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Seattle Names Russell Wilson Starting QB

The Associated Press

August 29, 2012


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Pete Carroll and John Schneider were overjoyed during the April NFL draft when the Seattle Seahawks were able to grab Russell Wilson in the third round. Even they couldn't anticipate that Wilson would be the Seahawks' Week 1 starter. Carroll announced Sunday night that the undersized, but highly...

Hall of Fame Running Back Steve Van Buren Dies

The Associated Press

August 29, 2012


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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Steve Van Buren, the square-jawed Hall of Fame running back who led the Philadelphia Eagles to NFL titles in 1948 and 1949, has died. He was 91. The Eagles said Van Buren died Thursday in Lancaster, Pa., of pneumonia. The former LSU star, nicknamed "Wham-Bam" for his quick...

Briere Nets Winner, Flyers Edge Devils In OT, 4-3

The Associated Press

May 2, 2012


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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Danny Briere wasted little time in making up for his misstep. Just minutes after having a goal overturned on review because he kicked it into the net, Briere scored the winner 4:36 into overtime, giving the Philadelphia Flyers a 4-3 win over the New Jersey Devils on Sund...

Stoll Sends Kings to 2nd Round with OT Goal

The Associated Press

April 25, 2012


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VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — With a quick flick of his wrists, Jarret Stoll sent the Los Angeles Kings on to face St. Louis in the second round — and the Vancouver Canucks into the offseason a lot sooner than they expected after topping the NHL in the regular season. Stoll beat Cory Schneider at 4:27 o...

Jeter, Nova Lead Yankees Over Angels 11-5

The Associated Press

April 18, 2012


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NEW YORK (AP) — Derek Jeter and the rest of the Yankees hitters made it easy for Ivan Nova to prolong his impressive winning streak. Jeter hit a three-run homer to extend his fast start and Nova won his 14th straight decision, leading New York to an 11-5 victory over the Los Angeles Angels ...

Red Sox, Yankees and Braves Stumble Out of Gate

The Associated Press

April 11, 2012


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The Yankees and Red Sox are both 0-3 for the first time in 46 years. Atlanta is stumbling in April the same way it did last September. The Orioles, Mets and Mariners are on top of the standings, while Houston has a winning record for the first time since July 2009. Yep, it was a wacky opening we...

Baylor Women Beat Stanford to Reach Title Game

The Associated Press

April 4, 2012


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DENVER (AP) — All season long, Brittney Griner and Baylor have taken everyone’s best shot. They haven’t blinked. After Sunday night’s 59-47 victory over Stanford, the Lady Bears are one win from a perfect season and NCAA history as the first team to win 40 games. Standing in the way of Bay...

Kansas, Kentucky to Meet in Power-Program Final

The Associated Press

April 4, 2012


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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Kentucky has the best players. Kansas has the most heart. From the first practice in October to the final cutting of the nets in April, that’s how the two teams remaining in the NCAA tournament have made a name for themselves. They meet Monday to decide the national champion...

KU and UK Join Louisville and Ohio St. in Final 4

The Associated Press

March 28, 2012


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Two games. Two rematches. One Final Four repeat is between Kentucky and Louisville, teams that know each other all too well. The other has Kansas facing Ohio State, teams that had more or less been strangers until this season. Earlier in the season, Kentucky beat Louisville 69-62, handing a loss to Rick Pitino, the coach who once led the Wildcats, but left for the ...

Tiger Back to Being Bookies’ Favorite for Masters

The Associated Press

March 28, 2012


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LONDON (AP) — Tiger Woods is back to winning, and back to being the British bookies' favorite to win the Masters. The 14-time major champion won his first PGA Tour tournament since 2009 on Sunday at the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill. It was his first chance to revel in a tour victory si...

Donald Wins and Goes Back to No. 1

The Associated Press

March 21, 2012


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PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — Coming off a historic season, Luke Donald was starting to feel forgotten. All the talk at the start of the year was whether Tiger Woods was trending toward a return to the top of golf. That gave way to Rory McIlroy, the 22-year-old U.S. Open champion who two weeks ago ...

March Madness Turns into a Big Boy’s Game

The Associated Press

March 21, 2012


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This is a different kind of one and done. Instead of three weeks filled with upsets, small schools and all those other feel-good stories that make March Madness so special, basketball fans only get one this year. Heading into the second week, the NCAA tournament is now a big boy’s game, dominated by a who’s who of major college programs. All but two of the 16 teams in the regional semifinals will ...

Bryant, West Hold on to Win NBA All-Star Game

The Associated Press

February 29, 2012


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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Kobe Bryant got the scoring record, Kevin Durant the MVP, and the West got the win — barely. Even after that duo piled up the points, the NBA All-Star game came down to a defensive play. A bloodied Bryant scored 27 points, moving past Michael Jordan as the career scoring leader in the game, Durant had 36 in an MVP performance, and Blake Griffin’s inter...

Kobe Lets Lakers Management Have It Over Gasol

The Associated Press

February 22, 2012


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PHOENIX (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers’ worst performance of the season set the stage for Kobe Bryant to take aim at his team’s management, a clear signal that all is not well for the perennial power out West. The issue that surfaced after the Lakers lost to the Phoenix Suns 102-90 on Sunday...

Durant Finally Breaks 50, OKC Edges Denver 124-118

The Associated Press

February 22, 2012


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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — With two NBA scoring titles to his credit, it seemed inevitable that Kevin Durant would eventually hit the 50-point plateau. He picked a historic night to do it. Durant scored a career-best 51 points for the top performance in the NBA this season, Russell Westbrook added 40 a...

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