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Giants rely on core of 4 relievers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The San Francisco Giants have their own version of the Core Four that has fueled their recent October dominance....

Royals, fans bond over improbable postseason run

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The game had been over for hours. Kauffman Stadium had gone dark. The roars of a sold-out crowd, which had rooted the Kansas City Royals to a sweep of the mighty Los Angeles Angels, had drifted away into the cool night air....

Manning breaks Favre's mark with 509th TD pass

DENVER (AP) -- Peyton Manning broke Brett Favre's NFL record for touchdown passes with his 509th....

Palmer leads Cardinals past Raiders 24-13

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Carson Palmer was happy to get a chance to come back to the Oakland Coliseum after enjoying his brief stint here with the Raiders....

Notre Dame's Kelly regrets not putting champs away

The next day, Brian Kelly's biggest regret was Notre Dame let a game with Florida State come down to a point where a penalty he still insisted should not have been called could have so much to do with the outcome....

Notre Dame's Kelly regrets not putting champs away

The next day, Brian Kelly's biggest regret was Notre Dame let a game with Florida State come down to a point where a penalty he still insisted should not have been called could have so much to do with the outcome....

Pick play calls tough to call for officials

The pick play is one of most effective and difficult-to-defend in football, often freeing up receivers for big gains or creating an extra bit of space in the crowded red zone....

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Still the Same: Bob Seger launching tour, album

NEW YORK (AP) -- At 69, Bob Seger says he's ready to hit the road again: He's scaled back smoking and bicycles 10 miles a day as part of a workout routine....

Review: Emily Dickinson comes out of the shadows

NEW YORK (AP) -- Acclaimed 19th-century American poet Emily Dickinson was famously reclusive, although she maintained numerous correspondences. She was an extremely prolific poet, though not publicly recognized in her lifetime, and many details of her life remain a mystery....

'Letterman' cue card man fired for colleague clash

NEW YORK (AP) -- David Letterman's longtime cue-card holder says he wound up cuing his own firing by getting aggressive with a colleague....

The 10 semifinalists for World's Funniest Person

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The 10 semifinalists in the World's Funniest Person competition are:...

On the road to find the world's funniest person

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- It was last summer and Israeli-Palestinian tensions were at the highest they'd been in some time when Jamie Masada hit on a formula for world peace: Forget about guns and bombs, and just tell jokes to each other....

Archaeologists seek movie set in California sands

GUADALUPE, Calif. (AP) -- Archaeologists working in the sand dunes along the Central California coast are digging up ancient sphinxes - but these are made of plaster....

Paris sculpture removed after vandals strike

PARIS (AP) -- A controversial green art installation on Paris' tony Place Vendome has been taken down after being vandalized overnight....

Toni Morrison's papers to be housed at Princeton

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) -- The papers of Nobel laureate Toni Morrison are now part of the permanent library collection of Princeton University....

Detroit museum defends 6-figure salaries

DETROIT (AP) -- The Detroit Institute of Arts is defending the six-figure salaries of its two top executives, saying Friday that it didn't anticipate a backlash when raises were granted a few years ago, before the city filed for bankruptcy....

Manhattan Transfer singer, founder dies at 72

NEW YORK (AP) -- Tim Hauser, the founder and singer of the Grammy-winning vocal troupe The Manhattan Transfer, died Thursday from cardiac arrest, band representative JoAnn Geffen said Friday. He was 72....

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