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  1. New commissioner Rob Manfred maintains connection to soul of the game
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    New commissioner Rob Manfred maintains connection to soul of the game

  2. Best Super Bowl commercial of all-time
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    Best Super Bowl commercial of all-time

  3. NHL All-Star Game MVP: Welcome to Ryan Johansen's coming-out party in Columbus
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    NHL All-Star Game MVP: Welcome to Ryan Johansen's coming-out party in Columbus

  4. NFL merchandise featuring Marshawn Lynch grab taken down
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    NFL merchandise featuring Marshawn Lynch grab taken down

  5. Did NFL run sting operation on Patriots to trigger deflate-gate?
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    Did NFL run sting operation on Patriots to trigger deflate-gate?

  6. Sources: Hornets, Nets resume trade talks, this time focusing on Joe Johnson, Lance Stephenson
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    Sources: Hornets, Nets resume trade talks, this time focusing on Joe Johnson, Lance Stephenson

  7. Sources: Pistons' Brandon Jennings has torn Achilles tendon
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    Sources: Pistons' Brandon Jennings has torn Achilles tendon

  • Azarenka's fun-filled Australian Open comes to an end

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Victoria Azarenka is packing her bags and leaving the Australian Open far earlier than years past, but the two-time former champion sure had fun while she was here.

    Associated Press
  • Eastern Michigan basketball player and fellow student killed

    An Eastern Michigan University women's basketball player and another student were killed early Sunday when their car crossed the center line of a road and hit an oncoming vehicle, authorities say. Heady, of Hazel Crest, Illinois, and her 23-year-old passenger, Jordan Hopkins, an Eastern Michigan…

    The Associated Press
  • Venus rises again to meet Keys in generation clash

    By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Evergreen Venus Williams turned back the clock at the Australian Open on Monday to book her first grand slam quarter-final in five years and set up an intriguing matchup with Madison Keys, the teenager touted as the future of American tennis. Williams' 6-3 2-6…

    Reuters
  • 2015 NFL Free Agents

    Evan Silva ranks the 2015 NFL Free Agency class at each position.

    Rotoworld
  • NFL merchandise featuring Marshawn Lynch gesture taken down

    A photo collage that included an image of the Seattle Seahawks running back's vulgar display that he was fined $20,000 for was initially available for purchase on NFL Shop.

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  • Lampard, Terry turned my career around: Drogba

    By Tony Jimenez LONDON (Reuters) - Didier Drogba has paid tribute to the inspirational way Chelsea team mates Frank Lampard and John Terry helped turn his career around after suffering some difficult times in his early days at Stamford Bridge. The powerful Ivorian striker, signed in a big-money…

    Reuters
  • LeBron outduels Durant, Cavaliers win 6th straight, 108-98

    LeBron James played as if it was June. James scored 34 points, including the first eight in the fourth quarter, and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 108-98 on Sunday for their sixth straight win. James made a pair of 3-pointers and a nasty fade-away jumper to give the Cavs a…

    The Associated Press
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    The 2015 NHL All-Star Game Skills Competition (113 photos)

    The 2015 NHL All-Star Game Skills Competition featured some friendly rivalry, dazzling individual performances and the goofball wackiness that’s come to characterize the event. - Puck Daddy

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  • 'Fan coach' helps Serena focus on way to quarters

    By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Serena Williams took some coaching advice from a fan sitting in the Rod Laver Arena terraces as she struggled to overcome hard-hitting Spaniard Garbine Muguruza 2-6 6-3 6-2 to reach the quarter-finals on Monday. The 24th seed Muguruza, who stunned Williams in the…

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    Beauty All-Stars Vie for Miss Universe Crown in Miami

    A new Miss Universe will be crowned Sunday night in Miami, with participants from 88 countries taking part. The contestants were narrowed to 15 during Wednesday's preliminary competition, but the results won't be announced until the live show. "Today Show" personality Natalie Morales is hosting the…

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  • New commissioner Rob Manfred open to defensive-shift ban

    Manfred says "injecting additional offense" is a high priority and banning defensive shifts could be a good starting place.

    Big League Stew
  • Opening statements next in murder trial of ex-Pat Hernandez

    FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Aaron Hernandez once seemed to be a man with a bright future. At age 23 he had a Super Bowl appearance under his belt and a $40 million contract as a star tight end with the New England Patriots. He and his fiancee had started a family, living in a mansion in the Boston…

    Associated Press
  • Anthony Johnson Plans on Giving Jon Jones '10 Times' the Beating Alexander Gustafsson Did

    I was like, ‘I can’t believe I just beat that guy who, in my opinion, beat Jon Jones,’” Johnson said during the UFC on FOX 14 post-fight press conference. With Gustafsson against the fence, “Rumble” showed why he carries that nickname and obliterated Gustafsson, practically rattling the cage with…

    MMA Weekly
  • Wawrinka dismisses notions of vengeance

    By Greg Stutchbury MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Having dispatched one of his 2014 grand slam vanquishers to reach the Australian Open quarter-finals, Stan Wawrinka is now getting ready to face another on Wednesday. Wawrinka avenged his early exit at last year's French Open with a 7-6(2) 6-4 4-6 7-6(8)…

    Reuters
  • 'SNL' Mocks Tom Brady and DeflateGate in Cold Open

    "I'm not a science computer," Brady said about why he didn't know the balls were deflated.

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • The sound of silence: The January transfer window

    It's been all quiet on the winter transfer front where once again deals have been muted by high prices and Financial Fair Play.

    FC Yahoo
  • Hosts in safety dilemma after reaching Nations Cup knockouts

    By Mark Gleeson EBIBEYIN, Equatorial Guinea (Reuters) - Qualification of hosts Equatorial Guinea for the knockout phase of the African Nations Cup has created a potential safety dilemma for the Confederation of African Football and local organisers. The Nations Cup has already seen spectators…

    Reuters