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Jeff Gordon

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Confident Gordon marches on to Martinsville

Claiming his last couple laps at Talladega were the most nerve-racking of his life, four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon survived the unpredictable Alabama track to move on to the eight-driver Eliminator Round of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup and continue his drive for a fifth title.

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Red Sox hire Chili Davis as hitting coach

Chili Davis, the Oakland Athletics' hitting coach the past three years, was introduced as the Boston Red Sox's new hitting coach Thursday.

Steve Nash, Los Angeles Lakers point guard

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Back problem sidelines Nash for season

Oft-injured point guard Steve Nash will miss the 2014-15 season because of recurring back issues involving nerve damage, the Los Angeles Lakers announced Thursday night.

Broncos Peyton Manning

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Manning rips Denver's scoreboard operator

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning went off on the scoreboard operator at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in his post-game press conference Thursday night, saying "it wasn't his best night."

Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson throwing

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Seahawks' Wilson: 'Complete confidence in who I am'

In typical Russell Wilson fashion, the Seattle Seahawks' third-year quarterback dismissed the notion of a divided locker room in the wake of last week's shocking trade of dynamic wide receiver Percy Harvin to the New York Jets.

Jay Cutler Chicago Bears

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Cutler: No issues with Marshall

Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler apparently was not offended by wide receiver Brandon Marshall's postgame rant Sunday after a 27-14 home loss to the Miami Dolphins.

Luis Suarez after World Cup biting incident

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Luis Suarez: Do sporting suspensions work?

Although he's vowed to keep his famous chops to himself, the world will soon find out if Luis Suarez can keep bagging goals without literally leaving his mark on defenders.

Sochi 2014 Olympics 3

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Winter Olympics skating on thin ice?

The International Olympic Committee is set to hold urgent talks over the future of the Winter Olympics following the Sochi Games' exorbitant cost.

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The best places to ski on earth?

It's that time of the year when winter sports enthusiasts dust off their skis and snowboards and get ready to hit the slopes in search of perfect powder and fresh adventures.

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Manning leads Broncos over Chargers

Peyton Manning threw for three touchdowns, all to wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, and the Denver Broncos pulled away to beat the San Diego Chargers 35-21 Thursday night.

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NHL game roundup: Wings come back to nip Pens

Justin Abdelkader scored with 43.5 seconds left in the overtime period to complete a comeback from a two-goal deficit in the Detroit Red Wings' 4-3 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday.

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East Carolina survives scare from UConn

Even when they weren't playing their best, Shane Carden, Justin Hardy and Breon Allen didn't let the East Carolina Pirates offense fold.

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Broncos Peyton Manning

Manning rips Denver's scoreboard operator

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning went off on the scoreboard operator at…

Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson throwing

Seahawks' Wilson: 'Complete confidence in who I am'

In typical Russell Wilson fashion, the Seattle Seahawks' third-year quarterback…

Jay Cutler Chicago Bears

Cutler: No issues with Marshall

Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler apparently was not offended by wide receiver…

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Manning leads Broncos over Chargers

Peyton Manning threw for three touchdowns, all to wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders,…

Robert Griffin III against Rams

Gruden: Griffin should be back by Nov. 16 game

When Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will return remains an open…

Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions

Lions WR Johnson 'going good' in England

All signs are pointing to Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson returning to…

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East Carolina survives scare from UConn

Even when they weren't playing their best, Shane Carden, Justin Hardy and Breon…

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Texas prepared to pay athletes $10,000 a year

The University of Texas is ready to pay its athletes $10,000 a year to comply with…

Georgia running back Todd Gurley

Georgia to apply for Gurley's reinstatement

Georgia will apply to the NCAA on Wednesday for running back Todd Gurley to be…

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Okla. State, NCAA respond to 'unfounded' allegations

Oklahoma State and the NCAA called a report of alleged misconduct in the football…

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SEC West lands four in AP top five

The SEC became the first conference to place four teams in the top five of the…

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Archie Manning off Playoff committee

Archie Manning stepped down from the College Football Playoff selection committee on…

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