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Uruguay eliminates Italy; Did Suarez bite again?
Uruguay is moving on. Italy is out of the World Cup after a 1-0 loss. Meanwhile, Luis Suarez apparently bit an opponent again.
NBA Mock Draft: Another change at the top
Just when you thought the NBA draft pecking order was starting to get predictable, Joel Embiid shakes it up.
World Cup analysis: Costa Rica-England
Report: Heat forward LeBron James to opt out of deal, become free agent
Get ready for the Decision, Part II. LeBron James is opting out of his contract with the Heat, and will become a free agent.
LeBron Opting Out
Get ready for the Decision, Part II. LeBron James is opting out of his contract with the Heat, and will become a free agent.
Live: Uruguay facing Italy for spot in Round of 16
Costa Rica has advanced. Who else will emerge from Group D? For Uruguay and Italy, the loser will be out of the World Cup.
Mexico beats Cameroon, advances to knockout round
After a tough 2013, Mexico completed its magical turnaround by taking down Croatia 3-1 and advancing out of Group A.
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NFL: Concussions during games fall 25 percent
NFL: Concussions during games fall 25 percent
Browns' Gordon: Critics know nothing about me
Browns Gordon: Critics know nothing about me
Nick Foles plans on being with Eagles in 2015
Nick Foles plans on being with Eagles in 2015
Dickerson: Justin Bieber could use a 'whoopin'
Dickerson: Justin Bieber could use a whoopin
Report: Thibodeau, Bulls brace butting heads
Report: Thibodeau, Bulls brace butting heads
RG3: Didn't know ball had to be certain weight
RG3: Didnt know ball had to be certain weight
Elliott, 19, to replace Gordon in Cup in 2016
Elliott, 19, to replace Gordon in Cup in 2016
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Burgess to make Saxons debut
Bath inside-centre Sam Burgess will make his England Saxons debut against the Ireland Wolfhounds on Friday.
Hamilton drives new Mercedes F1 car
Mercedes new W06 hybrid was given a brief shakedown test at Silverstone by Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.
Ginola out of Fifa presidency race
Former France international David Ginola has pulled out of the contest to stand for the Fifa presidency.
Sakho not facing ban say West Ham
West Ham boss Sam Allardyce is confident striker Diafra Sakho will not be banned from playing despite a row with Senegal.
Palace sign Mutch and Ameobi
Crystal Palace have completed the signings of Jordon Mutch and Shola Ameobi.
Crouch and Whelan sign Stoke deals
Experienced Stoke City duo Peter Crouch and Glenn Whelan sign two-year contract extensions with the club.
I belong at Grand Slams, says Swan
Great Britains Katie Swan feels like she belongs at the Australian Open, after reaching the semi-finals of the girls singles.
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Irving scores 55, leads Cavs to 8th win in row minus LeBron
CLEVELAND (AP) Kyrie Irving scored a career-high 55 points, breaking the arena record while LeBron James watched from the bench and leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to their eighth straight win, 99-94 over the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night.Irving took
Grant sparks No. 8 Notre Dame to 77-73 victory over Duke
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Jerian Grant had 23 points and 12 assists and No. 8 Notre Dame made two shots in the final 67 seconds as the shot clock ran out to beat No. 4 Duke 77-73 Wednesday night.Grant lost
Wade Phillips hired as Broncos defensive coordinator
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Wade Phillips is returning to Denver as Gary Kubiaks defensive coordinator.Phillips, 67, interviewed for the position this week after the Broncos were rebuffed in their attempts to speak with Bengals secondary coach Vance Joseph about the position.
Kobe Bryant has surgery, expected to be out for 9 months
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) Kobe Bryant is officially done for the season after having surgery to repair his torn right rotator cuff Wednesday.The Los Angeles Lakers also made it official that their superstar doesnt believe his career is finished.Bryant is
Millsaps leads Hawks to 17th straight win, 113-102 over Nets
ATLANTA (AP) Paul Millsap had 28 points and 15 rebounds, five other Atlanta players scored in double figures, and the Hawks stretched their franchise-record winning streak to 17 games in a row with a 113-102 victory over the Brooklyn Nets
Lynch at Media Day: 'I'm here so I don't get fined'
PHOENIX (AP) Marshawn Lynch smiled politely, waved at the crowd and answered every question the same.Im here so I dont get fined, the Seattle Seahawks star running back constantly repeated for five minutes before leaving the podium at Media Day
Brodeur to retire, join St. Louis Blues front office
ST. LOUIS (AP) Martin Brodeur is retiring to take a front office job with the St. Louis Blues. The New Jersey Devils have a spot waiting for one of the greatest goaltenders in NHL history whenever he is ready to
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N.F.L. Reassures Mothers by Suiting Them Up
Through a nonprofit group, USA Football, the N.F.L. has tried to reassure mothers, many of whom decide which sports their children play, that football can be played safely.
Tests of Retirees Link Youth Football to Brain Problems
A study of N.F.L. retirees found that those who began playing tackle football when they were younger than 12 increased their risk of developing memory and thinking problems later in life.
Carroll Has Fan Club Deep in Patriots Territory
Pete Carroll’s former neighbors in Medfield, Mass., fondly recalled what he did for the town when he lived there, and some said they would even root for him in the Super Bowl.
Odds Are in the Atlanta Hawks’ Favor, to Bettors’ Surprise
The Hawks (37-8) have covered the spread 33 times, more through 45 games than any other team in at least a quarter-century, according to the odds tracker Covers.
On Tennis: Long Anticipated, Madison Keys’s Big Moment Is Here
Being an unseeded teenager guarantees Keys’s semifinal match with Serena Williams at the Australian Open will receive extra attention, but she is no bolt from the blue.
Facing a Top Server, Novak Djokovic Does Him One Better
Djokovic, the tournament’s top seed, beat the big-serving Milos Raonic and will face Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland, who advanced with a victory over Kei Nishikori.
Xu Shilin, a Young Chinese Player, Tries to Step Into the Void Left by Li Na
Xu, 17, was the first Chinese player to be seeded No. 1 in a Grand Slam singles event when she got the top spot in the junior girls’ draw at the Australian Open.
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Nationals' Werth to serve five days in jail for reckless driving
Feds seize $19.5 million in counterfeit items ahead of Super Bowl
By Frank Pingue PHOENIX (Reuters) - Federal authorities and the National Football League have seized $19.5 million worth of fake sports memorabilia as
Fans warned to be wary of Super Bowl fakes
U.S. activists keep domestic violence in Super Bowl spotlight
Reed targets majors, and a top-10 habit
As U.S. Northeast shivers, Super Bowl fans slap on sunscreen
By Daniel Wallis PHOENIX (Reuters) - As the northeastern United States shivered under heavy snowstorms, organizers of Sunday's Super
Viennese waltz in the desert for Dubai leader Wiesberger
By Bernie McGuire DUBAI, Jan
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Rosenthal: Tanaka to Yankees restores natural order in baseball
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Japanese ace Tanaka agrees to 7-year, $155 million deal with Yankees
The New York Yankees and prized Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanakaagreed Wednesday to a $155 million, seven-year contract.
Aussie Open: Federer ousts Murray, will face Nadal in semis
Roger Federer regained his dominance over Andy Murray in Grand Slam matches and advanced to his 11th consecutive Australian Open semifinal with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-3 win Wednesday.
Red-hot Durant scores 46, leads Thunder past Trail Blazers
Kevin Durant scored 11 of his 46 points in the final 3:23 tohelp the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Portland Trail Blazers105-97 on Tuesday night.
Browns to interview Bills' Pettine with Broncos' Gase out of running
Adam Gase has told the Browns not to wait for him.
Players reportedly wanted A-Rod kicked out of MLBPA after lawsuit
Several angry major league players wanted Alex Rodriguez kickedout of their union after he sued it last week, but staff lawyerstold them expulsion was not allowed.
Streak snapped: Ducks suffer first regulation loss at home vs. Jets
Ondrej Pavelec made 40 saves, Evander Kane had a short-handedgoal and an assist in his return from a four-game injury absence,and the Winnipeg Jets ended the Anaheim Ducks 10-game home winningstreak with a 3-2 victory Tuesday night.
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European Tour: 4 Things We Learned at the Nedbank Golf Challenge
England’s Danny Willett overtook his countrymen Luke Donald and Ross Fisher to win the Nedbank Golf Challenge in Sun City, South Africa by four shots.
Tour Confidential: What's Up With Tiger's Short Game? Plus, Jordan Spieth's Amazing Run and Kee(...)
Tiger Woods returned to golf with some sweet swings and some flubbed chips. Our roundtable on Tiger’s rust, Jordan Spieth’s amazing run and Keegan Bradley benching the belly putter.
Jordan Spieth Steals the Show at Tiger Woods' Hero World Challenge
Jordan Spieth annihilated the field at the Hero World Challenge for his second-straight win, while tournament host Tiger Woods found reasons to be pleased with his last-place finish in his first start since the PGA Championship, writes Cameron Morfit.
Padraig Harrington Wins Indonesian Open for First Victory in 4 Years
Three-time major winner Padraig Harrington won the Asian Tour's Indoneasian Open on Sunday, ending a four-year drought, according to The Guardian.
Jordan Spieth Closes With 66 for Runaway Victory at Isleworth
Staked to a seven-shot lead, Spieth blew away an elite field at Isleworth and set two tournaments records Sunday when he closed with a 6-under 66 for a 10-shot victory over Henrik Stenson.
Tiger Woods Finishes First Tournament Back Tied For Last, But in Good Health
Tiger Woods shook off more rust each day as he played the Hero World Challenge, his first event since the PGA Championship, but short-game miscues left him in last place Sunday afternoon at even-par.
Cheyenne Woods, Tiger's Niece, Earns LPGA Tour Card
While her uncle Tiger was struggling through his first tournament in four months at the Hero World Challenge, Cheyenne Woods locked up her 2015 LPGA Tour Card.
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Super Bowl ads creating early buzz
Telemundos Leti Coo previews Sundays Super Bowl game between the Patriots and the Seahawks, including some of the most-talked about commercials that will air.
Sherman slams Patriots over 'Deflate-Gate'
As the countdown to Super Bowl XLIX heats up, so is the war of words as Seattle Seahawks Corner back Richard Sherman slams the New England Patriots over Deflate-Gate. The Nation Sport Editor Dave Zirin joins Tamron Hall to discuss.
Breaking down the Blizzard of 2015
Previously recorded: Msnbc.com Executive Editor Richard Wolffe anchors coverage of the blizzard affecting the Northeast, from Philadelphia all the way to northern New England.
12 footballs in the bathroom... for science!
Will Femia, web producer for The Rachel Maddow Show, assists Rachel Maddow in a science experiment to determine whether it's possible to deflate 11 footballs by two psi in a bathroom in 90 seconds.
Sesame Street takes a jab at the Patriots
Steve Kornackis panelists catch up on some stories you could have missed this week, including Sesame Streets apparent jab at the New England Patriots, a $43 hot dog at Davos, and Sarah Palins interest in 2016.
Marshawn Lynch and Roger Goodell: Compare and Contrast
Roger Goodell is under no obligation to talk to the public, even though he oversees a league that has received billions in corporate welfare and whose central office is designated by the federal government as a tax-free nonprofit. As Richard
What the Heck is a Seahawk?
Some curious people have asked, What the heck is a Seahawk?  Well, actually only one person asked about it here on the Vine, and he is very curious, indeed, but it is a question that invites an answer.The Seahawk is one
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