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Fri, Sep 19 2014

Goodell tackles NFL domestic abuse crisis with vow to reform

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NEW YORK - A chastened NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said on Friday that the league's poor response to its domestic violence crisis will prompt an overhaul of how it deals with player behavior and punishment in America's most popular sports league.

U.S., Sports 19 Sep 2014

Sat, Sep 20 2014

Ivanovic downs Kerber, to meet Wozniacki in Tokyo final

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TOKYO - Ana Ivanovic overcame a slow start to beat top seed Angelique Kerber 7-5 6-3 in the semi-final of the Pan Pacific Open on Saturday to set up a title clash with second seed Caroline Wozniacki.

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Nishikori says hopes to fill Li void in Asia

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- The retirement of China's Li Na may have robbed Asian tennis of its brightest star, but U.S. Open finalist Kei Nishikori has put up his hand to fill the breach.

20 Sep 2014

Fri, Sep 19 2014

NFL's Ravens knew about Rice video within hours: ESPN

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- The Baltimore Ravens knew about the video of star running back Ray Rice knocking out his then-girlfriend in an elevator within hours of the assault and the NFL team later sought leniency for him, ESPN reported on Friday.

19 Sep 2014

Sacramento's bid to win Major League Soccer franchise gets high marks

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SACRAMENTO Calif. - Sacramento's dark-horse bid to secure a Major League Soccer franchise won praise from league officials on Friday, who promised to continue serious negotiations with boosters led by mayor and former basketball star Kevin Johnson.

19 Sep 2014

Donaldson leads Ryder Cup quartet, Gallacher misses cut

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LONDON - Jamie Donaldson warmed up for next week's Ryder Cup by shooting a second-round 67 to finish four shots behind leader Shane Lowry in the Wales Open at Celtic Manor on Friday.

19 Sep 2014

China's Li Na announces her retirement from tennis

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BEIJING - China's Li Na, Asia's only grand slam singles champion, announced her retirement from tennis on Friday, succumbing to the effect of long-term knee injuries.

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As NFL tries to reassure women, sponsor Crest is first to retreat

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LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK - When NFL players strap on their pink shoes and gloves in October for the league's annual Breast Cancer Awareness Month campaign, it will be doing so with one less sponsor, a notable retreat blamed on the league's handling of domestic violence.

19 Sep 2014

Ex-Phoenix Suns player accused of stealing from Apple store

- Police arrested former Phoenix Suns basketball player Rex Chapman on Friday for allegedly shoplifting more than $14,000 worth of products over several months from an Apple store in Scottsdale, Arizona, authorities said.

19 Sep 2014

Off-field violence injects unwanted reality into fantasy football

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DETROIT - Joe Gallo is not just a fan of National Football League running back Adrian Peterson, he "owns" him, as do thousands of other participants in the world of fantasy football.

19 Sep 2014
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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.