Cleveland appeals ‘jock tax’ ruling to Supreme Court

The city of Cleveland says it is within its rights to tax visiting professional athletes based on the number of games they play a year because taxation is a matter of local jurisdiction.


FIFA’s Blatter calls Swiss investigation ‘outrageous’

The outgoing FIFA President said a criminal investigation against him was "not correct" and defended his decision not to step down sooner as head of the world soccer body.


Pacquiao planning to retire

Filipino boxing great Manny Pacquiao, a winner of world titles in eight different weight categories, said he is likely to retire from the sport after one more fight next year.


The MLB wants answers from DraftKings

Major League Baseball said it was surprised to learn that fantasy sports operator DraftKings, in which it has an equity investment, allowed its employees to participate in contests and has reached out to the company to discuss the matter.


Astros launch postseason with win over Yankees

The Houston Astros blasted into the next round of the Major League Baseball postseason with a 3-0 shutout of the New York Yankees in their Wild Card playoff game.


Wednesday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making news today, Wednesday, Oct. 7.


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.

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Zeke named player of the week

Ezekiel Elliott was named the Big Ten offensive player of the week for his 274-yard, three-touchdown game against Indiana Saturday.


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.

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Buckeyes still #1 after close call

There were changes atop the major college football polls, but none of them involved the Buckeyes, who held onto their No. 1 rankings despite a narrow escape in their Big Ten opener at Indiana Saturday.

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Bengals 36, Chiefs 21

Andy Dalton added to his streak of impressive game and big plays, throwing a 55-yard touchdown pass on the run, and the Cincinnati Bengals stayed unbeaten with a 36-21 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.

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Chargers 30, Browns 27

Given a second chance due to a penalty, rookie Josh Lambo kicked a 34-yard field goal as time expired, lifting the San Diego Chargers to a 30-27 victory against the Browns on Sunday, snapping a two-game losing streak.

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Indians 3, Red Sox 1

Danny Salazar finished his first season as a full-time starter on a positive note, sending the Indians to a 3-1 win over the Boston Red Sox on Sunday in their 2015 finale.

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NY Red Bulls 2, Crew SC 1

Crew SC dropped to fourth in the MLS Eastern Conference standings with just two games left in the regular season after dropping a 2-1 decision to the New York Red Bulls Saturday night.

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