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Russian weightlifter Ruslan Albegov, 2013 worlds

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Russian weightlifters banned from Rio

All Russian weightlifters have been banned from the Rio Olympics due to the doping scandal enveloping the country.

Sergey Shubenkov, 2015 world championships

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Banned Russian athletes get their own games

Russian athletes banned from competing at the 2016 Olympic Games took part in an alternative competition in Moscow on the same day the national team left for Rio.

Craig Sager, October 2015

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Craig Sager to skip Rio Olympics to fight leukemia

Craig Sager had hoped August would find him in Rio covering his fifth Olympics, but he will instead miss the Games to continue his fight against cancer.

Dion Jordan, Miami Dolphins 2013

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Dolphins DE Jordan reinstated by NFL on conditional basis

The NFL has reinstated Miami Dolphins defensive end Dion Jordan on a conditional basis following his yearlong suspension for violations of the substance-abuse policy.

Andrew Cashner, San Diego Padres

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Marlins acquire RHPs Cashner, Rea from Padres

The Miami Marlins acquired right-hander starters Andrew Cashner and Colin Rea from the San Diego Padres in a seven-player trade, according to multiple reports Friday.

Wilson Chandler, Denver Nuggets

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Nuggets, Pacers to square off in London on Jan. 12

The NBA announced Thursday that the Denver Nuggets and Indiana Pacers will travel to London for a regular-season game at The O2 Arena on Jan. 12, 2017.

Ichiro Suzuki, 2,998th MLB hit

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Suzuki gets hit No. 2,998 in Marlins' loss

Ichiro Suzuki had a pinch-hit double for his 2,998th MLB hit, but it wasn't enough as the Miami Marlins fell 5-4 to the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night at Marlins Park.

Eduardo Nunez, Minnesota Twins

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Giants acquire Nunez from Twins

The San Francisco Giants added depth for the stretch run Thursday by acquiring infielder Eduardo Nunez from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for minor league left-hander Adalberto Mejia.

Rory McIlroy, 2016 PGA Championship first round

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PGA Championship: McIlroy in survival fight

He has suffered a below-par season -- and Rory McIlroy's recent woes showed no sign of abating at the PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club.

Dee Gordon, Miami Marlins

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Marlins 2B Gordon apologizes for failed drug test

Miami Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon apologized Thursday before rejoining the team after serving an 80-game suspension for testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance.

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer

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Zimmer, Vikings strike new deal

The Minnesota Vikings erased any speculation about head coach Mike Zimmer's future on Thursday with a long-term contract extension.

Indian Olympic wrestler Sakshi Malik training

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India's female wrestlers break gender taboos

In India, a woman becoming a professional wrestler is rare enough. But three Olympian wrestlers all from the same area of Haryana -- widely considered India's most patriarchal state -- and two of them related? That's unheard of.

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Dion Jordan, Miami Dolphins 2013

Dolphins DE Jordan reinstated by NFL on conditional basis

The NFL has reinstated Miami Dolphins defensive end Dion Jordan on a conditional…

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Zimmer, Vikings strike new deal

The Minnesota Vikings erased any speculation about head coach Mike Zimmer's future…

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QB Fitzpatrick, Jets end contract squabble

Ryan Fitzpatrick and the New York Jets ended a long offseason stalemate Wednesday…

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Rams release QB Nick Foles

The Los Angeles Rams released quarterback Nick Foles on Wednesday before veterans…

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Belichick: Patriots on to Garoppolo; McDaniels likes options

Tom Brady remains the starting quarterback for the Patriots but until he's eligible…

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Chiefs set to open without Berry, injured Charles, Houston

Training camp begins Friday for the Kansas City Chiefs, and it will start without…

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CFP semifinals shift off some New Year's Eves

Executive director Bill Hancock and the College Football Playoff are giving back New…

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Two college football punters die in car crash

Two outstanding college football punters were killed Saturday in a car wreck in…

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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…

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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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