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The Kansas City Royals celebrate after catcher Salvador Perez hits a 12th inning walk-off single against the Oakland Athletics during the American League wild card game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Sept. 30, 2014. (PETER G. AIKEN/USA Today)

Royals triumph in crazy, wild game

When general manager Billy Beane went all in at the trade deadline, he raked in some of the best pitching on the market to add to his Oakland Athletics, at the time the team with the best record in baseball.

Lions running back Andrew Harris, left, underwent surgery on Tuesday while quarterback Travis Lulay, right, announced he has decided against an operation on his injured shoulder. REUTERS

Lulay to skip surgery

A struggling and depleted B.C. Lions offence will have to do without one of its stars for the remainder of the CFL season, but may yet get another one back before it's over.

The Vancouver Whitecaps FC have a key match-up on Saturday against FC Dallas. REUTERS

Key matches ahead for Whitecaps

In control of their own destiny to make the Major League Soccer playoffs, Vancouver Whitecaps FC have four matches remaining and simply need to equal or better the number of points that Portland Timbers FC get in their remaining regular season matches.

Columbus Blue Jackets forward Boone Jenner will miss time with a broken hand. (USA Today)

Jackets lose Jenner to broken hand

Forward Boone Jenner could miss more than a month after a puck struck his left hand, the latest in a string of direct hits for the Columbus Blue Jackets' first line.

The name Washington Redskins has come under fire by U.S. regulators. (Reuters)

FCC considers ban on 'Redskins'

The Federal Communications Commission is considering whether to punish broadcasters for using the moniker of the Washington NFL team, the Redskins, a word many consider a slur to Native Americans, the agency’s chairman indicated on Tuesday.

Trish Stratus smiles as a fan approaches her table at a recent autograph-signing event. (Stratus Enterprises, Inc.)

Retirement? What's that?

Retirement is often synonymous with slowing down. Someone forgot to tell that to World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Famer Trish Stratus. Stratus, a wrestling legend and one of Canada's most famous grapplers of all time, could actually be busier today than she was during her illustrious career spanning the globe for WWE.

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Max Scherzer throws a pitch during the seventh inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field on August 19, 2014. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)

Tigers tap Scherzer for Game 1

Right-hander Max Scherzer will be the Game 1 starter for the Detroit Tigers in their American League Division Series against the Baltimore Orioles, the team announced Tuesday.

Kansas City Chiefs free safety Husain Abdullah (right) is congratulated by cornerback Sean Smith after returning an interception for a touchdown against the New England Patriots at Arrowhead Stadium, Sept. 29, 2014. (DENNY MEDLEY/USA Today)

Chiefs player penalized after Muslim prayer

Kansas City Chiefs free safety Husain Abdullah was flagged for a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty Monday night after celebrating an interception return for a touchdown by sliding to his knees and prostrating.

Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen has reportedly been fired by the team. (USA Today)

Raiders fire coach Allen

The Oakland Raiders have fired head coach Dennis Allen, according to multiple reports. An Oakland spokesman confirmed the firing late Monday night to the Oakland Tribune.

A Brazil player moves the ball across the artificial turf against China during the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup play at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Aug. 5, 2014. (IAN KUCERAK/QMI Agency)

FIFA stands by turf for Women's World Cup

Despite growing opposition to synthetic playing surfaces, the 2015 Women’s World Cup is on track to be played entirely on artificial turf, a FIFA official confirmed to the Canadian Press on Tuesday.

Michael Phelps was arrested for drunk driving early Tuesday in Baltimore. (Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports/Files)

Phelps arrested for drunk driving

American swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, was arrested for drunk driving early on Tuesday after speeding and then crossing the double-lane lines inside a Baltimore tunnel, police said.