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Wong homers in 9th, Cards edge Giants to tie NLCS

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Kolten Wong ended Game 2 of the NL Championship Series with a big swing for the St. Louis Cardinals.<p>Now, they can only hope the …

Giants' Victory Cruz leaves with torn patellar tendon

PHILADELPHIA — New York Giants star wide receiver Victor Cruz grabbed at his right knee even before he landed on the ground. He was carted off the field with what the team quickly announced was a tear of the patellar tendon — which connects the knee cap to the top of the shin bone.<p>In the midst of …

Colts owner Jim Irsay can return to work on Friday

Jim Irsay's six-game suspension ends at noon on Friday.<p>Whatever it is NFL owners do, Jim Irsay can return to doing it on Friday.<p>The Colts owner was …

NFL

Former Oklahoma coach Barry Switzer admits he covered up minor charges against players

Barry Switzer said he never tried to cover up a felony when he was coaching football at the University of Oklahoma in the 1970s and 1980s. But misdemeanors, well, that’s a different story.<p>Switzer told USA TODAY Sports a cozy relationship with the local sheriff and other officials helped keep …

Report: Adrian Peterson admist to smoking

<b>CONROE, Texas —</b> Suspended Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson admitted to court officials that he had “smoked a little weed” and was …

NFL

Colts continue to prove they have a supporting cast around Andrew Luck

HOUSTON -- It was billed as Andrew Luck versus J.J. Watt.<p>The two premier players in the AFC South and NFL MVP candidates.<p>Watt, the Houston Texans' …

UK to introduce Ebola screening as death of Briton reported in Macedonia

Announcement comes after day of confusion over British government’s response to virus that has claimed 3,800 lives<p>Travellers arriving at Heathrow and Gatwick from west Africa are to be screened for symptoms of Ebola, Downing Street announced on Thursday night after a day of confusion over the …

49ers Quarterback Colin Kaepernick Fined $10,000 For Wearing Beats Headphones

Well that didn't take long.<p>High-end headphone-maker Bose signed a sponsorship deal with the National Football League, which bars players from wearing any non-Bose headphones during televised broadcasts. And the first person penalized from this new rule is San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin …

NFL

Georgia RB Todd Gurley suspended indefinitely

Georgia running back Todd Gurley has been suspended indefinitely for a violation of NCAA rules.<p>Georgia running back Todd Gurley has been indefinitely …

College Sports

Prosecutor seek arrest of Adrian Peterson for drug use

A prosecutor in Texas is seeking the arrest of Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson after he admitted to smoking a "little weed" Wednesday when submitting to a drug test, according to court records obtained by USA TODAY Sports.<p>The issue relates to the conditions of his $15,000 bond while free on …

How one African country beat Ebola

At least one African country has been able to fight back against Ebola: Nigeria, West Africa’s largest and most developed nation, has set the tone for a successful public health response to the frightening and often-misunderstood disease.<p>Faisal Shuaib is a Nigerian physician and public health …

Disease

St. Louis Teen Vonderrit Myers Killed by Cop Faced Trial for Gun Charge

The St. Louis teenager fatally shot by an off-duty officer Wednesday night was a high school student facing trial for a weapons charge, his lawyer told NBC News. Vonderrit D. Myers, 18, had been released on a $10,000 bond following a June 27 incident involving an unlawful use and possession of a …

Justice

2 suicide blasts kill 50 in Yemen

Two suicide bombers spearheaded attacks in Yemen on Thursday that left nearly 70 people dead, including 19 soldiers, as factional violence continued to batter the weakened government.<p>The deadliest of the two attacks targeted a gathering of Shiite Houthi rebels in the capital, Sana. As hundreds …

Hospital: Condition Of Spanish Nurse With Ebola Is Deteriorating

<i>Updated at 11:35 a.m. ET</i><p>Hospital officials in Spain are saying that the condition of a nurse quarantined with Ebola has worsened.<p>Yolanda Fuentes, an official at the Carlos III hospital in Madrid, says of Ebola patient Teresa Romero Ramos: "Her clinical situation has deteriorated but I can't give …

Harris' attorney says woman was 'sexual aggressor'

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The attorney for suspended Florida quarterback Treon Harris released a detailed statement Thursday, saying the woman was the …

Police catch alleged laser culprit

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The Detroit Lions have banned the fan who allegedly shined a laser pointer into the eyes of Bills quarterback Kyle Orton and …

Trespassing

Chris Bosh has advice for Kevin Love about playing next to LeBron

The struggle has to do with a player's pick of the "buffet," Heat star says.<p>Miami Heat star Chris Bosh has some words of advice for Kevin Love on how …

Basketball

Adrian Peterson Allegedly Admits To Smoking 'A Little Weed' Before Drug Test, Could Be Arrested Again

The news was first reported by ESPN's Adam Schefter.<p>Peterson was indicted on charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child after allegedly hitting his four-year-old son. He was in Montgomery County, Texas for a brief court appearance on Wednesday, where he was drug tested.<p>During the test, …

J.R. Smith: Knicks learning triangle

HARTFORD, Conn. -- After watching Wednesday's game against the Boston Celtics, one might wonder how long it will take the Knicks to get a hang of the …

The 'itis, and 6 other factors that could decide the Royals-Orioles ALCS

The Orioles and Royals will open the 2014 American League Championship Series on Friday in Baltimore. Neither club has reached the World Series since Kansas City’s championship season in 1985.<p>Here are 7 important factors that could decide the ALCS:<p>1. The running game<p>The Royals basically play like a …