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    Feb. 9, 2013 in Sports on Page C2 Hired The new athletic director at Miami is Blake James, who has been hired after serving in the job on an interim capacity for the past four months. Miami officials …

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    Feb. 8, 2013 in Sports on Page B2 Traded Veteran goalie Tim Thomas, who has said he won’t play this season, was traded by the Boston Bruins to the New York Islanders on Thursday for a conditional second-round …

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    Feb. 5, 2013 in Sports on Page B2 Suspended Boise State officials say two football players have been suspended from the school for violating university rules. The discipline creates uncertainty for the futures of safety Lee Hightower, who …

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    Feb. 1, 2013 in Sports on Page B2 Retiring The Green Bay Packers’ all-time leading receiver, Donald Driver, announced his retirement Thursday, with a public ceremony planned for Feb. 6 at the Lambeau Field Atrium. Driver finishes his …

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    Jan. 29, 2013 in Sports on Page B2 Hospitalized Snowmobile rider Caleb Moore remains in critical condition after a crash at the Winter X Games in Aspenm Colo., and is being closely monitored. The 25-year-old was performing a …

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    Jan. 26, 2013 in Sports on Page C2 Wins A 50-year-old computer technician from McHenry, Ill., made a half-court shot to win $75,000 and a hug from LeBron James between periods of Friday’s NBA game between the Detroit …

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    Jan. 22, 2013 in Sports on Page B2 Out Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao will miss the rest of the season after developing a blood clot in his lower right lung. Varejao, who underwent surgery on a torn leg …

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    Jan. 21, 2013 in Sports on Page B2 Died Longtime Miami baseball coach Ron Fraser, who won two national championships with the Hurricanes and whose innovative marketing ideas helped spark a surge in the college game’s popularity, has …

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    Jan. 15, 2013 in Sports on Page B2 Retired UC Santa Barbara women’s volleyball coach Kathy Gregory, whose 882 wins are fifth-most in NCAA Division I history, retired on Monday after 38 years as the only person to …

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    Jan. 12, 2013 in Sports on Page C2 Leaving Alabama tailback Eddie Lacy, cornerback Dee Milliner and right tackle D.J. Fluker are entering the NFL draft. Lacy and Milliner announced their plans to skip their senior seasons Friday …

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    Jan. 11, 2013 in Sports on Page B2 Declared Clemson record-setting receiver DeAndre Hopkins is heading to the NFL and skipping his final season of college. Hopkins said on Twitter on Thursday that while he enjoyed his time …

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    Dec. 21, 2012 in Sports on Page B2 Promoted Utah State has promoted offensive coordinator Matt Wells to replace Gary Andersen as head football coach, the university announced Thursday. Anderson took the Wisconsin job, replacing Bret Bielema after …

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    Dec. 18, 2012 in Sports on Page B2 Signed The Houston Astros have signed veteran Carlos Pena to be their designated hitter, addressing a key need as they prepare for their first season in the American League. The …

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    Dec. 15, 2012 in Sports on Page C2 Taxed The New York Yankees have been hit with an $18.9 million luxury tax by Major League Baseball, the 10th consecutive year they will pay a penalty for their spending. …

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    Dec. 7, 2012 in Sports on Page B2 Ordered Former NBA star Dennis Rodman has been found in contempt of court and ordered in Orange, Calif., to pay $500,000 in overdue child support to his ex-wife. An attorney …

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    Dec. 4, 2012 in Sports on Page B2 Surgery Lakers guard Steve Blake will undergo laparoscopic surgery on Wednesday to repair a torn abdominal muscle and will miss at least six to eight weeks. Blake has missed 10 …

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    Nov. 24, 2012 in Sports on Page C2 Questionable The status of Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler going into the weekend remains uncertain because of a concussion, although coach Lovie Smith said he is optimistic about Cutler’s return. …

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    Nov. 17, 2012 in Sports on Page C2 Completed The Detroit Tigers have finalized their $26 million, two-year deal with outfielder Torii Hunter. Hunter hit a career-best .313 last season for the Angels with 16 home runs and …

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    Aug. 25, 2012 in Sports on Page C2 Earned Redshirt freshman Marcus Mariota has won the starting quarterback job for the fifth-ranked Oregon Ducks. Football coach Chip Kelly announced Friday that Mariota earned the position over sophomore Bryan …

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    July 14, 2012 in Sports on Page C2 Signed A person with direct knowledge of the move says Knicks guard Jeremy Lin has signed an offer sheet with the Houston Rockets, a three-year deal worth about $25 million. …

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    June 26, 2012 in Sports on Page B2 Released The Pittsburgh Steelers have released veteran quarterback Troy Smith, a former Ohio State star who won the 2006 Heisman Trophy. Smith signed with the Steelers earlier this year. He …

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    June 23, 2012 in Sports on Page C2 Revealed Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade is unsure if he will be able to compete in the London Olympics. Wade told The Associated Press on Friday that he will soon …

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    June 16, 2012 in Sports on Page C2 Completed Saints owner Tom Benson officially gained control of the New Orleans Hornets from the NBA. The completion Friday of the $338 million sale of the NBA club comes two …

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    May 26, 2012 in Sports on Page C2 Signed The University of Montana announced that head basketball coaches Wayne Tinkle and Robin Selvig signed three-year contract extensions through the 2014-15 season. Interim athletics director Jean Gee announced the …

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    May 12, 2012 in Sports on Page C2 Suspended Seattle Sounders defender Zach Scott has been suspended for one game and fined after a hard tackle on FC Dallas midfielder Fabian Castillo. Scott’s suspension was handed down on …

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    May 8, 2012 in Sports on Page B2 Surgery New York Knicks guard Baron Davis has torn the anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in his right knee, a potentially career-threatening injury for the 33-year-old. The Knicks said …

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    May 5, 2012 in Sports on Page C2 Chosen Orlando Magic forward Ryan Anderson has been chosen the NBA’s Most Improved Player. Anderson, 23, is in his fourth season. He started 61 of 66 games during the shortened …

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    May 1, 2012 in Sports on Page B2 Deal Boise State standout Kellen Moore has agreed to a free-agent deal with Detroit, giving the Lions someone to develop behind starter Matthew Stafford and backup Shaun Hill. Athletes First …

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    April 24, 2012 in Sports on Page B2 Retiring Veteran safety Brian Dawkins is retiring from the NFL after 16 seasons. Dawkins posted the news on his Twitter account Monday, thanking the teams he played for, his coaches …

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    April 21, 2012 in Sports on Page C2 Died Former Atlanta Falcons safety Ray Easterling, who helped lead the team’s vaunted defense in the 1970s and later filed a high-profile lawsuit against the NFL targeting the league’s handling …