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Soccer

Hope Solo did not assault sister, nephew, lawyer says

U.S. women's soccer star goalkeeper Hope Solo was arrested at a suburban Seattle home on suspicion of assaulting her sister and 17-year-old nephew, but her attorney insisted that Solo herself was a victim in the altercation.<p>"Hope is not guilty of any crime," attorney Todd Maybrown said in an email …

Schumer Concerned World Cup Fans Returning To U.S. Might Bring Back Mosquito-Borne Virus

<b>Sen. Charles Schumer wants the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to alert medical professionals in the U.S. about the possibility that</b> …

Can A Sensor-Laden Mouthguard Detect Dangerous Football Impacts?

In a few years, college and professional football players could be using smart mouthguards to detect dangerous head impacts.<p>A team of bioengineers at Stanford University are working on the project, which is designed to report dangerous impacts in real time. The mouthguards are currently being …

NBA Rumors: Updates on Kevin Love, Carmelo Anthony and Joel Embiid

One thing you can say about the NBA is that, even with the season over, the summer brings excitement. We have gone from celebrating the San Antonio Spurs' greatness to the uncertainty surrounding the Miami Heat to draft shakeups to big-name stars possibly being traded or leaving via free …

'Friendly fire from the air' kills 5 U.S. service members in Afghanistan

Five American service members were killed in southern Afghanistan when a coalition jet, called in to help ward off a Taliban attack, mistakenly bombed them, an Afghan official said Tuesday.<p>The five were killed Monday night along with an Afghan soldier in Zabul province, said Ghulam Sakhi …

Las Vegas shooters saw government as the enemy

They were happily married and unhappily American.<p>Six months ago, Jerad and Amanda Miller left home in Indiana on a cross-country road trip with their two cats to start a new life in Las Vegas. Amanda, 22, had a part-time job at Hobby Lobby; Jerad, 31, dressed up as comic book heroes like Thor and …

Crime

Associated Press News

Heat's Dwyane Wade fined $5,000 for flopping

MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat became the latest recipient of a flopping fine from the NBA on Monday, ordered to give up $5,000 after the league found he over-exaggerated a foul charged to San Antonio's Manu Ginobili in Game 2 of the finals.<p>It was already the fifth flopping fine …

Basketball

Heat vs. Spurs final score, NBA Finals 2014: LeBron James leads Miami to 98-96 victory to even series at 1-1

LeBron James was magnificent, leading the Heat to a critical Game 2 victory in order to tie the series.<p>The Miami Heat shook off their Game 1 loss with an impressive 98-96 win over the San Antonio Spurs in Game 2 to even the NBA Finals at one game apiece.<p>LeBron James put any concerns about his …

Lawsuit could give college athletes cut of NCAA deals

The<p>NCAAand its member schools have preached a vision of amateurism whereby young men and women play for the love of the game, not money.<p>That concept will be put on trial in an Oakland courtroom this week.<p>A class-actionantitrust suit led by former<p>UCLAbasketball star Ed O'Bannon argues that some …

College & University

LeBron James leads all scorers with 35 points as Heat take Game 2

SAN ANTONIO -- No cramps, no problems for LeBron James.<p>And with their superstar making it to the finish this time, the Miami Heat bounced back from a …

Basketball

Gregg Popovich hates three-pointers and other notes from a too-long NBA Finals break

Paul Flannery empties his notebook from the long two-day break between Finals games.<p>SAN ANTONIO -- In theory, the off day is a wonderful concept. Players need a day to recover physically and work on things at practice. Writers could use the extra time to catch up on all the angles they missed in …

Massive manhunt under way for Quebec inmates who escaped using helicopter

It took less than a minute.<p>A helicopter descended out of the evening sky into the middle of a prison yard. Three inmates jumped aboard and before anyone could stop it, the helicopter was airborne again, last seen taking the escapees somewhere to the west of the Quebec provincial prison in …

Crime

NBA finals: can Spurs take the heat in the great air-con conspiracy?

Tinfoil hats on: did Gregg Popovich sabotage the air conditioning in an attempt to cramp up LeBron James? No. But never mind…<p>The San Antonio Spurs have staked out a 1-0 series lead in the 2014 NBA Finals – but that wasn't the biggest headline after they beat the Miami Heat 110-95 in Thursday …

Basketball

Cut the Cramp: Why LeBron James Deserves a Break

Why the reaction to LeBron's Game 1 exit is the worst<p>Have you ever woken up at 3 a.m. with a cramp after a night of drinking? Sure you have.<p>Your sad …

Lebron James

Gregg Popovich Claims Responsibility for Broken AC in Game 1 of NBA Finals

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich's dry sense of humor is well documented by now. The latest installment mocks outlandish conspiracy theories holding that the franchise had something to do with an air conditioning system malfunction during Game 1 at the AT&T Center.<p>Asked about a …

Authorities: Georgia courthouse attacker prepared to inflict mayhem

Dennis Marx wore body armor and a gas mask. He brandished an assault rifle, an assortment of grenades, "all kinds of ammunition" and even used his silver Nissan SUV as a weapon of sorts, according to authorities. The 48-year-old man toted his own water supply and flexible handcuffs, presumably to …

Freed Taliban Commander Tells Relative He’ll Fight Americans Again

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - One of the five Taliban leaders freed from Guantanamo Bay in return for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's release has pledged to return to fight Americans in Afghanistan, according to a fellow militant and a relative.<p>"After arriving in Qatar, Noorullah Noori kept insisting he would go to …

Afghanistan

Leading Jamaican Newspaper Endorses Marriage Equality

"It is unassailable logic" that a ban on same-sex couples marrying "represents an assault on the principle of equality of people," via the Jamaica Gleaner.<p>One of Jamaica's leading daily newspapers called for the elimination of the country's ban on marriage equality and its law criminalizing sodomy …