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Ravens safety Reed to play next season 2013-01-24T213534Z_1_BRE90N195_RTROPTC_0_US-NFL-SUPERBOWL-RAVEN S-REED.XML () -
Former NFL football player Erxleben arrested in Ponzi scheme
SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - Former college All-American and National Football League kicker Russell Erxleben was arrested by federal agents on Thursday at his home near Austin, Texas on federal fraud charges. Erxleben, 56, was charged in a federal indictment unsealed on Thursday with five counts of wire fraud, one count of securities fraud and two counts of money laundering.
Tour de France champion Wiggins to open season in Mallorca
LONDON (Reuters) - Tour de France and Olympic time trial champion Bradley Wiggins will begin his 2013 season at the Mallorca Challenge, Team Sky said on Thursday. Briton Wiggins will ride in the Spanish island from February 3-6 and will also be competing at the Giro d'Italia in May before he defends his Tour de France title in June and July.
No sentimental thoughts for Lewis until after Super Bowl
OWINGS MILLS, Maryland (Reuters) - Ten days before playing the final game of his illustrious career, Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis says he is too busy to become sentimental. The Ravens face the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl on February 3, a fitting finale for the fiery future Hall of Famer regarded by many as the best linebacker of his generation.
LPGA Tour to launch international team event in 2014 2013-01-24T230519Z_1_BRE90N1DF_RTROPTC_0_US-GOLF-LPGA-CROWN.XML () -
Showdown put loyalties to test for Harbaugh parents 2013-01-24T234917Z_2_BRE90N18A_RTROPTC_0_US-NFL-SUPERBOWL-HARBA UGHS.XML () -
Doping-WADA disputes ex-UCI boss' statement on doping tests 2013-01-24T203912Z_1_BRE90N166_RTROPTC_0_US-DOPING-CYCLING-WADA .XML () -
Former Olympic champion Robles to retire: coach
HAVANA (Reuters) - Dayron Robles, the 2008 Olympic Games 110 meters hurdles champion and former world record holder, will retire from athletics owing to a lack of attention from Cuban sports officials, his coach said on Thursday. Robles, 26, pulled up injured in the 2012 Olympic final and has struggled to recapture his form of a few years ago when he won the Olympic title in Beijing after setting a world record of 12.87 seconds in June 2008.
Kubica pleased with performance in DTM test 2013-01-24T201019Z_1_BRE90N14K_RTROPTC_0_US-MOTOR-RACING-KUBICA .XML () -
Trade unites Justin Upton with brother in Atlanta 2013-01-24T191811Z_1_BRE90N11D_RTROPTC_0_US-BASEBALL-BRAVES-UPT ON.XML () -