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VIDEO: Why did Hornets fire Scott?

Byron Scott raised the level of expectation in New Orleans.

Portis ruled out vs. Broncos with concussion

Washington Redskins running back Clinton Portis has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos. Portis sustained a concussion in last week's loss to Atlanta and was not at the Redskins practice facility Thursday.

Hornets fire Scott as coach after slow 3-6 start

A person familiar with the decision says the New Orleans Hornets have fired coach Byron Scott. The person confirmed the firing to The Associated Press and requested anonymity because the team had not yet announced it.

'No easy way out' for Dems on abortion

WASHINGTON - The sudden spasm of intense debate over abortion on Capitol Hill this week threatens not only to stall the passage of health care legislation, but also to shatter the delicate cease-fire that has governed the abortion issue during the Ob

NFL Truths: Don't believe Brady-Manning hype

The hype machine will try to convince you Manning-Brady is Ali-Frazier and Bird-Magic rolled into one.

Browns RB Lewis: Mangini is wearing players out

Cleveleand Browns running back Jamal Lewis says he's frustrated by another losing season and coach Eric Mangini is pushing his players too hard. Lewis, who intends to retire after this season, said Thursday that he doesn't want to be a "babysitter"

SEC officials keeping the college game exciting

This season needed controversy and the SEC refs have delivered.

Huge crowd sees Tiger fire 66, take Aussie lead

Tiger Woods has opened the Australian Masters with a 6-under 66, putting him atop the leaderboard in his first appearance Down Under in 11 years. Woods surged into the lead by nearly driving the 294-yard sixth green, the start of three straight bird

3 Vols frosh charged in attempted armed robbery

Three freshman Tennessee football players are charged with an attempted armed robbery. Knoxville police say wide receiver Nu'Keese Richardson and defensive backs Janzen Jackson and Mike Edwards were arrested after the early Thursday incident. The v

UNC not looking like a Final Four team

Jeff Goodman wasn't the only one who thought UNC wouldn't miss a beat in its title defense.