Raiders make Tony Sparano interim coach

Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie, left, and interim coach Tony Sparano answer questions from reporters Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in Alameda, Calif. The NFL football team named Sparano as interim coach a day after the firing of Dennis Allen. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Reggie McKenzie believes he put together a roster capable of competing for a playoff spot.

Royals beat A’s in AL wild-card thriller

Kansas City Royals' Eric Hosmer celebrates after scoring on a single by Christian Colon during the 12th inning of the AL wild-card playoff baseball game against the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Back in the playoffs after 29 years, the Kansas City Royals ran wild and outlasted Oakland in a thrilling opener to baseball’s postseason.

Denver Broncos get leading tackler back

FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2014, file photo, injured Denver Broncos outside linebacker Danny Trevathan rests in a cart while watching a joint NFL football practice between the Broncos and the Houston Texans in Englewood, Colo. The team's leading tackler from last season missed the first three games after fracturing his left leg Aug. 12. He's expected to make his 2014 debut Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, when the Broncos hosts Arizona. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File)

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Denver Broncos locker room was filled with more banter and bellows than usual Monday. Their early bye is over and Danny Trevathan is back.

Europe wins the Ryder Cup again

Europe team captain Paul McGinley, center right, and his team hold the trophy after winning the 2014 Ryder Cup golf tournament at Gleneagles, Scotland, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

GLENEAGLES, Scotland (AP) — The tone was set by Rory McIlroy, the best player in the world. The winning shot came from Jamie Donaldson, a Ryder Cup rookie.

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