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Tiger misses deadline for Torrey Pines; Phil will play

Phil Mickelson will open his PGA Tour season next week in the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines.

Pro golfer gets 1 year in prison for not paying taxes

Professional golfer Jim Thorpe has been sentenced to a year in prison for failing to pay more than $2 million in income taxes.

Hurt hammy has Blazers star Roy out 4 games

Trail Blazers guard Brandon Roy will miss four games because of a right hamstring injury.

Injured Jets all looking likely for title game

New York Jets defensive end Shaun Ellis and linebackers David Harris and Bart Scott are probable for the AFC championship game despite being limited at practice Friday with injuries.

Harvin could miss NFC title game with migraines

Minnesota receiver and returner Percy Harvin is listed as questionable for the NFC championship game.

KU coach cracks down on Facebook, denies transfer rumors

An annoyed Bill Self said Friday that reports of Tyshawn Taylor's saying on Facebook that he might want to transfer out of Kansas are untrue.

West's bum finger adds to Cavs' injury woes

Cavaliers guard Delonte West has broken his left ring finger, becoming the second Cleveland point guard to be injured this week.

Why the GOP should still be nervous

Republicans are riding high in the wake of Scott Brown’s win, talking up an authentic resurgence for their party and a real chance for reclaiming power. Don’t bet on it.

Sore knee keeps Shockey out of Saints practice

New Orleans Saints tight end Jeremy Shockey has missed practice with a sore right knee.

Obama: "I'll never stop fighting for you"

ELYRIA, Ohio (Reuters) – President Barack Obama, ending a tough week, told Americans on Friday he would keep fighting to create jobs and reform healthcare.