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2015 Wimbldon - Maria Sharapova fourth round

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Maria Sharapova withdraws from US Open

Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from the 2015 US Open according to multiple sources.

Gregory Murrey

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Fan dies from fall at Braves-Yankees game

A man who fell from the upper deck of Atlanta's Turner Field during a Braves-Yankees game has died, the Atlanta Braves said.

Gregory Murrey, 60, of Alpharetta, Georgia, tumbled out of the stands during the seventh inning of the game Saturday night as...

Tim Beckman

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Illinois cans coach after player complaints

The University of Illinois has fired its head football coach after allegations that he mistreated players who were injured and threatened to take away their scholarships against school policy.

Tim Beckman had been accused by several players, many who ...

Simona Halep, Serena Williams

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US Open 2015: Serena not the only storyline

Trying to become the first player in 27 years to win all four grand slams in the same season, much of the attention ahead of the U.S. Open justifiably focuses on Serena Williams.

MotoGp Of Great Britain - Previews

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Rossi and Lorenzo resume duel at Silverstone

Britain's lightning-fast Silverstone circuit hosts round 12 of the MotoGP Championship this weekend with Movistar Yamaha teammates Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi dueling for the overall lead.

With both riders on 211 points, the result of Sunday's ...

Sarah Palin

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Palin: ESPN 'buys into ISIS propaganda'

Sarah Palin tore into ESPN on Thursday night, calling the network "whimpering" and "intolerant" for suspending baseball analyst Curt Schilling for a tweet comparing radical Muslims to Nazis.

In a Facebook post, Palin accused ESPN of buying into terro...

Usain Bolt, Aug. 27, 2015

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Usain Bolt completes sprint double

Usain Bolt saw off rival Justin Gatlin for a second time at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing Thursday to add 200 meter gold to his 100m title.

Bolt, who overcame the doubters with his 100m victory Sunday, crossed the finish line in 19.55 s...

Wang Jianlin

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Asia's richest man buys World Triathlon for $650 million

The "Ironman" brand has a new owner.

Chinese billionaire Wang Jianlin has agreed to pay $650 million for World Triathlon Corporation, in the latest expansion of his growing sports empire. World Triathlon organizes Ironman events and controls the bran...

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