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Roland Garros hits harder than Venus

MSNBC: Sports - Mon, 05/27/2013 - 8:34pm
One of the great concepts in the movies, especially James Bond kind of movies, is the “hit someone in the back of the head with the butt of a gun” move. This tactic, if done properly, will knock the person out for precisely as long as necessary for the plot to progress. It is really convenient. You can just see the first set of Hollywood writers sitting there, stumped, thinking, “Well, we need thi...    

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Adrian Peterson says he's 'not with' gay marriage

MSNBC: Sports - Mon, 05/27/2013 - 2:15pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - NFL MVP Adrian Peterson says he has family members who are gay whom he loves and respects. But on gay marriage, the Minnesota Vikings running back says "that's not something I believe in."Peterson made his comments in a recent interview with Sirius/XM NFL radio. He was asked his thoughts on the Vikings cutting longtime punter Chris Kluwe, an outspoken advocate for gay rights and...    

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Weekley ends five-year drought with victory at Colonial

MSNBC: Sports - Sun, 05/26/2013 - 10:48pm
(Reuters) - Boo Weekley snagged his first PGA Tour win in five years after firing a four-under 66 in the final round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational in Fort Worth, Texas, on Sunday.Weekley was one shot behind compatriot and overnight leader Matt Kuchar when play began at Colonial Country Club but used a string of birdies to top a crowded leaderboard that featured 22 players within five shots of t...    

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Italy's Matteo Manassero wins BMW PGA Championship

MSNBC: Sports - Sun, 05/26/2013 - 5:08pm
VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) - Italy's Matteo Manassero became the youngest champion in the 58-year history of the BMW PGA Championship on Sunday, beating England's Simon Khan with a birdie on the fourth hole of a playoff.Manassero, at 20 years, 37 days, made amends for letting victory slip away two years ago at Wentworth. The previous youngest winner was Scotland's Bernhard Gallacher in 1969 at 2...    

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Roger Clemens still dogged by NY steroids case

MSNBC: Sports - Sun, 05/26/2013 - 5:08pm
Despite Roger Clemens' victory last year in his perjury case, a defamation lawsuit filed against the former Yankees ace more than four years ago in federal court in Brooklyn is threatening to keep alive allegations that he used steroids and cheated on his wife. A magistrate judge in the civil case last week ordered lawyers for Clemens to turn over government documents to the plaintiff, former stre...    
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Spurs 104, Grizzlies 93, OT

MSNBC: Sports - Sun, 05/26/2013 - 1:38am
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Tim Duncan is doing his very best to get the San Antonio Spurs back to the NBA Finals one more time.The 37-year-old center took control in overtime for a second straight game, this time scoring the first five points as the Spurs rallied from an 18-point deficit to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 104-93 Saturday night.That put them a win away from their first finals since 2007."He ...    

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Kuchar finishes Colonial 2nd round still up 1

MSNBC: Sports - Sat, 05/25/2013 - 10:39am
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Matt Kuchar made pars on all three holes he played early Saturday to complete the suspended second round of the Colonial, and keep his one-stroke lead over Graham DeLaet.With his second consecutive 5-under 65, Kuchar was at 10-under 130. DeLaet completed his second-round 67, even with three consecutive bogeys, before a two-hour weather delay just after noon Friday.Kuchar w...    

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Is French Open still Nadal's to lose?

MSNBC: Sports - Sat, 05/25/2013 - 10:23am
A draw is a conversation starter, but it may be more valuable as a conversation killer. Once the men and women are locked in their brackets, we can leave behind the airy speculation about “favorites”—a meaningless word if you’re a player—and stop pondering the endless “what ifs” about who might play whom in what round. Now everyone has their path, and they must walk it. Or, if they can, slide it.W...    

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Can anyone stop Serena at Roland-Garros?

MSNBC: Sports - Sat, 05/25/2013 - 10:23am
Not so long ago, the introductions to my women’s Grand Slam previews all had two words in common: “wide open.” As late as the end of 2011, that’s how the WTA draws always felt. Things have changed in a hurry. Coming into Roland Garros in 2013, the top women are vying with the top men to see who can put a tighter stranglehold on their respective tour. Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, and Victoria ...    

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Tigers 6, Twins 0

MSNBC: Sports - Sat, 05/25/2013 - 4:09am
DETROIT (AP) - Add another near miss in this 2013 baseball season - this time it was Detroit's Anibal Sanchez falling just short of a no-hitter.Sanchez's bid was broken up with one out in the ninth inning Friday night when Minnesota's Joe Mauer hit a clean single up the middle. That was the only hit the right-hander allowed in the Tigers' 6-0 victory over the Twins. It was the fourth one-hitter of...    

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When great turns into G.O.A.T.

MSNBC: Sports - Fri, 05/24/2013 - 2:48pm
When I was young, the majority opinion – at least among the kids at my school – was that the devil played the fiddle better than Johnny did in the song “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.” Obviously, that would have messed up the general narrative of that song, but it was a good lesson in subjectivity. It’s all a matter of opinion. There isn’t a best ever. Not really. Not even in a song.But it leads ...    

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Francona manages at Fenway for 1st time since 2011

MSNBC: Sports - Thu, 05/23/2013 - 7:13pm
BOSTON (AP) - Terry Francona is back at Fenway Park as an opposing manager for the first time since he left the Red Sox.Francona brought the Cleveland Indians to Boston for a four-game series starting Thursday night. He was let go by the Red Sox after eight years as their manager following a September 2011 collapse left them out of the playoffs.He was relaxed and spoke calmly for about 20 minutes ...    

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