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Royals' Danny Duffy to bypass next start

Kansas City left-hander <b>Danny Duffy</b> will bypass his next turn in the rotation because of a sore shoulder.<p>Manager <b>Ned Yost</b> said Monday that an MRI exam didn't show any structural damage in Duffy's shoulder. Duffy left his start Saturday against the New York Yankees after one pitch.<p>"He's in Kansas City …

NFLPA to vote on new drug policy

The NFL Players Association will take a vote Tuesday among its 32 player representatives on a radically revised drug policy after a daylong …

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Judge from humblest beginnings to decide fate of Oscar Pistorius

Growing up in a crowded two-room house in Soweto township under apartheid, Thokozile Masipa often slept on a makeshift bed under the kitchen table. Too poor to go to university, she toiled as a clerk, a messenger, a self-described office "tea girl" and eventually a crime reporter.<p>It took 10 years …

USC's Hayes Pullard suspended for first half against Boston College

USC will be without starting linebacker <b>Hayes Pullard</b> for the first half of Saturday's nonconference game at Boston College.<p>Pullard was ejected for targeting during the Trojans' 13-10 victory at Stanford and must sit out the first half of the Trojans' next game, a Pac-12 Conference spokesperson …

White House reacts to Ray Rice video

The Ray Rice suspension became such a big story on Monday it even sparked reaction from the White House.<p>The news of Rice being cut by the Ravens and then indefinitely suspended by the NFL after video surfaced of the running back hitting his then-girlfriend broke during a daily press briefing in …

4 Players Who Houston Rockets Need to Step Up Next Season

The Houston Rockets were disappointed with another first-round exit this past season, and after an unlucky offseason some guys will have to step it up in 2014-15.<p>Not only did the Portland Trail Blazers punch out Houston, but the following summer the Rockets struck out in free agency and lost a …

Bonds' appeals panel includes 5 judges who ruled federal seizures illegal in drug list case

The 11-judge panel that will hear Barry Bonds' latest appeal of his obstruction of justice conviction includes five judges who ruled the federal government's seizure of baseball drug-testing samples and records a decade ago was illegal.<p>The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Monday the limited …

Pac-12 fines, reprimands USC's Pat Haden for sideline visit

The Pac-12 Conference fined USC athletics director Pat Haden $25,000 for coming down to the sidelines to argue with the officiating crew during Saturday's 13-10 victory against Stanford, calling Haden's behavior "inappropriate."<p>In a statement, Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott issued a strong …

ABA star Marvin Barnes dead at 62

Marvin Barnes, who led Providence College to the Final Four in 1973 and starred in the old American Basketball Assn., has died, a newspaper reported Monday. He was 62.<p>Kevin Stacom, a college teammate and one of Barnes' closest friends, told the Providence Journal that Barnes died at a home in …

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NBA closing in on new $2 billion TV deal with ESPN, Turner

Sources told Sports Business Journal that the NBA is deep into negotiations with its television partners on a deal that will double the league's current payouts. How will it change the league's salary cap?<p><b>UPDATE:</b> The new deal is expected to be announced Monday at 10 a.m., according to Sports …