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Professional Baseball | July 28, 2014
Rocky road
DENVER — Josh Harrison proved that last month’s escape in a rundown was no fluke. He also helped the Pittsburgh Pirates avoid another sweep at Coors Field.
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Other Professional Sports | July 28, 2014
Heinz Field hosts soccer showdown
PITTSBURGH — Stevan Jovetic scored twice to help Manchester City beat AC Milan 5-1 on Sunday in the International Champions Cup at Heinz Field.
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Professional Football | July 28, 2014
Wheaton looks to seize position
LATROBE — Markus Wheaton realizes the pressure is there, but he doesn’t mind.
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Professional Golf | July 28, 2014
5 late birdies cash in for Clark
MONTREAL — Tim Clark rallied to win the Canadian Open on Sunday, birdieing five of the last eight holes for a one-stroke victory over Jim Furyk.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Baseball | July 28, 2014
All about family
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy.
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Professional Auto Racing | July 28, 2014
Gordon grabs record 5th Brickyard 400
INDIANAPOLIS — With a tinge of gray hair at his temples, his hat on backward and his two young children by his side, Jeff Gordon celebrated as if he was 23 years old again.
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Professional Baseball | July 28, 2014
Sterling trial set for final arguments
LOS ANGELES — Only final arguments and a ruling remain in the trial to determine whether Donald Sterling’s estranged wife can sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Baseball | July 26, 2014
Morton’s strong effort wasted in Bucs’ loss
DENVER — This time the Pittsburgh Pirates could not overcome a great outing from Brett Anderson.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Football | July 26, 2014
Opening up
LATROBE, Pa. — The Pittsburgh Steelers want to reward Ben Roethlisberger for the two Super Bowls he’s already won while also making sure the talent around their quarterback is good enough to make a legitimate run at a third ring.
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Professional Auto Racing | July 26, 2014
Busch trades double for single
INDIANAPOLIS — Kurt Busch is slacking at Indy. He’s only entered in one race, scheduled to drive just 400 miles, and has no reason for a mad dash to the helicopter to catch a ride to another track.
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Professional Baseball | July 26, 2014
Time helps
There’s no way to sugarcoat the ending to Frank Thomas’ career with the White Sox.
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Other Professional Sports | July 26, 2014
Tyson plans to make movie
TORONTO — Mike Tyson says he’s met with Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx about collaborating on a possible biopic on his life.
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Professional Football | July 26, 2014
NFL teams brace for camp injuries
Now that training camps are underway, team owners and fantasy football fans alike are holding their collective breath, praying to reach the regular season with their rosters intact.
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Professional Football | July 26, 2014
Browns’ WR Gordon reports to camp
BEREA, Ohio — Josh Gordon’s off-field issues didn’t put him out of shape.
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Professional Golf | July 26, 2014
Furyk tied atop Canadian Open
MONTREAL — Two-time winner Jim Furyk birdied two of his last four holes Friday in the Canadian Open to match the Royal Montreal record at 7-under 63 and tie Tim Petrovic atop the leaderboard.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Baseball | July 26, 2014
Public speaking tough for Maddux
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. —Greg Maddux said his life hasn’t changed at all since he was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
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Other Professional Sports | July 26, 2014
WWE wrestler Bryan stops burglary attempt
PHOENIX — A former WWE champion known as Daniel Bryan chased two burglary suspects he saw exiting his Phoenix home this week and subdued one until officers arrived, investigators said.
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Professional Football | July 25, 2014
Browns awaiting fate of star receiver Gordon
CLEVELAND — The Browns may soon learn whether they’ll have Josh Gordon this season.
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Professional Football | July 25, 2014
Kelly joining Bills at HOF for coin toss
CANTON, Ohio — Former Bills quarterback and East Braxdy graduate Jim Kelly, who is recovering from cancer treatments, will participate in the coin toss at the Hall of Fame game on Aug. 3.
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Professional Auto Racing | July 25, 2014
Back at the brickyard
INDIANAPOLIS — Dale Jarrett loved his win so much he had to celebrate it with a kiss.
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Professional Basketball | July 25, 2014
Cavs ink, may deal Wiggins
CLEVELAND — Andrew Wiggins has an NBA home. Maybe a temporary one.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Football | July 25, 2014
New cast of characters joins Broncos’ Manning
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Though his physical condition is no longer a big question mark for Peyton Manning, when he looks around at training camp, he must feel like he’s starting over again.
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Professional Football | July 25, 2014
Seahawks RB Lynch not reporting to camp
RENTON, Wash. — Marshawn Lynch isn’t expected to be present for the first day of the Seattle Seahawks’ training camp, close friend and former teammate Michael Robinson said Thursday.
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Professional Football | July 24, 2014
Chiefs, Charles extend contract
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Pro Bowl running back Jamaal Charles has agreed to a contract extension with the Kansas City Chiefs.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Baseball | July 24, 2014
Finding his old form
PITTSBURGH — Clint Hurdle isn’t sure the Pittsburgh Pirates need an ace to make it to the postseason for the second straight year.
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Professional Football | July 24, 2014
Steelers sporting new look
PITTSBURGH — The faces Ike Taylor grew so accustomed to seeing line up alongside him over the past decade have disappeared.
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Professional Football | July 24, 2014
Gronkowski cleared to join Pats’ practice
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Rob Gronkowski was a training camp spectator last summer while recovering from surgery.
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Professional Baseball | July 24, 2014
Tigers acquire closer in Soria
NEW YORK — The first-place Detroit Tigers reinforced the back end of their shaky bullpen Wednesday night, acquiring closer Joakim Soria from the Texas Rangers for pitching prospects Corey Knebel and Jake Thompson.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Football | July 24, 2014
Bronco owner gives up control
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Even as dementia began to rob him of some of his fondest memories over the past few years, Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen reported to work every day to oversee multimillion-dollar upgrades to the team’s training facilities and roster.
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Professional Football | July 24, 2014
Brown still chasing his 1964 title ring
NEW YORK — Hall of Fame football star Jim Brown — running out of time to retrieve his 1964 NFL championship ring — has sued a memorabilia dealer.
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Professional Basketball | July 24, 2014
Sterling trial winding down
LOS ANGELES — A dementia expert raised questions about whether two doctors properly conducted mental exams that found longtime Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling mentally incapacitated as testimony concluded Wednesday in the trial to determine whether Shelly Sterling acted properly when she sold the team in May without her husband’s consent.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Baseball | July 23, 2014
Polanco growing up fast
PITTSBURGH — Clint Hurdle watched rookie Gregory Polanco scuffle for the better part of two weeks before giving the talented but raw right fielder a needed night off on Monday.
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Professional Baseball | July 23, 2014
Yanks get Headley from San Diego
NEW YORK — Trying to boost one of the weakest lineups in the American League, the New York Yankees acquired third baseman Chase Headley from the San Diego Padres on Tuesday for rookie infielder Yangervis Solarte and minor league pitcher Rafael De Paula.
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Professional Baseball | July 23, 2014
Clippers’ Rivers says he’ll quit
LOS ANGELES — Coach Doc Rivers has said he’ll resign from the Los Angeles Clippers if Donald Sterling remains owner, the team’s interim CEO testified, saying such a move would be a “disaster” for the franchise.
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Professional Football | July 23, 2014
7 ex-players challenging concussion settlement
PHILADELPHIA — Seven former professional football players have filed a court challenge to a tentative class action settlement of concussion claims that would cost the NFL at least $765 million.
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Professional Basketball | July 23, 2014
Cavaliers may deal Wiggins
CLEVELAND — Andrew Wiggins will sign his rookie contract with the Cavaliers. It’s still not clear if he’ll play for them.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Baseball | July 22, 2014
More rusty than rested
PITTSBURGH — Ten days of rest was the last thing Edinson Volquez needed before trying to extend his winning streak.
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Professional Football | July 22, 2014
Seahawks starting all over
RENTON, Wash. — Soon after the parade and television appearances and celebrations were over, the message changed for the Seattle Seahawks.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Football | July 22, 2014
No. 2 most popular
Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel will enter training camp this week as Brian Hoyer’s backup, but his No. 2 jersey is selling as if he’s the face of the NFL.
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Professional Basketball | July 22, 2014
Sterlings’ battle continues in court
LOS ANGELES — Richard Parsons, the interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers, is due to step into the battle of billionaires going on in probate court over the proposed sale of the Los Angeles Clippers.
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Professional Auto Racing | July 22, 2014
Stewart returns to Sprint car racing
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Tony Stewart heads into the busiest week of his year riding high from a win in his return to sprint car racing.
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Professional Baseball | July 22, 2014
Giants, Uggla agree on minor league deal
PHILADELPHIA — The San Francisco Giants have signed former All-Star second baseman Dan Uggla to a minor league contract.
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Professional Football | July 22, 2014
Oklahoma picked to win Big 12 crown
DALLAS — Coach Art Briles and Baylor arrived at Big 12 football media days as defending champions for the first time.
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