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Rice, Smith top list of 17 Hall finalists

If ever two players seemed like locks to make the Pro Football Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility, Jerry Rice and Emmitt Smith would be the choices.

Cards' Boldin hopes to play vs. Packers

Cardinals three-time Pro Bowl receiver Anquan Boldin didn't practice again on Friday because of a left high ankle sprain, a condition compounded by a sprained left knee.

Vols dismiss senior star Smith after gun, drug incident

Tennessee star Tyler Smith has been dismissed from the team.

Seahawks fire head coach Mora, target Carroll

The Seahawks have fired head coach Jim Mora after just one year and are targeting Pete Carroll as his replacement.

Fired Leach accuses Texas Tech of slander, libel

Fired Texas Tech coach Mike Leach is accusing his former bosses of making "slanderous and libelous" statements intended to damage his reputation.

togo team bus attacked

Togo soccer team bus attacked by gunfire

Weis gets new NFL gig leading Chiefs' offense

The Kansas City Chiefs have hired former Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis as offensive coordinator.

USF coach Leavitt fired amid allegations he hit a player

South Florida football coach Jim Leavitt has been fired following an investigation of an allegation that he struck one of his players in the locker room.