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DeGeneres is a rising star in daytime

Executives at Warner Brothers have long believed that Ellen DeGeneres is the heir apparent to Oprah Winfrey in daytime TV.

Luge crash death overshadows Games big day

VANCOUVER - Nodar Kumaritashvili, a 21-year-old Georgian luger, died after a horrifying crash in training Friday, casting a pall over the Winter Olympics hours before the Games were to be declared open.

Tiger misses deadline, will not play in Match Play

The 64-man field at the Match Play Championship does not include Tiger Woods.

UConn's Calhoun won't commit to coaching next season

Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun says he will not commit to coaching beyond this season, even though his 3 1/2-week medical leave of absence did nothing to diminish his desire to coach basketball.

Glazer: Dolphins grant LB's wish, release Porter

Miami Dolphins veteran linebacker Joey Porter is getting his wish, as the Dolphins are releasing Porter.

Olympic luger dies after training run crash

A men's Olympic luger from Georgia died Friday after a crash during training.

Olympian luger sustains life-threatening injuries in crash

A men's Olympic luge slider from Georgia sustained life-threatening injuries during a training run Friday morning at the Whistler Sliding Center, the impact sending him over the wall of the track.