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Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus watches during baseball practice in Detroit Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. The Detroit Tigers start the playoffs at the Baltimore Orioles in Game 1 of the American League Division Series Thursday. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Playoff managers hit, miss on contesting callsSome hit, others miss: Playoff managers have mixed success when it comes to contesting a call
The Associated Press44 minutes ago
FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2004, file photo, Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps, center, signs autorgaphs for fans after pleading guilty to drunken driving charges in district court in Salisbury, Md. Authorities say Phelps has been arrested on a DUI charge in Maryland. Transit police say they stopped the 29-year-old Phelps at the Fort McHenry Tunnel in Baltimore around 1:40 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris Gardner, File)
Phelps apologizes after another brush with the lawOlympic champion Michael Phelps runs into more trouble away from the pool with 2nd DUI arrest
The Associated Press55 minutes ago
In this image taken with a fisheye lens, players stand for the national anthem before the AL wild-card playoff baseball game between the Kansas City Royals and the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Royals return to playoffs in dramatic fashionLong-downtrodden Royals beat A's in 9-8, 12-inning thriller to reach ALDS against Angels
The Associated Press59 minutes ago
Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura, left, and right fielder Norichika Aoki, right, celebrate in the clubhouse after the Royals' 9-8 win in 12 innings in the AL wild-card playoff baseball game against the Oakland Athletics, early Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Royals beat A's 9-8 in 12 in AL wild-card thrillerRoyals run wild in thriller, rally past A's 9-8 in 12 innings in first playoff game since '85
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2014, file photo, Michael Phelps looks on after finishing seventh in the men's 100 meter freestyle final at the U.S. National Championships swimming competition  in Irvine, Calif. Authorities say Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps has been arrested on a DUI charge in Maryland. Transit police say they stopped the 29-year-old Phelps at the Fort McHenry Tunnel in Baltimore around 1:40 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
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File - In this March 11, 2013, file photo, Alaska dog musher Aliy Zirkle drives her dog team towards Elim after leaving the checkpoint at Koyuk in Alaska during the 2013 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Organizers of Alaska's famed Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race have renewed a deal with the Sportsman Channel, continuing a national television presence for the nearly 1,000-mile trek across rugged and sometimes unforgiving terrain. With the agreement announced Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, the network maintains its status as the official network of the race from Anchorage to the old gold rush town of Nome on Alaska’s wind-scoured western coast. (AP Photo/The Anchorage Daily News, Bill Roth, File)
Iditarod renews TV deal with Sportsman ChannelOrganizers of Alaska's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race renew TV deal with Sportsman Channel
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this July 11, 2014, file photo, Michael Phelps walks away from the starting block after winning the men's 100-meter butterfly at the Bulldog Grand Slam swim meet at the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga. Authorities say Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps has been arrested on a DUI charge in Maryland. Transit police say they stopped the 29-year-old Phelps at the Fort McHenry Tunnel in Baltimore around 1:40 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014.(AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
Olympian Michael Phelps apologizes for DUI arrestOlympic champion Michael Phelps apologizes for DUI arrest, says he takes 'full responsibility'
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle answers a question during a press conference at PNC Park in Pittsburgh Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. The Pirates face the San Francisco Giants in the National League Wild Card game Wednesday in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Volquez looks to continue revival against GiantsPirates hoping to ride resurgent Volquez in wild-card showdown with savvy Giants
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie, left, and interim coach Tony Sparano answer questions from reporters during a news conference Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in Alameda, Calif. The Raiders named Sparano as interim coach a day after the firing of coach Dennis Allen. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Raiders make Tony Sparano interim coachOakland Raiders make Tony Sparano interim coach after firing Dennis Allen
The Associated Press7 hours ago
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