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Dirk, Mavericks top Kobe, Lakers

While most of the focus in recent days was on the newest members of the team, it was two of the longest-tenured Dallas Mavericks who carried them in the clutch against the defending champs.

Extreme skier Johnson dies after fall

A professional extreme skier who competed in the Winter X Games died Wednesday after he fell and hit his head on a rock outcropping while taking a run down a steep chute at California's Squaw Valley.

NFL hopes to start testing for HGH

The NFL hopes to start testing players for human growth hormone, following a test that led to the suspension of a British rugby player.

Irish stun No. 12 Panthers as 'Gody sits

Notre Dame slowed it down against No. 12 Pittsburgh and turned the game into a runaway.

All teachers fired at underperforming school in Rhode Island

CENTRAL FALLS, Rhode Island — The blue-and-white banner exclaiming "anticipation" on the front of Central Falls High School seems like a cruel joke for an institution so chronically troubled that its leaders decid