Eclectic mix of teams gear up for MLB postseason

From pitching powerhouses to aging warhorses, an eclectic cast of clubs are gearing up for MLB's playoff extravaganza.


DraftKings, FanDuel defend integrity after insider bet

The two major U.S. sports fantasy companies are defending their businesses' integrity after an employee used insider information to place bets in the unregulated multi-billion-dollar industry.


Controversial non-call denies Lions chance of first win

A controversial non-call may have cost the Detroit Lions their first win of the season following a wild finish to their 13-10 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Monday.


Rio Olympics cutting costs with Brazil deep in recession

Olympic organizers, faced with the reality of a country deep in recession, say they are trimming costs to keep their budget balanced.


Tuesday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports headlines making news today, Tuesday, Oct. 6.


Headed to rehab, Yankees’ Sabathia to miss playoffs

Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia is checking into an alcohol rehabilitation center and will miss the postseason.


Dolphins fire coach Joe Philbin

Joe Philbin has been fired four games into his fourth season as coach of the Miami Dolphins, and one day after a flop on an international stage sealed his fate.


Supreme Court won’t hear challenge to baseball antitrust immunity

The Supreme Court rejected a challenge to Major League Baseball’s long-standing exemption from U.S. antitrust laws brought by San Jose as part of the city's effort to become the new home of the Oakland Athletics.


College Football: Top 25 shakeups

There are several changes atop The Associated Press college football poll.


Floundering kickers under spotlight after new rules

The task of a kicker in the National Football League (NFL) has become considerably more challenging this season, and the floundering early results have affected game outcomes and job security.


Fantasy Football: NFL week 4 top performers

See which other players had dominant fantasy performances.


McIlroy hungry to improve after ‘lost year’

The form shown by Jordan Spieth and Jason Day this season has given Rory McIlroy the hunger to improve his golf game and make up for a "lost year," the Northern Irishman said.


Monday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Monday, Oct. 5.


This weekend’s sports schedule

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


This week’s best sports shots

A look at the biggest plays and best moments in sports this week.


College Football: Week 5 predictions

Here's a look at what's ahead for Saturday's slate of college games.


Spieth lands PGA Tour Player of the Year honors

The 22-year-old received the coveted honor after clinching the first two majors of the season -- the Masters and U.S. Open.


‘Thrilla in Manila’ 40-year anniversary

Muhammad Ali won another round of love and appreciation for his achievements as a fighter in and out of the ring.


Britain seeks NFL franchise in London within 5 years

Britain's treasury chief hopes the NFL will put a permanent franchise in London within five years.


The surprising A-Rod, Yankees reach post-season

The New York Yankees reaching another post-season may seem like one of the most monotonous of baseball storylines, but not in 2015 and not with 40-year-old Alex Rodriguez leading the way.

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Fired Letter Carrier Gets Probation for Throwing Out Mail


Federal prosecutors say a former Biddeford letter carrier will spend a year on probation for destroying more than 500 pieces of mail.

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Fairfield Man Dies After SUV Hits Guardrail, Boulder in West Forks


A Maine man is dead after police say the sport utility vehicle he was driving struck a guardrail and a large boulder on U.S. Route 201.

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Lyman Man Used His Late Father’s Badge to Coerce Prostitute


Police say a Maine man accused of impersonating a police officer and demanding woman perform sex acts on him used his dead father's badge, who was once a police chief.

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Gorham High School Ends School Dances Because of Grinding


The principal of a Maine high school says the school will not offer any school dances this academic year with the exception of prom, because administrators believe modern dance culture is too suggestive for them to condone.

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Democrats Criticize LePage Statement About Oregon Shooting


Democrats are criticizing Maine Gov. Paul LePage's statements about gun control and mental illness related to his order to lower flags to half-staff in honor of the victims of the mass shooting in Roseburg, Oregon.


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