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James and Cavaliers struggle to find winning formula


- The return of the prodigal son to Cleveland is undergoing growing pains as LeBron James and the Cavaliers struggle to fulfill lofty National Basketball Association expectations.

4:25pm EST

Woods working with new swing teacher Como


- Tiger Woods, who plans to return to competition in less than two weeks after a three-month absence, said on Saturday that he is working with a new coach, Chris Como, on his swing.

Sports, Tiger Woods 5:25pm EST

Rosberg beats Hamilton to Abu Dhabi pole


ABU DHABI - Nico Rosberg beat title favorite Lewis Hamilton to pole position for the decisive Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix on Saturday as the dominant Mercedes team mates locked out the front row in qualifying.

10:30am EST

French mood slumps after doubles defeat


LILLE France - France spirits soared when Gael Monfils beat Roger Federer to keep them on track for a 10th Davis Cup title but the mood changed dramatically after Saturday's defeat in the doubles.

2:45pm EST

Mother's death leads NFL player to fight domestic abuse


- Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback William Gay remembers arriving at the hospital as a confused 7-year-old trying to understand why members of his family were sobbing uncontrollably.

U.S., Sports 7:06am EST

Switzerland on the brink of Davis Cup glory after doubles win


LILLE France - Switzerland made a big step toward a maiden Davis Cup title when they took a 2-1 lead in the final against hosts France with Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka's 6-3 7-5 6-4 win in the doubles against Richard Gasquet and Julien Benneteau on Saturday.

1:16pm EST

Uncertain Button determined to enjoy the moment


ABU DHABI - Jenson Button is determined to enjoy every minute of Sunday's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, hoping it will not be his Formula One farewell but knowing it could be.

4:09pm EST

Messi sets La Liga record of 253 goals


BARCELONA - Barcelona forward Lionel Messi set a La Liga record of 253 goals when he grabbed a hat-trick in Saturday's 5-1 win at home to Sevilla, the latest milestone for the four-times World Player of the Year.

6:13pm EST

Ronaldo grabs double as Messi breaks goal record


MADRID - Cristiano Ronaldo struck twice as leaders Real Madrid subdued Eibar 4-0 on Saturday while Lionel Messi set a La Liga record of 253 goals with a hat-trick in second-placed Barcelona's 5-1 rout of Sevilla.

6:11pm EST

Hamilton to lose no sleep over title battle


ABU DHABI - If Lewis Hamilton was a rattled man, facing a sleepless night before Formula One's title showdown on Sunday, he was not showing it.

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Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.