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Selig hasn't changed outlook about Rose

CINCINNATI (AP) As his term winds down, baseball Commissioner Bud Selig hasn't changed his outlook on Pete Rose's lifetime ban for gambling. Selig visited Cincinnati on Friday for the opening of an urban youth academy, then drove down Pete Rose Way to visit Great American Ball Park and the Cincinnati Reds Museum that contains many references to baseball's hits leader...
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NWSL playoffs open busy time for women's soccer

In the space of about a week, 10 players from the U.S. team wrapped up the regular season with their National Women's Soccer League teams, got together for an international friendly against Switzerland, and now face off in the NWSL playoffs. The country's top players are maintaining a delicate balance between supporting the NWSL at home while gearing up for a busy two years...
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Harvick wins Bristol pole; 5th of this season

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) Kevin Harvick will start from the pole position Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway. Harvick turned a lap at a track-record 131.362 mph Friday night. He knocked Jeff Gordon from the top spot for his 11th career pole. It is his fifth pole this season, which he attributes to one thing: ''faster cars.'' Gordon, the points leader, will start...
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Hardy, Carden chasing records for Pirates' offense

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) Justin Hardy and Shane Carden started their East Carolina careers working together on the scout team. Four years later, their connection means everything to the Pirates' pass-heavy attack - and has put both fifth-year seniors within reach of all kinds of records. Hardy, a former walk-on, has the chance to set the bowl subdivision record for career catches...
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Tip Sheet: Erick Torres leans on MLS to propel him into the Mexican national team setup

When MLS embarked upon its ill-fated Chivas USA experiment a decade ago, it had the case of Erick Torres in mind. Torres fell out of favor with Chivas Guadalajara after bursting onto the scene and drawing comparisons to Javier Hernández with his clever work in the final third. The powers in Guadalajara shipped him to southern California last year after rendering him surplus to requirements...
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Atletico snatch Spanish Super Cup crown over city rivals Real Madrid

An early goal from Mario Mandzukic took Atletico past 10-man Real Madrid 1-0 on Friday night at the Vicente Calderon to give the reigning league champions their first piece of silverware. With the result, Atletico won the Spanish Super Cup 2-1 on aggregate, and dealt a blow to their arch-rivals' hopes for a record trophy haul this season.   The result was no less that Atletico...
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Chevrolet wins IndyCar manufacturers championship

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) Chevrolet has clinched its third straight IndyCar manufacturers championship with two races left in the series' season. Chevrolet has won all three manufacturers titles since returning to the series in 2012. Its IndyCar V6 engine program has won 10 of the first 16 races of the season heading into the weekend's event at Sonoma Raceway. Chevrolet supplies...
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Rosol beats Lu in three sets to advance to Winston-Salem Open finals

  Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic advanced to the finals of the Winston-Salem Open on Friday after beating Taiwan's Yen-Hsun Lu 7-5, 4-6, 6-4 in the final tuneup for next week's US Open. Rosol, seeded seventh, will take on the winner of Friday's second semifinal between Sam Querrey of the U.S. and Poland's Jerzy Janowicz on Saturday at the Wake Forest Tennis Center...
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Wiggins: rare No. 1 pick traded before rookie year

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Timberwolves, Cleveland Cavaliers and Philadelphia 76ers can finally complete the long-discussed blockbuster trade that will send Kevin Love to Cleveland on Saturday. When they do, it will make Andrew Wiggins a bit of an anomaly. He will join Chris Webber as the only No. 1 overall draft picks to be traded without playing a game for the team that drafted...
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Atletico Madrid wins Spanish Super Cup

MADRID (AP) A 2nd-minute goal by striker Mario Mandzukic gave Atletico Madrid a 1-0 win against Real Madrid in the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup on Friday and overall victory with a 2-1 aggregate score. The first match was a 1-1 draw. A long kick by Atletico goalkeeper Miguel Moya was headed skywards by Madrid defender Raphael Varane and Atletico's midfielder Antoine Griezmann...
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Freaky fast again: Kevin Harvick wins fifth pole of 2014

With storms fast approaching Bristol Motor Speedway, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stars picked up the speeds in qualifying for Saturday night's IRWIN Tools Night Race. Michigan winner Jeff Gordon continued his hot streak by blasting to the top of the charts with a lap of 131.290 mph in the final round, but his fast speed didn't last as Kevin Harvick's No. 4 Chevrolet...
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Man pleads guilty to human trafficking of Cubans, including MLB players

MIAMI (AP) -- A man accused of masterminding a human trafficking ring pleaded guilty Friday to U.S. extortion charges involving the smuggling of more than 1,000 Cubans, including baseball players such as Texas Rangers outfielder Leonys Martin. Eliezer Lazo, 41, entered the plea Friday in Miami federal court. Lazo is already serving a five-year prison sentence for money laundering...
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Even flag football team from Brooklyn ditches Redskins team name

One youth flag football team will not have its name associated with the Washington Redskins anymore. The Redskins of the Saint Francis Xavier Youth Sports League in Brooklyn will drop its name after many parents complained that it was offensive toward Native Americans, the New York Daily News reported Thursday. Stanley Lehman, a league organizer, did not want the name to get in the...
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King, Harwell arrive to bolster Kansas attack

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Nick Harwell had to wait an entire season before getting on the field at Kansas. For Nigel King, the wait will be just a few weeks. Together, the wide receiver transfers hope to provide a potent, 1-2 punch for a passing offense that was among the worst in major college football last season. They will be counted on more than expected after the Jayhawks lost their...
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Pinkel, Alden say protocol followed for Washington

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) Missouri coach Gary Pinkel and athletic director Mike Alden say they followed protocol when former running back Derrick Washington was accused of rape in 2008. Pinkel said Friday at a news conference that he learned of the allegation in October 2008 but did not take action because no charges were filed. Alden said he was not aware then of reporting requirements...
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Fork! Phil Mickelson hits a shot from the hospitality tent

Is there honestly a place on the golf course where you wouldn't expect Phil Mickelson to hit a shot from? He's played out of pine straw, the back sides of bunkers, and even cart paths — and done it well every time. This time, Mickelson found himself in an unfamiliar spot: the hospitality tent. Yep. Mickelson's tee shot (somehow) ended up in the beer tent on the fifth...
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Close Hatches wins Personal Ensign at Saratoga

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) Close Hatches ran her win streak to four races with an authoritative five-length victory in the Grade 1 $500,000 Personal Ensign at Saratoga Race Course. Neither the 4-year-old filly nor jockey Joel Rosario came to the winner's circle Friday with a speck of dirt despite the muddy conditions, never were challenged in leading from start to finish in...
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Column: A salute to football's worst of the worst

ATLANTA (AP) This isn't another column about Florida State or Alabama. They get enough attention. With the start of college football right around the corner, we'd like to give a shoutout to the Bottom 10, those schools where optimism is about as appropriate as refusing to dump a bucket of ice water on your head. Schools such as Georgia State, losers of 16 in a row and one...
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Tom Hanks voices concern over turf usage in 2015 Women's World Cup

TORONTO -- Tom Hanks takes his soccer seriously. And when the Women's World Cup comes to Canada in 2015, he wants the games played on grass fields. The actor is adding his voice to those protesting the use of artificial turf for the six Canadian venues. On Friday, Hanks tweeted: ''Opinion: Women's World Cup is the best Soccer of the year. Hey FIFA, they deserve real...
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Nats' manager to dust off his sweet Babe Ruth impression after win streak

Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams doesn’t take nothing from nobody, as he reminded the Nationals press corps a couple of weeks ago. However, the Washington skipper does have a lighter side. Williams displayed that comical ways back in the day when he was playing for the San Francisco Giants. The former infielder was known to do one killer Babe Ruth impersonation, which...
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NASCAR moves Bristol spring race to mid-April

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) Bristol Motor Speedway is getting its wish - a later race date in the spring. NASCAR says the schedules for all three top series will be announced on Tuesday night, but the sport's governing body did share the news about a new date at the track hosting this weekend's races. BMS will host a NASCAR weekend next April 17-19, instead of mid-March like this...
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Friday Notebook: Bristol gets new spring date for 2015

NASCAR and Bristol Motor Speedway officials announced Friday that Bristol's annual spring Sprint Cup Series weekend is being pushed back in 2015 from its traditional mid-March date, and will be held April 17-19. The 2015 schedules for all three major NASCAR series will be unveiled Tuesday at 5 p.m. ET exclusively on FOX Sports 1's NASCAR Race Hub. Bristol track officials...
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Trooper who arrested NFL's Sam Montgomery fired

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) The South Carolina state trooper who arrested NFL defensive lineman Sam Montgomery at a traffic stop last June has been fired, state officials said Friday. The Department of Public Safety said in a news release that Lance Cpl. R.S. Salter was terminated for violating agency policies including conduct unbecoming a state employee. Salter stopped Montgomery in June...
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Davie sees opportunity for Lobos to gain momentum

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) Bob Davie sees an opportunity entering his third season at New Mexico. ''We're in a position for the first time to gain some traction and gain some momentum in this program,'' Davie said. ''I really believe that. We know what the first year was. We know what the second year was. This is the third year and we have a chance to gain...
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College Football Hall of Fame finds high-tech home

ATLANTA (AP) Visitors to the new College Football Hall of Fame will find 100-year-old artifacts have found a new home in the digital age. When entering the three-story facility, fans will immediately face a giant wall of 768 helmets - one for every program at every level in the nation. The new high-tech hall opens Saturday in downtown Atlanta, not far from the Georgia Dome, adjacent...
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