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Trade review: Alfonso Soriano to the Yankees

Soriano may homer with more regularity than the Yankees have experienced to this point, but he can’t drive in runners that aren’t there.<p>"Got what you wanted, lost what you had" is one of those frightening equations we all face when making a decision. Like the man who divorced his plain but kind and …

Photos: Hernandez holding gun

ATTLEBORO, Mass. -- Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is holding what authorities say appears to be a gun in several surveillance …

Secret of Usain Bolt's speed unveiled

<b>Scientists say they can explain Usain Bolt's extraordinary speed with a mathematical model.</b><p>His 100m time of 9.58 seconds during the 2009 World Championships in Berlin is the current world record.<p>They say their model explains the power and energy he had to expend to overcome drag caused by air …

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Colin Kaepernick's Mindset Heading into Training Camp Is Encouraging for 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers likely won't admit it, but Colin Kaepernick's physical and mental development from 2012 to 2013 is certainly high on their list of concerns as training camp begins.<p>Fortunately for the Niners, their starting quarterback is saying all of the right things and appears to have …

Football (U.S.)

Usain Bolt: Anniversary Games praised by 100m victor

Sainsbury's Anniversary Games<p><b>Multiple sprint champion Usain Bolt was delighted with his fastest time of 2013 before a large crowd at the Anniversary Games in London's Olympic Stadium.</b><p>Usain Bolt's golden collection<p><b>100m:</b> 2008, 2012 Olympics, 2009 World Championships<p><b>200m:</b> 2008, 2012 Olympics, 2009, …

Next-gen controllers, Xbox One headset up for pre-order

Next-gen buyers can now pre-order PlayStation 4's Dualshock 4 wireless controller and Xbox One's headset, controller and charge kit.<p>The Dualshock 4 wireless controller is listed on Amazon's website for $59.96, or through GameStop and Best Buy for $59.99. Those interested in the Xbox One can …

KG, Pierce look to make immediate impact

Jim Davis/The Boston Globe/Getty Images<p>Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce will look to upgrade the Nets pick-and-roll offense next season.The NBA is a …

Basketball

Yankees place Derek Jeter on DL

The New York Yankees on Friday placed captain Derek Jeter back on the disabled list with a strained right quad.<p>Jeter will be eligible to return July …

Wade's ex-wife holds personal protest

The ex-wife of NBA basketball player Dwyane Wade sat on a piece of cardboard outside the Daley Center on Friday holding a sign that read: “Miami Heat Star Mother of His Children on the Streets.”<p>Siohvaughn Wade said she would “live on the streets” as she protested what she called the “injustice” of …

Is Chris Davis Becoming the Next Generation of David Ortiz?

Hello, boys and girls. It's fairy tale time.<p>Today, we're going to be learning about the story of how a great hitter came to be.<p><i>Once upon a time...</i><p>There was a promising young slugger.<p>This slugger hit with a big stick from the left side, and he was once a top prospect in the minors who showed flashes …

Watch Yasiel Puig make the most unbelievable throw of the season

Officially, Yasiel Puig did not throw out Bryce Harper in the second inning of the Dodgers’ 3-2 win over the Nationals on Friday night. But, really, he did — with a cannon of a throw from deep right field as Harper tried tagging for third base.<p>Third baseman Juan Uribe made the tag on Harper’s foot …

Phil Mickelson celebrates after closing out the British Open in style

Phil Mickelson is the leader in the clubhouse and could be on his way to winning the Claret Jug. He was all smiles after his round, celebrating with family and friends.<p>At one point in time, Phil Mickelson had a reputation as a player who couldn't close tournaments. He wasn't a Sunday player, they …

Becoming the very best: The Pokemon World Championships

According to Nintendo sales figures released this past January, Pokemon Black Version 2 and White Version 2 have sold nearly eight million copies worldwide. Of those millions of players, just three will be crowned as the greatest trainers in the world next month at the Pokemon World Championships …