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Andre Berto working hard to reach 'destiny' against Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Andre Berto knows what everyone's thinking and has heard how Floyd Mayweather Jr. seems to be going through the motions in preparing for their Sept. 12 fight at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Rod Laver knows the pressure Serena Williams faces going into U.S. Open

The strongest left hand and wrist in the history of tennis was put to use the other day, sipping a soft drink and gesturing about Serena Williams, while looking out from a veranda above La Costa's plush golf course.

Tropical Storm Erika lashes Caribbean islands and heads for Florida

(Reuters) - Tropical storm Erika lashed Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands with heavy rain and fierce winds on Friday, moving across the Caribbean and seemingly heading for the Bahamas and Florida, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

Tropical storm Erika enters Caribbean, headed for Bahamas and U.S.

MIAMI (Reuters) - Tropical storm Erika continued to strengthen as it reached the Eastern Caribbean and appeared to be headed for the U.S. East Coast early next week, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Thursday.

49ers' Ahmad Brooks charged with sexual battery, Ray McDonald indicted in rape

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks has been charged by the Santa Clara District Attorney with misdemeanor sexual battery related to a December incident involving a woman and former teammate Ray McDonald.

Offensive coordinator Clay Helton to call plays for USC

For the first time since 2009, a USC head coach won't walk the sideline during games with his eyes focused almost exclusively on a play-call sheet.

Europe fails on electronics recycling goals

OSLO (Reuters) - Only a third of Europe's electronic waste is properly recycled, with vast numbers of cellphones, computers and televisions illegally traded or dumped, a study led by the United Nations and INTERPOL said on Sunday.

Angels hope third baseman Kaleb Cowart's bat catches up to his glove

Kaleb Cowart has already shown in 10 games that he is ready for the big leagues defensively. The Angels third baseman has displayed good lateral range and a strong and accurate arm, and he's charged several slow rollers and made off-balance throws to first base.

Giovani dos Santos is attracting fans to games regardless of team loyalty

Geraldo Romero and James Colin are soccer fans who live less than 20 miles from San Jose's new Avaya Stadium. Yet, they had never attended a Major League Soccer game until Friday.

Climate Hike Meets Climate Change

Team Emmett — a group of seven women raising money for the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment — just returned from an incredible trip to Glacier National Park sponsored by the fabulous Climate Ride (Ted posted here about his experience on Climate Ride last year).  We hiked to a glacial lake and […]

Football: The Brevin White era begins at Alemany

Sophomore Brevin White has taken over as Alemany's starting quarterback, and his season-opening performance gave every indication of his potential.

Hurricane Ignacio gains strength but expected to bypass Hawaii

(Reuters) - Hurricane Ignacio intensified as it blew across the Pacific on a route likely to bypass Hawaii on Saturday, said the Central Pacific Hurricane Center of the National Weather Service.

Hurricane Katrina and the tyranny of magical thinking

Floodwater was everywhere - muddy-brown and streaked in pockets by an oily film. It covered the streets. It covered the lawns. It covered plazas and parking lots. And it lapped softly up against my porch, threatening to crest the lip and continue on through my front door.

Football: QB Khalil Tate is ejected and can't play against Corona Centennial

There's nothing good that comes out of an ejection, but the timing for quarterback Khalil Tate's ejection from Gardena Serra's 41-15 win over Lakewood on Friday couldn't have been worse.

Football: Sterling Salguero comes through for Birmingham

City Section teams struggled in intersectional games but not Birmingham. All-City running back Sterling Salguero rushed for 184 yards in the Patriots' 22-20 win over Newbury Park.

In Houston, public school football coaches make pretty good money

They love high school football in Texas, and the Houston Chronicle has published a story detailing the salaries of 64 public school football coaches in Houston.

Man Vaccinated Against Polio 28 Years Ago Has Been Shedding Mutated Highly Virulent Form The Whole Time; Other Mutated Strains Found In Sewage Samples The World Over

In yet another example of things turning out not quite the way that they are advertised… It’s come to light that a man vaccinated against polio 28 years ago has actually had an active infection in his gut the whole time, shedding the virus in his stools for the whole 3 decades. Show More Summary

Washington state reservation meets fire threat with generosity

The lemonade lady lives in subsidized housing on the reservation. She has lupus. Her joints ache. Her energy ebbs.

Redevelopment of Navy's waterfront property in San Diego one step closer

The long-awaited redevelopment of the Navy's downtown waterfront property cleared its next-to-last hurdle Thursday with the announcement of a settlement between the Navy and the California Coastal Commission.

Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS review: Fast, fun and surprisingly comfortable

Porsche doesn't make any bad cars, even any mediocre cars. It's only a matter of good, better or best.

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