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Cricket star Phillip Hughes dies

Australian cricket player Phillip Hughes died Thursday, two days after sustaining injuries when he was hit in the head with a ball during a match, Cricket Australia said.

NFL fines Lions C Raiola $10K

Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola was fined $10,000 by the NFL this week for striking a New England player in the back of the helmet in the final minute of Sunday's 34-9 loss to the Patriots.

Spurs coach Popovich out vs. Pacers

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich missed Wednesday night's game against Indiana after undergoing a minor medical procedure.

NFL NEWS
NFL fines Lions C Raiola $10K

Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola was fined $10,000 by the NFL this week for striking a New England player in the back of the helmet in the final minute of Sunday's 34-9 loss to the Patriots.

Bears place Brian de la Puente on IR

The Chicago Bears have placed guard/center Brian de la Puente on injured reserve because of an ankle injury.

Redskins put CB Porter on IR

The Washington Redskins have placed cornerback Tracy Porter on injured reserve, the team announced Wednesday.

MLB NEWS
D-backs reportedly land Tomas

The Arizona Diamondbacks have reportedly come to terms with Cuban power-hitting outfielder Yasmany Tomas on a six-year, $68.5 million contract.

Rays sign Frieri to one-year deal

The Tampa Bay Rays have signed pitcher Ernesto Frieri to a one-year contract.

Orioles acquire LHP Scott Barnes

The Baltimore Orioles acquired left- handed pitcher Scott Barnes from the Cleveland Indians for cash considerations on Wednesday.


SOCCER NEWS
Marshall claims Defender of the Year honors

Major League Soccer announced Tuesday that Seattle Sounders FC's Chad Marshall has been named the 2014 Defender of the Year.

FCD's Akindele wins Rookie of the Year award

FC Dallas forward Tesho Akindele has been named Major League Soccer's Rookie of the Year, the league announced on Monday.

FCD takes Kennedy in Dispersal Draft

After Chivas USA was closed down last month, Major League Soccer held a dispersal draft on Wednesday that saw seven of the clubs players selected, including goalkeeper Dan Kennedy, who was the first pick by FC Dallas.

NBA NEWS
Spurs coach Popovich out vs. Pacers

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich missed Wednesday night's game against Indiana after undergoing a minor medical procedure.

Spurs' Popovich to miss Wednesday's game

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich will miss Wednesday's game against the Indiana Pacers after undergoing a minor medical procedure.

Nothin' but Net: Geography yields no respect

You probably know that the two NBA teams with 12 wins are the Memphis Grizzlies and Toronto Raptors.

NASCAR NEWS
Kahne gets three-year extension from Hendrick

Kasey Kahne will continue to drive for Hendrick Motorsports through the 2018 Sprint Cup season, signing a three-year contract extension on Thursday.

The Inside Line: NASCAR's new Chase format a huge success

From the first lap at Chicagoland to the last lap at Homestead, the 2014 Chase for the Sprint Cup championship was filled with lots of drama and excitement, thanks to NASCAR's new playoff format.

Gordon wins Homestead pole, Harvick tops among title contenders

Five days after he was eliminated from the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, Jeff Gordon won the pole for the season-ending race at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

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