Talking Points: Tired shoulder for QB

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What's the buzz from the world of sports? Here are some items that will have people talking:

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Old Dominion sophomore quarterback Taylor Heinicke threw for a NCAA Division I record 730 yards on Saturday, leading the highly ranked Monarchs back from a 23-point deficit midway through the third quarter to a 64-61 victory against New Hampshire in Norfolk, Va.

The performance left Heinicke with his first sore arm since his high school baseball days — he was a shortstop — and with more than 50 text messages and tons of love on Facebook to soak in.

"I'm enjoying it because not many people get to experience this type of thing," he told The Associated Press on Sunday.

While Heinicke made all the headlines, he did give credit to his offense line. On a day in which temperatures on the field approached 100, ODU's fast-paced spread ran 112 offensive plays and the same five linemen played them all.

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Imagine if we told you your team would win a "world" title and then essentially do nothing from there on out. Would you take it?

Kansas City sure has.

The Kansas City Royals were officially eliminated from playoff contention Sunday with a 15-4 loss to the Cleveland Indians. That assures the Royals of their ninth consecutive losing record.

Oh ... and, by the way ... the Royals have not made the postseason since winning the 1985 World Series, the longest active playoff drought in the majors.

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Take a breather, NFL fan.

You don't get regular-season Sundays like Week 3.

Before we even got to the prime time game, we had three overtime thrillers and five other games decided by a last-second kick or final possession. Then the Ravens go and win on a final kick. Wow.

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