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Government to explore legality of BCS

The Obama administration is considering several steps that would review the legality of the controversial Bowl Championship Series, the Justice Department said in a letter Friday to a senator who had asked for an antitrust review.

Toyota reeling from pedal recall

UNDATED - 2.3 million Toyotas have been recalled for sticky accelerators. Toyota says it has a fix for the problem and have three plants ramping up production to get the job done. Meanwhile financially-troubled General Motors is taking this op

Twins optimistic about re-signing Mauer

Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire says he's optimistic that a new deal will get done with American League MVP Joe Mauer.

Source: Verlander, Tigers talk extension

The Tigers and Justin Verlander have discussed a five-year, $75 million contract extension, one source confirmed to

NASCAR race purses decreasing in '10

Race purses in NASCAR's three national series — Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck — will be lower than last season.

Cardinals QB Kurt Warner retires from NFL

Two-time MVP Kurt Warner has retired from football.

Taxpayers pay $101,000 for Pelosi's in-flight 'food, booze'

It reads like a dream order for a wild frat party: Maker's Mark whiskey, Courvoisier cognac, Johnny Walker Red scotch, Grey Goose vodka, E&J brandy, Bailey's Irish Crème, Bacardi Light rum, Jim Beam whiskey, Beefeater gin, Dewars scotch, Bombay Sapph

Nobel Peace Prize-winner Barack Obama ups nuclear spending

Barack Obama has allocated £4.3billion to spend on maintaining the U.S.

Marijauna megastore opening in Oakland

OAKLAND - There's a new store in East Oakland that's sure to draw a huge cloud of controversy.