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John McDonnell/The Washington Post via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The Washington Nationals are cleaning house after failing to make it to the playoffs.

Following a season-ending 1-0 loss to the New York Mets on Sunday, the team fired its manager, Matt Williams, along with his coaching staff.

Williams, the 2014 National League Manager of the Year, had been with the Nationals for two seasons. This year, under his supervision, the team went 83-79, finishing seven games behind the Mets in the National League East.

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Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images(DOVER, Del.) — Kevin Harvick advanced to the second round of the Sprint Cup Series' Chase on Sunday with a win at Dover International Speedway.

He led 354 laps in taking the AAA 400 in Dover, Delaware. The defending Cup champ is now part of the 12-driver "Contender Round" of NASCAR's playoffs.

Four drivers were eliminated from the Chase following the conclusion of the "Challenger Round": six-time champ Jimmie Johnson, Jamie McMurray, Paul Menard and Clint Bowyer.

Here are the top 10 drivers in the AAA 400, held at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware:

1. Kevin Harvick
2. Kyle Busch
3. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
4. Jamie McMurray
5. Aric Almirola
6. Kasey Kahne
7. Matt Kenseth
8. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
9. Kyle Larson
10. Joey Logano

Here's a look at the Chase standings entering the "Contender Round":

1. Matt Kenseth -- 3,000 points.
2. Joey Logano -- 3,000 points.
3. Denny Hamlin -- 3,000 points.
4. Carl Edwards -- 3,000 points.
5. Martin Truex Jr. -- 3,000 points.
6. Kurt Busch -- 3,000 points.
7. Jeff Gordon -- 3,000 points.
8. Brad Keselowski -- 3,000 points.
9. Kyle Busch -- 3,000 points.
10. Ryan Newman -- 3,000 points.
11. Dale Earnhardt Jr. -- 3,000 points.
12. Kevin Harvick -- 3,000 points.
13. Jamie McMurray -- 2,098 points.
14. Jimmie Johnson -- 2,086 points.
15. Paul Menard -- 2,075 points.
16. Clint Bowyer -- 2,048 points.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) —Here's the latest scores and winners:

Arizona 5, Houston 3


Texas 9, L.A. Angels 2
Baltimore 9, N-Y Yankees 4
Cleveland 3, Boston 1
Detroit 6, Chi White Sox 0
Kansas City 6, Minnesota 1
Seattle 3, Oakland 2
Tampa Bay 12, Toronto 3


Atlanta 6, St. Louis 0 (first game)
Atlanta 2, St. Louis 0 (second game)
Pittsburgh 4, Cincinnati 0
Colorado 7, San Francisco 3
Philadelphia 7, Miami 2
Chi Cubs 3, Milwaukee 1
L.A. Dodgers 6, San Diego 3
N-Y Mets 1, Washington 0

N-Y Jets 27, Miami 14
Carolina 37, Tampa Bay 23
Atlanta 48, Houston 21
OT Indianapolis 16, Jacksonville 13
Cincinnati 36, Kansas City 21
N-Y Giants 24, Buffalo 10
Chicago 22, Oakland 20
Washington 23, Philadelphia 20
San Diego 30, Cleveland 27
Green Bay 17, San Francisco 3
Denver 23, Minnesota 20
St. Louis 24, Arizona 22
OT New Orleans 26, Dallas 20

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Stephen Pond/Getty Images(LONDON) -- American football brings together international fans in London.

National Football League fans from around the world were at Wembley Stadium on Sunday for a huge sell-out game between the New York Jets and the Miami Dolphins.

In the first half the Jets (2-1) outplayed the Dolphins (1-2), 20-7, and though the Dolphins tried hitting back the Jets came out on top, finishing 27-14.

The game marks the first of three NFL contests to be held in London in 2015.

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Al Bello/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Will American toilet paper help the New York Jets win in London?

The Jets wanted to make sure they could create a home away from home as much as possible for the game against the Miami Dolphins at Wembley Stadium on Sunday, all the way down to the toilet paper.

According to the New York Times, a shopping list indicates the National Football League team had ordered 350 rolls of toilet paper to be shipped across the pond including other items like specialized cereal and hot sauce.

The writer of the article, Ben Shpigel, told BBC that an intern who visited London a few times had indicated to the team that "the toilet paper was very thin because their plumbing isn't as good."

The report also indicates the chef at the London hotel they will be staying at was flown to the U.S. to learn how to adequately prepare food for the team.

“Some may say that’s a little over the top or whatnot, but it didn’t really cost that much, so why not?” Aaron Degerness, the Jets' senior manager of team operations, told the New York Times. “We’re basically trying to replicate everything that we’re doing here over there.”

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Here are the latest scores and winners.


Houston 21, Arizona 5


Cleveland 8, Boston 2

Toronto 8, Tampa Bay 4

L.A. Angels 2, Texas 1

Chi White Sox 2, Detroit 1

Kansas City 3, Minnesota 1

Oakland 4, Seattle 2

N-Y Yankees  at  Baltimore  POSTPONED (RAIN)


Pittsburgh 6, Cincinnati 4  12 Innings

Atlanta 4, St. Louis 0

Chi Cubs 6, Milwaukee 1

L.A. Dodgers 6, San Diego 2

Colorado 9, San Francisco 3

Miami at Philadelphia POSTPONED (RAIN)

Washington at N-Y Mets POSTPONED (RAIN)


L-A Clippers 103, Denver 96


Washington 2, Boston 1 2 OVERTIMES (SO Washington 2-0)

Columbus 6, Buffalo 4

New Jersey 3, Philadelphia 2 2 OVERTIMES (SO New Jersey 1-0)

Carolina 2, Pittsburgh 1

Detroit 4, Toronto 2

San Jose 3, Arizona 0

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Allison Joyce/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The National Football League has reached a new milestone.

According to the San Diego Union-Tribune’s NFL Arrest Database, September of 2015 was the first month since 2009 that an NFL player was not arrested.

The database includes arrests and citations that are "more serious than speeding tickets."

This year 33 players have been arrested, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune, and the last month of no arrests was July 2009.

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Elsa/Getty Images(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) -- Campus visits for recruits at the University of Louisville involved strippers and hookers according to a new book.

The University of Louisville and the NCAA are investigating allegations made in a new tell-all book that say a former director of basketball operations paid for escorts for Cardinals recruits.

Yahoo Sports first reported the book's publication. The soon-to-be-published book is called Breaking Cardinal Rules: Basketball and the Escort Queen, and it alleges Director of Basketball Operations Andre McGee repeatedly hired a woman named Katina Powell to provide recruits with escorts.

"We're still trying to uncover the facts," Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich said during a news conference Friday. "We want to get to the bottom of it as much as anybody does ... and we will."

According to ESPN, officials are investigating the allegations with the NCAA already speaking to LSU freshman Antonio Blakeney about his time during a recruiting visit for the school.

Below is the full statement from the University of Louisville, according to ABC News affiliate WHAS-TV.

The University of Louisville first learned of these allegations when the Indianapolis Business Journal contacted the University’s sports information department seeking comment in late August.

The University was shocked to hear of the allegations.  The University’s athletics compliance department was immediately notified.  Chuck Smrt of the Compliance Group was retained to conduct a thorough, objective review of this information.  Mr. Smrt is an outside expert who has 34 years of NCAA regulatory experience, including over 17 years with the NCAA enforcement staff.

In coordination with the University’s legal counsel and faculty athletics representative, Mr. Smrt’s review was quickly launched to assess the validity of the information and the potential for any NCAA rules violations.  The University, on its own initiative, notified the NCAA Enforcement Staff regarding this matter and has been in regular communication with them.

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Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images(ZURICH) -- Major sponsors for FIFA are calling for Sepp Blatter's resignation, but he's still not backing down.

FIFA sponsor McDonald's issued a statement on Friday saying the FIFA president should resign "immediately," following the football organization's continued effort for reform after scandal surrounded the governing body.

Swiss authorities have been investigating Blatter specifically for misappropriation and criminal mismanagement of FIFA money.

"The events of recent weeks have continued to diminish the reputation of FIFA and public confidence in its leadership," said the statement. "We believe it would be in the best interest of the game for FIFA President Sepp Blatter to step down immediately so that the reform process can proceed with the credibility that is needed."

Coca-Cola reportedly also issued a similar statement.

Another sponsor, Anheuser-Busch InBev, followed the other sponsors and said Blatter's presence in the organization was "an obstacle in the reform process."

"AB InBev has been actively engaged on the FIFA reform process both as part of a sponsor group including Adidas, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s and VISA, and on an individual basis through continued conversations with the organization," read a statement. "We intend to continue to do so until the reform process has been completed."

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Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The third race in the Sprint Cup Series' Chase will be staged this Sunday, assuming Hurricane Joaquin doesn't interfere with the schedule.

Dover International Speedway will host the AAA 400. NBC Sports Network's coverage of the race will begin at 2:30 p.m. Eastern time.

The AAA 400 will mark the end of the Chase's "Challenger Round." Twelve of the 16 drivers in the Chase will advance to the "Contender Round."

Here's a look at the standings entering Sunday's action:

1. Matt Kenseth -- 2,099 points.
2. Denny Hamlin -- 2,093 points.
3. Carl Edwards -- 2,089 points.
4. Joey Logano -- 2,089 points.
5. Jimmie Johnson -- 2,083 points.
6. Ryan Newman -- 2,074 points.
7. Kurt Busch -- 2,073 points.
8. Brad Keselowski -- 2,072 points.
9. Martin Truex Jr. -- 2,071 points.
10. Jeff Gordon -- 2,068 points.
11. Jamie McMurray -- 2,058 points.
12. Dale Earnhardt Jr. -- 2,057 points.
13. Kyle Busch -- 2,056 points.
14. Paul Menard -- 2,056 points.
15. Kevin Harvick -- 2,034 points.
16. Clint Bowyer -- 2,018 points.

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