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  • WWE Hall of Famer Roddy Piper dies at 61

    ''Rowdy'' Roddy Piper, the kilt wearing trash-talker who headlined the first WrestleMania and later found movie stardom, died Friday. Piper's death also comes days after Hulk Hogan, his biggest rival for decades, was fired by the WWE. Hogan had used racial slurs in a conversation captured on a sex…

    The Associated Press
  • Padres inquired about Paul Goldschmidt in trade talks for Craig Kimbrel

    Padres GM A.J. Preller swings for the fences in trade talks with Arizona.

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  • Warriors acquire Jason Thompson from 76ers for Wallace

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- The Golden State Warriors have acquired forward/center Jason Thompson from the Philadelphia 76ers for forward Gerald Wallace, the player they had just received from Boston in the David Lee deal.

    The Associated Press
  • Stars collide: Mike Trout meets J.J. Watt in Houston

    What happens when unstoppable force meets an immovable object? Apparently they take batting practice.

    Big League Stew
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    20 most lucrative NFL contracts (20 photos)

    Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson got the big deal July 31 that he had been seeking this offseason. Was it enough to crack the top 20? Here's a list of the league's top 20 highest-paid players (figures according to Spotrac.com).

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  • Big Ten mandates Power 5 foe, no FCS opponents in 2016

    The Power Five requirement is similar to what the ACC and SEC have installed for 2016.

    Dr. Saturday
  • Hunters fight back after Cecil the lion killing

    Bucking against international outrage over the killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe, professional hunters argue that their industry follows strict rules aimed at preserving wildlife and supporting local people. While many hunters acknowledge Cecil was likely killed illegally, they say the vitriol…

    AFP
  • I can still win, says Woods after taking route 66

    (Reuters) - Tiger Woods celebrated a lengthy birdie putt on his penultimate hole with one of his trademark fist pumps on the way to his lowest round of the year in relation to par at the Quicken Loans National in Virginia on Friday. Woods, who has mainly struggled on the PGA Tour this season while…

    Reuters
  • Clint Bowyer issues statement amidst uncertainty at MWR

    "There's obviously some change on the horizon."

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    NBA's all-time starting five - Sacramento Kings (15 photos)

    You’re in your second semester of AP Basketball History, you love really good teams, and you love lists. With precious little drama left in the NBA’s 2015 offseason, why don’t we hit the barroom and/or barbershop, pour ourselves a frosty mug of Barbicide, and get to arguin’ over each franchise’s…

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  • Andrei Arlovski lobbying for Fedor Emelianenko rematch if Russian signs with UFC

    Arlovski is confident a second fight with 'The Last Emperor' would play out very different than their first fight.

    Cagewriter
  • Raiders QB Derek Carr sharp in first practice

    Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr dropped back to pass, scanned the field then hit wide receiver Michael Crabtree for a 30-yard completion. Sitting in stands adjacent to the practice field, two-time Super Bowl winning quarterback Jim Plunkett nodded his approval. ''It's just a totally…

    The Associated Press
  • Missing father of golfer Billy Hurley found safe in Texas

    GAINESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The father of PGA Tour player Billy Hurley III was found safe in Texas after he went missing for nearly two weeks, police said Friday.

    Associated Press
  • Hawks' Mike Scott faces felony charges after arrest on pot, MDMA possession

    The third-year forward and his brother were arrested by Banks County, Ga., sheriff's deputies on Thursday morning.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Hurley hits the ground running with Sun Devils

    Bobby Hurley's arrival at Arizona State created a buzz in the desert and drew national attention to a program often overshadowed by its rival to the south. Before the initial fanfare of his hiring had subsided, Hurley was already at work, watching recruits, building his coaching staff, doing all…

    The Associated Press
  • As camp begins, Rams know they want Foles long-term

    Before playing a down, Nick Foles has made a big impression on the St. Louis Rams. General manager Les Snead said the Rams have been in contact with the agent for Foles, due for free agency after the season. ''I always go to this: ''Hey, if a quarterback is playing well and you're winning, having…

    The Associated Press
  • Great white shark thwarts marathon swim in San Francisco Bay

    A great white shark thwarted a Northern California man's quest to become the first person to swim from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Farallon Islands. Corte Madera marathon swimmer Simon Dominguez was trying to swim about 28 miles when his teen daughter, in a support boat, spotted the great white…

    The Associated Press