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Archie Manning takes leave from Playoff committee

Archie Manning was one of 13 people selected to serve on the initial College Football Playoff committee.(Photo: Kirby Lee, USA TODAY Sports) Archie Manning is taking a leave of absence from the College Football Playoff committee for health reasons and … Continue reading

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NBA players not LeBron who will impact new teams

While LeBron James’ return to Cleveland made the headlines this summer, USA TODAY Sports’ Sam Amick breaks down other transactions that will pay dividends this season. The Bulls introduce new big man Pau Gasol.(Photo: David Banks, USA TODAY Sports) While … Continue reading

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U.S. reveals extent of Alex Morgan’s ankle injury

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Royals OF: ‘I could beat Usain Bolt’ around bases

KANSAS CITY — It’s not just that Royals outfielder Terrance Gore started the 2014 season playing for the team’s Class A Advanced club in the Carolina League that makes his presence on their World Series roster surprising. It’s that Gore … Continue reading

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NFL whip-around: Awkward reunion in Denver?

USA TODAY Sports’ Lorenzo Reyes breaks down the San Francisco-Denver game. Perrish Cox was released by the Broncos in 2011 after being charged with sexual assault.(Photo: Kyle Terada, USA TODAY Sports) ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — So, this could be awkward. Players … Continue reading

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Florida fans chant ‘Fire Muschamp’

Kim Klement / USA Today Sports Things are not going well in Gainsville. Florida is losing to Missouri and losing badly.  If this holds, it would be Florida’s worst home loss since Auburn won in G’ville 63-14 in 1970 — Mark … Continue reading

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Popovich knocks Suns owner with ‘chicken suit’ jab

Gregg Popovich himself was absent from the Spurs’ preseason game in Phoenix on Thursday night.(Photo: Soobum Im, USA TODAY Sports) SAN ANTONIO (AP) — San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich dismissed Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver’s critical comments as silly … Continue reading

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New Talladega qualifying angers drivers

Brian Vickers climbs out of his car after winning the pole at Talladega Superspeedway.(Photo: Rainier Ehrhardt, AP) TALLADEGA, Ala. — Brian Vickers won the pole Saturday for Sunday’s Geico 500 Sprint Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway, but Vickers’ first pole … Continue reading

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NCAA winners and losers

Quarterback Jake Waters (15) and Kansas State are in the thick of the Big 12 title chase following a win at No. 11 Oklahoma on Saturday.(Photo: Kevin Jairaj, USA TODAY Sports) Kansas State beat Oklahoma on Saturday by taking care … Continue reading

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Whether it’s skill, talent or luck, result is same for FSU

Florida State Seminoles running back Karlos Williams (9) runs the ball during the first half of the game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Doak Campbell Stadium.(Photo: Melina Vastola, USA TODAY Sports) TALLAHASSEE — Florida State linebacker Terrance Smith … Continue reading

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