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NFL releases 2014 regular-season schedule

(Photo: Kirby Lee, USA TODAY Sports) The Seattle Seahawks will start their quest to defend their Super Bowl hosting the Green Bay Packers in the NFL’s annual kickoff game on Sept. 4. The defending Super Bowl champion typically hosts the … Continue reading

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Yankees’ Pineda sorry, says pine tar incident won’t happen again

Michael Pineda is ejected from the game for using a foreign substance during the second inning against the Red Sox.(Photo: Bob DeChiara, USA TODAY Sports) BOSTON — It’s like a small-time crook robbing the neighborhood convenience store one day, getting … Continue reading

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Michael Phelps on comeback: ‘I’m doing this for me’

Michael Phelps stretches during a practice session for the Arena Grand Prix swim meet on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at Skyline Aquatic Center in Mesa, Ariz.(Photo: Rob Schumacher/The Arizona Republic) MESA, Ariz. — Michael Phelps’ pre-London Olympics net worth was … Continue reading

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Top 10 games: NFL schedule features compelling rematches, reunions

The 2014 NFL season features a Super Bowl XLVIII rematch between the Seahawks and Broncos.(Photo: Elsa, Getty Images) The Seattle Seahawks will kick off their title defense Sept. 4 against the Green Bay Packers at CenturyLink Field. Too bad Golden … Continue reading

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Bryce Harper has already stopped hustling

It was lost in the hullabaloo over 500th home runs and generous Air Force servicemen, but Tuesday night’s Nationals-Angels game featured more base-running drama from Bryce Harper. Three days after being benched by new manager Matt Williams for a “lack of hustle” … Continue reading

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Fan who caught Pujols’ big home run giving ball back

Albert Pujols hit home run no. 500 on Tuesday night at Nationals Park. He is the 26th player in MLB history to reach the milestone. The fan who caught the big home-run ball? Tom Sherrill, who was there all the … Continue reading

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Fearless NFL forecast before schedule release

How will NFL season shake out? 13hr Fearless predictions ahead of the NFL’s schedule release (Matthew Emmons, USA TODAY) By Lindsay H. Jones We’ve known the “who” and “where” parts of the 2014 NFL regular-season schedule for months. But finally by … Continue reading

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Herschel Walker talks Trump, MMA and playing football at 52

Retired player’s say 2hr Herschel Walker talks Trump, MMA and playing football at 52 Herschel Walker in 2012 (Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE) By Jarrett Belljbell@usatoday.comUSA TODAY Sports It is hardly a shocker that Herschel Walker embraces the idea of Donald Trump buying … Continue reading

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NFL player reveals he suffered stroke during game

Health news 9hr Jaguars’ Russell Allen reveals he suffered a stroke in a game By Maggie Hendricks (Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports) Russell Allen was released from the Jaguars after he failed a physical. It’s a simple transaction line. Players are released … Continue reading

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Albert Pujols: 500 home runs, and looking like old self

Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols hits his 500th home run during the fifth inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park.(Photo: Tommy Gilligan, USA TODAY Sports) WASHINGTON – Albert Pujols’ 500th home run is a milestone, but it’s … Continue reading

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