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NBA Owners, Players Reach Tentative Deal

The sides reached a tentative agreement early Saturday to end the 149-day lockout and hope to begin the delayed season with a marquee triple-header Dec. 25. Most of a season that seemed in jeopardy of being lost entirely will be salvaged if both sides approve the handshake deal.
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World's Worst Soccer Team Finally Wins A Game

In 17 years of international play, American Samoa has scored just a dozen goals — compared to the 229 they've allowed. But they scored two this week to beat Tonga 2-1 in a World Cup qualifying match.
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NFL's Thanksgiving Day Lineup: Grudge Matches, Not 'Turkeys'

The NFL's traditional Thanksgiving Day games have football fans excited. If the day has a theme, it could be "grudge match." The Dallas Cowboys have a shot at repairing their pride injured in 1993; Green Bay and Detroit's game has echoes of 1962; and in the final game, two brothers will coach opposing teams for the first time in NFL history.
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An Eternal Tee Time Option For Die-Hard Golfers

For the most fanatical of sports junkies, commentator Frank Deford has news of a way to carry that fervor into the afterlife.
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Kansas City Cashes In On A Big-Time Sports Bet

The Missouri river town spent $300 million on a glass-encased sports arena that no big-league pro sports team calls home. Four years later, Sprint Center ranks as America's fifth-busiest arena, with visitors ranging from Lady Gaga to Elmo, from college hoops to Cirque du Soleil.
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Sports Stadiums Vie To Win Technology Race

There is a race in sports that has nothing to do with the athletes: It's all about stadiums outdoing each other for who can have the latest and greatest technology to keep fans entertained — and create new revenue streams. Staples Center in Los Angeles — home to the Lakers, Clippers and Kings — is the newest entrant to the race. But how much technology is too much?

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