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Orioles right-hander Yovani Gallardo was one of baseball’s best-hitting pitchers during his seven years in the National League playing for the Milwaukee Brewers, but the opportunity to show off his skills at the plate haven’t come very often over the past two years in the American League. With...

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  • Missy Franklin falters as newcomers dominate U.S. Olympic swimming trials

    Missy Franklin falters as newcomers dominate U.S. Olympic swimming trials

    Missy Franklin seems to be everywhere at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials. The video boards at CenturyLink Center play clips of the four-time Olympic gold medalist reading a heartfelt letter to her parents and promoting swim lessons. Children wear blue T-shirts with Franklin’s name on the back....

  • Caitlyn Jenner dons medal for 'Sports Illustrated' cover

    Caitlyn Jenner dons medal for 'Sports Illustrated' cover

    NEW YORK (AP) — Caitlyn Jenner is appearing on the cover of "Sports Illustrated" wearing her gold medal 40 years after her 1976 decathlon Olympic win. Jenner told the magazine she had a complicated relationship with the medal and had kept it in drawers and in a safe, but never on display. Jenner,...

  • Rio CEO: Security is biggest concern for Olympics

    Rio CEO: Security is biggest concern for Olympics

    The chief organizer of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics says security is his top concern, well ahead of the Zika virus. Sidney Levy, CEO of the Rio Organizing Committee, said Tuesday that keeping athletes and visitors safe from terrorism and other crime is his No. 1 top priority. He called the biggest...

  • Jason Day withdraws from Rio Olympics because of Zika virus concerns

    Jason Day withdraws from Rio Olympics because of Zika virus concerns

    Jason Day is not going to the Olympics because of the Zika virus, costing golf its No. 1 player as it returns from a century-long absence at the games.  The sport has lost two of its biggest stars in the last week. Rory McIlroy, a four-time major champion, also said Zika will keep him from competing...

  • Michael Phelps starts fast with top time in 200-meter butterfly at Olympic Trials

    Michael Phelps starts fast with top time in 200-meter butterfly at Olympic Trials

    Michael Phelps finally made it to the pool at Olympic Trials on Tuesday and easily posted the best qualifying time of the morning in the 200-meter butterfly despite "dragging" his legs through the preliminary heat.

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  • Penn State, Auburn schedule two-game football series

    Penn State, Auburn schedule two-game football series

    Auburn will make its first regular-season football trip to the Big Ten in 2021, when it visits Penn State for a non-conference game. The schools Monday announced a two-game series for 2021-22. Penn State will host Auburn for the first game and visit Jordan-Hare Stadium in 2022. Both games are scheduled...

  • FSU players receive 'state champion' rings

    FSU players receive 'state champion' rings

    Florida State is proudly proclaiming that it is the undisputed champion of the state. The Seminoles beat Miami, Florida and USF this past season. To celebrate the undefeated run against in-state foes, FSU provided its football players and staff with a “state championship” ring from the 2015 campaign....

  • Kids get a hand from Midshipmen

    Kids get a hand from Midshipmen

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  • Bill Plaschke: I regret marginalizing Pat Summitt's greatness

    Bill Plaschke: I regret marginalizing Pat Summitt's greatness

    It was a battle of unbeatens, the Sparks hosting the Minnesota Lynx, one of the biggest regular-season games in WNBA history, the story of the season. Sadly, for me, it wasn’t even the story of the day. Last week I planned to visit Staples Center to write about what could have been a very nice...

  • Appreciation: Pat Summitt used the sport to empower women

    Appreciation: Pat Summitt used the sport to empower women

    Needing yet another men's basketball coach, Tennessee officials turned to the one person they thought would be perfect to take over the Volunteers program. Pat Summitt said no. She wasn't interested in the job in 1994 after Wade Houston was forced out, and she turned it down again when Jerry Green...

  • Past few days 'difficult' for former Tennessee coach Pat Summitt

    Past few days 'difficult' for former Tennessee coach Pat Summitt

    Pat Summitt's family said Sunday that the last few days have been difficult for the former Tennessee women's basketball coach as her Alzheimer's disease progresses. Amid reports of Summitt's failing health, her family issued a statement asking for prayers and saying that the 64-year-old Summitt...

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Towson's Gavin Class recovers from end of football journey to find 'enlightening' opportunity at Transplant Games

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  • Argentina's president promises to lobby Lionel Messi to stay

    Argentina's president promises to lobby Lionel Messi to stay

    Argentine President Mauricio Macri said Tuesday he had spoken by telephone with Messi, who announced his shock resignation from the Argentine national team following the loss Sunday to Chile in the Copa America final. Messi returned Monday to Argentina, but has not spoken publicly. Marci said he...

  • U.S. women's national team reveals new home kit for Rio Olympics

    U.S. women's national team reveals new home kit for Rio Olympics

    The U.S. women's national soccer team revealed Tuesday a new home kit for the upcoming 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. The white Nike kit was created specifically for use in Brazil, and the national team will return to its usual home kit when the Olympics conclude. A blue stripe runs the length of...

  • England flops once again, losing 2-1 to Iceland

    England flops once again, losing 2-1 to Iceland

    NICE, France – Iceland pulled off one of the biggest shocks in European Championship history by beating England 2-1 in the round of 16 on Monday, continuing the astonishing run of the smallest nation at the tournament.  England slumped to its most embarrassing loss in a generation after taking...

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