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Italian Paltrinieri wins 1500m, sets record at Euros

BERLIN -- Gregorio Paltrinieri of Italy pulled away early and powered home to win the 1,500-meter freestyle and set a continental record at the European swimming championship on Wednesday. Velimir Stjepanovic of Serbia grabbed his second straight gold medal by holding off world record holder Paul Biedermann of Germany in the 200 freestyle by two hundredths of a second. The 19-year...
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Kent State starting center dies unexpectedly at age 21

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Kent State football player Jason Bitsko, who was slated to start at center for the Golden Flashes this season, died Wednesday. Police believe he passed away from an undetermined medical issue, the school said. The school said in a release the 21-year-old Bitsko was found unresponsive in the bedroom of his off-campus apartment shortly before 9 a.m. When Bitsko failed...
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FAU renaming field for former coach Schnellenberger

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) -- Howard Schnellenberger fought to get Florida Atlantic a football stadium. And as a tribute, that stadium's field will soon bear his name. The university announced Wednesday that the field at FAU Stadium is being renamed Howard Schnellenberger Field. University trustees approved the move, and the school plans a ceremony before the Owls' home opener...
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Manfred, Torre take ice bucket challenge for ALS

NEW YORK (AP) Major League Baseball officials are not afraid of getting their feet wet for a good cause. Commissioner-elect Rob Manfred, Hall of Famer Joe Torre and more than 160 baseball employees poured ice water over their heads outside the league's Manhattan headquarters Wednesday to raise money for ALS. For every employee involved in the Ice Bucket Challenge, an altruistic...
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Before the Game Stood Tall

On Friday, "When the Game Stands Tall" will be released in theaters nationwide, a lookback on the Concord (Calif.) De La Salle football team, owners of one of the most impressive winning streaks in American sports history, a 151-game winning streak that spanned 13 seasons. The movie is loosely based on Neil Hayes' book of the same name, which was released after the...
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Fight Motion: UFC Fight Night - Ryan Bader vs. Ovince Saint Preux

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Kent State starting center dies in sleep

CLEVELAND (AP) Kent State says one of its football players has died and that police believe he passed away from an undetermined medical issue. The school said in a release that starting center Jason Bitsko was found unresponsive in the bedroom of his off-campus apartment shortly before 9 a.m. The 21-year-old Bitsko was in his fourth year with the Golden Flashes. He started all 12...
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Michael Phelps gets a reality check at Pan Pacific

GOLD COAST, Australia -- Michael Phelps got a reminder of just how challenging his return to international competition may be when he was asked whether he was good enough to even reach a final at the Pan Pacific Championships this week. ''Wow, you're really setting the bar high for me!'' the most decorated swimmer of all time joked in reply. Sitting beside him...
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Ex-NFL ref Mike Carey found Redskins name offensive, asked off games

The debate over the Redskins moniker seems to have been exacerbated recently, even though it has always bubbled up over the course of the team’s history. Even with the team under the microscope more these days, it seems that the name has irked even those who are close to the game for longer. Former NFL referee Mike Carey, who after 19 years on the field will this year be the CBS...
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Stars-Lynx Preview

Coach Cheryl Reeve knows the Minnesota Lynx have flaws, and she also realizes those issues won't magically be corrected simply because the postseason is starting. She's hoping her club's playoff experience will factor in, though, as the Lynx begin their quest for a fourth consecutive WNBA finals appearance and second straight championship with Thursday night's opener...
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FAU naming field for Howard Schnellenberger

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) Howard Schnellenberger fought to get Florida Atlantic a football stadium. And as a tribute, that stadium's field will soon bear his name. The university announced Wednesday that the field at FAU Stadium is being renamed Howard Schnellenberger Field. University trustees approved the move, and the school plans a ceremony before the Owls' home opener against...
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CAS rejects cyclist Kreuziger's appeal to race in Vuelta

LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- Under suspicion for doping, Roman Kreuziger has been denied his request to start the three-week Spanish Vuelta on Saturday. The Court of Arbitration for Sport said it dismissed an urgent appeal by the Czech Republic rider, who remains provisionally suspended by the International Cycling Union while he is under investigation for possible doping in 2012. Cycling...
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Edin Dzeko signs new 4-year contract at Man City

MANCHESTER, England (AP) Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko has signed a new four-year contract with the Premier League champions. The 28-year-old Bosnia international follows striker Sergio Aguero, midfielder David Silva and captain Vincent Kompany in committing his future to City this month. Dzeko joined from Wolfsburg in 2001 and says City is now ''a second home to me...
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SEC: Schools take steps to improve fan experience

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) The Southeastern Conference says all 14 members have taken steps to improve the fan experience at league football stadiums. Commissioner Mike Slive said Wednesday that SEC schools ''have made it a priority to engage their fans in a way that will enhance their in-game enjoyment and satisfaction.'' SEC athletic directors approved forming a working...
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7-year sentence for world champion boxer turned bank robber

OAKLAND, Calif. -- A federal judge sentenced a former world champion boxer convicted of several bank robberies to seven years in prison, handing down a lighter sentence in part because of the defendant's boxing-related injuries, his difficult childhood and a mistake by a Georgia court in 2001 that resulted in his spending additional years in prison. James Page was facing up to...
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Live on FOX Soccer Plus: Lille, Porto search for UCL group stage ticket

Live on FOX Soccer Plus: European dreamers Lille, Porto search for Champions League ticket
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Live on FOX Sports 2: Maribor-Celtic battle in Champions League playoff

Live on FOX Sports 2: NK Maribor host Scottish Premier League champs Celtic in Champions League playoff.
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UFC's Tyron Woodley gutted by chaos in hometown of Ferguson: 'It's like Iraq'

If you see anything posted on Tyron Woodley's Twitter or Facebook this week, it probably won't be him. Woodley's coaches have banned him from accessing social media leading up to his fight with Dong Hyun Kim at UFC Fight Night on Fight Pass on Saturday in Macao. The images of Ferguson, Mo., Woodley's hometown, have become haunting for him. "It's kind of a...
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Bayern Munich hire magician to reveal... their new team bus?

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Ramos punches Mandzukic in the face, gets away with yellow (VIDEO)

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Big 12 preview: In unsettled league, who will threaten Baylor, OU?

Editor's note: This year, we're eschewing traditional conference previews for more bite-size nuggets of information and insight. Bruce Feldman and Stewart Mandel have spent the summer visiting teams and speaking with coaches around the country. What you find below are byproducts of those conversations and their own opinions. On Monday, we looked at the SEC. Tuesday, the Pac...
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7-year sentence for boxer turned bank robber

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) A federal judge sentenced a former world champion boxer convicted of several bank robberies to seven years in prison, handing down a lighter sentence in part because of the defendant's boxing-related injuries, his difficult childhood and a mistake by a Georgia court in 2001 that resulted in his spending additional years in prison. James Page was facing up...
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PAT experiment: 8 missed extra points

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Eight extra point kicks from the longer distance - usually 33 yards - were missed during the NFL's experiment in the first two weeks of the preseason. The 94.3 percent success rate (133 of 141) was below the regular season rate (99.6 percent) from 2013 when the ball was snapped from the 2-yard line instead of the 15. Only five of 1,267 short kicks were...
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Rutgers QB Nova hopes to thrive under Friedgen

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) Rutgers quarterback Gary Nova is hoping one season with veteran coach Ralph Friedgen as his offensive coordinator will get his game back on track. ''I wish I had him all four years,'' Nova said. ''He's great. He's a great teacher. He's probably the best teacher I've been around, in school, anything.'' And Nova...
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2 New Mexico soccer players quit amid hazing probe

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) Two sisters have quit the University of New Mexico women's soccer team amid an investigation into possible hazing that sent two players to the hospital. The university says freshmen twins Danielle and Devin Scelsi quit the team Tuesday following an incident Sunday that involved several players becoming extremely intoxicated. School officials say more details...
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