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No. 4 Ole Miss Shocked at South Carolina 1

Posted: September 24, 2009 10:22 PM ; Updated: September 24, 2009 11:24 PM

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Mississippi wasn't ready for the Top 5 - or South Carolina's defense.

Star passer Jevan Snead was hounded all game and the fourth-ranked Rebels never got in gear, losing to South Carolina 16-10 Thursday night.

''I'm glad it's gone,'' left tackle Bradley Sowell said of the high-intensity spotlight, ''so we can just get back to basics and win ballgames.''

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The "Great One" Steps Down as Coyotes Coach 1

Posted: September 24, 2009 6:11 PM ; Updated: September 24, 2009 6:20 PM

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Wayne Gretzky's tenure as coach of the woeful Phoenix Coyotes ended abruptly when the "Great One" announced his resignation on Thursday amid the financial turmoil surrounding the NHL team.

Gretzky's departure had been rumored as the bankruptcy court battle between Canadian billionaire Jim Balsillie and the NHL over the sale of the team dragged on. Gretzky confirmed he was leaving on his Web site.

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Tigers Hammer Indians to Stay Ahead of Twins 1

Posted: September 23, 2009 11:48 PM ; Updated: September 24, 2009 12:12 AM

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Carlos Guillen feels right again, which is good news for the pennant-hungry Detroit Tigers.

Guillen hit two of Detroit's three home runs to help Rick Porcello and the Tigers defeat Cleveland 11-3 on Wednesday night, the Indians' season-high 10th straight loss.

Miguel Cabrera added a two-run homer, a 440-foot shot into the bleachers in left-center, as the Tigers won their third straight, maintaining a 2 1/2-game lead over Minnesota in the AL Central. The Twins won at Chicago, 8-6, and will open a four-game series in Detroit on Monday.

''The big boys stepped it up,'' Tigers manager Jim Leyland said. ''Carlos is one of the big boys, but it's not fair to ask him to do too much because he's missed so much time. It's good to have him back.''

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Yanks Beat Angels, Become First to Clinch Playoff Spot 4

Posted: September 23, 2009 8:38 AM ; Updated: September 23, 2009 8:44 AM

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- No champagne. No plastic sheets on the lockers. Just a few handshakes and hugs on the field.

Although the Yankees secured their return to the playoffs Tuesday night after a year away that sometimes felt like an eternity, they haven't forgotten which clinchers really matter.

Brett Gardner scored the tiebreaking run on Alex Rodriguez's sacrifice fly in the ninth, and the Yankees got ready for their 14th playoff appearance in 15 seasons Tuesday night with a 6-5 victory over the Los Angeles Angels.

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Another Manning Comeback Tops Dolphins 1

Posted: September 21, 2009 11:15 PM ; Updated: September 22, 2009 12:09 AM

MIAMI (AP) -- While the Miami Dolphins' celebrities were making a Hollywood-style grand entrance, Peyton Manning slipped in a side door and stole the show.

Manning threw two touchdown passes to take some sheen off the Dolphins' glitzy makeover under new owner Stephen Ross, and the Indianapolis Colts came from behind four times to win 27-23 Monday night.

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Hasselbeck Could Miss Time with Broken Rib 3

Posted: September 21, 2009 9:21 PM ; Updated: September 22, 2009 12:06 AM

RENTON, Wash. (AP) -- The Seahawks are preparing to play without Matt Hasselbeck on Sunday against the Chicago Bears, though the three-time Pro Bowl quarterback is hoping to start despite a broken rib.

Seattle coach Jim Mora confirmed Monday that Hasselbeck has a fractured rib from a hard hit in the back by 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis while the quarterback dived for the goal line late in the first half of San Francisco's 23-10 win on Sunday.

Asked if he had to plan to face the Bears without Hasselbeck, Mora said, "Right now, we'll probably do that -- unless we get word otherwise."

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USC Drops, Florida St., Washington Move into Top 25 21

Posted: September 21, 2009 12:04 PM ; Updated: September 21, 2009 12:45 PM


Check out the latest college football Top 25 poll...

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