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Brown demands to be sworn in earlier than planned

BOSTON – Massachusetts Republican Scott Brown changed course and demanded he be sworn in to replace the late Sen. Edward M.

Mickelson to ditch wedge in wake of 'cheating' accusation

Phil Mickelson says he won't be using the Ping Eye2 wedge that led a fellow player to accuse him of "cheating," saying he has made his point about a rules problem he wants to see fixed.

Hall of Famer, former Knicks All-Star McGuire dies

Dick McGuire, a basketball Hall of Famer and longtime member of the New York Knicks organization, died Wednesday of natural causes.

Ex-coach: Affair affected '98 US World Cup team

Affair affected '98 U.S. World Cup team

Scott Brown to be sworn in Feb. 11

BOSTON - Massachusetts officials are planning to formally certify the US Senate election results Wednesday, allowing Senator-elect Scott Brown to be sworn in at any point afterward.

'Stellar weekend' could land Danica at Daytona

Danica Patrick could win her stock car debut at Saturday's ARCA race at Daytona and still decide to bypass the Nationwide Series opener there a week later.

Scout Top 25 recruiting classes

Florida's coach is in limbo. USC has a new head man. And the Big 12 powerhouses are locked in another battle.

Hornets star Paul to have knee surgery; timetable unclear

New Orleans point guard Chris Paul will have knee surgery and likely miss the All-Star game.

Referee dies after being hit by puck

A Swedish ice hockey referee has died after being hit in the back of the head by a puck during a junior game.

Watson: Tiger must show humility, clean up act on course

Tom Watson says Tiger Woods needs to "show some humility to the public" when he returns to golf after sorting out his personal life.