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Buffalo Bills end Harvin's season, place him on IR

BUFFALO, N.Y. The Buffalo Bills placed wide receiver Percy Harvin on season-ending injured reserve and activated cornerback Leodis McKelvin on Saturday. Harvin missed the past two games and has been bothered by nagging hip and knee injuries since training camp. McKelvin was placed on the reserve/non-football-injury list in July with a broken right foot. He returned to practice Oct. 21.

Week 9 | NFL picks

The schedule maker couldn't have been less kind to the Browns. Cleveland hasn't had much go right recently, losers of five of the past six, with a banged-up quarterback Josh McCown out — Johnny Manziel will start — and two key defensive backs, Joe Haden and Donte Whitner, having been concussed. The Browns might be short-handed at wide receiver, too.

Week 10 | Top 25 college football picks

Time to start whittling down the field in college football. November began with 11 undefeated FBS teams, and already one has been knocked off. Northern Illinois upset No. 20 Toledo on Tuesday night. That schedule starts producing huge games this week: - No. 4 LSU at No. 7 Alabama - No. 17 Florida State at No. 3 Clemson - No. 5 TCU at No. 12 Oklahoma State

Washington Nationals hire Dusty Baker as manager

WASHINGTON Dusty Baker is the new manager of the Washington Nationals, meaning Major League Baseball avoids what would have been its first season since 1988 with zero black skippers. The Nationals announced Baker's hiring on Tuesday, nearly a month after firing Matt Williams, whose lack of prior experience turned out to be a problem as the club missed the playoffs.

Royals rally to beat Mets in 12th, win World Series

NEW YORK Crown ‘em, Kansas City! One agonizing step from ecstasy last season, this time the Royals reign after their latest incredible comeback and a go-ahead hit from maybe the most unlikely player in uniform.

Va. Beach's Gabby Douglas wins silver at world gymnastics meet

GLASGOW, Scotland Simone Biles is human. The proof came halfway through her beam routine at the world championships Thursday night, when a front flip ended with Biles reaching forward and squeezing the piece of wood as hard as she could with both hands.

Week 8 | NFL picks

New England was pushed to the limit by the Jets. Miami has turned around its season since Dan Campbell took over for fired coach Joe Philbin. The Dolphins usually give Tom Brady fits. Throw it all away.

Cueto holds Mets down, and Royals' bats heat up

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Johnny Cueto smothered the New York Mets with another big October outing. And the pesky Kansas City Royals kept fouling off Jacob deGrom's best pitches, wearing him down. Cueto never faltered. Eventually, the Royals pounced.

Week 9 | Top 25 college football picks

Sometimes it takes a while for some of the most surprising teams in the country to be revealed. North Carolina and Washington State have quietly moved into position to have big seasons and contend for conference titles. With victories this weekend, the Tar Heels and Cougars will start to make some noise.

5 hours later, Royals win World Series opener in 14th

KANSAS CITY, Mo. An inside-the-park home run. A power failure that blacked out the TV audience. Crazy bounces, great plays and key errors. The longest World Series opener ever had a little bit of everything. And more than five hours after they began, Alcides Escobar and the Kansas City Royals also had just enough energy to outlast the New York Mets.

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