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2-time Grand Slam winner Li Na retires from tour

WUHAN, China (AP) Li Na, a two-time Grand Slam champion from China who took tennis in Asia to a new level, has announced her retirement. The 32-year-old Li posted the news on her microblog Friday, citing a recurring knee problem. Li won the 2011 French Open, becoming the first player from China to win a Grand Slam singles title, and clinched the Australian Open title in January...
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China's famed tennis player Li Na announces her retirement on her microblog

BEIJING (AP) China's famed tennis player Li Na announces her retirement on her microblog.
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Cyrus leads Alabama State past Arkansas-Pine Bluff

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) Malcolm Cyrus ran for a season-high 188 yards and three touchdowns to help Alabama State rout Arkansas-Pine Bluff 42-7 on Thursday night. Cyrus scored had 2- and 14-yard scoring runs in the first quarter and gave the Hornets (3-1, 2-0 Southwestern Athletic) a 28-0 lead in the third with an 11-yard touchdown run. Cyrus topped 170 yards rushing for the third...
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Hamilton still out of Angels' lineup with new pain

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Josh Hamilton is still out of the Los Angeles Angels with pain in his chest and ribcage. Hamilton sat out for the 13th time in 14 games Thursday night when the AL West champion Angels took on Seattle. Hamilton missed 11 games with an injured shoulder before returning Tuesday, but the 2010 AL MVP felt a new pain in his upper body during batting practice this...
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No. 5 Auburn holds off No. 20 K-State, 20-14

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) Nick Marshall threw two touchdown passes, Auburn forced three turnovers and the fifth-ranked Tigers held on to beat mistake-prone No. 20 Kansas State 20-14 on Thursday night. Marshall finished with 231 yards passing for the Tigers (3-0), who were forced to the air by a Wildcats defense that was bent on stopping the run. The nation's sixth-ranked rushing...
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Packers cornerbacks bracing for challenge against Lions WR Johnson

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Green Bay Packers cornerbacks Sam Shields and Tramon Williams are bracing for another matchup with Calvin Johnson. Twice a season, the cornerbacks brace themselves to face one of the best receivers in the NFL. The Detroit Lions have a new coach in Jim Caldwell, but Johnson hasn't changed. The NFC North rivals meet Sunday in Detroit. "He's a beast...
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Bulls sign former Magic guard E'Twaun Moore

  The Chicago Bulls have signed former Orlando Magic guard E'Twaun Moore. The team didn't announce contract terms Thursday. Moore, 6-foot-5 and 191 pounds, played in 79 games with the Magic last season, averaging 6.4 points and 1.7 rebounds per game. He shot 43 percent from the field. He was with Orlando for two seasons and the Boston Celtics for one season. Boston drafted...
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QB Nick Marshall, No. 5 Auburn hold off No. 20 Kansas State

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Nick Marshall threw two touchdown passes, Auburn forced three turnovers and the fifth-ranked Tigers held on to beat mistake-prone No. 20 Kansas State 20-14 on Thursday night. Marshall finished with 231 yards passing for the Tigers (3-0), who were forced to the air by a Wildcats defense that was bent on stopping the run. The nation's sixth-ranked rushing attack...
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McCown, Douglas leave Bucs-Falcons with injuries

ATLANTA (AP) Tampa Bay quarterback Josh McCown left the game against Atlanta with an injured thumb. McCown's right hand appeared to strike the helmet of a Falcons rusher after he delivered an incomplete pass in the second quarter Thursday night. Mike Glennon finished up the half for the Buccaneers, who trailed 35-0 at the break. The Falcons lost receiver Harry Douglas to a foot...
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Pirates get late break in playoff push, top Bosox

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Pirates got a lucky break when Boston pinch-runner Jemile Weeks was hit by a batted ball in the ninth inning, beating the Red Sox 3-2 on Thursday night to keep pace in the NL pennant race. The Pirates won their fourth in a row. They began the day 2 1/2 games ahead of Milwaukee for the second wild-card spot, and host the Brewers in a three-game series...
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Wild sign goalie Darcy Kuemper

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Wild have signed goalie Darcy Kuemper to a two-year contract. The Wild finally secured Kuemper on Thursday, one day after starting goalie Josh Harding broke his right foot. The injury helped motivate the Wild to get a deal done with Kuemper, who went 12-8-4 with a 2.43 goals-against average and a .915 save percentage in 26 games last season. The 24...
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Brad Hand tagged early as Marlins fall to red-hot Nationals

MIAMI (AP) -- Gio Gonzalez allowed two runs in seven innings, Bryce Harper had three hits, and the Washington Nationals kept up their push for home-field advantage in the NL playoffs by beating the Miami Marlins 6-2 on Thursday night. Kevin Frandsen and Anthony Rendon each had two hits for Washington (88-64), which opened the night 1-1/2 games ahead of the Los Angeles Dodgers in...
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Gonzalez, Harper lead Nationals past Marlins, 6-2

MIAMI (AP) Gio Gonzalez allowed two runs in seven innings, Bryce Harper had three hits, and the Washington Nationals kept up their push for home-field advantage in the NL playoffs by beating the Miami Marlins 6-2 on Thursday night. Kevin Frandsen and Anthony Rendon each had two hits for Washington (88-64), which opened the night 1-1/2 games ahead of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the...
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Report: Procter & Gamble pulls plug on major cancer initiative with NFL

In recent years, the NFL has become synonymous with Breast Cancer Awareness month every October. Players across the league can be seen donning pink shoes, towels, wrist bands and socks, the field and footballs are adorned with the cause's pink ribbon -- heck, even the coin used for the opening coin toss is pink -- and fans can even buy pink NFL gear to support the cause.   But...
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Jeter homers as Yankees beat Blue Jays 3-2

NEW YORK (AP) Derek Jeter began his final homestand for the New York Yankees with one more stroll around the bases, hitting a home run Thursday night in a 3-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. Jeter homered deep into the left-field seats against R.A. Dickey in the sixth inning, earning a standing ovation from his adoring fans. After Jose Bautista's tying, two-run homer in the...
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Devin Hester sets NFL record with 20th TD return

ATLANTA (AP) Devin Hester has set an NFL record with his 20th return for a touchdown, breaking the mark he shared with Deion Sanders. Hester returned a punt 56 yards for a touchdown midway through the second quarter to give the Atlanta Falcons a stunning 35-0 lead over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday night. He took the punt at his own 44, found a seam up the middle, and zipped...
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Devin Hester flagged for high-stepping after breaking Deion Sanders' record

How do you celebrate breaking Deion Sanders’ return-for-touchdown record? By doing a little high-stepping, of course. Falcons wide receiver Devin Hester fielded a Bucs’ punt on Thursday night and weaved his way 62 yards for a touchdown, breaking Sanders’ record. Hester was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct, but the veteran return man’s celebration couldn’t have been...
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Packers' Raji to need 6-9 months after surgery on biceps

  Defensive lineman B.J. Raji will need six to nine months to return from right biceps surgery, though it's unclear if he'll be back with the Green Bay Packers. Raji said Thursday he had surgery recently to reattach a tendon following the injury last month during a preseason game. It knocked Raji out for the 2014 season. Raji had signed a one-year deal in the offseason to...
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LA Galaxy coach Bruce Arena fined $20,000 for criticizing MLS structure

NEW YORK LA Galaxy manager Bruce Arena received a $20,000 fine for criticizing the league's single-entity structure last month, MLS commissioner Don Garber revealed on Thursday. In those remarks to the Washington Post, Arena blamed the league for scuppering the Galaxy's move for Sacha Kljestan, labeled league executives "children" and questioned the transparency...
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NJ governor Christie defends NFL commissioner Goodell

  New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is playing defense for embattled NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Christie said Thursday evening he strongly believes Goodell should stay in his job despite mounting criticism over his handling of a domestic violence incident involving former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice. Christie hailed Goodell as an outstanding and honest man with great...
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Asian Games swimming competition promises drama

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) What promises to be a dramatic showdown between China's Olympic gold champion Sun Yang and his chief rival, Park Tae-hwan of South Korea, is heat up the Asian Games swimming program. It's the biggest rivalry in Asian swimming, possibly one of the biggest in of the games, and some taunting from Sun has likely intensified the competition. The 22-year...
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Melbourne Victory sign Tunisian international

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The Melbourne Victory have signed French-born Tunisian international Fahid Ben Khalfallah to a one-year deal. The A-League team said Friday the 31-year-old attacking midfielder played most recently for French Ligue 2 club Troyes AC. He has also played in France's top flight with Bordeaux, Valenciennes, Caen, Angers, Laval and Amiens. Ben Khalfallah...
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FSU backup QB Sean Maguire expects 'awesome' experience vs. Clemson

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Welcome Sean Maguire to big-time college football. Florida State's little-known redshirt sophomore will start for the time in his college career on national television, against a top-25 opponent and in place of the reigning Heisman Trophy winner. And if that wasn't enough on his plate, the winner of the Clemson-Florida State game has played in the ACC...
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Falcons take early 28-0 lead over Bucs

ATLANTA (AP) Matt Ryan threw touchdown passes to Julio Jones and Harry Douglas on Atlanta's first two possessions and the Falcons led Tampa By 28-0 early in the second quarter Thursday night. The Falcons made it 21-0 when safety Kemal Ishmael picked off Josh McCown's pass, intended for Vincent Jackson at the Buccaneers 23 and ran untouched to the end zone. Atlanta had 12...
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Angels skip Weaver's turn in rotation

Angels skip Weaver's turn in rotation
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