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Donovan among 7 cuts on US World Cup roster

AP Photo/Ben Margot STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — American career scoring leader Landon Donovan is among seven players cut as the U.S. announced its 23-man World Cup roster. The 32-year-old attacker, bidding to make his fourth World Cup, was bypassed Thursday by U.S. coach Jurgen...

Fielder facing season-ending neck surgery

Prince Fielder is expected to have neck surgery next week and miss the rest of the season. Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said Thursday that the herniated disk in Fielder’s neck has gotten worse, and that Dr. Drew Dossett recommended surgery. Daniels said the...
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Mark Cuban apologizes to Trayvon Martin family

AP Photo/John Shearer Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has apologized to the family of Trayvon Martin for his choice of words in an interview regarding bigotry and prejudice. Cuban spoke about the sensitive subjects in an interview with Inc. magazine, revealing some of his own...
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Kurt Busch reshapes ‘Outlaw’ image in Double chase

AP Photo/Michael Conroy INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kurt Busch is a jerk. He’s A-Rod on four wheels. Lance Armstrong with a Tour de France-sized attitude. He’s called The Outlaw, fighting and feuding with anyone he feels crossed him on the track – or anywhere...
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Great Scott! Dixon climbs list of IndyCar greats

AP Photo/AJ Mast INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — While his team struggled with setup and speed, Scott Dixon has flown under the radar during preparations for the Indianapolis 500. It’s exactly how he wants it. It’s how he has tried to be his entire career. “I like to...

50 senators to NFL: Change Redskins’ racist name

WASHINGTON (AP) — Half the U.S. Senate urged NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Thursday to change the Washington Redskins’ name, saying it is a racist slur and the time is ripe to replace it. In one letter, 49 senators cited the NBA’s quick action recently to...

Alabama’s Thomas voted into College Hall of Fame

Late Alabama linebacker Derrick Thomas has been elected to the College Football Hall of Fame, highlighting a class of 14 players that also includes LaDainian Tomlinson, Sterling Sharpe and Tony Boselli. Thomas was one of the Hall of Fame’s most obvious omissions and Alabama...
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Cubs make new Wrigley plan, risk lawsuit

AP Photo/Paul Beaty CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs signaled that their contentious relationship with the owners of rooftop venues across the street from Wrigley Field is about to become what amounts to a bench-clearing brawl, with a proposal Thursday to erect more outfield...
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Hoyer ready to take on Manziel for Browns’ QB job

AP Photo/Mark Duncan BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Unlike most Clevelanders, Brian Hoyer didn’t jump up and down or cheer when he heard the Browns drafted Johnny Manziel. Hoyer shrugged and got ready to fight for his job. “It was almost a sense of relief when he was...
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Mathis apologizes to teammates for suspension

AP Photo/Marco Garcia INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — NFL sacks champion Robert Mathis made one thing clear Wednesday: He’s coming back this season as a motivated man. In his first public comments since learning he would sit out the season’s first four games for violating...