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Dusty Baker joins Nationals — ‘in the middle of a re-creation now’

Will Dusty Baker be a different manager in what he called his fourth and final managing gig?<p>“The great Bill Walsh, one of my mentors, told me every once in a while you have to re-create yourself as a man and a person,” Baker said, “so I like to think I’m in the middle of a re-creation now.”<p>Baker …

Star NHL's Blackhawks, Patrick Kane, will not face rape charges

(Reuters) - NHL superstar Patrick Kane will not face rape charges because the accusations made by a woman who had met him at a Buffalo, New York nightclub contained inconsistencies and were not backed up by credible evidence, a county prosecutor said on Thursday.<p>Jun 18, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; …

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Gerald Green was 'passed out', according to 911 call

Miami Heat guard Gerald Green had “passed out” and was “bleeding” at a condominium complex, according to a 911 call.<p>The caller said Green was breathing but unconscious as a 911 operator provided assistance and sent emergency personnel to the complex.<p>Green was hospitalized with an undisclosed …

A month before MLS Cup, teams' rebuilding already underway

By Matt Hoffman<p>Soccer in America is now nearly a full-year event in and around Major League Soccer clubs. Not even three months after the December 6th MLS Cup match, teams will be back on the field ready to compete in 2016.<p>It's fairly typical of other leagues having three months between the final …

Ex-Raiders DE Anthony Smith found guilty of murdering three men

A former defensive end with the Oakland and Los Angeles Raiders has been found guilty of murdering three men after his retirement from the NFL.<p>A Los Angeles County jury found 48-year-old Anthony Wayne Smith guilty of three murder charges Thursday. The jury deadlocked on a fourth murder count.<p>More …

Aramis Ramirez Announces Retirement: Latest Comments and Reaction

Former Major League Baseball third baseman Aramis Ramirez announced his retirement Thursday on a talk show in his native Dominican Republic after 20 professional seasons, per Yahoo Sports' Israel Fehr.<p>It didn't come as a huge surprise. Ramirez hinted in spring training that 2015 could be his last …

Miami AD says ACC acknowledged other blown calls in win over Duke

CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Miami has told season-ticket holders and donors that the Atlantic Coast Conference acknowledged "multiple incorrect calls" …

Texas DC tells his unit they aren't stars so stop acting like it

Texas defensive coordinator Vance Bedford lit into his unit this week on the heels of a 24-0 loss at Iowa State for what can only be described as its undeserved air of entitlement.<p>"I don't care who walks into that game Saturday night, these guys will be ready to roll," Bedford said during his …

Ronaldo: I would move to Qatar rather than Man City if I needed money

Playing for Manchester City is not an option for former Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo.<p>Cristiano Ronaldo has rejected the possibility of joining Manchester City, insisting he would rather move to the lucrative Qatar Stars League than play for Manchester United's bitter rivals if he …

Newcomers Draughn, Thomas trying to get up to speed for 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers' newly signed running back duo went through a second practice Thursday as they try to learn the offense in advance of Sunday's matchup against the visiting Atlanta Falcons.<p>With starting running back Carlos Hyde missing practice for a second straight day, it appears …

Mourinho on course for another unwanted record

The Portuguese has never lost seven games in a single league season as a manager but has tasted defeat six times already in 2015-16 to stand on the brink of another bad milestone.<p><b>OPTA STATS</b><p>It has been a tough start to the season for Jose Mourninho and Chelsea, compounded by successive defeats to …

Security Video Shows Serena Williams Chasing Phone Thief

Surveillance video has emerged of tennis champion Serena Williams chasing a cell phone thief outside a San Francisco restaurant.<p>The star revealed on Facebook how she used her "superhero sense" to run after the man who she said took her phone while she ate dinner.<p>She caught up with the man, who she …

Former NFL defensive lineman convicted of three murders

Former Raiders defensive end Anthony Wayne Smith was found guilty Thursday of murdering three men, including two whose faces appeared to have been branded with a hot iron.<p>A Los Angeles County jury convicted the 48-year-old Smith of three counts of murder in the shooting of two brothers in 1999 and …

Neymar Discusses 'Great' Form, Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Barcelona and More

Neymar has said he feels "at home" in Barcelona, and hopes to remain at the Camp Nou for years to come as his form improves.<p>The Brazilian superstar told beIN Sport (h/t Ivan San Antonio of <i>SPORT</i>) that he is delighted with his current performance level for the Blaugrana, and insinuated he has no …

Mao Asada 1st after short program at Cup of China

BEIJING (AP) — Three-time world champion Mao Asada made a strong return to the Grand Prix series by finishing first in the women's short program at …

Clippers manage to lose a close one and alienate another rival

If the Clippers did enough things right against the Golden State Warriors to give them confidence, as Coach Doc Rivers said after their 112-108 loss at Oakland, their sometimes brilliant, sometimes sloppy performance still wasn't good enough for them to protect a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter …

Bob Bradley leaves Norway yearning for a bigger job

LONDON (AP) — At another career crossroads, Bob Bradley is leaving Norway on a high.<p>The American coach not only re-established Stabaek in the top …

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No. 2 Baylor holds off pesky K-State 31-24 to stay perfect

Manchester United v West Bromwich Albion Live Commentary & Result, 11/7/15, Premier League

Match ends, Manchester United 2, West Bromwich Albion 0.<p>90' + 5' Second Half ends, Manchester United 2, West Bromwich Albion 0.<p>90' + 3' Foul by Bastian Schweinsteiger (Manchester United).<p>90' + 3' Stéphane Sessegnon (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.<p>90' + 1' Goal! Manchester …

Where Are All the Black NBA Coaches? Examining a Sudden, Silent Disappearance

On March 3 of this year, the Denver Nuggets fired head coach Brian Shaw. It was not a controversial decision. The Nuggets were listing. Shaw was struggling. A change seemed inevitable.<p>Shaw's dismissal came 26 days after the Orlando Magic fired Jacque Vaughn, another embattled coach who seemed …

Rick Carlisle signs 5-year extension to remain Mavericks' coach, per report

The Mavericks' coach will finish out the final two years of his deal, then begin a five-year extension worth $35 million.<p>The Dallas Mavericks have given coach Rick Carlisle a five-year contract extension worth $35 million, reports ESPN's Marc Stein. The decision will keep Carlisle, one of the …

Derrick Rose Silences Critics in Big Win over Oklahoma City Thunder

CHICAGO — Sometimes, all it takes is one game to change the entire conversation.<p>Coming into Thursday night, the Chicago Bulls were reeling from a humiliating 25-point blowout loss to the Charlotte Hornets, and Derrick Rose was coming off his first-ever stretch of three consecutive games scoring …

Andy Dalton avoids past prime-time mistakes, leading Bengals to 8-0 with rout

CINCINNATI -- No, we can't forget about Denver.<p>It was on a Monday night late last December against the Denver Broncos when Cincinnati Bengals …

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