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Moss planning NFL comeback

Posted: February 13, 2012 10:37 PM ; Updated: February 13, 2012 10:37 PM

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Randy Moss once said, "I play when I want to play."

Six months after retiring, the veteran NFL wide receiver wants to play again.

Moss announced on a webchat Monday -- his 35th birthday -- that he's planning a comeback. His agent, Joel Segal, wouldn't go into his client's available options.

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A's reach deal with Cuban defector Cespdes

Posted: February 13, 2012 10:35 PM ; Updated: February 13, 2012 10:35 PM

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- After a winter of rebuilding, the Oakland Athletics were the surprise winner for Cuban defector Yoenis Cespedes.

Cespedes and the A's have agreed to a $36 million, four-year contract - quite a splash for the low-budget franchise that traded away several key faces this offseason.

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Marc Gasol, Aldridge, Iguodala among five first-time NBA All-Stars

Posted: February 10, 2012 4:27 PM ; Updated: February 10, 2012 4:27 PM

NEW YORK (AP) -- Dirk Nowitzki's streak survives, despite one of the worst seasons of his career.

Two other old stars are no longer All-Stars.

Nowitzki was chosen Thursday to his 11th straight All-Star game, with coaches overlooking the lowest scoring average since his second NBA season in favor of his long-term excellence.

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Rangers, Cruz agree to two-year contract

Posted: February 10, 2012 4:26 PM ; Updated: February 10, 2012 4:26 PM

Nelson Cruz seems to be a perfect fit for the Texas Rangers with his potent bat and big personality.

With hopes of staying together even longer, AL championship series MVP Cruz and two-time defending AL champion Texas avoided arbitration by agreeing Thursday to a $16 million, two-year contract.

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Rivers' buzz-beater sinks Tar Heels

Posted: February 09, 2012 11:27 AM ; Updated: February 09, 2012 11:29 AM

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- Austin Rivers and his Duke teammates kept hanging around, doing just enough to keep North Carolina from blowing the game open until the Tar Heels finally gave them an opening.

The freshman took advantage, burying a shot that will live on in the lore of this fierce rivalry.

Rivers hit a 3-pointer at the horn to give the No. 10 Blue Devils an 85-84 win over the fifth-ranked Tar Heels on Wednesday night, snapping the UNC's school-record 31-game home winning streak.

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Giants Beat Patriots, Manning is MVP

Posted: February 05, 2012 11:20 PM ; Updated: February 07, 2012 3:38 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Take that, Brady. You too, Peyton.

Eli Manning is the big man in the NFL after one-upping Tom Brady and leading the New York Giants to a 21-17 victory over the New England Patriots in Sunday's Super Bowl - in older brother Peyton's house, at that.

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