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Michigan's Hoke to start Gardner at QB

Michigan coach Brady Hoke, still reeling for allowing quarterback Shane Morris to return to the field after he showed symptoms of a concussion, moved Devin Gardner back into the starting role Wednesday.

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MLB to test rules to speed up games

Major League Baseball announced Wednesday that experimental speed-up rules will be tested during games at the 2014 Arizona Fall League.

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NASCAR Driver Capsules, Oct. 1

Capsules for the 12 drivers remaining in the Chase for the Sprint Cup.

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Reports: Raiders might court Gruden

With the Oakland Raiders searching for a new head coach, their gaze might turn to a name from their past.

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Dunn expected to retire without postseason at-bat

Veteran slugger Adam Dunn, who finally made it to the playoffs with the Oakland Athletics but never got off the bench in Tuesday night's wild-card game, is expected to retire after a 14-year career.

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NBA roundup: Bryant, Nash join Lakers for first practice

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant practiced Tuesday for the first time since his knee injury 10 months ago and said he felt good afterward.

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Penguins' Crosby to make preseason debut

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby is scheduled to play in his first preseason game Wednesday night at the Detroit Red Wings.

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NHL Board of Governors appove sale of Islanders

The sale of a minority stake in the New York Islanders to Scott Malkin and Jonathan Ledecky from Charles Wang was unanimously approved at the National Hockey League's Board of Governors meetings Tuesday.

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Michigan fans rally for Brandon's ouster

University of Michigan students started a petition this week calling for the ouster of athletic director Dave Brandon in the wake of the football team's missteps, and a rally was held Tuesday night in Ann Arbor to support the cause.

Li Na, 2014 Australian Open

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Tennis bids farewell to Li Na

It was the long goodbye as China bid farewell to its sporting heroine in a tearful ceremony.

FIFA President Sepp Blatter, 2014 World Cup soccer ball

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Why FIFA said 'no women allowed'

Sepp Blatter once suggested women footballers should wear tighter shorts -- now his organization, FIFA, has been accused of blatant sexism in its selection of the person to lead an investigation into the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

Beyonce, Jay-Z, David Beckham at Champions Leage soccer match

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Beyonce, Jay-Z and David Beckham -- at a soccer game?

They're three of the world's biggest superstars -- but few would have expected to see them together taking in a soccer match in Paris.

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Reports: Raiders might court Gruden

With the Oakland Raiders searching for a new head coach, their gaze might turn to a…

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Sparano named Raiders' interim coach

The Oakland Raiders announced Tuesday that Tony Sparano will take over as he team's…

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Lions' Fauria injured while potty-training puppy

Detroit Lions tight end Joseph Fauria didn't injure his left ankle on the field…

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FCC throws out NFL blackout rule

After a unanimous 5-0 vote Tuesday, the FCC ended a 40-year-old ruling that blacked…

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NFL: Ref botched call on player's Muslim prayer

Husain Abdullah can kneel and pray pretty much anywhere in America he wants. Except,…

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Neutral arbitrator will hear Rice's appeal

Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension from the NFL will be heard by a…

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Michigan's Hoke to start Gardner at QB

Michigan coach Brady Hoke, still reeling for allowing quarterback Shane Morris to…

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Michigan fans rally for Brandon's ouster

University of Michigan students started a petition this week calling for the ouster…

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Michigan AD admits 'mistakes' handling Morris injury

Contradicting comments from head coach Brady Hoke the day before, Michigan athletic…

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NC State's Doeren offers apology to Florida State

North Carolina State coach Dave Doeren apologized Tuesday for implying that Florida…

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Georgia's Gurley falsely accused of assault

Heisman Trophy candidate University of Georgia running back Todd Gurley was falsely…

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Report: Fisher denies Florida State faked injuries

Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher fired back at North Carolina State coach Dave…

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