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Les Miles: Excited to Play Auburn

Les Miles: Excited to Play Auburn

Chris Graythen/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Another chapter of the storied rivalry will resume on Saturday when (5) Auburn will host (15) Louisiana State University.

LSU comes into the game at 4-1 and 0-1 in the SEC.

Tigers head coach Les Miles is looking forward to going up against Auburn. "Anytime that you line up against a top‑5 opponent and you're looking forward to playing your best, this will be great competition," he said Monday. "I don't think there is a person in our building that's not excited about the opportunity to go down and play very well at Auburn."

Auburn sits at 4-0 and the offense is averaging 42.3 points per game.  

Miles said his defense will have to be on their A-game on Saturday. "Cameron Artis-Payne is rushing for 117 yards as a running back," he said of the Auburn offense.  "[They have] a quality group of receivers, D'haquille Williams, [with] 23 receptions, 357 yards and 3 touchdowns lead their receiving core, and, again, they're big and fast and can go get it."

LSU quarterback Brandon Harris will get the start and has completed 73.3 percent of his passes and has thrown six touchdowns so far this season. Miles is confident he can produce in the game.

"There is some 'ad‑lib' to his game that's very, very positive, and he's a guy that is really fast and a guy that can really throw the ball," Miles said of Harris. "You put him in a quality position to extend a play, some good things can happen."

Kickoff from Jordan-Hare Stadium is set for 7 p.m. Eastern.

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Bumgarner Twirls Gem, Sends Giants into NLDS

Bumgarner Twirls Gem, Sends Giants into NLDS

Brad Mangin/MLB Photos via Getty Images(PITTSBURGH) -- Madison Bumgarner pitched a complete game shutout to help the San Francisco Giants stop the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-0 in the National League Wild Card game Wednesday night.

Bumgarner continued his road dominance, winning his 12th game of the season away from home, allowing four hits and one walk, while striking out 10.

The Giants got on the board in the fourth when Brandon Crawford belted a grand slam off Pirates starter Edinson Volquez. "The last thing on my mind was probably hitting a home run," Crawford said. "I was just trying to hit something good enough to get Pablo (Sandoval) home, and I figured that would probably be good enough for Madison."

  Volquez pitched five innings allowing five hits, five runs, three walks, while striking out three in the loss.

Brandon Belt knocked in three runs and got on-base four times in the win.

The Giants advance to the National League Division Series where they'll take on the Washington Nationals. Game 1 is Friday in Washington.

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Scoreboard Roundup – 10/1/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 10/1/14

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 (NEW YORK) -- MLB: National League Wild Card: San Francisco Giants 8 - Pittsburgh Pirates 0 (Giants advance)

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Rory McIlroy Wins PGA Player of the Year

Rory McIlroy Wins PGA Player of the Year

Stuary Franklin/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Fresh off a Ryder Cup victory, Rory McIlroy was voted the PGA Player of the Year on Wednesday.

McIlroy finished the 2014 campaign with three victories, including the Open Championship and PGA Championship.

''Being voted player of the year by your peers is something that's important,'' he said. ''They are the guys that you play week in and week out, and the guys you are trying to beat week in and week out. And if they appreciate what you've done over the year, and see the hard work you've put in, and golf you've played, and think that's been the best of the season, that's something that means a lot to me.''

With the three wins, as well as 12 finishes in the top 10 and never finishing lower than 25th, McIlroy reasserted himself as the No. 1 golfer in the world. 

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Adam Dunn Says He’s Retiring

Adam Dunn Says He’s Retiring

Brian Kersey/Getty Images(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) -- Adam Dunn is calling it a career after 14 seasons in the MLB.

Following Tuesday night's 12-inning loss in the Wild Card game to the Royals, Dunn told ESPN's Pedro Gomez that he is retiring.

Dunn played in his first postseason game on Tuesday and watched from the bench.

Dunn came in a trade from the White Sox in August and also played for the Washington Nationals, Arizona Diamondbacks, and Cincinnati Reds during his career.

Dunn finished his career with a .237 batting average, 462 home runs and 1,168 RBIs.

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Olympic Swimmer Michael Phelps ‘Deeply Sorry’ After DUI Arrest

Olympic Swimmer Michael Phelps ‘Deeply Sorry’ After DUI Arrest

CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/GettyImages(BALTIMORE) -- Olympic legend Michael Phelps said he was "deeply sorry" after authorities arrested him early Tuesday morning for suspicion of driving under the influence in Maryland."I understand the severity of my actions and take full responsibility," Phelps tweeted and said in a prepared statement released through his agent. "I know these words may not mean much right now but I am deeply sorry to everyone I have let down."The gold medalist was pulled over in his white Land Rover by police at 1:40 a.m., originally for speeding, police told ABC News.Phelps, 29, was going 84 mph in a 45 mph zone and was also seen crossing double lane lines, police said.The officers realized he was intoxicated and gave him a field sobriety test, authorities said."Mr. Phelps was identified as the driver by his driver’s license and appeared to be under the influence. He was unable to perform satisfactorily a series of standard field sobriety tests," a spokesperson for Maryland Transportation Authority told ABC.Phelps has been charged with speeding, DUI and crossing double lane lines, police said. He has since been released, they added.This is the athlete's second DUI arrest. He was arrested in 2004, also in his native Maryland. He pleaded guilty to that arrest and got 18 months probation.Phelps is one of the most notable Olympians ever, winning 22 total medals -- 18 of which are gold. He won his first Olympic gold in Athens in 2004 and competed recently in the 2012 London Games.

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Colts Sign LB Mathis to Extension

Colts Sign LB Mathis to Extension

Rob Carr/Getty Images(INDIANAPOLIS) -- Linebacker Robert Mathis may be out for the season, but that didn't stop the Indianapolis Colts from wanting to keep the five-time Pro Bowler around longer.The 33-year-old Mathis signed a one-year contract extension with the Colts Tuesday that will keep him with the team through the 2016 season.According to ESPN.com, Mathis can make up to $6 million in 2016.Mathis was suspended the first four games of this season after violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drug policy.During his suspension, Mathis tore his Achilles tendon while working out on his own, causing him to be placed on the season-ending injured reserve.Last season, Mathis played in all 16 games for the Colts, recording 59 tackles and 10 forced fumbles while leading the NFL in sacks with 19.5.

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Perez Sends Royals into ALDS with 12th Inning Single

Perez Sends Royals into ALDS with 12th Inning Single

Rich Pilling/MLB Photos via Getty Images(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) -- Salvador Perez's walk-off single with two outs in the 12th sent the Kansas City Royals past the Oakland Athletics 9-8 Tuesday night, in the American League Wild Card game.

After the Athletics took the lead in the top of the 12th on an Alberto Callaspo RBI single, the Royals answered back. Eric Hosmer hit a triple and then scored the tying run on Christian Colon's RBI infield single. Colon then stole second base before scoring the game-winner on Perez's clutch hit.

"This will go down as the craziest game I've ever played," Hosmer said. "This team showed a lot of character. No one believed in us before the game. No one believed in us before the season."

Hosmer is right, the game was pretty crazy. The Royals, who were playing in their first postseason since 1985, were leading 3-2 in the sixth inning when starting pitcher James Shields allowed a hit and then walked a batter. That prompted Kansas City skipper Ned Yost to pull Shields for rookie Yordano Ventura. Ventura then allowed a three-run home run to Brandon Moss, his second homer of the game, to make it 5-3. The A's added two more runs that inning, creating a deficit that appeared the Royals would not overcome. But Kansas City clawed out three runs in the eighth and Norichicka Aoki's sacrifice fly in the ninth sent the game into extra innings.

This is the Athletics seventh-straight loss in a winner-take-all playoff game since 2000.

The Royals now advance to take on the Los Angeles Angels in their best-of-five Division Series. Game 1 is Thursday night in Los Angeles.

 

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Scoreboard Roundup – 9/30/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 9/30/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- MLB American League Wild Card: Kansas City Royals 9 - Oakland Athletics 8 - 12 Innings (Royals Advance)

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Yankees Brace for the Return of Alex Rodriguez

Yankees Brace for the Return of Alex Rodriguez

Mike Stobe/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- While the New York Yankees just lost shortstop Derek Jeter to retirement, they'll be getting back third baseman Alex Rodriguez.

A-Rod will be removed from the restricted list at the end of the World Series after his year-long suspension because of his role in the Biogenesis scandal.

Still, Yankees manager Joe Girardi isn't sure how much play they can get out of A-Rod.

"We have to see where he is at," he said Monday. "I think that is the thing that we have to do. I believe he is going to be 40 next summer, and we need to see where he is physically at."

The Yankees and Rodriguez both decided it'd be best for both parties to remain apart during the season even though he could have been with the team.

The Yankees still owe Rodriguez $61 million over the next three seasons and will make an additional $6 million if he hits six more home runs, which would tie him for 4th place on the All-Time list.

Rodriguez has been one of the best players of his generations, but his connection to PEDs has tainted his playing career. In 20 seasons, Rodriguez has hit 654 home runs.

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NFL Suspends Colts Safety LaRon Landry for Four Games

NFL Suspends Colts Safety LaRon Landry for Four Games

David Dermer/Diamond Images/Getty Images(INDIANAPOLIS) -- The Colts defense has been dealt another blow as the NFL has suspended safety LaRon Landry for four games for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances.

Landry will be eligible to return to the team on Oct. 27, the day after the team plays the Pittsburgh Steelers.

After a disappointing first season with the Colts, the 29-year-old Landry has been solid so far this season. In four games, Landry recorded 23 tackles and 1.0 sack.

Landry is in his eighth NFL season, and the Colts are his third team after previously playing for the Washington Redskins and New York Jets.

This is the second time a Colts player has been suspended in recent memory for a PED violation. Defensive end/linebacker Robert Mathis was suspended for four games. He then torr his Achilles tendon while he was working out during suspension.

The Colts have the 21st ranked defense through four games and are one of the worst teams in stopping the pass.

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Raiders Fire Head Coach Dennis Allen

Raiders Fire Head Coach Dennis Allen

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(OAKLAND, Calif.) -- After a 0-4 start to the season, the Oakland Raiders have fired head coach Dennis Allen.

Allen ends his tenure like the six head coaches that preceded him, with a losing record. In his two-plus seasons under the helm, Allen went just 8-28.

Dating back to November 2013, the Raiders have lost ten-straight games and are 0-4 for the first time since 2006. The Raiders lost by 20 or more points in nine of Allen's 36 games as coach.

"It's a tough deal, especially for him," tight end David Ausberry told ESPN. "As we all know, this is the NFL and it keeps growing. So we just all got to as a team pull together and keep going forward. That's all we really can do."

Since Allen was hired back in 2012, the Raiders have a .222 winning percentage, which is the second-worst mark in the NFL over that time.

Since 2001, the Raiders have had seven head coaches, the most in the NFL during that time.

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Bruins Re-Sign Krug and Smith

Bruins Re-Sign Krug and Smith

Christian Petersen/Getty Images(BOSTON) -- Boston Bruins re-signed defenseman Torey Krug and forward Reilly Smith Monday.The two players each received one-year contracts worth an annual cap figure of $1.4 million.The signings mark the end of a long negotiation between the players and the B's."It was definitely tough," Smith said of the contract talks. "At times, you think you're fighting a three-way battle. You've got your own ideas, your agent is advising how he probably should and they've been in the business a long time and that's probably the advice you should take. The Bruins also have their ideas and ideologies of how they want the whole situation to go, so you're kind of bouncing ideas with everyone. Me and Torey were bouncing ideas off each other the whole time, because we just wanted to get to camp. It seems like it all worked out."The re-signing of Krug and Smith is huge for a Boston team that finished last season with the most points in the NHL.Krug, 23, played in 79 games last season recording 14 goals and 26 assists. As for the 23-year-old Smith, he played in 82 games last season, scoring 23 goals and handing out 31 assists, mainly playing on the second line with Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand.

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Charles Returns To Help Chiefs Destroy Patriots

Charles Returns To Help Chiefs Destroy Patriots

Jason O. Wastson/Getty Images(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) -- Jamaal Charles' ankle seemed just fine Monday night. Charles, who missed the Kansas City Chiefs game last week against the Miami Dolphins with a high ankle sprain, caught two touchdowns and ran for another to help the Chiefs rout the New England Patriots 41-14.

"Coach said he was going to look for me, and see how it feels during the game," Charles said, "and I guess I started feeling like myself. He didn't want to take me out."

Charles finished the game with 18 rushes for 92 yards, and teammate Knile Davis had 16 carries for 107 yards in the win.

The Chiefs (2-2) never allowed the Patriots (2-2) to get comfortable on offense, constantly pressuring Tom Brady, who had three turnovers -- two interceptions and one fumble -- in the loss.

"It was just a bad performance by everybody," Brady said. "We need to make sure we never have this feeling again. We've got to figure out what we have to do better."

Alex Smith completed 20 of 26 passes for 248 yards and three touchdowns for Kansas City, whose fans set the record for loudest outdoor sports venue in the first half, according to the Guinness World Records. The Chiefs' fans hit a noise level of 142.2 decibels, which tops the previous record of 137.6 set by the Seattle Seahawks' fans last season.

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Scoreboard Roundup – 9/29/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 9/29/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NFL Week 4: Kansas City Chiefs 41 (2-2) - New England Patriots 14 (2-2) 

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Suns Reward Marcus and Markieff Morris with Contract Extensions

Suns Reward Marcus and Markieff Morris with Contract Extensions

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- After expressing a desire to continue their NBA playing careers together, the Phoenix Suns have announced they've reach contract extensions with twins Marcus and Markieff Morris.

The Arizona Republic reports Markieff has agreed on a four-year deal worth $32 million, while Marcus will receive a four-year deal worth $20 million.

"We are particularly pleased to have reached extension agreements with Marcus and Markieff before the start of training camp," Suns' president of basketball operations Lon Babby said in a release. "There is an extraordinary bond between these twin brothers; they make each other better players and better men. We take pride in their growth and look forward to their bright futures."

The Morris twins played together at the University of Kansas, but began their NBA careers on separate teams as Marcus was drafted by the Houston Rockets, but was traded to Phoenix in 2013 where the two were re-united.

Last season, Marcus averaged 9.7 points and 3.9 rebounds per game while Markeiff averaged 13.8 points and 6.0 rebounds per game.

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Marlins Reward Manager Mike Redmond with Two-Year Extension

Marlins Reward Manager Mike Redmond with Two-Year Extension

Mike McGinnis/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Even though the Miami Marlins will once again be watching the postseason, there is reason for optimism as the team has given manager Mike Redmond a two-year extension.

Redmond's new deal now runs through the 2017 season as he had one more year left on his current deal.

"I'm just excited to continue this process of building this team and this organization in the direction that we know we're headed," Redmond said Sunday.

Despite finishing 2014 with a 77-85 record, the team has made significant strides on the field as the organization is filled with young talent.

"We sat down as a group and an organization and tried to figure out how we could get better and improve the ballclub. And we've been able to do that by 15 games in one year, which is not easy to do," Redmond added.

Redmond, who played with the Marlins during his playing career, was hired as the manager back in 2013 and has a 139-184 record during that span.

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Pelicans Guard Tyreke Evans Out 3-5 Weeks with Hamstring Injury

Pelicans Guard Tyreke Evans Out 3-5 Weeks with Hamstring InjuryNBA via Sacramento(METAIRIE, La.) -- The injury bug is biting the New Orleans Pelicans once again as guard Tyreke Evans will miss the next three to five weeks after suffering a hamstring injury. Pelicans general manager Dell Demps confirmed that the in...

Cowboys Cruise Past New Orleans

Cowboys Cruise Past New Orleans

Tom Pennington/Getty Images(ARLINGTON, Texas) -- Tony Romo threw for three touchdown passes while DeMarco Murray rushed for two more as the Dallas Cowboys dominated New Orleans, winning 38-17 on Sunday night. The Cowboys (3-1) led 24-0 at halftime and maintained their double-digit lead throughout.

"That was very important for us to see what kind of team we were going to be," said Romo who ended his day with 262 passing yards as well. "We kind of knew but it's nice to go against a team...that is still a really good football team."

Dallas began the scoring when Romo found Terrance Williams from six yards out in the first quarter. The two later connected with 19 seconds left in the half, upping the advantage to 24-0. While Romo was lighting it up in the air, Murray led a dominant rushing attack on the ground. The running back totalled 149 yards, his fourth 100-yard game of the year, as the Cowboys racked up 445 yards of total offense.

Meanwhile, the Saints (1-3) offense was held in check all night. Quarterback Drew Brees threw for 340 yards but was unable to lead a scoring drive until the third quarter when New Orleans settled for a Shayne Graham field goal. They would close the gap to 31-17, scoring two touchdowns in the fourth quarter, but Dallas' defense held strong and prevented any thought of a comeback.

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Gordon Wins Final Race of “Challenger Round”

Gordon Wins Final Race of “Challenger Round”

Geoff Burke/Getty Images(DOVER, Del.) -- Jeff Gordon led the final 71 laps of the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway, cementing his spot in the next round of the NASCAR's 10-race "Chase for the Sprint Cup". It was Gordon's fifth win at The Monster Mile, and his first since winning his last series crown in 2001.

"I think it makes a statement of what type of team we are," Gordon said. "I think that it makes a statement that we're a team to beat for this championship."

Although he didn't need the win to advance, Gordon joined Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano as winners through the first round of NASCAR's new playoff format which eliminates four drivers after every third race. At the conclusion of the race at Dover, Kurt Busch, AJ Allmendinger, Greg Biffle, and Aric Amirola were knocked from championship contention.

Kevin Harvick led 223 laps but poor tire management left him with a 13th place finish. Keselowski took second while Jimmie Johnson, Logano and Matt Kenseth finished out the top five. The points will now reset for the "Contender Round" which features races at Kansas, Charlotte, and Talladega.

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