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Patrick in no hurry to rush decision on future

SPARTA, Ky. (AP) — Danica Patrick knows it's tempting to hurry up and make a decision about her racing future. She also knows it probably...

Vick asks public for second chance with Eagles

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A remorseful Michael Vick wants a second chance and vowed to crusade for animal rights with the Philadelphia Eagles — and...

Diamondbacks fire manager, GM

PHOENIX (AP) — The one-time rising young genius of baseball and his youthful hand-picked manager got the boot in Arizona. General manager Josh Byrnes, so...

Hockey Hall calls 5

Steve Yzerman's greatest accomplishment in captaining the Detroit Red Wings to the 2002 Stanley Cup might have been managing all the egos on that...

Angels soar, take out Twins

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Chone Figgins and Maicer Izturis, normally the table-setters in the Los Angeles Angels' lineup, both homered during a nine-run fourth inning...

Rangers want young Elvis to stay focused

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — One day, Elvis Andrus short-hopped a routine throw. The next, the Texas Rangers shortstop made an incredible play deep in...

Broncos release oft-injured running back Torain

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Former coach Mike Shanahan compared him to Terrell Davis, yet Ryan Torain's short and bitter career in Denver ended with...

Bears knock down Giants

CHICAGO — Jay Cutler showed why his arrival in Chicago has created such a stir. Playing a game with the Bears for the first time...

Lightning leave Bruins dazed

BOSTON (AP) — Sean Bergenheim began a stretch of three Tampa Bay goals in 1:25 in the first period and the Lightning beat the...

After scare, No. 1 Alabama beats No. 2 Texas 37-21

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — First, the Alabama defense knocked Colt McCoy out of the game. Later, it saved a national championship. Hanging onto a precarious...
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