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Republicans considering ideological purity test for candidates

WASHINGTON - Ten members of the Republican National Committee are proposing a resolution demanding candidates embrace at least eight of 10 conservative principles if they hope to receive financial support and an off

Irish AD Swarbrick nixes Weis' recruiting trip

Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick says Charlie Weis will return with the football team after the Stanford game instead of staying on the West Coast to recruit. Swarbrick made the comments Tuesday during a taping of his radio show for WLS R

Wizards owner Pollin dies at 85

Washington Wizards owner Abe Pollin has died. He was 85. His death was announced by his company, Washington Sports & Entertainment.

Ten reasons this season has stunk

And the NCAA's got no alibi. Rivalry game duds. A dull Heisman race. Bad officiating.

Pujols' third MVP season could be his finest

Albert Pujols is the NL MVP for the third time.

Hasenmayer: Updated NFL power rankings

The Saints, Colts and Vikes have ruled this year, but Adrian Hasenmayer has the Pats entering the fray in this week's Power Rankings.

Big Ben likely to start Sunday despite concussion

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has a concussion, but is expected to play at Baltimore as long as he continues to pass the daily tests given to players who have sustained the injury. Coach Mike Tomlin said on Tuesday that he plans to go into