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  • Minnesota's leading receiver Barker quits team

    Minnesota receiver A.J. Barker quit the team Sunday in a blistering email to coach Jerry Kill that he subsequently made public through his personal blog, the messy fallout triggered by their conflict about the treatment of the junior's sprained right ankle.

  • Column: Waking up echoes? Or knees knocking?

    That sound emanating from South Bend this week isn't the echoes of past greatness waking up. It's the knees of everyone with a stake in Notre Dame football knocking together. It's been a long time since they had anything to be nervous about.

  • 2016 US Women's Amateur headed to Rolling Green GC

    The United States Golf Association says the 2016 U.S. Women's Amateur Championship will be held at Rolling Green Golf Club in Springfield, Pa., outside Philadelphia.

  • D.C. United's Nick DeLeon (18) celebrates his goal with Lewis Neal, right, during the first half of an MLS Eastern Conference Championship soccer game against the Houston Dynamo, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    FLOYD: United's future bright thanks to postseason run

    As Dwayne De Rosario fought back tears, the D.C. United captain could hardly speak. It was a stunning sight, really, to see such raw emotion out of a figure celebrated as a commanding presence on the pitch. Vulnerability is not a trait one associates with the 34-year-old.

  • Marlins salary dump to Toronto finalized

    The Miami Marlins' latest payroll purge received final approval Monday from the commissioner's office, and as the team's top baseball executive began to discuss the deal during a conference call, a bad connection generated waves of reverberating noise that filled the phone line.

  • Georgia Tech claims spot in ACC title game at 6-5

    A team that was routed at home by Middle Tennessee and fired its defensive coordinator at midseason will get a chance to play for a BCS bowl bid.

  • Gisela Dulko retires from tennis at 27

    Former top-ranked doubles player Gisela Dulko of Argentina has retired from tennis, finishing her career with four singles titles and 17 in doubles.

  • Denver Broncos running back Willis McGahee (23) is slow to get up after a run against the San Diego Chargers in the second quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, in Denver. McGahee left the game. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

    Willis McGahee diagnosed with torn knee ligament

    The lockers of the running backs who might take Willis McGahee's spot in the Broncos lineup are conveniently lined up, four in a row.

  • Washington Wizards guard Jordan Crawford pauses on the court during the first half of an NBA game against the Indiana Pacers on Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, in Washington. The Pacers won 96-89. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Wizards lose to Pacers, fall to 0-9 for worst start in franchise history

    They were hoping to avoid historical futility. With a win on Monday night against the Indiana Pacers, the Washington Wizards would avoid a dreaded 0-9 start, the worst in franchise history. They were unsuccessful.

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