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October 9, 2015 - 4:50am
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SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Force India's Nico Hulkenberg was fastest in the first practice session for the Russian Grand Prix on Friday as a fuel spill limited drivers' time on track.

Hulkenberg set a time of 1 minute, 44.355 seconds around the Sochi track, 0.052 seconds faster than Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg, with Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel third.

Championship leader Lewis Hamilton was seventh fastest. He span off late in the session but avoided the...

October 9, 2015 - 4:08am
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BEIJING (AP) — Rafael Nadal reached his first hard-court semifinal of the year by outlasting Jack Sock of the United States 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 at the China Open on Friday.

The third-seeded Spaniard had lost before the semifinals in seven previous hard-court tournaments in what has been a disappointing season. His last title on hard courts came in Doha, Qatar, in January 2014.

Nadal was more consistent than his American opponent, making 25 unforced errors...

October 9, 2015 - 4:05am
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MOTEGI, Japan (AP) — Yamaha rider Jorge Lorenzo set the fastest time in Friday's practice for the MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix.

Lorenzo had a lap time of 1 minute, 44.731 seconds, at the Twin Ring Motegi circuit, 0.128 seconds faster than Repsol Honda's Dani Pedrosa. Ducati rider Andrea Iannone was third.

Lorenzo, who has won the last two races at Motegi, is hoping to close the 14-point gap with Yamaha teammate Valentino Rossi in the MotoGP standings....

October 9, 2015 - 4:01am
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October 9, 2015 - 3:30am
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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — South Korea's Ha Na Jang used a late three-hole birdie run to take a one-stroke lead Friday in the LPGA Malaysia.

The 23-year-old Jang shot a bogey-free 6-under 65 to reach 10-under 132 at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club. She made a downhill 10-footer on the par-4 14th, holed a right-to-left curler from 15 feet on the par-3 15th and ran in a 12-footer on the par-5 16th.

A six-time winner on the Korea LPGA, Jang lost a...

October 9, 2015 - 3:18am
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INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — Bae Sang-moon had a dynamic debut at home in the Presidents Cup by winning his match with a 12-foot birdie putt as the International team got back into the game on Friday.

Bae is playing for the final time before he starts his mandatory military service in South Korea. His putt gave him and Korean-born Danny Lee a 1-up victory over Rickie Fowler and Jimmy Walker.

The International team won three matches and halved another...

October 9, 2015 - 3:13am
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TOKYO (AP) — French Open champion Stan Wawrinka overpowered Austin Krajicek 6-3, 6-4 on Friday to advance to the semifinals of the Japan Open.

The top-seeded Wawrinka saved every break point he faced to dispatch the American qualifier in just 59 minutes.

The Swiss player, who has won three titles this year, will face Luxembourg's Gilles Muller in Saturday's semifinals. Muller beat Gilles Simon of France 6-3, 6-4.

Wawrinka has...

October 9, 2015 - 3:01am
53 min 35 sec ago



Denver 112, Chicago 94


St. Louis 3, Edmonton 1



Chicago at St. Louis, 5:45 p.m.


Chicago at N.Y. Islanders, 6:30 p.m.

October 9, 2015 - 2:40am
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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Northwestern and Michigan have made steady climbs up The Associated Press poll due to their defenses.

The 13th-ranked Wildcats have shut out two teams and are giving up a nation-low seven points a game. That has helped Northwestern equal its total number of victories in each of the previous two years. If the Wildcats win Saturday at the Big House, they will be 6-0 for the first time since 1962 when Ara Parseghian was their coach....

October 9, 2015 - 2:35am
53 min 35 sec ago

DALLAS (AP) — Everything about Texas football seems broken right now.

The Longhorns are 1-4, off to their worst start since 1956 and coming off a humiliating 50-7 loss to TCU. The players were sniping at each other on social media earlier in this week. Now, Longhorns mascot Bevo the steer is critically ill.

It would be tough for it to get much worse for coach Charlie Strong's program, though losing the biggest rivalry game on the schedule would...

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