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Ex-NASCAR driver Dick Trickle is dead at 71

Dick Trickle died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
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This picture taken in 1993 shows Dick Trickle sitting in his car before the start of a NASCAR race. (Getty Images)
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.
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Former India test bowler Shanthakumaran Sreesanth is among three Indian cricket players arrested by Delhi police on suspicion of spot-fixing in the Indian Premier League. (Gareth Copley/AFP/Getty Images)
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.
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Iran's Komeil Ghasemi, left, wrestles American Tervel Ivaylov Dlagnev in their men's 120-kg freestyle wrestling bronze-medal match on August 11, 2012 at the London Olympics. (MARWAN NAAMANI/AFP/Getty Images)
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.
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David Beckham was one of the soccer players escorted to safety after PSG fans rioted in Paris. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
“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.
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A Manchester City fan displays a banner with a message for FIFA President Sepp Blatter about his handling of recent allegations of racism in football on Nov. 19, 2011. (Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images)
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.
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Jack Butler during the Class of 2012 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony at Fawcett Stadium on August 4, 2012 in Canton, Ohio. (Jason Miller/Getty Images/Getty Images)
"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.
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Police have accused a 17-year-old player in a recreational soccer league of punching referee Ricardo Portillo after the man called a foul on him and issued him a yellow card. (AFP/Getty Images)
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.
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Manchester United Manager Sir Alex Ferguson announced he will retire at the end of this year's Barclays Premier League season. (Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
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.