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Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps arrested

Legendary Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, was arrested early Tuesday in Maryland on a DUI charge, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority.

Phelps, known as the "Baltimore Bullet" and winner of 18 Oly...

Rafael Nadal, Monte Carlo 2013

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Rafael Nadal on the comeback trail again

Rafael Nadal took to the court Tuesday for the first time in three months and looked as though he had never been away as he blitzed past Frenchman Richard Gasquet at the China Open.

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FCC throws out NFL blackout rule

After a unanimous 5-0 vote Tuesday, the FCC ended a 40-year-old ruling that blacked out NFL games in local broadcast areas.

Sean Smith, 21, Husain Abdullah, 39

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NFL: Ref botched call on player's Muslim prayer

Husain Abdullah can kneel and pray pretty much anywhere in America he wants. Except, perhaps, for an NFL end zone.

golfer Michelle Wie

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Michelle Wie: The dark art of a golf star

Her artwork is dark, bold and often sombre, with black figures and sinister skulls splattered across the canvasses. Not exactly what you would expect from golfer Michelle Wie, right?

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Doctor: Jovan Belcher likely had CTE

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher likely had a devastating brain disease when he shot and killed his girlfriend and then himself two years ago, a doctor says in a new report.

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NFL's Dwyer formally charged with domestic abuse

Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer has been indicted on a felony charge of aggravated assault stemming from two July arguments with his wife.

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Ryder Cup: Five things we learned from Gleneagles

If you're a U.S. golf fan, or Tom Watson, look away now.

After a heavy defeat to Europe in the Ryder Cup, it's time for soul searching and reflection.

With the next competition taking place at Hazeltine in Minnesota in 2016, here are five lessons for a...

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