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NBA Lockout Is Over! Owners and Players Finally Reach a Compromise

After a 149-day lockout, NBA owners and players agreed to a tentative new collective bargaining agreement that will salvage a 66-game season. Both sides appear to have compromised in order to avoid canceling the season for the first time in NBA history.

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Wilson Ramos Rescued in Police Raid on His Kidnappers in Venezuela

After 51 hours in captivity, Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos was rescued on Friday after being kidnapped from his home in Venezuela. Investigators quickly found the car used to abduct Ramos, and the house used to prepare for the kidnapping. From there, they zoned in on a cabin in the mountains where they suspected Ramos was being held.

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Dodgers Become First Professional Sports Team to Hire Woman as Head Trainer

The Los Angeles Dodgers have hired Sue Falsone as their new head physical therapist and athletic trainer, making Falsone the first woman to serve as the head athletic trainer for a team in any of the four major professional sports leagues.

“This is a very special day not just for Sue, but for the Dodgers and Major League Baseball,” Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said. “The Dodgers have always been an organization of firsts and this promotion for Sue continues in that tradition.”

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Texas A&M Basketball Coach Billy Kennedy Announces He Has Parkinson’s Disease

New Texas A&M basketball coach Billy Kennedy revealed on Thursday that he has an early stage of Parkinson’s disease, and he hopes to return to the court in the fall.

“At this time, I am heeding the advice of my doctors and addressing the disease and its symptoms. We have begun a long-term treatment plan and recovery. My doctors are encouraged and are telling me I will be able to come back soon,” he said.

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NBA Set to Cancel Another Two Weeks of Season Due to Lockout

Having already axed the first two weeks of the basketball season due to a standoff with players, NBA officials will announce that another two weeks will be canceled, according to the New York Daily News.

That’s another 102 games off the schedule, and will keep the season from starting any earlier than Nov. 28.

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Memphis Considers Suing NBA Over Lost Revenue from Lockout

With the NBA embroiled in a lockout, some cities are set to lose out on massive amounts of revenue, but Memphis is one city is looking to fight back.

The Memphis City Council approved a resolution on Tuesday that will reportedly “explore all options” to go after the league to recover losses; as the lockout rolls on, a lawsuit is increasingly possible.

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Did the Boston Red Sox Collapse Because of Drinking and a Failed Marriage?

After their historic late-season collapse, the Boston Red Sox quickly let go of manager Terry Francona, while GM Theo Epstein is reportedly headed to the Windy City to take the same position with the Chicago Cubs.

Who’s to blame for the way the season unraveled for the Red Sox? A Boston Globe report sheds some light on the raucous atmosphere of the clubhouse that details drinking and video games on the part of the players, and personal distractions for Francona.

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