Did the governor’s tweet jinx the Astros?

Here's a new "oops" moment for a Texas governor: prematurely celebrating a Houston Astros playoff victory.


California to big-league ballplayers: Stop chewing tobacco

California lawmakers have taken the first step toward accomplishing something Major League Baseball could never do.


Aaron Hernandez due in court as DA seeks access to evidence

The former New England Patriots player is due in court for a pretrial hearing in the 2012 slaying of two Boston men.


NBA: Warriors buy land for San Francisco basketball arena

The Golden State Warriors basketball team on Monday acquired a 12-acre site in San Francisco's Mission Bay neighborhood where it plans to build a new, 18,000-seat arena for the reigning NBA champs.


Utley gets villain’s welcome from Mets crowd

Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Chase Utley may not be the only 'villain' New York Mets fans love to hate. But right now, he’s certainly the biggest.


Tuesday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Tuesday, Oct. 13.


Trojans sack Sarkisian

Southern California has fired head football coach Steve Sarkisian just a day after athletic director Pat Haden determined Sarkisian showed up at school in no condition to lead practice.


California bans ‘Redskins’ for school sports

California will ban public schools from naming their sports teams "Redskins," a name seen as a slur against Native Americans.


Buckeyes still No. 1, but barely

Ohio State stays No. 1 in this week's Associated Press college football poll, but its lead continues to dwindle.


Utley to appeal two game suspension for illegal slide

Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Chase Utley has been suspended for two games for taking out New York Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada with an illegal slide in a playoff game on Saturday, though he will appeal the decision.


Haas grabs crucial point as U.S. wins Presidents Cup

Captain's pick Bill Haas claimed the crucial final point at the Presidents Cup on Sunday, as the United States beat the Internationals 15.5 to 14.5 to clinch the team golf event for the ninth time in 11 editions.


Monday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Monday, Oct. 12.


This weekend’s sports schedule

Here's a look at some of this weekend's big sporting events.


This week’s best sports shots

Here's a look at some of the big moments and best plays this week.


NFL: Week 5 can’t miss games

Here's five games you'll want to watch in Week 5 of the NFL season.


Shaq releases children’s book, wants to be known as ‘Dr. of Fun’

NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal visits the New York Public Library to discuss his first children’s book “Little Shaq.”


Blatter appeals FIFA suspension

Sepp Blatter has filed an official appeal against his suspension from soccer by FIFA's ethics committee.


Road teams still perfect in MLB postseason

The Kansas City Royals and Toronto Blue Jays finished with the American League's best records during the regular season, but they find themselves trailing in the division series after dropping their openers.


Friday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports headlines making news today, Friday, Oct. 9.


NFL: More in Europe, and maybe L.A. as well

You are going to see more NFL games played overseas.

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Lawyer for Lac Megantic Victims to Sue Canadian Railroad

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A lawyer for 41 of the 47 people killed in Canada when an oil train derailed says he's going to sue a Canadian railroad that declined to participate in the settlement fund.

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Biologists: Invasive Plant at Maine, New Hampshire Border


Biologists in Maine and New Hampshire say they have confirmed discovery of an invasive plant in a body of water on the border of the two states.

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Maine Has Fewest Residents on Food Stamps Since 2009


Maine health and human services officials say the number of state residents enrolled in the food stamps program has dropped below 200,000 for the first time in more than six years.

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Memorial Service to be Held for Crew Member Aboard El Faro

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A memorial service is being held for a Maine man who was a crew member on a cargo ship that sank in Hurricane Joaquin.

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Police: Portland Man Arrested After Armed Bank Robbery

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Police say a Portland man armed with a handgun robbed a bank_ the latest in a rash of eight bank robberies in the city since May.


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