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Sunderland sign ex-France defender Reveillere until end of season

Former France international Anthony Reveillere has joined Sunderland for the remainder of the season, the club have confirmed. The 34-year-old full-back, who has been training with the Black Cats in recent weeks, is a free agent after being released by Italian side Napoli during the summer. Reveillere began his career at Rennes, but enjoyed his most successful spell with Lyon,...
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Controversy never far from shirt-swapper Balotelli

LONDON (AP) Even when Mario Balotelli isn't scoring goals - and that's too often at the moment - the striker can't stay out of the spotlight. The Liverpool forward was criticized by manager Brendan Rodgers for swapping shirts with Real Madrid defender Pepe at halftime of his team's 3-0 Champions League loss on Wednesday. Balotelli faces internal action. Here is a...
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Trouble flares up in Lille ahead of Everton match

LILLE, France (AP) Everton has urged its fans to avoid gathering in Lille's main square ahead of their Europa League match late Thursday, a night after Everton fans drinking outside a bar were attacked. Trouble flared late Wednesday when around 50 Lille supporters charged into a group of Everton fans, with two of them requiring hospital treatment for facial injuries, the English...
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F1: Caterham employees locked out as ownership dispute continues

The Swiss-based organization that purchased Caterham F1 in June insisted on Thursday that the previous owners had not transferred the shares, and that Tony Fernandes thus remains "responsible" for the team. Thursday morning, Caterham employees found themselves locked out of the team's factory and the team faces a fight to ready its equipment for shipment to Austin this...
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CFB AM: Watch baby cry every time she hears Michigan fight song

Want a little #ThrowbackThursday? Let’s do a little #ThrowbackThursday. Michigan State fans are just having their way with Michigan this week.           On Wednesday, Spartan fans vandalized an iconic Ann Arbor campus symbol. Today, they’re recycling a hilarious six-year-old video to agitate Wolverine fans even more before the two teams play this weekend. The video...
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Thiago Silva and Lucas back in Brazil squad

SAO PAULO (AP) Paris Saint-Germain players Thiago Silva and Lucas are back in Brazil's squad for friendlies against Turkey and Austria next month. It's their first callups by Dunga since he became coach after the World Cup. Lucas was not in the World Cup squad. Brazil will play Turkey on Nov. 12 in Istanbul, and Austria in Vienna on Nov. 18. The list included Neymar, as...
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GT-Pitt game headlines ACC Week 9

A look at things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference during Week 9 of the season: GAME OF THE WEEK: Georgia Tech at Pittsburgh. This Coastal Division matchup - the only one in the league Saturday between teams with winning records - shapes up as the best of a light lineup. The Panthers share the division lead with Duke and Virginia, but a loss to a Yellow Jackets team that...
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Ban to remain on IOC member visits to bid cities

LONDON (AP) IOC President Thomas Bach says the ban on member visits to Olympic bid cities will remain in place. The visits were barred in the wake of the vote-buying scandal involving Salt Lake City's winning bid for the 2022 Winter Games. A possible reinstatement of visits was among the issues debated as part of Bach's ''Olympic Agenda 2020'' reform package...
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Three-way battle at Martinsville? Not if Matt Kenseth has it his way

This weekend at Martinsville Speedway, I'm really looking for a big battle among all the Chase contenders who remain, especially Denny Hamlin, Jeff Gordon and Kevin Harvick. After the first two rounds of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, the drivers all recognize how important it is to get a win as soon as possible. You don't want to wait until the final race of the round...
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Louisville restaurateur trolls Jameis Winston with crab legs joke

Take it away Jeff Ruby, owner of several U.S. steakhouses, who used the upcoming showdown between Florida State and Lousiville on Oct. 30 to fire a shot at the visitors. Not the freshest barb but still some amusing joke advertising. I think Winston may actually miss the days when lifting crab legs from a Publix grocery store was his most pressing off-field distraction. [H/T Bob's Blitz]
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Schumacher's doctor says F1 legend could recover within three years

PARIS - A French physician who treated Michael Schumacher for nearly six months after the Formula One champion struck his head in a skiing accident says he is no longer in a coma and predicted a possible recovery within three years. Jean-Francois Payen, a doctor at the Grenoble hospital that treated Schumacher after his injury in December 2013, said he has visited the Schumacher...
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Pistorius, agent to have prison talks over career

Oscar Pistorius' agent says he is seeking a meeting with the double-amputee athlete in prison in the next few days to discuss his running future. South Africa's Olympic committee says Pistorius is ineligible to compete for five years. Agent Peet van Zyl tells The Associated Press that lawyers will meet with Pistorius in prison on Friday, after which it will become clearer...
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Barcelona midfielder Iniesta hypes up Real Madrid meeting

Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta has acknowledged there is much more than just three points at stake in Saturday's first Clasico of the season at the Bernabeu. Luis Enrique's unbeaten side head to the Spanish capital top of the Primera Division and knowing a win would open up a seven-point cushion over arch rivals Real Madrid nine games into the season. Iniesta accepts...
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Calvin Johnson still a doubt for Lions game in London

BAGSHOT, England -- Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson is still a doubt for Detroit's game against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday in London. Johnson has missed the last two games, both wins, for the Lions (5-2) with a right ankle injury. He made the trip to England, but said Thursday there was still no decision on whether he would play this weekend. "It gets better and better...
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Baseball losing another icon with John Lowe's retirement

And here we thought Bud Selig, Derek Jeter and Paul Konerko were the only baseball legends retiring after this year. Just prior to Game 1 of the World Series, we learned of another: John Lowe, iconic baseball writer at the Detroit Free Press for the past 29 seasons. For the men and women who cover this sport, John is as respected as Selig, Jeter and Konerko among their peers. Selig...
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Report: Broncos don't expect to re-sign Thomases before season ends

The Denver Broncos do not expect to re-sign wide receiver Demaryius Thomas and tight end Julius Thomas during the season, ESPN reported Thursday. The two offensive stars will become free agents if they don't come to terms with the team before the season ends. The Broncos, who have one franchise tag to use between the two players, have had talks with both players but those negotiations...
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Johnson still a doubt for Lions game in London

BAGSHOT, England (AP) Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson is still a doubt for Detroit's game against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday in London. Johnson has missed the last two games, both wins, for the Lions (5-2) with a right ankle injury. He made the trip to England, but said Thursday there was still no decision on whether he would play this weekend. Johnson says ''it...
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Report: UCI to appeal to CAS in Kreuziger case

AIGLE, Switzerland (AP) Cycling's governing body is reportedly preparing an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport after Czech rider Roman Kreuziger was cleared of doping violations by his national Olympic committee. UCI President Brian Cookson is quoted by website cyclingnews.com as saying, ''I fully expect that we'll be appealing the case and within the time...
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FPPG: Run, DMC!

Through seven weeks, our Position vs. Fantasy Defensive Points Allowed tool is solidifying as a tool to help you find good matchups. It'll keep getting stronger as the weeks go by, and we'll have less reason to say things like, "But they played against Peyton Manning last week – of course their numbers are horrible!" As always, please remember that the players...
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Falcons coach thinks London getting NFL team soon

WATFORD, England (AP) NFL teams have been playing regular season games in London for seven years, and every coach is asked: Will the British capital eventually get its own franchise? Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith believes it's going to become a reality soon, despite the obvious time zone and travel difficulties of running a trans-Atlantic league. ''There's some...
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How a small club like Freiburg makes ends meet

FREIBURG, Germany (AP) Financially disadvantaged, Freiburg deploys an array of coping strategies to stay in Germany's top division. Here, at a glance, is how one of the Bundesliga's most modest clubs makes ends meet: --- BUILD, NOT BUY: Because Freiburg cannot afford to buy many players, it ''builds'' them instead. The club pours about 6 million euros (US...
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Philadelphia-Arizona: Eagles are perfect team to expose Cardinals

When NFL coaches break down game tape to prepare for an upcoming matchup, they study the opponent’s last three or four games. What they see there strongly influences how they’ll plan their attack. Chip Kelly may have dug a bit deeper into Arizona’s 2014 archive since he had a bye week to prepare, but there’s really no need to look any further than the Cardinals’ last three...
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Juventus and Roma seeking confidence boosts

MILAN (AP) After chastening losses in the Champions League, Juventus and Roma seek morale boosts at the expense of Palermo and Sampdoria in the Serie A this weekend. Roma can move provisionally top if it beats third-place Sampdoria on Saturday, with Juventus hosting Palermo a day later. Also, a resurgent Lazio will be looking for a fourth successive win when it entertains Hellas...
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Cristiano Ronaldo unhappy El Clasico being played on Saturday

Cristiano Ronaldo played down the significance of his personal duel with Barcelona's Lionel Messi after helping Real Madrid to a morale-boosting pre-Clasico triumph at Liverpool. The Portugal forward broke his six-match duck at Anfield with a superb opener to edge within one goal of club icon Raul's all-time Champions League goalscoring record on Wednesday, with Karim Benzema...
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