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Deron frustrated by nagging injuries

Brooklyn Nets Deron Williams grimaces after going down

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Nets point guard Deron Williams called the last two seasons "frustrating," according to ESPN.

Williams has battled various injuries and has played in just 33 of Brooklyn's 49 games this season due to ankle problems. The three-time All-Star will watch this year's game from his couch.

"I just want to get healthy again, man," Williams told ESPN. "If I get healthy, I know what can happen....

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Alex Rodriguez drops lawsuits against MLB, union

Alex Rodriguez works out on the field before

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New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez on Friday abandoned a legal challenge to his record suspension for allegedly using performance-enhancing drugs, according to court filings.

In documents filed in Manhattan federal court, Rodriguez's lawyers informed the court that he had dropped two lawsuits against Major League Baseball (MLB), one challenging an arbitrator's decision to suspend him...

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Russia says Sochi Olympics are safe

Volunteers exit Shayba Arena ahead of the Sochi

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Russia said on Thursday that its Sochi Olympics were as safe as any place in the West from militant attacks after Washington warned airports and some airlines that toothpaste tubes could be used to smuggle bomb-making materials onto a Russia-bound plane.

Russian forces are on high alert over threats by Islamist militant groups based in the nearby north Caucasus to attack the Winter Games,...

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Ralph Kiner remembered fondly by former broadcast partners

Hall of Famer and former Mets announcer Ralph

(Credit: Ralph Kiner at Citi Field on April 8, 2011. (Al Bello/Getty))

Ralph Kiner made the Hall of Fame with his powerful swing, then really made his mark with insightful, down-to-earth charm as a Mets broadcaster for more than a half-century. The man whose words made him a beloved New York icon and turned Kiner’s Korner into a baseball landmark died Thursday at 91.

He was a star slugger for the Pirates, hitting dozens of home runs into a section of Forbes Field...

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6 winter sports in which U.S. hasn't fared as well

Biathlon

(Credit: The U.S. has never medaled in the Olympic biathlon. (Getty Images/Harry How))

The United States is a Winter Olympics power, but success has been limited in these sports:

Biathlon

The U.S. has yet to medal in this sport, which has been contested since 1960. Expect more of the same.

Cross-country skiing

Bill Koch's men's 30-km silver in 1976 is the only time the U.S. placed in this sport, but that figures to change with Kikkan Randall (women's individual...

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U.S. will excel in these 5 sports at Sochi Olympics

Shani Davis

(Credit: Shani Davis is a two-time Olympic gold medalist. (Getty Images/Atsushi Tomura))

The Winter Olympics are back, with the opening ceremony in Sochi, Russia, slated to air Friday night. All of a sudden, the mainstream sports world will find itself enamored with figure skating, skiing and speedskating, as is the case every four years.

But let’s face it, the Olympics are as much about national pride as they are about the spirit of competition. For those Americans seeking to...

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Teletovic makes most of increased minutes for Nets

Mirza Teletovic

(Credit: Mirza Teletovic has topped 20 points twice in two weeks. (Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke))

Mirza Teletovic's recent scoring outbursts are no fluke.

Ten days after shattering a career high with 34 points in 27 minutes against the Mavericks, the Nets forward went for 20 points over 28 minutes in a 108-102 victory against the 76ers on Monday night.

The second-year pro is averaging 8.9 points in 19.4 minutes per game this season, coming off the bench in 33 of 39 contests. But...

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Nets' Kidd named NBA Coach of the Month

Head coach Jason Kidd of the Brooklyn Nets

(Credit: Jason Kidd on Dec. 10, 2013 during a Nets game. (Mike Stobe))

The NBA announced Monday that Nets head coach Jason Kidd was named the Eastern Conference Coach of the Month for January.

Kidd led the Nets to a 10-3 record during the month, which included key victories over the Heat, Thunder and Warriors. Brooklyn's record soared from 10-21 at the start of the month to a more respectable 20-24 by its end.

After the Nets made the blockbuster trade to...

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Mets give Farnsworth minor-league deal

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The Mets signed right-handed reliever Kyle Farnsworth to a minor league deal Monday. He also will receive an invite to spring training.

Farnsworth, who will turn 38 on April 14, went a combined 3-1 with a 4.70 ERA for the Rays and Pirates last season. He did not appear for the Pirates in the postseason in their NLDS matchup against the Cardinals.

If Farnsworth makes the team, it will...

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Record 24.9M tweets sent during Super Bowl

Percy Harvin’s touchdown scored the most buzz.

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The game wasn't exactly a nail-biter, but a lack of suspense on the field didn't stop football fans from taking to Twitter during this year's Super Bowl.

The social network set a new record: Twitter logged more than 24.9 million tweets over the course of the game, up from last year's 24.1 million, the tech giant said yesterday.

The most buzzed-about moment, the Seahawks' touchdown from...

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