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Lakers lose fourth straight road game

Kobe Bryant didn't play the fourth quarter because of back spasms, and Pau Gasol missed his fifth game because of a strained hamstring.

No. 6 Boilermakers suffer second straight loss as Ohio State rallies

Ohio State's Evan Turner dismantled Purdue's highly respected defense.

Kiffin leaving Tennessee to coach USC

Kiffin bolts Tennessee after just one season to take USC job.

Gossage: McGwire shouldn't be in Hall of Fame

Goose Gossage watched Mark McGwire's televised confession to steroids use and was happy his former teammate came clean.

Strong earthquake hits Haiti

HAITI — A strong earthquake hit the impoverished country of Haiti on Tuesday afternoon, where a hospital collapsed and people were screaming for help. Other buildings also were damaged.

Tea partiers shell out big bucks for Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin’s appearance early next month at the first tea party movement’s convention in Nashville, Tenn., has stirred controversy in conservative circles over her reported decision to charge a substantial fee.

Boldin improving, hopefuly he can play vs. Saints

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Anquan Boldin says he feels much better and is optimistic about his chances of playing in Saturday's divisional playoff game at New Orleans.

Jets punter passes stress test, likely for Sunday

New York Jets punter Steve Weatherford has passed a stress test and should be fine for Sunday's playoff game at San Diego.

McCoy proposes to girlfriend at Texas' stadium

Colt McCoy brought girlfriend Rachel Glandorf to Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on Monday night.

'Fired up': Carroll pumped to be Seahawks coach

Pete Carroll says he's glad to be a Seahawk, and looks forward to turning around the fortunes of the team.