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Floundering kickers under spotlight after new rules

The task of a kicker in the National Football League (NFL) has become considerably more challenging this season, and the floundering early results have affected game outcomes and job security.


Fantasy Football: NFL week 4 top performers

See which other players had dominant fantasy performances.


McIlroy hungry to improve after ‘lost year’

The form shown by Jordan Spieth and Jason Day this season has given Rory McIlroy the hunger to improve his golf game and make up for a "lost year," the Northern Irishman said.


Monday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Monday, Oct. 5.


This weekend’s sports schedule

Here's a look at some of this weekend's big sporting events.


This week’s best sports shots

A look at the biggest plays and best moments in sports this week.


College Football: Week 5 predictions

Here's a look at what's ahead for Saturday's slate of college games.


Spieth lands PGA Tour Player of the Year honors

The 22-year-old received the coveted honor after clinching the first two majors of the season -- the Masters and U.S. Open.


‘Thrilla in Manila’ 40-year anniversary

Muhammad Ali won another round of love and appreciation for his achievements as a fighter in and out of the ring.


Britain seeks NFL franchise in London within 5 years

Britain's treasury chief hopes the NFL will put a permanent franchise in London within five years.


The surprising A-Rod, Yankees reach post-season

The New York Yankees reaching another post-season may seem like one of the most monotonous of baseball storylines, but not in 2015 and not with 40-year-old Alex Rodriguez leading the way.


Friday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Friday, Oct. 2.


MLB: Commissioner wants as faster games

Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred envisions more experiments to find ways to speed up the game.


Serena ends season early to focus on health

World number one Serena Williams has opted against defending the WTA Finals title and decided to end her season early following a roller coaster campaign littered with pains and prizes, the American said on Thursday.


Offcourt NBA referees to decide certain replay outcomes

Decisions on whether a shot is a two or three-point attempt will be made by offcourt National Basketball Association referees, the league said Wednesday among several modifications to the instant-replay process.


NFL: Fantasy football week 4

Here's a look at some of this week's sleepers. Don't forget to make your picks!


Thursday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Thursday, Oct. 1.


NASCAR champion Stewart will retire after 2016 season

Stewart will be 45 next season, hasn't won a race in over two years and has been privately working on finding a successor for the No. 14 Chevrolet all year.


Appeals court rules NCAA in violation of antitrust laws

A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling against the NCAA saying its use of college athletes' names, images and likenesses violated antitrust laws but struck down a plan allowing schools to pay athletes up to $5,000.


Confident, FIFA’s Blatter doesn’t rule out staying beyond February

Sepp Blatter has not ruled out trying to stay on as FIFA’s president beyond February’s scheduled election, despite facing a criminal investigation and a possible internal ethics probe.

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Today in entertainment history: Oct. 9


A look back at the entertainment headlines that went down in history.

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‘Pan’ taps origins of Peter Pan’s 100-year pop culture adventure


In the century since Scottish author J.M. Barrie created Peter Pan for a stage play then a book, the Neverland universe has inspired movies, books, TV shows, plays, video games and even a pop psychology syndrome describing emotionally immature men.

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Keanu Reeves wants to have a third ‘Bill & Ted’ adventure


The "Matrix" star says a script for the third installment of the "excellent" time-traveling franchise is in the works.

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Volkswagen CEO faces tough questions in congressional hearing


Volkswagen's cheating on emissions with the use of software in diesel cars was not a corporate decision, but something that "individuals did," its U.S. chief executive says.

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McCarthy drops out of race for House speaker, election postponed


McCarthy had been the favorite to be selected as the official party choice to replace John Boehner.