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Cubs hire Maddon as manager, fire Renteria
CHICAGO (AP) -- Joe Maddon has been hired as manager of the Cubs after the team fired Rick Renteria....
Kentucky earns No. 1 nod in AP preseason poll
The story seems to be the same every season at Kentucky: Lose star players to the NBA, replace them with another group of one-and-doners, compete for a national championship....
Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon resigns
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon resigned Friday, setting the stage for new leadership at the top of one of the nation's most prominent athletic departments....
Giants players smile, mug for crowd during parade
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Under gray skies and a steady mist, tens of thousands of San Francisco Giants fans watched their favorite players take photos, wave and mug for the crowd from atop double-decker buses, as the team's victory parade wound through downtown on its way to City Hall....
RG3 can't wait to get started again
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) -- After six-plus games on the sideline, Robert Griffin III is back as the quarterback of the Washington Redskins....
Judge suggests it's OK for Redskins to sue Indians
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) -- A federal judge seems to think Native Americans offended by the Washington Redskins team name are properly being sued by the NFL franchise....
Vikings' Robison has had a pain in the butt
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) -- Brian Robison has had quite the pain in the butt....
In the Nevada desert, a team elevates a town
ALAMO, Nev. (AP) -- Life follows a familiar pattern in this impossibly green valley straddling a two-lane highway in the middle of the Nevada desert....
Chicago Marathon champion Jeptoo fails doping test
STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (AP) -- Leading female marathoner Rita Jeptoo of Kenya failed a doping test a few weeks before winning her second consecutive Chicago Marathon, her agent and national federation said Friday....
All Blacks in Chicago for exhibition vs. USA Rugby
CHICAGO (AP) -- America's history on rugby's world stage can be summed up in two sentences....