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Raiders fire coach Dennis Allen
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- Dennis Allen arrived in Oakland as the fresh-faced, defensive mastermind who was supposed to be completely different than the parade of coaches during late owner Al Davis' final years running the Raiders....
NFL says Abdullah should not have been penalized
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The NFL said Tuesday that Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah should not have been penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct when he dropped to his knees in prayer after an interception....
NC State coach apologizes for fake injury remarks
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina State coach Dave Doeren said Tuesday he has apologized to Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher for his comments accusing the top-ranked Seminoles of faking injuries to slow down the Wolfpack's offense....
A's Lester, Royals' Shields in AL wild-card focus
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Kansas City Royals made one of the boldest trades in franchise history two years ago. The Oakland Athletics made a similarly aggressive move just a couple of months ago....
Chiefs offense hums in 41-14 rout of Patriots
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Perhaps the Kansas City Chiefs gave their neighbors across the parking lot a little bit of inspiration with their impassioned performance against New England....
Twins fire manager Ron Gardenhire after 13 seasons
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- He was the third base coach who gave Kirby Puckett a high-five to punctuate his winning homer in Game 6 of the 1991 World Series....
Michigan AD apologizes for mistakes with QB injury
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- Roughly 12 hours after embattled Michigan coach Brady Hoke said he'd been given no indication that quarterback Shane Morris had been diagnosed with a concussion, athletic director Dave Brandon revealed in a post-midnight statement that the sophomore did appear to have sustained one....
A flawed Ryder Cup system for Americans
GLENEAGLES, Scotland (AP) -- Paul Azinger is not ruling out a return as Captain America in the Ryder Cup....
Autopsy shows Chiefs LB Belcher had CTE damage
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- An autopsy performed one year after Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher fatally shot his 22-year-old girlfriend and killed himself found signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the degenerative brain disease found in athletes and others with a history of repetitive brain injuries....
Nadal dominates in return at China Open
BEIJING (AP) -- Rafael Nadal made a dominant return to tennis after a two-month injury layoff, beating Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-0 at the China Open on Tuesday....