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Coastal Carolina head coach Gary Gilmore, bottom center left, and Anthony Marks, holding trophy, celebrate with the rest of the team after their 4-3 victory over Arizona to win the championship after Game 3 of the NCAA College World Series baseball finals in Omaha, Neb., Thursday. AP Photo/Nati Harnik
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Coastal Carolina showed that a baseball program from a school outside the power conferences can play with the best, and be the best. “All my brothers in arms at the mid-majors, they’ve been wearing my telephone out the whole week: ‘Wear the banner for us. Show us it can be...
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Michael Phelps surged to the wall, and then whipped around to spot his time. That number wasn’t really important. The only thing that mattered was No. 5. Phelps became the first male swimmer to qualify for five Olympics with a victory in the 200-meter butterfly at the U.S...
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Possible new slogan for the U.S. Olympic track team: Higher, Faster, Younger. There could be a youth movement underway on the track over the next two weeks. A group of up-and-comers are angling for spots on America’s Olympic track team, hoping to duplicate the success a new...
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Soccer great Diego Maradona is urging fellow Argentines to leave Lionel Messi alone over the current star’s decision to retire from Argentina’s national team following its loss to Chile in the Copa America championship match. In an interview on La Red radio,...
VERONA, N.Y. (AP) — Rich Berberian Jr. rallied to win the PGA Professional Championship on Wednesday, holing a 30-foot birdie putt on the final hole for a one-stroke victory. The 28-year-old Berberian, a PGA assistant professional from Derry, New Hampshire, topped the 20 qualifiers for the PGA...
DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas judge has dismissed what was left of a lawsuit in which a company partly owned by Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo claimed the NFL interfered with a fantasy football event that was canceled. State District Judge Carl Ginsberg on Tuesday granted the league’s request for...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison wants the NFL to provide “credible evidence” before he agrees to an interview with league officials regarding a media report that linked him and other players to the use of performance-enhancing drugs. The NFL Players Association...
Andrew Luck has signed the richest contract in NFL history, a deal worth up to $140 million with the Indianapolis Colts that covers the next six seasons through 2021. Colts owner Jim Irsay revealed the contract’s maximum value on Wednesday for Luck, the No. 1 pick in the 2012 draft who missed...
Boston Red Sox starter David Price pitches against the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Price surrendered nine hits and four runs over 6 1/3 innings in a 4-0 loss to the Rays. AP Photo/Steve Nesius
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — David Price has always been his own toughest critic. The new Red Sox ace blames himself for Boston’s recent struggles, saying Wednesday he hasn’t set a tone for the team to be successful by pitching deeper into games. “I need to pitch better. It’s nothing else, it’s...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — NFL Hall of Famer Jim Brown has accepted a $600,000 offer from video game maker Electronic Arts to end a lawsuit alleging the company illegally used his likeness in its NFL Madden games. A law firm representing Brown announced the deal on Tuesday. EA had no comment. Brown...

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