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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
  • Jack Beckman has quickest Funny Car run in NHRA history

    Jack Beckman powered to quickest Funny Car run in NHRA history Friday night in qualifying for the NHRA Sonoma Nationals. Beckman finished with a record time of 3.921 seconds at 323.43 mph in a Dodge Charger. ''We're in a wonderful position right now,'' said Beckman, who will earn a 20-point bonus…

    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
  • 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
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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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  • 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…

    AFP
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Wie drops out as Pettersen sets pace at windy Turnberry

    Norway's Suzann Pettersen surged two strokes clear of the field while world number 17 Michelle Wie of the U.S. pulled out with a sore ankle in the Women's British Open second round on Friday. Pettersen, ranked sixth in the world, overcame a strong breeze at the Turnberry links to shoot a…

    Reuters
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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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  • 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…

    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
  • Chizik returns to coaching to fix Tar Heels' woeful defense

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Gene Chizik built one of the nation's top defenses as an Auburn assistant, worked as defensive coordinator during Texas' national-championship run then returned to the Tigers to win another title as head coach.

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