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Weibrecht chases elusive World Cup podium finish

Details COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. (AP) — The end of a ski season usually brings another surgery for Andrew Weibrecht followed by weeks and weeks of recovery....

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Reedsburg backyard football game in FOX NFL pregame show Thursday

Details Reedsburg backyard football game in FOX NFL pregame show Thursday What started out as a backyard game of football will turn into a moment in the spotlight for a group of Reedsburg neighborhood kids....

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Correction: Britain-Muhammad Ali Documentary story

Details LONDON (AP) — In a story Nov. 25 about a Muhammad Ali documentary, The Associated Press misspelled Veronica Porche's first name. Her name is Veronica, not Veronice. In addition, Maryum Ali's n…...

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Bama, FSU, Oregon, Miss St keep playoff rankings

Details Bama, FSU, Oregon, Miss St keep playoff rankings The top four teams in the College Football Playoff rankings are unchanged — Alabama, Oregon, Florida State and Mississippi State — heading into a weekend when just about all the contenders are…...

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Couple suing Mo'ne Davis' squad over bad throw

Details PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A New Jersey couple is suing the Philadelphia Little League organization that's the home of star pitcher Mo'ne Davis....

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Hernandez lawyers due in court in 2012 slayings

Details Hernandez lawyers due in court in 2012 slayings BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez plan to discuss evidence-sharing by prosecutors during a hearing in the slaying of two Boston men....

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Fighter War Machine pleads not guilty in Vegas

Details LAS VEGAS (AP) — A mixed martial arts fighter who legally changed his name to War Machine pleaded not guilty on Thursday to charges that could get him life in a Nevada prison without parole fo…...

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Crew finds 150-ton boulder likely left by glacier

Details Crew finds 150-ton boulder likely left by glacier EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Workers digging an underground garage for a new hotel in Everett, Washington, recently struck something big about 30 feet below the surface....

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Badgers football: Gary Andersen named semifinalist for coach of the year award

Details Badgers football: Gary Andersen named semifinalist for coach of the year award University of Wisconsin football coach Gary Andersen has been named one of 20 semifinalists for the Maxwell Football Club Collegiate Coach of the Year Award....

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Badgers football: Melvin Gordon named Doak Walker semifinalist, Walter Camp Player to Watch

Details Badgers football: Melvin Gordon named Doak Walker semifinalist, Walter Camp Player to Watch University of Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon jumped into the heat of the Heisman Trophy conversation with his record-breaking, 408-yard performance against Nebraska last week, but he cam…...

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College football player charged with assault

Details SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Western New England University football player has been held without bail after pleading not guilty to fracturing his girlfriend's skull....

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Army vet Villanueva learning in Pittsburgh

Details PITTSBURGH (AP) — Former Army Ranger Alejandro Villanueva has found a second career in the NFL....

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Time to give the dynamic WRs their due

Details Time to give the dynamic WRs their due In this quarterback-driven league, someone has to catch the ball....

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Time to drop hypocrisy and legalize sports betting

Details LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jimmy Vaccaro never had to go far to find some action in the Pennsylvania town where he grew up. Even as a teenager he knew the bookie in the backroom of the local candy store…...

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Gaming commission OKs license for Iowa dog racing

Details DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Live dog racing could have a home in Iowa for the next few years, a state commission said Thursday in issuing a license that gives a trade group authority to run the so…...

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Your Top Plays for Today

Details Your Top Plays for Today Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide...

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Sweden pro wins World Series of Poker, $10 million

Details LAS VEGAS (AP) — Martin Jacobson is $10 million richer after winning the final hand at the World Series of Poker's no-limit Texas Hold 'em main event with three tens to his opponent's pair of nines....

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Giants memorabilia suit to be heard in state court

Details NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A sports memorabilia dealer who sued the New York Giants and quarterback Eli Manning for allegedly doctoring equipment to make it appear game-worn has scored a legal victory....

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Former Ravens cheerleader officially divorced

Details BALTIMORE (AP) — A former Baltimore Ravens cheerleader who has been charged with raping one teenage boy and providing others with alcohol is divorced from her estranged husband, a prominent Ma…...

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UConn's Geno Auriemma not close to retirement

Details UConn's Geno Auriemma not close to retirement Geno Auriemma is beginning his 30th season in charge of Connecticut and doesn't plan on retiring anytime soon....

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Brazil player out in World Series of Poker final

Details LAS VEGAS (AP) — Bruno Politano is the second player out in the World Series of Poker main event final at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas....

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Hanyu takes 2nd at Cup of China after scary crash

Details Hanyu takes 2nd at Cup of China after scary crash SHANGHAI (AP) — Yuzuru Hanyu's free skate at the Cup of China began with a scary crash with another skater in warm-ups that left him on his back on the ice, gasping for air and with blood stre…...

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Oak trees returning to Toomer's Corner in Auburn

Details Oak trees returning to Toomer's Corner in Auburn AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Oak trees will soon return to Toomer's Corner in Auburn to replace those poisoned by an Alabama fan, but the tradition of rolling the oaks with toilet paper will have to wa…...

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NCAA loses bid to avoid Penn St. sanctions trial

Details HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's highest court on Wednesday turned down a bid by the NCAA to prevent a January trial over the legality of penalties imposed on Penn State over the school's…...

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UNC to face more scrutiny from accrediting agency

Details RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The University of North Carolina faces more scrutiny by an accrediting agency after details emerged on an academic scandal....

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Garcon: Redskins bus in accident on way to game

Details MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon has tweeted a message saying the team bus he was riding in was in an accident on the way to Washington's game against the Minnesota Vikings....

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Bronx resident Deba seeks to win NYC Marathon

Details NEW YORK (AP) — The last time a New Yorker won the city's namesake marathon, the race didn't even go through the Bronx....

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Financial troubles dogging F1 before American race

Details Financial troubles dogging F1 before American race AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Formula One's third year back at the U.S. Grand Prix in Texas should be a solid benchmark for expanding the series' footprint in a rich but largely untapped market for fan…...

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Attorneys make arguments in FAMU hazing trial

Details ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida prosecutor on Friday cast a former Florida A&M University band member as the orchestrator of the 2011 beating death of a drum major who, as part of a hazing …...

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Police: 40 arrested during Giants celebrations

Details SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco police say they made 40 arrests, most for public drunkenness, during the celebrations that followed the Giants World Series victory over the Kansas City Royals....

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