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San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner waits his turn in the batting cage at PNC Park in Pittsburgh during a team workout Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. Bumgarner gets the start against Pittsburgh Pirates' Edinson Volquez in Wednesday night's National League wild card baseball game in Pittsburgh.

NL Wild Card: Bumgarner, Giants silence Pirates

The San Francisco Giants routed the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-0 on Wednesday night in the National League wild-card game.

Oakland Athletics' Adam Dunn leans against the batting cage before the start of the AL wild-card playoff baseball game against the Kansas City Royals Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo.

Dunn retires following a 14 year career

Following the Athletics loss to the Kansas City Royals in the A.L. Wildcard game, Adam Dunn told ESPN that he has played his final game.

Minnesota Twins coach Paul Molitor is seen in the dugout during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit, Saturday, May 10, 2014.

Report: Paul Molitor, Twins set to meet

Molitor has never managed in the majors or minor leagues but has extensive coaching experience since leaving baseball as a player.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) warms up on the sideline during the third quarter of an NFL football game between the New England Patriots and the Oakland Raiders Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in Foxborough, Mass.

Brady tries to keep even keel during slow start

Tom Brady tries not to get too high when things are going well or too low when they're not.

Michigan head coach Brady Hoke shouts trying to flag down a referee on the sideline in the third quarter of an NCAA college football game against Appalachian State in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. Michigan won 52-14.

Hoke says Gardner will start against Rutgers

After QB Shane Morris on the field following a hit to the head last weekend, Michigan coach Brady Hoke took responsibility for the program's breakdown in communication

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John Oliver explains English soccer

The "Last Week Tonight" host explains the class system of English soccer to David Letterman.

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Tiger Woods to open restaurant

Tiger Woods is trying out some new courses.

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McIlroy wins PGA Tour player of the year

The award was announced on Wednesday and surprised no one.

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Wednesday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at the big sports headlines you'll be talking about today, Wednesday, Oct. 1.

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FCC considers ban on Redskins name

Broadcasters could be fined for using the moniker of the Washington NFL team, a word many consider a slur to Native Americans.

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Defiant Royals outfox A’s in Wild Card game

Kansas City beat Oakland in a thrilling do-or-die playoff to eke out a victory in their first postseason game for 29 years.

Kansas City Royals starting pitcher James Shields throws in the first inning during a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo.

Royals beat A’s 9-8 in 12 in AL wild-card thriller

The Kansas City Royals had waited 29 years to reach the postseason.

Oakland Raiders assistant head coach Tony Sparano looks on before an NFL football game against the New York Jets, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, in East Rutherford, N.J.

Raiders make Tony Sparano interim coach

The Oakland Raiders have promoted offensive line coach Tony Sparano to interim coach to replace the fired Dennis Allen.

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MLB ready for the ‘second season’

The playoffs start tonight in Kansas City as the Royals play host to the Athletics in the American League Wild Card game.

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Olympian Michael Phelps arrested for DUI

The Olympic swimmer was reportedly pulled over in Maryland early on Tuesday morning.

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FCC expected to end sports TV blackout rule

A decades-old rule that has prohibited pay-TV providers from airing some home sports games could soon be a thing of the past.

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Michael Strahan making film debut in ‘Magic Mike’ sequel

The former football star turned TV host is set to take on the big screen.

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NFL TV ratings rise despite domestic violence fumble

More Americans are watching football than last year, signaling the NFL's handling of domestic violence cases has not dented its popularity.

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Tuesday’s Sports Minute

In addition to Monday Night’s game between the Pats and the Chiefs, here is a look at the other big…

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Neutral arbitrator to hear Ray Rice appeal

This marks the first time a neutral arbitrator had been appointed in a personal conduct disciplinary case.

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Troy Williams take all 1st team reps for UW

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Washington quarterback Troy Williams drops to pass during the first session of NCAA college football practice before the upcoming fall season, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, in Seattle.

According to Adam Jude from The Seattle Times UW redshirt freshman quarterback, Troy Williams, took all the first teams snaps in practice.

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AP sources: Rice’s appeal hearing set for Nov. 5-6

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Two people familiar with the situation say a hearing on Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension will be held Nov. 5 and 6.