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Judge to decide on sports betting in New Jersey

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) A federal judge is deciding whether to grant a request from the four major U.S. professional sports leagues and the NCAA to stop New Jersey from allowing legalized sports betting. Judge Michael Shipp is scheduled to announce his decision at 4:30 p.m. Friday in a Trenton courtroom. The leagues have asked for a temporary injunction to stop betting from starting...
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Jimmie Johnson foresees day when Chad Knaus won't be his crew chief

Jimmie Johnson has spent his entire NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career with one crew chief -- Chad Knaus. Despite a few bumps in the road, the duo has won six championships together and established their place as arguably the most dominant driver/crew chief tandem in NASCAR history. But this season has been a rough one -- relatively-speaking -- for Johnson, who has won only three races...
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Bruins lose Chara for 4-6 weeks with knee injury

BOSTON (AP) Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara tore a ligament in his knee and will miss four to six weeks. General manager Peter Chiarelli said the 2009 Norris Trophy winner will not need surgery on the posterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. Chiarelli said it was good news in that other ligaments in the knee would require a longer recovery. Chara left Thursday night'...
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Cavs, Bulls the expected frontrunners in East

LeBron James is again surrounded by an All-Star caliber guard, a big man who can score and 3-point sharpshooters. Sounds familiar. What's old is new again for James, who left home for four years, learned plenty and returns eager to ply those lessons. Except this wasn't college; this was free agency and he chose Miami, where he became a two-time champion. And now he's...
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TUF Talk: Heather Clark says "psychotic" Angela Magana turned TUF into Mean Girls

Heading into The Ultimate Fighter this season it seemed as if Heather Clark's biggest rival would be Felice Herrig, but as it turns out her problems ended up hitting much closer to home. Clark faced an 'intervention' of sorts when she was confronted by Team Melendez prior to her fight with Herrig this week over her knee injury and lack of help she was providing the team...
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This is what The Rock looks like next to a 7-foot-9 basketball player

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is a very large man. According to Wikipedia, the actors/WWE legned is 6-foot-5 and 260 pounds. However, Johnson looks like a pea compared to 7-foot-9 Chinese basketball player, Sun Mingming. We know this because Johnson Tweeted this must-see picture of the duo on Friday.
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LeSean McCoy is Dirt Cheap This Week at DraftKings

Throughout the 2014 NFL season, FOX Sports fantasy contributor Adam Meyer will square off against DraftKings pro Peter Jennings in one-week fantasy football contests on DraftKings.com Week 8 H2H series: Peter Jennings = 4 (123.4 points) Adam Meyer = 3 (120.9 points) Get your FREE DraftKings contest entry here! Last week’s recap can be found here… Peter’s Picks:   Adam’s...
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Rapids-Whitecaps FC Preview

The Vancouver Whitecaps don't need to win their season finale to make the playoffs, but coach Carl Robinson would prefer to see his team take care of business against the visiting Colorado Rapids on Saturday night. Vancouver (11-8-14) enters with 47 points, one ahead of Portland for the Western Conference's fifth and final playoff berth. The Whitecaps can lock up that spot...
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Front-row fan in Marlins jersey doesn't care if Royals don't like it

MIAMI -- Among the standouts at Games 1 and 2 of the World Series was a Miami Marlins fan in the front row behind home plate. Laurence Leavy's orange Marlins jersey made him easy to spot amid a sea of Kansas City Royals blue. He said a Royals official approached him offering to move him to the team owner's suite, but Leavy declined. "The guy said, 'The owner'...
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All That and a Bag of Mail: Mett Show Edition

I know you're all pretending to work so let's get right to the mailbag. Increasingly, the mailbag is getting more and more anonymous submissions. I obviously see your names and emails, but if you ask me to keep you anonymous I'm going to do that. I'm pretty much convinced that come the football offseason we need to start doing an exclusively anonymous mailbag every...
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Maddon excises opt-out, won't return to Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Joe Maddon won't be returning to the Tampa Bay Rays. The Rays announced Friday that Maddon has exercised an opt-out in his contract, which was due to expire after next season. Owner Stuart Sternberg said in a statement: ''We tried diligently and aggressively to sign Joe to a third contract extension prior to his decision. As of yesterday afternoon...
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Infographic: In the NBA, more facial hair equals more scoring

According to a study by STATS, eight in 10 NBA players sported facial hair during the 2013-2014 season. I'm not sure if it's causation or correlation, but the numbers show that players with facial hair held an advantage in all major (traditional) statistical categories last season, on average. Even Stephen Curry has some whiskers, so if the clean-shaven players are going...
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Lauren Hill is ready to play

CINCINNATI (AP) -- A clock above the court reminds everyone that it's only 5:58 a.m. Fifteen slow-moving women's basketball players at Division III Mount St. Joseph form a circle near one of the baskets and stretch quietly. Coach Dan Benjamin walks briskly around the court, sipping a Mountain Dew for a little caffeine. He has the two-hour practice mapped out, including a...
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Ogier leads Rally of Spain, closes on title

SALOU, Spain (AP) Sebastian Ogier of France closed in on a second straight rally world title after opening a 36-second lead at the Rally of Spain on Friday. Ogier steered his Volkswagen Polo through the day's six stages covering almost 140 kilometers (87 miles) through mainly gravel roads in the northeastern region of Catalonia. Teammate and nearest chaser Jari-Matti Latvala...
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Positional Breakdown Where NFL Players Are From

In part four of my series breaking down the NFL rosters I take a look at which states and regions are raising NFL players, position by position. Does California produce the most quarterbacks? Where do the defensive linemen come from? How many offensive linemen come from the Midwest? What's interesting here is how the percentages from each region fall in line with the amount of...
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Ligety aims to challenge overall champion Hirscher

SOELDEN, Austria (AP) When the men's Alpine skiing World Cup starts this weekend, Ted Ligety has his eyes on more than just his fourth straight win in the season-opening giant slalom. The American also hopes a good start will boost his chances in the fight for the overall title, an ambition he's been chasing for years. Defending champion Marcel Hirscher, who wants to become...
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Joe Maddon opts out of contract with Tampa Bay Rays

It's fair to wonder if the recent run of Tampa Bay Rays success is in serious jeopardy. Longtime Rays manager Joe Maddon opted out of his contract with the team Friday. He will leave the organization immediately. The team released the following statement from owner Stuart Sternberg: "Joe Maddon has exercised an opt-out in his current contract, a contract which was not scheduled...
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Joe Maddon not an automatic fit with the Dodgers.

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Rivers, Chargers fall 35-21 to Broncos

DENVER (AP) -- A scoreboard operator did what San Diego's defense simply couldn't -- rattled Peyton Manning. The Denver Broncos quarterback was ticked off at the music blaring late in the game as he tried to run out the clock in a 35-21 win over the Chargers on Thursday night. The five-time NFL MVP was even more incensed when they kept showing shots of Philip Rivers on the...
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Stanford, Oregon State trying to spark turnarounds

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) Oregon State and Stanford have been throwbacks in the Pac-12 the past few years. Both run pro-style offenses, feature physical defenses and are in no hurry to break the huddle. Heck, they might be the only two teams in the up-tempo conference that still huddle before most plays. This season they share another trait: disappointing starts. The two-time defending...
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New-Look NBA: A coach's perspective, Quin Snyder

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) The Associated Press will periodically look at the changing landscape of the NBA during the upcoming season from varied perspectives: A player's viewpoint, from the bench, and from the business side. An interview with first-year Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder is the second installment of the series: --- Quin Snyder needed two hands to count all the places he...
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Kentucky prepares to host No. 1 Mississippi State

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Mississippi State's recent domination of Kentucky has been struggle. The Bulldogs have won five straight against the Wildcats to draw within a game of tying the series entering Saturday's 42nd meeting. But four of the past six games between the schools have been decided by a touchdown or less, including MSU's 28-22 win last year in Starkville with...
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Former Michigan WR York sentence to jail time, probation

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- Former Michigan wide receiver Csont'e York has been sentenced to at least seven days in jail and two years of probation on misdemeanor assault charges. York on Friday told the court that he made a terrible mistake and wanted to apologize. The 20-year-old pleaded guilty last month to one count of aggravated assault and one count of assault and battery...
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Ex-Michigan receiver York sentenced for assault

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Former Michigan wide receiver Csont'e York has been sentenced to at least seven days in jail and two years of probation on misdemeanor assault charges. York on Friday told the court that he made a terrible mistake and wanted to apologize. The 20-year-old pleaded guilty last month to one count of aggravated assault and one count of assault and battery. Police...
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