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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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  • Williams scores 24 as Nets beat Raptors 94-87

    Williams scores 24 as Nets beat Raptors 94-87

    Saturday, April 19 2014 3:52 PM EDT2014-04-19 19:52:00 GMT
    Deron Williams and Joe Johnson each scored 24 points, Paul Pierce scored nine of his 15 points in the final quarter and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Toronto Raptors 94-87 Saturday in Game 1 of their first round...
    Deron Williams and Joe Johnson each scored 24 points, Paul Pierce scored nine of his 15 points in the final quarter and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Toronto Raptors 94-87 Saturday in Game 1 of their first round playoff series.
  • Federer beats injured Djokovic to reach final

    Federer beats injured Djokovic to reach final

    Saturday, April 19 2014 3:12 PM EDT2014-04-19 19:12:06 GMT
    Roger Federer ousted defending Monte Carlo Masters champion Novak Djokovic 7-5, 6-2 Saturday, and the Serb said he plans to take a break to let his injured wrist heal.
    Roger Federer ousted defending Monte Carlo Masters champion Novak Djokovic 7-5, 6-2 Saturday, and the second-ranked Serb said he plans to take a break to let his injured wrist heal.
  • Raptors GM Ujiri uses profanity about Brooklyn

    Raptors GM Ujiri uses profanity about Brooklyn

    Saturday, April 19 2014 2:32 PM EDT2014-04-19 18:32:50 GMT
    Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri let loose a profanity during a pregame address meant to pump up a group of Raptors fans outside Air Canada Centre before Saturday's opening game of the NBA playoffs.
    Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri let loose a profanity during a pregame address meant to pump up a group of Raptors fans outside Air Canada Centre before Saturday's opening game of the NBA playoffs.
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