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Duke announces signings of 4 basketball recruits, including Jones, Okafor, Winslow
9:44:00 AM
DURHAM, North Carolina - Duke has signed four men's basketball recruits to letters of intent. Coach Mike Krzyzewski on Wednesday announced the signings of guards Grayson Allen and Tyus Jones, forward Justise Winslow and center Jahlil Okafor. Krzyzewski says he's "ecstatic about the four young men


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All of a sudden, RG3's bandwagon is getting smaller
12:55:00 AM
WASHINGTON - It was all so easy, so seamless and so breathlessly positive a year ago for Robert Griffin III. He went from being a Heisman Trophy winner and a college football hero at Baylor University to being the face of the franchise and the team-saving rookie quarterback of the Washington


Breaking Down Shane Vereen's Impact on Patriots Offense
12:42:34 AM
There was a noticeable spark in the Patriots offense on Monday night. That's because they got their spark plug back: running back Shane Vereen. After missing the past eight games with a wrist injury, Vereen finally made his return to the field against the Carolina Panthers, and he was one of the


Dortmund hit by injury crisis ahead of Bayern clash
12:37:46 AM
BERLIN (Reuters) - Borussia Dortmund have a record better than most against Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich having not lost to their title rivals in the league since 2010 but they face an injury crisis ahead of their clash on Saturday. Dortmund, four points behind Bayern, must patch up a depleted


5 things to know about the Spanish league
12:37:12 AM
MADRID - Cristiano Ronaldo can continue to boost his Ballon d'Or credentials as the Spanish league returns for the 13th round of games. Defending champion Barcelona, on the other hand, is missing a number of injured regulars, including Lionel Messi. Atletico Madrid looks to rebound from its first


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K-State heads to Puerto Rico for first road test
3:24:28 PM
The Kansas State basketball team has had a couple of days to have fun and enjoy the exotic location since arriving in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Tuesday, but now it's time to get down to business. The Wildcats (2-1) face Charlotte (2-1) in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off at 9:30 a.m. (Topeka time


Oliver, Sibert lead Dayton past Ga. Tech 82-72
3:24:19 PM
ATLANTA -- Dayton coach Archie Miller knows his predecessor, Brian Gregory, wasn't having too much fun on Georgia Tech's bench. The schools were facing each other for the first time since Gregory left Dayton in March 2011 to take the job at Georgia Tech. "For me, I don't have that same attachment


Ponder still Vikings starter
3:24:00 PM
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - The quarterback carousel in Minnesota is staying put for another week. Christian Ponder will be the starter at Green Bay. Vikings coach Leslie Frazier announced his decision Wednesday, and Ponder made this sound like it wasn't much of a decision at all. Ponder said Frazier


VanVleet, Baker lead No. 14 Wichita St to 77-54 over Tulsa
3:24:00 PM
TULSA, Oklahoma - Fred VanVleet and Ron Baker each scored 21 points and No. 14 Wichita State finished with a 26-6 run to shake free of pesky Tulsa for a 77-54 win Wednesday night. Leading 51-48 after an inside basket by Tulsa's James Woodard, Wichita State scored the next eight points to force a


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NFL fines 49ers LB Brooks $15,570 for hit on Brees
5:48:00 AM
NEW YORK - San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks has been fined $15,570 by the NFL for his hit on Saints quarterback Drew Brees last Sunday. That is the standard amount for such hits to the head and neck area. Brooks leveled Drew Brees, forcing a lost fumble. But the penalty kept the ball in


Soccer-Barcelona keeper Valdes out till end of year
5:47:00 AM
MADRID, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes is likely to be out of action until the end of the year after suffering a calf strain during Spain's surprise defeat by South Africa on Tuesday, the club said in a statement on their website. It is another blow for Barcelona, who have a


Olympic Stadium shapes up for West Ham move
5:47:00 AM
London (AFP) - Work has begun to build a new roof on London's Olympic Stadium, future tenants West Ham United announced on Wednesday. The Premier League club will move into the arena, the centre-piece of last year's London Games, in 2016 and preparations are under way to facilitate their arrival


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France, Portugal reach World Cup
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 8:52 PM
Cristiano Ronaldo scored a dazzling hat trick to lift Portugal into next year's World Cup at the expense of Zlatan Ibrahimovic's Sweden, and France came back in remarkable fashion to overtake Ukraine for a berth in the 32-nation field for next year's tournament in Brazil. Iceland failed to become


Scott, Kuchar favored at World Cup
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 8:37 PM
On current form and on a very familiar golf course, the two top-ranked players in the World Cup -- Adam Scott and Matt Kuchar -- are heavy favorites for individual honors when play begins Thursday at Royal Melbourne. The second-ranked Scott has won two tournaments in a row -- the Australian PGA and


Alexis will be a star for Barcelona, says Fabregas
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 8:37 PM
Cesc Fabregas has lauded the recent form of Alexis Sanchez and feels that the Chile international has what it takes to become one of Barcelona's undisputed star players in future. The 24-year-old has been scintillating so far this season, netting seven goals in nine Liga appearances as well as a


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Of bullying and ribbing in baseball
11:48:03 AM
Gabe Kapler is a former MLB player and current "Fox Sports Live" panelist. He is also a contributing writer for Baseball Prospectus, WEEI.com and Gammons Daily and has a weekly radio show on BAD radio on the "1310 the Ticket" in Dallas, Texas. Kapler played 12 seasons in the major leagues


Twins acquire Kris Johnson from Pirates
10:38:00 AM
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins have acquired left-hander Kris Johnson from the Pittsburgh Pirates for right-hander Duke Welker in a swap of minor league pitchers. Johnson went 0-2 with a 6.10 ERA in four appearances with the Pirates last season. He made one start for the Pirates and went 10


Eli Manning's New York Giants rebound back into NFC East race
10:25:47 AM
After starting the season at 0-6, can the New York Giants go from worst to first in less than two months? That's the question running rampant in New York on the heels of a four-game winning streak that has the G-Men just 1.5 games behind the NFC East-leading Philadelphia Eagles. Sure, it's easy to


NFL looking at Ahmad Brooks' hit
10:12:00 AM
The NFL is reviewing San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks for possible discipline for his illegal hit on New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, a blow that seemed a textbook example of the league rule prohibiting defensive players from hitting the quarterback in the head and neck, a


France prove majority of their own fans wrong by qualifying for the World Cup
9:46:00 AM
Trailing Ukraine 2-0 after a now customarily abysmal performance in the first leg of their World Cup qualifying playoff, the French didn't have much confidence in their team making a comeback. All of those Didier and Darcie Downers stayed home for the second leg, leaving just the optimistic minority


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Xavi and Tello in doubt for Granada game
1:02:54 AM
MADRID (Reuters) - Barcelona's injury woes deepened on Tuesday when tests showed that Spain playmaker Xavi had a muscle strain and winger Cristian Tello suffered ankle ligament damage in training. Both players were in doubt for Saturday's La Liga game at home to Granada, the Spanish champions said


Trent Richardson: 'I've been playing good' for Colts
1:02:30 AM
Trent Richardson's troubles in Indianapolis are well-documented. Eight games into his new life with the Colts, the running back is struggling to achieve liftoff while the team's leading rusher ... is Donald Brown. Indy shipped its first-round pick to Cleveland with hopes that Richardson would give


Curry, Warriors take out Jazz
1:01:00 AM
Before leaving the game, Stephen Curry scored 15 of his 22 points in a big second quarter and the Golden State Warriors beat the Utah Jazz 98-87 Monday night to sweep a home-and-home series between the teams. Curry exited with 8:50 remaining after Jazz forward Marvin Williams fell on his head as the


Croatia must beware of Iceland's impressive away form
12:50:29 AM
But that's until you consider Iceland's away form in the past 12 months. After suffering five consecutive away defeats in 2012 - including a 1-0 loss in Cyprus, the only victory the Mediterranean island managed in the group - Lars Lagerback's side went on a stunning run away from home, picking up


Durant, Thunder pull away to beat Nuggets
12:48:00 AM
Kevin Durant scored a game-high 38 points with eight rebounds and six assists, Russell Westbrook scored 30 points with 12 rebounds and seven assists and the Oklahoma City Thunder outscored the Denver Nuggets by 11 in the fourth quarter to win 115-113 on Monday night. In a game of runs, Oklahoma City


Ellis, Mavericks hold off Sixers
12:48:00 AM
Monta Ellis dished out 10 assists and scored 19 of his 24 points in the second half to help the Dallas Mavericks stay perfect at home with a 97-94 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday. Dirk Nowitzki and Shawn Marion netted 20 points apiece for Dallas, which has won eight in a row over


Flames top Jets in shootout
12:48:00 AM
Sean Monahan scored in the eighth round of the shootout as the Calgary Flames took a 5-4 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Monday. Mike Cammalleri and TJ Brodie posted a goal and an assist, while Lance Bouma and Jiri Hudler scored for the Flames, who snapped a six-game skid. Reto Berra posted 43 stops


USM pulls out win against North Dakota
12:47:37 AM
FARGO, N.D. - After trailing for the first 13-plus minutes of Monday's non-conference game at North Dakota State, Southern Miss went on a 20-4 run to close the first half and take a 39-28 lead into halftime. However the nip-and-tuck second half featured five ties between the Golden Eagles and


Of the Browns' roster puzzles, lack of a fullback is hardest to understand
Monday, November 18, 2013 11:07 PM
Unsolved mysteries: Sometimes when I analyze the Browns' roster, I am amazed they have four wins in 10 games. This is not a knock on the top end of the roster. It is a commentary on the bottom end. I mean, there are about 12 spots on the bottom of the roster that, frankly, don't contribute much


Arkansas 89, SMU 78
Monday, November 18, 2013 10:55 PM
Alandise Harris pours in a game-high 21 points, Michael Qualls has 17 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 blocks and Anthlon Bell 11 points as Arkansas knocks down 11 3-pointers en route to downing SMU 89-78 before 8,927 fans Monday night at Bud Walton Arena


Morning Roar: Where did Johnson go?
Monday, November 18, 2013 10:03 PM
ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Of all the questions from Sunday's 37-27 loss to Pittsburgh, the biggest one for the Detroit Lions might have been the shift from receiver Calvin Johnson in the second half of the loss. In the first half, he was targeted 10 times and caught six passes for 179 yards. In the


Barcelona confirm Ter Stegen & Reina interest
Monday, November 18, 2013 10:02 PM
Barcelona vice-president Josep Bartomeu has revealed that the Catalans are in advanced talks to sign a new goalkeeper, confirming that Pepe Reina and Marc-Andre ter Stegen are on their shortlist of candidates. The Liga champions have long been linked with both the on-loan Napoli shot-stopper and the


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Giants reach deal with Tim Hudson
1:23:00 PM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Tim Hudson is headed back to the Bay Area. The San Francisco Giants have agreed to a $23 million, two-year contract with the free-agent pitcher, who began his career with Oakland. Hudson had a physical Monday, and the team said the deal is pending the results of that


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An NCAA-record winning streak ended Sunday
4:56:00 AM
After winning an NCAA-record 62 consecutive games, the University of Minnesota women's hockey team fell 3-2 to North Dakota on Sunday in front of 2,435 at Ridder Arena. The last previous loss for the top-ranked Gophers (13-1-0, 11-1-0 Western Collegiate Hockey Association) also came at the hands of


Motor racing-Maldonado blames stress for Williams criticism
4:49:00 AM
Nov 18 (Reuters) - Venezuelan Formula One driver Pastor Maldonado has blamed a surge of stress and pent-up emotion for the harsh and accusatory words he levelled at his Williams team over the U.S. Grand Prix weekend in Austin. Maldonado had suggested Williams might have sabotaged his car in Saturday


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