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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…

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  • 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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  • ESPN Analyst Chris Mortensen Cancels Boston Radio Interview in Wake of Deflategate Outcry

    ESPN analyst Chris Mortensen was not keen to enter enemy territory on Friday. The NFL expert was scheduled to appear on Boston radio talk show “Dennis & Callahan” on WEEI to discuss his January report about the New England Patriots that was later debunked, according to multiple media outlets. “You…

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  • 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…

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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.

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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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  • American Pharoah draws crowd for Haskell gallop

    Triple Crown winner American Pharoah had an enthusiastic rooting section as he galloped Friday morning in preparation for the $1.75 million Haskell Invitational. Monmouth Park built a ''Pharoah Fan Fest'' around the colt's appearance in the race on Sunday. The first event was a free open house…

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  • 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…

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  • Yahoo Sports' trade deadline tracker: Follow the latest MLB news and rumors

    The MLB trade deadline is 4 p.m. ET today. Keep this post open in a tab until then.

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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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  • Severino to get start with Yankees

    Touted pitching prospect Luis Severino will make his next start with the New York Yankees. Manager Joe Girardi said Friday that the 21-year-old right-hander will start at home next week against Boston but didn't specify when he would get the ball. Severino is 7-0 with a 1.91 ERA at Triple-A…

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  • 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…

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  • Mourinho aims another dig at old rival Wenger

    Jose Mourinho has taken another swipe at old rival Arsene Wenger by claiming the Arsenal manager has only himself to blame for failing to find a solution to his dismal record against the Chelsea boss. Wenger has failed to record a single victory over Mourinho in their 13 meetings and ahead of their…

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  • 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.

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  • Russell Wilson's new $87 million Seahawks contract is a monster

    After drawn-out negotiations all off-season, Russell Wilson has agreed to a four-year, $87.6...

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  • CONCACAF reviewing refs after Gold Cup furor

    Football's North American regional governing body is reviewing its referees department in the wake of controversial calls and a major blunder in the just-concluded Gold Cup won by Mexico. The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) said Thursday that…

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  • Welsh surf park offers world's longest man-made waves

    A surf park on the edge of Snowdonia National Park in Wales opens Saturday, a 300-metre (985-foot) long lagoon that promises the longest man-made surfable waves in the world. Wavegarden has a prototype surf centre near San Sebastian in northern Spain but Surf Snowdonia, built on a former aluminium…

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