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Manchester City struggled in Champions League play again Tuesday. The biggest question is why.
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Derrick Rose says he isn't worried about the critics, and he's ready to "win a championship soon."
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Amid rampant speculation on his job security, Alan Pardew is safe for now at Newcastle, reports say.
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Rave reviews with the Cubs' affiliate could lead to a new position in Chicago for Manny Ramirez.
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Will lack of depth at center hurt the Rangers? Here are three risks for the 2014-2015 season.  
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With LeBron back in Cleveland, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh will carry a much heavier buden.
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Phil Mickelson placed blame for the USA's Ryder Cup woes squarely on captain Tom Watson.
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UCLA will take three sections in the lower bowl of Pauley Pavilion and turn it into student seating.
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Olympic champion Michael Phelps was arrested early Tuesday in Maryland on DUI charges.
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The Lions are suddenly winning games they'd previously lose, and they are climbing our rankings.
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