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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.

NFL week 4 scoreboard

All the scores from around the National Football League

Oakland Athletics' Sonny Gray works against the San Francisco Giants in the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 8, 2014, in Oakland, Calif.

Zimmerman tosses no-hitter; A’s, Tigers, Cards win playoff races on final day

Going into Sunday, not a single postseason matchup was certain. David Price and some pals across the majors quickly settled all of them.

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NASCAR: Gordon wins at Dover in Chase elimination race

Jeff Gordon has won the third race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship and is part of a 12-driver field that advanced to the next round.

The Ryder Cup trophy is displayed during the opening ceremony for the Ryder Cup golf tournament at Gleneagles, Scotland, Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014.

Europe wins the Ryder Cup again

Europe won the Ryder Cup on Sunday for the third straight time behind two big rallies early and a great shot by Jamie Donaldson to finish off the Americans.

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NL Wild Card: Bumgarner, Giants silence Pirates

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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.

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

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Three WWU teams in action on Thursday

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The Western Washington University women's soccer, men's soccer and volleyball squads are in conference matchups on Thursday.

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PAC-12 Showdown: Arizona likely to key in on Oregon QB Mariota

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) during the first half of an NCAA football game against Arizona, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, in Tucson, Ariz.

Last season Arizona went after Oregon QB Marcus Mariota early and kept on hassling him. Expect the same when the Wildcats visit the No. 2 Ducks at Autzen Stadium.

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Dunn retires following a 14 year career

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.

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.

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Report: Paul Molitor, Twins set to meet

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.

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