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Baseball greats toast Hank Aaron for 80th birthday

Baseball greats toast Hank Aaron for 80th birthday

WASHINGTON (AP) — At a lodge overlooking the White Home, Lawyer Common Eric Holder motioned toward a window and paid Hank Aaron an enormous praise.  

 
 

Rodriguez accepts season-long suspension

Rodriguez accepts season-long suspension

NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez ended his extended and acrimonious struggle with Major League Baseball on Friday, withdrawing a pair of complaints and accepting a season-lengthy suspension that marks the longest penalty within the activity’s history related to performance-improving drugs.  

 
 

Russia kicks off Sochi Games with hope and hubris

Russia kicks off Sochi Games with hope and hubris

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — A Russia in search of international vindication kicked off the Sochi Olympics taking a look extra like a Russia that likes to birthday celebration, with a pulse-elevating opening ceremony about enjoyable and sports activities instead of terrorism, gay rights and coddling despots.

 
 

Billie Jean King won’t attend Sochi opening

Billie Jean King won’t attend Sochi opening

NEW YORK (AP) — Billie Jean King won’t attend Friday’s opening ceremony of the Sochi Olympics in Russia as a result of her mother is in poor health.  

 
 

Shaun White nixes Olympic slopestyle

Shaun White nixes Olympic slopestyle

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — Shaun White jammed his wrist on one leap and watched the sector's perfect snowboarders join him in tumbling down the supersized, super-horrifying Olympic slopestyle route.

 
 

NFL awards Thursday contract to CBS

NFL awards Thursday contract to CBS

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has decided to shift eight of its Thursday night games to a broadcast community this autumn, and introduced Wednesday that CBS had gained the bid to showcase more of television's freshest property.

 
 

Sochi city hall orders killing of stray dogs

Sochi city hall orders killing of stray dogs

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Lots of stray canine were residing amid the mud and rubble of Olympic development websites, roaming the streets and snowy mountainsides, and begging for scraps of food.

 
 

Seahawks ready to start work on Super Bowl defense

Seahawks ready to start work on Super Bowl defense

NEW YORK (AP) — Less than 12 hours after successful the Super Bowl, Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll already was speaking about getting started on subsequent season.

 
 

Mistakes, miscalculations doom Denver’s chances

Mistakes, miscalculations doom Denver’s chances

NEW YORK (AP) — The seeds of Denver's gorgeous Super Bowl self-destruction have been planted throughout Wednesday's follow when show John Fox determined to turn down the audio system that simulate crowd noise because "it's no longer an away sport."

 
 

NFL’s Goodell mentions more playoff teams, replay

NFL’s Goodell mentions more playoff teams, replay

NEW YORK (AP) — If Commissioner Roger Goodell will get his means, exchange may be coming to the NFL.

 
 

Protests over Russian anti-gay law focus on Sochi

Protests over Russian anti-gay law focus on Sochi

NEW YORK (AP) — Despite seven months of global outcry, Russia's legislation proscribing homosexual-rights process remains in place. Yet the eclectic protest marketing campaign has heartened activists in Russia and caught the attention of its ambitions — including organizers and sponsors of the Sochi Olympics that open on Feb. 7.

 
 

Suicide bombers called biggest Sochi Olympics risk

Suicide bombers called biggest Sochi Olympics risk

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Whereas Sochi's Olympic venues are actually among the many most tightly guarded facilities on the earth, the rest of this sprawling Black Sea resort appears more susceptible.

 
 

NASCAR creates winner-take-all championship format

NASCAR creates winner-take-all championship format

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR overhauled its championship format Thursday, making a winner-take-all removal machine designed to reward “the most invaluable, battle-tested” driver on the end of the season.  

 
 

NFL: 13 percent fewer concussions in ’13 than ’12

NFL: 13 percent fewer concussions in ’13 than ’12

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL says the collection of concussions in practices and video games within the preseason and common season dropped thirteen percent from 2012 to 2013.

 
 

Olympic host Russia coming out of doping doghouse

Olympic host Russia coming out of doping doghouse

When the sector last got here together for the Iciness Olympics, Russia was once within the doghouse on account of doping.