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Op-Ed: CBS sportscaster challenges men, demands end to domestic violence

Baltimore - During Thursday's pregame broadcast before the Baltimore Ravens played the Pittsburgh Steelers, a CBS sportscaster made an impassioned plea to men challenging them to "do something" about domestic violence.

Exercise and smelly clothes: why cotton is best

According to a new study, polyester clothes smell worse than cotton after exercise by their wearers. This is because bacteria that cause odor grow better on polyester.

Review: Niese, Mets beat Cubs

New York - After being swept by the Nationals in 3 games, the Mets come back to win their 2nd in a row against the Chicago Cubs thanks to bats, Niese.

How competition hurts us: An interview with Margaret Heffernan Special

What makes us competitive, either in business, education or dating, can be detrimental to our career success and overall well-being, argues author Margaret Heffernan in her new book A Bigger Prize. She spoke to us about competition's ugly side.

NFL's Ray Rice allegedly beat fiancée and is now suspended

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has reportedly been suspended for two games after accusations that he beat his former fiancée Janay Palmer unconscious and dragged her out of an elevator.

Op-Ed: SF Giants playoff aspirations face big challenges

San Francisco - Yes, I know Tim Lincecum is on the up-and-up. Yes, I realize that the Giants are currently tied for first place in the NL West. And, yes, I am painfully aware that we just signed three-time All-Star Dan Uggla to a minor league deal.

N. Korea's Kim has 'great expectations' for Asian Games

Seoul - North Korea's Kim Jong-Un expressed "great expectations" for their athletes at the upcoming Asian Games in the South, state media said Sunday, despite Pyongyang's earlier threat to boycott the event.

Ozil donates World Cup winnings to help 'Brazilian kids'

Mesut Ozil decided to donate a decent chunk of his World Cup winnings to operations for 23 children in Brazil. Reports say the midfielder for Germany spent all of his winnings but have conflicting views on where the total sum ended up.

Nick Parker’s leadership key to turnaround for Bracken County Special

Brooksville - Bracken County running back and defensive back Nick Parker was named team captain for his football team this season. He hopes to lead his team to a turnaround from last year when they finished 2-9.

Op-Ed: What Paul Pierce signing means for the Wizards

Washington, D. C. - Late Saturday night Paul Pierce agreed to sign with the Washington Wizards for two years/$11 million. What does this signing mean for Brooklyn and how will he fit with the Wizards?

Op-Ed: What LeBron's Cleveland signing means for his career legacy

Cleveland - Friday was perhaps the biggest day in NBA free agency since, well, four years ago when the league was wrapped around LeBron's decision. What does his signing with the Cavs mean for his career legacy?

The clock starts now for the Pan Am Games Special

Toronto - Toronto's Nathan Phillips Square looked more like a massive outside gym Friday than the square of Canada's largest city.

Video: Canadian fimmakers lampoon soccer flopping trend

Niagara - All of us are at least a little stunned when we see blatant flopping in soccer. A small team of Canadian filmmakers have made a video poking fun at the ridiculousness of a few fouls.

Tour de France launches with changes in scale

The Tour de France is growing and changing in many different ways. Bigger, faster and more connected are the new names of the game.

Leptospirosis associated with triathlon event

U.K. health authorities have reported on 2 confirmed and 1 possible case of leptospirosis associated with a weekend of triathlon events which took place at the Avon Tyrrell Outdoor Activity Centre, in the New Forest.

Waffle House calls for boycott of Belgium Waffles

World Cup fever is alive and well in the United States, as evidenced by a popular restaurant chain's decision to request a boycott of a well known and loved breakfast staple.

Op-Ed: State of the Orlando Magic franchise going forward

Orlando - After a disappointing 23-59 campaign last season, the Magic made an attempt to rebuild with two top-ten picks in the 2014 NBA Draft. Orlando selected Aaron Gordon No.4 overall and took Alfrid Payton with the No.10 selection.

First female European soccer coach quits after hours on the job

After making headlines all over the world for being the first woman to manage a European soccer team Coach Helena Costa has resigned only a few hours after getting the job.

Spain loses two kings in 24 hours

Rio De Janeiro - Just a few hours after officially losing King Juan Carlos to abdication, Spain lost its title as the King of Football. With their second poor showing in less than a week, the Spanish national soccer team has been eliminated from the World Cup.

Washington Redskins stripped of their trademarks

The U.S. Patent Office has issued a final order to shut down the name Redskins, ruling that the term "Redskins" was disparaging to "a substantial composite" of American Indians.

This summer NBA Athlete Landry Fields 'is' Nicki Minaj

At 6 foot 7 (201 cm) Landry Fields looked more than a bit ridiculous when he performed as Nicki Minaj on the show 'Sing Your Face Off.' However those watching loved the ridiculous farce he put on.

Shelly Sterling organizes post-sale Clippers charity

The fallout from the Clippers controversy and transfer is still going on. Even after Shelly Sterling hands off the organization to Steve Balmer she will still be involved with a new charity foundation attached to the Clippers.

Concussions and youth sports Special

Suffering from a concussion can occur in any sport, and at all levels of play. The U.S. Center for Disease Control estimates 1.6 million to 3.8 million concussions occur in sports and recreational activities each year.

The season of powersports is ready to ride

With Memorial Day now in the rear view mirror, the official start of summer looms large. And along with the summer season always comes a surge in powersports activity.

Op-Ed: Off-the-court distractions aside, Clips-Thunder a great matchup

Oklahoma City - Taking center... will be a handful of the most exciting players in the league. Indeed, both teams have dealt with what may be defined as “off-the-court” distractions en route to dispatching their first-round opponents.

Op-Ed: Will Brazil’s World Cup be fixed?

At the time of writing, the 2014 World Cup is under 50 days away from taking its first breath in Sao Paulo, Brazil. It is, in truth, a competition like no other.

Op-Ed: V. Stiviano/ Vanessa Maria Perez — Imitation of life redux

We know all about Donald Tokowitz Sterling’s disgusting remarks. As much as we are mortified and sickened by him, we have encountered this toxic mindset before. Here’s the real question: What the hell is wrong with his girlfriend?

McIlroy, Scott will leave it for late at Masters

Augusta - Louis Oosthuizen and Bubba Watson were set for an early charge Friday at the 78th Masters while fellow major champions Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott settled in for a long wait.

Leafs without a clue to stop the Blues in sixth consecutive loss Special

Toronto - The return of Jonathan Bernier failed to spark the play of the Maple leafs as the ship continues to sink in Toronto. Meanwhile, the rest of the Division continues to climb in the standings.

Putin uses Olympics cash to start Soviet-style fitness program

President Vladimir Putin launched a program to improve the physical fitness of Russians on Monday, using funds from the Winter Olympics to revive a Soviet-era plan.
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