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Police: ex-NBAer Lorenzen Wright shot to death

August 8, 2010

Police wouldn’t answer questions about motive or suspects. But records indicate that Wright, 34, revered in his hometown as a generous and likable sports hero, was probably carrying a large amount of cash when he disappeared on July 18.

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Hard-hitting former Raider Jack Tatum dies at 61

August 1, 2010

Nicknamed “The Assassin,” Tatum, died of a heart attack Tuesday in an Oakland hospital, according to friend and former Ohio State teammate John Hicks. Hicks said Tatum had diabetes the last several years, and lost his left leg because of circulation problems.

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Time for Mayweather to fight Pacquiao

July 26, 2010

The date is already set; the money already there. The issues that stopped them from fighting in March no longer seem to be such big issues. Yet Mayweather remains a reluctant warrior at best. And nobody can seem to figure out why.

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James jump to Miami latest example of a lack of loyalty in sports

July 18, 2010

While all of Cleveland is decrying James’ lack of loyalty to the city and the Cavaliers, his jumping ship to the Miami Heat for what presumably is a bigger and better deal is par for the course in a world where big business and people with money can operate with impunity if the price is right.

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Stern says Miami’s Big 3 acted within rights

July 17, 2010

tern said Monday he would have advised James to tell the Cleveland Cavaliers of his choice to leave for the Miami Heat earlier than he did, and that the two-time MVP’s public announcement shouldn’t have come in a made-for-television special that attracted nearly 10 million viewers.

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McCann, Prado powers Braves over Phillies

July 10, 2010

Brian McCann hit a go-ahead three-run double during a six-run sixth inning, Kris Medlen pitched neatly into the seventh and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-5 on Wednesday night.

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Serena Williams back in Wimbledon final again

July 5, 2010

Serena Williams defeated unseeded Petra Kvitova in straight sets Thursday to reach her third straight Wimbledon final and sixth overall. Williams overcame a stiff challenge in the first set from the 62nd-ranked Czech player, then pulled away for a victory.

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Lawrence Taylor indicted on NY rape charges

July 5, 2010

Pro football Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor was indicted last week by a suburban New York grand jury on charges of third-degree rape and patronizing a prostitute. The indictment follows his May 6 arrest…

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