out for Game 4 of NLDS: Cardinals' Molina, Cubs' Russell
CHICAGO (AP) -- St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina and Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell are out of the lineup for Game 4 of the NL Division Series on Tuesday....

Rangers leaning on Hamels again in ALDS Game 5 at Toronto
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- The Texas Rangers have won their last 11 games started by Cole Hamels....

NFL acknowledges game clock error in Steelers-Chargers game
For the second week in a row, the NFL is acknowledging an officiating error during a nationally televised game....

USC AD: Sarkisian fired for failing to meet school standards
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Southern California athletic director Pat Haden says he fired Steve Sarkisian after the football coach failed to meet the school's standards and expectations....

Regular tour is a different tune from Ryder, Presidents Cups
NAPA, Calif. (AP) -- Those traveling, song-loving "Fanatics" at the Presidents Cup had no trouble finding the right tune for Branden Grace, with a slight change of lyrics....

Odell Beckham Jr. acts a little like Terrell Owens
OBJ has some T.O. in him....

Cardinals manager Matheny trying MLB-approved iPad in dugout
CHICAGO (AP) -- When St. Louis manager Mike Matheny has to make a pivotal decision in the playoffs, he can pull a scouting report from his pocket. He can ask a coach to look at notes the Cardinals brought to the bench....

Fan critically injured in fight outside Dodger Stadium
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck says two people involved in an assault outside Dodger Stadium that critically injured a baseball fan are believed to be a mother and son....

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