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Calipari: SEC title will mean 'nothing'

John Calipari is one win away from clinching a Southeastern Conference championship in his first season at Kentucky — just what he was brought in to do.

White House social secretary Rogers resigning

WASHINGTON – White House social secretary Desiree Rogers is stepping down three months after taking heavy criticism for allowing gate crashers into the administration's first state dinner.

NBA docks Lakers' Bynum $25K for criticizing refs

The NBA has fined Los Angeles Lakers center Andrew Bynum $25,000 for publicly criticizing game officials.

Vonn skis off course in slalom, third DNF of Olympics

Lindsey Vonn's Olympics is over after she skied out of the women's slalom, her last Alpine event in Vancouver.

Top US Marine rejects Obama plan to repeal gay ban

The head of the US Marines said on Thursday he opposed ending the ban on gays serving openly in the military, the first top officer to break openly with President Barack Obama over the issue.

Shanahan says RB Portis will stay with Redskins

Dispelling speculation that the running back may get released, new  Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said Friday that Portis will return to the team this season.

Childress: No decision but no worries over Favre

Four weeks removed from a playoff loss, the Vikings and Brett Favre are now engaged in another contest: the waiting game.

23,000 now expected to lose jobs after shuttle retirement

VIERA — The local economic forecast tied to President Barack Obama's proposed NASA budget keeps growing bleaker.