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AP Source: Oregon WR Carrington suspended for positive pot test

Oregon wide receiver Darren Carrington is suspended for the national championship game after testing positive for marijuana during an NCAA drug test, a person with direct knowledge of test results... Read more »

Published Jan. 9, 2015

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Champion Seahawks open postseason hosting upstart Panthers

No defending Super Bowl champion has won a playoff game the following year since New England in January 2006. Read more »

Published Jan. 9, 2015

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Ravens hope for more playoff success at Patriots' home

The Ravens aren't likely to get rattled even against the AFC's top-seeded team. Not with cool Joe Flacco at quarterback and a 2-1 playoff record at Gillette Stadium in the past five seasons.< Read more »

Published Jan. 9, 2015

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Scott Mitchell tackles weight gain on 'The Biggest Loser'

It's a huge weight off Scott Mitchell's shoulders — or, to be more accurate, off his formerly swollen midsection, which until not long ago helped him tip the scales at 366 pounds. Read more »

Published Jan. 8, 2015

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Ms. Gaters' girls: Coach drives for wins, on court and off

The coach leans forward, her hands pressed on a table in a band room off the gymnasium, where a basketball game is about to start. She is silent for a minute or two. Her players shift uncomfortably. Read more »

Published Jan. 6, 2015

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Johnson, Martinez, Smoltz, Biggio elected to Hall of Fame

Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz, a trio of star pitchers who dominated in an era of offense, were elected to baseball's Hall of Fame on Tuesday along with Craig Biggio, the first time... Read more »

Published Jan. 6, 2015

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US skiers join in mourning of teammates from Utah, New Hampshire killed in avalanche

David Chodounsky paid a fitting tribute to the two junior members of the U.S. ski team who were killed in an avalanche in Austria. Read more »

Published Jan. 6, 2015

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2 men attempt most difficult rock climb in world at Yosemite

Two men are roughly halfway through what has been called the hardest rock climb in the world: a free climb of a half-mile section of exposed granite in California's Yosemite National Park. Read more »

Published Jan. 6, 2015

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Lampard NY deal creates credibility issue for MLS, new team

Major League Soccer expected the alliance between Manchester City and the New York Yankees to "elevate the league to new heights." Read more »

Published Jan. 5, 2015

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83-year-old ready to keep time at big game after transplant

About a month after getting a kidney transplant, 83-year-old Jim Ely is ready to get back to work, which in his case will mean operating the play clock for college football's first national... Read more »

Published Jan. 5, 2015

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Romo, Cowboys rally past Lions 24-20 in wild card

Tony Romo threw two touchdown passes to Terrance Williams, the second for the lead late in the fourth quarter, and the Dallas Cowboys rallied for a 24-20 wild-card win over Detroit on Sunday in... Read more »

Published Jan. 4, 2015

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Bengals set NFL record with 26-10 loss to Colts

The Bengals made NFL history on Sunday when they lost an opening-round playoff game for the fourth year in a row. Read more »

Published Jan. 4, 2015

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Longtime ESPN sportscaster Stuart Scott dies at 49

Scott, the longtime "SportsCenter" anchor and ESPN personality known for his enthusiasm and ubiquity, died Sunday. He was 49. Read more »

Published Jan. 4, 2015

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Idaho holds off Weber State, 86-84

Mike Scott's jumper with :03 left to play lifted Idaho to an 86-84 Big Sky Conference victory over Weber State Saturday night. Read more »

Published Jan. 3, 2015

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Sacramento State beats Southern Utah, 90-75

Mikh McKinney scored 21 points to lead five players in double-figure scoring as Sacramento State picked up its second Big Sky Conference win, 90-75 over Southern Utah Saturday night. Read more »

Published Jan. 3, 2015

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Ravens upend Steelers 30-17 in AFC wild card

Joe Flacco and the NFL's playoff road warriors are heading to New England with their swagger — and their pass rush — fully intact. Read more »

Published Jan. 3, 2015

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Newton, defense lead Panthers past Cardinals 27-16

Cam Newton finally has his first playoff victory — with a big assist from his defense. Read more »

Published Jan. 3, 2015

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Utah State beats Boise State at buzzer, 62-61

David Collette buried a 3-pointer as time expired to help Utah State sneak past Boise State 62-61 on Saturday afternoon. Read more »

Published Jan. 3, 2015

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US skier Mikaela Shiffrin eyes record 11th win as teenager

Even though she isn't chasing them anymore, World Cup skiing records keep coming Mikaela Shiffrin's way. Read more »

Published Jan. 3, 2015

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Houston rallies from 21 points in 4th quarter for an improbable win over Pitt

Houston (8-5) went on to the biggest comeback in an FBS game this season, and the third-largest ever in a bowl game. Read more »

Published Jan. 2, 2015

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The 12 Super Bowl hopefuls feature pros and cons

DENVER — Each of the dozen NFL teams still standing has reason to believe next month will bring a party and a parade. Every one of them also has a potentially costly flaw that could... Read more »

Published Jan. 2, 2015

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AP All-Pro team: Watt, Gronkowski unanimous picks

J.J. Watt found a unique way to make the 2014 Associated Press NFL All-Pro team announced Friday. Read more »

Published Jan. 2, 2015

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Mario Cuomo, a giant in NY, liberal politics, dies

Mario Cuomo had a loud and liberal voice that inspired a generation of politicians to turn to public service, and a story of humble beginnings that he wove into calls for social justice during his three terms as New York governor and... Read more »

Published Jan. 2, 2015

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Oregon vs Ohio State in national championship

Pac-12 champion Oregon and Big Ten champion Ohio State will meet in Arlington, Texas, at the home of the Cowboys on Jan. 12 to decide the national title in the first year of the new postseason system. Read more »

Published Jan. 1, 2015

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Rose Bowl rout! Oregon crushes Florida State 59-20

Marcus Mariota and Oregon turned an avalanche of Florida State mistakes into a mountain of points and the Ducks rolled past the defending national champions 59-20 Thursday to turn the first College... Read more »

Published Jan. 1, 2015

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