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Maryland's C.J. Brown (16) is sacked by Indiana's Nate Hoff (74)  during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in Bloomington, Ind. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Maryland mum on starting QB for Ohio State game

Associated Press

No Maryland quarterback has started every game in a season since 2006, a streak that will continue if injured C.J. Brown can’t go Saturday against No. 20 Ohio State.

**FILE** Washington Redskin defensive lineman Barry Cofield speaks with reporters during their NFL training camp at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Va., Saturday, July 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Barry Cofield eager to return, help Redskins defense

- The Washington Times

“You get down at times, but you’ve just got to think, ‘I’ve been lucky,’” Cofield said. “I’ve been lucky that it’s been this long before somebody fell on my legs. That’s the norm in this league, so you know, I’m just taking it in stride, and I’ll come back in the second half of the season the freshest person on the field.”

Oakland Raiders assistant head coach Tony Sparano looks on before an NFL football game against the New York Jets, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Tony Sparano named interim Raiders coach after Dennis Allen fired

- Associated Press

Sparano had a 29-32 record as head coach in Miami from 2008-11. He took over a one-win team in 2008 and led the Dolphins to an 11-5 record and an AFC East title. That was his only winning season and he was fired with three games remaining in 2011.

Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter looks on in the dugout during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Blue Jays in Toronto, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. The Orioles won 1-0. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Fred Thornhill)

Orioles enter playoffs with confidence despite what they’re missing

- Associated Press

They have no reason to believe anything will change in the playoffs, even though they will begin the AL division series against Detroit on Thursday without three former All-Stars — catcher Matt Wieters, third baseman Manny Machado and first baseman Chris Davis.

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Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema argues with an official after a Texas A&M touchdown in the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Bielema expects Arkansas to bounce back

- Associated Press

Bret Bielema isn't sure if last year's Arkansas team could have bounced back emotionally from a disheartening overtime loss to Texas A&M.

Kansas City Royals' Eric Hosmer hits an RBI single during the third inning of the AL wild-card playoff baseball game against the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Royals beat A's 9-8 in 12 in AL wild-card thriller

- Associated Press

Rain had started to fall at Kauffman Stadium as the echoing roars finally faded into the night. Eric Hosmer popped out of the dugout one last time, looked to the sky and let it soak in.

Iditarod renews TV deal with Sportsman Channel

- Associated Press

Organizers of Alaska's famed Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race have renewed a deal with the Sportsman Channel, continuing a national television presence for the nearly 1,000-mile trek across rugged and sometimes unforgiving terrain.

Oakland Athletics' Eric Sogard, left, and Brandon Moss sit in the dugout after the Athletics lost 9-8 to the Kansas City Royals in 12 innings in the AL wild-card playoff baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

A's lose 9-8 in 12-inning AL wild-card thriller

- Associated Press

The Oakland Athletics stumbled their way through a late-season swoon, the club that once boasted baseball's best record scratching its way into the final playoff spot on the last day of the regular season.

Kansas City Royals' Greg Holland celebrates after the Royals' 9-8 victory over the Oakland Athletics in 12 innings in the AL wild-card playoff baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Royals return to playoffs in dramatic fashion

- Associated Press

It had been 29 years since the Kansas City Royals had last been to the postseason - nearly three decades spent mostly in baseball's backwater, a small-market organization on a shoe-string budget trying in vain to compete with the big boys.

Colorado Avalanche's Jan Hejda, center, from the Czech Republic, keeps Calgary Flames' Joe Colborne, right, away from goalie Reto Berra during third period NHL pre-season hockey action in Calgary,  Alberta, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014.(AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)

Hiller, Flames beat Avalanche 2-0

Associated Press

Jonas Hiller made 28 saves, and the Calgary Flames beat the Colorado Avalanche 2-0 in a preseason game on Tuesday night.

Serena Williams of the United States return a shots to Silvia Soler-Espinosa of Spain during the first round of China Open tennis tournament at the National Tennis Stadium in Beijing, China, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

Serena Williams headlines Hopman Cup field

Associated Press

Top-ranked Serena Williams will combine with Wimbledon doubles champion Jack Sock in the United States team which will compete in a star-studded Hopman Cup tournament in January.

Los Angeles Kings goalie Martin Jones defends a shot on goal against the San Jose Sharks during the third period of an NHL preseason hockey game in San Jose, Calif., Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. The Kings won 4-1. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Brown nets go-ahead goal, Kings top Sharks 4-1

Associated Press

Dustin Brown snapped a tie 44 seconds into the second period, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the San Jose Sharks 4-1 in an NHL preseason game on Tuesday night.