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NCAA basketball: Navy women beat American, earn first NCAA tournament bid
Navy seniors Angela Myers and Cassie Consedine were the first to embrace at center court following a 47-40 victory over American in the Patriot League final Saturday at Alumni Hall. Their improbable journey from the depths of the league standings four seasons ago to champions was complete, and ah...

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last updated: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:38:45 GMT2014-09-17T14:38:45Z

Vincent Kompany says Manchester City must win their group

City were pipped to second place in their group by Bayern last year and their captain knows they must avoid a repeat
City beaten by Bayern at the Etihad

The mission for Manchester City in Bavaria on Wednesday eveningis to prove their Champions League lesson has been learned. With Manuel Pellegrini hoping for a mature campaign from his team, avoid defeat may be the managers final words before facing a Bayern Munich side who overran City at the Etihad Stadium last season.

The match ended in a 3-1 defeat a lesson handed out by Pep Guardiolas side and, despite winning the reverse fixture 3-2, the group ended with both teams tied on 16 points, with Bayern top on head-to-head results.

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last updated: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 04:35:38 GMT

Adam Scott Drops Steve Williams as His Caddie
Williams, 50, had expressed a desire to scale back the number of weeks he spent on the road, a plan that did not appeal to Scott.






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last updated: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:47:06 EDT

Boy, 15, attracts top clubs
He's just 15 -- but the sky is the limit for a young Norwegian football star who has already represented his country at senior level and is being chased by some of Europe's top clubs.

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Dutch stunned by Czechs
No one in the Netherlands will be panicking yet but this isn't how the Dutch wanted to start their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign. Fresh off a third-place showing at the World Cup, the Oranje lost to the Czech Republic.

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Winning start for England
England and Spain make successful starts to the qualifying campaign for the 2016 European Championship finals with victories in their opening games.

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'Crocodile' who broke all the rules
His distinctive crocodile logo is seen on clothing all over the world, but Rene Lacoste also left a lasting legacy in the development of tennis with his innovative creations.

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Cilic claims first slam title
The U.S. Open final between Marin Cilic and Kei Nishikori was no contest. Cilic crushed Nishikori to open his grand slam account, and if he keeps playing like this, the Big Four had better watch out.

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Nishikori a trailblazer for Japan
With his heroics in New York, Kei Nishikori has blazed a trail through history. And if he can beat world No. 1 Novak Djokovic in Saturday's semifinals, he will achieve something no other Japanese tennis player has done.

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South Korean's major record
She's just 19 but Hyo Joo Kim is already showing she's ready for the big time after recording the lowest ever round at a major championship.

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$10M fast track to retirement?
A cool $10 million is up for grabs for the winner of golf's FedEx Cup on Sunday -- and Masters champion Bubba Watson says claiming it will bring forward his retirement from the game.

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How the Ryder rivalry began
CNN's Living Golf looks back at the history of the Ryder Cup and the shaping of golf's greatest rivalry.

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Ferrari chief steps down
With Ferrari currently enduring one of its least competitive Formula 1 seasons in years, the man who helped the team to the top of the sport is to step down as chairman.

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Schumacher leaves hospital
Former F1 champion Michael Schumacher has been discharged from a Swiss hospital and is returning to his home, where he'll continue his recovery from head injuries suffered in a skiing accident last year.

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Five soccer stars in the making
The Champions League is back -- but do you know who the rising stars of this year's competition are likely to be?

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Will ocean racers take on Arctic?
Robert Molnar has a vision: an ocean race from New York to the Canadian Pacific city of Victoria, via the Arctic.

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Golfer wins space trip
After a hole-in-one at the KLM Open in Amsterdam, golfer Andy Sullivan has won a prize that is truly out of this world.

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Rethinking disability through sport
Ghana isn't the easiest place for people with disabilities. That might change, as the country's Paralympic athletes try to change public perceptions using sport.

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Ice hockey in the desert
Among fans it's football first in the UAE, but a group of semi-pro ice hockey players are leading the way for national pride and international respect.

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Norman's chainsaw 'escape'
Golf legend Greg Norman says he's lucky to still have his left hand after a chainsaw accident.

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See baby born ... or win $11M?
It's a big dilemma: Be with your wife for the birth of your first child, or stay at work with the hope of an $11 million payday. For golfer Billy Horschel, it's a no-brainer.

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Inside surreal horse playground
A mascot called Norman, spectators buying saddles, a Les Miserables soundtrack and an accredited canine -- it must be the World Equestrian Games.

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Rice's wife stands by husband
Janay Rice, wife of suspended NFL player Ray Rice, slammed the media Tuesday but stood by her husband.

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NFL: Commissioner under pressure
Ray Rice is out of a job. An increasing number of critics think National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell, the man in charge of disciplining the star player, should be next.

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Ravens star sacked
The Baltimore Ravens have terminated the contract of running back Ray Rice, the team announced Monday, the same day a shocking video surfaced showing the NFL star punching his then-fiancee in February.

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Tiger & Rory: Rivals and friends
Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy reveal what they really think each other, plus Tiger on whether he'll win another major.

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Football: Gerrard spares Reds blushes
After an absence of five years, Liverpool show a familiar penchant for drama in the European Champions League as a last-gasp Steven Gerrard penalty secures a 2-1 win over Bulgarian minnows Ludogorets.

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Why don't Bali girls like surfing?
It's a surfer's paradise -- but Diah Rahayu is out on her own when it comes to professional women's wave-riding in her native Bali. Unlike many Indonesian girls, she's right at home on the beach.

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Scotland's OTHER vote
The referendum on Scottish independence from the United Kingdom is not the only landmark vote about to be made north of the border.

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Scotland's sporting glories
Scottish sport's Top 10

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Football: Can Real end Cup jinx?
Real Madrid is aiming to become the first team to successfully defend its European Cup title since competition revamp in 1992.

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Golf: Horschel's double triumph
Billy Horschel is $11.4m richer after getting the better of world number one Rory McIlroy and fellow American Jim Furyk to win the Tour Championship Sunday and clinch the FedEx Cup.

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Football: 'New start' - Van Gaal
"This is the start of the new Manchester United," trumpeted Louis Van Gaal after his expensively rebuilt side kick started its Premier League campaign with a 4-0 victory over Queens Park Rangers at Old Trafford Sunday.

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Golf: Teenager Kim wins Evian
A two-shot swing on the final hole of the final women's major of the season sees South Korean teenager Hyo-Joo Kim clinch a remarkable victory in the Evian Championship at the expense of Karrie Webb of Australia.

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Tennis: Federer puts Swiss in final
Roger Federer beats Fabio Fognini to give Switzerland an unbeatable 3-1 lead over in the Davis Cup semifinal in Geneva.

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Tennis: France ousts champion
The French take an unassailable 3-0 lead over defending champions, the Czech Republic in their semifinal tie at Roland Garros.

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Motorsport: Rossi's home win
Misano is home from home for Italian legend Valentino Rossi so it was fitting he would secure his first win of the 2014 season at the circuit on the Adriatic Riviera Sunday and reach another milestone in his remarkable career.

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Football: Atletico win Madrid derby
Goals from Tiago and Arda Turan earned Atletico Madrid a 2-1 win over city rivals Real Madrid at the Bernabeu on Saturday.

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Football: Man City drop more points
A superb volley from Alexis Sanchez was canceled out late on by Martin Demichelis as Manchester City and Arsenal played out an entertaining 2-2 draw in the English Premier League on Saturday.

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Heroes' welcome for Germany
The streets of Berlin have turned black, red and gold as tens of thousands of flag-waving fans gather in the German capital to welcome home the nation's World Cup-winning footballers.

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Sherman: Everything's covered
The Seattle corner takes on all topics, including the Seahawks' chances to repeat, the White House & Ferguson.

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Coach K: A golden moment
The Duke legend talks coaching Team USA in the World Cup & the NBA stars he hopes to lead to the gold medal in Spain

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Jim Kelly: After cancer
In this excerpt, Kelly talks of the joy of hearing his cancer appears to be gone. Full interview airs on CNN's Unguarded.

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'Crazy' recipe for beach success
His friends said he was crazy, but a regime involving trash cans and coconuts has helped Vinicius Font become a surprise star in the world of beach tennis.

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The best reply to racist abuse?
When a young girl called Australian sports star Adam Goodes "an ape," the Aboriginal AFL legend took the chance to make a public stand against racism -- highlighting the battles faced by the country's indigenous peoples.

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Explorer discovers 'microadventure'
"Sorry -- the sun is shining so I've gone to sleep on a hill." When adventurer Alastair Humphreys leaves an "out of office" message, it's for real.

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Rugby in Brazil's favelas
CNN's Christina MacFarlane meets two brothers who have introduced Rugby Sevens to the Brazilian favelas.

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Oval ball vs. round ball in Brazil
Rugby arrived in Brazil at the same time as football, but only one of them took hold. Until now...

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Cruise breaks new ice in Arctic
The trip costs from $20,000 to $150,000. For the money, you get a month crossing the world's final ocean frontier.

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Is this the 'Everest' of sailing?
Volvo Ocean Race: The 'Everest' of sailing

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The hottest rider in horse world?
The World Equestrian Games is over for another four years, with the sport's stars having set new standards of excellence in France. Who was the best of the best? Check out the highlights here...

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Leading China's charge
Chinese equestrian Alex Hua Tian on representing China and his hopes for the sport in the country.

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World Equestrian Games review
The Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games concluded after 15 days of competition. CNN Equestrian caught up with the events managing director.

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'I could break bones all day'
She's not so much the pinup girl of British horse racing as the "pinned-together girl." Hayley Turner has been a trailblazer for female jockeys in the UK, but it's taken its toll on her tiny frame -- and she doesn't mind at all.

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Soccer star's racetrack joy
He used to terrorize defenses, but now former Liverpool and England striker Michael Owen is now tearing up the turf after clinching his first Group 1 winner.

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Top trainer's big win
Meet Markus Klug, trainer of Sea The Moon which won this year's German Derby. CNN's Francesca Cumani reports.

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Fox Sports Top Stories RSS feed merging with Breaking News
The Fox Sports Top Stories RSS feed is merging with Breaking News. Please use http://feeds.news.com.au/public/rss/2.0/fs_breaking_news_13.xml instead.

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last updated: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:00:00 GMT

Key Crows players lost faith in Brenton Sanderson
BRENTON Sanderson has paid the price for losing the faith of key Crows players as Adelaide starts a nationwide search for its seventh AFL coach.

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ESPN.com
last updated: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:54:52 PDT

Vikings bar Peterson until case is resolved
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been placed on the NFL's exempt list, which bars him from all team activities until his child-abuse case is resolved, the team said early Wednesday morning.

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Pirates 4, Red Sox 0
It was another “taking care of business” night at PNC as the Pirates opened up their penultimate home series with a shutout win over the last place/defending champion Boston Red Sox. Russell Martin and Starling Marte homered to supply most of the offense, and Charlie Morton put five zeroes on the board – a pleasant surprise […]

It was another “taking care of business” night at PNC as the Pirates opened up their penultimate home series with a shutout win over the last place/defending champion Boston Red Sox.

Russell Martin and Starling Marte homered to supply most of the offense, and Charlie Morton put five zeroes on the board – a pleasant surprise to most as he pitched for the first time in over a month. The new-look and old-look bullpen combined to shut it down for Morton: Bobby Lafromboise, John Holdzkom, Jared Hughes, Tony Watson, and Mark Melancon all contributed to the shutout.

The win moves the Bucs to within 2.5 of the first place Cards, who lost to the Brewers on Tuesday. It’s hard to decide who to root for in that series – obviously the ultimate goal is to win the division, but that’s still going to be an uphill climb since St Louis has a cakewalk schedule the rest of the way, and it would be nice to pad the lead (still just 1.5) on the Brewers before they come to town this weekend. Regardless, either outcome is a good one for the Pirates if they can keep beating a bad Boston team.


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Original article: Pirates 4, Red Sox 0

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