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  1. Jets do a flyover at Soldier Field before an NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and Buffalo Bills on Sept. 7, 2014, in Chicago. Nam Y. Huh / AP

    Abuse scandals prompt Hagel to examine military's links to NFL

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is taking a close look at the military's ties to the National Football League amid a spate of domestic violence scandals involving high-profile athletes.

    • Sep. 19, 2014
  2. Army quarterback Angel Santiago pitches to running back Raymond Maples during the Black Knights 35-0 loss to Stanford last week. Marcio Jose Sanchez / AP

    Army football team hopes to finally conquer Wake Forest

    Wake Forest hasn't been able to count on many wins during coach Dave Clawson's tough first season.

    • Sep. 19, 2014
  3. Army quarterback Angel Santiago (3) pitches to running back Raymond Maples on Sept. in Stanford, Calif. Marcio Jose Sanchez / AP

    Army Black Knights lose 35-0 to Stanford

    The defense might be as good any Stanford has had during its recent run of success.

    • Sep. 14, 2014
  4. Army Col. Richard J. Muraski Jr., of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Southwestern Division presents Texas Rangers interim bench coach Bobby Jones, right, with a Bronze Star for his Vietnam service during a pregame ceremony before a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels Sept. 11 in Arlington, Texas. Tony Gutierrez / AP

    Texas Rangers coach Bobby Jones presented with Bronze Star at game

    Texas Rangers bench coach Bobby Jones heard fans cheering Thursday night, rather than the repeated boom of a 105-millimeter howitzer.

    • Sep. 11, 2014
  5. Air rifles can provide a fun and relatively inexpensive option to enjoy some backyard plinking. The five rifles we checked out include, from left, Crosman MTR77NPC, Winchester Semi-Auto MP4, Hatsan Model 85 Sniper .22 Combo, Gamo Whisper Fusion Pro, and Stoeger X50. Ken Perrotte

    Air rifle test compares the power, pellet velocity & accuracy of 5 new guns

    Firearms safety advocates long have discouraged the term 'toy' when talking about air rifles that fire BBs or pellets. While you still can find inexpensive, low-power rifles for kids, the new breeds of powerful pellet guns are anything but child's play.

    • Sep. 3, 2014
  6. Then-Philadelphia Eagle Alejandro Villanueva warms up before a preseason football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Aug. 21 in Philadelphia. Cut by the Eagles last month, the former Ranger signed with the Steelers' practice squad. Michael Perez/The Associated Press

    Former Ranger Villanueva signs with Steelers' practice squad

    The former Army Ranger who tried to catch on with the Philadelphia Eagles will move a few hundred miles west — and swap sides of the ball.

    • Sep. 2, 2014
  7. Clemson receiver Daniel Rodriguez leaps around defenders after catching a pass during an Aug. 6 practice. Rodriguez, a 5-foot-8 walk-on in 2012, has 10 catches for 30 yards and a touchdown over two seasons. Mark Crammer/The Associated Press

    Combat vet turned Clemson star will soon get his own movie

    Nearly five years after earning a Bronze Star with 'V' and a Purple Heart for his actions in Afghanistan at the Battle of Kamdesh, former Army Sgt. Daniel Rodriguez will suit up Saturday to begin his senior football season with the Clemson Tigers.

    • Aug. 30, 2014
  8. Cadets look on as members of the United States men's national basketball team practice on Aug. 18 at Christl Arena at the U.S. Military Academy. Mike Groll / AP

    West Point pride: Coach K brings Team USA to alma mater

    In front of ESPN cameras and super-sized shoe-company logos Monday at West Point's Christl Arena, the U.S.

    • Aug. 19, 2014
  9. Sgt. 1st Class Dremiel Deshon Byers, left, competes in the 120-kg Greco-Roman wrestling competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Byers was reportedly arrested Thursday night for hunting deer out of season. Paul Sancya / AP

    Report: Army Olympian cited for hunting deer at car dealership

    A sergeant first class who'd become one of the faces of the U.S. Olympic wrestling team over the past decade was cited by Colorado Springs, Colorado, police Thursday night for hunting deer out of season at an area car dealership.

    • Aug. 18, 2014
  10. USA Football planning clinics on military bases

    The organization that runs youth and amateur football in the United States is teaming up with the American military to make the game safer overseas.

    • Aug. 11, 2014
  11. Team USA guard Kevin Durant (right) dribbles the ball against guard James Harden (left) during a team practice session. Stephen R. Sylvanie/USA TODAY Sports

    ESPN2 to air Team USA hoops practice from West Point

    A visit from the U.S. men's basketball team has been on the U.S. Military Academy's calendar for months. Friday, USA Basketball announced that cadets won't be the only ones who can see some of the NBA's best take the court in West Point, N.Y.

    • Aug. 1, 2014
  12. Washington Redskins special teams coach Ben Kotwica demonstrates a drill during practice Sunday at the team's NFL football training facility. Alex Brandon / AP

    Former Apache pilot heads Redskins special teams

    After practice on Military Appreciation Day at Washington Redskins training camp, the special teams coordinator made a beeline to the people in uniform near the special VIP tent.

    • Jul. 28, 2014
  13. Six-time Olympic gold medal swimmer Amy Van Dyken-Rouen smiles and gestures June 18 as she is transferred to her room after arriving at Craig Hospital, in Englewood, Colo. Brennan Linsley / AP

    Olympian credits surviving ATV accident to training with Marine vet

    Todd Honea discovered his calling, partly out of necessity, while in the Marines: to get fit and help others to do the same.

    • Jul. 22, 2014
  14. Tim Kennedy will battle Yoel 'Soldier of God' Romero in Vegas on Sept. 27. USA TODAY Sports

    Tim Kennedy back in the UFC cage in September

    Months after the highest-profile win in Tim Kennedy's career, the sergeant first class will return to the UFC cage in September to face a lesser-known foe — with a four-fight win streak.

    • Jul. 8, 2014
  15. The Three-Pass Blast is a favorite biker route in Washington state. Courtesy of Jason Sammis

    Motorcycle dream rides: Find one near you

    Motorcycles and the open road go together like summertime and four-day passes — or better yet, block leave. Put them together and you've got a dream road trip begging for you to tank up and get going.

    • Jul. 8, 2014
  16. Staff Sgt. Colton Smith said he's enjoyed all the support from his fans in the wake of his UFC loss on Saturday. Mike Morones / Staff

    Staff Sgt. Colton Smith talks UFC loss, future career

    The Army's only active-duty UFC fighter may have fallen in the cage, but he doesn't want sympathy.

    • Jul. 2, 2014
  17. Army survived a late-game rally by Navy to claim a 43-38 win in Saturday's arena-football contest in Philadelphia. Danette Bartholomew/Legacy Imagez

    Army football breaks (arena) losing streak

    The streak is over. Well, one of them.

    • Jul. 1, 2014
  18. Staff Sgt. Colton Smith, left, squares off with Michael Chiesa during their Nov. 6 lightweight bout at Fort Campbell, Ky. Smith lost via second-round submission. Joshua Lindsey/USA Today Sports

    Staff sgt. returns to UFC ring Saturday in San Antonio

    After two straight losses, the only full-time service member in the UFC faces what could be a career-defining fight Saturday night in San Antonio.

    • Jun. 25, 2014
  19. Army-Navy, arena football-style, set for Saturday in Philly

    Army-Navy football in Philadelphia in December means harsh weather, crowds approaching 90,000 and a rivalry that dates back well over a century.

    • Jun. 24, 2014
  20. Afghanistan's presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah speaks during a news conference Wednesday in Kabul, Afghanistan. The front-runner in Afghanistan's runoff presidential election has called for vote counting to stop over fraud claims. Massoud Hossaini / AP

    Front-runner calls for Afghan vote count to stop

    The front-runner in Afghanistan's runoff presidential election has called for vote counting to stop over fraud claims.

    • Jun. 18, 2014
  21. The Interservice Pistol Championships kick off on Sunday. The Army has won eight consecutive team competitions. Michael Molinaro/Army

    Troops to compete at joint pistol championships next week

    Shooters from across the services will compete in the 55th Annual Interservice Pistol Championships June 15-20 at Fort Benning, Georgia.

    • Jun. 11, 2014
  22. From left, the Berkley Deluxe, Mister Twister Piranah, Rapala Heavy Duty and Mister Twister Electric Fisherman. Top, Sgt. 1st Class Justin Talbert and Staff Sgt. Dave White test the knives. Photos by Ken Perrotte

    Fillet knife face-off: How 4 electric models compared

    You stare into the sink, filled two-thirds with fish, and wonder, 'What was I thinking?'

    • Jun. 4, 2014
  23. Villanueva

    West Point grad Villanueva signs with NFL's Eagles

    A 6-foot-9 Army officer with three deployments to Afghanistan, a Bronze Star Medal with 'V' device and a Ranger tab has signed a free-agent contract to join the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles as a defensive lineman.

    • May. 5, 2014
  24. Golf course at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson closes

    There won't be a mulligan for a military-operated golf course in Anchorage.

    • Apr. 29, 2014
  25. Organizers hope to make the All-American Marathon at Fort Bragg, N.C., a rival to the Marine Corps Marathon and lay claim to the title of 'official Army marathon.' Getty Images

    Inaugural Bragg marathon will be a race with 'hooah'

    The path of the inaugural All-American Marathon is paved with 'hooah.'

    • Apr. 28, 2014

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