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Last Sochi Shot: Three Combat Amputees Take Aim at Gold

Redemption for American hockey fans, stung by a pair of bitter Olympic losses to Canada, now rests largely on one skating line featuring three combat veterans who, between them, have lost five legs on the battlefield.<p>The trio –- two retired Marines wounded in Afghanistan and a former U.S. soldier …

Yankees plan to hold Michael Pineda to an innings limit

New York hopes that they can limit Pineda's innings voluntarily in 2014.<p>Yankees right hander Michael Pineda is still considered the better half of the trade that sent Jesus Montero to Seattle before the 2012 season. Unfortunately for Montero, Pineda has never pitched an inning for the Yankees.<p>The …

Nick Saban says NFL teams will regret passing on QB AJ McCarron

Nick Saban, who coached AJ McCarron at Alabama, said he thinks that NFL teams are underselling just how good the quarterback will be at the next …

Alabama Football: Talented WR Corps Will Ease Transition for New QB

For the first time since the spring of 2011, Alabama is searching for a new quarterback.<p>With AJ McCarron gone, Blake Sims, Alec Morris, Parker McLeod, Cooper Bateman and David Cornwell will battle for the spot this spring, with Florida State transfer Jacob Coker joining the mix this summer.<p>Whoever …

College Football

Steve Smith to Panthers: There will be 'blood and guts everywhere'

Put your goggles on.<p>Convinced that Steve Smith's skills are decaying with age, the Carolina Panthers handed the almost 35-year-old wideout his walking papers on Thursday. That of course isn't sitting well with the outspoken five-time Pro Bowler, who painted a scene straight out of <i>The Walking Dead</i> …