Former big league outfielder Oscar Gamble dead at 68

NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar Gamble, an outfielder who hit 200 home runs over 17 major league seasons and was famous during his playing days for an Afro that spilled out of his helmet, died Wednesday of a rare tumor of the jaw. He was 68.

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  • Written by By RONALD BLUM, AP Baseball Writer

$1.7M to injured Little League player hit by foul ball

SEWICKLEY, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania jury has awarded $1.7 million to a Little League player who was hit in the head by a foul ball in the dugout on the day before his 12th birthday.

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'Devastated': NBA saddened by death of Rasual Butler

MIAMI (AP) — The first time Dwyane Wade was supposed to make a public appearance on behalf of the Miami Heat back in 2003, he found himself paralyzed by nervousness.

  • Written by By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer

Former ref McCutchen adjusting to new role within NBA

Monty McCutchen's father raised an interesting point not long ago, and it resonated right away with the former NBA referee who decided to hang up his whistle earlier this season.

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  • Written by By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer

NFL shows behind-the-scenes medical procedures

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For those who think game plans and play calls are complex, it would be helpful to take a behind-the-scenes look at the medical setups that go into an NFL game.

Talk about multi-faceted.

  • Written by By BARRY WILNER , AP Pro Football Writer