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Special Olympics: Athlete Jessica Spitz Video included

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Jessica Spitz, 18, is training for one of the biggest days of her life. The Commack, Long Island, High School senior will be competing in the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games in the 100-yard dash and the shot put. From the moment Jessica joined Special Olympics last year, she was hooked. More>>

2 runners die near finish line of half-marathon

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Authorities say two runners died near the finish line of a half marathon in Raleigh.Race organizers said the mens' deaths in the 13.1-mile race Sunday morning appear to be from natural causes. More than 12,000 runners took part in either the half marathon or the full marathon. More>>

Special Olympics: Athlete Sara Chamberlain Video included

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The 2014 Special Olympics USA Games are coming to New Jersey in June. Nearly 3,500 athletes are expected to compete.As a young girl, Sara Chamberlain found it hard to talk to others because of her shyness. More>>

Just one season of hits in high school football may alter brain

Even among high school football players who've never had a concussion, a small preliminary study suggests that changes can still occur to their brains within the course of a single season. More>>

Woods has back surgery, will miss the Masters

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Tiger Woods will miss the Masters for the first time in his career after having surgery on his back. Woods said on his website that he had surgery Monday in Utah for a pinched nerve that had been hurting him for several months. He withdrew during the final round of the Honda Classic and skipped his title defense at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. More>>

'Tommy John' surgery gets major league pitchers back on the mound

So-called "Tommy John" surgery is very effective at getting Major League Baseball (MLB) pitchers back in the game, new research has found. More>>


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  • Mets trade 1B Ike Davis to Pirates

    Mets trade 1B Ike Davis to Pirates

    Friday, April 18 2014 7:11 PM EDT2014-04-18 23:11:50 GMT
    The New York Mets have traded slumping first baseman Ike Davis to the Pittsburgh Pirates for minor league pitcher Zack Thornton and a player to be named.
    The New York Mets have traded slumping first baseman Ike Davis to the Pittsburgh Pirates for minor league pitcher Zack Thornton and a player to be named.
  • Choi leads rain-delayed RBC Heritage

    Choi leads rain-delayed RBC Heritage

    Friday, April 18 2014 5:51 PM EDT2014-04-18 21:51:18 GMT
    The second round of the RBC Heritage was cut short because of rain Friday, with K.J. Choi shooting a 4-under 67 for a one-stroke lead over Robert Allenby.
    K.J. Choi's early tee time and quick start moved him to the top of the rain-delayed RBC Heritage on Friday.
  • Tulsa hires Frank Haith as new hoops coach

    Tulsa hires Frank Haith as new hoops coach

    Friday, April 18 2014 4:21 PM EDT2014-04-18 20:21:23 GMT
    Tulsa hired Frank Haith of Missouri as its men's basketball coach Friday, landing a major-conference coach to lead the Golden Hurricane's transition from Conference USA to the American Athletic Conference...
    Tulsa hired Frank Haith of Missouri as its men's basketball coach Friday, landing a major-conference coach to lead the Golden Hurricane's transition from Conference USA to the American Athletic Conference this summer.
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