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Murder defendant Demontes Leonard is escorted into the Lee County Justice Center in Opelika, Ala., for a preliminary hearing on Wednesday, July 11, 2012. Prosecutors will try to show Lee County District Judge Russell Bush that there's enough evidence to send the case to a grand jury for possible indictment. Leonard is charged with capital murder for a shooting that occurred at an Auburn pool party.

Murder conviction in killings of ex-Auburn players

The 24-year-old Montgomery man was charged with fatally shooting ex-Auburn players Ed Christian and Ladarious Phillips at party in Auburn in June 2012. DeMario Pitts of Opelika also was slain, and three other people were wounded.

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NHL set for smooth-as-ice start to season

With the NBA recovering from the Donald Sterling fiasco and the NFL reeling from domestic violence cases, the NHL opens a new season free of controversy.

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Cardinals advance, await Giants or Nats

NLDS on KPUG: Cardinals 3 Dodgers 2 Final; Washington Nationals at San Francisco Giants now on 1170AM.

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NBA TV deal allows for ESPN Internet streaming

ESPN is working with the NBA to create an Internet sports channel available without a pay TV subscription.

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Tuesday’s Sports Minute

A look at the big sports stories making news today, Tuesday, Oct. 7.

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Nationals stay alive with win over Giants

The Nationals were given a lifeline in game three on Monday night.

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Wilson fires Seahawks to victory

QB Russell Wilson had a career high rushing night to help lead the NFL champion Seattle Seahawks to a 27-17 away win over the Washington Redskins.

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Wong blast puts Cardinals on brink of series victory

The St Louis Cardinals are closer to advancing to the National League Championship Series.

St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher John Lackey speaks during a news conference, Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, in St. Louis. The Cardinals play the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League Division Series game 3 baseball game on Monday.

Lackey, long balls lift Cards over Dodgers 3-1

Facing elimination in St. Louis for the second consecutive postseason, the Dodgers will turn to ace Clayton Kershaw on short rest Tuesday night in Game 4.

Washington Nationals pitcher Doug Fister answers a question during a news conference Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, in San Francisco. The Giants are scheduled to face the Washington Nationals in Game 3 of the NL Division Series on Monday.

NLDS: Fister keeps Nats postseason hopes alive

Doug Fister pitched seven shutout innings helped the Nationals stave off elimination in the NLDS with a 4-1 win against Giants on Monday.

Former Olympic and world swimming champion Michael Phelps of the US attends the unveiling of a mosaic installed in his honour at the FINA Swimming World Championships in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, July 28, 2013.

USA Swimming suspends Michael Phelps for 6 months

The sanctions announced Monday won't keep Phelps from training with his North Baltimore club, but he won't be allowed to participate in USA Swimming-sanctioned meets through April 6, 2015.

FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2014, file photo, Florida freshman quarterback Treon Harris (3) warms up prior to an NCAA college football game against Kentucky in Gainesville, Fla. Harris has been suspended while he is being investigated for sexual assault. The school says Harris is accused of sexually assaulting a female student early Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, hours after Harris helped Florida rally to beat Tennessee 10-9 in Knoxville, in a residence hall on campus in Gainesville, Fla.

Florida QB Harris investigated for sexual assault

The school says Harris is accused of sexually assaulting a female student early Sunday — hours after Harris helped Florida rally to beat Tennessee 10-9 in Knoxville — in a residence hall on campus.

This is a 2014 photo of Jonathan Dwyer of the Arizona Cardinals NFL football team. This image reflects the Arizona Cardinals active roster as of Monday, June 9, 2014 when this image was taken.

Cardinals’ Dwyer pleads not guilty to hitting wife

Dwyer appeared at an arraignment hearing Monday in Maricopa County Superior Court. He is charged with felony aggravated assault and eight misdemeanors, including assault.

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Monday’s Sports Minute

Here is a look at some of the sports headlines making news today, Monday, Oct. 6.

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Michael Phelps seeking treatment following DUI arrest

The Olympic swimmer is planning to attend a treatment program following his second arrest.

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2 NFL players arrested this weekend

Two players were arrested on trespassing and other charges, in separate incidents.

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Broncos’ Manning emulates Favre with 500th TD pass

Peyton Manning joined an exclusive two-man club on Sunday when he threw the 500th touchdown pass of his career.

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Sweeping Royals, Orioles eye World Series spot

Both teams completed sweeps on Sunday, to set up an intriguing best-of-seven clash with a trip to the World Series at stake.

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 back in form, Patriots beat Bengals 43-17

Tom Brady rebounded from the second worst loss of his career by throwing for two touchdowns and becoming the sixth quarterback to pass for 50,000 yards

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.

ALDS: O’s sweep Tigers, Royals sweep Angels, both advance to ALCS

The Baltimore Orioles swept aside Detroit's Cy Young Award winners to reach the AL Championship Series.

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No.10 WWU rallies for 3-1 win over Seattle Pacific

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It was the seventh straight win for the Vikings, who improved to 17-4 overall and 10-2 in GNAC play.

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No. 14 Arizona State knocks off Washington

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No. 14 Arizona State beat Washington, 24-10, on a blustery Saturday night.

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WWU soccer: men fall, women earn tie

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The Viking men fell to Northwest Nazarene and the women earned a draw with Central Washington

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Giants surge past Royals 11-4 to tie Series 2-all

San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy answers questions during a news conference Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in San Francisco. The Giants and the Kansas City Royals are scheduled to play Game 3 of the baseball World Series in San Francisco on Friday.

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Bellingham completes sweep of Wenatchee

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Forward Boris Knyazev recorded three assists and goalie Cody Foster stopped 15 shots for Bellingham.