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Ex-NBA star Darryl Dawkins, aka 'Chocolate Thunder' dies at age 58

Dawkins, whose backboard-shattering dunks earned him the moniker "Chocolate Thunder" and helped pave the way for breakaway rims, has died. He was 58. Read more »

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USC's Steve Sarkisian apologizes for drunken speech at team rally

Southern California coach Steve Sarkisian publicly apologized Tuesday for his drunken appearance at a team rally last weekend, attributing his slurred, profane speech to a combination of alcohol... Read more »

Published Aug. 25, 2015

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Americans struggle through opening 4 days of worlds

Jenny Simpson lost her left shoe after being stepped on and ran the last lap of the 1,500-meter race with her bare foot striking the surface. Read more »

Published Aug. 25, 2015

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IndyCar driver Justin Wilson dies of head injury

Justin Wilson died Monday night from a head injury suffered when a piece of debris struck him at Pocono Raceway. He was 37. Read more »

Published Aug. 25, 2015

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AP preseason top 25 poll: Utah, BYU receive votes while Ohio State is No. 1

The defending national champion Buckeyes received all 61 first-place votes from the media panel in the rankings released Sunday. Read more »

Published Aug. 23, 2015

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Sailing chief: Rio events could be moved from polluted bay

The head of sailing's governing body threatened Saturday to move all Olympic sailing events out of polluted Guanabara Bay unless the water is cleaner and floating rubbish is removed for next year's... Read more »

Published Aug. 22, 2015

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Jury awards Michael Jordan big win, $8.9M for name's use

Jurors at a civil trial focused on the market value of Michael Jordan's identity handed him a major win Friday, ordering a grocery-store chain to pay him $8.9 million for invoking his name in a... Read more »

Published Aug. 21, 2015

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Diack says track's credibility not undermined by doping

His sport under siege, the president of the IAAF dismissed the notion that track and field's credibility has been compromised by a storm of doping allegations. He called it "ridiculous" to suggest... Read more »

Published Aug. 21, 2015

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'Deflategate' judge says Brady suspension in jeopardy

Tom Brady might have reason to practice more intensely after a judge made clear Wednesday that the New England quarterback's four-game suspension for underinflated footballs is in jeopardy. Read more »

Published Aug. 19, 2015

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Pistorius release put on hold by SAfrican justice department

Two days before he was due to leave prison, Oscar Pistorius' early release was suddenly put on hold Wednesday by South Africa's Department of Justice, which sent his case back to a parole board. Read more »

Published Aug. 19, 2015

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EIi Manning not looking to be the NFL's top paid quarterback

Eli Manning didn't ask the New York Giants to make him the NFL's highest-paid quarterback. Read more »

Published Aug. 19, 2015

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AP sources: Brady, Goodell meet but 'Deflategate' unresolved

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell met Tuesday to discuss settling the "Deflategate" legal case but were unsuccessful, two people familiar with the case... Read more »

Published Aug. 18, 2015

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Board dismisses ruling to allow college athletes to unionize

The National Labor Relations Board on Monday overturned a historic ruling that gave Northwestern University football players the go-ahead to form the nation's first college athletes' union, saying... Read more »

Published Aug. 17, 2015

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Australia celebrates Jason Day's first major win

Australia's sporting fraternity saluted Jason Day's victory in the PGA Championship as a triumph over adversity. Read more »

Published Aug. 16, 2015

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Angels option Shoemaker to Bees after bad outing

The Los Angeles Angels optioned Matt Shoemaker, who failed to finish the second inning Saturday at Kansas City, to Triple-A Salt Lake on Sunday. Read more »

Published Aug. 16, 2015

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'Next Gen Stats' offer new insights for NFL fans and coaches

As Richard Sherman sprints side-by-side with Calvin Johnson, who is running faster? When Luke Kuechly collides with DeMarco Murray, who has more momentum? And which NFL players run slower in the... Read more »

Published Aug. 15, 2015

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WHO: Viral testing 'advisable' in Rio's Olympic waters

The World Health Organization's top water expert said Friday the body "never advised against viral testing" for Rio de Janeiro's polluted waterways where about 1,400 athletes will compete in... Read more »

Published Aug. 14, 2015

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LeBron James, Akron making college possible for city kids

LeBron James is giving kids from Akron — ones with challenging backgrounds like his — the chance to go to college for free. Read more »

Published Aug. 13, 2015

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Hisashi Iwakuma tosses no-hitter in Seattle's 3-0 win over Orioles

Hisashi Iwakuma became the second Japanese-born pitcher in major league history to throw a no-hitter, leading the Seattle Mariners to a 3-0 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday. Read more »

Published Aug. 12, 2015

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Tom Brady and Roger Goodell in court for 'Deflategate'

Here are the latest developments in a federal court hearing in football's "Deflategate" scandal, with the NFL, the players' union and superstar quarterback Tom Brady at odds about a four game... Read more »

Published Aug. 12, 2015

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Home teams win all 15 games for 1st time in MLB history

Home sweep home. When the Seattle Mariners beat Baltimore 6-5 in 10 innings Tuesday night, it marked the first time in baseball history all 15 home teams won on the same day. Viewing... Read more »

Published Aug. 12, 2015

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Jets' Geno Smith out 6-10 weeks after punched by teammate

New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith will be sidelined at least 6-10 weeks with a broken jaw after being punched by teammate Ikemefuna Enemkpali in the locker room Tuesday morning. Read more »

Published Aug. 11, 2015

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Timberwolves' Flip Saunders says he has lymphoma

Minnesota Timberwolves president and coach Flip Saunders says he is being treated for cancer. Read more »

Published Aug. 11, 2015

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Some US rowers fall ill at 2016 Olympics test event

Thirteen rowers on the 40-member U.S. team came down with stomach illness at the World Junior Rowing Championships — a trial run for next summer's Olympics — and the team doctor said... Read more »

Published Aug. 11, 2015

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Los Angeles proposes $4.1B budget if Olympic candidate

If the city of Los Angeles becomes the U.S. candidate for the 2024 Olympics after Boston's recent drop from contention, the organizers' proposed budget for the Summer Games would be $4.1 billion... Read more »

Published Aug. 10, 2015

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