AZ Alkmaar says Alex Pastoor has rejected an offer to become the club's new head coach in the wake of Marco van Basten's decision to step down from the job.

A look at things to watch in the Southeastern Conference during Week 4 of the season:

After years of carefully avoiding taking a side on the issue, former Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has signaled his support for Scottish independence.

A look at things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference during Week 4 of the season:

World Cup winner Germany is still No. 1 in the FIFA rankings despite losing to second-place Argentina in a friendly rematch of their final this month.

Gib Smart wishes the high school football team in Shelbyville could turn down the noise just a bit.

Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer was arrested Wednesday on aggravated assault charges in connection with two altercations at his home in July involving a woman and their 18-month-old child, the latest in a string of such cases involving NFL players.

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Missouri defensive end Shane Ray turned to football to stay out of trouble.

The Seattle Mariners were powerless to stop the Los Angeles Angels from clinching a playoff spot and the AL West title over the past three days.

Nearly 11 years after Barry Bonds testified before a grand jury investigating the illegal distribution of performance-enhancing drugs, a group of judges will hear arguments on whether baseball's career home-run leader should have his obstruction of justice conviction thrown out.

Houston's offensive line has emerged as one of the strengths of the Texans in their 2-0 start.

Tim Murphy has always been a do-it-yourself coach.

The NFL is under pressure from sponsors, fans and lawmakers for its handling of domestic violence allegations against several players. At issue is whether the league is acting swiftly enough to investigate or discipline players.

For Matt Ryan, the season opener was pure brilliance.

T.J. McDonald remembers Mike Evans moaning on the turf after the game-ending hit in the St. Louis Rams' first victory of the season. The second-year safety also will remember it as the biggest play on an unforgettable day.

Things to watch in Week 4 of the Big 12 season with a light schedule — a Thursday night game and only two games Saturday.

Adrian Peterson has had the potential to be that rare post-modern NFL running back playing productively into his 30s. After that extraordinary comeback from knee reconstruction, Emmitt Smith's career rushing record became a realistic if daunting target.

The Arizona Cardinals say they first learned of the domestic abuse accusations against backup running back Jonathan Dwyer on Wednesday afternoon.

Peyton Manning is three touchdown throws shy of 500 for his career and a dozen short of surpassing Brett Favre for the most in NFL history.

Floyd Mayweather Jr., who has spent some time in jail for abusing women himself, was speaking some truth when he briefly rose to Ray Rice's defense last week while trying to sell some pay-per-views for his latest fight.

Long out of playoff contention, the Texas Rangers are relishing the opportunity to have an impact on the postseason chase in late September.

The Padres' Eric Stults joined the Phillies' A.J. Burnett with a distinction that neither of them want: leading the majors in losses.

The Los Angeles Angels clinched the AL West title Wednesday night, getting seven dominant innings of one-hit ball from C.J. Wilson in a 5-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners.

Sean Doolittle sat in a chair staring at his locker inside a quiet clubhouse before searching for the words to explain the Oakland Athletics' latest meltdown.

When Janet Jones was laid off from her job as a financial assistant two years ago and hit rock bottom, inspiration struck.

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After watching Kyle Gibson allow four runs and seven baserunners in the first two innings, Minnesota manager Ron Gardenhire said catcher Kurt Suzuki approached him in the dugout.

Philadelphia's Cole Hamels felt right at home on Wednesday night. And that's never good for the Padres.

With his team facing one of the hottest pitchers in baseball, Astros left-hander Brett Oberholtzer was up for the task Wednesday night.

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