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Ishikawa walk-off HR sends Giants to Series

Travis Ishikawa hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning, sending the San Francisco Giants to the World Series with a 6-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night.

Pistorius sentenced to five years in prison

Oscar Pistorius was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison for killing Reeva Steenkamp by a South African judge who cited the "gross negligence" the runner showed when he shot his girlfriend multiple times through a toilet cubicle door in his home.

Steelers rally to overwhelm sloppy Texans

Ben Roethlisberger passed for two touchdowns and wide receiver Antonio Brown added another on a gadget play during a dizzying stretch late in the first half, helping the Steelers rally for a 30-23 win over the mistake-prone Texans on Monday.

Harvin, Jets 'all smiles' with new opportunity

Percy Harvin went from the defending Super Bowl champions to a 1-6 team, but his upbeat demeanor Monday suggested he's glad to be out of Seattle.

Pacers' George back to shooting jump shots

Less than three months after suffering a compound fracture in his right leg, Indiana Pacers star Paul George was seen Monday shooting jumpers with teammates.

Trestman: Marshall didn't single out Cutler

Bears coach Marc Trestman disputed the notion that receiver Brandon Marshall called out Jay Cutler during a few tense moments in the locker room on the heels of the club's 27-14 loss Sunday to the Dolphins, but also said "I didn't hear all of it."

Sources: 49ers' Smith could see ban reduced

The San Francisco 49ers could get help sooner than expected following this week's bye because outside linebacker Aldon Smith's nine-game suspension could be reduced for good behavior, league sources confirmed Monday.

Irked Fisher halts interview over rep query

Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher cut short a media interview Monday after he was asked whether his reputation was taking a hit because of star quarterback Jameis Winston's off-field issues.

Rose scores 30, but Irving, Cavs best Bulls

LeBron James was the star attraction but Kyrie Irving stole the show with 28 points to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 107-98 win against the Chicago Bulls in an exhibition game Monday night at Ohio State.

Florida AD to continue to evaluate Muschamp

Florida Gators athletic director Jeremy Foley said Monday that he would continue to evaluate the status of football coach Will Muschamp "as it plays out" over the season.

Emmert: No talk of allowing memorabilia pay

NCAA president Mark Emmert said Monday there is no talk about allowing compensation for autographs and signed memorabilia.

Tiger hitting full shots, eyeing Dec. 4 return

Tiger Woods is hitting full shots on the range, more than two months after playing his last competitive round at the PGA Championship.

Rivera opposes Kuechly ejection, any fine

Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera says middle linebacker Luke Kuechly should not have been ejected from Sunday's game at Green Bay and most definitely should not be fined for making contact with the official.

'Royals' hush: S.F. radio stations ban hit song

The popular song "Royals" by New Zealand artist Lorde is getting caught up in the fervor over the upcoming World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals.

Unless RG III OK, Redskins' McCoy to start

Redskins coach Jay Gruden says that unless Robert Griffin III is 100 percent ready to return from injury, Colt McCoy will start at quarterback against the Dallas Cowboys next week.

Peyton's plan: Game of keep-away his idea

The Broncos' game of keep-away with Peyton Manning was planned ahead of the quarterback's record-setting TD pass.