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Florida's Crawford throws no-no vs Bethune-Cookman

Jun 2, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jonathon Crawford was nearly perfect for Florida.

Turned out the Gators right-hander was plenty good enough to make some college baseball history.

Crawford threw the seventh no-hitter ever in the NCAA tournament, shutting down Bethune-Cookman in a 4-0 victory in the ...

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Santana pitches first no-hitter in Mets' history

Jun 1, 2012

By MIKE FITZPATRICK, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — For more than 50 years, the New York Mets chased that elusive no-hitter. Johan Santana finally finished the job.

Santana pitched the first no-hitter in team history, helped by an umpire's missed call and an outstanding catch in left field in ...

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Watson concerned after late-night car chase

Jun 1, 2012

By RUSTY MILLER, Associated Press

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — As perhaps the hottest name in golf these days, Bubba Watson is trying to keep his public and private lives separate.

But the two may have intertwined — no one knows for sure — in a curious incident earlier this week while the Masters champion ...

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IndyCar trying to build momentum, downplay drama

Jun 1, 2012

By LARRY LAGE, Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) — IndyCar CEO Randy Bernard says he doesn't regret fueling speculation on his Twitter account that a team owner is trying to get him fired.

Bernard told The Associated Press on Friday, three days after his eyebrow-raising tweet, that he will do ...

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Spurs regroup after first loss in 7 weeks

Jun 1, 2012

By JEFF LATZKE, Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — As Manu Ginobili was finishing up his answer to a reporter's question, Tony Parker walked up behind him, put both hands on his shoulders and provided his teammate an escape.

"Great job, Manu," Parker said, having heard hardly a word of ...

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SEC wants to learn more about concussions

Jun 1, 2012

By MARK LONG, Associated Press

DESTIN, Fla. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference is taking steps to learn as much as it can about concussions, ultimately hoping to make college sports safer for student-athletes.

The league announced Friday that it has appointed Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones to ...

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Bruins G Thomas considering a year off

Jun 1, 2012

By JIMMY GOLEN, Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) — Tim Thomas, who has emerged as one of the NHL's top goaltenders despite an unorthodox style in hockey and in life, has told the Boston Bruins that he is thinking about sitting out next season — apparently for family reasons, general manager Peter ...

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Mayweather surrenders to begin Vegas jail sentence

Jun 1, 2012

By KEN RITTER, Associated Press

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Floyd Mayweather Jr. surrendered in a courtroom Friday to begin a three-month jail sentence for attacking his ex-girlfriend in September 2010 while two of their children watched.

Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Melissa Saragosa credited the undefeated ...

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Former NBA Player Woolridge Dead at 52

Jun 1, 2012

By JON KRAWCZYNSKI, Associated Press

Orlando Woolridge, the rugged forward who carved out a reputation over 13 NBA seasons as a scoring specialist and one of the original alley-oop artists, died late Thursday at his parents' home in Mansfield, La. He was 52.

DeSoto Parish Chief Deputy Coroner ...

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Trainer of Belmont starter Dullahan rips new rules

Jun 1, 2012

NEW YORK (AP) — Trainer Dale Romans is criticizing the New York State Racing and Wagering Board's decision to establish a detention barn for Belmont Stakes starters by saying regulators "think we're all crooks."

Romans, who will saddle Dullahan in an effort to thwart I'll Have Another's bid to ...

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Euro 2012: Ukraine rocked by racism controversy

Jun 1, 2012

By IAN PHILLIPS and MARIA DANILOVA, Associated Press

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Victor Chikelu, a Nigerian medical student, was punched and told to go back to Africa by a drunk in the Kiev subway two years ago. But he, like other Africans who have suffered racist abuse in Ukraine's capital, has a ...

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SEC supports playoff that includes best 4 teams

Jun 1, 2012

By MARK LONG, Associated Press

DESTIN, Fla. (AP) — College football's most dominant conference has its wish list for a playoff.

The Southeastern Conference took an official stance on a proposed four-team playoff Friday when school presidents and athletic directors voted unanimously to support ...

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Incoming Big 12 commish against paying athletes

Jun 1, 2012

By DAVE SKRETTA, Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Bob Bowlsby will have his hands full the next couple of months.

The incoming Big 12 commissioner is finishing up his tenure as athletic director at Stanford, hopping on a plane after wrapping up a series of meetings with his new league in ...

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Federer to face 'lucky loser' who keeps winning

Jun 1, 2012

By HOWARD FENDRICH, Associated Press

PARIS (AP) — If it seems Roger Federer breaks one record or another every time he wins a match, that's because he does these days.

Then again, good as Federer is, he can't top this: His next opponent at the French Open, Belgium's David Goffin, is unbeaten in Grand ...

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Sabbatini leads Memorial as Tiger lurks

Jun 1, 2012

By DOUG FERGUSON, Associated Press

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — That other Rory — Rory Sabbatini — played his best golf in the worst weather Friday at the Memorial and made a surprising appearance atop the leaderboard. Right behind him was a Tiger Woods that looked all too familiar.

Sabbatini played ...

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Royal purple for Olympic victory ceremonies

Jun 1, 2012

LONDON (AP) — Forget gold, silver and bronze. The dominant color at the Olympic podium ceremonies is going to be purple.

Olympic authorities revealed the elements Friday of the 805 ceremonies that will take place in more than 30 venues of the London Olympics and released photographs of the ...

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Coach says Italy could stay home from Euro 2012

Jun 1, 2012

ROME (AP) — Italy coach Cesare Prandelli says it wouldn't bother him if his team withdraws from the European Championship while Italian soccer is engulfed in a huge match-fixing scandal.

The investigation into corruption led to 19 arrests this week, with Zenit St. Petersburg defender Domenico ...

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Sloane Stephens reaches 4th round at French Open

Jun 1, 2012

PARIS (AP) — American teen Sloane Stephens advanced to the fourth round at the French Open by beating Mathilde Johansson of France 6-3, 6-2 Friday.

Of the eight teenagers in this year's draw, the 19-year-old Stephens was the only one to even reach the third round.

Stephens, from Coral Springs,

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Liverpool hires Rodgers as new manager

Jun 1, 2012

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — New Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers conceded he'll have to earn respect at Anfield after being plucked from relative obscurity Friday following a successful spell at fellow English Premier League team Swansea.

In arguably the most low-key managerial appointment the ...

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Clemens turns to manager and massage therapist

Jun 1, 2012

By FREDERIC J. FROMMER, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense attorneys used a former baseball manager and a massage therapist to argue that Roger Clemens didn't change much physically late in his career, as they try to undercut the government's case that the pitcher turned to ...

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