TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A judge called Friday for a sweeping overhaul of Florida's electoral map, including the congressional district held by a Republican seeking to become the next U.S. House speaker.
DETROIT (AP) — A dummy placed face down in a Detroit woman's front yard as a Halloween prank has prompted repeated visits by police.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Loretta Lynch is repeating a pledge from her predecessor that no journalists will be sent to jail for doing their job.
TORONTO (AP) — Two games into their first playoff appearance in 22 years, the Toronto Blue Jays have put themselves in a tight spot.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dave Meyers, the star forward who led UCLA to the 1975 NCAA basketball championship as the team's lone senior in coach John Wooden's final season and later played for the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks, died Friday. He was 62.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Maya Moore had plenty of time to make the final shot. The Minnesota Lynx had to wait a whole lot longer to celebrate the winner
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John Lackey pitched 7 1/3 shutout innings and the bullpen finished the job as the St. Louis Cardinals blanked the Chicago Cubs 4-0 in the opening game of their National League playoff series. Lackey, who had a no-hitter going through five innings and allowed just three baserunners, outduelled Cubs ace Jon Lester Friday as the Cards took a 1-0 lead in the best-of-five second round series.
(Reuters) - Back-up quarterback Matt Hasselbeck climbed out of his sick bed and then led the Indianapolis Colts to a 27-20 road victory over the Houston Texans on Thursday. Hasselbeck, battling a severe bacterial infection that had reportedly seen him on a IV drip until at least Tuesday, did not even know whether he could finish the game, let alone be so effective. "I honestly didn't know if I could make it through," an emotional Hasselbeck said in an on-field interview.
The Dallas Cowboys will unleash controversial new signing Greg Hardy against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots on Sunday as they attempt to stop their injury-ravaged season from sliding into negative territory. The early optimism of the Cowboys' 2-0 start has been punctured by a devastating array of injuries which have sidelined quarterback Tony Romo, star receiver Dez Bryant, key linebacker Sean Lee and running back Lance Dunbar. The Cowboys have slipped to 2-2 since Romo's absence, a record most pundits expect to become 2-3 after Brady and the free-scoring Patriots' trip to Texas for week five's glamour match-up.
The Astros' youth brigade set the tone with some deft small ball and finished off the reigning American League champion Kansas City Royals with home runs in claiming the upper hand in their AL Division Series. "There's no doubt the first inning set the tone and gave the team a little bit of an exhale, coming into an environment like this against the defending American League champions," said Houston manager A.J. Hinch. "We came out loose, came out firing." Jose Altuve, 25, led off the game against Royals flame-thrower Yordano Ventura with a single to left.
By Peter Rutherford INCHEON, South Korea, Oct 9 (Reuters) - The Internationals claimed a vital early point on the second day of the Presidents Cup with South Africans Louis Oosthuizen and Branden Grace beating world number one Jordan Spieth and U.S. partner Dustin Johnson 4&3. "Pricey had the idea to get us up in there because we had a good one yesterday and try to lead the whole team from the front," said Grace.
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