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FAI chief Delaney keeps job despite singing Irish republican ballad

The Football Association of Ireland has handed chief executive John Delaney a vote of confidence in the wake of controversy surrounding him singing an Irish republican ballad. President Tony Fitzgerald said the FAI is "happy to bring the matter to a close" after Delaney apologised. Delaney found himself in hot water after a video surfaced online of him singing 'Joe McDonnell...
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Three top FIFA officials under investigation by ethics chief Garcia

Three current FIFA executive committee members are under investigation by ethics chief Michael Garcia following his probe into World Cup bidding, it can be revealed. Spain's Angel Maria Villar Llona, Michel D'Hooghe from Belgium and Worawi Makudi from Thailand are among the names being looked at by Garcia for possible ethics code breaches, according to sources close to the world...
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Liverpool boss Rodgers refuses to pin blame on Mignolet

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers refused to blame goalkeeper Simon Mignolet for another error which could have ended their Champions League dream. The Belgium international has come in for criticism this season for a number of unconvincing performances and when he fumbled, Dani Abalo gave Bulgarian minnows Ludogorets a third-minute lead. Striker Rickie Lambert's second goal in as...
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Gasol, Conley lead way as Grizzlies outlast Lakers to improve to 13-2

  Mike Conley thinks the Memphis Grizzlies are atop the NBA standings because they've been consistent and determined each night, no matter whether they're playing title contenders or the Los Angeles Lakers. The Grizzlies needed every bit of that focus to hold off those 15th-place Lakers, who fell a few minutes shy of an unlikely win. Marc Gasol had 19 points and 11 rebounds, Conley...
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Man United planning January bid for Real Madrid defender

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... Manchester United boss Louis Van Gaal is plotting a January move for Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane. Arsenal could make a £36 million offer for Real Madrid attacker Isco in January despite missing...
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All hail Brad Ausmus, Pitch-Framing King

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No. 3 Arizona slips by No. 15 San Diego State in Maui championship

LAHAINA, Hawaii — Stanley Johnson had 18 points and nine rebounds, helping No. 3 Arizona gut out a 61-59 victory over No. 15 San Diego State on Wednesday night for its second Maui Invitational title. Arizona (6-0) survived a stiff semifinal challenge against Kansas State and faced a bigger one against the athletic Aztecs (5-1). The Wildcats traded blows in this heavyweight bout...
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A Mail-it-in Thanksgiving: Paranoia ... and what you're grateful for

We're back! And a day early! Yes, it's Thanksgiving, which should really be named after Caligula, for this is the one day we indulge our most base desires. We slaughter animals, feast on endless amounts of food, drink copious amounts of wine and watch football until we pass out. At 3 p.m. Man, it's amazing. So, we're moving our usual Mail-it-in Friday fun up one day. We've got the...
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Streaking Grizzlies hold off Lakers

LOS ANGELES -- Marc Gasol had 19 points and 11 rebounds, Mike Conley added 19 points and the Memphis Grizzlies held off the Los Angeles Lakers 99-93 Wednesday night for their seventh victory in eight games. Zach Randolph scored 16 points for the Grizzlies, who improved to 13-2 and kept pace with Toronto atop the overall NBA standings. But Western Conference-leading Memphis barely...
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No. 3 Wildcats top San Diego State for Maui title

LAHAINA, Hawaii -- Stanley Johnson had 18 points and nine rebounds, helping No. 3 Arizona gut out a 61-59 victory over No. 15 San Diego State on Wednesday night for its second Maui Invitational title. Arizona (6-0) survived a stiff semifinal challenge against Kansas State and faced a bigger one against the athletic Aztecs (5-1). The Wildcats traded blows in this heavyweight bout...
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Trail Blazers run win streak to 9 Behind Matthew's 28-point night

CHARLOTTE, NC — Wesley Matthews said he had a funny feeling on the way to the arena that his shooting slump might be coming to end. Call it a shooter's instinct. Matthews scored a season-high 28 points, and the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Charlotte Hornets 105-97 on Wednesday night for their ninth consecutive victory. The fifth-year NBA veteran was 10 of 15 from the field...
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Things from '14 season that NASCAR fans should appreciate

The just-concluded 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season was one of the most thrilling in recent memory, with great racing from start to finish. Here are five things from the season for which fans can be thankful: BREAKOUT YEAR FOR DALE JR. -- NASCAR's most popular driver finally had the kind of breakout year his fans have been waiting for since Hendrick Motorsports signed him for...
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Aggies pound Florida A&M by 55

LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- Braxton Huggins and DK Eldridge scored 13 points each as New Mexico State crushed Florida A&M 78-33 on Wednesday night. Florida A&M (0-6) led in the early going, but a 6-0 burst about five minutes in put the Aggies (3-3) in the driver's seat and they hit the throttle with a 26-4 run over the final 10 minutes into halftime. With a basket near halftime,...
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Toyota teams, particularly MWR, look to turn it around

To say that 2014 was a year of struggle for the Toyota teams, I believe would be an understatement. The numbers are glaring. In 2013, fve different Toyota Sprint Cup drivers won 14 races among them. Well, to be fair one driver, Matt Kenseth, won seven of those 14. Unfortunately, this season the Toyotas simply weren't that dominant. They only won two races -- and taking it a step...
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Daytona's UNOH 'Battle At The Beach' discontinued

The UNOH Battle At The Beach is no more. The Daytona Rising reconstruction of Daytona International Speedway means the fabled 2.5-mile track will not host the K&N Pro Series East and NASCAR Whelen All-American Series races on a backstretch short-track course as it has in each of the last two seasons. Instead, those events will move a few miles away to New Smyrna Speedway for...
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Green, Suns feast on Nuggets

PHOENIX -- Gerald Green scored 24 points and Eric Bledsoe had 20, leading the Phoenix Suns to a 120-112 win over the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night. Green made 6 of 11 3-pointers, four in the second half when he scored 16 points, and the Suns won for the fifth time in six games. Goran Dragic added 20 points for Phoenix, which ended Denver's five-game winning streak. Timofey Mozgov...
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UC Davis beats Utah State in overtime 77-70

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) Tyler Les hit a long 3-pointer to tie the game in regulation and UC Davis went on to beat Utah State 77-70 in overtime Wednesday night. After falling behind by nine points in the second half, Utah Valley took a 62-61 lead on JoJo McGlaston's layup at 62-61 with 58 seconds left. Jalen Moore tipped in a shot to make it a three-point lead with 5 seconds left before...
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Wiltjer leads No. 10 Gonzaga past Georgia

NEW YORK (AP) Kyle Wiltjer scored a career-high 32 points and No. 10 Gonzaga beat Georgia 88-76 on Wednesday night in the NIT Season Tip-Off semifinals. Kevin Pangos added 22 points, six assists and three steals for Gonzaga (5-0). The Bulldogs will play St. John's in the championship game Friday night. St. John's beat Minnesota 70-61 in the first semifinal. Charles Mann led Georgia...
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California downs Cal Poly 72-52

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) Jabari Bird scored a season-high 18 points, Tyrone Wallace added 16 points and eight rebounds and California defeated Cal Poly 72-52 on Wednesday. Jordan Mathews added 17 points for the Bears (4-1), who were coming off a loss to No. 10 Texas in the 2K Classic championship game in New York last week. Mathews has reached double figures in scoring in all five...
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Florida taken down by Georgetown in final seconds of overtime

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) -- D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera made a jumper with 3.4 seconds left in overtime to give Georgetown a 66-65 victory over No. 18 Florida on Wednesday night in the Battle 4 Atlantis quarterfinals. It was the 21st and final lead change of the night, and sent the Hoyas (4-0) into Thursday's semifinals against No. 2 Wisconsin. Kasey Hill's three-point play with...
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Smith scores 26 points, Bibbs adds 22 as Virginia Tech routs Miami of Ohio 78-63

CANCUN, Mexico (AP) - Adam Smith scored 26 points, Justin Bibbs added 22 and Virginia Tech used a strong first half to defeat Miami (Ohio) 78-63 in the Riviera Division third-place game of the Cancun Classic on Wednesday. The duo hit 15 of 22 shots, including 10 of 13 3-pointers for the Hokies (3-2), who were more impressive on defense in the first half. In rolling to a 39-17 lead...
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Georgetown escapes No. 18 Florida, 66-65

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera made a jumper with 3.4 seconds left in overtime to give Georgetown a 66-65 victory over No. 18 Florida on Wednesday night in the Battle 4 Atlantis quarterfinals. It was the 21st and final lead change of the night, and sent the Hoyas (4-0) into Thursday's semifinals against No. 2 Wisconsin. Kasey Hill's three-point play with 11...
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Australian cricket player Phil Hughes dies after being struck in head

  Australia team doctor Peter Brukner says batsman Phillip Hughes has died in hospital, two days after being struck in the head by a cricket ball during a domestic first-class match. Brukner issued a statement saying "It is my sad duty to inform you that a short time ago Phillip Hughes passed away. He never regained consciousness following his injury on Tuesday." Brukner said Hughes...
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Australian batsman Hughes dies after head knock

SYDNEY (AP) Australia team doctor Peter Brukner says batsman Phillip Hughes has died in hospital, two days after being struck in the head by a cricket ball during a domestic first-class match. Brukner issued a statement saying ''It is my sad duty to inform you that a short time ago Phillip Hughes passed away. He never regained consciousness following his injury on Tuesday.'' Brukner...
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North Texas-Arkansas Preview

After years of mediocrity, Arkansas could be on the verge of something special with Bobby Portis leading the way. The No. 25 Razorbacks try to match their best start in nine seasons when they host North Texas on Friday night. Arkansas (4-0) climbed into this week's AP poll for the first time since November 2007 after outscoring its first three opponents by an average of 25.3 points...
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