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Farmer roughed up in 3rd ML start

The number seven was not a lucky one for Buck Farmer on Thursday.

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Hawks’ Korver has surgery; Mack separates shoulder

Atlanta Hawks guard/forward Kyle Korver underwent surgery on Wednesday night to repair the ligament damage in his right ankle suffered during the Western Conference finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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Blatter defies calls to quit as FIFA scandal widens

The corruption charges engulfing soccer’s governing body have heaped shame and humiliation on the game, FIFA President Sepp Blatter said on Thursday, although he flatly rejected calls to resign over the scandal.

Opinions vary on whether Uribe asked for trade

Juan Uribe says he didn’t demand the Los Angeles Dodgers trade him. All he wanted was for the club to define his role.

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Braves don’t want repeat of last year’s Western road trip

Braves, Dodgers talk Callaspo-Uribe swap

The Atlanta Braves hope they won’t be reliving a bad dream. Monday’s 6-3 loss at Dodger Stadium began a 10-game Western swing that will also take the Braves to San Francisco and Arizona. Last year, it was a similar three-city road trip starting in Los Angeles that scuttled their playoff hopes.

Tokyo governor hits out at ‘ridiculous’ 2020 bill

The Tokyo metropolitan government has hit out at the “ridiculous” $400 million bill they have been asked to foot for the main stadium at the 2020 Olympics.

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World Cup perfect at 32 teams, says CONCACAF chief Webb

The World Cup is football’s jewel and should not be tarnished by being increased to more than 32 teams, CONCACAF confederation president Jeffrey Webb said on Tuesday.

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Phenomenal athletic season for Rockdale concludes with state title

An argument could be made that the 2014-2015 athletic season was the finest in the history of Rockdale High School, and the best moments were delivered right at the end.

Farmer to start Thursday for Detroit

Buck Farmer is headed back to the big leagues.

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Motor racing-Indy on edge after crash-filled run-up to 500

Jittery motorsports fans were bracing for a risky Indianapolis 500 on Sunday with a crash-filled buildup to the ‘Greatest Spectacle in Racing’ leaving a mix of excitement and dread hanging over the famed Brickyard.

North Carolina receives notice of academic fraud allegations

The University of North Carolina said Friday it has received notice from the NCAA regarding allegations of academic fraud committed within the athletic department.

Lakers star Bryant expected to step away after next season

Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak created some buzz by saying future Hall of Famer Kobe Bryant had told him that next season would be his last with the Lakers, but the team said on Friday that was no surprise.

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Holloman is epitome of a team player

Newton’s Jeremiah Holloman was not going to let something like a badly hurt knee to keep him from winning a Class AAAAAA state championship in the triple jump in the 2015 GHSA Boys State Track and Field Meet at Memorial Stadium in Jefferson.

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A stumble not enough to keep Stokes from winning a state championship

Eastside’s Eric Stokes thought he was on his way to an easy to win in the 400-meter dash of Class AAAA GHSA Boys Track and Field meet but ended up winning by seven-thousandth of a second with a time of 47.902 seconds.

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No structural knee damage for Hawks’ Carroll

The Atlanta Hawks had cause to celebrate on Thursday when medical tests revealed that forward DeMarre Carroll had no structural or ligament damage after suffering a leg injury in Game One of the Eastern Conference finals.

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