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NFL player kicks 2-year-old son out of house for liking players on different team

After becoming a restricted free agent last offseason, NFL wide receiver Andrew Hawkins signed with the Cleveland Browns after his previous team, the Cincinnati Bengals, opted not to match the Browns' offer. It looked as though Hawkins wanted to go to Cleveland more than stay in Cincinnati, and this story ...

Better than a win: Woman goes into labor at World Series

"Hopefully she stays in there long enough for us to enjoy the game," Stephanie Hetherington thought of her then-unborn child before she entered Kauffman Stadium to watch the first game of the World Series. But her daughter Ali had other ideas, according to KCTV. Stephanie went into labor right before ...

Coach: Comets won’t overlook Big Blue

Brian Castner knows teams are capable of looking past the opponent immediately in front of them to a seemingly more imposing foe down the road, but he doesn’t believe the problem is as prevalent as thought by others.He certainly doesn’t think his Mason football team will fall victim Friday at ...

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 22: Hall of Famer George Brett stands on the field during batting practice before Game Two of the 2014 World Series between the Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants at Kauffman Stadium on October 22, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

George Brett makes cameo as firefighters help frantic woman retrieve World Series tickets

A Kansas woman’s desperate attempts to retrieve her World Series tickets from a house fire nearly resulted in her arrest. But the story got weirder when Hall-of-Famer George Brett randomly showed up on the scene. Christine Maurer, of Mission Hills, called the fire department Tuesday morning after smelling smoke in ...

FOXBORO, MA - OCTOBER 05:  Devon Still #75 of the Cincinnati Bengals looks on during the fourth quarter against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on October 5, 2014 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Report: Still jersey sales raise $1.25M

Sales of Devon Still’s No. 75 jersey have raised more than $1.25 million for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in support of pediatric cancer research, WLWT-TV in Cincinnati reported. The Bengals have been selling the defensive tackle’s jerseys since 4-year-old daughter Leah was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a bone marrow cancer, this summer. ...

Will Michael Sam ever play on Sundays?

Tuesday, the Dallas Cowboys became the second team to cut defensive end Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted in the NFL. The St. Louis Rams picked up the former SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Year in the seventh round of the NFL draft, but they released him in August. The Cowboys then gave ...

Dwyane Wade meets, plays with one of his oldest fans

For her 90th birthday, Illuminada Magtoto, better known as Grandma Nelly, had a very specific wish:  She wanted to play basketball with Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade. She even recorded a home video to prove her point, showing her making a basket on her backyard basketball hoop. Grandma Nelly got ...

4-year-old boy gets own superhero theme song to support cancer fight

A 4-year-old Michigan boy with an inoperable brain tumor now has his own superhero theme song thanks to friends and supporters. Chad Carr, who is the grandson of former University of Michigan football coach Lloyd Carr, was diagnosed with the tumor in September. Social media support since then has been ...

Social-media reaction: Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison

Olympian Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to a maximum of five years in prison for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, The Associated Press reported Tuesday. http://twitter.com/AP/status/524480760473214976 >> Read more trending stories Legal experts said Pistorius could be released after 10 months in prison and serve the remainder of his sentence under house arrest. ...

Russian tennis official fined for calling Serena, Venus 'Williams brothers'

The Women's Tennis Association has come down hard on the Russian Tennis Federation official who made derogatory comments about the Williams sisters a few weeks ago.  Appearing on a Russian late-night talk show, Russian Tennis Federation President Shamil Tarpischev called the sisters the "Williams brothers" and said the two were frightening ...

San Francisco radio stations ban Lorde's 'Royals' during World Series

San Francisco will be playing the Royals this week, but they won't be playing "Royals."  To support the local team, some San Francisco area radio stations are banning Lorde's "Royals" from playing on their airwaves until the World Series is over. (Video via Universal Music NZ Ltd. / Lorde)  Lorde says the ...

Jim Kraft, a local golf legend, signed a deal with the Weatherwax Golf Course owner to lease the property through November 2015.

Weatherwax to remain golf course in 2015

Weatherwax Golf Course will remain a golf course — at least for another year — after a local golf professional finalized a deal Thursday with the landowner to lease the property through November 2015.Jim Kraft, of WMVH (Woodside, Meadows, Valley View, Highlands) LLC, signed a one-year lease with Myron Bowling ...

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - MAY 31:  Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder shoots the ball the ball as Tim Duncan #21 and Kawhi Leonard #2 of the San Antonio Spurs defend in the first half during Game Six of the Western Conference Finals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena on May 31, 2014 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Durant has successful surgery

Kevin Durant had successful surgery Thursday on his fractured right foot. The Thunder announced the news by email four days after the team announced Durant had a Jones fracture in his right foot and would miss significant playing time this season. Durant will be re-evaluated in six weeks. The Thunder ...

From left to right Grateful Dead's Phil Lesh, and Bob Weir with San Francisco Giants' Tim Flannery sing the national anthem before Game 3 of the National League baseball championship series between the San Francisco Giants and the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Phil Lesh, Bob Weir of Grateful Dead sing anthem

Phil Lesh and Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead joined San Francisco Giants third base coach and musician Tim Flannery to sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" before Game 3 of the NL Championship Series on Tuesday at AT&T Park. After the Giants held on to beat St. Louis 5-4 in 10 ...

Should quarterback Jameis Winston drop out of Florida State?

After winning the Heisman trophy and then BCS championship less than a year ago, some feel the best thing for Jameis Winston now is to drop out of Florida State.  It's been one problem after another for the Seminoles quarterback with the most recent issue coming to light Monday: Did Jameis Winston sign ...

Bengals WR Jones out for season

The Cincinnati Bengals placed wide receiver Marvin Jones on season-ending Injured Reserve today and signed former Cleveland Browns wide receiver Greg Little. The Bengals also signed wide receiver Cobi Hamilton, the team’s sixth-round pick in 2013, to the practice squad and released wide receiver Colin Lockett from the practice squad. ...

Timeline: The life and career of Muhammad Ali

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HS soccer players allegedly hurl Ebola taunts at West African opponent

A West African player on a Pennsylvania high school soccer team was allegedly taunted by opposing players with chants of “Ebola!” during a game last week. The Allentown Morning Call newspaper reports it received two letters from fans who attended the game last Thursday and alleged that racist remarks were ...

NEWPORT BEACH, CA - JANUARY 4:  Quarterback Jameis Winston #5 of the Florida State Seminoles wears a birthday hat as he speaks during a Vizio BCS National Championship media day news conference January 4, 2014 in Newport Beach, California. Winston will celebrate his birthday on January 6, the same day as the BCS game.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Report: FSU looking into whether Jameis Winston was paid for autographs

Florida State reportedly is looking into whether its embattled quarterback, Jameis Winston, was paid for autographs being sold online. ESPN also reported that coach Jimbo Fisher and an athletic department official asked Winston after the Seminoles’ 38-20 victory at Syracuse on Saturday if he had been paid for autographs and ...

West grad a force for Illini volleyball

Liz McMahon continues to be a force for the University of Illinois women’s volleyball team.The 6-foot-6 opposite hitter and Lakota West High School graduate is second in kills (202) and third in blocks (55) for the Fighting Illini, who are 12-5 overall and 4-2 in the Big Ten Conference.McMahon collected ...

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