COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio State football player who disappeared shortly after sending a text message about his concussions was found dead Sunday in a dumpster, apparently of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said.
It's been a recent trend across all levels of football - kickers, punters and even long-snappers have started to seek the same specialized training that their "skilled" counterparts have utilized for years.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Anthony Davis had 25 points, 12 rebounds and six blocked shots, and the New Orleans Pelicans pulled away from the reeling Los Angeles Lakers for a 109-102 victory Wednesday night.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Madison Bumgarner pitched five innings of near-perfect relief and the San Francisco Giants held off the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Wednesday night in Game 7 of the World Series for their third championship in five seasons.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Corey Perry had his second hat trick of the season and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-1 on Wednesday night for their sixth straight victory.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Salvador Perez shouted at Hunter Strickland, who shouted right back. The Kansas City Royals streamed from their dugout, the San Francisco Giants from their own. And for a tense moment in the sixth inning Wednesday night, Kauffman Stadium was consumed by chaos.
Perhaps lost in the shuffle of Major League Baseball playoffs and the start of the National Hockey League season this month, October also marks the beginning of the 2015 PGA Tour season.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Coach Jimbo Fisher said Florida State's Jameis Winston has committed no crime and is adamant the quarterback will not miss any games this season due to an ongoing sexual assault investigation.
NAPA (AP) - Valencia High graduate Max Homa finished tied for 39th place at the season opening Frys.com Open on Sunday after shooting a final-round 72 to record a 4-under for the tournament.
OAKLAND (AP) - Branden Oliver and Philip Rivers spoiled Oakland's fresh start to the season.
SEATTLE (AP) - DeMarco Murray ran for a 15-yard touchdown with 3:16 left and became the second running back in NFL history with six straight 100-yard games to start the season as the Dallas Cowboys stunned the Seattle Seahawks 30-23 on Sunday.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Tom Brady and the Patriots routed the Bengals and quieted the doubters.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Royals waited nearly three decades to return to the postseason. Now that they're here, they want to stick around for a while.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - There appears to be no stopping Philip Rivers and the rest of the San Diego Chargers.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - John Lackey stepped to the podium, minus the obvious status symbols: his two World Series rings. No reason to brag.