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Manning holds on to heartache of Super Bowl

Apr 16, 2014

By ARNIE STAPLETON, AP Pro Football Writer

DENVER (AP) — Broncos fans may want to move on from Denver's Super Bowl debacle. Not Peyton Manning. He's holding on to the heartache to stoke his competitive fire.

In his first public comments since the highest-scoring team in NFL history was destroyed by ...

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Pistorius trial: Defense tries to build case

Apr 16, 2014

By GERALD IMRAY, Associated Press

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius' lawyers at his murder trial Wednesday tried to roll back the prosecution's momentum, but the prosecutor sharply questioned the credentials and findings of a forensic expert for the defense.

Following the tough ...

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At Boston Marathon, a chance to finally finish

Apr 16, 2014

By PAT GRAHAM and ALEX SANZ, Associated Press

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Just one tiny misstep at mile 15 of the Boston Marathon last spring ruined any chance of amputee runner Jeff Glasbrenner breaking four hours.

He stumbled over a pothole, opening a cut where his running blade attached below his ...

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A good read: Bucks' Udoh draws fans for book club

Apr 16, 2014

By GENARO C. ARMAS, AP Sports Writer

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Epke Udoh will leave one positive lasting impression from this dreary season for the Milwaukee Bucks, and it has nothing to do with basketball.

Few, if any, NBA players can say they've started a book club over Twitter. Fewer still probably cite ...

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Sharper challenges his no-bail status in Arizona

Apr 16, 2014

By JACQUES BILLEAUD, Associated Press

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge in Phoenix will hold a hearing Wednesday in which lawyers for former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper will challenge the evidence used to keep him in jail without bail on sexual-assault charges in Arizona.

Sharper is charged with ...

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Clippers beat Nuggets 117-105 for record 57th win

Apr 16, 2014

By BETH HARRIS, AP Sports Writer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Blake Griffin won't be playing in Portland, regardless of whether his 16th technical of the season is rescinded.

Griffin will stay home to rest, along with J.J. Redick, while the rest of the Los Angeles Clippers close out the regular season ...

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White Sox slip past Red Sox 2-1 on error in 9th

Apr 16, 2014

By PATRICK ROSE, Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) — Alexei Ramirez scored the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning on a throwing error and the Chicago White Sox edged the Boston Red Sox 2-1 on a frigid Tuesday night.

Tied at one, Red Sox reliever Burke Badenhop (0-2) allowed a one-out single ...

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Benches clear in Nationals-Marlins game

Apr 15, 2014

MIAMI (AP) — Washington Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond and Miami Marlins catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia got into a heated, nose-to-nose conversation at home plate, prompting both benches to clear during the fourth inning.

With the Nationals trailing 6-0 Tuesday night, Desmond became annoyed when ...

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Leake's HR leads Reds over Pirates 7-5 for split

Apr 15, 2014

By JOE KAY, AP Baseball Writer

CINCINNATI (AP) — Mike Leake still thinks of himself as a hitter. He's even holding a bat on one of his 2014 baseball cards.

So far, he's playing like his picture.

Leake doubled and hit a two-run homer Tuesday night, ending Gerrit Cole's winning streak and leading the ...

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Marlins snap 8-game skid by beating Nationals 11-2

Apr 15, 2014

By STEVEN WINE, AP Sports Writer

MIAMI (AP) — Stephen Strasburg against the woebegone Miami Marlins figured to be no contest, and it was.

Miami won in a rout.

Giancarlo Stanton tied a career high with five RBIs, including a three-run homer off Strasburg, and the Marlins broke an eight-game losing ...

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More former players sue NHL regarding concussions

Apr 15, 2014

By JON KRAWCZYNSKI, AP Sports Writer

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Another group of former NHL players has joined the fight for compensation for head injuries they say they incurred while playing, while at the same time targeting the violence of the game that they believe brought about those injuries.

Retired ...

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Injured Anthony will sit out Knicks' last 2 games

Apr 15, 2014

By BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Carmelo Anthony's will miss the final two games with a torn labrum in his right shoulder, ending his first playoff-less season and potentially his New York Knicks career.

Anthony had one of his finest individual seasons, averaging 27.4 points ...

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MLB marks 67th anniversary of Robinson debut

Apr 15, 2014

By RONALD BLUM, AP Sports Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Marking the 67th anniversary of the day Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier, Rev. Jesse Jackson praised Commissioner Bud Selig for the strides the sport has taken in minority opportunities over the past two decades.

Jackson traveled to ...

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Ex-Minnesota State, Mankato coach returning to job

Apr 15, 2014

By AMY FORLITI, Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The football coach fired from Minnesota State, Mankato said Tuesday he will return to his old job after an arbitrator ruled he was wrongfully terminated, saying the decision wasn't easy but that it would help him and his family heal.

Todd Hoffner ...

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AP Sources: Cup sailor de Ridder suspended 5 years

Apr 15, 2014

By BERNIE WILSON, AP Sports Writer

SAN DIEGO (AP) — America's Cup sailor Dirk de Ridder has been suspended from sanctioned events for five years by sailing's international governing body, two people with knowledge of the decision said Tuesday.

The people spoke with The Associated Press on condition ...

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Bud Selig calls replay start 'remarkable'

Apr 15, 2014

By RONALD BLUM, AP Sports Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig says the sport's new replay system is working well despite a few problems during its first two weeks.

While baseball began video review late in the 2008 season, it was limited to potential home runs and boundary calls.

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Defense gets its turn in Pistorius murder trial

Apr 15, 2014

By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and GERALD IMRAY, Associated Press

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — For five days, Oscar Pistorius endured a withering cross-examination at his murder trial from a prosecutor who pounced on apparent inconsistencies in his testimony. Yet, legal analysts said Tuesday, expert ...

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Michigan losing Stauskas, Robinson to NBA

Apr 15, 2014

By LARRY LAGE, AP Sports Writer

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan sophomores Nik Stauskas and Glen Robinson III have decided to enter the NBA draft.

They made the announcement Tuesday.

Mitch McGary has not decided if he will stay in school or go pro. McGary was not made available for interviews ...

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Hockey title puts tiny Union on the sports map

Apr 15, 2014

By MICHAEL HILL, Associated Press

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — After tiny Union College toppled the heavyweights of hockey for the national title, its president, Stephen Ainlay, couldn't resist a little cheerleading.

"How about them Dutchmen!?" Ainlay shouted Monday to a room full of accepted students,

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Tributes Planned to Mark Boston Marathon Bombing

Apr 15, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — The anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings promises to be a day of tributes to the three people who died, the more than 260 people who were hurt, and the first responders, doctors and nurses who helped them.

Vice President Joe Biden, Gov. Deval Patrick and former Mayor Tom ...

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