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.

Grizz boys, girls take shutout wins over Tigers

Idaho Falls senior defender Nathan Bidstrup, right, collides with Skyline sophomore outside midfielder Drake Rasmussen as they both jump to head the ball Tuesday at Ravsten Stadium. Pat Sutphin / psutphin@postregister.com

With driving wind, rain and temperatures dropping into the 40s, Tuesday’s second Emotion Cup soccer doubleheader of 2014 felt more like late October than late September at Ravsten Stadium.

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.

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