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Celtics' Pierce out 2 weeks with knee infection

Celtics forward Paul Pierce had fluid drained from his right knee Wednesday and will miss the next two weeks.

Golf Digest suspends Tiger's monthly columns

Golf Digest will suspend Tiger Woods' monthly instructional columns while the golfer is on indefinite leave from golf, the magazine announced Wednesday.

Polamalu doubtful for crucial game vs. Ravens

Steelers safety Troy Polamalu didn't practice again Wednesday because of his injured left knee ligament and doesn't expect to play Sunday against Baltimore.

Vick wins Eagles' courage award

Michael Vick has won the Ed Block Courage Award, voted on by his teammates on the Philadelphia Eagles.

Millions could miss BCS bowl games

UNDATED - It's easy to trash Fox's consistently ham-fisted presentation of BCS games over the last three years — the endless shots of the Kansas band and over-the-top Tebow love will go down in bad broadcastin

Promoter: Pacquiao-Mayweather likely off over testing spat

Manny Pacquiao has always been willing to spill blood to win a fight.

Eagles' Westbrook cleared to play after concussions

Eagles running back Brian Westbrook was cleared to play after recovering from two concussions and is expected to return against the Denver Broncos.

Plane overshoots runway in Jamaica

KINGSTON, JAMAICA - An American Airlines flight carrying more than 150 people skidded off a rain-slicked runway as it landed in Jamaica Tuesday night, hitting a fence and plowing into a sandy embankment before it ca

Senate sets Christmas Eve vote to increase debt limit

WASHINGTON - The measure, passed last week by the House of Representatives, would increase the debt limit, now at $12.1 trillion, by $290 billion.