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Leafs-Senators game postponed after shootings (Yahoo Sports)  

Ottawa Senators' Zack Smith fights to keep the puck from Columbus Blue Jackets' Mark Letestu during second period NHL hockey action in Ottawa, Ontario, on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Sean Kilpatrick)

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- The NHL postponed Wednesday night's game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Senators because of shootings in Ottawa.


 

British government wants an NFL team in London (Yahoo Sports)  

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan speaks during a press conference at The Grove Hotel in Watford England, Wednesday Oct. 22, 2014. The Falcons will play the Detroit Lions in an NFL football game at London's Wembley Stadium on Sunday, Oct. 26. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

LONDON (AP) -- The British government wants an NFL team based in London.


 

Redskins' Gruden: RG3 is 'wild card' for Monday (Yahoo Sports)  

ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS, OCT. 18-19 - FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2014 file photo, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) looks to pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) -- Jay Gruden says Colt McCoy remains the Washington Redskins starting quarterback as of ''right now'' - but the coach called Robert Griffin III a ''wild card'' who still has a chance to start Monday night's game against the Dallas Cowboys.


 

Probe reveals scope of academic fraud at UNC (Yahoo Sports)  

(AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- More than 3,100 students - nearly half of them athletes - enrolled in classes they didn't have to show up for and received artificially inflated grades in what an investigator called a ''shadow curriculum'' that lasted nearly two decades at the University of North Carolina.


 

Pistorius spends first night in single jail cell (Yahoo Sports)  

FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2013 file photo, Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius stands during his bail hearing at the magistrate court in Pretoria, South Africa.Pistorius has been spending time with people who were close to the girlfriend he shot and killed on Valentine's Day, the Olympian's family said Thursday, April 11, 2013 in an indication that Pistorius is becoming more active while awaiting trial on a murder charge. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, File)

JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Oscar Pistorius spent his first night of a five-year jail term in a single cell in the hospital wing of a prison in the capital, Pretoria, said a prison official.


 

Halep routs Serena Williams at WTA Finals (Yahoo Sports)  

Romania's Simona Halep celebrates after defeating Serena Williams of the U.S. in their singles match at the WTA tennis finals in Singapore,Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

SINGAPORE (AP) -- Serena Williams was routed 6-0, 6-2 by Simona Halep at the WTA Finals on Wednesday in one of the most one-sided losses of the 18-time Grand Slam champion's career.


 

No. 9 Georgia to ask for Gurley's reinstatement (Yahoo Sports)  

Georgia running back Todd Gurley (3) breaks through the Vanderbilt line in the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, in Athens, Ga.. Georgia won 44-17. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- Georgia will file a request with the NCAA for tailback Todd Gurley's eligibility to be reinstated.


 

Bumgarner, Giants stop Royals 7-1 in Series opener (Yahoo Sports)  

San Francisco Giants' Gregor Blanco and Juan Perez celebrate after Game 1 of baseball's World Series against the Kansas City Royals Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. The Giants won 7-1 to take a 1-0 lead in the series. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- By the time Madison Bumgarner took the mound to throw his first pitch, the San Francisco Giants already held a three-run lead.


 

Cowboys release Michael Sam from practice squad (Yahoo Sports)  

FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2014, file photo, Dallas Cowboys practice squad player defensive end Michael Sam speaks to reporters after team practice at the team's headquarters in Irving, Texas. The Cowboys have released Michael Sam from the practice squad, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, another setback as the NFL's first openly gay player tries to make an active roster during the regular season for the first time. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

IRVING, Texas (AP) -- Michael Sam will have to wait for a third team to give the NFL's first openly gay player a chance to appear in a regular-season game.


 

AP sources: Rice's appeal hearing set for Nov. 5-6 (Yahoo Sports)  

FILE - In this May 23, 2014, file photo, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice during a news conference at the team's practice facility in Owings Mills, Md. 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. The people spoke with The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, because details of the hearing have not been made public. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

A hearing on Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension will be held Nov. 5 and 6, two people familiar with the situation said Tuesday.


 

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