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  • A dog's life: Uno, beagle who wowed Westminster, dies at 13
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    A dog's life: Uno, beagle who wowed Westminster, dies at 13

    Every dog might have its day, but not many ever had a night like this. Cheered on by a roaring, packed crowd at Madison Square Garden, the playful beagle responded like a true champ. "Ah-roo!" Uno bayed that evening, a decade ago. "Ah-roo!" Uno, who became perhaps the most popular pooch to step into a dog show ring, has died. He was 13. From a president to parades to ballparks, Uno charmed admirers wherever he wandered.

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  • The Latest: Faster response 'might have changed things'
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    The Latest: Faster response 'might have changed things'

    TOWSON, Md. (AP) - The Latest on investigation of University of Maryland football player Jordan McNair (all times local): 6:35 p.m. One of the biggest problems in the treatment of former Maryland football player Jordan McNair was that it was nearly two hours between the time he collapsed and his arrival at the hospital.

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  • Texas Rangers fire Banister after consecutive losing seasons
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    Texas Rangers fire Banister after consecutive losing seasons

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The Texas Rangers fired manager Jeff Banister on Friday after the team stumbled to its first consecutive losing records in 10 years after winning AL West titles in each of his first two seasons. Texas announced the move with 10 games left in Banister's fourth season, and general manager Jon Daniels said the decision wasn't based on the record.

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  • After Russia vote, anti-doping group calls WADA compromised
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    After Russia vote, anti-doping group calls WADA compromised

    A leading anti-doping group hinted at changing the structure of the World Anti-Doping Agency, saying the decision to reinstate Russia's drug-fighting operation is a sign WADA leaders are saddled with "conflicting priorities." The Institute of National Anti-Doping Organizations said in a statement Friday that members of the WADA executive committee had pressures surrounding the decision that went beyond doping.

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  • Guatemalan gets 16 years in crash that killed Colts player
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    Guatemalan gets 16 years in crash that killed Colts player

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A man from Guatemala living illegally in the U.S. was sentenced Friday to the maximum of 16 years in prison for a drunken-driving crash that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver. A Marion County judge sentenced Manuel Orrego-Savala after hearing emotional testimony from Jackson's mother and the widow of Jeffrey Monroe, the 54-year-old driver Jackson had hired from the ride-sharing service the night of the deadly February crash.

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  • Big 3 now a foursome: NASCAR wild card Richmond is next

    Big 3 now a foursome: NASCAR wild card Richmond is next

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Brad Keselowski has pushed NASCAR's "Big Three" aside at the start of the playoffs and shaken up the championship picture with nine races left in the season. Keselowski's victory last week at Las Vegas in the opening round of the 10-race playoffs was his third straight and moved him into title talk. Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Jr. had dominated all season and were the clear favorites prior to Keselowski's hot streak.

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  • The Latest: Prison term for crash that killed Colts player

    The Latest: Prison term for crash that killed Colts player

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Latest on the sentencing of a Guatemalan man who pleaded guilty in a drunken driving crash that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver(all times local): 3:30 p.m. A man from Guatemala living illegally in the U.S. has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for a drunken-driving crash that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver.

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  • Silver memo: Hire more women, improve workplace conditions
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    Silver memo: Hire more women, improve workplace conditions

    NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wants all teams to hire more women, especially in leadership and supervisory positions, and is urging them to take some of the mandates that the Dallas Mavericks must now adhere to as an impetus to improve working conditions within their own organizations.

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  • Fisher shoots first 59 in European Tour history
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    Fisher shoots first 59 in European Tour history

    After 46 years, the European Tour finally has its first round of 59. English golfer Oliver Fisher was sprayed with champagne beside the 18th green after two-putting for par from 40 feet to complete a 12-under round containing an eagle and 10 birdies on a par-71 course at the Portugal Masters on Friday. It was the first sub-60 round on the European Tour. There have officially been 10 on the U.S. PGA Tour, with one of them a 58 by Jim Furyk in 2016 at the Travelers Championship.

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