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Queen Elizabeth with Estimate

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Queen's horse Estimate fails drugs test

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II cheered Estimate on to success at the Gold Cup in 2013 but now her her 5-year-old filly is in the dock.

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Yankees land 3B Headley in trade

The New York Yankees acquired third baseman Chase Headley and cash considerations from the San Diego Padres on Tuesday in exchange for infielder Yangervis Solarte and right-hander Rafael De Paula.

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Dungy addresses Sam comments

A day after Tony Dungy was largely skewered for saying he would not have drafted openly gay linebacker Michael Sam, the former NFL coach clarified his comments and provided context.

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Mudiay has $1.2 million deal in China

Southern Methodist University signee Emmanuel Mudiay has reached a deal to play for Guangdong Southern Tigers in the China Basketball Association.

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USA Select team includes five first-year players

USA Basketball selected 13 players for the 2014 USA Men's Select Team that will train July 28-31 with the 2014 USA Basketball Men's National Team during training camp in Las Vegas.

Michael Sam smiling

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Dungy: I wouldn't have drafted Sam

Former coach Tony Dungy said he would not have drafted openly gay defensive end Michael Sam were he still running an NFL team.

Holyfield-Tyson II 1997 boxing match

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Tyson to present Holyfield at Hall of Fame

Back when Mike Tyson bit off a piece of Evander Holyfield's ear in 1997, it seemed unlikely the two boxers could ever reconcile. But apparently, time heals all wounds.

James Rodriguez, Colombia-Brazil, 2014 World Cup

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World Cup star James Rodriguez joins Real

One of the World Cup's most exciting players has joined Real Madrid.

Mark Teixeira, New York Yankees

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Yankees' Teixeira continues to be plagued by injuries

Mark Teixeira thought being limited to 15 games last season due to two wrist injuries would lead him to find the 'fountain of youth." Instead, the veteran first baseman has encountered the fountain of nagging injuries.

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Bowlsby rips NCAA, claims 'cheating pays'

The NCAA is in a dire situation. That is how Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby put in during a 45-minute state of the league address with reporters at conference media day on Monday.

Florida State QB Jameis Winston, November 2013

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ACC notebook: Winston faces no additional discipline

Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston was not subject to additional discipline for shoplifting seafood at a supermarket in April.

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NHL roundup: Maple Leafs sign Franson

The Toronto Maple Leafs signed defenseman Cody Franson to a one-year contract on Monday, just hours before he was scheduled for a salary arbitration hearing.

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Dungy addresses Sam comments

A day after Tony Dungy was largely skewered for saying he would not have drafted…

Michael Sam smiling

Dungy: I wouldn't have drafted Sam

Former coach Tony Dungy said he would not have drafted openly gay defensive end…

Johnny Manziel, Cleveland Browns jersey, NFL Draft

Manziel's jersey highest seller in NFL

Johnny Manziel's No. 2 Cleveland Browns jersey was the highest seller on…

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Giants G Snee announces retirement

New York Giants offensive guard Chris Snee announced his retirement Monday after…

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NFL roundup: Bon Jovi reportedly would not move Bills

A Toronto investment group led by rock star Jon Bon Jovi would not plan to move the…

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Michael Sam inspires with emotional ESPYs speech

Michael Sam, the NFL's first openly-gay player, gives an emotional, inspiring…

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Mudiay has $1.2 million deal in China

Southern Methodist University signee Emmanuel Mudiay has reached a deal to play for…

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Bowlsby rips NCAA, claims 'cheating pays'

The NCAA is in a dire situation. That is how Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby put in…

Florida State QB Jameis Winston, November 2013

ACC notebook: Winston faces no additional discipline

Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston was not…

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Lawson commits to Memphis

Highly-touted recruit Dedric Lawson said Sunday that he will follow his father and…

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QB who? Aggies move on minus Manziel

Texas A&M is not setting out to immediately replace the 10,000 total yards Johnny…

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Hoiberg heads home after pacemaker surgery

Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg underwent surgery to replace his heart pacemaker and…

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