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Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the middleweight boxing contender who spent 19 years in prison after being wrongly convicted of a triple murder, has died in Toronto, according to Win Wahrer, the director of client services for the Association in Defence of...

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Change coming for NCAA

When training camps for big-time college football teams open in August, behemoth linemen and other players will get their first taste of new rules regarding how much food Division I schools can provide their athletes.

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Hamilton completes F1 hat-trick in China

Britain's Lewis Hamilton led a Mercedes one-two at the Chinese Grand Prix Sunday as his teammate Nico Rosberg clung on to his lead in the F1 world championship title race.

It was the third straight victory for Hamilton after his retirement in the open...

Pablo Larrazabal

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Golfer jumps into pond to avoid hornet attack

When someone tells you to go jump in a lake, sometimes it's best to take their advice.


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NBA player to open Hooters in Russia

Andrei Kirilenko, the National Basketball Association player known as AK-47, plans to open five Hooters franchise restaurants in his native Russia.

Kirilenko, a player for the Brooklyn Nets, told CNNMoney his first restaurant will open in Moscow on A...

Darren Sharper

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Darren Sharper denied bail in Arizona

Even though he's being held in California, retired NFL star Darren Sharper was denied bail Thursday by a judge in Phoenix, Arizona, a spokesman for the Maricopa County Attorney's office said.

Nelson Mandela

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New York Yankees honor Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela will always have a place at Yankee Stadium after the U.S. baseball giants unveiled a plaque in his honor on Wednesday.

Roger Federer, 2012 French Open

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Roger Federer puts family before French Open

Roger Federer is putting fatherhood ahead of next month's French Open.

Oscar Pistorius

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Pistorius defense witness contradicts athlete

Prosecutor Gerrie Nel went on the attack again Thursday, trying to discredit a defense witness for Oscar Pistorius on the last day of testimony before the court takes a two-and-a-half week break.

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Gareth Bale brilliance settles Copa del Rey final

It may have cost a reported $134 million to bring Gareth Bale to Spain, but on Wednesday he scored a priceless goal as Real Madrid beat archrivals Barcelona 2-1 to win the Copa del Rey.

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Duke freshman Jabari Parker declares for NBA draft

Duke freshman Jabari Parker is entering the NBA draft.

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Greenbrier Resort names Sampras as tennis pro emeritus

Tennis Hall of Famer Peter Sampras has been named tennis pro emeritus at The Greenbrier.

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Hendrick up front, even without wins

One thing's crystal clear as NASCAR's Sprint Cup series heads into its annual Easter break -- Hendrick Motorsports looks as strong as ever.

NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick

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Harvick marks himself a contender with Darlington win

Kevin Harvick knew his first-year Stewart-Haas Racing team was better than it had shown the past few weeks.

Greg Biffle

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Biffle, Roush Fenway closing in on contract

Greg Biffle says he and Roush Fenway Racing are getting closer to a contract extension and could have an announcement soon.

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Hall of Fame wrestler The Ultimate Warrior dies

WWE announced that Hall of Fame wrestler and former champion The Ultimate Warrior died Tuesday.

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Opening day for the Salem Red Sox

The Salem Red Sox are preparing for their first home game of the 2014 season at the Salem Memorial Ballpark Stadium on Tuesday, April 8th.

Joey Logano

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Logano holds on for Sprint Cup win in Texas

Joey Logano made a last-lap pass of Jeff Gordon during extra laps after a late caution Monday in a rain-delayed race at Texas, becoming the seventh different winner in as many Sprint Cup races this season,








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