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NEW YORK (AP) — Amare Stoudemire has retired from the NBA after signing his final contract with the New York Knicks. Stoudemire's greatest team success came in Phoenix as Steve Nash's pick-and-roll partner, but he chose to leave the NBA as a member of the Knicks, the team that...
TORONTO (AP) — Outfielder Melvin Upton Jr. was already in Toronto with the San Diego Padres when they traded him across the diamond to the Blue Jays. Joining his new team was a lot more complicated than walking down the hall. The Blue Jays acquired Upton Jr. and cash from the...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Although Antonio Vargas still thinks about the cut that nearly ended his Olympic dream, his unprotected head will be clear when he steps into the ring in Rio de Janeiro. Vargas grew up sparring and competing in protective headgear, so he had never...
Roger Federer is sitting out the rest of this season, including the Rio de Janeiro Olympics and U.S. Open, to protect his surgically repaired left knee. Federer wrote on his Facebook page Tuesday that he needs "more extensive rehabilitation following my knee surgery earlier this...
CHICAGO (AP) — Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany does not envision the Rose Bowl moving from its New Year's Day spot in order to accommodate the College Football Playoff semifinals. Delany says there might be "some movement from the bowls" but doesn't see those changes impacting...
Roger Federer says he will miss the Rio Olympics and the rest of the tennis season to protect his surgically repaired left knee. Federer writes Tuesday on his Facebook page that he will skip the Summer Games, where the tennis competition starts next week, and has been advised by...
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Since winning the Masters, Danny Willett has taken his green jacket to Wimbledon, thrown out the first pitch at a New York Yankees game and enjoyed the celebrity that goes with being a major champion. Add in fatherhood and it's been a couple of fun...
ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — Andrew Luck arrived at training camp Tuesday with a healthy body, a new contract and a different perspective. The Indianapolis Colts are betting it will make him a better quarterback. Less than a month after signing their best player to a six-year, $140...
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Star return specialist Devin Hester was released by the Atlanta Falcons on Tuesday following an injury-shortened 2015 season. The 33-year-old Hester is a three-time All-Pro who set an NFL record with 20 career returns for touchdowns. He began his...