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Attorney for Pouncey brothers says no charges will be filed in club fight

MIAMI -- The attorney for NFL offensive linemen Mike and Maurkice Pouncey says no charges will filed against the twin brothers stemming from a July altercation at a Miami Beach nightclub. Lawyer Jeffrey Ostrow said in an email Wednesday that Miami-Dade County prosecutors informed him the brothers won't be charged in the fight at Cameo nightclub. Maurkice Pouncey plays center...
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Villanova unanimous choice to win Big East title

NEW YORK (AP) Villanova is the unanimous choice by the coaches to win the Big East championship. The Wildcats have four starters returning from the team that won the conference's regular-season title and finished 29-5. Villanova set a school record with its 16 conference wins and earned its first outright crown since 1981-82. Georgetown was picked second, the Big East announced...
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Baseball will miss retiring Free Press writer John Lowe

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Georgia to file paperwork with NCAA to reinstate Gurley

Indefinitely suspended Georgia running back Todd Gurley could be returning to the field. Georgia released a statement saying that Gurley had "confirmed his desire to seek reinstatement" and that the university supports his request and intends to file the necessary paperwork with the NCAA later on Wednesday. "I want to thank the University, coaches, teammates, and the...
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Greek third division team punished following supporter's death

A third division football team in Greece has been punished by the country's football association after a fan died after being attacked by home fans at a match in September. The association on Wednesday announced sanctions against the club, Irodotos, which include deducting 15 points, ordering 10 home matches to be played without fans in attendance, and a ban on acquiring new...
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Lawyer: No charges against Pounceys in club fight

MIAMI (AP) The attorney for NFL offensive linemen Mike and Maurkice Pouncey says no charges will filed against the twin brothers stemming from a July altercation at a Miami Beach nightclub. Lawyer Jeffrey Ostrow said in an email Wednesday that Miami-Dade County prosecutors informed him the brothers won't be charged in the fight at Cameo nightclub. Maurkice Pouncey plays center...
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Yamanaka retains WBC bantamweight title by unanimous decision

TOKYO -- Shinsuke Yamanaka of Japan has retained his WBC bantamweight title with a unanimous decision over Suriyan Sor Rungvisai of Thailand on Wednesday. Yamanaka sent Suriyan to the canvas with a left to the head in the seventh round and floored the challenger twice more at Yoyogi Natonal Gymnasium to improve to 22-0-2 with 16 knockouts. Yamanaka has successfully defended his title...
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Villanova, Georgetown 1-2 in Big East 2014-15 preseason poll

With four starters returning from last year's team that won the Big East and finished 29-5, Villanova has been picked to win the 2014-15 conference crown in the Big East Preseason Coaches Poll. The Wildcats received all nine possible first-place votes and 81 points. Coaches did not place their own teams in their ballots. Last season, the Wildcats finished 16-2 in Big East play...
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F1: McLaren sporting director to leave team, sport at end of 2014

McLaren has confirmed that sporting director Sam Michael is to leave the team at the end of the season and return with his family to his native Australia. Michael tendered his resignation back in March, and a team source says it was "reluctantly accepted" by Ron Dennis. It's been stressed that this is a personal decision by Michael, who has two children. The 43-year...
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Report: Cannavaro investigated for tax evasion

ROME (AP) Italy's winning World Cup captain Fabio Cannavaro is reportedly under investigation for tax evasion. Local media report that nearly one million euros (more than $1 million) worth of goods linked to Cannavaro were sequestered by tax police in his hometown of Naples. The investigation is reportedly related to a luxury yacht company, which has been accused of evading...
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No trick: Across US, Halloween bumped for football

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) When Halloween falls on a Friday in communities where high school football is king, it's time to reschedule the holiday. Communities from West Virginia to Texas are saying they're OK with celebrating Halloween on, well, not Halloween. Football is king in many rural areas, especially in the South, and that's a big reason. But everything from homecoming...
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Pope Francis praises Bayern Munich players after Roma rout

Pope Francis has welcomed the victorious Bayern Munich team to the Vatican after its 7-1 Champions League rout of Roma, telling the players they "played a wonderful game" and receiving a signed jersey in return. CEO Karl Heinz Rummenigge said it was "a great honor" for the German club and announced Bayern would donate one million euros in proceeds from a future...
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Australian finishes marathon swim in Bahamas

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) Australian swimmer Chloe McCardel has successfully completed a 78-mile (126-kilometer) swim between two islands in the Bahamas. McCardel's support team says the 42 1/2 hour effort is the longest open-water solo, continuous marathon swim in history, though such claims come with complications. The Marathon Swimmers Federation says it is difficult to compare...
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Crosby jabs Philly fans with Halloween costume

All Hallows' Eve is still more than a week away, but the Pittsburgh Penguins kicked off the festivities early. Evgeni Malkin uploaded photos from the Penguins' annual Halloween party Sunday night. In case Philadelphia Flyers fans didn't have enough reasons to hate him, Sidney Crosby decided to go as the city's beloved character, Rocky Balboa. Perhaps Crosby was trying...
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Report: Lawyers for O'Bannon plantiffs in antitrust case seek $50.2M from NCAA

Lawyers for the Ed O'Bannon plaintiffs are reportedly seeking more than $50 million in attorneys' fees from the NCAA. Citing a Tuesday night court filing, CBS Sports reports that the lawyers are seeking $50.2 million in fees following the landmark case. On Aug. 8, the U.S. District court ruled that the NCAA was violating antitrust laws with its restrictions on college men...
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CFB AM: Michigan State fans vandalize iconic Ann Arbor campus symbol

It must be Michigan-Michigan State week. Wednesday morning, as Michigan students awoke and began their days, they were treated to a surprise. Sometime overnight, Spartans fans snuck onto campus and left their mark on an iconic campus symbol. The block ‘M’ on the university diag, donated to the school by the class of 1953, was painted Spartan green. A white ‘SU’ was then painted...
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Sports minister Mutko insists Russia has no major racism problem

Russia has no particular problem with racism in football as it prepares to host the 2018 World Cup - despite a series of recent incidents, Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said Wednesday. Russian champion CSKA Moscow has been forced to play all of its Champions League home group games this season behind closed doors as punishment for repeated racist incidents involving its fans, and...
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Greek team punished for fan's death

ATHENS, Greece (AP) A third division football team in Greece has been punished by the country's football association after a fan died after being attacked by home fans at a match in September. The association on Wednesday announced sanctions against the club, Irodotos, which include deducting 15 points, ordering 10 home matches to be played without fans in attendance, and a...
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Sporting director to leave McLaren F1 team

LONDON (AP) Sporting director Sam Michael is to leave the McLaren F1 team at the end of the season and return to his native Australia. The team, which next season reunites with Honda as its engine supplier, said Michael is departing ''on extremely good terms'' after handing in his notice in March. Michael, 43, joined McLaren from Williams, where he was technical...
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Atletico Madrid chief executive reveals club considered bringing back Torres

Atletico Madrid considered bringing Fernando Torres back to the club over the summer, but made no formal approach. The reigning La Liga champions found themselves in a familiar position during the recent transfer window, with a prolific striker heading towards the exits. Having lost the likes of Sergio Aguero and Radamel Falcao in recent times, Diego Costa became the latest high...
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Mori worried about Tokyo stadium delays

TOKYO (AP) The head of Tokyo's Olympic organizing committee is concerned that delays in the demolition of the old Olympic stadium will have a negative impact on the 2020 Games and the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Demolition of the old National Stadium was supposed to begin on Sept. 29 but has been delayed by bidding problems. A new round of bidding has been ordered, further delaying...
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NY school fires football coach after game brawl

WHITEHALL, N.Y. (AP) Officials in an upstate New York school district have fired the head coach of the varsity football team after his players got into a brawl with opposing players during last weekend's game. The Post-Star of Glens Falls reports (http://bit.ly/1DzTVx0 ) that the Board of Education in Whitehall voted to fire Justin Culligan during a meeting held Monday. Athletic...
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Englishman with secnd tier Norwegian club Gjovik-Lyn found dead

A Norwegian second division football club says its English midfielder Thomas Andrew Morgan has been found dead. Gjovik-Lyn said Wednesday on its website that the 23-year-old was found late Tuesday in the Hunnselva river i Gjovik, just north of Oslo. The cause of death was not immediately known. The club said Morgan was not only ''a great football player, but also as an exceptionally...
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Shakhtar striker Luiz Adriano claims he was racially abused by supporters

Luiz Adriano claims he was racially abused during Shakhtar Donestk's 7-0 Champions League win at BATE Borisov. The Brazilian became only the second player to score five goals in a Champions League match, but said he was the victim of racist chanting from a section of the Borisov Arena crowd. "I heard rude abuse...racist ones," the striker was quoted as saying on Shakhtar...
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Pistorius spends first night in single jail cell

JOHANNESBURG (AP) South African prison officials say Oscar Pistorius spent his first night in a single cell in the hospital wing of a prison in the capital, Pretoria. Prison commissioner Zebilon Monama told the South African Press Association that Pistorius seemed confused and tired when he entered the Kgosi Mampuru facility and was visited by the jail's psychologist and chaplain...
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