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October 10, 2015 - 10:43am
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CLEVELAND (AP) — Former NBA star Earvin "Magic" Johnson recently orchestrated an impromptu auction at Cuyahoga Community College's annual Presidential Scholarship Luncheon that raised nearly $100,000.

Northeast Ohio Media Group reports ( ) it only took 10 minutes and a little motivation from the former Los Angeles Lakers player for attendees to pledge $95,000 in donations.

Johnson gave Lakers floor seats to two audience members...

October 10, 2015 - 10:03am
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NL Division Series (Game 2)

Chicago at St. Louis, 5:37 p.m.

New York at Los Angeles, 9:07 p.m.


No. 1 Ohio State vs. Maryland, noon

No. 2 TCU at Kansas State, 7:30 p.m.


October 10, 2015 - 10:00am
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October 10, 2015 - 5:58am
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SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Mercedes' Nico Rosberg took pole position for the Russian Grand Prix on Saturday ahead of his teammate and title rival Lewis Hamilton.

Rosberg set an unbeatable time of 1 minute, 37.113 seconds midway through the final qualifying session in Sochi, more than three tenths of a second faster than Hamilton.

The top drivers had been in an uncertain situation ahead of qualifying after rain and various incidents, including a heavy crash...

October 10, 2015 - 5:34am
1 hour 25 min ago

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — Branden Grace delivered two big shots in gathering darkness Saturday that kept the International team within one point of the Americans going into a final day at the Presidents Cup that finally has some drama.

Team USA leads 9.5-8.5 with 12 singles matches remaining.

Grace and Oosthuizen became the first International tandem to win all four team matches in this event, and every point mattered at the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club...

October 10, 2015 - 5:20am
15 min 25 sec ago

Michel Platini has lodged an appeal with FIFA against a 90-day suspension from world football that's thwarting his hopes of standing for the presidency.

FIFA's ethics committee imposed the provisional ban on Thursday after a payment the UEFA president received from the world body became embroiled in a Swiss criminal investigation.

Sepp Blatter, who was also suspended from his role as FIFA president, filed an appeal Thursday with the organization he...

October 10, 2015 - 4:53am
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BEIJING (AP) — Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will renew their long rivalry in the China Open final on Sunday after both won their semifinals in straight sets.

The top-ranked Djokovic improved his perfect record at the tournament to 28-0 with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over David Ferrer of Spain, while Nadal defeated Italy's Fabio Fognini 7-5, 6-3.

Nadal leads their head-to-head 23-21, but hasn't beaten Djokovic since the French Open final last year....

October 10, 2015 - 4:40am
2 hours 25 min ago

MOTEGI, Japan (AP) — Yamaha rider Jorge Lorenzo claimed pole position Saturday for the Japanese MotoGP, edging teammate and championship leader Valentino Rossi

Lorenzo had a lap of 1 minute, 43.790 seconds at the Twin Ring Motegi circuit, 0.081 seconds faster than Rossi. Defending world champion and Honda rider Marc Marquez was third.

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

October 10, 2015 - 3:31am
3 hours 45 min ago

TOKYO (AP) — Benoit Paire of France beat defending champion and local favorite Kei Nishikori 1-6, 6-4, 6-2 on Saturday to advance to the final of the Japan Open.

The unseeded Paire took the second set with a backhand winner to break the second-seeded Nishikori, who was bidding for his third Japan Open title.

Paire raced out to a 4-1 lead in the third set and broke Nishikori again to close it out, setting up a final against top-seeded Stan Wawrinka....

October 10, 2015 - 3:23am
4 hours 55 min ago

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Jessica Korda took a two-stroke lead Saturday in the LPGA Malaysia, shooting a bogey-free 6-under 65 in sweltering conditions.

Korda missed a birdie chance on the par-4 18th when her 6-footer slid by on the left side, leaving the 22-year-old American at 12-under 201 at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club. Fellow American Stacy Lewis and South Korea's Ha Na Jang were tied for second.

Korda has only one top-10 finish this...

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