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Frye gets nod over Russell as Raiders QB

Charlie Frye will start at quarterback over former starter JaMarcus Russell when the Oakland Raiders visit the Denver Broncos on Sunday.

Roy Disney, nephew of Walt, dies

LOS ANGELES - Roy E. Disney, the nephew of Walt Disney whose powerful behind-the-scenes influence on The Walt Disney Co. led to the departure of former chief Michael Eisner, has died. He was 79.

Fitzgerald limited in practice, expects to play

Arizona's Larry Fitzgerald went through a limited practice on Wednesday and says he expects to play Sunday at Detroit.

12-0 Cincy finds new coach to replace Kelly

A person familiar with the negotiations says Central Michigan football coach Butch Jones has agreed to a 5-year deal with Cincinnati.

Red Sox take aim at Adrian Gonzalez

The Red Sox are working hard to obtain Padres first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, according to major-league sources.

Britain gives checks the royal boot

LONDON – After more than three centuries, the humble check is set to become a historic relic after British banks voted to phase it out in favor of more modern payment methods.

Christian group launches new attack on Christmas commercialism

If it's December, then there must be frost in the air, gingerbread in the oven, and ...

Televangelist Oral Roberts dies

TULSA, Okla - Oral Roberts, the evangelist who rose from humble tent revivals to found a multimillion-dollar ministry and a university bearing his name, died Tuesday. He was 91.

Holmgren meets with Browns for a second day

Former Seattle and Green Bay coach Mike Holmgren is spending his second day meeting with the Cleveland Browns about running their football operations. A person familiar with the meetings told The Associated Press that Holmgren visited with the Brown