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Young Hawks spreading wings and flying high

With their rout of the Heat, the East-leading Hawks are rapidly maturing.

NFL's worst all-time coaching decisions

Is Bill Belichick arrogant or ignorant?

France reaches World Cup on 'handy' play

France needs Thierry Henry's "handy" play to earn a controversial win over Ireland and qualify for the World Cup.

Dolphins RB Brown out for year with foot injury

Ronnie Brown's season has ended with an injury - again. The Miami Dolphins' leading rusher was placed on injured reserve Wednesday because of a right foot injury suffered in Sunday's victory over Tampa Bay. A fifth-year pro, Brown missed the final

Boras-Manfred war of words an unsettling omen

Scott Boras says MLB teams have plenty of money. The league disputes his facts.

Raiders bench Russell, likely for rest of '09

The Oakland Raiders are benching former No. 1 overall pick JaMarcus Russell, handing the starting job to Bruce Gradkowski. Coach Tom Cable said after practice Wednesday that Gradkowski will get the nod Sunday against Cincinnati.