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Training camp essential for NBA’s new head coaches

File – In this May 20, 2014, file photo, Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr smiles during a news conference in Oakland, Calif. With the Warriors set to open training camp Tuesday, Sept. 30, Kerr is counting on his work this offseason to pay off in practice. He has...
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Raiders make Tony Sparano interim coach

Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie, left, and interim coach Tony Sparano answer questions from reporters Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in Alameda, Calif. The NFL football team named Sparano as interim coach a day after the firing of Dennis Allen. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)...

Soto to catch Lester for Athletics vs Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Athletics ace Jon Lester will have Geovany Soto behind the plate for the first time when he takes the mound in Tuesday night’s AL wild-card game against the Kansas City Royals. A’s manager Bob Melvin opted for Soto at catcher over Derek...
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Olympian Michael Phelps apologizes for DUI arrest

FILE – In this April 18, 2005, file photo, Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps speaks to a group of seniors at Parkside High School in Salisbury, Md., as part of his sentence after pleading guilty to a DUI charge. Authorities say Phelps has been arrested on a DUI charge in...

Former NBA player George seeks new fraud trial

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former NBA player convicted of wire fraud in an alleged real estate Ponzi scheme is seeking to have his conviction thrown out and claiming prosecutorial misconduct, among other allegations. Tate George said in a recent court filing that his...
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Coaches use large network to watch for injury

Michigan offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier, left, and head coach Brady Hoke watch from the sidelines during the closing minutes of their 26-10 loss to Utah during the second half of their NCAA college football game in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. (AP...
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A’s, Royals tied in extras in AL wild-card game

Kansas City Royals’ Eric Hosmer hits an RBI single during the third inning of the AL wild-card playoff baseball game against the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) Kansas City Royals’ Eric Hosmer hits an RBI...
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Officer kills man through car door in his driveway

In this Feb. 18, 2013 photo released by the Columbia County (Ga.) Sheriff`s Office, Earnest Satterwhite poses for a booking bug. Satterwhite spent some of the last moments of his life fleeing from officers that wanted to pull the 68-year-old man over on suspicion of drunken...