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Major League Soccer ball on field, MLS

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'Magic' behind new MLS franchise

Intracity rivalries, aka derbies, often provide the highlight of any football season -- whether that be Boca Juniors vs. River Plate, AC Milan vs. Inter or Arsenal vs. Tottenham Hotspurs -- and Major League Soccer (MLS) is now hoping that Los Angeles can join that illustrious list.

Zara Phillips carrying Olympic torch on horseback

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New mum Zara Phillips targets Olympic gold

Zara Phillips is not one to rest on her laurels.

Giants win 2014 World Series

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Giant ratings for World Series Game 7

While game 1 of the 2014 World Series struck out in the ratings, game 7 was nothing less than a home run for Fox.

LeBron James


LeBron tickets soar to nearly $1,000

Ticket prices for LeBron James' homecoming game have jumped higher than even he can.

Obama golfs with Ahmad Rashad former NFL player

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Michael Jordan trashes president's golfing ability

NBA legend Michael Jordan trash-talked President Barack Obama's golf game, telling Ahmad Rashad in an interview earlier this week the president is a "sh***y golfer."

Bode Miller, men's super-G

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Ski star Bode Miller's horse racing dream

He's won six Olympic medals on two legs, but Bode Miller's future will ride on four.

Fans in San Fran

San Francisco Giants' win marred by shootings

A night of triumph for San Francisco baseball fans was marred by shootings, fires and arrests.

Jose Canseco closeup in sunglasses

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Jose Canseco accidentally shoots himself

Former baseball slugger Jose Canseco accidentally shot himself in his left finger while cleaning a gun, police said.

Jose Canseco closeup in sunglasses

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Jose Canseco tweets photo of wounded hand

Former baseball slugger Jose Canseco, who accidentally shot himself in a finger on his left hand while cleaning a gun, tweeted a photo of the injured hand on Wednesday.

Giants win 2014 World Series

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Bumgarner becomes World Series legend

So much for destiny.

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Matt Kenseth

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Kenseth still feels terrible after Harvick wreck

Matt Kenseth says he feels terrible about the wreck that left Kevin Harvick last among the eight drivers still eligible in NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

Washington Redskins logo

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Native American group argues Redskins lawsuit should be tossed

Five Native Americans are asking a Virginia judge to dismiss a lawsuit the Washington Redskins filed after the group successfully challenged the team's name, arguing it is offensive.

Ed Gillespie

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GOP's Gillespie needles Warner in pro-Redskins ad

Republican Senate challenger Ed Gillespie is needling Democratic Sen. Mark Warner for not being an advocate for the Washington Redskins' team name.

Jeff Gordon

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Jeff Gordon's driver's ed teacher killed in crash

A retired Indiana school principal who was NASCAR star Jeff Gordon's driver's education teacher was killed with his wife in a Tennessee crash while returning from watching Gordon race.


Virginia International Raceway announces 2015 schedule

Highlights at the Halifax County track next year include the return of pro motorcycle racing and and the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and the Biscuitville 125 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East.

Pulaski Yankees

Pulaski Yankees name new GM

Virginia native Mike Fintel has been named general manager of the Pulaski Yankees.


Earnhardt wins at Martinsville Speedway

Dale Earnhardt Jr. won at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday a week after he was eliminated from the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.


Danica Patrick: Joey Logano must continue to prove he's sorry

Things may not be as rosy between Danica Patrick and Joey Logano as Logano believes.








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