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  • UPSET! Penn State topples No. 2 Ohio State 24-21

    Penn State coach James Franklin, center, celebrates with the crowd after the team's 24-21 win over Ohio State during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, in State College, Pa. (Abby Drey/Centre Daily Times via AP)STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — The white out in the stands became the white out on the field as Penn State fans mobbed their Nittany Lions. Well after the biggest victory of the post-Joe Paterno era was over, the cries of "We Are! Penn State!" echoed underneath 56-year-old Beaver Stadium and bounced off its big rusty metal beams.

  • Crutchlow wins Australian MotoGP, Marquez crashes

    LCR Honda's British rider Cal Crutchlow has won the MotoGP race on Australia's Phillip Island on October 23, 2016Great Britain's Cal Crutchlow won only his second MotoGP with victory in the Australian race at Phillip Island on Sunday.

  • Art-loving US couple gives Paris multi-million dollar collection

    American art lovers Marlene (C) and Spencer (R) Hays speak with French President Francois Hollande after receiving the Legion d'Honneur in ParisA Texan couple who discovered their love for art during a trip to Paris in the 1970s are to donate the multi-million dollar collection they have amassed since to the French capital. Businessman Spencer Hays and his wife Marlene were in the city Saturday to formalise the first instalment of their donation -- 187 works including pieces by Edgar Degas and Amedeo Modigliani worth around 173 million euros ($188 million) -- to the Musee d'Orsay. "After our death, our collection will be gifted to the French people for the benefit of art lovers around the world.

  • Confident Clinton steps up in battle for Congress

    Donald Trump expanded on some of his plans for the first 100 days of his presidency in his 45-minute "Gettysburg address"With polls giving her the edge on Election Day, Democratic White House nominee Hillary Clinton said she planned to work hard to see her party make gains in Congress. Speaking to reporters aboard her campaign plane, the 68-year-old former secretary of state said she no longer wished to respond to the attacks or provocations of her opponent Donald Trump in the run-up to the November 8 vote. Barnstorming through key swing states on Saturday, the candidates provided a study in contrast -- Clinton was the picture of optimism and inclusion, while Trump lobbed scathing attacks at his critics, including his female accusers, the media and Clinton herself.

  • Chicago man roots on Cubs from Bartman's seat

    A Chicago-area man sits in the same seat that Steve Bartman had for Game 6 of the NL Championship Series on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, in Chicago. Providing only his first name and very few details, Bryan said he knew ahead of time he was sitting in the same spot Bartman made famous during Game 6 of the 2003 NLCS, and he was just excited to root on the Cubs as they tried for their first pennant since 1945. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)CHICAGO (AP) — The man walked down the aisle and put his stuff on the most notorious seat in Wrigley Field. His wife waited somewhere else, avoiding the scene for the moment.

  • Baez, Lester share NLCS MVP award

    Chicago Cubs' Jon Lester, left, and Javier Baez celebrate after Game 6 of the National League baseball championship series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, in Chicago. The Cubs won 5-0 to win the series and advance to the World Series against the Cleveland Indians. Lester and Baez were named co-MVP of the series. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)CHICAGO (AP) — When Jon Lester was a free agent two years ago, one of the reasons he decided to sign with the Chicago Cubs was a group of promising prospects that included all-around dynamo Javier Baez.

  • Cubs beat Dodgers 5-0 to reach 1st World Series since 1945

    Cubs beat Dodgers 5-0 to reach 1st World Series since 1945Anthony Rizzo caught the ball for the final out and Wrigley Field erupted. "I'm sleeping with this thing tonight," the Chicago Cubs first baseman told the pulsating crowd moments later, kissing ...

  • No. 16 Oklahoma outlasts Texas Tech 66-59

    Oklahoma's Joe Mixon (25) catches a touchdown pass in front of Texas Tech Jah'Shawn Johnson (7) during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, in Lubbock, Texas. (Brad Tollefson /Lubbock Avalanche-Journal via AP)LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Baker Mayfield passed for seven touchdowns and 545 yards to help No. 16 Oklahoma beat Texas Tech 66-59 on Saturday night in a game that broke the NCAA record for combined offensive yards with 1,708 yards.

  • Cubs fans dare to dream as Chicago's 'lovable losers' go to World Series By Nick Carey and Timothy Mclaughlin CHICAGO (Reuters) - Jubilant fans of the Chicago Cubs erupted in celebration on Saturday when the franchise clinched a berth in this year's World Series, pumped up by the dizzying prospect that their team could win Major League Baseball's top prize for the first time since 1908. Chicago's North Side turned into a roving street party as thousands of people wearing "Cubbie" blue spilled out of Wrigley Field after witnessing the team vanquish the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0, giving the Cubs the National League championship for the first time in more than 70 years. Long known as "lovable losers," the Cubs now have their sights set on an even more elusive prize: winning the franchise's first World Series title in more than a century and ending the longest drought of its kind in professional sports.
  • Cubs could get Schwarber back for World Series

    FILE - In this March 26, 2016, file photo, Chicago Cubs' Kyle Schwarber leaves the batter's box during the team's spring training baseball game against the San Francisco Giants in Mesa, Ariz. Schwarber could return for the Cubs if they make it to the World Series. The Cubs had ruled Schwarber out for the year after he tore two ligaments in his left knee during an outfield collision in April. But a couple of positive medical reports led the team to activate the catcher/outfielder from the 60-day disabled list on Saturday so it could check him out in the Arizona Fall League. AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)CHICAGO (AP) — One little doctor's appointment for Kyle Schwarber has turned into an intriguing possibility for the Chicago Cubs.

  • Fournette sets LSU record, Tigers top Ole Miss, 38-21

    LSU running back Leonard Fournette (7) looks back as he runs into the end zone for a touchdown during the first half an NCAA college football game against Mississippi in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Max Becherer)BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Leonard Fournette broke LSU's single-game rushing record on just his first eight carries — scoring three touchdowns of 59 yards or more — and the 25th-ranked Tigers beat No. 23 Mississippi 38-21 on Saturday night.

  • Ecstatic Cubs say job not finished "This city deserved it so much," said first baseman Anthony Rizzo, who homered in the game that gave the Cubs a 4-2 victory in the National League Championship series and a date against American League champions the Cleveland Indians.
  • Trump's lawsuit threat against overshadows agenda rollout

    Interpretive park ranger Caitlin Kostic speaks to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump as she gives him a tour at Gettysburg National Military Park Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, in Gettysburg, Pa. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Donald Trump is laying out an ambitious agenda for his first 100 days as president but pointedly noting that he will find time to sue the numerous women who have accused him of groping and other unwanted sexual behavior.

  • Lithuania's opposition eyes power in run-off election

    The first round of a general election in Lithuania left Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius's Social Democrats with just 14.42 percent of the voteThe first round of the poll, held on October 9, gave the conservative Homeland Union the slimmest of leads with 21.70 percent of the vote (22 seats). The centrist Lithuanian Peasants and Green Union party (LPGU) won 21.53 percent (21 seats). The ruling leftists finished third with just 14.42 percent (10 seats), a huge blow for Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius's Social Democrats.

  • 'Cursed' Cubs back in World Series after 71 years

    The Chicago Cubs haven't won the world Series since 1908, and last played in Major League Baseball's championship showcase in 1945The Chicago Cubs are headed to the World Series for the first time in 71 years after a 5-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers. The hard-luck Cubs haven't won the world Series since 1908, and last played in Major League Baseball's championship showcase in 1945.

  • LEADING OFF: Cubs, Indians to WS; Schwarber to join?

    Chicago Cubs catcher David Ross celebrates after Game 6 of the National League baseball championship series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, in Chicago. The Cubs won 5-0 to win the series and advance to the World Series against the Cleveland Indians. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)A look at what's happening all around the majors today:

  • Clashes, artillery fire hit Aleppo after truce expires

    Smoke rises from buildings in a government-held neighbourhood of the Syrian city of Aleppo as fierce fighting broke out along the front line dividing the cityHeavy clashes erupted between regime and rebel forces in Syria's divided city of Aleppo after a "humanitarian" ceasefire announced by government ally Russia expired before the UN could evacuate wounded civilians from rebel-held areas. Moscow had extended the unilateral "humanitarian pause" into a third day until 1600 GMT Saturday but announced no further renewal, as fierce fighting broke out in several areas along the front line dividing the city, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported. Three people were wounded by shelling of the rebel-held Salaheddin and Al-Mashhad districts, they said, adding that the first air strikes since the end of the truce hit the opposition-controlled district of Sheikh Saeed where there was also heavy fighting.

  • Kershaw struggles; Dodgers search for 1st title since 1988

    Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw (22) looks down as he pitches during the fourth inning of Game 6 of the National League baseball championship series against the Chicago Cubs, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)CHICAGO (AP) — Clayton Kershaw's playoff renaissance is over, at least for this year. The Los Angeles Dodgers ace flopped at a big moment — again.

  • AT&T's $85.4B deal for Time Warner: A new bet on synergy

    AT&T's $85.4B deal for Time Warner: A new bet on synergyAT&T's $85.4 billion purchase of Time Warner represents a new bet on synergy between companies that distribute information and entertainment to consumers and those that produce it. The acquisition would ...

  • SMU stuns No. 11 Houston 38-16 by shutting down QB Greg Ward

    SMU defensive lineman Jarvis Pruitt (34) and teammates celebrate after Houston missed a field goal during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, in Dallas. SMU won 38-16. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)DALLAS (AP) — A grim-faced Tom Herman could hear the whoops and hollers of SMU players as the Houston coached tried to explain a shocking 38-16 loss to the Mustangs on Saturday night.

  • Browning tosses 3 TDs as Washington rolls Oregon St 41-17

    Washington's Dante Pettis (8) twists to avoid Oregon State defenders as he scores on a 23-yard pass reception in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)SEATTLE (AP) — It stands that the real test of No. 5 Washington's validity as a playoff contender is about to begin.

  • Clinton turns focus to down-ballot candidates in final days

    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and vice presidential candidate Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va. arrive at a campaign event at Dunning-Cohen Champions Field, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Hillary Clinton is expanding her focus in the final days of the presidential race, seeking to help down-ballot congressional candidates.

  • Off his message again: Trump vows to sue all female accusers

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump delivers a speech during a campaign event, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, in Gettysburg, Pa. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Steering his campaign toward controversy yet again, Donald Trump vowed Saturday to sue every woman who has accused him of sexual assault or other inappropriate behavior. He called them "liars" whose allegations he blamed Democrats for orchestrating.

  • Emails show Clinton campaign attention to black voters.

    FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2015 file photo, the Keystone Steele City pumping station, into which the planned Keystone XL pipeline is to connect to, is seen in Steele City, Neb. Hacked emails show Hillary Clinton’s campaign wrestled with how to announce her opposition to construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline without losing the support of labor unions that supported to project. Emails published this week by WikiLeaks show debate and confusion within the Clinton camp as it faced down the unexpectedly strong primary challenge by liberal Sen. Bernie Sanders, who opposed the pipeline. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Hacked emails from the personal account of Hillary Clinton's top campaign official show some of the attention her team paid to courting black voters.

  • Cubs to meet Indians in World Series

    MLB: NLCS-Los Angeles Dodgers at Chicago CubsThe Chicago Cubs dispatched the Los Angeles Dodgers with power and pitching on Saturday to win the National League pennant and reach their first World Series in 71 years. The Cubs, for more than half a century viewed as the lovable losers of old ivy-covered Wrigley Field, beat the best pitcher of the now generation in Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw in a 5-0 victory that clinched the National League pennant, 4-2.

  • Dueling Droughts: Cubs, Indians set to meet in World Series

    Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras and relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman (54) celebrate after Game 6 of the National League baseball championship series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, in Chicago. The Cubs won 5-0 to win the series and advance to the World Series against the Cleveland Indians. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)At long, long last, it's true: Either the Chicago Cubs or Cleveland Indians will win the World Series.

  • Pop stars and fast cars: Taylor Swift plays Formula One

    Taylor Swift performs on the eve of the Formula One U.S. Grand Prix auto race at Circuit of the Americas, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — With their red, white and blue tutus and Taylor Swift T-shirts, Rachel Emling and Mikala Crews were everything Formula One wanted at the U.S. Grand Prix: young fans who would travel across the country for a mix of pop stars and fast cars.

  • The Latest: Clinton says Trump election stance a threat

    Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign event at the Taylor Allderdice High School, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times EDT):

  • Aussie Simmons part of global revival plan for 76ers

    Ben Simmons of the Philadelphia 76ers just days before fracturing his foot in a training scrimmageAustralia's Ben Simmons, last June's NBA Draft top pick now sidelined by a fractured right foot, is part of a global initiative aimed at reviving the NBA's woeful Philadelphia 76ers. Alongside fellow NBA newcomers Joel Embiid of Cameroon and Dario Saric of Croatia, Simmons will be called upon to help advance the fortunes of a club that went an NBA-worst 10-72 last season, barely beating the all-time worst full-season record of 9-73 set by Philadelphia's 1972-73 squad. Just four seasons after winning just nine games, the 76ers made a run to the 1977 NBA Finals.

  • Junko Tabei, 1st woman to climb Everest, dies at 77

    FILE - In this May 27, 2003, file photo, Junko Tabei, the first woman to summit Mount Everest in 1975, receives a gift from a Kathmandu city official during ceremonies in Kathmandu, Nepal. Tabei, who died Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, at 77, devoted her adult life to scaling peaks, climbing the tallest mountains in more than 70 countries. (AP Photo/Binod Joshi, File)TOKYO (AP) — The first woman to climb Mount Everest didn't stop there.

  • AP Top 25 Takeaways: More of same from Jackson, Strong, Bama

    AP Top 25 Takeaways: More of same from Jackson, Strong, BamaAnother big game for Lamar Jackson. Another bad game for Charlie Strong. Another non-offensive touchdown for Alabama. In other words, more of the same. Thoughts, takedowns and takeaways from week eight ...

  • AT&T eyes new media future with mega-deal for Time Warner

    Telecom giant AT&T has struck a deal that values Time Warner -- with HBO, CNN and Warner Bros studios -- at more than $85bnAT&T unveiled a mega-deal for Time Warner that would transform the telecom giant into a media-entertainment powerhouse positioned for a sector facing major technology changes. The stock-and-cash deal is valued at $108.7 billion including debt, and gives a value of $84.5 billion to Time Warner -- a major name in the sector that includes the Warner Bros. studios in Hollywood and an array of TV assets such as HBO and CNN. It would give the big US telecom firm "the world's best premium content with the networks to deliver it to every screen, however customers want it," a statement from the companies said.

  • US expects record Latino vote, but will it be decisive?

    Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton (L) and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump shake hands after speaking during the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner at Waldorf Astoria October 20, 2016 in New York, New YorkRecord numbers of Latinos have registered to vote this year, giving them unprecedented power to influence the US presidential election on November 8. Pundits have long described the Latino vote as a "sleeping giant" because turnout in the community has historically been low. In his final televised debate with his rival on Wednesday, Democrat Hillary Clinton, he warned about "some bad hombres here," unleashing a flood of Internet outrage and mocking memes.

  • Katy Perry visits UNLV dorms, urges students to vote Clinton

    Singer Katy Perry speaks at a rally in support of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS (AP) — UNLV students relaxing in their dorms got an unexpected knock on their doors Saturday afternoon from Katy Perry, who was roaming the halls and drumming up support for Hillary Clinton on the first day of early voting in Nevada.

  • Adult film actress accuses Trump of unwanted sexual advances

    Attorney Gloria Allred holds a photo of Jessica Drake (R) with Donald Trump, taken in 2006 during an event where Drake alleges Trump behaved in an sexually inappropriate way toward herAn adult film actress became the latest woman to accuse Donald Trump of unwanted sexual advances, claiming the Republican presidential candidate offered her $10,000 to come to his hotel room alone. Jessica Drake is one of at least 11 women to have alleged that the real estate billionaire groped them, made inappropriate remarks or forcibly kissed them. Speaking during a Los Angeles news conference accompanied by the high-profile discrimination lawyer Gloria Allred, Drake said she met Trump at a golf tournament in Lake Tahoe, California in 2006.

  • Virginia coaches say little on allegations in hazing lawsuit

    Virginia head coach Bronco Mendenhall leads his team onto the field prior to the start of an NCAA college football game between North Carolina and Virginia at Scott stadium in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia coaches had little to say Saturday about a lawsuit filed this week in which a former player alleges he was bullied and harassed by teammates because of a learning disability and seriously injured when forced to fight another teammate.

  • Nigeria's Wizkid, S.Africa's Semenya take top MTV awards

    Singer Wizkid was named artist of the year and best male musician and also won the prize for top collaboration at the 2016 MTV Africa Music AwardsNigerian afro-pop star Wizkid and South Africa's Olympic gold medallist Caster Semenya won top prizes at the 2016 MTV Africa Music Awards in Johannesburg. Wizkid was named artist of the year and best male musician and also won the prize for top collaboration at the awards, which celebrate pan-African music, youth culture and talent, with the winners chosen by public vote. The Saturday night ceremony was originally set to be hosted by South African comedian and US television star Trevor Noah, but he called in sick so South African TV personality Bonang Matheba stepped in.

  • Joe Williams runs wild in No. 19 Utah's 52-45 win over UCLA

    Utah running back Joe Williams, right, celebrates his touchdown with offensive lineman Isaac Asiata during the first half of an NCAA college football game against UCLA, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Five years after Utah running back Joe Williams and UCLA quarterback Mike Fafaul left Fork Union Military Academy together, they both posted record-breaking performances on the same wild afternoon.

  • No. 12 West Virginia beats TCU, has best start since '06

    West Virginia wide receiver Daikiel Shorts (6) celebrates making a catch during the first half of an NCAA college football game against TCU, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, in Morgantown, W.Va. (AP Photo/Raymond Thompson)MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia cornerback Rasul Douglas wanted TCU to have a taste of what the Horned Frogs did to the Mountaineers a year ago.

  • AT&T to buy Time Warner for $85 billion, create telecom-media giant

    The Time Warner building in New YorkAT&T Inc said on Saturday it agreed to buy Time Warner Inc for $85.4 billion, the boldest move yet by a telecommunications company to acquire content to stream over its high-speed network to attract a growing number of online viewers. The biggest deal in the world this year will, if approved by regulators, give AT&T control of cable TV channels HBO and CNN, film studio Warner Bros and other coveted media assets. The tie-up will likely face intense scrutiny by U.S. antitrust enforcers worried that AT&T might try to limit distribution of Time Warner material.