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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.

Taliban blow up Pakistan girls school

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AFP) – The Taliban blew up a girls' school in Pakistan's Khyber district, where troops are fighting against militants in the tribal region bordering Afghanistan, an official said Wednesday.

Source: Braves give Glaus one-year deal

The Braves have signed free agent Troy Glaus to a one-year contract, according to a major-league source.