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Royals win postseason

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Royals make playoffs in epic, Wild Card win

We throw around the word "epic" so casually that we have to dig deep…

Tigers beat Yankees

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Tigers send out Scherzer for Game 1 of ALDS

Right-hander Max Scherzer will be the Game 1 starter for the Detroit…

Oakland Raiders

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Sparano named Raiders' interim coach

The Oakland Raiders announced Tuesday that Tony Sparano will take…

Michigan NCAA football

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Michigan AD admits 'mistakes' handling Morris injury

Contradicting comments from head coach Brady Hoke the day before,…

Tigers beat Yankees

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Tigers send out Scherzer for Game 1 of ALDS

Right-hander Max Scherzer will be the Game 1 starter for the Detroit Tigers in their American League Division Series against the Baltimore Orioles, the team announced Tuesday.

Oakland Raiders

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Sparano named Raiders' interim coach

The Oakland Raiders announced Tuesday that Tony Sparano will take over as he team's interim head coach.

Michigan NCAA football

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Michigan AD admits 'mistakes' handling...

Contradicting comments from head coach Brady Hoke the day before, Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon said in a statement sent at 12:50 a.m. Tuesday that mistakes were made in handling…

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NC State's Doeren offers apology to...

North Carolina State coach Dave Doeren apologized Tuesday for implying that Florida State faked injuries during the Seminoles' 56-41 victory over the Wolfpack on Saturday.

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Lions' Fauria injured while...

Detroit Lions tight end Joseph Fauria didn't injure his left ankle on the field during a game or practice.

Rafael Nadal, Monte Carlo 2013

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Rafael Nadal on the comeback trail again

Rafael Nadal took to the court Tuesday for the first time in three months and looked as though he had never been away as he blitzed past Frenchman Richard Gasquet at the China Open.

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FCC throws out NFL blackout rule

After a unanimous 5-0 vote Tuesday, the FCC ended a 40-year-old ruling that blacked out NFL games in local broadcast areas.

Sean Smith, 21, Husain Abdullah, 39

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NFL: Ref botched call on player's Muslim...

Husain Abdullah can kneel and pray pretty much anywhere in America he wants. Except, perhaps, for an NFL end zone.

Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, 2012

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Bryant on Lakers: 'Our mission is just to...

As much as Kobe Bryant previously faced obstacles head-on and with grit exceeded by no current NBA player, the upcoming season presents one of the greatest challenges of his distinguished career.

LeBron James

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LeBron "nowhere near" decision on 2016...

LeBron James said he has not decided whether he will play for Team USA during the 2016 Olympics in Brazil.

Rajon Rondo, Boston Celtics 2012

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Rondo insists injury came during fall at home

Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo insisted Monday that he suffered a broken bone in his left hand during a fall at home last week, while adding that he expects to remain with the team after his…

Ray Rice on field without helmet

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Neutral arbitrator will hear Rice's appeal

Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension from the NFL will be heard by a neutral arbitrator.

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Raiders confirm Dennis Allen fired

The Oakland Raiders have fired head coach Dennis Allen, according to multiple reports. An Oakland spokesman confirmed the firing late Monday night to the Oakland Tribune.

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Isles agree to terms with top pick Del Colle

The New York Islanders and forward Michael Dal Colle agreed to terms on a three-year, entry-level contract.

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Georgia's Gurley falsely accused of assault

Heisman Trophy candidate University of Georgia running back Todd Gurley was falsely accused of assaulting a man early Sunday in a downtown Athens bar, local police said Monday.

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