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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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Charles scores three as Chiefs crush Patriots

Playing in front of a pumped up home crowd the Chiefs shot out to a 17-0 halftime lead and were never headed.

NFL logo on the field before an NFL football game between the Detroit Lions and the New England Patriots in Detroit, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013.

Raiders fire coach Dennis Allen

Allen was the first head coach hired by Oakland after Al Davis' death on October 2011. His 8-28 record is the worst for the franchise since before Davis arrived in 1963. His contract was set to run through next season.

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (11) looks to pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in Miami Gardens, Fla.

Chiefs crush Patriots

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs are at the .500 mark after dealing Bill Belichick his second-worst…

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Girardi: A-Rod has to show he can still play

Yankees manager Joe Girardi says returning third baseman Alex Rodriguez will have to show in spring training that he can still play.

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A.J. Hinch to manage Astros

Hinch takes over for Bo Porter, who was fired on Sept. 1 in his second year

Buffalo Bills' Kyle Orton (18) throws as EJ Manuel (3) looks on prior to an NFL football game against the Houston, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, in Houston.

Bills bench quarterback Manuel, to start Orton

Coach Doug Marrone announced Monday that Kyle Orton will start Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions.

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Twins fire Gardenhire after 13 seasons

The Minnesota Twins have fired manager Ron Gardenhire.

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Cardinal player formally charged with hitting wife

An indictment publicly released late Friday charges Jonathan Dwyer with felony aggravated assault and eight misdemeanors.

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Monday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at the big sports stories making headlines today, Monday, Sept. 29.

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Ravens, Texans, Lions show early playoff promise

Baltimore, Houston, and Detroit missed the playoffs last season but on Sunday they looked serious about crashing the next postseason party.

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Jeter closes career with hit against Boston rivals

Derek Jeter fittingly ended his MLB career with a hit, chopping a high-hopper and beating it out for a third-inning, RBI-single.

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U.S. faces Ryder Cup rot

With top Europeans plying their trade on the U.S. PGA Tour, it is the Americans who arrive at the Ryder Cup hoping to produce an upset.

Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire watches play from the dugout in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, June 28, 2014, in Arlington, Texas.

Twins fire manager Ron Gardenhire after 13 seasons

The move was made Monday, ending the 13-year run for Gardenhire, the second-longest active tenure in the major leagues behind Mike Scioscia of the Angels.

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) scrambles out of the pocket looking to pass against the Denver Broncos during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, in Arlington, Texas. The Broncos won 51- 48.

SNF on KPUG: Romo, Murray lead Cowboys past Saints 38-17

Tony Romo threw three touchdowns passes — two to Terrance Williams — and DeMarco Murray ran for a pair of scores in another 100-yard game and the Dallas Cowboys beat the New Orleans Saints 38-17 on Sunday night.

A football before the first half of an NFL preseason football game between the Green Bay Packers and the Seattle Seahawks Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, in Green Bay, Wis.

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Ray Rice’s appeal hearing set for early November

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The hearing on the appeal of his indefinite suspension by the NFL has tentatively been set for Nov. 5 and 6.