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Romo could be game-time decision

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo missed his third straight day of practice with a back injury on Friday and could be a game-time decision.

Report: Charges unlikely for 49ers' McDonald

The Santa Clara District Attorney's office likely will not charge San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald with domestic violence against his pregnant fiancee, the San Jose Mercury News reported Friday.

Cubs fire Renteria, open door to Maddon

The Chicago Cubs fired manager Rick Renteria on Friday, paving the way for the team to sign Joe Maddon.

Reports: Michigan AD Brandon to resign

Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon is expected to resign Friday, according to multiple reports.

Hardy's trial date pushed back

Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy's trial on domestic violence charges was delayed until after the season, according to multiple reports Thursday.

'Magic' behind new MLS franchise

Intracity rivalries, aka derbies, often provide the highlight of any football season -- whether that be Boca Juniors vs. River Plate, AC Milan vs. Inter or Arsenal vs. Tottenham Hotspurs -- and Major League Soccer (MLS) is now hoping that Los Angeles can join that illustrious list.

New mum Zara Phillips targets Olympic gold

Zara Phillips is not one to rest on her laurels.

Redskins' Hall tears Achilles again

Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall tore his Achilles tendon for the second time in five weeks and will have to redo the same surgery, according to reports Friday.

Texas A&M benches QB Hill

Five-star freshman quarterback Kyle Allen will start for Texas A&M on Saturday, sending Kenny Hill to the bench.

Ingram powers Saints past Panthers

Running back Mark Ingram rushed for two touchdowns and reached the 100-yard mark for the second game in a row as the New OrleansSaints won consecutive games for the first time this season by defeating the Carolina Panthers 28-10 on Thursday night at Bank of America Stadium.

Westbrook breaks hand in Thunder's loss to Clippers

First Kevin Durant, and now Russell Westbrook.

Giant ratings for World Series Game 7

While game 1 of the 2014 World Series struck out in the ratings, game 7 was nothing less than a home run for Fox.

NHL game roundup: Josefson helps Devils exorcise shootout demons

It had been an NHL record 18 straight losses when a game came down to a shootout for the New Jersey Devils, center Jacob Josefson scored the only goal in the tiebreaker Thursday and his team topped the Winnipeg Jets 2-1.

NBA game roundup: Knicks spoil James' homecoming

Carmelo Anthony scored 25 points, including a big basket over LeBron James in the final minute, and the New York Knicks spoiled James' reunion celebration with a 95-90 victory over the revamped Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday.

Butte takes down Bozeman, awaits playoff fate

Bozeman falls to Butte in their return to Naranche, 34-21

Winston, Seminoles escape hole, down Louisville

Overcoming a 21-0, second-quarter deficit Thursday night, second-ranked Florida State outscored 25th-ranked Louisville 35-10 in the second half to pull out a 42-31 Atlantic Coast Conference win at sold-out Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.

Darby hosts District 9-C high school volleyball tourney

Eight teams from all over western Montana are in Darby for the weekend.

Nationals exercise 2015 option for Span

The Washington Nationals exercised a $9 million option on center fielder Denard Span for next season.

Reds pick up Cueto's $10 million option

The Cincinnati Reds picked up right-hander Johnny Cueto's $10 million contract option Thursday, keeping the 20-game winner for another season.

Griffin will start for Redskins this week

The Washington Redskins plan to start quarterback Robert Griffin III against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, coach Jay Gruden said Thursday.

State AA soccer results

The Class AA state soccer tournament kicked off Thursday morning in Great Falls.  Check here for results from this week's tourney action.

Jones defends right to be on Cowboys' sideline

Jerry Jones, the owner of the Dallas Cowboys, said his visits to the sideline during games are "not an issue" and that he is no different than many other NFL owners and executives.

Judge denies move for Hernandez trial

A Massachusetts judge on Thursday turned down a request from Aaron Hernandez's attorneys to move his murder trial to a different county.

LeBron tickets soar to nearly $1,000

Ticket prices for LeBron James' homecoming game have jumped higher than even he can.

NASCAR Driver Capsules, Oct. 30

Capsules for the eight drivers remaining in the Chase for the Sprint Cup.

Michael Jordan trashes president's golfing ability

NBA legend Michael Jordan trash-talked President Barack Obama's golf game, telling Ahmad Rashad in an interview earlier this week the president is a "sh***y golfer."

Alex Rodriguez's suspension ends

Alex Rodriguez is back on the 40-man roster of the New York Yankees.

Stern: Too much at stake for lockout

Former NBA commissioner David Stern is hushing the alarm over a potential work stoppage in 2017, when players are expected to opt out of the current collective bargaining agreement and seek a larger slice of expanding TV-earnings pie going to owners.

Knicks' guards: 'We stopped competing'

One near record-setting loss into the season and the New York Knicks might already be hitting rough waters.

Pain tolerance key to Romo's availability

As the Dallas Cowboys (6-2) prepare for Sunday's showdown with the Arizona Cardinals (6-1) at AT&T Stadium, they are doing so with an uncertain status for quarterback Tony Romo.

Manning-Brady XVI with all the trimmings

If football were a pay-per-view sport, the seemingly annual battles between quarterbacks Tom Brady of the New England Patriots and Peyton Manning, now of the Denver Broncos, would set all-time records for cable TV sales.

RGIII practices, splits reps with McCoy

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III split practice reps with Colt McCoy on Wednesday as he continues to work his way back from a dislocated ankle.

Report: Maddon, Cubs close to deal

The Chicago Cubs are set to hire Joe Maddon as their manager, CBSSports.com reported Wednesday.

Ski star Bode Miller's horse racing dream

He's won six Olympic medals on two legs, but Bode Miller's future will ride on four.

San Francisco Giants' win marred by shootings

A night of triumph for San Francisco baseball fans was marred by shootings, fires and arrests.

Jose Canseco tweets photo of wounded hand

Former baseball slugger Jose Canseco, who accidentally shot himself in a finger on his left hand while cleaning a gun, tweeted a photo of the injured hand on Wednesday.

NBA game roundup: Hornets sting Bucks in OT

Guard Kemba Walker scored 26 points, including a 3-pointer with 1.6 seconds in regulation to tie the score and the game-winner with 5.1 seconds left in overtime, as the Charlotte Hornets rallied to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 108-106 Wednesday.

NHL game roundup: Abdelkader's two goals pace Red Wings

Detroit Red Wings left winger Justin Abdelkader entered Wednesday night's game against the Washington Capitals as his team's leading hitter with 24 body checks. He left the game tied with center Gustav Nyquist as the Red Wings' leading goal scorer with five.

Giants win World Series

Madison Bumgarner came out of the bullpen in Game 7 and threw five scoreless innings to pick up a third win in the series, and the San Francisco Giants held on for a 3-2, title-clinching victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night.

Made of Steele: Sister duo leads Sentinel into state

Working hard on any sports team makes your teammates feel like family,  but sometimes athletes are lucky enough to play with their actual family.

Bozeman High soccer gears up for quarter-final matches against Flathead

The Bozeman boys and girls soccer teams will hit the pitch tomorrow in Great Falls for their quarter-final match-ups against the Flathead Braves.

NHL great Gordie Howe improving, family says

Hockey great Gordie Howe, who suffered a "significant" stroke Sunday morning, is showing signs of improvement, his family said Wednesday in a written statement.

Missing Broncos fan simply went for walk

A Denver Broncos fan who disappeared during a game five days ago simply had "had his fill of football" and decided to take a walk to "somewhere warmer," police said Wednesday.

Game 7 standing room only tickets: $800

People are paying about $1,000 to see Kansas City play San Francisco in Game 7 of the World Series on Wednesday night. Even standing room only tickets are going for as much as $800 on StubHub.

NCAA says Gurley must sit out two more games

The NCAA announced Wednesday that Georgia Bulldogs running back Todd Gurley must sit out two more games for accepting more than $3,000 in cash from multiple individuals for autographed memorabilia.

Seminoles RB's accuser wants probe halted

The woman who allegedly accused Florida State running back Karlos Williams of assault asked the Tallahassee Police Department to drop its investigation.

Jays grab Smoak off waivers

The Toronto Blue Jays claimed first baseman Justin Smoak off waivers from the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday.

Lakers' Randle has surgery on broken leg

Rookie forward Julius Randle broke the tibia bone in his right leg during the fourth quarter of the Los Angeles Lakers' season-opening, 108-90 loss to the Houston Rockets and underwent surgery on Wednesday to repair the fracture.

World Series: 5 things we know entering Game 7

A second inning that included a franchise-postseason-record seven runs and eight hits guided the Kansas City Royals to a 10-0 win over the San Francisco Giants in Game 6 on Tuesday, tying the World Series at three games apiece.