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October 7, 2015 - 12:36pm
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Tuesday, Oct. 6: Houston 3, New York 0

Wednesday, Oct. 7: Chicago (Arrieta 22-6) at Pittsburgh (Cole 19-8), 8:08 p.m. (TBS)

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October 7, 2015 - 12:28pm
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Colts re-signed quarterback Josh Johnson on Wednesday as Andrew Luck recovers from an injured right shoulder.

Indianapolis originally signed Johnson on Friday then released him Monday. With Luck still limited in practice and backup Matt Hasselbeck sitting out Tuesday because of illness, the Colts (2-2) brought back Johnson in time for Thursday night's game at Houston (1-3).

To make room on the roster, Indy put cornerback Jalil...

October 7, 2015 - 12:22pm
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The game between No. 7 LSU and South Carolina on Saturday is being moved to Baton Rouge because of ongoing problems after flooding around Columbia.

Gamecocks officials said Wednesday the kickoff time has not been announced for the Southeastern Conference matchup.

University of South Carolina President Harris Pastides says he cancelled classes this week because 34,000 students were too much for the recovering city, so 84,000...

October 7, 2015 - 11:50am
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LONDON (AP) — A member of the FIFA ethics committee says they are meeting in Zurich to discuss cases involving FIFA President Sepp Blatter and UEFA President Michel Platini.

Senegalese committee member Abdoulaye Makhtar Diop confirmed the meeting on Wednesday in a statement.

Besides the Blatter and Platini cases, the statement said the ethics committee is also examining the case of former FIFA vice president Chung Mong-joon, which the South Korean...

October 7, 2015 - 11:43am
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The Giants have signed wide receiver Myles White off their practice squad.

The team announced the move on Wednesday, two days after saying that tight end Daniel Fells would be placed on injured reserve with a staph infection.

Fells caught six passes this season, is being treated for an infection in his ankle, which has been diagnosed as MRSA.

White played in seven games for the Green Bay Packers in...

October 7, 2015 - 11:21am
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NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Ethan Hawke will run his first marathon next month to raise money for charity.

Hawke said Wednesday he and his wife will take part in the New York City Marathon on Nov. 1 to support The Doe Fund, which works to break the cycles of homelessness, addiction and criminal recidivism.

It will be the first 26.2-mile race for both Ethan and Ryan Hawke. The Academy Award-nominated actor says that "Ryan and I are both feeling daunted and...

October 7, 2015 - 11:11am
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Chicago Cubs placed Jon Lester on their wild-card roster on Wednesday as insurance should they need it during the one-game playoff against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Cy Young Award candidate Jake Arrieta will start against the Pirates. Lester, who won a pair of World Series rings with the Boston Red Sox in 2007 and 2013, is on the roster in case Arrieta has a short start or the game extends into extra innings.

The Cubs placed 10...

October 7, 2015 - 10:58am
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NEW YORK (AP) — Daily fantasy sports operator FanDuel says it is banning all employees from playing any daily fantasy sports for money in hopes of rebuilding trust following reports a DraftKings employee may have had access to unfairly valuable data before winning $350,000 in a FanDuel contest.

FanDuel said in a release on Wednesday there's no evidence showing the contest was compromised or that non-public information was used to gain an unfair advantage. But the New...

October 7, 2015 - 10:49am
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There's something special going on with the Port Clinton football team on the shores of Lake Erie with a turnaround two years in the making.

In 2013, the Redskins lost 73-16 at Sandusky Perkins during a 0-10 season. Last season, Port Clinton went 7-4, including a 33-30 win over Perkins, and made the playoffs for the first time with its first winning season since 1990.

The victories keep piling up this season under coach Beau Carmon. Port Clinton is 5...

October 7, 2015 - 10:44am
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates hope Francisco Liriano won't have to pitch until Friday.

Still, the Pirates placed Liriano on the 25-man roster for Wednesday night's wild-card game against the Chicago Cubs should starter Gerrit Cole falter or the contest go deep into extra innings.

The Pirates went with 16 position players and nine pitchers for the elimination game between the teams with the second and third best record in the majors....

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