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UNC Tops the NCAA Men’s Preseason Basketball Rankings

The University of North Carolina men's basketball team has been ranked the preseason #1.


Royals reign after beating Mets in World Series

The Kansas City Royals defeated the New York Mets early Monday morning after a 12 inning contest to secure their first World Series championship in 30 years.

President Barack Obama poses for a photo with a jersey given to him by head coach head coach Jill Ellis as he welcomes the U.S Women's National Soccer Team, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, in the East Room of the White House in Washington during a ceremony to honor the team and their victory in the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

This week’s best sports shots

A look back at some of the biggest plays in sports this week and the headlines you may have missed.


This weekend’s sports schedule

Here's a look at this weekend's sports schedule.


ESPN ends Grantland website 5 months after Simmons leaves

ESPN has ended the Grantland website.


Brady, Patriots rout Dolphins 36-7 to improve to 7-0

Dan Campbell's magic wore off against a winning team.


Every sports press conference, ever

You've seen one, you've seen 'em all.


Derek Jeter engaged to model Hannah Davis

Jeter and Davis, who have been dating on and off since 2012, have yet to comment on the marriage rumors.


The PGA Tour season by the numbers

From the 64,000 birdies to the 41 hole-in-ones, PGA Tour players recorded some impressive stats during the 2014-15 season.


Defending MLS champions Galaxy crash out

Seattle midfielder Erik Friberg scored the winner as the Sounders beat Los Angeles Galaxy 3-2 to eliminate the defending champions from the Major League Soccer playoffs on Wednesday.


Cueto gem gives Royals 2-0 Series lead over Mets

The Kansas City Royals backed the superb two-hit pitching of Johnny Cueto with a relentless attack to rout the New York Mets 7-1 on Wednesday and take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven World Series.


Thursday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Thursday, Oct. 29.


Mets eye quick recovery after stinging Game 1 loss

The New York Mets know the pressure is on heading into in Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday at Kauffman Stadium.


Seven candidates for FIFA presidency

orld soccer body FIFA on Wednesday named the seven confirmed candidates vying for the FIFA presidency at a Feb. 26 election.


Wambach retires

The leading career scorer in international soccer announced her retirement shortly after the U.S. national team celebrated its Women's World Cup victory at the White House.

Lamar Odom

Kardashian not back with Odom despite divorce dismissal

Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom filed a court petition dismissing a divorce filing, but the reality TV star says that doesn't mean they're reconciling after the former NBA star was found unconscious in a Nevada brothel.


Wednesday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Wednesday, Oct. 28.


Be it Mets or Royals, a lot has changed since either team won the World Series

The Kansas City Royals host Game 1 of the World Series tonight, facing off against the New York Mets. No matter which team walks away winners of the best-of-seven series, they will be ending a long draught.


St. Louis gets a chance to make pitch to keep the Rams

Sellouts are rare for the St. Louis Rams, but a public hearing on the team's effort to relocate is drawing a capacity crowd.

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If you're the type of person that "could make a TV dinner taste like radio," perhaps cooking a turkey isn't exactly in your wheelhouse.

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City Council May Do Away with Ethics Committee

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Springfield Jobless Rate Drops — And More

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Springfield-area Unemployment: 5.1%

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Rauner Issues Pardons

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Rauner granted 10 and denied 200 clemency petitions.

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Springfield Man Convicted of Sexual Assault


Christopher Westfall was convicted in August.