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Mario Balotelli is settling in with Liverpool, and he says his goal is to win a Champions League title.
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Led by Heisman frontrunner Marcus Mariota, Oregon expects to contend for a national title.
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Former Braves reliever John Rocker will be on the new cast of "Survivor" according to a report.
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Flyers coach Craig Berube says Vinny Lecavalier needs to "get over" this summer's trade rumors.
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The city of Charlotte has offered $33.5M to upgrade the arena. Is that enough to get an All-Star Game?
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The pursuit of perfection turned Tiger's swing into a shell of its dominant self, writes Brandel Chamblee.
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Marshall Henderson won't be playing in the NBA this year, but he may get to play in Italy instead.
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Silver medalist Tanith Belbin visits the Sports Lab at the Youth Olympics to showcase other sports.
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With immediate eligibility being denied, would Dorial Green-Beckham stay and play for OU in 2015?
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Browns WR Josh Gordon's one-year ban has been upheld, and he'll miss the entire 2014 NFL season.
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MLB: Rotoworld Mailbag(Aug 27) D.J. Short joins Jenna Corrado for this week's edition of the Rotoworld Mailbag.
NFL: Goal Line Stand
(Aug 27) See where Julio Jones lands in Evan Silva's Top 150 PPR Fantasy Football Rankings.
NFL: Daily Games
(Aug 27) As usual, this is my attempt to essentially map out a fantasy draft, and provide readers with an idea of where I value players.
CFB: Daily Links
(Aug 27) We’ll start the season off again this year with a college football strategy guide.
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