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Hairston pleads guilty to reduced charge

North Carolina leading scorer P.J. Hairston has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of speeding and an unsafe movement violation after being cited for reckless driving in July. Rowan County (N.C.)...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2013 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Celtics forward Sullinger arrested

WALTHAM, Mass. — Massachusetts prosecutors say Boston Celtics forward Jared Sullinger has been arrested on domestic violence-related charges. A spokeswoman for the Middlesex district attorney’s...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Could Tim Tebow return to Patriots?

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Could the door be open for quarterback Tim Tebow to return to the New England Patriots? Patriots coach Bill Belichick on Monday declined to rule out bringing back the popular...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Gareth Bale joins Real Madrid in world-record transfer

LONDON – After the summer’s most drawn-out transfer saga, it’s finally official: Gareth Bale is a Real Madrid player. Madrid announced Sunday that Bale had joined on a six-year contract, and a...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Sharapova can’t shoulder the U.S. Open

Maria Sharapova is out of the U.S. Open. The 2006 champion withdrew Wednesday because of bursitis in her right shoulder. “Maria has informed us that she will be unable to compete at the U.S. Open...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Djokovic top seed, Federer No. 7 for U.S. Open

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic will be the top seed at the U.S. Open, the season’s final major, Aug. 26-Sept. 9 in New York. Djokovic, who lost in the final to Andy Murray last year, is the 2011...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Russian official says anti-gay law won’t infringe on athletes

Russia’s sports minister continued to defend the country’s anti-gay propaganda law Sunday, comparing homosexual relationships to substance abuse. “We want to protect our children whose psyches have...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

College football rules changes to watch for this fall

From toughening rules against targeting defenseless opponents to timing rules that could have a big effect on late-game strategy, there are plenty of changes to watch for on the college football...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2013 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Serena is human after all

WIMBLEDON, England – Serena Williams’ loss Monday to Sabine Lisicki in the fourth round was the latest shocker in an unpredictable Wimbledon. But it happens, said Patrick Mouratoglou, one of...

DATE: July 2, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Williams says she apologized to Sharapova

WIMBLEDON, England – Serena Williams told a crowd of assembled news media on Sunday that she would like to keep her private life private. Meaning she would rather not comment on pointed remarks...

DATE: June 23, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Was it strategy or execution that did Mickelson in?

ARDMORE, Pa. – Phil Mickelson called his record sixth runner-up finish on Sunday at the U.S. Open heartbreaking. After holding at least a share of the lead in the first three rounds, Mickelson shot...

DATE: June 17, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

MLB asks for FedEx, phone records in drug probe

NEW YORK – Major League Baseball’s lawyers issued subpoenas to Federal Express, AT&T Mobility and T-Mobile USA in an attempt to gain records for its investigation of players suspected of using...

DATE: June 6, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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