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LeBron's Cavs help bring focus back to the hardwood


- After a tumultuous offseason that forced the National Basketball Association to confront the delicate issue of race, the league will usher in a new season starting next week that could prove to be one of the best in years.

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Rollins, Konerko named Clemente Award winners


SAN FRANCISCO - Former Chicago White Sox player Paul Konerko and Jimmy Rollins of the Philadelphia Phillies were named co-winners of the Roberto Clemente Award on Friday for their community work.

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Henley in sole charge after birdie blitz at Sea Island


- Russell Henley is known for his ability to make birdies in bunches and he piled up eight of them as he surged into a one-shot lead in the second round of the $5.6 million McGladrey Classic at Sea Island in Georgia on Friday.

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PGA president fired for 'insensitive' remarks


- PGA of America president Ted Bishop was removed from office on Friday by his board of directors for "insensitive gender-based statements" posted on social media at the expense of English golfer Ian Poulter.

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National Football League roundup


(The Sports Xchange) - Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green was listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Baltimore Ravens after sitting out Friday's practice.

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National Hockey League roundup


(The Sports Xchange) - Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara will miss four to six weeks because of a tear of the posterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.

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Coric stuns Nadal in Basel, Federer through


BASEL Switzerland - Croatian wunderkind Borna Coric offered emphatic proof of his potential when he crushed Rafa Nadal in the Swiss Indoor tournament on Friday before local hero Roger Federer cruised into the last four.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 5:13pm EDT

Torrid season over as Nadal opts for surgery


LONDON - Rafa Nadal's announcement on Friday that he will miss the ATP World Tour Finals because of appendicitis ended a difficult year for the Spaniard during which he has endured injury, illness and worrying defeats.

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Caterham F1 team set to miss next two races


LONDON - Caterham have been told they can miss the next two Formula One grands prix while seeking a buyer after the team went into administration on Friday.

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Ex-world champion Mulaudzi killed in car crash


CAPE TOWN, Oct 24 - Former world 800 meters champion and Olympic silver medalist Mbulaeni Mulaudzi has been killed in a car accident in his native South Africa.

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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.