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CHICAGO (AP) — Big Ten administrators would prefer a plus-one system over a four-team playoff to determine a national champion if the BCS can't be maintained in its current form.
PARIS (AP) — As is his wont, Rafael Nadal declined to assess whether the 2012 French Open is his best French Open yet.
LONDON (AP) — Paul McCartney has confirmed an Olympic-sized rumor, saying he'll be the closing act at the London 2012 opening ceremony.
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL will start hiring and training possible replacement officials with a deal not yet completed with the NFL Referees Association.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Peyton Manning is the only four-time MVP in NFL history, he's hoisted a Super Bowl trophy and hosted "Saturday Night Live."
LONDONDERRY, Northern Ireland (AP) — Irish Republican Army supporters clashed with police Monday and forced Olympic torch organizers to divert the route of their relay, marring what had been a jubilant day's procession through a sun-soaked Northern Ireland.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Three-time World Series champion Curt Schilling was always more than a big-league pitcher.
PARIS (AP) — On the day Varvara Lepchenko became the last American singles player to exit the French Open, she also learned she's in line to become one of the few Americans to wear the red, white and blue at the Olympics.
PARIS (AP) — She gingerly flexed her right wrist, pulled on her ponytail in frustration, argued with the umpire and left the court with remnants of a big, orange blob of clay pasted to the back of her soaking shirt.
NEW YORK (AP) — An arbitrator ruled Monday that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has the authority to discipline New Orleans Saints players for their role in a bounty system.