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IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon dies in violent crash

by Derrick Johnson on October 17, 2011

Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon was killed Sunday afternoon at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in a fiery 15-car wreck that once again highlights the dangers of auto racing. Wheldon is the first driver to die on the track since 2006, ESPN.com reports. The crash occurred just 11 laps into the 300-lap race and was […]

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David Stern cancels first two weeks of NBA season

by Derrick Johnson on October 11, 2011

The NFL avoided missing any of its season after a prolonged lockout this year, but it looks like the NBA won't be quite as lucky. Commissioner David Stern canceled the first two weeks of the year on Monday after 13 hours of failed negotiations between the players and owners, ESPN.com reports. The talks, which were […]

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Red Sox, Braves complete historic collapses

by Derrick Johnson on September 29, 2011

Though they picked up two high-priced free agents and many people picked them to represent the American League in the World Series, the Boston Red Sox season ended on Wednesday night, completing one of the biggest collapses in baseball history. The Red Sox 4-3 loss, combined with a stunning 8-7 win by the Tampa Bay […]

September has not been kind to the Boston Red Sox, and on Monday night their unprecedented collapse came to a head. The Baltimore Orioles beat the Red Sox 6-3 at Camden Yards, and with the Tampa Bay Rays besting the New York Yankees 5-2, the Red Sox fell into a tie for the Wild Card […]

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Kenyan sets new world record at Berlin Marathon

by Derrick Johnson on September 26, 2011

One of the legends of marathon running had his record broken on Sunday in impressive fashion. Kenya's Patrick Makau won the Berlin Marathon with a time of 2 hours 3 minutes and 38 seconds, shattering the previous mark held by Haile Gebrselassie by 21 seconds, The New York Times reports. Gebrselassie, considered by many to […]

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Novak Djokovic beats Rafael Nadal for his first U.S. Open title

by Derrick Johnson on September 13, 2011

It's hard to have a better year than Novak Djokovic has had in 2011. The No. 1-ranked tennis player captured his third Grand Slam title of the year on Monday, winning the U.S. Open by beating defending champion Rafael Nadal 6-2, 6-4, 6-7 (3), 6-1. Djokovic, who had come back from two sets down to […]

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Green Bay holds on, beats New Orleans on NFL opening night

by Derrick Johnson on September 9, 2011

The NFL season kicked off Thursday night and if it's any indication of things to come it should be a wild one. The defending Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers used their high-powered offense to out-duel the New Orleans Saints 42-34 before 70,555 raucous fans at Lambeau Field. Although the game was filled with scoring, […]

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NCAA hands out suspensions to 12 Miami football players

by Derrick Johnson on August 31, 2011

Weeks after it was revealed that athletes from the University of Miami have been receiving illegal benefits for the better part of the last decade, the NCAA has taken action against some current players. ESPN.com reports that 12 members of the football team have been punished, and eight will miss at least one game of the […]

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Michael Vick signs $100 million contract with Eagles

by Derrick Johnson on August 30, 2011

Michael Vick shocked the football world last season when the resurgent star came off the bench and led the Philadelphia Eagles to the playoffs. Now, the Eagles are rewarding him. According to ESPN.com, Vick and the team agreed to a six-year, $100 million contract that makes him one of the highest paid players in the […]