Northern Ireland's  Graeme McDowell plays a tee shot  during day one of the World Match Play Championship at The London Club, in Ash southeast England Wednesday Oct. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Nigel French/PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

Northern Ireland’s Graeme McDowell plays a tee shot during day one of the World Match Play Championship at The London Club, in Ash southeast England Wednesday Oct. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Nigel French/PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE

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ROYALS BOOK WORLD SERIES PLACE WITH SWEEP OF ORIOLES

The Kansas City Royals are into the World Series for the first time in 29 years after completing a sweep of the Baltimore Orioles.

http://wintergames.ap.org/article/rios-olympic-golf-course-grass-under-threat

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MCDOWELL BEGINS MATCH PLAY DEFENSE WITH VICTORY

Graeme McDowell begins his World Match Play defense with a win over Alexander Levy.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/adffc3165efb4987b82015c63f0869d9/mcdowell-begins-world-match-play-defense-win

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LEGAL THREAT TO GRASS AT RIO’S OLYMPIC GOLF COURSE

Grass being laid on Rio de Janeiro’s Olympic golf course may be torn up due to legal dispute.

http://wintergames.ap.org/article/rios-olympic-golf-course-grass-under-threat

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MLS CHIEF GARBER CRITICIZES KLINSMANN

MLS chief Don Garber criticizes national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann over his views on the U.S. league and failure to use Landon Donovan at World Cup.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/c72fcd11339c4261bc6d55efd462e8bb/garber-calls-klinsmann-comments-damaging

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SERBIA AND ALBANIA FACE DISCIPLINARY PROBE OVER DRONE GAME

European authorities open disciplinary cases against Serbia and Albania after abandonment of match prompted by appearance of drone.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/c72fcd11339c4261bc6d55efd462e8bb/garber-calls-klinsmann-comments-damaging