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Jared C. Tilton/NASCAR via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Kyle Busch and Dale Earnhardt Jr. were not happy with how the "Contender Round" of the Sprint Cup Series' Chase began over the weekend.

Both believed that remnants of a Justin Allgaier oil spill on lap 182 during the race at Charlotte caused them to strike a wall.

Busch targeted NASCAR, sarcastically saying, "You can't pass anybody — it's a single-lane race track and then [a driver] put oil on the top lane [where we] to try to make anything happen and then you put yourself in the fence — so thanks to NASCAR for cleaning that up," reports.

"I've raced this [stuff] for 20 years," Earnhardt said. "I know what oil and [the absorbent] Speedi Dri is. We hit fluid, flew into the freaking wall hard. That's not Speedi Dri. There was oil up there....I hit the f***ing wall.

"I know I hit oil. I hit it. I promise. I'll argue with them all day long because I know I'm right."

A NASCAR executive said cleanup workers felt no oil in the area in question.

Busch is now 10th in the standings, Earnhardt 11th.

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


Kansas City 9, Houston 6
Toronto 8, Texas 4


Chi Cubs 8, St. Louis 6
N-Y Mets 13, L.A. Dodgers 7


Pittsburgh 24, San Diego 20


Tampa Bay 6, Boston 3
N-Y Islanders 4, Winnipeg 2
Buffalo 4, Columbus 2
Philadelphia 1, Florida 0
SO- Vancouver 2, Anaheim 1

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Ed Zurga/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier is retiring immediately.

According to ESPN, sources say the 70-year-old head coach made the announcement to players and coaches on Monday night.

The retirement was first reported by

ESPN reports the interim coach will be announced on Tuesday.

Spurrier's departure comes after the Gamecocks lost to LSU on Saturday for their fourth straight SEC game loss.

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Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Chase Utley was booed ahead of Monday night's Game 3 of the National League Division Series against the New York Mets at Citi Field.

Utley was suspended for games 3 and 4 of the NLDS after breaking Mets player Ruben Tejada's leg during a slide.

But Utley has appealed, making him eligible to play in Monday night's game.

Mets manager Terry Collins said he's a little surprised Utley isn't in the Dodgers starting lineup.

“The players association and my agent are handling the appeals process," Utley said in a statement on Monday. "I have nothing more to say other than to reiterate that I feel terrible about Ruben's injury. Now my teammates and I are focused on Game 3 and doing everything we can to win this series."

A source briefed on the situation told ABC News a hearing for Utley's appeal was highly unlikely on Monday. It's more likely Utley’s appeal will be heard sometime within the next two weeks to give each side time to pull videos and records, make a decision and issue a statement, the source told ABC News.

MLB Chief Baseball Officer Joe Torre said Sunday, "After thoroughly reviewing the play from all conceivable angles, I have concluded that Mr. Utley's action warrants discipline. While I sincerely believe that Mr. Utley had no intention of injuring Ruben Tejada, and was attempting to help his Club in a critical situation, I believe his slide was in violation of Official Baseball Rule 5.09 (a)(13), which is designed to protect fielders from precisely this type of rolling block that occurs away from the base."

Utley's agent, Joel Wolfe, called the two-game suspension "outrageous and completely unacceptable."

"Chase did what all players are taught to do in this situation — break up the double play," Wolfe said. "We routinely see plays at second base similar to this one that have not resulted in suspensions. Chase feels terrible about Ruben Tejada's injury and everyone who knows him knows that he would never intentionally hurt anybody."

The Mets support the suspension. "[We] feel this was the appropriate course of action. With this decision behind us, the team and our fans can now focus on playing winning baseball," the Mets said in a statement.

The Dodgers and Mets are tied in the NLDS with one game apiece.

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Eric Christian Smith/Getty Images(HOUSTON) -- Lots of Houston Astros fans are blaming Texas Gov. Greg Abbott for Monday night's loss against the Kansas City Royals.

When the Astros were leading 6-2 in the eighth inning, Abbott reportedly tweeted his congratulations to the team saying, "Congrats to the @astros on advancing to the ALCS!.  Hoping for an all-Texas #ALCS.  Looking at you @Rangers."

After the tweet was posted, the Royals ended up winning the game 9-6, and extending the series.

Abbott's tweet has since been deleted but #AbbottCurse became a trend on Twitter.

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Sean Haffey/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — University of Southern California Football Coach Steve Sarkisian has been fired after he was asked to take a leave of absence.

The university first made the announcement after football practice Sunday when Coach Sarkisian had been asked to take a leave of absence by school officials who said it’s clear he is not healthy.

On Monday, the school announced they had decided to terminate Sarkisian, effective immediately.

Sarkisian first exhibited strange behavior this summer at a USC pep rally. The coach blamed a mixture of alcohol and painkillers for his odd conduct, which included slurred speech and even blurting out an expletive before telling the team “Fight on,” the Los Angeles Times reports.

After players said he showed up intoxicated to a practice this weekend, Sarkisian was asked to take an indefinite leave from coaching.

USC Athletic Director Pat Haden said he determined the coach wasn’t healthy after speaking with him.

“I called Steve and talked to him. It was very clear to me that he is not healthy,” Haden said, according to the LA Times. “I asked him to take an indefinite leave of absence.”

One USC student is still hopeful about Sarkisian’s recovery.

“Here at USC, we say ‘fight on,’ and so, like that’s something that I know he’ll keep in mind though whatever he’s got to deal with personally, and what our boys are going to keep in mind as they transition with their new coach,” the student said.

Offensive coordinator Clay Helton will take over as interim coach for the 3-2 Trojans.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Two major U.S. fantasy sports websites appear to have had their biggest weekend ever, despite controversy.

"I think there was a lot of information out in daily fantasy sports, both good and bad," David Copeland, CEO of, an aggregator of daily fantasy sports contests, told ABC News on Monday. "It would appear that most of America would have been exposed to this information to make a decision about whether they want to play daily fantasy sports. It would appear that many people chose to want to play."

An employee of fantasy sports company DraftKings admitted earlier this month to accidentally releasing NFL data before the start of the third week of N.F.L. football games. That same week, the employee won $350,000 at rival fantasy sports website FanDuel.

Social media users accused the employee of "insider trading" and both companies announced last week they were temporarily restricting employees from participating in fantasy sports for money.

But this incident didn't stop more users from participating in fantasy sports competitions on those sites that culminated in this past weekend's NFL games.

DraftKings and FanDuel, the two major fantasy sports websites, earned the most in fees from their guaranteed prize pool competitions with a record number of people entering tournaments for the NFL games on Sunday, according to daily fantasy sports analytics provider There were 7.52 million entries to the two sites' tournaments, which is information made public to entrants, as first reported by Bloomberg, which led to $45.6 million in entry fees.

Copeland of, which is based in Scotland, said it was difficult to explain why so many people entered this weekend's tournaments, and whether the record number was related to publicity the sites received in the past week.

The two sites offer daily and weekly games in which users pay an entry fee of 25 cents to $1,000. Users choose players in fantasy teams (actual N.F.L. athletes) and earn points based on how their players perform in real games. The prize money varies and can go as high as $2 million.

Both sites have marketed aggressively, including with TV ads during NFL broadcasts, with the goal that more people will enter their guaranteed prize pool competitions. Guaranteed prize pools, after all, will give winners a specific amount of money, sometimes millions, even if a small number of players enter to play. Having a large, guaranteed prize is "almost a marketing expense,"’s Copeland explains.

While playing fantasy sports is legal in most of the United States, there are varying restrictions in Arizona, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana and Washington.

DraftKings has been adamant that its employees do not engage in insider trading.

“There has been some confusion regarding a recent piece of data that was inadvertently posted on DraftKings' blog containing information about players and fantasy games," the company said in a statement. "Some reports are mischaracterizing the situation and implying that there was wrongdoing. We want to set the record straight."

The company said it shared information with competitor FanDuel as part of its investigation. DraftKings concluded last week: "The evidence clearly shows that the employee in question did not receive the data on player utilization until 1:40 p.m. ET on Sunday, Sept. 27. Lineups on FanDuel locked at 1:00 p.m. that day, at which point this employee (along with every other person playing in a FanDuel contest) could no longer edit his player selections. This clearly demonstrates that this employee could not possibly have used the information in question to make decisions about his FanDuel lineup.”

Last week, a joint statement from FanDuel, DraftKings and the Fantasy Sports Trade Association said that the companies were temporarily banning employees from playing online fantasy sports for money, as a result of the cheating allegations.

Since then, FanDuel has announced that it is permanently barring its employees from playing on any site’s daily fantasy game for money, and is not allowing access to its site to employees of other fantasy sites.

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Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- New York Giants player Daniel Fells reportedly faces a possible foot amputation after suffering a MRSA infection that stemmed from an injury to his ankle during practice a week ago.

The 32-year-old tight end was hospitalized Oct. 2 and has since undergone five surgeries to ward off the staph infection, according to a report by

The website added: "As of Saturday night, they were fighting to save his foot, which is at risk given the nature of the infection."

Giants spokesman Pat Hanlon said in a statement, "This is a serious situation that has been taken seriously from the beginning. We're all fighting for Daniel."

Fells, who was unable to play in Sunday night's game against the San Francisco 49ers, took to Instagram from his hospital bed to wish his teammates luck on the field.

"My heart is with my brothers tonight," he wrote. "Get that W G-men. I love every one of you #thiswillnotdefeatme"

Giants coach Tom Coughlin gave a nod to Fells at Sunday night's post-game interview, following the team's 30-27 home victory at Metlife Stadium.

"We dedicated that game to Daniel Fells and his family and thank God we were able to give him a game ball," he said.

Later in the interview, Coughlin gave reporters the latest status on his player, who's also a father of two.

"Fells has had two very good days in a row," Coughlin said. "We walked into his hospital room Saturday morning at about 7:30, Ed Triggs and I. He was sitting up, his wife was sitting up and they both had a smile on their face. He had really had his first night of sleep for the whole week that night.

“Then he put two together and his MRI came back without any issues. Thank God and hopefully he will just continue in that direction and have this cleared up so he can go home and see his kids."

Fells could now lose his foot as a result of the MRSA, a contagious bacterial infection that is resistant to most antibiotics.

"When you look at contact sports, there's lots of opportunities out there for cuts and scrapes and lots of chances to share germs, on the field and off," Dr. Rich Besser, ABC News’ chief health and medical editor, said on Good Morning America.

"In a locker room or gym, if you're sharing any towels or razors ... even lifting weights, you can come into contact with bacteria from somebody else."

The Giants have scrubbed their facilities, including their training and locker rooms, to avoid the risk of spreading the infection among other players.

Besser said the best way to prevent MRSA is to keep scrapes and cuts clean and covered.

And raised bumps that are accompanied by high fever should be brought to the attention of medical professionals, he said.

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Jim McIsaac/Getty Images(NEW YORK) --  New York Giants tight end Daniel Fells is fighting for his foot.

Fells has been in the hospital for more than a week after he was diagnosed with Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection, reports

After suffering a toe injury and an ankle injury, Fells was given a cortisone shot, but the pain persisted after a week and Fells was taken to the emergency room, a source told

It was then determined that he had contracted MRSA.

Fells has so far had five surgeries and doctors are fighting to save his foot.

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Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images(CONCORD, N.C.) — Joey Logano on Sunday won the first race of the "Contender Round," the second phase of the Sprint Cup Series' Chase.

Logano edged defending champ Kevin Harvick by .704 seconds for the win in the Bank of America 500. The victory earns him a spot in the next round of the Chase.

It was Logano's fourth win of the season.

The Bank of America 500 was initially scheduled for Saturday night, but was postponed due to rain.

Here are the top 10 drivers in the Bank of America 500, held at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina:

1. Joey Logano
2. Kevin Harvick
3. Martin Truex Jr.
4. Denny Hamlin
5. Kurt Busch
6. Carl Edwards
7. Austin Dillon
8. Jeff Gordon
9. Brad Keselowski
10. Aric Almirola

Here's an updated look at the Chase standings:

1. Joey Logano -- 3,048 points.
2. Kevin Harvick -- 3,042 points.
3. Martin Truex Jr. -- 3,041 points.
4. Denny Hamlin -- 3,040 points.
5. Kurt Busch -- 3,039 points.
6. Carl Edwards -- 3,039 points.
7. Jeff Gordon -- 3,037 points.
8. Brad Keselowski -- 3,035 points.
9. Ryan Newman -- 3,029 points.
10. Kyle Busch -- 3,025 points.
11. Dale Earnhardt Jr. -- 3,016 points.
12. Matt Kenseth -- 3,003 points.
13. Jamie McMurray -- 2,130 points.
14. Jimmie Johnson -- 2,092 points.
15. Paul Menard -- 2,083 points.
16. Clint Bowyer -- 2,082 points.

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