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| Friday, 19-Dec-2014 21:13 EST
|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.
Tour champ Contador banned for doping
MADRID, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Reigning Tour de France Champion Alberto Contador confirmed Wednesday he has been banned from the sport for a year after a positive drug test.
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.
Solo McKinley climber rides out earthquake
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- A Minnesota adventurer rode out a moderate earthquake while stuck in a snow-encased trench on Alaska's Mount McKinley, his expedition manager said.
ASP adds Long Island surfing contest
LONG BEACH, N.Y., Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Long Island will be the venue of the inaugural $1 million Quicksilver Pro New York this autumn, the Association of Surfing Professionals announced Wednesday.
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.
Ex-USC player sues school over accident
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Former University of Southern California running back Stafon Johnson says he has sued the school and a coach over a 2009 weightlifting accident.
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.
Winter does its part for polar bear swim
WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- A "Keep Winter Cold" swim in the Potomac River in Maryland to raise awareness of climate change had no trouble meeting that goal for one day at least.
Filipinos find missing U.S. sailboat
CEBU CITY, Philippines, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- A missing catamaran with five Americans aboard was found and rescued Sunday, the Philippine Coast Guard said.
Armstrong's career ends amid allegations
ADELAIDE, Australia, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- The international cycling career of Lance Armstrong ended Sunday in Adelaide, Australia, amid more doping allegations.
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.
Waves blamed for swimmer's death
WOLLONGONG, Australia, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Police say freak waves caused the drowning drowning death of a man Friday at a beach near Wollongong, south of Sydney.
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.
Illegal hormone use, 'severe' consequences
BOSTON, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Illicit use of human growth hormone among young U.S. male weightlifters ages 18-40 threaten "potentially severe public health consequences," researchers found.