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Pearson learns lesson in defeat

There is a common expression in the sport of mixed martial arts that is uttered each and every time there is a controversial decision. “Don’t leave it in the hands of the judges.”

Donald Sterling says no deal; suit against NBA is on

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has pulled his support from a deal to sell the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and will pursue his $1 billion federal lawsuit against the NBA, his attorney said Monday.

World Cup’s most exotic host city prepares for influx of tourists

Death by giant snakes, malarial mosquitoes or drug-addled, knife-wielding thieves: If the barrage of blood-soaked headlines in the British tabloids is to be believed, that’s what awaits soccer fans travelling to the most exotic of Brazil’s World Cup host cities, the Amazonian metropolis of Manaus.

Olympic swimmer Van Dyken severs spine in accident

Six-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer Amy Van Dyken severed her spine in an all-terrain vehicle accident over the weekend, and told emergency workers she could not move her toes or feel anything touching her legs.

Knicks hire Derek Fisher as head coach

There is a first time for everything. Just ask Phil Jackson and Derek Fisher, the newly formed president-head coach combination of the New York Knicks.

Olympic gymnast debuts wax figure in San Francisco

American gymnast and 2012 Olympic two-time gold medalist, Gabby Douglas, became the first star to unveil her wax figure at the city’s newest wax attraction, Madame Tussauds San Francisco.

UCLA’s O’Bannon battles NCAA in court

The lead plaintiff in a landmark antitrust suit against the NCAA said his goal wasn’t to get a degree, but to get two years of college experience before being drafted into the NBA.

Las Vegan wins WSOP Seniors event

Dan Heimiller of Las Vegas won the $1,000 buy-in Seniors No-Limit Hold ’em Championship late Sunday during the World Series of Poker at the Rio Convention Center.