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Change of Hart: Braves name team president

Veteran baseball executive John Hart reversed course and opted to accept a three-year deal to become president of baseball operations with the Atlanta Braves.

Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions

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Lions WR Johnson 'going good' in England

All signs are pointing to Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson returning to the field for Sunday's game in London.

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Can Broncos afford to keep the Thomases?

Contract talks with wide receiver Demaryius Thomas and tight end Julius Thomas are on hold as the Denver Broncos focus on football.

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Titans will start rookie QB Mettenberger

Tennessee Titans rookie quarterback Zach Mettenberger, who led the NFL in passing yards in the preseason, will make his first NFL start Sunday against the Houston Texans.

Percy Harvin, Seattle Seahawks, Super Bowl XLVIII

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Seahawks insist there is no Harvin Hangover

Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll knows the best way to show that his team is past the chaos of last week is to beat the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell at NFL Draft

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Goodell must testify at Rice hearing

An arbitrator formally ruled Wednesday that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will be required to testify at the appeals hearing of Ray Rice's indefinite suspension, according to reports.

Maria Sharapova file

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WTA Finals: Sharapova loses to Kvitova

A day after world No. 1 Serena Williams suffered one of the worst losses of her career at the WTA Finals, second-ranked Maria Sharapova wasn't that much better.

Sharapova's hopes of reaching the semifinals in Singapore -- not to mention overtaking Wi...

Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, 2012

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Healthy Bryant shut down for rest of Lakers' preseason

Kobe Bryant is ready for the regular season. That is the opinion of Los Angeles Lakers coach Byron Scott, who shut down the shooting guard for the last two games of the preseason to rest him for the games that count.

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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 recent rulings that will enhance the value of a college scholarship for those who play sports.

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Five things we know heading into World Series Game 3

Here are five things we know about the World Series as it switches to San Francisco for Game 3 on Friday.

San Fran game 1 of World Series

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World Series has lowest Game 1 ratings in history

Game 1 of the 2014 World Series was no "royal" in terms of the ratings.

Royals game 3 win ALCS

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Royals ride five-run inning to Game 2 rout

Salvador Perez hit a two-run double and Omar Infante belted a two-run homer in a five-run sixth inning, and the Kansas City Royals defeated the San Francisco Giants 7-2 Wednesday night to even the World Series at one game apiece.

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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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Can Broncos afford to keep the Thomases?

Contract talks with wide receiver Demaryius Thomas and tight end Julius Thomas are…

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Titans will start rookie QB Mettenberger

Tennessee Titans rookie quarterback Zach Mettenberger, who led the NFL in passing…

Percy Harvin, Seattle Seahawks, Super Bowl XLVIII

Seahawks insist there is no Harvin Hangover

Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll knows the best way to show that his team is past…

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell at NFL Draft

Goodell must testify at Rice hearing

An arbitrator formally ruled Wednesday that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will be…

Jamaal Charles, Kansas City Chiefs, December 2013

Chiefs' Charles wanted to avoid concussion protocol

Kansas Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles, who was involved in a violent collision…

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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…

Notre Dame FSU Nov 18

Florida State tops Notre Dame 31-27

Jameis Winston rebounded from a rocky first half and Karlos Williams scored two…

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