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LA Galaxy coach Bruce Arena fined $20,000 for criticizing MLS structure

NEW YORK LA Galaxy manager Bruce Arena received a $20,000 fine for criticizing the league's single-entity structure last month, MLS commissioner Don Garber revealed on Thursday. In those remarks to the Washington Post, Arena blamed the league for scuppering the Galaxy's move for Sacha Kljestan, labeled league executives "children" and questioned the transparency...
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NJ governor Christie defends NFL commissioner Goodell

  New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is playing defense for embattled NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Christie said Thursday evening he strongly believes Goodell should stay in his job despite mounting criticism over his handling of a domestic violence incident involving former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice. Christie hailed Goodell as an outstanding and honest man with great...
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Asian Games swimming competition promises drama

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) What promises to be a dramatic showdown between China's Olympic gold champion Sun Yang and his chief rival, Park Tae-hwan of South Korea, is heat up the Asian Games swimming program. It's the biggest rivalry in Asian swimming, possibly one of the biggest in of the games, and some taunting from Sun has likely intensified the competition. The 22-year...
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Melbourne Victory sign Tunisian international

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) The Melbourne Victory have signed French-born Tunisian international Fahid Ben Khalfallah to a one-year deal. The A-League team said Friday the 31-year-old attacking midfielder played most recently for French Ligue 2 club Troyes AC. He has also played in France's top flight with Bordeaux, Valenciennes, Caen, Angers, Laval and Amiens. Ben Khalfallah...
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FSU backup QB Sean Maguire expects 'awesome' experience vs. Clemson

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Welcome Sean Maguire to big-time college football. Florida State's little-known redshirt sophomore will start for the time in his college career on national television, against a top-25 opponent and in place of the reigning Heisman Trophy winner. And if that wasn't enough on his plate, the winner of the Clemson-Florida State game has played in the ACC...
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Falcons take early 28-0 lead over Bucs

ATLANTA (AP) Matt Ryan threw touchdown passes to Julio Jones and Harry Douglas on Atlanta's first two possessions and the Falcons led Tampa By 28-0 early in the second quarter Thursday night. The Falcons made it 21-0 when safety Kemal Ishmael picked off Josh McCown's pass, intended for Vincent Jackson at the Buccaneers 23 and ran untouched to the end zone. Atlanta had 12...
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Angels skip Weaver's turn in rotation

Angels skip Weaver's turn in rotation
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USWNT close out friendly series, thump Mexico before World Cup qualifying

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- The United States women's national followed up Saturday's 8-0 win over Mexico with a 4-0 victory over those same opponents in their final tune-up game before next month's 2015 Women's World Cup qualifying tournament here on Thursday. Amy Rodriguez, Megan Rapinoe, Tobin Heath and Alex Morgan all scored. While the game wasn't terribly competitive...
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Chris Christie defends NFL commissioner Goodell

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is playing defense for embattled NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Christie said Thursday evening he strongly believes Goodell should stay in his job despite mounting criticism over his handling of a domestic violence incident involving former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice. Christie hailed Goodell as an outstanding and honest...
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Pac-12 winding down non-conference schedule

Things to watch in Week 3 of Pac-12 play, including the first big test for two teams: GAME OF THE WEEK: California (2-0) at Arizona (3-0). The Bears are off to a roaring start, already doubling their win total from last season. The Wildcats have had a few hiccups, yet finished the non-conference season undefeated under coach Rich Rodriguez again. Next comes the real test for both...
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Avs look to build off momentum in Roy's 2nd year behind bench

  Jarome Iginla took a few wrong turns and got lost heading into the office for his first day of work. So new to town, it's understandable the Colorado Avalanche forward can't quite navigate his way to the Pepsi Center yet. His direction on the ice, though, is impeccable. That's why the Avalanche brought his leadership to Denver, hoping the 37-year-old can take them...
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No. 2 Oregon looks to eclectic receiver corps

From hybrid running back Byron Marshall, to track champion Devon Allen and former point guard Johnathan Loyd, Oregon's got a varied cast of targets for the quarterback. Marcus Mariota has thrown for 806 yards and eight touchdowns so far this season for the No. 2 Ducks. He's had just 21 incompletions. The early Heisman front-runner has spread his attention around, hitting...
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Seattle's defense looks to match Super Bowl effort

RENTON, Wash. (AP) Demaryius Thomas caught the short pass but never got the chance to turn up field. Before he could break away, as he did so many times for Denver during the 2013 season, Thomas was flattened by Seattle strong safety Kam Chancellor. That moment came on the third offensive play for Denver in the Super Bowl. And it was a tone-setting moment for the entire night during...
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Global Hottie wins feature at Los Alamitos

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. (AP) Global Hottie returned from a 10-month break to win the $46,750 feature for California-bred fillies and mares by 3 1/2 lengths at Los Alamitos on Thursday. Ridden by Martin Garcia, Global Hottie ran six furlongs in 1:09.04 and paid $3.40, $2.40 and $2.40 as the 7-10 favorite in her first start since Nov. 17. Smoove It returned $4.60 and $3.60, while Moving...
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Demonstrative wins steeplechase feature at Belmont Park

  Demonstrative won a second straight major steeplechase stakes, beating long shot Parker's Project by one length Thursday in the $150,000 Lonesome Glory Handicap at Belmont Park. The winner of the New York Turf Writers' Cup at Saratoga, Demonstrative won for the 10th time in 26 starts over jumps. He took charge approaching the 12th and final fence in the 2-1/2-mile race...
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Gase, Manning get another shot at Sherman

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) The Denver Broncos won't come right out and say whether they'll test Richard Sherman as the Chargers did or shy away from him as the Packers did. Here's a hint, however: ''We respect him,'' receiver Bubba Caldwell said. ''But we're going to make him earn his money.'' Green Bay cut off half the field and Aaron...
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Defending Europa champs Sevilla open title bid with successful start

Reigning Europa League champions Sevilla got their bid to win the competition for a record fourth time off to a successful start on Thursday night as they defeated Feyenoord 2-0. Sevilla, who lifted the title for the third time in nine years in May after beating Benfica on penalties, scored twice in the first half through Grzegorz Krychowiak and former QPR midfielder Stephane Mbia...
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Limelight Beach goes wire to wire to win Little Brown Jug

  Limelight Beach won the Little Brown Jug on Thursday at the Delaware County Fairgrounds, beating Let's Drink On It by 1-1/4 lengths in the second leg of the pacing Triple Crown. Driven by Yannick Gingras, Limelight Beach led from the start and was never really threatened, finishing in 1:50.4. ''This is a dream come true coming here and winning the Little Brown Jug...
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Packers' Raji to need 6-9 months after surgery

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Defensive lineman B.J. Raji will need six to nine months to return from right biceps surgery, though it's unclear if he'll be back with the Green Bay Packers. Raji said Thursday he had surgery recently to reattach a tendon following the injury last month during a preseason game. It knocked Raji out for the 2014 season. Raji had signed a one-year deal...
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Zac Blair leads Web.com Tour Championship after course-record 63

  Zac Blair matched the course record with a 7-under-par 63 on Thursday to take the lead in the Web.com Tour Championship, the final event in the four-tournament Web.com Tour Finals. Blair, the 24-year-old former BYU player who needs to earn about $40,000 this week to earn a PGA Tour card, had a bogey-free round on TPC Sawgrass' Dye's Valley Course. Blair missed the cuts...
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Golf Capsules

PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) Top-ranked Stacy Lewis birdied the last three holes and five of the final six Thursday for an 8-under 64 and a share of the lead with Mi Jung Hur in the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic. Lewis, the 2012 winner in the event dropped from the schedule last year after losing its title sponsor, had a bogey-free round on The Senator course. She has a tour-high three victories...
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Stanton speaks out for 1st time since injury

MIAMI (AP) Giancarlo Stanton still needs to have five teeth fixed or replaced, along with a procedure to assess how much blood remains in his sinus cavity and will be understandably leery the next time he grabs a bat. He also knows things could be a whole lot worse. The Miami slugger spoke out for the first time Thursday night about the injury that ended his season, doing so while...
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Raiders seek ways to get Reece more involved

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) For a player who generates so much attention from opposing defenses and gets paid handsomely by his own team, Marcel Reece somehow has become the forgotten man on the Oakland Raiders offense. Reece has touched the ball just four times through two games and been on the field for just more than one-third of the offensive snaps as the Raiders have lost the first...
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Zac Blair leads Web.com Tour Championship

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Zac Blair matched the course record with a 7-under 63 on Thursday to take the lead in the Web.com Tour Championship, the final event in the four-tournament Web.com Tour Finals. Blair, the 24-year-old former BYU player who needs to earn about $40,000 this week to earn a PGA Tour card, had a bogey-free round on TPC Sawgrass' Dye's Valley Course...
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Athletics out of top wild-card spot, Texas sweeps

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- The Oakland Athletics are stunned by their September collapse, yet stuck to find a solution. And with the way things are going, manager Bob Melvin can't talk about playoffs, let alone plan for them. Sonny Gray and the A's kept tumbling Thursday, falling out of the top AL wild-card spot with a 7-2 loss to Texas that gave the Rangers a three-game sweep...
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