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  1. Obama, Diddy help Muhammad Ali celebrate 70th

    Associated Press

    Obama, Diddy, others wish Muhammad Ali happy birthday.

    Blog | Conversation | February 19, 2012
  2. New Zealand farmers pitch sheep shearing as Olympic sport

    Associated Press

    WELLINGTON , New Zealand -- A New Zealand farm lobby group says sheep shearing has the potential to become an Olympic demonstration sport. Just don't count on seeing it at London next summer or Rio in 2016. The "time has come to elevate shearing's s...

    Blog | Conversation | January 17, 2012
  3. Yankees GM Brian Cashman rappels down Connecticut building

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    New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman spent part of his weekend rappelling down a 350-foot, 22-story building. Cashman took a few practice runs down the Landmark Building in Stamford, Conn., on Friday morning, and on Sunday he donned an elf...

    Blog | Conversation | December 05, 2011
  4. Elliot Saltman hits hole-in-one, wins his weight in ham

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    MADRID -- Scottish golfer Elliot Saltman made a hole-in-one during his second round at the Madrid Masters to earn a tasty prize -- his body weight in ham. Saltman made the shot from the par-3 third at El Encin Golf Hotel. Heavily cured and salted ha...

    Blog | Conversation | October 07, 2011
  5. College Hall of Fame floods after sprinkler fitting stolen

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    SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Police are blaming the theft of a water sprinkler fitting for an estimated $100,000 in flooding damage to the basement of the College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend, Ind. Police say about two inches of water covered the base...

    Blog | Conversation | September 15, 2011
  6. Cards' Matt Holliday gets moth stuck in his ear

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    ST. LOUIS -- This was a different sort of injury bug for Matt Holliday. In a bizarre episode, a moth got stuck deep in Holliday's right ear, forcing the St. Louis Cardinals star to walk off the field while the Los Angeles Dodgers batted in the eigh...

    Blog | Conversation | August 23, 2011
  7. Mimic Tim Lincecum and get a chance to face him

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    SAN FRANCISCO -- One fortunate fan will get a chance to take swings off Tim Lincecum next spring. The Giants ace is challenging fans to a video competition in which they are asked to duplicate his unorthodox delivery on video for an opportunity to...

    Blog | Conversation | August 09, 2011
  8. Real Madrid signs 7-year-old soccer prodigy 'Leo'

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    MADRID -- Real Madrid has signed a 7-year-old soccer prodigy from Argentina who goes by the name Leo -- just like Lionel Messi. Leonel Angel Coira signed with the Spanish club and will begin training Sept. 6, Madrid spokesman Juan Tapiador told The ...

    Blog | Conversation | August 08, 2011
  9. Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger married in local church

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    PITTSBURGH -- Ben Roethlisberger got the privacy he wanted for his wedding Saturday, with police providing tight security around the church in affluent Ohio Township where he and Ashley Harlan were married and tinted windows on expensive cars leavin...

    Blog | Conversation | July 24, 2011
  10. John Daly misses cut after 13 shots on one hole

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    SILVIS, Ill. -- One drive into thick grass ended John Daly's hopes of making the cut for the first time at the John Deere Classic. Daly needed seven shots, each advancing his ball only a few feet, and a drop to get out of the rough right of the No....

    Blog | Conversation | July 08, 2011
  11. Sepp Blatter asks opera star Placido Domingo to be FIFA adviser

    Associated Press

    LONDON -- Opera great Placido Domingo has been asked by FIFA president Sepp Blatter to join a new committee intended to help clean up world soccer's governing body. Blatter hopes the 70-year-old Spanish-born tenor will sit on a "council of wisdom" ...

    Blog | Conversation | June 06, 2011
  12. Robot to throw out first pitch at Philadelphia Phillies game

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    PHILADELPHIA -- PhillieBot, the one-armed, three-wheeled robot designed by engineers at the University of Pennsylvania, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before Wednesday's game between the Philadelphia Phillies and Milwaukee Brewers. The ...

    Blog | Conversation | April 19, 2011
  13. Michael Jackson statue unveiled at soccer stadium

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    LONDON -- A statue of Michael Jackson has been unveiled outside the stadium of Premier League side Fulham, commemorating the late singer's friendship with the club's chairman. Mohamed Al Fayed danced with children in front of the statue of the "King...

    Blog | Conversation | April 03, 2011
  14. Justin Bieber wins MVP in All-Star celebrity game

    Associated Press

    LOS ANGELES -- Justin Bieber finally won a trophy in L.A. The teen singing sensation, who was shut out at the Grammys, was chosen most valuable player despite playing for the losing team in the NBA All-Star celebrity game on Friday night. Bieber h...

    Blog | Conversation | February 19, 2011
  15. Tiger Woods plays round of golf with servicemen in Dubai

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    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- When the call came to the home of Lt. Col. Michael Rowells, his wife, Molly, assumed it was a joke. Why else would someone insist her husband had won a chance to play a round of golf with Tiger Woods? On Wednesday, t...

    Blog | Conversation | February 09, 2011
  16. Nevada sports books clear small victory margin on Super Bowl bett...

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    LAS VEGAS -- Sports books in Nevada hung on to win just over $724,000 from Super Bowl bets despite heavy gambling on the Green Bay Packers and lots of scoring, Nevada gambling regulators said Tuesday. The Nevada Gaming Control Board said $87.5 mil...

    Blog | Conversation | February 08, 2011