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KC radio stations battle over Lorde before World Series

Mon Oct 20, 2014

San Francisco and Kansas City square off in the World Series beginning Tuesday, but the two cities found another way to compete already. Full Story

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No stopping Peyton and Broncos

Mon Oct 20, 2014

way with his milestone memento, and the NFL's new leader in career touchdown passes toyed with the San Francisco 49ers in the Denver Broncos' 42-17 romp Sunday night. Full Story

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San Francisco radio stations ban hit song 'Royals'

Mon Oct 20, 2014

The popular song "Royals" by New Zealand artist Lorde is getting caught up in the fervor over the upcoming World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals. Full Story

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Indian player dies from injury in goal celebration

Mon Oct 20, 2014

The Mizoram Football Association says a 23-year-old Indian soccer player has died after injuring his spine while celebrating a goal with somersaults. Full Story

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Pick play calls tough to call for officials

Mon Oct 20, 2014

o-defend in football, often freeing up receivers for big gains or creating an extra bit of space in the crowded red zone. Full Story

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Manning breaks Favre's mark with 509th TD pass

Mon Oct 20, 2014

Peyton Manning broke Brett Favre's NFL record for touchdown passes with No. 509. He didn't stop there, either. Full Story

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Serena beats Ivanovic in WTA Finals opener

Mon Oct 20, 2014

A new venue, an injury-hit preparation and insults from a top sports official -- none of it could stop Serena Williams' winning streak at the WTA Finals. Full Story

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Denkinger's miss revisited as Series returns to KC

Mon Oct 20, 2014

Of course Don Denkinger plans to watch the World Series. He always does. He'll tune in to root for the umpires, check out familiar faces on the Giants and Royals, and see how Kansas City is looking these days. Full Story

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NFL Today, Week 7

Mon Oct 20, 2014

) at Pittsburgh (3-3), 8:30 p.m. EDT. Texans star defensive lineman J.J. Watt will look to add to his touchdown total against the Steelers. He is the first defensive lineman with three touchdowns in the same season since William Perry for Chicago in 1985. Pittsburgh is 41-24 on Monday night and 25-5 at home, including an 8-0 at Heinz Field. Full Story

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Skins' Brian Orakpo hurts right pectoral muscle

Sun Oct 19, 2014

Orakpo, a three-time Pro Bowler, was hurt trying to make a tackle on a running play in the fourth quarter Sunday and did not return. Full Story

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Ebola: Africa's image takes a hit

Mon Oct 20, 2014

In the United States, some parents fearful of deadly Ebola pulled children out of a school after the principal returned from Zambia, an African nation far from the area hit by the disease. In Geneva, a top U.N. official warned against anti-African discrimination fueled by fears of Ebola. The disease has ravaged a small part of Africa, but the international image of the whole continent is increasingly under siege, reinforcing some old stereotypes. Full Story

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World Series: Seasoned Giants vs fresh Royals

Sat Oct 18, 2014

o-go Kansas City Royals played perfect ball to zip through the playoffs. Plus, they recently flattened Buster Posey and his Giants. Full Story

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Johnson, Earnhardt fail to advance for Hendrick

Sun Oct 19, 2014

Jimmie Johnson was a solemn spectator for Brad Keselowski's post-race celebration after a disappointing day that saw three Hendrick Motorsports drivers eliminated from championship contention. Full Story

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Maryland rallies past Iowa 38-31 in Big Ten clash

Sat Oct 18, 2014

Will Likely returned an interception 45 yards for a fourth-quarter touchdown, and Maryland rallied from an early 14-point deficit to beat Iowa. Full Story

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Serena Williams hits back at Russian official

Sun Oct 19, 2014

Serena Williams says comments by the head of the Russian Tennis Federation referring to her and older sister Venus as "brothers" were bullying, sexist and racist, and that she supported the one-year suspension imposed by the WTA against the official. Full Story

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It's a Ryan-Flacco reunion for Falcons vs Ravens

Sat Oct 18, 2014

Joe Flacco and Matt Ryan, the two best quarterbacks to come out of the 2008 draft, see more of each other on the dinner circuit than on the football field. Full Story