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A sign for the Central Bucks West High School's football team stands in front ot the football stadium on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 in Doylestown, Pa. The remaining two football games at Central Bucks High School West in suburban Philadelphia have been canceled after allegations rookie players were subjected to what officials called humiliating and inappropriate initiation rites. All varsity and junior varsity coaches were also suspended pending further investigation, the superintendent said, citing the failure of staff to properly supervise team activities. Police said they would investigate whether any of the activity was criminal. (AP Photo/The Intelligencer, Rick Kintzel )

Students: Nixing football sends no-hazing message

By The Canadian Press
October 24, 2014 - 5:42pm

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. - Students at a suburban Philadelphia high school say officials have sent a strong anti-hazing message by cancelling the rest of the football season, including Friday's long-awaited homecoming game against a crosstown rival.

FILE - In this April 2, 2013, file photo, Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon tips his hat to the crowd before an opening day baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Rays announced Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, that Maddon has exercised an opt-out in his contract, which was due to expire after next season. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File

Joe Maddon exercises opt-out, won't return to Rays

By The Canadian Press
October 24, 2014 - 4:56pm

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Joe Maddon's highly successful run as manager of the Tampa Bay Rays is over.

After discussions on a new deal bogged down with the Rays, Maddon is now free to listen to offers from any club — a prospect the manager apparently found too difficult to resist.

In this Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, photo, Miami Marlins fan Laurence Leavy, rear right, is shown wearing a bright orange Marlins jersey during Game 2 of baseball's World Series in Kansas City, Mo. Leavy's orange Marlins jersey made him easy to spot amid a sea of Kansas City Royals blue. He said a Royals official approached him offering to move him to the team owner's suite, but Leavy declined. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

World Series fan causes debate with Marlins jersey

By The Canadian Press
October 24, 2014 - 4:56pm

MIAMI - Among the standouts at Games 1 and 2 of the World Series was a Miami Marlins fan in the front row behind home plate.

Switzerland's Roger Federer celebrates winning the quarterfinal match against Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov at the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament at the St. Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland, on Friday Oct. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Keystone, Georgios Kefalas)

Raonic falls in Swiss Indoors quarters

By The Canadian Press
October 24, 2014 - 4:44pm

BASEL, Switzerland - David Goffin kept up his remarkable form as he beat fourth-seeded Canadian Milos Raonic 6-7 (3), 6-3, 6-4 Friday to reach the semifinals of the Swiss Indoors.

Toronto Argos head coach Scott Milanovich reacts to play during the first quarter of CFL football action against the Saskatchewan Roughriders in Regina, Sask., on July 26, 2014. For Scott Milanovich and the Toronto Argonauts, it's the most important game of the 2014 season. The Argos (6-9) host their archrivals, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (7-8), in a crucial contest Saturday at Rogers Centre. The Ticats would clinch the season series with a win and further solidify their chances of finishing first or second in the East. Toronto would lock up the season series with a win and still control its destiny in terms of finishing atop the East Division. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Matt Smith

Argos in crucial showdown with Ticats

By The Canadian Press
October 24, 2014 - 4:30pm

TORONTO - For Scott Milanovich and the Toronto Argonauts, it's the most important game of the 2014 season.