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Hoffenheim given exception to ownership rule

BERLIN (AP) The German Football League (DSL) has granted Hoffenheim an exception to the ''50 plus 1'' ownership rule, allowing billionaire backer Dietmar Hopp increase his 49 percent stake in the club. The DFL says the exception is effective from July 1, 2015, subject to final approval from the board of the German football federation (DFB). Hoffenheim says ''Hopp has set a benchmark...
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Report: Reus fined for driving without license

BERLIN (AP) A German newspaper is reporting that Germany and Borussia Dortmund forward Marco Reus has been fined 540,000 euros ($673,000) for repeatedly driving without a license. Dortmund prosecutor Henner Kruse told Thursday's edition of the Bild daily that Reus was fined because he's accused of deliberately driving without a license six times between September 2011 and March...
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Tottenham hit back at Villas-Boas over unfulfilled promise claim

Tottenham have accused Andre Villas-Boas of re-writing history after their former manager claimed the club reneged on promises. Tuesday marked a year to the day since the Portuguese's exit from White Hart Lane, following a topsy-turvy 18 months at the helm. Villas-Boas has since taken charge at Zenit St Petersburg but his White Hart Lane exit still rankles, leading him to air his...
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Bayern eyeing more Bundesliga records

BERLIN (AP) Bayern Munich looks likely to wrap up another successful year by claiming two more Bundesliga records, while Borussia Dortmund is desperate to avoid the winter break in the relegation zone. Both sides have experienced vastly contrasting fortunes in the league this season, leaving Wolfsburg, Borussia Moenchengladbach, Bayer Leverkusen and Schalke to scrap it out for the...
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USC DT Woods out for year

USC DT Woods out for year
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FIFA meets amid crisis over Garcia's resignation

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) The FIFA executive committee is meeting Thursday amid a renewed crisis after the prosecutor it appointed resigned in protest over the handling World Cup bid investigation. The sudden decision by Michael Garcia to quit Wednesday could increase pressure within FIFA President Sepp Blatter's executive committee to publish the American lawyer's 430-page examination...
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Spanish police make 13 more arrests over Deportivo fan's death

Spanish police have made 13 more arrests of members of radical football groups who allegedly participated in a massive street brawl that left one man dead before a match between Atletico Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna last month. Police say the 13 people were arrested on Thursday in the northwestern region of Galicia, home to Deportivo. Police had already arrested 21 men on Nov....
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Chelsea star Hazard set to sign mega contract

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... Roy Keane tried to confront Tom Cleverley at his home over stories which alleged the Irishman had a bust-up with Aston Villa players before leaving his coaching role. Ex-Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas...
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Chryst thrilled to return to roots

Chryst thrilled to return to roots
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US skier Nyman has special feeling for Val Gardena downhill

VAL GARDENA, Italy (AP) When Utah native Steven Nyman arrives in the heart of the Dolomite Range each year the week before Christmas, he gets a special feeling. Special because his only two World Cup victories have come on the classic Saslong course, in 2006 and 2012. Special because this race is considered a downhiller's downhill - full of long, high-speed gliding sections but...
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Real Madrid hierarchy will offer coach Ancelotti a new contract

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti is almost certain to be offered a contract extension this summer, according to club president Florentino Perez. The Italian tactician's current deal expires in June 2016 and Real have indicated they want Ancelotti to continue in charge. "We will be delighted to renew Ancelotti's contract," Perez told Spanish radio station Cadena Ser. "I'm sure there...
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Arsenal midfielder Ozil close to making comeback from knee surgery

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil hopes to return to action ahead of schedule as he continues his recovery from knee surgery. Ozil has not featured since suffering a partial rupture of the outer band of the left knee joint against Chelsea on October 5, with the Germany international initially told he would not play again until 2015.  But after being pictured walking out for a session...
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Former Olympic wrestling champ suspended 1 year

PARIS (AP) Former Olympic wrestling champion Steeve Guenot has been banned for a year by the French anti-doping agency for missing doping controls. The French wrestling federation said Guenot, who won gold in the 66-kilogram category at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and bronze in London four year later, failed to give details about his whereabouts and was twice absent from his house...
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Spain arrests 13 more people in football fan fight

MADRID (AP) Spanish police have made 13 more arrests of members of radical football groups who allegedly participated in a massive street brawl that left one man dead before a match between Atletico Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna last month. Police say the 13 people were arrested on Thursday in the northwestern region of Galicia, home to Deportivo. Police had already arrested 21...
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Believing in Cutler kills careers, yet GMs, coaches keep doing it. Why?

With cigarettes superimposed in dozens of photographs, the Smokin’ Jay Cutler website that proclaims itself “dedicated to the most apathetic looking athlete in the history of sports” is one of the internet’s great NFL parodies. The reality surrounding Cutler, however, is far less funny for a franchise going up in flames. Chicago head coach Marc Trestman’s decision to bench...
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5 Reasons to Watch: UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Dollaway

The final UFC show of 2014 goes down this weekend as the promotion lands in Brazil one final time before the end of the year with a card headlined by former champion Lyoto Machida as he takes on C.B. Dollaway in the five round main event. Machida has been out of action since losing to middleweight champion Chris Weidman back in July and after pushing the American further than any...
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Wednesday's Sports in Brief

PRO FOOTBALL NEW YORK (AP) A lawsuit brought by retired NFL players against the league for routinely mishandling painkillers has been dismissed. Judge William Alsup of the U.S. Northern District in California cited a section of the Labor Management Relations Act in dismissing the claim. Alsup noted that the league has addressed the ''serious and inevitable evil'' of player injuries...
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Stars shut out Canucks as Lehtonen turns aside 27 shots

  Kari Lehtonen was tested immediately by the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday night. The Dallas goalie stoned Radim Vrbata just more than 30 seconds into the first period and stared down a number of other great chances in the opening 20 minutes of the Stars' 2-0 victory. "That's always huge when you are able to make a great first save," Lehtonen said. "That gave me lots of confidence...
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Qatar: Building team to spring surprise in 2022

DOHA, Qatar (AP) It's a cold, hard fact of football: Countries with tiny populations don't generally beat big ones with deep wells of talented players. So how embarrassing might the score be when Qatar - smallest host in World Cup history, with just 282,750 citizens - plays the opening game of its 2022 tournament against, for example, titans Brazil or Germany? At best 5-0? At worst...
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Reports: Mavericks, Celtics getting serious about potential Rondo trade

Yahoo Sports!/FOX Sports 1 NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski The Rajon Rondo trade winds are reportedly blowing again, this time heading southwest. Can Mark Cuban succeed where so many others before him have failed? According to a report Wednesday by Yahoo Sports!/FOX Sports 1 NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski and fellow Yahoo Sports! reporter Marc Spears, the Boston Celtics have engaged...
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Todd Davis quickly carves out niche in Denver

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) In his six months in New Orleans, undrafted linebacker Todd Davis was waived four times, bouncing back and forth between the Saints' practice squad and their active roster. Now he's part of Denver's deep linebacker corps that's being tested following injuries to Danny Trevathan (dislocated left kneecap) and top tackler Brandon Marshall (sprained right foot...
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Gaines lone rookie CB in NFL to start every game

ST. LOUIS (AP) Defensive back E.J. Gaines slipped into St. Louis Rams training camp as an afterthought. Turns out, the sixth-round pick has been a steal. Gaines has started every game for a defense that hasn't allowed a touchdown the last three games. He is the only rookie cornerback in the NFL to start every game. ''A pleasant surprise? No, I wouldn't say that,'' coach Jeff Fisher...
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Pelicans-Rockets Preview

The New Orleans Pelicans are entering a difficult stretch that could teach them plenty about their prospects of reaching the postseason for the first time in four seasons. It begins Thursday night in Houston, where the Rockets open a three-game homestand with their sights set on a season-best fourth straight home win. The Pelicans (12-12) have been surging offensively, shooting 51...
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Column: Thaw in US-Cuba relations warms up MLB

If one ripple from the thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations means baseball prospects get off the island and into the major leagues without payoffs to smugglers and threats from kidnappers, it's hard to see the downside. Just don't expect too much, too soon. Barely two hours after President Barack Obama's dramatic announcement Wednesday in Washington, both MLB and its players' union acknowledged...
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Grizzlies outlast Spurs in triple overtime

SAN ANTONIO -- Marc Gasol scored 26 points, including a banked-in 3-pointer as regulation expired, and the Memphis Grizzlies overcame blowing a 23-point lead for a 117-116 triple-overtime victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night. Zach Randolph had 21 points and 21 rebounds in the Grizzlies' sixth straight victory. Vince Carter added a season-high 18 points for Memphis...
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