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Michael Phelps, 2008 Olympics, 400-meter individual medley

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Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps arrested

Legendary Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, was arrested early Tuesday in Maryland on a DUI charge, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority.

Phelps, known as the "Baltimore Bullet" and winner of 18 Oly...

Tigers beat Yankees

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Tigers send out Scherzer for Game 1 of ALDS

Right-hander Max Scherzer will be the Game 1 starter for the Detroit Tigers in their American League Division Series against the Baltimore Orioles, the team announced Tuesday.

Oakland Raiders

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Sparano named Raiders' interim coach

The Oakland Raiders announced Tuesday that Tony Sparano will take over as he team's interim head coach.

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Michigan AD admits 'mistakes' handling Morris injury

Contradicting comments from head coach Brady Hoke the day before, Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon said in a statement sent at 12:50 a.m. Tuesday that mistakes were made in handling quarterback Shane Morris' "probable, minor concussion."

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NC State's Doeren offers apology to Florida State

North Carolina State coach Dave Doeren apologized Tuesday for implying that Florida State faked injuries during the Seminoles' 56-41 victory over the Wolfpack on Saturday.

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Lions' Fauria injured while potty-training puppy

Detroit Lions tight end Joseph Fauria didn't injure his left ankle on the field during a game or practice.

Rafael Nadal, Monte Carlo 2013

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Rafael Nadal on the comeback trail again

Rafael Nadal took to the court Tuesday for the first time in three months and looked as though he had never been away as he blitzed past Frenchman Richard Gasquet at the China Open.

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FCC throws out NFL blackout rule

After a unanimous 5-0 vote Tuesday, the FCC ended a 40-year-old ruling that blacked out NFL games in local broadcast areas.

Sean Smith, 21, Husain Abdullah, 39

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NFL: Ref botched call on player's Muslim prayer

Husain Abdullah can kneel and pray pretty much anywhere in America he wants. Except, perhaps, for an NFL end zone.

Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, 2012

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Bryant on Lakers: 'Our mission is just to get better'

As much as Kobe Bryant previously faced obstacles head-on and with grit exceeded by no current NBA player, the upcoming season presents one of the greatest challenges of his distinguished career.

LeBron James

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LeBron "nowhere near" decision on 2016 Olympics

LeBron James said he has not decided whether he will play for Team USA during the 2016 Olympics in Brazil.

Rajon Rondo, Boston Celtics 2012

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Rondo insists injury came during fall at home

Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo insisted Monday that he suffered a broken bone in his left hand during a fall at home last week, while adding that he expects to remain with the team after his contract expires following this season.

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Oakland Raiders

Sparano named Raiders' interim coach

The Oakland Raiders announced Tuesday that Tony Sparano will take over as he team's…

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Lions' Fauria injured while potty-training puppy

Detroit Lions tight end Joseph Fauria didn't injure his left ankle on the field…

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FCC throws out NFL blackout rule

After a unanimous 5-0 vote Tuesday, the FCC ended a 40-year-old ruling that blacked…

Sean Smith, 21, Husain Abdullah, 39

NFL: Ref botched call on player's Muslim prayer

Husain Abdullah can kneel and pray pretty much anywhere in America he wants. Except,…

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Neutral arbitrator will hear Rice's appeal

Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension from the NFL will be heard by a…

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Raiders confirm Dennis Allen fired

The Oakland Raiders have fired head coach Dennis Allen, according to multiple…

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Michigan NCAA football

Michigan AD admits 'mistakes' handling Morris injury

Contradicting comments from head coach Brady Hoke the day before, Michigan athletic…

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NC State's Doeren offers apology to Florida State

North Carolina State coach Dave Doeren apologized Tuesday for implying that Florida…

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Georgia's Gurley falsely accused of assault

Heisman Trophy candidate University of Georgia running back Todd Gurley was falsely…

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Report: Fisher denies Florida State faked injuries

Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher fired back at North Carolina State coach Dave…

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Michigan's Hoke: QB Morris left with leg injury

Michigan quarterback Shane Morris might have returned to the field Saturday in the…

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Florida State still No. 1 in poll

Florida State is still No. 1 in the latest Associated Press top 25 poll, but is…

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