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Portland Timbers Timbers top Rapids 2-1
Maximiliano Urruti and Diego Valeri each scored in the second half to give Portland a 2-1 win over visiting Colorado on Friday night.
Sports Stewart returns to racing but questions remain Stewart returns to racing but questions remain (Photo Gallery)
Will he face criminal charges for running over a fellow driver at a sprint-car race in upstate New York? Will the brash racer they call "Smoke" regain the edge that made him a NASCAR superstar, even after conceding he'll be affected the rest of his life by the death of Kevin Ward Jr.?
Sports After Rice, NFL increases domestic violence bans After Rice, NFL increases domestic violence bans
NFL players will be subject to a six-week suspension for a first domestic violence offense and banishment from the league for a second under a new policy outlined by Commissioner Roger Goodell.
Sports USC's Shaw admits to lying about injuries, rescue USC's Shaw admits to lying about injuries, rescue
Southern California cornerback Josh Shaw has admitted to lying to school officials about how he sprained his ankles last weekend, retracting his story about jumping off a balcony to save his drowning nephew.
Sports Fantasy league explosion spawns big-dollar industry Fantasy league explosion spawns big-dollar industry
When lawmakers carved out an exemption for fantasy sports in a 2006 law targeting online poker, no one predicted that it would spawn an online gambling operation that may someday rival the millions wagered daily in Las Vegas sports books.
Sports Marino back with Dolphins as special advisor Marino back with Dolphins as special advisor
Marino was announced Sunday as a newly hired special adviser to Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, a move that has been expected for some time. Miami NBC affiliate WTVJ first reported that Marino would return to the team.
Sports Lovefest: Kevin Love traded to Cavs, joins LeBron Lovefest: Kevin Love traded to Cavs, joins LeBron
The Minnesota Timberwolves, Cleveland Cavaliers and Philadelphia 76ers completed a delayed blockbuster trade Saturday that's been talked about for months and on hold for 30 days. Love, arguably the game's best power forward, is headed from Minnesota to Cleveland, where he will join James and instantly make the Cavs NBA title favorites.

AP Headlines Test

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  • "content" value is 49er Ray McDonald accused of domestic violence Associated Press - 1 September 2014 03:49-04:00 News Topics: General news, Sports, Celebrity legal affairs, Domestic assault, Celebrity, Sports team and league operation, Arrests, NFL football, Violence in sports, Crime, Entertainment, Arts and entertainment, Assault and battery, Violent crime, Sports industry, Media and entertainment industry, Industries, Business, Sports business, Law and order, Professional football, Football, Violence, Social issues, Social affairs People, Places and Companies: Ray McDonald, Roger Goodell, Ray Rice, Aldon Smith, California, San Jose, San Francisco Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
  • "summary" value is SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald was arrested early Sunday on felony domestic violence charges after officers responded to a home in an upscale neighborhood, San Jose police said.
  • "title" value is 49er Ray McDonald accused of domestic violence
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  • "published" value is 2014-09-01T14:32:42-04:00

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  • "content" value is In the NFL, imitation is often a form of flattery Associated Press - 1 September 2014 11:07-04:00 News Topics: Sports, Sports team and league operation, NFL football, Technology, Sports industry, Media and entertainment industry, Industries, Business, Sports business, Professional football, Football People, Places and Companies: Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Phil Simms Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
  • "summary" value is NEW YORK (AP) — Troy Vincent pounds his fists on a conference room table and smiles.
  • "title" value is In the NFL, imitation is often a form of flattery
  • "link" value is
  • "published" value is 2014-09-01T14:32:42-04:00

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  • "content" value is AP source: Chiefs' Alex Smith agrees to extension Associated Press - 1 September 2014 09:42-04:00 News Topics: Sports, Sports transactions, NFL football, Sports business, Professional football, Football People, Places and Companies: Alex Smith, Andy Reid, Andy Dalton, Colin Kaepernick, Jamaal Charles, Dwayne Bowe, Justin Houston, Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, Kansas City Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
  • "summary" value is KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — When he was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs last offseason, quarterback Alex Smith professed his admiration for coach Andy Reid and his excitement at playing for the storied franchise.
  • "title" value is AP source: Chiefs' Alex Smith agrees to extension
  • "link" value is
  • "published" value is 2014-09-01T14:32:42-04:00

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  • "content" value is Gronk promises he will play Sunday Associated Press - 1 September 2014 14:01-04:00 News Topics: Sports, Athlete injuries, NFL football, Athlete health, Professional football, Football People, Places and Companies: Rob Gronkowski, T.J. Ward, Massachusetts Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
  • "summary" value is FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Star tight end Rob Gronkowski stood in front of his Gillette Stadium locker Monday and announced he will be playing in the New England Patriots' opener at Miami this Sunday.
  • "title" value is Gronk promises he will play Sunday
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  • "published" value is 2014-09-01T14:32:42-04:00

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  • "content" value is Panthers QB Newton returns to practice field Associated Press - 1 September 2014 13:09-04:00 News Topics: Sports, Athlete injuries, NFL football, Species conservation and preservation, Athlete health, Professional football, Football, Wildlife management, Wildlife, Environment, Environment and nature, Natural resource management, Environmental conservation and preservation People, Places and Companies: Cam Newton, Ron Rivera, Derek Anderson, Newton, Charlotte Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
  • "summary" value is CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers quarterback Cam Newton returned to the practice field wearing an oversized flak jacket designed to provide added protection for his fractured ribs.
  • "title" value is Panthers QB Newton returns to practice field
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  • "published" value is 2014-09-01T14:32:42-04:00