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October 8, 2015 - 12:46pm
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NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA says its executive committee has 'full confidence' in Platini despite FIFA suspension.

October 8, 2015 - 12:42pm
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Astros have left veteran reliever Chad Qualls, part of their last playoff team in 2005, off their roster for their AL Division Series against the Kansas City Royals.

Qualls was on the 25-man roster for the Astros' wild-card game against the Yankees but did not pitch. The 36-year-old right-hander had a 4.38 ERA this season.

The only other noteworthy move made by manager A.J. Hinch was to include outfielder Preston Tucker, a...

October 8, 2015 - 12:40pm
17 min 44 sec ago

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals are going with a speedy roster for their AL Division Series against Houston, including pinch runner Terrance Gore at the expense of outfielder Jonny Gomes.

The Royals acquired Gomes from the Atlanta Braves late in the season. But while Gomes excels against left-handed pitchers, and the Astros are starting lefty Scott Kazmir on Friday, Kansas City manager Ned Yost elected to go with a more versatile lineup....

October 8, 2015 - 12:21pm
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METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans say center Omer Asik is expected to be sidelined about three weeks with a right calf strain.

The club says the 7-footer strained his calf in practice on Wednesday.

Asik is entering his second season in New Orleans. He appeared in 76 games for the Pelicans last season, averaging 7.3 points and 9.8 rebounds per game.

Asik, who is from Turkey, is entering his eighth NBA season. He has...

October 8, 2015 - 12:11pm
17 min 44 sec ago

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara will miss Thursday night's game against the Winnipeg Jets because he's not ready to return after an upper body injury.

The 2009 Norris Trophy winner has been out since he sustained the injury in a Sept. 24 exhibition against the New York Rangers. Coach Claude Julien says after the morning skate that Chara won't be active for the season opener.

Chara says he's just not ready.


October 8, 2015 - 11:55am
17 min 44 sec ago

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — Former NFL coach Lindy Infante has died in Florida at age 75.

Infante's wife Stephanie told The Associated Press that he died Thursday in St. Augustine after a lengthy illness.

Infante coached the Green Bay Packers from 1988 to 1991, winning Coach of the Year honors in 1989 after leading the Packers to a 10-6 record.

He was hired by the Indianapolis Colts in 1996, leading the team to the playoffs in his...

October 8, 2015 - 11:23am
17 min 44 sec ago

LONDON (AP) — Declaring that "enough is enough," IOC President Thomas Bach called Thursday for an "external presidential candidate" to take over FIFA and restore credibility to world soccer's scandal-scarred governing body.

In a strongly worded statement, the International Olympic Committee president said FIFA must speed up its reform process and consider appointing a respected outside figure who can bring legitimacy and public confidence to the body.

October 8, 2015 - 11:02am
17 min 44 sec ago

LONDON (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says Juergen Klopp is headed to Liverpool to take over as manager of the Premier League club.

The person says Klopp is due to land in Liverpool later Thursday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because Klopp has yet to sign a contract.

Liverpool has called a news conference to present Klopp on Friday. Brendan Rodgers was fired on Sunday following an 18-month slump since nearly winning the...

October 8, 2015 - 11:01am
17 min 44 sec ago

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Person familiar with situation says Juergen Klopp headed to Liverpool to take over as manager.

October 8, 2015 - 11:00am
17 min 44 sec ago

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The head of the Brazilian Equestrian Confederation has warned that equestrian events at next year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics might have to take place outside Brazil.

Luiz Roberto Giugni blasted the country's Agriculture Ministry for delays in issuing documentation needed to allow horses brought into Brazil from Europe, the United States and Canada to leave the country.

He warned that if the ministry doesn't act before the end of...

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