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Kobe, Iverson out of All-Star game; Kidd, Lee in

Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers and Allen Iverson of the Philadelphia 76ers won't play in the All-Star game this weekend.

Former President Bill Clinton hospitalized

NEW YORK CITY - Bill Clinton underwent heart surgery at a New York City hospital Thursday to get two stents implanted after he felt "discomfort in his chest," a representative for the former president said.

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Vonn tests injured shin after training run canceled

Aided by painkillers and numbing cream, Lindsey Vonn tested her badly bruised right shin Thursday by skiing for the first time since getting injured last week — and she came away encouraged about her Olympic prospects.

Damon-White Sox talk is surfacing

Talk surfaced Thursday that the White Sox are pursuing free-agent outfielder Johnny Damon.

Calhoun ends medical leave, back coaching UConn

Jim Calhoun is back coaching the Connecticut Huskies.