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Soccer referee dies after being punched in face by teen player

The US referee, Ricardo Portillo, was allegedly attacked after issuing a yellow card to the player during a recreational soccer league game in Salt Lake City.
Soccer referee dies after being punched by player.
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Kentucky Derby 2013: Rain, races, and of course, $1,000 mint juleps (PHOTOS)

The 139th annual Kentucky Derby faced cloudy skies with its usual southern charm.
The 139th annual Kentucky Derby didn't kick off until 3:24 p.m. on Saturday, but the festivities in Louisville had been in full swing since Friday, as race-goers braved the rain and tightened security for "the greatest two minutes in sports."
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Ye Wocheng, 12, youngest to ever play pro golf in China

Teens, especially from China, putting world of professional golf on its ear.
Guan Tianlang, 14, made cut and finished as top-scoring amateur at the Masters.
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Washington Redskins 'racist' logo should change to RedTails: councilman

David Grosso says RedTails honors Tuskegee Airmen while dropping derogatory nickname of NFL team.
Grosso said he has eight other council members on his side, and suggested RedTails honors Tuskegee Airmen.
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South African Olympic hero Mokoena leaps over bed of crocodiles

Here's one that'll up the ante on Olympic feats.
Indiana Jones alert: man leaps over bed of crocodiles -- for real.
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Jason Collins comes out as first gay active NBA player (VIDEO)

Jason Collins, a 12-year NBA veteran who played in 34 games for the Celtics this season, came out as gay in a piece he wrote for Sports Illustrated.
Sports Illustrated also published a behind-the-story of Collins's piece, which will appear in the May 6 issue of the magazine.
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Green Bay Packers give highest annual average salary in NFL history

It's worth $110 million over five years with a $62.5 million guarantee.

The Green Bay Packers signed Aaron Rogers to an expensive contract extension, reportedly offering the quarterback $110 million over five years with a $62.5 million guarantee.

Not bad for a guy picked 24th in the 2005 draft. In fact, many are saying it's the most expensive deal in NFL history

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Akhmed Bilalov, fired Russian Olympic Committee official, claims he’s been poisoned

Akhmed Bilalov, who fled Russia earlier this year, says he is being treated in Germany.
"They have found elevated levels of mercury in my body," Bilalov told the Interfax news agency on Saturday, according to the Guardian. "I didn't want to announce this before, but now that the press has found out, I'm forced to confirm it."
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Rio's Maracanã stadium reopens after renovations for World Cup test

Rio's famous Maracanã stadium reopens Saturday after nearly three years of renovations to host a match that will be its first test ahead of June's Confederations Cup and next year's World Cup.
The exhibition match will be between teams of some of soccer's biggest stars of the past and present — captained by Ronaldo and Bebeto — and will be watched by around 30,000 super fans, including President Dilma Rousseff and 21,000 workers involved in the renovations, as well as their relatives.
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Hockey Night in Delhi? In Canada, you can watch games in Punjabi (VIDEO)

Public TV station CBC offers new Canadians path to learn national winter sport through NHL games broadcast in Punjabi.
CBC cites statistics that say Punjabi is the fourth most popular language in Canada.
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