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Real Madrid's Xabi Alonso retires from Spain's national team

Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso has announced his retirement from international football. The 32-year-old was a member of the Spain squads which won the World Cup in 2010 and European Championships in 2008 and 2012 during a sustained period of dominance - but that run came to an end with a miserable World Cup in Brazil this summer as they were dumped out before the group stages...
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Maybe it's best for Tiger Woods to go solo, instructors say

Tiger Woods' next instructor should be Tiger Woods, according to some of the game's top instructors. At the very least, the former World No. 1, who announced Monday that he was ending a four-year association with Sean Foley, should not take on a full-time teacher but work on his own, the teachers told Golfweek, and when he needs a closer look then find a good set of eyes...
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Packers backup QB, Chiefs receiver bear watching

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Don't expect to see starting quarterbacks Alex Smith or Aaron Rodgers take snaps. Do expect to see running backs Jamaal Charles and Eddie Lacy wearing baseball caps on the sideline. With roster decisions looming, the preseason game between Kansas City and Green Bay on Thursday night at Lambeau Field belongs to the backups, rookies and undrafted free agents...
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Suspended Gordon can sue NFL to stay on field -- but should he?

Josh Gordon tried to fight his one-season suspension within the framework of the NFL's collective bargaining agreement. It didn't work, and now he's left with two options. The Cleveland Browns wide receiver can play nice, accept the league's suspension and the arbitrator's decision to uphold it and hope the NFL reinstates him next spring. Or he can take his fight...
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Samford's Sullivan not making trip to TCU

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Former TCU coach Pat Sullivan won't be with his current team Saturday when Samford travels to Fort Worth. Sullivan said Wednesday in a statement that he won't be able to make the trip for Saturday's game with TCU because of complications from neck surgery in April. Assistant head coach and defensive coordinator Bill D'Ottavio will lead the team...
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Rookie QBs may start as Vikings, Titans finish up

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Jake Locker and Matt Cassel might never leave the sidelines Thursday night with a pair of rookie quarterbacks possibly getting the chance to start. ''If our starters play, it won't be for long,'' Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt said. The Titans and Minnesota Vikings are just trying to wrap up the preseason safely, so they can turn their attention...
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Rebuilding Wake Forest braces for seasoned ULM

MONROE, La. (AP) Wake Forest is rebuilding with a new coach, a true freshman quarterback and new starters at a range of key positions. On Thursday night, the revamped Demon Deacons make their 2014 debut at Louisiana-Monroe before a national television audience. ''There's a lot of excitement in our program,'' Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson said. ''The...
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USC examining differing versions of Josh Shaw's ankle injury story

LOS ANGELES -- Southern California administrators are examining the conflicting stories surrounding the injuries of cornerback Josh Shaw, whose heroic tale of rescue has been disputed. USC coach Steve Sarkisian still wants to know the truth about Shaw's two high ankle sprains, but has turned over the investigation to school officials while he attempts to focus on his debut against...
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The Ultimate Fighter: A Champion Will Be Crowned

For the first time in the storied history of The Ultimate Fighter, a champion will be crowned when the season is complete as an all female cast of the best 115-pound fighters in the world live, train and fight to determine who will win the new UFC women's strawweight title. Coached by UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis and No. 1 contender Gilbert Melendez, the historic season...
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The Buzz: Hulk Hogan talks John Cena, Stone Cold, The Rock, NWO, Johnny Manziel and more

Wrestling  superstar/legend/icon/, Hulk Hogan, joined the latest edition of "The Buzz with Jimmy Traina" for a discussion that covered a wide span of his career. The Hulkster was open about the fact that all these years later, he still has the desire to get back in the ring. "I am training on a personal level and trying to get to a point where I would feel confident...
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Live on FOX Sports 1: Arsenal battle Besiktas for Champions League place

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Vick returns to Philly as a backup

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Michael Vick is coming back to Philadelphia wearing a different shade of green and a new uniform number. The four-time Pro Bowl quarterback is expected to start for the New York Jets (2-1) against the Eagles (1-2) in Thursday night's preseason finale. He probably won't see much action before giving way to Matt Simms. Jets starter Geno Smith and most of...
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Buckeyes expect Navy's offense to be a handful

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) It's already difficult to play Navy because of the tough, dedicated and disciplined players on any service academy's roster. On top of that, No. 5 Ohio State must get ready for the Midshipmen's lethal, unique offense. Navy is one of the few full-time practitioners of the triple-option left at the college level. So when the Buckeyes meet the Midshipmen...
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Enjoying best season ever, is Logano now No. 1 driver at Team Penske?

After his third win of the season at Bristol Saturday night, I think it is a fair statement to say Joey Logano has caught teammate Brad Keselowski at Team Penske. I am not a big believer that a multi-car team has to have a No. 1 driver. We see it time and time again at places like Joe Gibbs Racing or Hendrick Motorsports where a different driver will get hot for a period of time...
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USC administrators examine differing Shaw stories

LOS ANGELES (AP) Southern California administrators are examining the conflicting stories surrounding the injuries of cornerback Josh Shaw, whose heroic tale of rescue has been disputed. USC coach Steve Sarkisian still wants to know the truth about Shaw's two high ankle sprains, but has turned over the investigation to school officials while he attempts to focus on his debut...
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Spurrier hopes to add SEC title at South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Steve Spurrier has noticed the makeover No. 9 South Carolina's home stadium has been given since he arrived almost a decade ago. He hopes to add a Southeastern Conference championship banner to the decorations this season. ''We don't have many championships to brag about, so we have had a lot of super individual players and their records up on...
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The Audible: LSU's young stars, Golden's pressure and more Week 1

With an array of games kicking off Thursday and a full slate coming Saturday, it's officially Week 1. We made it. As they'll be doing every Wednesday of the season, Bruce Feldman and Stewart Mandel have a new episode of The Audible to preview the week ahead. Among the topics covered in this edition: * We finally get to see LSU's heralded freshmen. Will RB Leonard Fournette...
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Next year really might be THE YEAR for Cubs

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Craziest moments in NFL history: Pigeon joins Raiders' kickoff unit

We're having difficulty containing our excitement for the start of the NFL season. In an effort to cope with that delirium, each day from today until the Sept. 4 kickoff, the Buzzer will post about one crazy moment in NFL history. "Crazy" is subjective, so what does that mean here? In this series we won't be highlighting the most outstanding plays or statistical...
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Offerman appeals $940K court order in mound-charging case

  Former MLB player Jose Offerman is appealing a federal court order that he pay $940,000 to a catcher injured during a minor-league brawl in 2007. A jury last month awarded the money to former Bridgeport Bluefish catcher Johnathan Nathans, who says he suffered career-ending injuries when Offerman hit him in the head with a bat. Photos show a bat-wielding Offerman charging the mound...
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Redskins, Bucs eager to get final look at backups

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Gerald McCoy's preseason is pretty much over. Like most of the starters for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Washington Redskins, the two-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle will play little - if any -Thursday night in a final tuneup for the regular season. McCoy is entering the final year of the contract he signed as the third overall pick in the 2010 NFL draft, And...
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Bills offense gets last preseason test vs Lions

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Bills defense can take a break. Quarterback EJ Manuel and Buffalo's sputtering starting offense isn't expected to get much rest in the preseason finale against the Detroit Lions on Thursday night. Coach Doug Marrone's concerns on offense come after Manuel and company were booed off the field while trailing 24-0 at halftime of an eventual...
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Lots on confusion in Argentina without Grondona

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) Argentina's football leadership seems to be struggling to make decisions following the death of longtime strongman Julio Grondona. The Argentine Football Association on Tuesday changed the mid-week schedule for league games three times - trying to adjust for a strike by stadium workers - but eventually settled on the original schedule for Wednesday...
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Ecclestone welcomed back as returns to F1 grid in Spa

Formula One team bosses agree that Bernie Ecclestone has bounced back after the conclusion of his inevitably distracting German court case – and say that his return to form is good for the sport. Ecclestone hosted a meeting of team principals at Spa on Saturday, where 'improving the show' formed the main part of the agenda. “It's great that Bernie is full time again...
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ESPN apologizes for report on Michael Sam's showering habits

ESPN has issued an apology for an on-air report during "SportsCenter" on Tuesday that concluded with reporter Josina Anderson discussing Rams linebacker Michael Sam's showering habits.  "ESPN regrets the manner in which we presented our report," Josh Krulewitz said in a statement on behalf of the network. "Clearly yesterday we collectively failed to...
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