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Felix Sabates

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Hornets' co-owner Sabates blasts NBA, city of Charlotte

Charlotte Hornets co-owner Felix Sabates is irate that the NBA All-Star Game was removed from the North Carolina city and sharply criticized the league and Charlotte city leaders for the loss of the marquee event.

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Griffey, Piazza took opposite paths to Cooperstown

A pair of players whose careers originated in decidedly dissimilar fashions will converge at the pinnacle of their profession Sunday afternoon, when Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza are officially inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Ezekiel Elliott

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Cowboys RB Elliott denies domestic violence accusation

Dallas Cowboys rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott has denied the domestic violence accusation made against him by his former girlfriend in Columbus, Ohio.

Draymond Green

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Warriors F Green reaches plea deal in slapping incident

Golden State Warriors standout Draymond Green reached a plea agreement to avoid jail time in the case in which he was charged for slapping a Michigan State football player.

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Steelers RB Bell faces 4-game ban for missed drug test

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell is facing a four-game suspension for missing a drug test in violation of the NFL's substance-abuse policy, according to multiple reports Friday.

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J.J. Watt could miss season's start after surgery

Houston Texans star defensive end J.J. Watt underwent back surgery this week and is expected to be on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list when the team starts training camp July 31.

Dennis Green 2006

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Former NFL coach Dennis Green dies

Former NFL coach Dennis Green died Friday, according to reports.

Usain Bolt, 2015 Worlds

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Usain Bolt: My sport needs me to win Olympic gold

With dark clouds hanging over the Olympic Games, Usain Bolt is ready to light up Rio 2016.

NBA commissioner Adam Silver at 2016 All-Star Game

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This is how much loss of NBA All-Star Game will cost Charlotte

The NBA's decision to pull its All-Star Game out of Charlotte means an estimated loss of $100 million to the city's economy.

Rio 2016 Olympic stadium

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Olympic doping: Retests show 45 new failures from London and Beijing

Is there any chance that Rio will be a drug-free Olympics?

New analysis from the previous two Games has confirmed that 45 athletes tested positive for banned substances.

The International Olympic Committee made the announcement Friday after a second se...

Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, North Carolina

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NBA pulls 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte

The NBA announced Thursday afternoon it is pulling the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte over North Carolina's so-called "bathroom bill."

July 2016 aerial of Rio's Olympic Park

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Brazil: 10 suspected of planning Olympics terror

Brazilian police have arrested 10 people suspected of planning terrorist acts during next month's Rio Olympics, Brazil's Justice Ministry said Thursday.

The group was inspired by ISIS and mostly organized online, Justice Minister Alexandre de Moraes ...

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Ezekiel Elliott

Cowboys RB Elliott denies domestic violence accusation

Dallas Cowboys rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott has denied the domestic violence…

LeVeon Bell-suspension

Steelers RB Bell faces 4-game ban for missed drug test

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell is facing a four-game suspension for…

JJ Watt-surgery

J.J. Watt could miss season's start after surgery

Houston Texans star defensive end J.J. Watt underwent back surgery this week and is…

Dennis Green 2006

Former NFL coach Dennis Green dies

Former NFL coach Dennis Green died Friday, according to reports.

Eugene Monroe, 2011

OT Monroe retires, citing health concerns

Eugene Monroe retired from the NFL on Thursday but the outspoken advocate for player…

Ezekiel Elliott, Roger Goodell, 2016 NFL Draft

Cowboys rookie Elliott tops jersey sales

Dallas Cowboys rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott has topped the NFL's online…

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ACC Network to launch in 2019

Commissioner John Swofford said the Atlantic Coast Conference Network will launch by…

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Big 12 votes to begin looking into expansion

In a unanimous vote Tuesday in Irving, Texas, presidents of the Big 12 schools…

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Top overall seed in men's basketball to choose NCAA tourney site

March Madness will feature a new perk for the favorite next year. The top overall…

Badgers Buckeyes kickoff

College football kickoffs could be on chopping block

Kickoffs, viewed as more of a health risk than other plays, might be an endangered…

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Court documents: Paterno ignored claims of Sandusky's abuse in 1976

Former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno ignored the claims of a 14-year-old boy…

Larry Brown retires

Hall of Fame coach Brown resigns at SMU

Hall of Famer Larry Brown stepped down as head coach of SMU men's basketball program…

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