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Fist-bump kid Liam Fitzgerald beloved by Boston Bruins, sports world

NORTHBOROUGH, Mass. --€” In the sports-crazy city of Boston, there's no shortage of die-hard fans, but there may not be a more staunch supporter of the Bruins, Pats, Celtics and Red Sox in all of New England than Liam Fitzgerald. Surely you've seen Liam, even if you don't know it, and chances are, he probably made you smile when you did. A video of the 8-year-old superfan sitting...
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Forward Pass: Why 2014 SEC West is the most dominant division ever

When the College Football Playoff selection committee unveiled its first rankings Oct. 28, SEC West teams accounted for three of the top four, four of the top six and five of the top 20 spots. When the group releases its new rankings Tuesday, current No. 1 Alabama and No. 4 Mississippi State will likely be the sole remaining top-10 teams from the division. Auburn and Ole Miss will...
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Major Arsenal shareholder criticizes Wenger's principles

Arsenal's second biggest shareholder Alisher Usmanov says Arsene Wenger's principles may be holding Arsenal back, claiming the manager must admit his own mistakes. Usmanov, an Uzbekistani businessman who owns a 30% stake in Arsenal, was speaking to CNBC following the defeat to Manchester United. Arsenal have now lost 11 of their last 15 matches to United, winning just one. They have...
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Aguero, Jovetic miss training ahead of Bayern Munich game

Manchester City strikers Sergio Aguero and Stevan Jovetic were not involved in a full training session ahead of Tuesday's crucial Champions League clash with Bayern Munich. The pair - the club's only fit senior forwards - both joined the squad as manager Manuel Pellegrini gave a training-ground talk to his players on the eve of the game. But as the rest of the players began to train...
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German chief phones Blatter to tell him to quit FIFA presidency

Under-fire FIFA president Sepp Blatter has been told to quit the world game's governing body by German football chief Reinhard Rauball. Rauball, the president of the German football league (DFL), has told Kicker that the time has come for Blatter to leave his post, with FIFA currently embroiled in scandal following the partial publication of Michael Garcia's anti-corruption report...
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Lauren Hill's high school surprises her by retiring her jersey

LAWRENCEBURG, Ind. -- Lauren Hill's Indiana high school retired her jersey number this weekend in honor of her inspirational fight to continue playing despite having brain cancer. Hill told the crowd at Lawrenceburg High School on Saturday night that she thought she was simply coming to watch her old team play. The 19-year-old freshman has gained attention for her efforts to play...
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Indiana high school honors Hill for cancer fight

LAWRENCEBURG, Ind. (AP) College basketball player Lauren Hill's Indiana high school retired her jersey number this weekend in honor of her inspirational fight to continue playing despite having brain cancer. Hill told the crowd at Lawrenceburg High School on Saturday night that she thought she was simply coming to watch her old team play. The 19-year-old freshman has gained attention...
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Ferrari names new team principal in latest shakeup

MARANELLO, Italy -- Ferrari replaced Marco Mattiacci with Maurizio Arrivabene as team principal Monday in the latest shakeup to the struggling Formula One team. Mattiacci lasted only seven months on the job after being hired in April to replace Stefano Domenicali, who resigned. On Sunday, Ferrari finished its first season without a race win since 1993. Last week, the Italian automaker...
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Bahrain, UAE barred from retaking worlds places

BASEL, Switzerland (AP) The International Handball Federation has barred Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates from retaking their places at the world championships despite ending apparent political boycotts of the event in Qatar. The IHF says its ruling council fined the two federations 100,000 Swiss francs ($103,000) each for ''withdrawal after the championship draw.'' Saudi Arabia...
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Ferrari appoints Maurizio Arrivabene as team principal of F1 team, replacing Marco Mattiaci

MARANELLO, Italy (AP) Ferrari appoints Maurizio Arrivabene as team principal of F1 team, replacing Marco Mattiaci.
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Mourinho says Ramos not a doctor as Costa row intensifies

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho could not hide his frustration at the talk surrounding Diego Costa's absence from the Spain squad as tension appears to simmer between club and country. The 26-year-old's adaptation to the Premier League since arriving from Atletico Madrid has been astonishing, especially considering he has had to deal with niggling injuries. Those hamstring and groin...
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Creighton pulls away in second half to beat NC Central

OMAHA, Neb. -- Isaiah Zierden scored 20 points, including 8 of 9 from the line, to lead Creighton over NC Central 65-45 on Sunday. Zierden was 4 of 7 from the floor -- all 3-point attempts -- to go along with terrific foul shooting. Devin Brooks added 12 points and the Bluejays were 22 of 25 (88 percent) from the line as a team, which made up for shooting just 35 percent from the...
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Veh resigns as coach of Stuttgart following defeat by Augsburg

Armin Veh has resigned as coach of Bundesliga strugglers Stuttgart following Sunday's defeat at home to Augsburg. That 1-0 home loss left the Swabians rooted to the foot of the table with just nine points from 12 matches and Veh has assumed full responsibility for their plight by tendering his resignation, which has been accepted. "Armin Veh informed us about his decision last night...
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Bastia striker Brandao apologizes for headbutting Thiago Motta

Bastia striker Brandao has apologised for the headbutt on Paris St Germain's Thiago Motta that saw him suspended for six months. The Brazilian striker clashed with Motta in the tunnel after his side's 2-0 defeat at the Parc des Princes in August, with the incident captured on CCTV. An appeal against his ban was rejected by the French Football Federation's disciplinary commission...
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Stuttgart coach Armin Veh steps down

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) Stuttgart says coach Armin Veh has resigned 12 matches into the season. Veh stepped down after a 1-0 home loss to Augsburg that left Stuttgart last in the Bundesliga. Veh left Eintracht Frankfurt at the end of last season to return to the club which he guided to the Bundesliga title in 2007.
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Rio mascots represent Brazil's animal, plant life

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) Rio de Janeiro has chosen the animal and plant life of Brazil as the inspiration for the mascots of the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics. The Olympic mascot is a bright yellow cat-like figure representing the animal life of South America's biggest country. Its partner for the Paralympics is a mopped-headed doll with leafy hair, meant to represent the vast diversity...
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Russian swimmer tests positive for doping

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) FINA says Russian swimmer Olga Kluchnikova tested positive for a banned diuretic at the Russian national championships in May and has been serving a doping ban. The substance, acetazolamide, can also be used as a masking agent to hide the presence of other banned drugs. FINA says Kluchnikova's six-month ban imposed by the Russian body expires this week...
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Liverpool boss Rodgers say job on the line if poor run continues

Brendan Rodgers knows his position as Liverpool boss will be on the line is on the line if results do not improve. The Reds lost a fourth consecutive game in all competitions after going down 3-1 to Crystal Palace on Sunday afternoon and Rodgers' side are now 18 points off the pace of Premier League pace-setters Chelsea. Their Champions League campaign hinges on Wednesday night...
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Forget golf, Michelle Obama takes in Princeton women's hoops game

Michelle Obama spent Sunday night watching her niece play basketball for Princeton. The first lady attended her alma mater's game against American University with her daughters and mother. Obama graduated from Princeton in 1985. She spoke with the Tigers at the half, knocking on the locker room door and asking, "if she was interrupting anything," Princeton coach Courtney Banghart...
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Cruzeiro retains Brazilian title with two games to spare

Cruzeiro beat Goias 2-1 on Sunday to win its second consecutive Brazilian league title. Midfielder Ricardo Goulart and striker Everton Ribeiro scored a goal each to secure the team's fourth league title with two rounds still to be played in the championship. The result in front of nearly 60,000 fans at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte guaranteed the defending champion an insurmountable...
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Liverpool and Chelsea in battle for Inter Milan forward

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... Liverpool's poor recent form has left Brendan Rodgers uncertain as to his future as boss at Anfield. Arsene Wenger says Arsenal are paying the price for defensive naivety and must tighten up in the Champions...
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Weekend Sports in Brief

BOXING MACAU (AP) Manny Pacquiao got the big knockdowns he desperately craved, battering Chris Algieri around the ring Sunday on his way to a decision win in a lopsided welterweight title fight. Pacquiao chased Algieri from the opening bell, knocking him down repeatedly and dominating from the opening bell. About the only thing Pacquiao didn't get was his first knockout in five...
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Sunday wrap: Cowboys' latest reason to believe this season is different

  By the time he was wrapping up a long session with reporters, Brandon Carr had grown tired of the questions about the ridiculous catch Odell Beckham made in front of him. Asked how many questions he'd fielded about the three-fingered grab, the Dallas Cowboys' cornerback responded with a hint of impatience, "About 10." There were two more on the way — one of which was about whether...
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Romo upstages Beckham, Cowboys beat Giants

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Game on the line, 80 yards away, three minutes to go and two timeouts. No problem for Tony Romo and the Cowboys in a game that will be remembered for the Dallas comeback and a catch by New York Giants rookie receiver Odell Beckham Jr. that some are considering the best in NFL history. Romo capped a game-winning, 80-yard drive with a 13-yard touchdown pass...
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Huff, McCoy lead Eagles past Titans, 43-24

PHILADELPHIA (AP) LeSean McCoy cut and slashed, quickly hit the holes and looked like his old self running the ball. Maybe that will silence his critics for a week. McCoy ran for 130 yards, Josh Huff returned the opening kickoff 107 yards, and the Philadelphia Eagles beat the Tennessee Titans 43-24 on Sunday. McCoy, the reigning NFL rushing champion, hasn't had much success this...
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