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last updated: Sun, 13 Mar 2011 01:45:03 EST

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: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:00:13 GMT2014-08-19T21:00:13Z

Glazers rule out selling Manchester United for at least five years
Fans anger flared up again after shock loss to Swansea
Thomas Müller turned down astronomical offer to join club
Marcos Rojo set to complete £16m move to Old Trafford

The Glazers have no plans to sell Manchester United in the near future, with the clubs controversial American owners determined to be in place for at least the next five years.

The news will not be well received by those supporters who harbour on-going discontent at the familys ownership model, which heaped around £700m of debt on to the club when Malcolm Glazer bought it in 2005.

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last updated: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 03:36:34 GMT

Athletics Hit Bump After Trade for Jon Lester
The Athletics, who have played below .500 since the deal, had the playoffs in mind when they sent Yoenis Cespedes to Boston for the ace pitcher.






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last updated: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 14:59:02 EDT

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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Williams, Federer win titles
World number one Serena Williams won her first ever Cincinnati Open, and her 62nd career WTA title, by brushing aside Ana Ivanovic 6-4, 6-1.

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Li Na ruled out of grand slam
Twenty-four hours after Rafael Nadal revealed he was a doubt for Flushing Meadows, China's Li Na had confirmed she won't be playing -- her troublesome knee the culprit.

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Tiger Woods out of Ryder Cup
Tiger Woods, who quit a recent PGA Tour event because of back spasms, withdrew Wednesday from consideration for the United States Ryder Cup team, the golfer announced on his website.

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McIlroy wins in darkness
Rory McIlroy battles back from a poor start to claim his second straight major title in the fading gloom of Valhalla Sunday with a one-shot victory over Phil Mickelson in the PGA Championship.

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18 amazing major golf photos
From Seve's "spine-shivering" moment to Jack Nicklaus' "perfect explosion," photographer David Cannon has captured many of golf's defining images ahead of his 100th major tournament at this week's PGA Championship.

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The joy of beating a champion
With a four-time world champion teammate as his benchmark, Daniel Ricciardo admits that his first season at Red Bull has gone better than he could have dreamed.

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F1 team turns into a cartoon
Go behind the scenes of McLaren's hit animation series "Tooned" with drivers Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen.

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'Boats' set sail in desert race
Over 300 miles from the nearest ocean, competitors in one of the world's fastest sailing races prepare for battle.

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The weekend's winners & losers
The French season is already up and running and the English Premier League has returned to action, while Spanish clubs continue to prepare for the start of La Liga. So who were the weekend's winners and losers?

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India's ancient sport revived
If you grew up in India, chances are you played kabaddi as a child.

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Why Chelsea will win EPL title
Last season Jose Mourinho wrote off the title of hopes of his "little horse" -- but now he has a squad primed to dethrone English Premier League champion Manchester City.

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Stripping athlete loses gold
Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad was stripped of his 3,000m steeplechase gold medal

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Robin Williams -- Cycling fan
He might have been best known for his acting career, but Robin Williams, who has died aged 63, was a cycling fanatic who counted among his friends Lance Armstrong and five-time Tour de France winner Eddy Merckx.

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Cycling: Can Armstrong be forgiven?
Sometimes sorry is not enough, and Lance Armstrong's "apologies" have left some of his former close friends recoiling in anger -- but others believe the disgraced cycling champion deserves a second chance.

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Man Utd maximize noodle power
Paint, wine and noodles -- three things which won't help Manchester United on the football pitch, but are helping swell the club's bank balance.

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World's best 'out of office' note?
"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 -- he once left home and came back four years later after cycling the globe.

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Armstrong: 'I never get crap'
He admits to having a "f**k you" attitude, but Lance Armstrong insists he "never gets crap" from the public following his long-awaited doping admission -- which has left him in a battle with the U.S. government.

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How does Armstrong feel now?
CNN's Alex Thomas talks to CNN.com writer, Matt Majendie about his interview with Lance Armstrong.

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Football: Barca appeals transfer ban
Luis Suarez could be the last big-money signing top European club Barcelona makes for quite some time.

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Tennis: Becker shocked by critics
It wasn't often Boris Becker was caught out by a barrage of volleys on the court -- but even the tennis great says he was stunned by the level of criticism he received after being appointed as Novak Djokovic's coach.

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Football: Arsenal faces nervy night
There's a $33 million prize on offer -- but Arsenal's hopes of securing the cash are on the line.

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Football: Suarez plays in friendly
Cleared to take part in football-related activities last week by the highest sports court in the world, Luis Suarez was unveiled to Barcelona fans amid chants of "Suarez, Suarez, Suarez" on Monday.

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Motorsport: Teen to make F1 history
Red Bull's Max Verstappen will make Formula One history in 2015, as the youngest driver in the history of the sport.

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Football: Chelsea signings shine
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said last week his Blues were title contenders in the Premier League. With the amount of money Chelsea continues to spend on players, many would say he was stating the obvious.

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Tennis: Nadal to miss U.S. Open
Injuries have been an ever present in Rafael Nadal's career and the 14-time grand slam champion suffered more heartache Monday when he was forced to pull out of the U.S. Open as the defending champion.

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Football: Wins for Man City, Liverpool
Reigning English Premier League champions Manchester City began the new season as they ended the last, at the top of the table.

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Golf: Redemption for South Korean
She'd spent all year hoping to win her first British Open, but Inbee Park has bounced back from last month's crushing disappointment.

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The physics of land sailing
Shirley Robertson masters the art of land sailing before the fastest race of her life.

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Inside $67M superyacht hotel
London's new superyacht hotel is so enormous that when it first arrived in the city, authorities had to lower the water level by five meters just to fit it under a bridge.

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Sailing in the desert
CNN's Shirley Robertson visits the most iconic location on the planet for land yachting.

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Another chance for Rose?
With the 25th anniversary of Pete Rose's ban from baseball looming, take a peek at Rachel's interview with the Hit King.

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Hall of Fame: Talking the game
Three Hall of Famers discuss the biggest issues facing baseball - and welcome newest member Greg Maddux

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Mark Messier: Follow the leader
The ex-Ranger captain on New York's trip back to the Stanley Cup Final, Wayne Gretzky, and yes, the famous guarantee.

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Death's door to golden gladiator
Born without the lower portion of his spine, Kurt Fearnley was given just a week to live. But he has defied those odds to become one of Australia's most successful athletes, winning gold at the Paralympics and conquering treacherous challenges on land and sea.

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Fast track: Cyclist makes history
In the space of just 10 months, Jedidiah Amoako-Ackah went from being a student in Scotland with no competitive sporting history to becoming Ghana's first international track cyclist.

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'Warrior runner' who won't quit
Her surname means "fighter" or "warrior" -- and Christine Ohuruogu has done her best to fulfill that prophecy throughout a stellar running career of glorious peaks and painful troughs.

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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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5 things to watch this season
The World Cup has been over for just a month, yet the European football season has already begun.

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Man City signs $53M Mangala
Manchester City just can't stop spending money as the English Premier League champions forked out a reported $53 million to sign French international defender Eliaquim Mangala from Portuguese club Porto.

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Ronaldo stars for new-look Real
James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos make their debuts but it is Real Madrid's old stager that steals the show as a Cristiano Ronaldo double helps the European champions to a 2-0 UEFA Super Cup triumph over Sevilla.

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Show jumper's big home pressure
French show jumping star, Kevin Staut talks to CNN about his training for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.

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Hobnobbing with horsey crowd
They are both staples, or should that be stables, of Britain's social season attracting hoards of horsey types, high-class schmoozers and the odd royal.

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Most dangerous sports shoes?
When you're buying new shoes, wouldn't it be nice to find a pair made for your feet alone? These animals know that luxury.

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World's largest teepee city
A mini metropolis of teepees sprawls across the parched plains, and in the early hours of the morning the first to rise are the children.

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Tom Cruise heads to the races
Show me the money! Tom Cruise's glorious day at the races

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Training world's best horses
As a trainer, Aidan O'Brien has been dominating European Group 1 races and is seeking an 11th Irish Derby win with Australia.

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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, 20 Aug 2014 14:00:00 GMT

Swansea signs Federico Fernandez
SWANSEA City has signed Argentina defender Federico Fernandez from Napoli on a four-year contract for a reported $14.6 million.

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last updated: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:37:52 PDT

Manziel extends middle finger to Redskins
Browns quarterabck Johnny Manziel extended his middle finger toward the Washington Redskins bench after a third-quarter incompletion during Monday night's preseason game.

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Braves 11, Pirates 3
Andrew McCutchen was back. Jordy Mercer was back. The lineup looked good. The pitching matchup seemed good. Things started off better than Monday, with a good first by Francisco Liriano. So for an inning, things were looking up. Then Liriano couldn’t put away pitcher Aaron Harang with two strikes, two outs, and a man on […]

Andrew McCutchen was back. Jordy Mercer was back. The lineup looked good. The pitching matchup seemed good. Things started off better than Monday, with a good first by Francisco Liriano.

So for an inning, things were looking up. Then Liriano couldn’t put away pitcher Aaron Harang with two strikes, two outs, and a man on second, and Harang’s first RBI of the season made it 1-0. Then a 1-2-3 bottom half of the inning. Then two quick hits to start the third, and then…boom. 4-0, and the “doomed” feeling was back. And then the “holy crap this is an absolute disaster” feeling was also back, as the Braves added on and on and on for the second night in a row.

There’s still time to turn it around, but this collapse – no point in denying it, that’s what this is at this point – has dumped the Pirates from a good position to a precarious one. You hate to think it but this really is exactly what 2011 and 2012 felt like in late August.  It’s a dark place to be as a fan. Is this a better team that can avoid what happened to those two? I’d like to think so, but with the way this group has pitched, and the upcoming schedule they are about to face…gulp.


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Original article: Braves 11, Pirates 3

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