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| Sunday, 31-Aug-2014 06:12 EDT
|Kevin Durant leaves Timberwolves gasping
Jan. 27--There was admiration and respect in the Timberwolves' locker room Wednesday night at Target Center for Oklahoma City star Kevin Durant, even in the aftermath of another painful, narrow defeat.
Henin again retires from tennis
Justine Henin, just more than a year into her return to competitive tennis, said Wednesday she was retiring again, this time because of an elbow injury.
All in for All-Pro Tom Brady
Jan. 25--It's unanimous: Tom Brady is an NFL All-Pro.
No. 2 Pitt falls to Notre Dame
Jan. 25--Pitt had used unselfish play and teamwork during its flawless Big East start.
Steelers hold off Jets 24-19 to win AFC title
Jan. 24--5/8 -- Pack slight Super Bowl favorite
Steelers withstand Jets' charge in AFC title-game thriller
Jan. 24--Dallas may fancy itself as America's team, but that city is where the Steelers will try to put more distance between themselves and the Cowboys.
Wawrinka beats Roddick at Australian Open
Stanislas Wawrinka ousted Andy Roddick Sunday at the Australian Open, earning a quarterfinals spot against his countryman, world No. 2 Roger Federer.
Steelers defeat Jets, 24-19, to reach Super Bowl
PITTSBURGH -- With a bare-knuckle opening and a hanging-on-by-their-fingernails finish, the Pittsburgh Steelers earned a shot to put another ring on their fingers Sunday, beating the New York Jets, 24-19.
Tomlin, Ryan succeed with different styles
Jan. 23--In the hit Internet video of Bart Scott's angry rant after last week's win over New England, the New York Jets linebacker concludes by yelling "CAN'T WAIT!" referring to tonight's AFC Championship Game against the Steelers at Heinz Field.
Swiss vet Cuche dominates men's downhill
Switzerland's Didier Cuche won the prestigious men's Kitzbuehel World Cup downhill Saturday by nearly a full second over American Bode Miller.
Appellate court deals major blow to Leach in case vs. Tech
Jan. 21--An Amarillo appellate court on Friday dealt a heavy blow to Mike Leach's civil lawsuit against Texas Tech in a ruling that could ultimately land the case on the Texas Supreme Court's doorstep.
'I'm part of something special,' Carl Pavano says as he re-signs with the Twins
Jan. 20--With three offers on the table, Carl Pavano's choice became obvious. He's a Minnesota Twin.
UT partners with ESPN to form TV network
Jan. 19--AUSTIN -- ESPN and the University of Texas announced plans Wednesday to launch a seven-day, 24-hour television network in September that guarantees the school and its marketing partner at least $300 million over 20 years.
Singletary reunited with Frazier as Vikings' linebackers coach
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Vikings remain tight-lipped about their coaching staff changes, but one well-known coach confirmed he's joining Leslie Frazier's staff, one hot candidate is not and a new name entered the discussion.
Lidstrom, Staal are NHL all-star captains
Detroit's Nicklas Lidstrom and Carolina's Eric Staal have
Zenyatta wins Horse of Year
Jan. 18--Zenyatta lost the Breeders' Cup Classic, but she still won horse racing's biggest prize.
Bires: Jets set for Heinz Field return
Jan. 17--Rex Ryan boldly told his team that "we're coming back here," after his New York Jets walked off Heinz Field victorious a little less than a month ago.
Seahawks lose 2 to concussions
CHICAGO -- Seahawks tight end John Carlson and cornerback Marcus Trufant each left Sunday's game after suffering a concussion.
On 31st birthday, Pujols mainly mum on contract negotiations with Cards
Jan. 16--ST. LOUIS -- The obvious question for Albert Pujols on Sunday regarded the progress of contract negotiations with the St. Louis Cardinals.
Sprint to the finish
Jan. 16--After the offseason, an unscheduled day off and two very warm opening rounds to warm up, the PGA Tour's first full-field event of 2011 comes down to 36 holes of extreme golf today at Waialae Country Club.