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Mets activate RHP Matsuzaka, put RHP Black on DL

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets have put reliever Vic Black on the 15-day disabled list because of a herniated disk in his neck and activated right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka.

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No. 13 LSU expects big jump from DE Hunter

In this Sept. 28, 2013, file photo, Georgia running back Todd Gurley (3) is hit by LSU defensive end Danielle Hunter (94) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Athens, Ga. When Hunter decided this summer that he would start trusting his instincts and stop overthinking things, he got off the snap quicker and began making life exceedingly difficult for Tigers offensive linemen in practice. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File)

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — When LSU defensive end Danielle Hunter studied video of his play last season, one thing in particular stood out.

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Famous fibs: A look at other big lies

In this Aug. 29, 2013 file photo, Southern California cornerback Josh Shaw (26) runs back an interception for a touchdown against Hawaii during an NCAA college football game in Honolulu.  The cover-up is frequently worse than the crime. Shaw is far from the first sports figure to spin a bogus story to explain an injury. Some of the most famous lies in pro sports have involved athletes trying to cover themselves for things they know they shouldn¹t be doing. Tough to explain to your bosses paying millions of dollars that you can¹t play because you were doing something forbidden under your contract. USC is sharing some of the blame for publicizing Shaw¹s story about injuring his ankles while saving his nephew from drowning. Shaw has admitted the story was a lie, but hasn¹t offered an alternative explanation. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner, File)

The cover-up can be worse than the crime. And Southern California cornerback Josh Shaw is far from the first sports figure to spin a bogus story to explain an injury.

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Johnson, Maggitt ready to lead Tennessee defense

In a Nov. 23, 2013, photo Tennessee linebacker A.J. Johnson, left, tackles Vanderbilt running back Wesley Tate suring a football game in Knoxville, Tenn.   Since entering the Tennessee  starting lineup as a freshman three years ago, Johnson has developed into an all-Southeastern Conference linebacker.   (AP Photo/The Knoxville News Sentinel, Adam Lau)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Since they cracked Tennessee’s starting lineup as freshmen three years ago, A.J. Johnson and Curt Maggitt have been among the most recognizable faces of Tennessee’s defense.

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Record-setting Petit leads Giants past Rockies 4-1

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Yusmeiro Petit throws Colorado Rockies in the first inning of their game Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yusmeiro Petit set a major league record when he retired his 46th batter in a row, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 4-1 on Thursday for their third straight win.

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