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Bradley off to a good start at a great time

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In the final tournament before Ryder Cup teams are set, Keegan Bradley did his best Friday to make an impression in the Deutsche Bank Championship. More>>

Sara Errani outlasts Venus Williams at US Open

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Two points from defeat, Sara Errani rallied to force a third-set tiebreaker and outlasted Venus Williams in a back-and-forth match at the U.S. Open. More>>

Stewart says Ward's death will affect him forever

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Unshaven and with a quivering voice, NASCAR superstar Tony Stewart said the death of Kevin Ward Jr. will "affect my life forever" as he returned to the track Friday for the first time since his car struck and killed the... More>>

'Bama opens vs West Virginia with QB questions

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Time to get some answers about Alabama's quarterback competition. More>>

Appalachian St, fab frosh & pace of play in Week 1

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By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer Texas A&M's outburst, Boise State's flop and Temple's late-night surprise were just an appetizer. More>>

Sterling says Clippers deal started with 2 numbers

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When asked how much money she wanted to sell the Los Angeles Clippers, the wife of disgraced team owner Donald Sterling handed a piece of paper to her lawyer with two numbers: $1.5 to $2. More>>

Vikings WR Simpson gets 3-game suspension by NFL

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Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson has been suspended for three games for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, his second such punishment in three seasons. More>>

Manziel willing to share nickname with A&M's Hill

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Johnny Manziel's ready to hand off his nickname. Or at least share it. More>>

US opens basketball worlds vs Finns and their fans

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They are the biggest thing in Bilbao, backed by 8,000 fans - not to mention some Angry Birds - whose free-spending boosters are such believers they've already started lining up transportation to the second round. More>>

Penn State, UCF set for Ireland season opener

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The idea started with a phone call. More>>

Pro wrestlers take antics to streets in Pyongyang

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Former NFL player Bob "The Beast" Sapp and a group of brawny pro wrestlers led by a Japanese politician took their oddball attempt at sports diplomacy to the streets of Pyongyang on Friday, staging a tug-of-war and arm... More>>

Roma's American CEO keeps euphoria in check

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For Italian soccer fans, merely mentioning the word "scudetto" - league title - is considered taboo. More>>

What to watch at US Open: Venus eyes 4th round

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Venus Williams is trying to get to the fourth round at the U.S. Open for the first time since 2010 - and at any Grand Slam tournament for the first time since 2011. More>>

Pregame film study shifts to phones, tablets

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By KURT VOIGT AP Sports Writer Oklahoma cornerback Zack Sanchez had just found out the Sooners would be facing Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. Shortly thereafter, his game prep began. On his cell phone. More>>

No. 18 Ole Miss sloppy in opener but beats Boise

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Bo Wallace wants to close his college career in style. More>>

Familiar names in the FIBA Basketball World Cup

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Kevin Durant stands front and center in a billboard that hangs high above the outside of the arena where the U.S. will play its first-round games at the FIBA Basketball World Cup. More>>

TPC Boston brings back big memories for Spieth

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Jordan Spieth has spent his second season going to PGA Tour courses he had seen only once, each of them filled with various memories. More>>

Sumlin ready for more out of No. 21 Texas A&M

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Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin knows his Aggies have more to accomplish. Still, he couldn't help but take pride in the team's dominating show at Southeastern Conference power South Carolina. More>>

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No. 19 Sun Devils beat Weber State 45-14

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D.J. Foster slid into the featured back role with ease. Taylor Kelly and Jaelen Strong picked up where they left off last season. The young defense held its ground. More>>

Angels rally in 10th for 4-3 win over Oakland

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The Angels and Athletics realize their paths to the World Series are likely to cross repeatedly this fall. Both AL West powers are prepared to grind out wins similar to the one Howie Kendrick delivered in their series opener. More>>

No. 18 Ole Miss pulls away from Boise State 35-13

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For much of the night, it was tough to watch. Mississippi hardly looked like the 18th-ranked team in the country. Boise State in no way resembled the program that used to beat the big boys with such regularity. More>>

Williams overcomes 3 early double-faults to win

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Good as she is, even Serena Williams can find it tough to deal with swirling wind, so much so that she double-faulted three times in her first service game Thursday at the U.S. Open. More>>

Jets' Patterson: no-show claims 'completely false'

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Dimitri Patterson disputes the New York Jets' version of his mysterious absence. More>>

Fedora: No. 23 UNC suspends 4 players for opener

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North Carolina coach Larry Fedora said Wednesday the team has suspended four players for this weekend's season opener, a day after a report of an alleged hazing altercation that left a redshirt freshman walk-on... More>>

US OPEN SCENE: Shirt is not a hometown advantage

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Simone Bolelli says branding was at play when the Italian wore a shirt with the Stars and Stripes on the sleeve for his second-round match Thursday against Tommy Robredo. More>>

Dolphins top Rams 14-13 in preseason finale

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Marcus Thigpen showed why he might not make the Miami Dolphins. More>>

Kenny Football: Hill surpasses Manziel's mark

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Kenny Hill looked more than ready to replace Johnny Manziel on the field. He is still getting used to the attention that goes along with the job. More>>

Notre Dame to hold out 5th player in investigation

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Notre Dame added reserve safety Eilar Hardy to the list of four Irish players being withheld from practice and games as the university completed its investigation into whether they may have turned in homework and papers... More>>

Mickelson in a bind with 4 straight playoff events

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Phil Mickelson isn't a fan of four straight FedEx Cup playoff events that follows a summer of big events and precedes the Ryder Cup. More>>

USC coach accepts some blame in Shaw situation

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Southern California coach Steve Sarkisian believes he shares blame with the athletic department for publicizing cornerback Josh Shaw's fictitious story about injuring his ankles while saving his nephew from drowning. More>>

After Rice, NFL increases domestic violence bans

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Acknowledging he "didn't get it right" with a two-game suspension for Ravens running back Ray Rice, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced tougher penalties for players accused of domestic violence, including six... More>>

Stewart returning to competition after fatal crash

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Tony Stewart will return to Sprint Cup competition Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway, ending a three-race hiatus taken after he struck and killed a fellow driver during a dirt-track race. More>>

Serena Williams runs US Open win streak to 16

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After three double-faults in her first service game, Serena Williams was in control the rest of the way and stretched her winning streak to 16 matches at the U.S. Open. More>>

Giants' Petit retires 46 straight for MLB record

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San Francisco Giants right-hander Yusmeiro Petit has set a major league record by retiring 46 consecutive batters. More>>

FedEx Cup: Where a week can change everything

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Stuart Appleby knows how one week can change everything during the FedEx Cup playoffs. More>>

Manziel appears as aerobics instructor in TV ad

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Wearing spandex leggings, a headband and working out a class of exercising women as if he were Richard Simmons. No, we've never seen Johnny Football like this. More>>

'Robot march' to protest Iowa's pink locker room

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A University of Iowa professor who donned a robot costume to heckle Bill Clinton and Michele Bachmann has now set his sights on one of his school's famous quirks: the visiting team's pink locker room at Kinnick... More>>

AP source: Gordon wants to play in CFL but can't

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Josh Gordon can't run a deep pass route into Canada and play. More>>

Cowboys backup S Jakar Hamilton gets 4-game ban

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Dallas backup safety Jakar Hamilton has been suspended for the first four games for violating the league's policy on substance abuse. More>>

Weakened US team aims for world basketball title

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The bad news just kept coming, the only difference whether the culprit was injury or interest. More>>

Alabama's Saban faces boyhood team, West Virginia

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By JOHN RABY and JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writers Growing up in West Virginia, Nick Saban would peek through the rails at the old WVU Fieldhouse as Jerry West played basketball far below. More>>

Chiney Ogwumike of Sun wins WNBA rookie of year

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By DOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer Chiney Ogwumike always enjoyed following her sister's path. Now the Connecticut Sun player joins her as a winner of the WNBA rookie of the year award. More>>

Japanese lawmaker, ex-NFL lineman in North Korea

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Led by a Japanese pro wrestler-turned-politician, about 20 mixed martial artists from around the world - including a former NFL lineman - arrived in North Korea on Thursday to put on a series of exhibition matches this... More>>

Rise in flags makes NFL defenders wary of contact

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By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Pro Football Writer A subtle change to the NFL rulebook resulted in an 822 percent increase in illegal contact penalties through three weeks of the preseason. More>>

Buy a ticket? Psh! NFL teams selling memberships

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The change made by the Kansas City Chiefs a few years ago was subtle - one word, really - yet it ushered a pronounced change in the way the franchise viewed its most important fans. More>>

What to watch in Basketball World Cup group stage

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By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer The U.S. and Spain played a pair of classics in the last two Olympic gold-medal games - the Americans winning both - and fans would love to see them meet again in the... More>>

Poll: Parents uncomfortable with youth football

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By KURT VOIGT AP Sports Writer Parents are worried about their children playing football, but most haven't decided to keep their kids from putting on a helmet and stepping onto the field. More>>

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Maria Sharapova comes through in 3 sets at US Open

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A year ago at this time, Maria Sharapova was sitting out the U.S. Open, getting checked by doctors and having tests on the surgically repaired right shoulder that has troubled her off and on. More>>

US OPEN SCENE: Philosopher Gulbis' rules for life

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For Ernests Gulbis, the unexamined life really is worth living. More>>

FBS season kicks off quietly with Georgia State

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The first season major college football's champion will be decided by a playoff began Wednesday night in a mostly empty Georgia Dome, with one of the newest members of FBS taking on a team starting its second season in... More>>

Yankees chase Price in 3rd, beat Tigers 8-4

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It was an inning that defied explanation - the New York Yankees banging out hit after hit against one of the best pitchers in baseball. More>>

Royals score 6 runs in 8th to beat Twins 6-1

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The Kansas City Royals conjured up a little more late-game magic Wednesday night. More>>

Philadelphia honors Little League team with parade

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Ryan Howard, meet Mo'ne Davis. More>>

Olivier Giroud out 4 months following leg surgery

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Arsenal forward Olivier Giroud will be sidelined for about four months after surgery to repair a broken left leg. More>>

USC's Shaw admits to lying about injuries, rescue

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Southern California cornerback Josh Shaw confessed that he lied to school officials about how he sprained his ankles last weekend, retracting his story about jumping off a balcony to save his drowning nephew. More>>

Arsenal in 17th straight Champions group stage

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Alexis Sanchez scored his first Arsenal goal, and the Gunners beat Besiktas 1-0 Wednesday night to reach the Champions League group stage for the 17th consecutive season. More>>

Sam gets last chance at Rams' preseason impression

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Michael Sam is about to get one last chance to show the St. Louis Rams why he belongs on their 53-man roster. More>>

Chicago's Little League champs return as heroes

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The ballpark gleams, exactly as the home of the Little League World Series national championship team should. More>>

Royals' Yost implores fans to show up to games

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Royals manager Ned Yost pleaded with fans on Wednesday to show up for their remaining home games, one night after Alex Gordon's walk-off homer gave Kansas City a dramatic win over Minnesota that was seen by just 13,847... More>>

Philadelphia honors Little League team with parade

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The youth baseball team whose star 13-year-old female pitcher and performance in the Little League World Series drew a wide following received a champion's treatment in a parade Wednesday in downtown Philadelphia. More>>

Boxer Jermain Taylor out on bond after shooting

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Boxer Jermain Taylor was freed on $25,000 bond Wednesday after police detained the former middleweight champion in the shooting of his cousin at Taylor's suburban Little Rock home. More>>

NFL suspends Browns star WR Gordon for 2014 season

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Josh Gordon's wait is over, and so is his 2014 season. Now the star wide receiver's career is in peril. More>>

Clippers sign Doc Rivers to 5-year extension

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Doc Rivers is staying with the Los Angeles Clippers for another five years. More>>

Cam Newton says he'll be ready to play in Week 1

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Cam Newton expects to be ready for the Panthers Sept. 7 regular season opener against Tampa Bay. More>>

Experts want to see NFL act on domestic violence

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Ravens running back Ray Rice is sitting out two games for domestic violence. A positive marijuana test triggered a yearlong ban for Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon, costing him the 2014 season. More>>

College football begins with low-key opening game

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Auburn, Oregon dealing with key injuries

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By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer Braxton Miller's season-ending shoulder injury has the potential to shake up the national title race, leaving a loaded Ohio State team without one of the... More>>

Serious questions for United after cup humiliation

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Louis van Gaal has always said it could get worse before it gets better at Manchester United. More>>

What to watch at Open: Will Sharapova foe take TO?

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If Maria Sharapova's opponent Wednesday at the U.S. Open takes a medical timeout, the five-time major champion wouldn't mind seeing that come at a cost. More>>

Bumgarner flirts with perfection in 3-0 Giants win

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Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner wanted to waste a two-strike curveball in front of Rockies cleanup hitter Justin Morneau. More>>

New AP award to recognize top NFL assistant coach

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The Associated Press will recognize the NFL's top assistant coach with a new award beginning this season, the news organization announced Wednesday. More>>

Women's World Cup turf war heats up

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By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer Even actor Tom Hanks has an opinion about whether the athletes at the 2015 Women's World Cup should play on artificial turf or grass. More>>

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Bumgarner's perfect game broken up in 8th

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Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner has lost his bid for a perfect game on a leadoff double in the eighth inning by Colorado's Justin Morneau. More>>

Orioles grind out 4-2 win over Rays

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During a season in which the Baltimore Orioles have made a habit of slugging the opposition into submission, there have been times when they have been forced to patiently carve out a victory one out at a time. More>>

US OPEN SCENE: Serena sizzles in leopard dress

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Serena Williams doesn't just play fierce. More>>

CiCi Bellis, 15, youngest US Open winner since '96

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While 15-year-old American CiCi Bellis was in the process of stunning a Grand Slam finalist to become the youngest player to win a U.S. Open match since 1996, her father did his best to conceal his emotions courtside. More>>

Mankins traded; Bradford, Raji on IR

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By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer On the NFL's first preseason cutdown day, a trade and several key players going on injured reserve overshadowed other moves. More>>

Royal box: His Airness now a member of Club Fed

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His Airness is now a member of Club Fed. More>>

Sarkisian: USC looking into Shaw's heroic story

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Southern California coach Steve Sarkisian says the school is investigating defensive back Josh Shaw's claim that he injured both of his ankles jumping off a balcony to save his nephew from drowning. More>>

UNC probing report of alleged hazing incident

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North Carolina is investigating a report of an alleged hazing altercation that left a walk-on receiver with a possible concussion. More>>

Jeter recalls day he and Rivera were sent down

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It's the type of anecdote that sounds like an urban legend: The New York Yankees once sent Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera down to the minors at the same time? More>>

Women talk about sports on CBS Sports Network

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By TERESA M. WALKER AP Pro Football Writer CBS officials talked about an all-women sports show for more than a year, and now they're set to make television history. More>>

MLB denies Rays' weekend protest in Toronto

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Major League Baseball on Tuesday denied a protest filed by the Tampa Bay Rays last weekend in Toronto. More>>

Love struck: Kevin Love pledges commitment to Cavs

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Kevin Love's phone rang in July and LeBron James asked the All-Star forward if he wanted to play with him in Cleveland. More>>

American Bellis, 15, upsets Cibulkova at US Open

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American teen CiCi Bellis became the youngest player to win a U.S. Open match since 1996 - almost three years before she was born - when she stunned Australian Open runner-up Dominika Cibulkova. More>>

Davis, US beat Slovenia in basketball exhibition

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Mike Krzyzewski's big men had barely finished pushing around Slovenia when he was asked how they would match up with Spain's imposing frontcourt. More>>

Vikings' Joseph ready to return from bullet wound

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Life is good for Linval Joseph. He is grateful he didn't lose it. More>>

US OPEN SCENE: Rubin's excellent summer vacation

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Noah Rubin will stick around the U.S. Open for at least a few more days before he starts his freshman year at Wake Forest. More>>

Police: Drugs, alcohol not factors in Freeh crash

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Drugs and alcohol are not believed to be factors in the single-car crash in Vermont that seriously injured former FBI director Louis Freeh, state police said Tuesday. More>>

OSU's Meyer: Surgery on Braxton Miller successful

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Braxton Miller came through surgery just fine. More>>

Florida State's Fisher emerging as a top QB coach

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The foundation of Jimbo Fisher's coaching philosophy began during rides home with his father after Pop Warner games. His dad would pepper him in the car with a single question: Why? More>>

Malzahn: Johnson will start for Auburn at QB

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Jeremy Johnson will be No. 6 Auburn's starting quarterback against Arkansas, and Nick Marshall will play in the game at some point. More>>

Man United signs Angel Di Maria for $99 million

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Manchester United broke the British transfer-fee record by signing Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid for 59.7 million pounds ($99 million) on Tuesday, extending a summer spending spree that was sparked by its most... More>>

Union talk fades as Northwestern begins season

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By JIM LITKE AP Sports Writer Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald flies around the practice field some days like he was still playing. Other days, he gets his kicks by running training camp more like a... More>>

NBA unveils new rules to make baselines safer

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By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer The NBA is expanding the area that must be clear behind the basket and cutting the number of photographers along the baseline in an effort to improve player safety. More>>

CBS Sports Network to launch all-women sports show

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CBS Sports Network will air an all-women sports show starting next month. More>>

USC's Shaw jumps from second floor to save nephew

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Southern California senior cornerback Josh Shaw injured both ankles after leaping from a second-story balcony to save his 7-year-old nephew from drowning in a pool. More>>

Lionel Messi back to the top of AP soccer poll

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The season's first Associated Press global soccer poll has Lionel Messi back at the top of the list. More>>

What to watch at US Open: Serena faces US teen

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Taylor Townsend doesn't get to ease her way into her first U.S. Open. More>>

Murray grits through cramps to win at US Open

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Spinning in 70 mph second serves, grabbing at his hamstring during points, Andy Murray gritted his way through head-to-toe cramps to win at the U.S. Open. More>>

Michigan shrugs off bad memories of Appalachian St

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Drake Johnson will never forget it. More>>

Slow down! Refs want to hit pause on up-tempo play

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The quarterback throws toward the sideline, where a receiver hauls the pass in, gets two feet down and flips the ball to the official. More>>

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Holliday's hit lifts Cardinals over Pirates 3-2

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Jon Jay already had a bat in hand before St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny even called his name. More>>

Yankees rout Royals 8-1 in makeup of June rainout

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Michael Pineda kept throwing strikes. The Royals kept taking them, trying in vain to drive his pitch count up. When Yankees catcher Brian McCann looked up in the third inning, his right-hander had still thrown just 35... More>>

US OPEN SCENE: Fireworks rock opening ceremony

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Fireworks, strobe lights, thumping music and gyrating dancers on the court of Arthur Ashe Stadium. It can only mean one thing: the official start of the U.S. Open. More>>

Ex-Missouri State player had severe brain trauma

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Michael Keck played just two years of college football before he was knocked out during practice at Missouri State and gave the sport up for good. More>>

Legal questions arise for fantasy day game biz

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By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer Some of the newest incarnations of fantasy football look a lot more like gambling than intricate, outsmart-your-opponent strategy games. More>>

Buccaneers bringing in Incognito for a visit

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are trying to determine if Richie Incognito is a good fit for their struggling offensive line. More>>

American soccer player Tim Howard has book deal

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American soccer hero and international celebrity Tim Howard has advanced to the next round of fame: a book deal. More>>

Italy striker Mario Balotelli signs for Liverpool

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By STEVE DOUGLAS AP Sports Writer Liverpool signed Italy striker Mario Balotelli from AC Milan for 16 million pounds ($26.5 million) on Monday, taking a calculated gamble on a headline-grabbing player... More>>

Meyer not kidding when he says Buckeyes are good

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A week after the loss of three-year starting quarterback Braxton Miller, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer is going through final preparations for the Buckeyes' opener on Saturday against Navy. More>>

Jets suspend CB Dimitri Patterson 'indefinitely'

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Dimitri Patterson ended his puzzling absence after 48 hours, but his future with the New York Jets is now uncertain. More>>

Zimmer names Matt Cassel as Vikings starting QB

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Matt Cassel has seen a lot in 10 years in the NFL, including by his count seven different offensive coordinators in his last six seasons in the league. More>>

Athlete asks judge to reject NCAA head-injury deal

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A former San Diego State football player has asked a federal judge to reject the recently proposed $75 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit against the NCAA, saying it unfairly forces athletes who suffered head... More>>

Tiger Woods splits with swing coach Sean Foley

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Tiger Woods is leaving swing coach Sean Foley after four years and no majors. More>>

Pope endorses Sept. 1 interreligious peace match

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Pope Francis is backing an interreligious soccer match that will gather greats from around the globe and is aimed at promoting peace and raising money for at-risk kids. More>>

Could favorable schedule help Royals?

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By NOAH TRISTER AP Baseball Writer Just about everything is going right for the Kansas City Royals these days. They've won 24 of their last 31 games to take over first place in the AL Central. More>>

A timely win for Mahan at The Barclays

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Hunter Mahan knew he was on the verge of something special, even with a record that looked ordinary by his standards. More>>

Bavetta looks back on a lifetime in basketball

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By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer Dick Bavetta never missed a game. More>>

Chicago team defies the odds with run in LLWS

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The kids from Chicago's Jackie Robinson West defied the odds with their run in the Little League World Series. More>>

Ledecky leaves her mark in Australia

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The long, deep breaths were a sign: Elation, satisfaction, relief. And just a touch of exhaustion. More>>

Hamilton powers Angels past A's

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Josh Hamilton is heating up at the right time, and Los Angeles manager Mike Scioscia hopes he can keep going. More>>

Phelps shows his comeback is on track at Pan Pacs

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Michael Phelps gave an incredulous look, an almost indignant response and strode away to collect a gold medal. More>>

Jets' Patterson rejoins team after going AWOL

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Dimitri Patterson's mysterious absence is over. More>>

Chance for players other than Big 4 at US Open

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Two 23-year-olds, Milos Raonic and Grigor Dimitrov, broke through to their first major semifinals at Wimbledon. More>>

Sam Mikulak rallies for US gymnastics title

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Sam Mikulak isn't much on regret. It's just not his thing. More>>

Dixon gets dramatic Sonoma IndyCar win; Power 10th

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Will Power thought the world was ending when an earthquake shook him out of bed. A few hours later at Sonoma Raceway, the sleep-deprived driver plummeted from the pole to 20th place before fighting back for a finish that... More>>

So Yeon Ryu wins Canadian Women's Open

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So Yeon Ryu missed out on the LPGA Tour's 72-hole scoring record. She got the champagne shower she was longing for on the final green- reversing roles with Inbee Park. More>>

Mahan comes up with timely victory at The Barclays

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About the only thing that went wrong for Hunter Mahan at The Barclays was when the trophy broke. All he had to show for perhaps the biggest win of his career was a large wreath of roses. More>>

Bradford out for season with ACL tear

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Jeff Fisher shared the bad news with Sam Bradford on Sunday morning. More>>

Hwang, Choi lift S. Korea past Chicago to win LLWS

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In the giddy moments after South Korea won the Little League World Series, outfielder Don Wan Sin realized how he wanted to celebrate. More>>

Panthers QB Newton has hairline rib fracture

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Quarterback Cam Newton will miss the Carolina Panthers' final preseason game after an MRI on Sunday revealed a hairline fracture in his ribs. More>>

Lovefest: Kevin Love traded to Cavs, joins LeBron

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Olympic champions together, Kevin Love and LeBron James spent the last 30 days waiting to become teammates again. More>>

Reports: Bradford out for season with ACL tear

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St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford has a torn ACL in his left knee for the second straight year and is out for the season, according to multiple reports. More>>

Cubs' Wada has no-hitter broken up in 7th

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Tsuyoshi Wada of the Chicago Cubs has lost his no-hit bid when Baltimore's Steve Pearce led off the seventh inning with a home run. More>>

Bengals' Mike Brown treated for 'minor' problem

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Bengals owner Mike Brown was treated on Sunday for what the team called a "minor medical situation" and was expected to return to Cincinnati later in the day. More>>

True freshman Brad Kaaya wins Miami QB job

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Brad Kaaya arrived on Miami's campus in May. Barely three months later, the true freshman is already the Hurricanes' starting quarterback. More>>

South Carolina's Spurrier ready for kickoff

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Steve Spurrier's done with talking season. He's ready to see No. 9 South Carolina live up to the high expectations its dealt with since finishing a third-straight 11-win season a year ago. More>>

Marino back with Dolphins as special advisor

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Dan Marino is returning to the Miami Dolphins. More>>

US OPEN 2014: Serena chasing major title No. 18

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Serena Williams stopped hiding from history and started making more of it. More>>

US OPEN 2014: What to watch at year's last major

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By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer Heading into the U.S. Open, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray have won 36 of the past 38 Grand Slam titles, a stretch dating to the 2005... More>>

Ledecky sets another WR; Phelps finishes with gold

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Michael Phelps completed his comeback meet in international competition with a gold medal in the medley relay to cap off a Sunday night program that kicked off with Katie Ledecky setting her second world record within 24... More>>

Ledecky sets world record in 1,500 freestyle

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Katie Ledecky sliced almost six seconds off her own world mark in the women's 1,500-meter freestyle on Sunday, winning in 15 minutes, 28.36 seconds to post her second world record in as many nights at the Pan Pacific... More>>

Crisp scores on wild pitch as A's beat Angels 2-1

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The Oakland Athletics are hardly relishing being back in a first-place tie with the rival Los Angeles Angels. More>>

Bradford hurts knee in Rams' 33-14 win over Browns

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Sam Bradford's left knee failed him again. The Rams are once more a little shaky. More>>

Logano edges Keselowski for first win at Bristol

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Joey Logano is looking more and more like a Sprint Cup title contender. More>>

Biles easily defends US women's gymnastics title

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Simone Biles hopped off the beam, cut her longtime coach Aimee Boorman a knowing look and went in for a relieved hug. More>>

Power, Castroneves chase IndyCar title in Sonoma

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Just two races stand between Will Power and his first IndyCar series championship. After a big victory in last week's race, he starts on the pole Sunday on a track he has utterly dominated for the past four years. More>>

Orioles 3B Machado to have season-ending surgery

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Baltimore third baseman Manny Machado has decided to have season-ending surgery on his ailing right knee, leaving the Orioles without one of their best players as they try for their first division title in 17 years. More>>

Spun by Harvick, Hamlin fires safety device at him

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Denny Hamlin got spun out and wrecked while racing as the leader by Kevin Harvick at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday night. Hamlin later fired his HANS device at Harvick's car as it passed under caution. More>>

Rams QB Sam Bradford reinjures knee in 1st quarter

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St. Louis starting quarterback Sam Bradford reinjured his surgically repaired left knee in the first quarter against the Browns on Saturday night. More>>

Red Sox sign Cuban outfielder to 7-year deal

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The Boston Red Sox are hoping another touted Cuban outfielder can help them turn things around next season. More>>

Houston's arm, bat lift Chicago by Vegas in LLWS

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After Joshua Houston allowed a two-run home run in the top of the fifth that cost his team the lead, he was face down near the mound and pounded his fist into the turf. More>>

Day, Furyk tied for lead at The Barclays

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Jim Furyk doesn't see another chance to fail, only another chance to win. More>>

Fister has skin cancer removed, says he's OK

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A day after Washington pitcher Doug Fister said he recently had surgery to remove skin cancer from his neck, Nationals manager Matt Williams says players and coaches are very aware they're at risk for the disease. More>>

Rays protest game over timing of replay challenge

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Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon protested Saturday's game against the Blue Jays in the fourth inning after the umpires granted Toronto a replay challenge after the next play had begun. More>>

Kvitova takes 2nd Connecticut Open title

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Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova beat Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia 6-4, 6-2 Saturday to win her second Connecticut Open title in the past three years. More>>

Federer's confidence soaring before US Open

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The question made Roger Federer smile. More>>

Rams, Cardinals watching Ferguson with sadness

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More than most, Kenny Britt can relate to the drama unfolding just a few miles from Rams Park in Ferguson. More>>

Yankees retire Torre's No. 6

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Joe Torre lingered on the field at Yankee Stadium, hugging each one of the guests on hand Saturday to honor New York's four-time World Series winning manager. More>>

Rusney Castillo on field before Red Sox game

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Cuban defector Rusney Castillo appeared at Fenway Park on Saturday, wearing Boston Red Sox shorts and a T-shirt before the game with the Seattle Mariners. More>>

Manziel fined $12,000 for middle finger flip

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Johnny Manziel has been slapped on the finger. More>>

US basketball decides bigger is better with roster

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A desire for a bigger look made Andre Drummond necessary. The belief in Derrick Rose's health made Damian Lillard expendable. More>>

Las Vegas has dominated LLWS heading into rematch

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Things have come easy at the Little League World Series for the team from Las Vegas. More>>

5 Things to watch this weekend at The Barclays

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In a span of two weeks, Adam Scott lost his No. 1 ranking and then ended the year without a major. More>>

Phelps wins gold, Ledecky breaks 400 world record

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The second coming of Michael Phelps gained momentum with another gold medal at the Pan Pacific championships on a night when U.S. teenager Katie Ledecky set yet another world record. More>>

Katie Ledecky breaks 400 freestyle world record

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Katie Ledecky lowered her own world record in the women's 400-meter freestyle to win the Pan Pacific championships title in 3 minutes, 58.37 seconds on Saturday. More>>

Smith, Vick toss TDs in Jets' 35-24 loss to Giants

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Geno Smith and Michael Vick each threw touchdown passes with the New York Jets' starting offense, and the defense mostly shut down Eli Manning before the Giants' backups rallied for a 35-24 preseason victory Friday... More>>

US picks 12-man roster for basketball World Cup

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The U.S. has picked the 12 players it believes can defend its world basketball title. More>>

Green-Beckham to sit at OU after NCAA decision

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Dorial Green-Beckham will not be allowed to play for Oklahoma this season after the NCAA denied the school's request for a waiver that would have made the talented receiver eligible to play immediately. More>>

Nationals' 10-game win streak ends, Giants romp

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As the deficit grew from two to four to eight, even the Washington Nationals - who grew so accustomed to comeback, last-at-bat heroics during their 10-game winning streak - had to admit that their good thing was coming to... More>>

  • BasketballMore>>

  • Sterling says Clippers deal started with 2 numbers

    Sterling says Clippers deal started with 2 numbers

    Friday, August 29 2014 2:22 PM EDT2014-08-29 18:22:29 GMT
    When Shelly Sterling was approached by former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer about buying the Los Angeles Clippers, the wife of disgraced NBA team owner Donald Sterling did not know who he was. But in before long she...
    When asked how much money she wanted to sell the Los Angeles Clippers, the wife of disgraced team owner Donald Sterling handed a piece of paper to her lawyer with two numbers: $1.5 to $2.
  • US opens basketball worlds vs Finns and their fans

    US opens basketball worlds vs Finns and their fans

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:50 AM EDT2014-08-29 14:50:24 GMT
    They are the biggest thing in Bilbao, backed by 8,000 fans - not to mention some Angry Birds - whose free-spending boosters are such believers they've already started lining up transportation to the second round.
    They are the biggest thing in Bilbao, backed by 8,000 fans - not to mention some Angry Birds - whose free-spending boosters are such believers they've already started lining up transportation to the second round.
  • Familiar names in the FIBA Basketball World Cup

    Familiar names in the FIBA Basketball World Cup

    Friday, August 29 2014 4:00 AM EDT2014-08-29 08:00:59 GMT
    Kevin Durant stands front and center in a billboard that hangs high above the outside of the arena where the U.S. will play its first-round games at the FIBA Basketball World Cup.
    Kevin Durant stands front and center in a billboard that hangs high above the outside of the arena where the U.S. will play its first-round games at the FIBA Basketball World Cup.
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  • Tim Hortons a big part of Canadian identity

    Tim Hortons a big part of Canadian identity

    Thursday, August 28 2014 4:28 AM EDT2014-08-28 08:28:35 GMT
    Few things unite Canadians the way Tim Hortons does. For half a century, they have warmed themselves on chilly mornings with the chain's coffee and Timbits - or doughnut holes to Americans.
    Few things unite Canadians the way Tim Hortons does. For half a century, they have warmed themselves on chilly mornings with the chain's coffee and Timbits - or doughnut holes to Americans.
  • Settlement reached in Moore-Bertuzzi lawsuit

    Settlement reached in Moore-Bertuzzi lawsuit

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:33:42 GMT
    A settlement has been reached in Steve Moore's lawsuit against NHL forward Todd Bertuzzi, more than 10 years after the bloody, on-ice attack ended Moore's career.
    A settlement has been reached in Steve Moore's lawsuit against NHL forward Todd Bertuzzi, more than 10 years after the bloody, on-ice attack ended Moore's career.
  • Your Top Plays for Today

    Your Top Plays for Today

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 3:04 AM EDT2014-08-20 07:04:37 GMT
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    By The Associated Press Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide
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