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'Nothing personal': Yankees won't extend Jeter, Rivera, Girardi

Hal Steinbrenner says the New York Yankees won't alter their policy against contract extensions and will deal with Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera and Joe Girardi after the season.

Nathan injury is enormous blow to Twins

Joe Nathan's injury leaves the Twins with one gaping void.

U.S. sitting on rare tech-crucial minerals

China supplies most of the rare earth minerals found in technologies such as hybrid cars, wind turbines, computer hard drives and cell phones, but the U.S.

Big Ben is guilty even if he is innocent

He's a two-time Super Bowl champion who is still taking shots with 20-year-olds at bars.

Iverson going through 'tough times'

Exiled Philadelphia 76ers guard Allen Iverson says he's experiencing "tough times'' a week after it was decided he would not return to the team and his wife filed for divorce.

Japan confirms Cold War-era 'secret' pacts with US

TOKYO – Japan confirmed for the first time Tuesday the existence of once-secret Cold War-era pacts with the U.S.

Steelers re-sign safety Clark, bring back WR Randle El

The Pittsburgh Steelers made a pair of surprise moves by re-signing safety Ryan Clark and bringing back wide receiver Antwaan Randle El.

Edwards gets probation, but no suspension for intentional wreck

Carl Edwards will keep racing after flipping Brad Keselowski.

Twins closer Nathan has torn ligament

Twins closer Joe Nathan has a significant tear in the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow and could miss the entire season.