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Stolen NASCAR Sprint Cup car found in Georgia

Maybe the thieves didn't know what they were stealing. A NASCAR Sprint Cup car stolen from the hotel where the team was staying turned up on a rural Georgia road Saturday -- the day before the scheduled race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Earl Lloyd, first black NBA player

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NBA pioneer Earl Lloyd dies at 86

Earl Lloyd, the first African-American man to play in the NBA, died Thursday at the age of 86.

Travis Kvapil at Atlanat Motor Speedway

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Kvapil out of Atlanta after car stolen

Travis Kvapil's orange stock car, the ride he intended to use for qualifying Friday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway, was stolen from his hotel parking lot early Friday morning.

Alex Rodriguez, 2015 New York Yankees spring training

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Rodriguez enjoys first day in Yankees' camp

On his first official day back with the New York Yankees after a yearlong suspension for using performance-enhancing drugs, Alex Rodriguez blasted a few balls out of the park during batting practice at Legends Field in Tampa, Fla., and generally appeared at ease with the attention surrounding his return.

Steven Jackson, Atlanta Falcons, 2014

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Falcons release RB Jackson

The Atlanta Falcons released veteran running back Steven Jackson on Thursday, adding to a growing list of rushers who have been or will be released before free agency begins March 10.

David Clarkson, Toronto Maple Leafs

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Jackets trade Horton to Leafs for Clarkson

The Columbus Blue Jackets dealt injured right winger Nathan Horton to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for veteran right winger David Clarkson in the second of two trades made by the team on Thursday.

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MLB notebook: Brewers bring back K-Rod

Reliever Francisco Rodriguez agreed Thursday to a two-year deal with the Milwaukee Brewers with a team option for a third year.

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NHL roundup: Crawford, Blackhawks blank Panthers

Goalie Corey Crawford made 20 saves to earn the 12th shutout of his career and his second this season, leading the Chicago Blackhawks to a 3-0 win over the Florida Panthers on Thursday night at the BB&T Center.

Chris Jones, Louisville basketball, November 2014

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Louisville's Jones pleads not guilty to rape, sodomy

Former Louisville point guard Chris Jones pleaded not guilty to charges of rape and sodomy in court Thursday.

Derrick Rose, promotional appearance

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NBA notebook: Rose will have surgery Friday

Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose is scheduled to have surgery to repair a torn medial meniscus in his right knee on Friday.

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Top 25 roundup: Arizona clobbers Colorado

Forward Stanley Johnson scored 15 points, and seventh-ranked Arizona beat Colorado 82-54 Thursday night.

Andy Murray, 2015 Dubai Championships

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Andy Murray upset by teenager Borna Coric

Andy Murray got a taste of 18-year-old Borna Coric's pursuit of the extraordinary as the Croatian pulled off one of the biggest upsets of his nascent tennis career with a straight sets victory over the world No. 3.

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Vikings' Peterson: Ruling 'brings me one step closer'

A day after winning his appeal against the NFL, Minnesota Vikings running back…

Steven Jackson, Atlanta Falcons, 2014

Falcons release RB Jackson

The Atlanta Falcons released veteran running back Steven Jackson on Thursday,…

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Vikings RB Peterson wins appeal

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson won his appeal Thursday when Judge…

Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos, December 2014

Broncos, Manning pursue restructured contract

The Denver Broncos are working on a revised contract with quarterback Peyton Manning…

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NFL notebook: Bush, Jones, Hawk among cuts

Among the NFL roster cuts made Wednesday were bigger names in the likes of Reggie…

St. Louis Rams fans holding Los Angeles Rams sign

NFL stadium plan near L.A. gets council OK

A new NFL stadium near Los Angeles moved closer to reality when the Inglewood City…

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Chris Jones, Louisville basketball, November 2014

Louisville's Jones pleads not guilty to rape, sodomy

Former Louisville point guard Chris Jones pleaded not guilty to charges of rape and…

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Top 25 roundup: Arizona clobbers Colorado

Forward Stanley Johnson scored 15 points, and seventh-ranked Arizona beat Colorado…

Pete Carroll, Seattle Seahawks, 2013 NFC Championship Game

USC will honor Carroll with degree

USC apparently holds no grudge against Pete Carroll for the way his spectacular…

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Top 25 roundup: Kentucky moves to 28-0

The only thing more frightful than the snowstorm outside Humphrey Coliseum was the…

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Top 25 roundup: Maryland upsets Wisconsin

Guard Dez Wells scored 26 points and grabbed seven rebounds as 14th-ranked Maryland…

Chris Jones, Louisville basketball, November 2014

Report: Louisville dismissed Jones over threat to woman

Chris Jones, the former starting point guard for 12th-ranked Louisville, was…

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