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  • Dodgers beat Diamondbacks 7-5, win both Down Under

    SYDNEY (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers felt right at home in their season-opening series Down Under. Yasiel Puig had three hits and two RBIs to back a scoreless outing by Hyun-Jin Ryu and the Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-5 at Sydney Cricket Ground on Sunday. Dee Gordon and Juan...

  • LA jury: Helmet maker not liable for player injury

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles jury has found that helmet maker Riddell, Inc. was not liable for the severe brain injury of a high school football who suffered a helmet-to-helmet hit during a game. The Los Angeles Times reports that the jury deliberated for less than 30 minutes before...

  • Eli Manning's attorneys ask for lawsuit dismissal

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Attorneys for New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning are asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit brought against him by a New Jersey sports memorabilia dealer. A motion filed Thursday by Manning's attorneys says Eric Inselberg's lawsuit is without merit. The memorabilia...

  • Reliant Stadium renamed NRG Stadium

    HOUSTON (AP) — Reliant Stadium, the surrounding park and all of the facilities in it are being rebranded. Governing board of the Harris County Sports and Convention Corp., which owns the complex, voted Wednesday to rename the Reliant complex after the Texas-based electric retailer's parent...

  • Obama's brackets may have violated ethics rules banning NCAA betting at work

    President Obama's NCAA bracket, distributed by the White House, and his comments to ESPN that he would buy the first lady some shoes if he won, may have crossed strict ethics lines barring federal workers from doing their own brackets while on duty.

  • Mobile devices add allure to March Madness at work

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Every year, the NCAA college basketball tournament gives employees a reason to goof off at their desks and root for their alma maters. But there's a growing source of potential headaches for bosses. Media companies like hosts CBS Corp. and Time Warner Inc.'s Turner are...

  • Wisconsin Rapids hosts national curling tournament

    WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (AP) — Curling enthusiasts are gathering in Wisconsin Rapids this week for a national tournament with teams from 10 states. Daily Tribune Media reports (http://wrtnews.co/1dptZG4 ) the USA Curling 2014 Mixed Nationals began Saturday and will have finals on Sunday. Mike...

  • Obama unveils Final Four picks, predicts Michigan State to win

    President Obama unveiled his Final Four picks for the men's NCAA College Basketball Championship to ESPN and predicted that Michigan State would top Louisville in the title game. In a yearly tradition for the basketball fan, Obama shared his Final Four predictions, rounded out by Florida and...

  • Ravens linebacker to be in ad on health care

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore Ravens linebacker Lardarius Webb is taking part in an advertisement to help people find out more about getting help to enroll in health insurance. Webb will be joining state health officials and advocates on Wednesday in Baltimore to highlight radio ads that will...

  • NFL settles lawsuit brought by stadium worker

    DALLAS (AP) — The NFL says it has settled a lawsuit with a worker injured by ice and snow that fell from the roof of the Dallas Cowboys' stadium during the week before the 2011 Super Bowl. NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy on Tuesday confirmed the settlement but declined to provide the terms....

  • White House report highlights sports injuries

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Just as March Madness sweeps the nation for college basketball fans, the White House is making an extra push to increase health care enrollment in the wake of a report showing 1.9 million young people sought emergency treatment from sports-related injuries in 2012. The...

  • Shane Battier is latest Miami Heat player to pitch Obamacare

    The Miami Heat may not be a slam dunk for NBA champions this year, but there's no question about where they stand when it comes to Obamacare. Team forward Shane Battier is just the latest player to pitch in to help promote enrollment in the federal health care exchanges before the March 31...

  • Qatar WCup organizers: We adhered to ethics rules

    LONDON (AP) — Organizers of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar have distanced themselves from fresh allegations of corruption surrounding the Gulf nation's winning bid for the tournament in 2010. Tuesday's edition of British newspaper The Daily Telegraph alleges it has evidence that former FIFA vice...

  • With nod to March Madness, White House promotes Obamacare bracket

    The White House on Monday will release a “16 Sweetest Reasons to Get Covered” bracket, hoping to use March Madness to promote Obamacare two weeks before the deadline for Americans to obtain health insurance.

  • Pair of GOP senators want Russia kicked out of World Cups

    Sens. Mark Kirk of Illinois and Dan Coats of Indiana have urged FIFA, international soccer's governing body, to suspend Russia's membership "in light of Russia's military occupation of a sovereign Ukraine."



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