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John Scott skates around Brooks Orpik, scores 3rd career goal in 237 games

The Washington Capitals spent a lot of money this offseason in an effort to improve their defense, signing former Penguins blueliners Brooks Orpik and Matt Niskanen to huge contracts. When it comes to the Orpik contract, few deals received more criticism over the summer than the five-year, $27.5 million deal he signed on the first day of free agency. Show More Summary

UCLA's Eddie Vanderdoes escapes sanctions from Pac-12 Conference

UCLA defensive lineman Eddie Vanderdoes will not be punished by the Pac-12 Conference for punching an Oregon player Saturday.

Giants Edge Cardinals in 10th for 2-1 Series Lead

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The San Francisco Giants beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-4 on a wild throw in the 10th inning on Tuesday to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven National League Championship Series.

Gordon Hayward claims he's the best player in the league, would crush LeBron James (in League of Legends)

Bold words from Gordon Hayward (until you actually see what he's talking about) Gordon Hayward tweeted this: If I played @KingJames 1-on-1, I'd crush him. My new blog on why I'm the best in the game: —...Show More Summary

ESPN's Bill Simmons returns to the airwaves, Twitter on Wednesday

ESPN analyst Bill Simmons will return to the airwaves and Twitter on Wednesday after serving out his three-week suspension for a tirade against NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

Cardinals vs. Giants, 2014 NLCS Game 3 results: 3 things we learned about San Francisco's 5-4 win

The Giants pulled ahead in the NLCS despite not doing much for eight full innings against the Cardinals on Tuesday. Brandon Crawford scored on a throwing error by Cardinals reliever Randy Choate with nobody out in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the San Francisco Giants a 5-4 victory over the St. Show More Summary

Helping foster kids before the unthinkable happens

To the editor: How many more "little angels" like 2-year-old Viola Vanclief will there be throughout this great country? Too many to mention, if the full truth were to be told. ("Finally, a gravestone for little Viola Vanclief," Oct. 13)

Conservative Catholic leaders decry draft document on gays, divorcees

A draft document issued by Roman Catholic cardinals and bishops that signals greater outreach to gays, remarried divorcees and cohabiting couples has come under fire from conservatives within the church, with one cardinal calling for it to be ripped up and rewritten.

Royals fan has a 'WE DON'T SUCK ANYMORE' sweatshirt

Not only do you not suck, you're actually pretty good at baseball right now. My goodness, it must be fun to be a Kansas City Royals fan right now. After 30 years with no playoffs, no success, nothing, they're bursting through the playoffs with a fun, exciting team that can't stop winning thrilling games. Show More Summary

MAVEN captures solar storm hitting Mars, prepares for comet flyby

NASA’s MAVEN mission has sent back its first look at a solar storm that hit the Martian atmosphere last month, delivering detailed images of the halos of hydrogen, oxygen and carbon surrounding the Red Planet and even mapping the ozone lying beneath these high atmospheric layers. And,...

Baltimore Orioles vs. Kansas City Royals Game 3: Live Score and Highlights

The Kansas City Royals will be looking to stay undefeated this postseason when they host the Baltimore Orioles for Game 3 of the American League Championship Series. The Wild Card Game winners took the first two games of the series in Baltimore, running their 2014 playoff record to 6-0. Show More Summary

Supreme Court suspends part of Texas law on abortion clinics

The Supreme Court in a 6-3 decision Tuesday blocked Texas from enforcing part of an antiabortion law that forced most of the state’s abortion clinics to shut down.

NASCAR fines Brad Keselowski, Tony Stewart for Charlotte incidents

NASCAR on Tuesday levied a $50,000 fine on driver Brad Keselowski for his role in a series of heated incidents at the end of the Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte on Saturday night.

Supervisors appoint new L.A. County auditor-controller

Los Angeles County supervisors filled one of several high-profile administrative vacancies Tuesday with the appointment of a new auditor-controller.

Royals' Vargas, Orioles' Gonzalez to Start Game 4

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The Royals are sticking with left-hander Jason Vargas and the Orioles with right-hander Miguel Gonzalez for Game 4 of their AL Championship Series on Wednesday.

Kobe Bryant challenges notion players should take below market value

While still recovering from surgery to repair a torn Achilles last November, Kobe Bryant signed a two-year, $48.5-million extension with the Lakers.

USC's odds of winning the College Football Playoff improve

USC’s odds of winning the College Football Playoff are improving.

Evacuations lifted in Van Nuys after bomb squad searches stolen truck

An LAPD bomb squad that was investigating several suspicious objects found  inside the bed of a stolen truck in Van Nuys have cleared the incident and lifted an evacation.

Texas' voter ID law is reinstated as November election nears

Texas’ voter identification law was back in force Tuesday in time for the November election as a federal appeals court lifted a lower court's injunction.

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson has most popular NFL jersey

Super Bowl-winning quarterback Russell Wilson is the most popular player in the NFL, measuring by merchandise sales, according to figures released Tuesday.

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