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David Ortiz given standing ovation in Yankee Stadium finale
NEW YORK (AP) -- Playing in the Bronx one last time, Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz was given a 30-second standing ovation at Yankee Stadium instead of the usual boos....

Americans need short memory in the Ryder Cup
CHASKA, Minn. (AP) -- The American Ryder Cup team could use what might be Dustin Johnson's greatest asset in golf....

Willett less than thrilled to be his brother's keeper
CHASKA, Minn. (AP) -- We interrupt the all-important preparations for the 41st Ryder Cup to bring you this important public-service message:...

Lady Gaga will perform during Super Bowl halftime show
NEW YORK (AP) -- It's official: Lady Gaga will headline the Super Bowl halftime show....

Suspended Browns WR Gordon entering rehab on brink of return
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Josh Gordon isn't going back on the field until he gets a tighter grip on his life....

Marlins' Fernandez remembered as larger than life at funeral
MIAMI (AP) -- Despite all his accomplishments, Jose Fernandez never pitched a complete game, and on Thursday he was carried out of church in a casket with too much unfinished business....

Ray Rice still waits for 2nd chance, doesn't begrudge Hardy
DALLAS (AP) -- Unsigned for two years since the release of the horrific video of him punching his then-fiancee, Ray Rice says his second chance has come through his choice to speak out against domestic violence....

Obama welcomes relatives of 1936 African-American Olympians
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Relatives of Jesse Owens and America's 17 other black athletes from the 1936 Olympics were welcomed to the White House on Thursday by President Barack Obama for the acknowledgement they didn't receive along with their white counterparts 80 years ago....

Anthem protest opportunities are limited in college football
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- If Nebraska's Michael Rose-Ivey and teammates want to kneel during the national anthem again, their next opportunity will be the Nov. 5 game at Ohio State....

Justices take up trademark case that could affect Redskins
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court is taking up a First Amendment clash over the government's refusal to register offensive trademarks, a case that could affect the Washington Redskins in their legal fight over the team name....

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