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Three young shortstops living it up at the ASG

As outdated as it can seem, there are still moments that make Major League Baseball's All-Star Game a special treat for fans. Take a …

Death of a ballplayer

<i>Take me to the mission,<br>to the mission, to the place<br>where it’s safe</i> <i>William Michael Dillon, "The Mission" from Black Robes and Lawyers</i><p><i>Part 1: Billy Dillon's Last Normal Day</i><p>William Dillon watched moonlit waves crash into the sand as he smoked a joint. It was Aug. 22, 1981 in Canova Beach, Fla., and …

A-Rod formally appeals suspension

CHICAGO -- The Major League Baseball Players Association formally appealed Alex Rodriguez's 211-game suspension Wednesday, sending the case to an …

Baseball

MLB prepared to ban A-Rod for life, suspend eight others

Commissioner Bud Selig is prepared to levy a lifetime suspension on New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, while suspending about eight others before the weekend, two people with knowledge of the negotiations told USA TODAY Sports.<p>The people were unauthorized to speak publicly because no …

A-Rod angers GM Brian Cashman

NEW YORK -- Livid over Alex Rodriguez's decision to tweet an update on his rehab process, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman had a message for the …

Tiger Woods, Nike close to deal

DUBLIN, Ohio -- Tiger Woods is close to signing a new deal with his longtime equipment and apparel sponsor Nike that will "emphatically" keep him as …

Golf

Jason Kidd retiring after 19 seasons

Jason Kidd announced his retirement Monday after 19 seasons as one of the best passing and rebounding point guards in NBA history.<p>The thought of …

Basketball

Kobe aims to play in opener

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Stitches removed, out of a cast and with nearly six weeks of rehabilitation under his belt since surgery to repair a torn …

RT @Telegraph: Thursday's front page: 'An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth. We won't stop fighting you until you leave us alone' http://t.co/dGbrNWmJcC

Iraq crisis: Gunmen kill 12 in Baghdad brothel

<b>Seven women and five men have been shot dead in a brothel in Baghdad, state and medical officials say.</b><p>Unknown armed gunmen are said to have burst into the brothel in the well-to-do eastern district of Zayouna on Wednesday afternoon and opened fire.<p>Prostitution is prohibited under Islam, the …

Islam

Riots In Sweden. That's Right. Sweden

Sweden is one of the wealthiest, most stable and smoothly running countries in the world.<p>Which would explain why the country's 9.5 million residents may be shocked by the events of the past few days.<p>For the past three nights, hundreds of youths have been rampaging through parts of the capital, …

Man killed in deadly terror attack in London street

Dramatic footage has emerged of the suspected terrorist attack near the London barracks that left one man dead, showing a suspect with blood-covered …

Our prayers go out to the families and friends affected by the Tornados in Oklahoma #prayforoklahoma #sneakerfiles

Durant: I won't compromise myself

OKLAHOMA CITY -- The day after his Oklahoma City Thunder were knocked out of the second round of the playoffs by the Memphis Grizzlies, Kevin Durant …

Phil Jackson book: MJ over Kobe

Phil Jackson always has been hesitant to compare Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. Until now.<p>In his new book, co-written with Hugh Delehanty and …

Reminder: Oklahoma City Thunder fans are the best

Since the Seattle SuperSonics moved to Oklahoma City in 2008, Thunder fans have built a reputation as some of the loudest and most passionate in the league. They showed why on Wednesday, as the Thunder were eliminated by the Memphis Grizzlies in the Western Conference semifinals.<p>After the final …

3 Keys to Russell Wilson Progressing with Seahawks in Sophomore Season

When Russell Wilson was at Wisconsin, I had a tough time finding flaws in his game. He was running a pro-style system and making great decisions with the ball. And contrary to criticism, his lack of height was not a detriment to his game.<p>Now in Seattle, I am struggling to find flaws in his game …

Watch Russell Westbrook Live the Dream in New Commercial

With Russell Westbrook sitting out the rest of the season with a torn meniscus, a new commercial for Champs Sports and Nike's Jordan Brand is at least a nice look at the dude on two feet, rather than up in the stands.<p>Dropping today is My new @champssports spot with #jordan. Find out why …

NBA Teams We'd Like to See in Seattle

The NBA's Board of Governors sent a clear message when it slammed the door on the Sacramento Kings' prospective move to Seattle, but rest assured, this won't be the last shot the Pacific Northwest will take at replacing its long lost Sonics with one of the league's floundering franchises.<p>Marc Stein …

Stan the Man, forever remembered.

Benghazi blast an 'accident', Libya ministers say

<b>A blast outside a hospital in the Libyan city of Benghazi on Monday might have been an accident, ministers say.</b><p>The government initially said that a car bomb exploded in a "terrorist act" that killed three people.<p>But on Tuesday, Interior Minister Ashur Shwayel said "all the signs point to an …

Benghazi

Derrick Rose's Indecision on Return Has Created Unprecedented Backlash

Derrick Rose is the focal point of one of the most unique situations in sports history.<p>The former MVP has been out for more than a year due to ACL surgery, while other NBA players who suffered the same injury, such as Iman Shumpert and Ricky Rubio, have already returned to the court and …

The Best Grilled Cheeses from Grilled Cheese Month

A collection of sandwiches from all over, all of them delicious, all worth your time. Plus: essays, chef wisdom, and how to make and eat the ultimate grilled cheese.<p>A collection of sandwiches from all over, all of them delicious, all worth your time. Plus: essays, chef wisdom, and how to make and …