• Today in History

    Today is Wednesday, October 7, the 280th day of 2015. There are 85 days left in the year.

  • Turkey’s Fenerbahce beats Nets 101-96 in exhibition game

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets lost their preseason opener Monday night to Turkey’s Fenerbahce Ulker, which got 18 points from former NBA lottery pick Jan Vesely in a 101-96 victory.

  • Two teams ought to finally earn a win in RWC Week 3

    LONDON (AP) — On Day 19 of the Rugby World Cup, two teams ought to finally walk off a pitch smiling.

  • In this Sept. 22, 2015, file photo, Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) and Phil Kessel (81) sit on the bench during the first period of an exhibition NHL hockey game against Carolina Hurricanes in Pittsburgh. The brooding and high-scoring forward, Kessel, earned a much-needed change of scenery after six seasons in Toronto, where he became the target of criticism for the Maple Leafs missing the playoffs five times. (AP Photo/Gene Puskar, File)

    Penguins hoping more depth behind stars leads to deeper run

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Johnston spent his first season coaching the Pittsburgh Penguins preaching the same message over and over to his talented but almost pathologically unselfish lineup:

  • Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan waits for the arrival of European Council President Donald Tusk prior to a meeting at the EU Council building in Brussels on Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. Erdogan is on a two-day visit to meet Belgian and EU officials. (Francois Lenoir, Pool photo via AP)

    Turkey vows to protect borders after Russian jet incursion

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — In a signal of new tensions raised by Moscow’s airstrikes in Syria, NATO denounced Russia on Monday for “irresponsible behavior” after its warplanes violated Turkish airspace, and Turkey warned that any future aerial intruder would be treated like an enemy.

  • Kostner cleared to compete in 2016 after settling dispute

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Former figure skating world champion Carolina Kostner has been cleared to compete next year after settling a dispute with the Italian Olympic Committee and World Anti-Doping Agency over whether she helped her former boyfriend cheat.

  • 2016 Giro d’Italia route presented at Milan Expo

    MILAN (AP) — Giro d’Italia officials have put together a balanced route for next year’s race, which they hope will attract some of the best riders in the world.

  • Basso retires from professional cycling

    MILAN (AP) — Two-time Giro d’Italia winner Ivan Basso is retiring from professional cycling after recovering from cancer.

  • Swiss court refuses to release FIFA suspect on bail

    ZURICH (AP) — A Swiss court has rejected a request by one of the imprisoned FIFA officials awaiting extradition to the United States to be released on bail.

  • Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho gestures during the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Southampton at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

    Chelsea gives public backing to Mourinho

    LONDON (AP) — Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was charged by England’s Football Association on Monday for accusing Premier League referees of being biased against his team, hours after he was given public backing by the club following its disappointing start to the season.