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Wilshere added to Arsenal's casualty list but Giroud ahead of schedule

Jack Wilshere has been added to Arsenal's lengthy injury list but Arsene Wenger is hoping to welcome back Olivier Giroud "miles ahead of schedule" in the coming weeks. Wilshere is likely to miss Saturday's Barclays Premier League clash with Burnley at the Emirates Stadium due to a knee problem and is also a doubt to face Anderlecht in midweek. But France striker...
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Former Real Madrid and Chelsea midfielder Diarra set for Celtic talks

Former Chelsea and Arsenal midfielder Lassana Diarra has flown to Scotland for talks with Celtic over a possible free transfer move to Parkhead. Goal revealed on Thursday that the Scottish Premiership side were lining up a move for the free agent. And Diarra is now expected to hold talks with Celtic officials over the next 24 hours and is set to watch Saturday's home clash with...
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Report: Redskins' Hall re-tears Achilles, will need another surgery

Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall has suffered his second torn Achilles tendon in two months and will need another surgery to repair it, ESPN reported Friday. Hall, who is signed through 2017, should be ready for next summer's training camp. He played in three games this season, finishing with 12 tackles, before initially tearing the tendon against the Eagles in Week...
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Nigeria says it has avoided FIFA ban

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) The Nigeria Football Federation says it has avoided a long-term ban by FIFA after in-fighting over the leadership of the football body was ended through intervention by the country's president. The NFF says Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has ensured ''a truce'' and a faction challenging new NFF President Amaju Pinnick's election...
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Gerrard will look for another club if Liverpool do not offer new deal

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard says he will leave Anfield for another club in the summer if he is not offered a new contract. Gerrard joined the Liverpool academy at the age of nine and has made almost 700 first-team appearances for the Reds but his current deal expires in the summer. The 34-year-old midfielder has played in all of Liverpool's Premier League and Champions League...
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Gerrard: Up to Liverpool to offer new contract

LONDON (AP) Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard says he could be forced to play for a different team next season if the club doesn't offer him a new contract when his current deal expires in May. Speaking to The Daily Mail in England, Gerrard says ''I will play beyond this season'' and that ''we will have to wait and see if that's at Liverpool or somewhere...
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With another hole in one, Danielle Kang wins an Audi

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Another week. Another ace. Another car. Danielle Kang made her second hole-in-one in eight days Friday, acing the 158-yard 17th hole with a 7-iron in the second round of the LPGA Taiwan Championship. She won an Audi A6 T2.0. ''I was actually thinking about a hole-in-one, because I've been touching that car,'' Kang said. ''I really wanted...
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Manchester United on the trail of Trabzonspor striker Waris

Each day we'll bring you the very latest tabloid rumors as the biggest clubs around look to splash the cash to bolster their rosters. True or not, they're always entertaining... Joe Hart insists Manchester City's players are to blame for their slump - not boss Manuel Pellegrini. Andy Cole says Robin van Persie's last-gasp equaliser in the 1-1 draw against Chelsea...
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CIMB Classic: Hurley leads; Westwood cards ace, in contention

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Billy Hurley III fired a 67 Friday to take a two-shot lead after two rounds of the CIMB Classic at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club. Hurley had six birdies in his first nine holes to charge to the lead and finished the second round at 10 under, two strokes ahead of fellow American Kevin Streelman in the jointly sanctioned PGA Tour and Asian Tour event...
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Inbee Park shoots 62, leads by 3 in Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Inbee Park shot a 10-under 62 on Friday to open a three-stroke lead in the LPGA Taiwan Championship, her first event since regaining the No. 1 spot in the world Monday. The South Korean star played the first eight holes in 6 under -- making an eagle, five birdies and a bogey -- and birdied four of the first six holes on the back nine. She had an 18-under 126 total...
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BMW Masters: Colsaerts keeps crushing par 5s, leads by 1

SHANGHAI -- Nicolas Colsaerts of Belgium is among the longest hitters in golf. When he's hitting it straight, it can be a dangerous combination. Colsaerts overpowered the par 5s at rain-softened Lake Malaren for the second straight day on his way to an 8-under 64, giving him a one-shot lead over Alexander Levy of France going into the weekend of the BMW Masters. Colsaerts was...
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Hurley takes a 2-shot lead at CIMB Classic

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) Billy Hurley III fired a 67 Friday to take a two-shot lead after two rounds of the CIMB Classic at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club. Hurley had six birdies in his first nine holes to charge to the lead and finished the second round at 10 under, two strokes ahead of fellow American Kevin Streelman in the jointly sanctioned PGA Tour and Asian Tour...
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In the Nevada desert, a team elevates a town

ALAMO, Nev. (AP) Life follows a familiar pattern in this impossibly green valley straddling a two-lane highway in the middle of the Nevada desert. Locals get in their pickup trucks on weekday mornings and make the hour and a half drive down U.S. 93 to jobs in Las Vegas. Sundays are reserved for church and family, a foundation laid more than a century ago by Mormon settlers and followed...
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Group argues Redskins lawsuit should be tossed

WASHINGTON (AP) Five Native Americans are asking a Virginia judge to dismiss a lawsuit the Washington Redskins filed after the group successfully challenged the team's name, arguing it is offensive. Lawyers for both sides are expected in federal court in Alexandria on Friday, where a judge is scheduled to hear arguments on whether the lawsuit should be thrown out. The five won...
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Looking for playoff contenders outside the obvious

The first games after the release of the College Football Playoff rankings have a chance to reveal some new contenders. Games to watch if you're looking for playoff hopefuls outside the obvious: -Oklahoma State at Kansas State (CFP 9) and Kansas at Baylor (CFP 13). The Wildcats are ninth in the playoff rankings, behind TCU among Big 12 rivals. K-State still has its most of its...
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LeBron very un-LeBron in opening loss to Knicks

CLEVELAND (AP) Shortly after showering, and maybe rinsing off a forgettable performance, LeBron James smiled and laughed as he dressed for a flight to Chicago. ''It was one game,'' he said. James moved on quickly. It may take Cleveland a little longer. This championship-deprived city, which had waited months to celebrate James' return from Miami with a rip-roaring...
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Florida State not shocked by another rally

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) As bad as Jameis Winston and second-ranked Florida State looked in the first half against Louisville, the second half offered plenty of time to recover. More impressive than rallying from a 21-0 deficit for a 42-31 victory was the gutsy poise displayed by the Heisman Trophy quarterback and his teammates. Winston overcame three interceptions with three second...
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Saints get their revenge, beat Panthers 28-10

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) While much of the talk was about whether New Orleans could win a big game - or any game, for that matter - on the road, the conversation in the Saints' locker room was about something completely different. Revenge. The Saints weren't focused on breaking a seven-game road losing streak dating to last season. They were stinging from their four-point loss...
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Inbee Park take 3-shot lead in LPGA Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) Inbee Park shot a 10-under 62 on Friday to open a three-stroke lead in the LPGA Taiwan Championship, her first event since regaining the No. 1 spot in the world Monday. The South Korean star played the first eight holes in 6 under - making an eagle, five birdies and a bogey - and birdied four of the first six holes on the back nine. She had an 18-under 126 total...
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San Francisco to mark World Series win with parade

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Police say up to 2 million Giants fans could turn out Friday to cheer the World Series champions in a downtown San Francisco parade. The noontime event will feature double-decker buses for the players and floats of the Golden Gate Bridge. The 3-2 victory Wednesday against the Kansas City Royals was the Giants' third World Series championship in five years...
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Colsaerts builds 1-shot lead at BMW Masters

SHANGHAI (AP) Nicolas Colsaerts of Belgium made nine birdies on a soft course at Lake Malaren for an 8-under 64 and a one-shot lead over Alexander Levy of France going into the weekend of the BMW Masters. Colsaerts has gone 75 tournaments worldwide since his last victory in 2012 at the Volvo World Match Play Championship. He again took advantage of the par 5s on an overcast day...
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Chiefs linebacker Mauga preps to face former team

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Finally healthy and given a shot to start, linebacker Josh Mauga suddenly leads the resurgent Kansas City Chiefs in tackles nearing the midway point of the season. Never heard of him? The New York Jets can give you a primer. When they visit Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday, they will gaze across the field at the very same linebacker that they decided was washed...
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Los Angeles FC takes its flashy bow before confronting the challenges ahead

LOS ANGELES This star-filled day on Sunset Boulevard glimmered with expectation and promise, but it unfolded only after a period of reflection and truthful deliberation for a league in the midst of squandering the opportunity available in Los Angeles. MLS paved the way for Los Angeles FC by shepherding Chivas USA out of existence. The move constituted an humbling admission of the...
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Top 25 celebrates 20th anniversary as writers poll

This season marks the 20th anniversary of the AP women's basketball Top 25 poll's shift to voting by writers and broadcasters. Before the 1994-95 season, the poll was determined by coaches and compiled by Mel Greenberg, who started it in 1976. Here's a look at some of the highlights over the past 20 years: STOP THE PRESSES: During the first season of the poll, No. 1 Tennessee...
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No. 12 Baylor finally gets chance to get over loss

WACO, Texas (AP) Bryce Petty and No. 12 Baylor had to sit on that loss an extra week. ''If I had my choice I would have much rather been on the field,'' the senior quarterback said. ''Actually, I did not watch many games.'' The Bears (6-1, 3-1 Big 12) are still in a solid spot to win another Big 12 title if they get back to winning games. But they...
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