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Ex-NASCAR driver Dick Trickle is dead at 71

Dick Trickle died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Trickle made 303 Sprint Cup starts during a career spanning more than three decades, but he never won a race.

Three Indian cricketers arrested for spot-fixing

Former India test bowler Shanthakumaran Sreesanth is among three Indian cricketers arrested Thursday over allegations of spot-fixing.
Three cricketers arrested in India for spot fixing.

David Beckham to retire from soccer (PHOTOS)

The world-famous English midfielder said he will wrap up his career at the end of the season with Paris Saint-Germain.
Beckham, 38, known just as much for his good looks and marriage to former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham, played his final season for Paris Saint-Germain, adding a French league championship to the other three he already took in England with Manchester United, in Spain with Real Madrid, and in the United States with the Los Angeles Galaxy.

Yankee Stadium hockey just the latest outdoor NHL game on tap

NHL's New York Rangers, Islanders and New Jersey Devils to play 3 outdoor games at baseball's Yankee Stadium.
NHL plans seven outdoor games, including Los Angeles when the Kings will play the Anaheim Ducks.

Political foes Iran, US unite to save Olympic wrestling

Along with Russia, national teams from US and Iran competing in New York City to drum up support.
IOC has wrestling on chopping block, saying 2016 will be final year at the Games.

Paris riots ruin Paris Saint-Germain post-game celebration (VIDEO)

Paris rioting after a winning soccer match lead to 30 injuries and 21 arrests.
“Today should have been a day of celebration for the city of Paris."

On soccer racism, FIFA swears action, not just words

Italy's Mario Balotelli, the victim of abusive chants on Sunday, is just the latest soccer player to suffer the seemingly intractable problem of racism on and off the field.
The beautiful game turned ugly in Italy Sunday night when fans directed racist chants at home team AC Milan's Mario Balotelli, prompting a referee to stop the match.

Jack Butler dies

Jack Butler, a Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Famer, died at age 85.
"It wasn't completely out of the blue.''

Utah teen charged with homicide in soccer referee's death

The 17-year-old Utah boy is charged with homicide by assault after punching the soccer referee in the head over a yellow card.
A Utah teen is charged with homicide by assault in the death of a soccer referee he punched in the head.

Sir Alex Ferguson to retire as Manchester United manager

After 27 years, 894 wins, and a famous treble in 1999, Sir Alex Ferguson will step down as manager at the end of the season.
Sir Alex Ferguson, 71, the UK's most successful club manager, announced he will relinquish his rule at Old Trafford to become a club director and ambassador at the end of this year's English Premier League season.