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Jason Dufner talks retirement; here are five who quit in their primes

<b>By John Strege</b><p>It isn't often that productive athletes retire in the prime of their careers, or at least while still competitive. The most prominent to do so were Sandy Koufax and Jim Brown.<p>Koufax was 30 when he retired after completing a season in which he won 27 games and had an earned run average …

Tiger Woods: Accept the Ice Bucket Challenge or ante up

Tiger Woods has yet to take the plunge, but a host of other PGA and LPGA Tour pros are all in on the newest fad to hit social media -- drenching yourself with freezing cold water and challenging others to do the same or ante up.<p>Tiger Woods -- Tag! You’re It!<p>The former No. 1, whose back was up to …

Cameroon is investigating allegations its World Cup team threw a game against Croatia

Cameroon’s national soccer federation has announced it will investigate whether its team threw a match to Croatia in the World Cup after a notorious match fixer predicted the score (4-0) and that a player would get sent off with a red card.<p>And sure enough, this happened in the match, leading to the …

Match Fixing

Woods is back to golf amid questions about when the real Tiger returns

Tiger Woods back on the golf course is a big deal.<p>There was never any doubt, except for one sarcastic scribe who was walking toward the first tee at Congressional and noticed a sparse gallery for Woods' first appearance in three months. "Tiger really packs them in."<p>This was before realizing a few …

Belgium edge into quarter-finals after De Bruyne and Lukaku sink USA

Marc Wilmots did what everyone seemed to be asking him to do and started the teenaged Divock Origi in this game, only for the Belgian to spend 90 minutes being foiled by Tim Howard like the rest of his team-mates.<p>The Everton goalkeeper played one of the games of his life in taking the tie to extra …

U.S. Goalie Tim Howard's Heroic Effort in the World Cup

Goalkeeper Tim Howard of the USA saves a shot during the FIFA World Cup 2014 round of 16 match between Belgium and the U<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Ali Haider—EPA<p>1 …

Serena Williams' mystery ailment punctuates bizarre day at Wimbledon

Staid old<p>Wimbledongot bounced on its fanny here Tuesday. Somebody sat on the spectacles and broke them. Egad. Somebody else put lowfat milk on the strawberries.<p>Strange things happened. The orderly became disorderly:<p>• An ailing<p>Serena Williamsdefaulted out of a doubles match with her sister Venus …

Serena Williams

Twitter Suffering So Many Feels About U.S. World Cup Loss

Hear that noise? It's just the sound of thousands of American World Cup fans' hearts shattering.<p>The U.S. men's national team put up a hell of a fight …

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Soccer

World Cup Anchor Mike Tirico’s Bizarre History: Reports of Stalking and Sexual Harassment

The man who holds ABC/ESPN's wacky goulash of World Cup punditry together strikes viewers as a paragon of congeniality. But in his early days on air, …

U.S. Loses To Belgium 2-1 In World Cup Thriller

There was no surrender from the United States. But there would be no victory either in its final appearance at the 2014 World Cup.<p>Belgium overcame a historic performance by U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard in a 2-1 win in the Round of 16 at Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador on Tuesday. With Howard making one …

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Tim Howard says 'we will be back' after USA exit 2014 World Cup following 2-1 defeat to Belgium

American goalkeeping hero admits team 'fell short of our dream' following last-16 defeat to Belgium in Salvador<p>Tim Howard admitted <b>USA</b> were close to realising their <b>World Cup</b> ‘dream’ before suffering second round elimination against <b>Belgium</b> in Salvador.<p>Despite Howard’s goalkeeping heroics, which saw …

Soccer

Future's bright for US: Klinsmann

Beaten but unbowed, the United States left the World Cup after losing to Belgium on Tuesday, their disappointment to be going home offset by optimism for the future.<p>The Americans went down 2-1 in an extra-time thriller that ended with both teams' players running themselves to the point of …

What Went Wrong for Jurgen Klinsmann and USMNT vs. Belgium?

Link to Media<p>On Tuesday afternoon, the United States men's national team and their head coach, Jurgen Klinsmann, saw their World Cup run end with a 2-1 extra-time loss to Belgium in the round of 16.<p>Despite a valiant effort from their goalkeeper Tim Howard, the Americans were not able to hold off …

Soccer

USA's elimination and Howard's heroics shows games growth in US

American media and the four major American sports institutions can breathe a sigh of relief today as soccer can return to the status of redheaded stepchild and Teddy Goalsevelt can shave his moustache and hang up his hat: The USA is out of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Finals in Brazil.<p>USA's elimination …

Soccer

Two warriors shone brightest for U.S.

When the World Cup started for the United States in the notorious Group of Death two weeks ago, the outlook was plain and simple – the U.S. would go as far as its defense carried it.<p>Despite the chatter about Klinsmann’s attacking revolution (which rarely materialized against a constant barrage of …

Soccer

Belgium holds off the United States in extra time, 2-1

FIFA World Cup 2014: USA vs. Belgium preview, live commentary and recap.<p><b>More World Cup: United States vs. Belgium Matchtracker | Complete …

Kevin De Bruyne

Report: Oscar Pistorius traumatized

PRETORIA, South Africa -- Oscar Pistorius is severely traumatized after killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year and will become an increasing …

Lillard's 3 clinches series win for Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard couldn't believe when he got a clear look at the rim.<p>With the final buzzer about to sound, he took his shot.<p>"I …

Watch Robin Lopez Posterize Omer Asik in 2nd Half of Blazers-Rockets Game 6

Link to Media<p>Center Robin Lopez isn't exactly the first option for the Portland Trail Blazers on offense...or the second option...or the third.<p>But the big man from Stanford—and bona fide Sideshow Bob lookalike—can still throw it down when he needs to, as Houston Rockets center Omer Asik …

NBA

Shipments of smartphones, tablets, and oh yes, PCs, to top 1.7B

The latest forecast from IDC for smart connected devices sees 1.7 billion shipping in 2014, with around 1 billion of those arriving in emerging markets.<p>The world will see combined shipments of PCs, tablets, and smartphones rise past 1.7 billion next year. And more of those will be headed toward …

Mobile

Samsung announces the Galaxy Ace 3, a low-end LTE/3G smartphone

Samsung has announced another addition to its Galaxy range after it announced the Galaxy Ace 3, a new entry-level smartphone that will support LTE in certain markets.<p>Running Jelly Bean (Android 4.2) and powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor, the Ace 3 sports a 4-inch display and a 5-megapixel …

Associated Press News

The Galaxy S4 Is Samsung’s Fastest Shipping Smartphone Ever

Samsung’s new Galaxy S4 handset is on track to become the company’s “bestselling” smartphone. As long as you define “bestselling” as “bestselling to …

Galaxy S4

Meet the Editor: Manage Your Magazines on the Web

Inside Flipboard / May 9, 2013<p>The “Flip It” button gets a major new expansion today: the Flipboard Editor, which gives all Flipboard curators …

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