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Linebacker Tedy Bruschi Set to Retire

  • August 31, 2009, 12:29 AM

BOSTON (AP) -- Tedy Bruschi is retiring after a 13-year career marked by an inspiring return to the New England Patriots as a starting linebacker eight months after a stroke.

A person familiar with his decision told The Associated Press on Sunday night that the 36-year-old Bruschi will announce his retirement at a news conference Monday morning. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because no announcement had been made.

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Giants Finish Sweep of Rockies

  • August 30, 2009, 6:39 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Edgar Renteria spoke up in a team meeting Tuesday and told his San Francisco teammates to forget a heartbreaking 14-inning loss at Colorado the night before that ended on a grand slam.

''I told them, 'Play ball,''' Renteria recalled.

He's sure doing so, and is a key reason the Giants are right back in the thick of things alongside the Rockies.

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California Rallies to Win Little League World Series

  • August 30, 2009, 6:31 PM

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) -- Andy Rios couldn't wait to get home to Southern California to have some french fries.

There's a big victory meal upcoming back in Chula Vista.

Bulla Graft's sharp single scored the go-ahead run in the fourth inning and Kiko Garcia pitched three-plus scoreless innings of relief to lead California to a 6-3 victory Sunday over Taoyuan, Taiwan to win the Little League World Series.

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Duane Munn

Jordan Moments Collection

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  • Duane Munn
  • August 29, 2009, 1:41 PM

The Jordan Brand

This one's for all you Jordan die-hards out there.

On September 5, the Jordan Brand will pay tribute to the awesomness that is Michael Jordan by releasing the JORDAN MOMENTS COLLECTION, a three-pack of souped-up Jordans.

Each sneaker in the collection is tied to a different moment of Jordan's career: the Air Jordan High Moments (left) is a modified version of the first Air Jordan ever released (waaaaay back in 1984), the Air Jordan 2009 Moments (center) is the last Air Jordan to be released, and the Jordan 6 Rings Moments (right) feature design elements from each pair of Jordans worn by MJ during his six NBA Championship wins (Air Jordan's VI, VII, VIII, XI, XII and XIII).

Click the "More" tab for up-close-and-personal pics of each sneaker.

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Sarah Braunstein

Weekend Baseball: What to Watch

I’m just going to toot my own horn here for a minute. Last week I resisted the urge to suggest tuning into the Sabathia/Beckett throw down on Sunday night and instead predicted that Pedro’s return to New York, as a Phillie, would be the best of the day. If you took my advice you skipped an off night for two aces of the AL East but managed to see the second game-ending unassisted triple play in MLB history. If not, maybe you should wise up and take my advice this time around.
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Marissa McBride

Vick's Debut: Philly Fans Like What They See

Second play of the game, out steps Number 7 clad in an Eagles jersey. The crowd erupts, and the camera pans over to approving fans cheering their loudest.

So maybe Philadelphia has come to their senses and realized what Vick could possibly do for their team and organization. Or maybe they haven’t, and still refuse to accept that Vick’s done his time and deserves a second chance.

Whatever they think, Vick has proven to be effective in the Eagles’ offense.

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Dodgers Re-Take Control of the NL West

  • August 27, 2009, 10:50 PM

DENVER (AP) -- Vicente Padilla gave the Los Angeles Dodgers a shot in the arm and the Colorado Rockies a punch to the gut.

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