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Modafferi with plenty to prove after defeats

Roxanne Modafferi hopes to show what she has learned since she was released from the UFC following a loss in November when she fights Tara LaRosa on the Invicta Fighting Championships card on Saturday in Kansas City, Mo.

Rebels seek improved running game

UNLV’s running game didn’t produce against Arizona, though coach Bobby Hauck said much of that had to do with the score getting out of hand. The backs need to come through soon, however.

FIFA opens talks on 2022 World Cup dates in Qatar

FIFA will step up the search for new dates to play the 2022 World Cup in Qatar at talks with football officials next Monday. Consultation was promised last year after FIFA President Sepp Blatter insisted the tournament cannot be played in the summer desert heat.

Little League memories will last a lifetime

When the Mountain Ridge kids were making memories in Pennsylvania, how many of us who were watching on TV were recalling our own Little League memories?

51s shut out Isotopes to finish regular season

The Las Vegas 51s wrapped up the Pacifc Coast League regular season with a 5-0 win at Albuquerque on Monday. The 51s will open the playoffs at Cashman Field on Wednesday against the Reno Aces.

 
9 African wrestlers barred from worlds

The governing body of wrestling says nine athletes cannot compete at the upcoming world championships because of travel restrictions imposed since the Ebola virus outbreak in west Africa.

4 Phillies pitchers combine for no-hitter against Atlanta

Cole Hamels and three Philadelphia Phillies relievers combined to pitch a no-hitter Monday, beating the Atlanta Braves 7-0 and giving a last-place team a rare reason to celebrate.

Thousands of century-old baseball cards to be auctioned

A baseball fan took up smoking a century ago and with it acquired another habit: holding onto little cards that bore the faces of baseball’s earliest greats.

Baseball, apple pie and a dose of capitalism

Mountain Ridge and the 15 other teams define the best Little League has to offer on the field. But the sponsorship banners flying above the park remind everyone that the Little League tournament is also big business.

Astros fire manager, bench coach

The struggling Houston Astros fired manager Bo Porter and bench coach Dave Trembley on Monday, bringing in Tom Lawless as the interim manager for the rest of the 2014 season.

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