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Thu, Mar 5 2015

Giants suffer blow as Pence ruled out for six weeks

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San Francisco Giants outfielder Hunter Pence suffered a fractured left forearm after being struck by a pitch on Thursday and will be out of action for at least six weeks.

05 Mar 2015

New FIFA ethics chief won't be pushed around

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ZURICH - Younger than some professional footballers, Swiss attorney Cornel Borbely is at first sight an unlikely choice as the man to step into Michael Garcia's shoes and try to keep corruption out of FIFA.

05 Mar 2015

Indonesia struggling to nurture another world champion

BIRMINGHAM, March 6 - The thought of watching "so-so" Indonesian singles players doesn't sit well with Olympic champion Taufik Hidayat.

Sports, Indonesia 4:45am EST

Park stays bogey-free for share of Singapore lead

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SINGAPORE - Park In-bee curled in a three-meter birdie putt on the final hole to maintain a share of the lead at the halfway stage of the HSBC Women's Champions, the Korean going bogey-free for the second straight day to reach nine-under for the tournament.

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MLS mum on details of labor deal, players call it 'huge win'

WASHINGTON - Major League Soccer's labor deal won't dramatically change the league's structure or radically improve the earning power of its players but it does open the door to more significant changes in the future.

05 Mar 2015

Ex-NFL star's car matched tracks at murder scene, police testify

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FALL RIVER, Massachusetts - A tread mark found near the body of a man allegedly killed by Aaron Hernandez was made by a tire from a car rented by the ex-NFL star, a Massachusetts State Police trooper who specializes in tire track analysis said on Thursday.

05 Mar 2015

New boys Kaka, Villa help kick off MLS's 20th season

- Major League Soccer, having struck a last-minute labor deal to avoid a players strike, can now focus on opening its loudly-heralded 20th season this weekend with plenty of new faces.

05 Mar 2015

Peyton returning for 18th season, signs deal with Broncos

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- Peyton Manning ended speculation over his playing future when he signed a restructured contract with the Denver Broncos for the 2015 National Football League season, the team said on Thursday.

05 Mar 2015

Prosthetic leg stolen from California blade-runner

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LOS ANGELES - A leading U.S. amputee athlete seeking to compete in next year's Paralympic Games in Brazil has been sidelined from training after his $30,000 prosthetic running leg was stolen from his car in San Francisco, he said on Thursday.

Sports, Brazil 05 Mar 2015

U.S. no longer a barren land as MLS turns 20

- Hatched from a promise to FIFA to help secure the hosting of the 1994 World Cup, Major League Soccer is set to open its 20th season after finally establishing the sport at the professional level in North America.

05 Mar 2015
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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.