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Wash. shooter's family living a 'nightmare'No. 1 Mississippi State holds off Kentucky 45-31 (Yahoo Sports)

Student Tyanna Davis and others place flowers outside Marysville-Pilchuck High School the day after a shooting at the school in Marysville, WashingtonRelatives of Jaylen Fryberg can't understand why he would target his cousins and friends.


Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott dives into the end zone for a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Kentucky at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/David Stephenson)

Mississippi State's recent slugfests with Kentucky have taught the Bulldogs that there's no such thing as a safe lead against the Wildcats. Prescott accounted for three touchdowns, Robinson rushed for two TDs and No. 1 Mississippi State (7-0, 4-0 Southeastern Conference) held on to beat Kentucky 45-31 on Saturday. ''I am very happy with the way our guys played today in a tough environment against Kentucky, which is a very good football team that gave us everything out there,'' Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen said after a win that wasn't truly decided until Holmes' 61-yard kickoff return for the clinching touchdown with 2:22 remaining.


U.S. envoy travels to Ebola-stricken West AfricaDT McCoy signs 7-year deal with Bucs (Yahoo Sports)

US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power arrives at the 69th United Nations General Assembly in New YorkBy Michelle Nichols WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, is traveling to Guinea on Sunday and will also visit Liberia and Sierra Leone, making the trip despite calls by some U.S. lawmakers for a travel ban on the three West African countries worst-affected by Ebola. Power, a member of President Barack Obama's cabinet, left Washington on Saturday. ...


FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2014, file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy (93) watches his team play during the second half of a preseason NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills in Orchard Park, N.Y. McCoy has signed a seven-year extension with the Buccaneers worth $98 million, making him the highest-paid player at his position. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert, File)

Defensive tackle Gerald McCoy has signed a seven-year extension with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers worth $98 million, making McCoy the highest-paid player at his position. McCoy, a 2013 All-Pro, will get $51.5 million guaranteed, the most ever given to a defensive tackle in NFL history. The deal was concluded Saturday by McCoy's agent, Ben Dogra, and Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht. ''Gerald is extremely excited to remain with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and he is especially thankful to Bucs owners, coaches, and Jason Licht for working so hard throughout the process,'' Dogra said.


Complex probe follows killing of deputiesTitans' Greene arrested after parking incident (Yahoo Sports)

Law enforcement officers gather at the site where a Sacramento County Sheriff's deputy was shot by an assailant who then carjacked two vehicles prompting a manhunt in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. The deputy was taken to a hospital but his condition is not immediately known.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)Authorities search for answers after an attack leaves two California officers dead.


This booking photo released by the Franklin, Tenn., Police Department shows Shonn Greene of the Tennessee Titans NFL football team. Greene was arrested Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, for allegedly parking in a handicapped space and speeding away when an officer was issuing him a citation. Franklin, Tennessee police Sgt. Charles Warner says Greene was charged with driving on a suspended license, reckless driving, failure to stop/halt/frisk and illegal parking. Greene was released on $2,000 bond. He is due in court Nov. 13. (AP Photo/Franklin, Tenn., Police Department)

Tennessee Titans running back Shonn Greene was arrested in a suburban Nashville community for allegedly parking in a handicapped space and speeding away in his luxury car as an officer was issuing a citation. Greene surrendered to police Friday night after being told warrants had been obtained for his arrest, said police Sgt. Charles Warner in Franklin, Tennessee. The matter could have been ended with a simple parking ticket, but now Greene faces multiple charges, Warner added. ''This whole thing could have been avoided if Greene would have simply left that handicapped parking space available for whom it was intended,'' Warner said.


U.S. recognizes gay marriages in six more statesNo. 10 TCU gets record-setting 82-27 rout of Tech (Yahoo Sports)

A gay couple holds hands during a rally in support of the United States Supreme Court decision on marriage rights in San DiegoWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said on Saturday the U.S. government will recognize same-sex marriages in six more states, bringing to 32 the number of states where couples in gay unions qualify for federal benefits. Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, North Carolina, West Virginia and Wyoming were added to the list on Saturday, a week after Holder made a similar announcement concerning seven other states. The move comes after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear appeals of cases that sought to overturn bans on same-sex marriages. ...


TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin (2) throws a pass in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Texas Tech, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Trevone Boykin took issue with coach Gary Patterson saying he was among the TCU players who weren't ready to play Texas Tech. Boykin threw a school-record seven touchdown passes and the 10th-ranked Horned Frogs showcased a new fast-paced offense by scoring the most points in their history in an 82-27 rout of Texas Tech on Saturday. These are one of the teams we haven't beaten in the Big 12, and it was just time to pay those guys back.'' The Horned Frogs (6-1, 3-1 Big 12) topped their previous scoring high of 69 in the spread attack directed in part by co-offensive coordinator Sonny Cumbie, a former Texas Tech quarterback who spent the past four seasons as an assistant at his alma mater.


U.S. car safety regulators face review over safety lapsesLuis Suarez makes strong return from biting ban (Yahoo Sports)

Pedestrians cross the street as cars wait at an intersection in BostonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Transportation Department will conduct an internal review of U.S. auto safety regulators in response to a series of safety lapses, including this week's reports of defective air bags, a senior administration official said on Saturday. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the review of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration would look at what has occurred and what can be done better to ensure safety. ...


Barcelona's Luis Suarez, celebrates after Barcelona's Neymar scored during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Saturday Oct. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul White)

Luis Suarez made a strong return from his four-month biting ban on Saturday, showing no signs of being rusty and providing the biggest threat Barcelona could offer in a 3-1 loss at Real Madrid. Suarez set up Neymar's fourth-minute opener and provided the most constant danger up front for the visitors, while Lionel Messi was kept in check by Madrid's defense. I leave with the sensation that the team did all it could to win but it wasn't to be.'' In his first competitive match since sinking his teeth into an opponent at the World Cup, Suarez gave Barcelona coach Luis Enrique more than he had asked for. ''(Suarez) played well,'' Luis Enrique said.




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