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Kansas City Royals edge Oakland 9-8 in 12 innings

Associated Press photo by Jeff Roberson -- Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez, left, is congratulated by Erik Kratz after hitting the game-winning single in the 12th inning of a 9-8 win over the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday in Kansas City, Mo.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals had waited 29 years to reach the postseason. They weren’t going down without a fight. Salvador Perez singled down the left-field line with two outs in the 12th inning, allowing Christian Colon to score from second base and giving the long-suffering Royals a 9-8… Continue reading →

Ole Miss prepares for Alabama offense

Mississippi defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche (5) and linebacker Denzel Nkemdiche (4), his brother, celebrate Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch fumbled during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Oxford, Miss., Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. No. 10 Mississippi won 24-3. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

OXFORD, Miss. — Lane Kiffin has opened up the once-vanilla Alabama offense, and the first-year offensive coordinator has the Crimson Tide piling up passing yards and points. Slowing down Alabama has become even tougher. No. 11 Ole Miss (4-0, 1-0 Southeastern Conference) will see if it’s up to the challenge when the Rebels host… Continue reading →

Florida coach Will Muschamp enters pivotal stretch in season

Associated Press photo by JAMES CRISP -- Florida coach Will Muschamp

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida coach Will Muschamp calls every game a must-win. Following a lopsided loss at Alabama, it’s really starting to look and feel that way for Muschamp and the Gators. Florida’s season and Muschamp’s future could be decided in the next month. The Gators play four games over the next five weeks… Continue reading →

Wednesday’s broadcast highlights

Today’s broadcast highlights TV MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 7 p.m., NL Wild Card game, ESPN Giants at Pirates COLLEGE FOOTBALL 5:30 p.m., Jaguars-Dawson Odoms, CST 7:30 p.m., Inside LSU, CST 8 p.m., Les Miles Radio Show, CST 9 p.m., Les Miles news conference, CST 9 p.m., SEC Film Room,… Continue reading →

Doug Ferguson: U.S. must change mindset for Ryder Cup

US team captain Tom Watson, left, sits in a buggy and looks at the scoreboard near the 11th hole during the singles match on the final day of the Ryder Cup golf tournament at Gleneagles, Scotland, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. Unidentified man at right. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

GLENEAGLES, Scotland — Paul Azinger is not ruling out a return as Captain America in the Ryder Cup. But that’s not what America needs. And neither does Azinger. His reputation only grows each time the Americans fail. Why would he want to risk that when there is no guarantee of reward? With so… Continue reading →

Sports briefs

Chinese tennis player Li Na cries during a special retirement ceremony for her during the China Open tennis tournament at the National Tennis Stadium in Beijing, China, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

BALTIMORE — Michael Phelps’ comeback has been sidetracked by more trouble away from the pool. The Olympic champion was arrested for the second time on DUI charges early Tuesday in his hometown of Baltimore, another embarrassment for a swimmer who came out of retirement this year with… Continue reading →

NFL Notebook: Jadeveon Clowney improving, looks to return soon

Houston Texans' Jadeveon Clowney (90) leaves with a knee injury during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, in Houston. (AP Photo/Patric Schneider)

HOUSTON — Top overall draft pick Jadeveon Clowney’s rehabilitation from arthroscopic surgery on his right knee is going well and he hopes to return for the Houston Texans in a few weeks. Clowney spoke to reporters on Tuesday after an appearance at a local middle school. He says: “Hopefully I’ll be back sooner than everyone expects.” The outside linebacker… Continue reading →

Pirates at home for Giants

Pittsburgh Pirates, from left, Ike Davis, Neil Walker, Andrew McCutchen, and Gaby Sanchez warm up during a team workout at PNC Park in Pittsburgh Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. The Pirates face the San Francisco Giants in Wednesday night's National League baseball Wild Card game in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

PITTSBURGH — Edinson Volquez’s renaissance began with a simple game of catch. During his brief session with Pittsburgh Pirates pitching coach Ray Searage on that January day at the team’s training facility in Florida, the talented but erratic right-hander listened as Searage outlined a plan to help the 31-year-old regain the form that once made… Continue reading → Tour stop Louisiana Open gives back on its ‘best day of the year’

LAFAYETTE — Last March, PGA Tour veteran Kris Blanks accepted a $99,000 check as champion of the Tour’s Chitimacha Louisiana Open. On Tuesday, 68 local and regional charities and youth groups joined Blanks in the Louisiana Open winner’s circle. Those groups received checks totaling $195,000 from Open executive director Danny Jones as the… Continue reading →

SEC West set for trifecta of top-15 matchups on wild Saturday

Ole Miss defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche (5) and linebacker Denzel Nkemdiche (4), his brother, celebrate Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch fumbled during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Oxford, Miss., Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. No. 10 Ole Miss won 24-3. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Three teams from the Southeastern Conference’s powerful Western Division are finally going down. That much is assured Saturday, when six teams ranked in the top 15 clash in an unprecedented day for any division in college football. First, No. 6 Texas A&M visits No. 12 Mississippi State in what will be a sea of maroon and… Continue reading →

SEC notebook: Kentucky suspends 4 freshmen over air gun shots

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky suspended four freshmen for Saturday night’s game against South Carolina for their involvement with air pistol shots being fired near a residence hall on campus. No one was injured Sunday night, but police issued an alert advising people to stay indoors on campus as they investigated.… Continue reading →

Raiders fire coach Dennis Allen after 0-4 start

Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen answers a reporter's question during a media conference following a training session at Pennyhill Park, Bagshot, England, Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014. The Raiders will play the Miami Dolphins in an NFL football game at London's Wembley Stadium on Sunday Sept. 28.(AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Oakland Raiders fired coach Dennis Allen on Monday night four games into his third season. The decision was announced soon after the Raiders (0-4) returned from London, where they lost their 10th straight game dating to last season, 34-14 to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. The firing was first… Continue reading →

Colts safety LaRon Landry suspended four games

FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2013, file photo, Indianapolis Colts safety LaRon Landry runs onto the field before an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins in Indianapolis. Landry has been suspended four games without pay for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing substance policy, the league announced, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/AJ Mast, File)

INDIANAPOLIS — The Colts defense took another hit Monday when the NFL announced starting safety LaRon Landry would miss the next four games for violating the NFL’s performance-enhancing substance policy. Landry will not be eligible to return until after the Colts visit Pittsburgh on Oct. 26. Colts spokesman Avis Roper wrote in an email there would be no… Continue reading →

Bold moves pay in AL wildcard game

Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Jon Lester throws to the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning of a baseball game on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals made one of the boldest trades in franchise history two years ago. The Oakland Athletics made a similarly aggressive move just a couple of months ago. The results of both will be in the starting spotlight Tuesday night. For the Royals, it’s “Big Game… Continue reading →

Broadcast Highlights for Tuesday, Sept. 30

Today’s broadcast highlights TV MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 7 p.m., AL Wild Card game, TBS A’s at Royals COLLEGE FOOTBALL 5 p.m., Inside LSU, FSNO COLLEGE SPORTS 6 p.m., SEC Now, SEC GOLF 2 p.m., Big Break Invitational, Golf PRO SOCCER 1:30 p.m., UEFA Champions League, FS1 1:30 p.m., UEFA Champions League, FSNO COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL 8 p.m., BYU at Pepperdine,… Continue reading →

Astros hire A.J. Hinch as manager

A.J. Hinch meets the media after being named the new manager for the Houston Astros, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, in Houston. Hinch managed the Arizona Diamondbacks from 2009-2010 and was most recently the vice president of professional scouting for the San Diego Padres. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

HOUSTON — A.J. Hinch was hired as the manager of the Astros on Monday, and general manager Jeff Luhnow is confident he’ll be the man to return Houston to success. “I think A.J. is going to be the manager that’s going to be here when we win the World Series,” Luhnow said. Hinch takes… Continue reading →

Bowling: Justin Bui, C.J. Thomas capture NOLA Doubles title

Well, I can’t really say I’m surprised about this result. It didn’t take long for Justin Bui to get his first win in adult bowling after all his success on the junior circuit. Mark the first one down at the NOLA Doubles at Bowl South in Houma. Bui won the state match games title in what was… Continue reading →

Donnie Chatelain, Dante Caldera win Harry Neese golf tournament

Donnie Chatelain and Dante Caldera won the annual Harry Neese golf tournament over the weekend at City Park Golf Course. In memory of Bobby Duhe, the Friends of City Park presented to each of the winners the Green Jacket Award, consisting of a two-night stay at the Historic Eola Hotel in Natchez, Mississippi, coupled with a… Continue reading →

Fun & Fitness Calendar

BASEBALL USSSA FALL BALL BASH: Oct. 4-5, Val Riess Complex, 1201 Magistrate St., Chalmette. Boys ages 7-17. Fees $150 & $275. 3-game guarantee. Call Gulf South USSSA (504) 265-0390. Email: TRYOUTS: Through Oct. 5, Louisiana Lugnuts 8-under needs 2 players & 13 Major needs 1 player. Call Coyt Nicholson (225) 937-8311. Email:… Continue reading →

Steve Smith scorches Panthers in Ravens' 38-10 win

Associated Press photo by Patrick SemanskyRavens receiver Steve Smith pulls in a touchdown pass under pressure Panthers cornerback Melvin White in Sunday's game.

BALTIMORE — The most surprising aspect of Steve Smith’s performance against the Carolina Panthers was that it didn’t include taunts or bluster. Smith opted to punish the Panthers through his play on the field, and by the end of the afternoon, the 35-year-old receiver had made a definitive statement. Smith… Continue reading →

Frank Gore powers 49ers past Eagles

Associated Press photo by Marcio Jose SanchezSan Francisco's Frank Gore runs against Philadelphia on Sunday.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — An off-balance Colin Kaepernick improvised, threw across his body and across the field, finding Frank Gore open near the opposite sideline more than 20 yards away. Gore bailed out a broken play and helped get the San Francisco 49ers back on track with a big day. He caught… Continue reading →

Teddy Bridgewater leads Vikings over Falcons

MINNEAPOLIS — Teddy Bridgewater passed for 317 yards and a key 2-point conversion before leaving with an ankle injury as the Minnesota Vikings rolled over the Atlanta Falcons 41-28 on Sunday. Bridgewater was 19 for 30 with no turnovers and ran five times for 27 yards and a score in his first career start, but his… Continue reading →

Derek Jeter leaves with hit and 9-5 win over Red Sox

New York Yankees designated hitter Derek Jeter tips his cap to the crowd at Fenway Park after coming out of the baseball game for a pinch-runner in the third inning against the Boston Red Sox in a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, in Boston. It is the last baseball game of his career. At left are teammates Brett Gardner (11) and Mark Teixeira (25). (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

BOSTON — The ball, marked and numbered for the occasion, bounced high off the dirt and down the third-base line, where a rookie who was 4 years-old when Derek Jeter made his major league debut leaped into the air to attempt a barehanded play. It went off of his palm and onto the grass, and… Continue reading →

Jordan Zimmermann pitches Nationals’ first no-hitter

Associated Press photo by Alex Brandon -- Washington starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann celebrates after outfielder Steven Souza Jr. made a diving catch for the final out to save Zimmermann's no-hitter in a 1-0 win over the Miami Marlins on Sunday at Nationals Park in Washington.

WASHINGTON —One out away from pitching the Washington Nationals’ first no-hitter, Jordan Zimmermann watched his 104th pitch on a crisp, clear Sunday afternoon get smacked toward deep left-center. Zimmermann leaned his head back and winced. His first thought: “Double. No-doubt double.” “And then,” the right-hander said later, “he comes out of nowhere… Continue reading →

Monday’s broadcast highlights

TV NFL 11:30 a.m., Payton press conference, CST 2 p.m., Cowboys press conference, FSNO 2:30 p.m., Texans press conference, FSNO 7:15 p.m., Patriots at Chiefs, ESPN COLLEGE SPORTS 6 p.m., SEC Now, SEC BOXING 9 p.m., Diaz vs. Hidalgo, FS1 PRO… Continue reading →

Baseball’s wild final day: Tickets punched, Derek Jeter exits and a no-hitter

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Max Scherzer celebrates with teammates after the team clinched the AL Central with a 3-0 win over the Minnesota Twins in a baseball game in Detroit, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Sonny Gray pitched Oakland into baseball’s last playoff spot, shutting out King Felix this October. David Price delivered the AL Central crown to Detroit, St. Louis scratched ace Adam Wainwright after wrapping up the NL Central. And on a final day that featured Derek Jeter’s farewell, Jordan Zimmermann injected even more drama by throwing a no-hitter… Continue reading →

Kansas fires Charlie Weis four games into season

Texas head coach Charlie Strong, front, and Kansas head coach Charlie Weis meet on the field after an NCAA football game Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in Lawrence, Kan. Texas won 23-0. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Charlie Weis arrived at Kansas full of bravado, promising dramatic changes within the long-suffering program. Players were dismissed, offenses and defenses were scrapped. Assistant coaches were hired, fired or simply reassigned. In the end, the one thing that needed to change — on-field results — stayed the same. Weis was fired… Continue reading →

Jeff Gordon wins at Dover in Chase elimination race

From left to right, Jeff Gordon, daughter Ella Sofia, wife Ingrid and son Leo Benjamin pose with the trophy in Victory Lane after he won the NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

DOVER, Del. — Jeff Gordon won the third race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship for an automatic spot in the 12-driver field that advanced to the next round. Gordon was in control in the closing laps Sunday at Dover International Speedway and joined Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano as the three drivers who… Continue reading →

Atlanta loses trio of offensive linemen in loss

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is taken off the field on a cart after an injury during the second half of an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Teddy Bridgewater wasn’t the only player to exit Sunday’s game with the Falcons as the already banged-up Atlanta offensive line was decimated by injuries in the game. The Falcons lost three starting linemen in the first three quarters, forcing them to play tight end Levin Toilolo at right tackle in the fourth. Left guard Justin Blalock left… Continue reading →

Texas A&M rallies past Arkansas in overtime 35-28

Arkansas quarterback Brandon Allen (10) watches as Texas A&M's Zaycoven Henderson (92) and defensive lineman Myles Garrett (15) celebrate their 35-28 overtime win in an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

ARLINGTON, Texas — Kenny Hill and No. 6 Texas A&M provided quite a late thrill. After throwing two long touchdown passes in the fourth quarter, Hill hit Malcome Kennedy for a 25-yard score on the first play of overtime and Julien Obioha made the game-ending defensive stop for the undefeated Aggies in a 35-28 victory… Continue reading →

Missouri slips past South Carolina

South Carolina cornerback Al Harris Jr. (31) defends a pass intended for Missouri wide receiver Bud Sasser (21) during the first half of an NCAA college football game on, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Russell Hansbrough scored two of his three rushing touchdowns in the final seven minutes and Missouri rallied from 13 points down to beat No. 13 South Carolina 21-20 on Saturday. The Tigers (4-1, 1-0 Southeastern Conference) trailed 20-7 and managed just 181 yards of offense through three quarters when Maty Mauk began… Continue reading →

Todd Gurley leads No. 12 Georgia to 35-32 win over Tennessee

Georgia running back Todd Gurley (3) runs for a touchdown as Tennessee defensive back Justin Coleman (27) chases during the second half of an NCAA college football game  Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in Athens, Ga. Georgia won 35-32. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

ATHENS, Ga. — Todd Gurley shook off a couple of defenders in the backfield, built up speed down the sideline, and saw another would-be tackler in his path. The Georgia running back could’ve lowered a shoulder. He could’ve stepped out of bounds. Instead, he channeled his former days as a high school hurdler. Up… Continue reading →

Ole Miss slugglish in win over Memphis; Kentucky gets past Vanderbilt

University of Kentucky student fan David Green, dressed as The UK Warrior, talks to friends Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 before the University of Kentucky plays Vanderbilt in an NCAA college football game at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, Ky. (AP Photo/John Flavell)

OXFORD, Miss. — Jaylen Walton ran for a key fourth-quarter touchdown, and No. 10 Ole Miss used a dominant defensive performance to beat Memphis 24-3 on Saturday night. The Rebels (4-0) are undefeated through four games for the first time since 1970, overcoming a mistake-riddled performance by the offense and special teams. It was… Continue reading →

Jameis Winston rallies Florida State past N.C. State 56-41

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston (5) throws a pass as North Carolina State's Kentavius Street (35) rushes during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Raleigh, N.C., Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

RALEIGH, N.C. — Jameis Winston didn’t sound worried about the fact that Florida State had to fight the entire way to stay unbeaten at North Carolina State. Instead, the Heisman Trophy winner — returning from a one-game suspension — focused on how the top-ranked Seminoles keep finding ways to win when things aren’t running smoothly.… Continue reading →

Bryce Petty leads No. 8 Baylor to 49-28 win over Iowa State

Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty reacts before an NCAA college football game against Iowa State, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

AMES, Iowa — Bryce Petty threw for 336 yards and a touchdown and ran for a pair of TDs as seventh-ranked Baylor cruised past Iowa State 49-28 in its Big 12 opener Saturday night. Shock Linwood had three TDs rushing for the Bears (4-0, 1-0 Big 12), who have started 4-0 in back-to-back seasons for… Continue reading →

Sunday’s broadcast highlights

TV MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 12:30 p.m., Yankees at Red Sox, TBS 1 p.m., Cubs at Brewers, WGN 2 p.m., A’s at Rangers, FSNO NFL 10 a.m., Texans Countdown, FSNO 11 a.m., Saints Game Plan, CST Noon, Packers at Bears, Fox Noon, Panthers at Ravens, CBS 3 p.m., Texans… Continue reading →

Europe pushes Ryder Cup lead to a daunting 10-6 with one day left

Europe's Sergio Garcia celebrates winning the  foursomes match on the 16th green on the second day of the Ryder Cup golf tournament, at Gleneagles, Scotland, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

GLENEAGLES, Scotland — Justin Rose swept that magical putter into the air before his ball even reached the hole, and he punched his right fist when it dropped for a birdie. Just like at Medinah, the final match in the Ryder Cup on Saturday gave Europe another big boost of momentum going into the last… Continue reading →

This Week in the NFL

Associated Press photo by Ross D. FranklinSan Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh yells to the officials during the second half of last Sunday's game against the Cardinals.

Game of the Week: 49ers face Eagles looking to snap skid Is there something bad brewing in San Francisco? The 49ers are supposed to be competing with the Seattle Seahawks for the top seed in the NFC West but instead currently sit in third place at 1-2 and lost last week to the… Continue reading →

Kurt Busch battling to stay in Chase with 500th start

Associated Press photo by Nick Wass -- Kurt Busch looks on before qualifying for the AAA 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup series race Friday at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del.

DOVER, Del. — Kurt Busch looked around and saw NASCAR’s biggest stars crowding his car. Dale Earnhardt, Bobby Labonte, Dale Jarrett all zooming past Busch and giving the rookie driver a reality check — his racing heroes from TV were now his toughest competitors on the track. “I was so blown away by the speed… Continue reading →

San Antonio Spurs stick to their philosophy as training camps begin

Associated Press photo by ERIC GAY -- The San Antonio Spurs' Kawhi Leonard poses for photos and video during the team's media day Sept. 26.

SAN ANTONIO — Gregg Popovich has a “live in the moment” philosophy. It has worked well for the reigning NBA champion San Antonio Spurs. “Just to be clear, we’ve never had any goals whatsoever in the sense of winning ‘X’ number of games or this year is our year to win a championship,” Popovich… Continue reading →

No. 5 Auburn routs Louisiana Tech

Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall (14) runs the ball during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Louisiana Tech on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

AUBURN, Ala. — Nick Marshall threw three touchdown passes and rushed for 105 yards to lead No. 5 Auburn to a 45-17 victory over Louisiana Tech on Saturday. Marshall completed 10 of 17 passes for 166 yards for the Tigers (4-0), who produced two scoring flurries while the offense otherwise sputtered at times. Next up:… Continue reading →