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NBA In Danger of Canceling First 100 Games of Season If Lockout Doesn’t End This Weekend

If NBA owners and players don’t come to an agreement by Monday to put an end to the current lockout, the first two weeks of the regular season will be canceled.

Complicating matters is the fact that talks won’t take place on Friday or Saturday in observance of the Jewish Holiday of Yom Kippur.

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Former Red Sox Manager Terry Francona Takes Blame for Team’s Late Season Collapse

Former Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona spoke with Boston sports radio station WEEI on Wednesday, his first public comments since he parted ways with the team last week.

Francona, who guided the Red Sox to World Series victories in 2004 and 2007, said that after the team’s historic late-season skid he chose to leave.

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Bill Buckner’s Infamous 1986 World Series Ball Goes Up for Auction for $1 Million

Want to own a part of baseball history? The ball that went through Bill Buckner’s legs in game six of the 1986 world Series will hit eBay on October 15, and the auction will close 10 days later at the exact minute of the 25th anniversary of Buckner’s error.

Bidding starts at a cool $1 million.

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Hawaii Makes Surfing a High School Sport

Surf’s up.

Hawaii became the first state to officially recognize surfing as a high school sport, which will take effect by the spring of 2013. Funding for the program will come from the private sector and the community.

“Surfing has been a really big part of my life and has taught me a lot of valuable lessons: what hard work and perseverance can do, time management and how to stay organized,” said Carissa Moore, 18, Association of Surfing Professionals women’s world champion.

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Tiger Woods Falls Out of Top 50 Golfer Rankings

After 778 consecutive weeks as one of the top 50 golfers, Tiger Woods dropped out of the sport’s elite this week.

Woods, now ranked 51st in the world, is recovering from injuries to his knees and Achilles tendon that had him sidelined. He finished 2010 in second, and tied for fourth at the Masters earlier this year.

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Jay-Z Reveals Brooklyn Nets Name, Concerts to Celebrate New Barclays Center

Rapper and businessman Jay-Z has announced that he’ll be doing a series of concerts next fall at the new arena where the NBA’s Nets will soon call home. Jay-Z, of course, is part owner of the team.

An all-access pass to events at The Barclays Center will go for up to $15,400 per season. It’s set to open on Sept. 28, 2012.

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Giants DB Antrel Rolle Wants to Face Michael Vick, Promises to ‘Put It To’ Eagles

With the Giants and Eagles set to square off in an early season NFC East showdown on Sunday, questions remain about whether Eagles’ starting QB Michael Vick will be able to suit up as he recovers from a concussion suffered in last week’s game against the Atlanta Falcons.

While having Vick sidelined would hurt Philly, one Giants’ player is hoping that the Pro Bowler takes the field, after all.

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Fox Sports Admits Making Up Headlines Questioning Jay Cutler’s Toughness

Wanting to stress that some people have questioned Jay Cutler’s toughness, Fox Sports ran a graphic on air of a series of headlines — including “Cutler Lacks Courage” — during the Chicago Bears season opener that criticized Cutler in Chicago for leaving last season’s NFC Championship game last season with an injury.

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Floyd Mayweather Knocks Out Victor Ortiz in Bizarre Fight for Welterwight Title [VIDEO]

Floyd Mayweather Jr. stayed unbeaten Saturday night, knocking out Victor Ortiz in the fourth round and take hold of Ortz’s piece of the welterweight title. But it was the strange circumstances of the match, and a confrontation afterward, that has people buzzing.

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