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A's reach one-year deal with Sheets worth $10M

The A’s, making a bold play to upgrade their starting rotation, have reached agreement with free-agent right-hander Ben Sheets on a one-year contract.

Source: Cubs close to deal with OF Nady

The Cubs are close to a one-year deal with free-agent outfielder Xavier Nady, according to a major-league source.

paraguay striker bullet still lodged in skull

paraguay striker bullet still lodged in skull

Record number of young Americans jobless


Census terms has people up in arms

Use of the word Negro to describe a black person has largely fallen out of polite conversation - except on the U.S. Census questionnaire.

Favre might as well try to finish the job

Brett Favre owes it to himself (and to us) to try to go out on top. follows Day Two of Senior Bowl practice

The team is in Mobile, Ala., to track every major development during Senior Bowl practices.

Oakland hires Ravens QB coach Jackson to run offense

Oakland has hired Baltimore quarterbacks coach Hue Jackson as its new offensive coordinator, has learned.

Roddick running out of time to make major impact

With young stars taking over, Roddick's running out of time to be a major threat.