Today in Sports History for Oct. 9

...Bob Hoernschemeyer throws six touchdown passes, an NCAA record for a freshman, leading Indiana past Nebraska 54-13.1982 - Al Del Greco kicks six field goals for all of Auburn's points in an 18-3 victory over Kentucky.1983 - Buffalo's Joe Ferguson...
New tally in Saudi hajj disaster shows at least 1,399 killed

...required of all able Muslims once in their lifetimes. But the ruling Al Saud family likely would never give up its role in administering...of Iraq and Syria in its self-declared "caliphate." Like al-Qaida before it, the Islamic State group opposes the Saudi...
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Russian warships fire cruise missiles into Syria

...strongholds in Raqqa and Aleppo, while the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front has a strong...ensuing clashes with militants, including al-Qaida's Syrian branch known as the Nusra...troops to the battlefield.Maj. Jamil al-Saleh said the offensive, accompanied...
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Astros defeat Yankees, advance to ALDS

...the end of the year," said Keuchel, the AL's only 20-game winner.The orange-clad...the Division Series against the defending AL champion Royals starting Thursday their initial playoff appearance as an AL club - and first since being swept by the...
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Around town for Wednesday, Oct. 7

...Juneau Senior Center. Details: 463-6175.Al-Anon Family Group Douglas Serenity Seekers...Details: 586-1161."Back to Basics" Al-Anon family group, 7-8 p.m., St...Details: Marie, 789-3272.Back to Basics Al-Anon Family Group, 7-8 p.m., Smith...
Top general recommends keeping more US troops in Afghanistan

...operations in Pakistan have pushed fighters, including those linked to al-Qaida, into eastern and northern Afghanistan and the emergence...certain limited circumstances, such as self-defense, attacking al-Qaida or aiding Afghan forces in extreme situations.Carter...
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Rangers win AL West on final day

...postseason spot, the Rangers clinched the AL West title with a 9-2 victory over the...contention.Moments after the final out, an AL West championship banner was hanging beyond...the season even started, plays its first AL Division Series game since 2011 on Thursday...
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Jordanian MP says son joined IS, carried out suicide attack

...ranks of IS and its militant rival from the al-Qaida network, the Syria-based Nusra the two countries.This includes Omran al-Abadi, the son of Jordanian parliament member Mohammed al-Abadi.Omran, an Egyptian-trained physician...
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Today in Sports History: Oct. 4 history to throw for 300 yards and rush for 100 yards in the same game as the Rebels fall short in a 33-32 loss at Alabama. Manning passes for 436 yards and two touchdowns while adding 104 yards rushing yards and three touchdowns.1970 - O.J...
Playoffs open with Astros-Yankees, Cubs-Pirates

...routing the Los Angeles Angels to win the AL West.The real intrigue begins Tuesday...taking on New York ace Masahiro Tanaka in the AL wild-card game.On Wednesday night...on Thursday. The same day, Texas visits AL East champion Toronto.The NL Division...
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