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New Zealand All Blacks on a mission in America

The test match is expected to attract a capacity crowd of 61,500 at Chicago's Soldier Field, amounting to almost three times the previous record crowd for a rugby match in the United States: 20,181... Read more »

Published 9 hours ago

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Agent: Chicago Marathon champion fails doping test

Chicago Marathon champion Rita Jeptoo failed a doping test in September, the Kenyan runner's agent said Friday. Read more »

Published 11 hours ago

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In the Nevada desert, eight-man football team with a 75-game winning streak elevates a town

Under lights salvaged from another school, they cheer as their sons, grandsons and great grandsons demolish yet another team in the eight-man game. Almost every boy at the school is involved with... Read more »

Published 12 hours ago

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College basketball: Utes ranked in preseason AP poll for the first time in 14 years

Utah and Harvard share the No. 25 spot in this year’s preseason poll — putting the Utes in the AP rankings for the first time since 2009 when they finished 25th. Last week, they were... Read more »

Published 13 hours ago

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#Technologyandstuff: Chevy makes the best of exec's nervous speech after World Series

Shortly before 9 a.m. on the day after the worst night of his life, Rikk Wilde got the phone call from his big boss at General Motors. Read more »

Published yesterday

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Utes, TCU and West Virginia gain footing in new leagues

Also on the rise is No. 18 Utah, which experienced growing pains after leaving the Mountain West Conference after the 2010 season. Read more »

Published yesterday

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Rugby: New Zealand's leading scorer will be available when All Blacks take on U.S. in Chicago

Some star All Blacks players face a crossroads when New Zealand plays the United States in Chicago on Saturday in a rare rugby meeting on American soil. Flyhalf Daniel Carter, the leading... Read more »

Published yesterday

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Photo gallery: A look back at the Rumble in the Jungle

It was 40 years ago that two men met just before dawn on Oct. 30, 1974, to earn $5 million in the Rumble in the Jungle. In one of boxing's most memorable moments, Muhammad Ali stopped the... Read more »

Published yesterday

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Gunfire, arrests erupt as Giants fans revel in win

The celebration in San Francisco's streets over the Giants' World Series victory turned raucous and violent in some areas with people injured by gunfire, officers hurt by bottles thrown by... Read more »

Published yesterday

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New dynasty: Giants capture 3rd title in 5 years

Bruce Bochy is crazy superstitious. It's a little-known fact about the unflappable San Francisco Giants manager. Read more »

Published yesterday

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NFL-backed study: $255M boost to UK from franchise

An NFL franchise in London could generate more than $250 million a year for Britain, according to a study released Wednesday. Read more »

Published Oct. 29, 2014

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Chiefs QB Alex Smith to practice after shoulder injury

Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith plans to practice Wednesday despite spraining his troublesome throwing shoulder in last weekend's victory over the St. Louis Rams. Read more »

Published Oct. 29, 2014

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Georgia's Todd Gurley suspended 4 games by NCAA

The NCAA said Wednesday that Georgia star running back Todd Gurley must sit out until Nov. 15 for accepting more than $3,000 for autographed memorabilia and other items over a two-year period. Read more »

Published Oct. 29, 2014

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Peavy, Belt, Giants fall apart; KC forces Game 7

Jake Peavy and the San Francisco Giants hoped Game 6 of the World Series would result in a parade. Read more »

Published Oct. 28, 2014

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Romo returns, Cowboys lose to Redskins in OT

Tony Romo got back in the game just in time for the Dallas Cowboys' final drive in regulation, and when that didn't work out he got another chance in overtime. Read more »

Published Oct. 28, 2014

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Mississippi State, Florida State top playoff list

The College Football Playoff selection committee has spoken — and it likes the SEC. Read more »

Published Oct. 28, 2014

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Royals hope to light up Giants and clubhouse deer

A 2-foot-tall image of deer in multicolored neon with a bulls-eye on its tail is affixed to a wall in the Kansas City Royals locker room. It hangs between the stalls of Aaron Crow and Tim Collins,... Read more »

Published Oct. 27, 2014

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Chivas USA chooses to shut down

Don Garber helped usher Chivas USA into Major League Soccer a decade ago, so it was not hard to discern a bit of sadness in his voice Monday as he discussed the decision to shut down the team. Read more »

Published Oct. 27, 2014

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South Africa: Police hunt soccer captain's killers

South African police on Monday launched a massive operation to find the killers of the national soccer team captain who was fatally shot during an apparent house robbery, underscoring the country's... Read more »

Published Oct. 27, 2014

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Madison Bumgarner, Giants blank Royals for 3-2 Series lead

With every pitch, Madison Bumgarner etched his place among the World Series greats. Read more »

Published Oct. 26, 2014

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Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras dies in car accident in Dominican Republic

St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras, a 22-year-old slugger who was regarded as one of the majors' top prospects, died Sunday in a car accident in his native Dominican Republic. Read more »

Published Oct. 26, 2014

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Giants surge past Royals 11-4 to tie Series 2-all

The World Series was slipping away from the San Francisco Giants. Read more »

Published Oct. 26, 2014

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Sounders beat Galaxy 2-0, win Supporters' Shield

Second-half substitute Marco Pappa scored in the 85th minute and again in stoppage time, and the Seattle Sounders beat the Los Angeles Galaxy 2-0 to win the MLS Supporters' Shield for the first... Read more »

Published Oct. 25, 2014

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BYU alum Jeremy Guthrie picks up first career postseason win, helps Royals edge Giants 3-2 for 2-1 World Series lead

Sparkling defense, a stingy bullpen and just enough timely hitting. That same winning formula of fundamental baseball put the Kansas City Royals on top in the World Series. Read more »

Published Oct. 24, 2014

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No. 20 USC's defense out to reclaim name against Utah

Southern California knows how to stop the run, allowing just 93.2 yards rushing per game in Pac-12 play. Read more »

Published Oct. 23, 2014

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