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  • Column: Football without Ferguson? Unthinkably sad

    Football without Alex Ferguson? Like Britain without the queen or gin without tonic, it seems almost unthinkable.

  • Charles Woodson to visit with Raiders on Tuesday

    Charles Woodson has another team interested in signing him.

  • Beckham's role after retirement to remain global

    After David Beckham's long and distinguished soccer career ends on an artificial turf field in northwestern France, his life promises to be perhaps even more glamorous than it already has been.

  • St. Martin, Kane, Moulson are Lady Byng finalists

    Islanders forward Matt Moulson, Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane and Lightning forward Martin St. Louis are the three finalists for the NHL's Lady Byng Trophy, the league's sportsmanship award.

  • Russia's Alexander Ovechkin, left, competes with Ryan Carter of team USA during the 2013 Ice Hockey IIHF World Championships Group B Quarterfinal match Russia vs USA in Helsinki, Finland on Thursday May 16, 2013. (AP Photo/LEHTIKUVA / Martti Kainulainen)

    U.S. dominates Alex Ovechkin, Russia in world championships

    Paul Stastny had two goals and two assists and Craig Smith had five assists on Thursday to give the United States an 8-3 win over Russia and a spot in the semifinals.

  • Germany's national soccer team head coach Joachim Loew attends a press conference in Frankfurt, Germany , Germany, Thursday May 16, 2013. Loew announced the line-up for the trip to the USA with the friendly matches against Ecuador in Boca Raton on May 29 and versus the US team in Washington June 2, 2013. (AP Photo/dpa, Nicolas Armer)

    Depleted Germany roster for U.S. friendly at RFK Stadium

    Coach Joachim Loew has called up four newcomers for Germany's friendlies against Ecuador and the United States, with the stars of Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund absent because of their Champions League final.

  • AP PHOTOS: A look back at Beckham's career

    David Beckham won league titles with four clubs in four countries in a long career that included a record 115 appearances for England. The soccer superstar who also became a fashion icon and a global celebrity announced Thursday that he will retire at the end of the season.

  • Golf Capsules

    Keegan Bradley had no thoughts about a course record, or the possibility of a 59, after consecutive bogeys in the middle of his opening round at the Byron Nelson Championship.

  • Memphis Grizzlies Marc Gasol reacts to a call against him during a play against the Oklahoma City Thunder in the second half of Game 5 of their Western Conference Semifinals NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, May 15, 2013. Memphis won 88-84. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)

    NBA playoffs: Grizzlies oust Thunder as rebound continues

    Memphis is headed to the Western Conference finals for the first time in franchise history after beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 88-84 on Wednesday night, finishing off the second-round series in five games. Not bad for a team that seemed to be slashing salary in a bid to stay competitive for years to come.

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