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Hofstra ends football, cites costs, weak interest

Hofstra University dropped football because of costs and fading interest and will use the $4.5 million spent annually on the team on scholarships and other priorities. The board of trustees voted unanimously Wednesday night to shut the program, whic

Vikes' star Peterson busted for driving 109 mph

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was cited for speeding over the weekend after police clocked him driving 109 mph on a highway in suburban Minneapolis. Edina (ee-DYE'-nuh) police spokeswoman Molly Anderson says Peterson was pulled over

Ruskell resigns as Seahawks' president, GM

Tim Ruskell has resigned as president and general manager of the Seattle Seahawks. Ruskell announced his resignation Thursday, weeks before his five-year contract with the team ends. "Obviously there's great sadness today but I will leave here with

Polanco agrees to 3-year, $18M deal with Phils

The Phillies have agreed to terms on a three-year, $18 million contract with infielder Placido Polanco, the team announced Thursday.

Alleged Tiger mistress cancels press conference

A lawyer for a New York woman who has denied having an affair with Tiger Woods has canceled a news conference that had been scheduled for Thursday in Los Angeles. Attorney Gloria Allred's office says in a statement that the news conference has been

Fearless Predictions: Oregon State vs. Oregon

For one night, the college football spotlight shines on the state of Oregon. With a Rose Bowl trip at stake.

Top 10 pivotal players this month

Which players hold the key to another jumbled NFL playoff race?

Big Ten is taking win over ACC seriously

It may seem like an artificial, made-for-TV showdown, but Jeff Goodman says the Big Ten has reason to celebrate its win vs.

Tiger's real crime? Not playing the media's game

He's painted as Capone, Dillinger and Bernie Madoff rolled into one.