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Atlanta, Santa Clara, New Orleans to host college title game

Each of the first six championship games will be held in different states.


Oilers’ McDavid out “months” with broken left clavicle

Chiarelli says McDavid will require surgery after breaking his collarbone in Tuesday night's 4-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.


49ers make QB change from Kaepernick to Gabbert

Jim Tomsula did not commit to a long-term change, saying only that Gabbert will start this week against the Falcons. The 49ers have a bye next week and then travel to Seattle on Nov. 2


Mets GM Sandy Alderson briefly collapses during news conference

Alderson was speaking with reporters Wednesday in the Citi Field interview room when he stopped in mid-sentence and he began to fall. People grabbed him before he landed on the riser.


Manziel to start for injured McCown against unbeaten Bengals

Johnny Manziel will start Thursday night's game against the Cincinnati Bengals, who treated him so rudely as a rookie on the road last year and now get him on their home turf.


More details released about new Red Wings hockey arena

The $95 million arena is set to open in 2017.


Fans pack KC for Royals rally

Welcome to #CrownTown.


Clemson, Ohio State among top playoff rankings.

The first College Football Playoff selection committee rankings are out.


Titans sack Whisenhunt

The Titans lost 20-6 to the Houston Texans on Sunday, their sixth straight defeat.


Wednesday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Wednesday, Nov. 4.


Clemson, LSU, Ohio State, Alabama top first playoff rankings

Last year the top four teams in the first playoff rankings were Mississippi State, Florida State, Auburn and Mississippi. Only the Seminoles reached the playoff.

KC Parade

Kansas City celebrates World Series title with parade today

Kansas City officials estimate half a million people attended festivities for the World Series champion Royals. Streets were clogged Tuesday for the downtown parade and rally at Union Station.


Brian Kelly says he regrets incident involving pushing assistant

"I wish the situation never occurred. I regret that it happened," Kelly said. "David and I have met about the situation. We've moved past it."


Washington Nationals hire Dusty Baker as their next manager

The 66-year-old Baker has 20 seasons of managerial experience in the majors, most recently with the Cincinnati Reds, who fired him in 2013. He won NL Manager of the Year honors in 1993, 1997 and 2000.

Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle (21) runs on a kicks off return during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Baltimore Ravens Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, in Arlington, Texas.

Dallas Cowboys waive running back RB Joseph Randle

The move was made Tuesday, when the third-year player was already away from the team to deal with an unspecified personal issue.

FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2014, file photo, Tennessee Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt works the sideline during the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans. Whisenhunt could be worried about all the turnovers in Tennessee's second preseason game. But the defense has given up an opening touchdown drive in each of the Titans' first two exhibitions, to backup quarterbacks.

Titans fire Ken Whisenhunt

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk had been thinking of making a coaching change for weeks,…


Watch this emotional tribute to Flip Saunders

Before the home opener, the Minnesota Timberwolves played a heartfelt tribute to the legendary coach and player.


NFL agrees to play regular-season games at Twickenham

The NFL says it has agreed to play three games over the next three seasons at Twickenham, the home of England's national rugby team.


Kansas City celebrates Royals’ championship

City officials said they expect at least 200,000 people to pack into the 2.3-mile parade route Tuesday through downtown Kansas City.


Prosecutors seek murder conviction for South Africa’s Pistorius

Prosecutors called on Tuesday for South Africa's 'blade runner' Oscar Pistorius to be convicted of murder and sent back to jail for shooting his girlfriend, challenging a court's decision to sentence him for a lesser offense.

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Blazers hand Lakers 5th straight loss with 108-96 win


It was Portland's seventh straight victory over the Lakers.

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WSU beats Texas Southern 77-65 behind Hawkinson


Washington State led 47-26 at the half after shooting 60.6 percent from the field and holding Texas Southern to 32.3 percent.

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Watson’s 4 TDs lead No. 1 Clemson to victory

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Deshaun Watson ran for three touchdowns and passed for a fourth as No. 1 Clemson capped an undefeated regular season by holding off rival South Carolina 37-32 on Saturday.

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No. 2 Alabama claims SEC West with win over Auburn

Alabama head coach Nick Saban seems frustrated during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Auburn in Auburn, Ala., Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013.

Derrick Henry ran 46 times for 271 yards and Adam Griffith kicked five field goals to propel No. 2 Alabama to the SEC West title with a 29-13 victory over rival Auburn on Saturday.

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Michigan State takes division with rout of Penn State

Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio walks with his team before the first half of an NCAA college football game against Ohio State in East Lansing, Mich., Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014.

Connor Cook threw three touchdown passes in his return from a shoulder injury, and No. 6 Michigan State wrapped up a spot in the Big Ten championship game with a 55-16 rout of Penn State on Saturday.