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49ers sign rugby star whose highlight reel will give you goose bumps

The 49ers on Monday signed rugby star Jarryd Hayne, a 27-year-old Australian sensation trying to make the leap to the NFL. He had garnered interest from the Lions and Seahawks, but ultimately decided to go with the 49ers. Hayne signed a futures contract, which doesn't guarantee him anything in the NFL other than a chance, but it does come with a nice chunk of change. So if you're...
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First goal could foretell tale between Jackets, Capitals

The Washington Capitals' fortunes tend to be tied greatly to the first goal of a game. Alex Ovechkin will try to get them off to a strong start again Tuesday night when they visit the struggling Columbus Blue Jackets. Washington is a league-best 29-1-4 when scoring first, and its 5-19-6 record when giving up the opening goal is among the worst. The Capitals (34-20-10) gave up the...
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F1: Alonso to miss season-opener in Australia following testing crash

McLaren has confirmed that, following medical advice, Fernando Alonso will not take part in the Australian GP and will instead focus on being ready for Malaysia a fortnight later. Alonso will be replaced in Melbourne by Kevin Magnussen, who tested the MP4-30 in Barcelona last week. Meanwhile, the team continues to insist that there is nothing wrong with Alonso, and that the delay...
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Mayor decides public can't ask questions at council meetings

EVESHAM, N.J. (AP) A New Jersey mayor has banned the public from asking questions at township council meetings. The Philadelphia Inquirer (http://bit.ly/1wGNxoH ) reports that Evesham Mayor Randy Brown began the policy this year. He is also the kicking coach for the Baltimore Ravens. It came after a tense meeting in December in which a resident asked about a tax abatement. Brown...
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Cavs go for 12th straight home victory

After failing to come through in the clutch, LeBron James is looking to help the Cleveland Cavaliers get back on track. He probably won't have to do it alone with Kyrie Irving expected to return as the Cavaliers go for a 12th consecutive home win Tuesday night against the Boston Celtics. Cleveland (37-24) is coming off its first back-to-back defeats since a six-game skid Jan. 4-13...
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Inside MLS 2015 Season Preview: New England Revolution

ESSENTIAL FACTS Last year in a sentence: Jermaine Jones' arrival during the summer amplified a revival already underway and inspired the Revs to yet another devastating MLS Cup defeat. Offseason in a sentence: Several years of building the core of the side led to a quiet winter, but the departure of A.J. Soares and the return of Juan Agudelo provided at least a couple of talking...
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Senior referee blows whistle on extensive match-fixing in Cyprus

NICOSIA, Cyprus -- Football in the sun-drenched Mediterranean island of Cyprus is riddled with match-fixing by referees, an operation designed to line the pockets of soccer officials and politicians, according to a senior Cypriot referee. Marios Panayi outlined corruption allegations that he says have besmirched Cypriot soccer and damaged the credibility of its referees. The referee...
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Alonso out of season-opening Australian GP after testing crash

LONDON -- Fernando Alonso will not race in the season-opening Australian Grand Prix following a crash during Formula One testing that sent him to the hospital for three days, McLaren said Tuesday. The decision was taken to avoid the chance of Alonso having another concussion -- second-impact syndrome -- following the accident at the Barcelona-Catalunya circuit last month, the team...
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Dave Whelan resigns as chairman of English club Wigan

WIGAN, England (AP) Dave Whelan has resigned as chairman of second-tier English soccer club Wigan after serving a six-week ban for racially-aggravated misconduct. The 78-year-old Whelan was fined 50,000 pounds ($78,000), warned about his future conduct and ordered to undertake a mandatory education course after saying to The Guardian newspaper last year ''I think Jewish people do...
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Chelsea, Luis Suarez lead AP Global Football 10

LONDON (AP) Chelsea is team of the week in the AP Global Football 10 after beating Tottenham 2-0 in the League Cup final. Barcelona was voted second after beating Granada 3-1, and Bayern Munich is third after defeating Cologne 4-1. In the player poll, Luis Suarez is at the top for the first time this season after his performance and goal in Barcelona's win. Alberto Bueno of Rayo...
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Alonso out of season-opening Australian GP after crash

LONDON (AP) Fernando Alonso will not race in the season-opening Australian Grand Prix following a crash during Formula One testing that sent him to the hospital for three days, McLaren said Tuesday. The decision was taken to avoid the chance of Alonso having another concussion - second-impact syndrome - following the accident at the Barcelona-Catalunya circuit last month, the team...
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Victim's sister due back on stand in Aaron Hernandez trial

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) The sister of the man former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez is accused of killing is due back on the stand in his murder trial. Shaquilla Thibou (sha-KEE'-lah TEE'-boo) is the younger sister of Odin Lloyd, who was shot to death in an industrial park near Hernandez's home on June 17, 2013. She testified on Monday that she saw him get into a silver...
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Jose Mourinho reveals John Terry will be a Chelsea player next season

Jose Mourinho says captain John Terry will receive a contract extension to stay at Chelsea beyond the end of this season. The 34-year-old defender's deal expires at the end of the current campaign, but Mourinho believes his form means he will be staying at Stamford Bridge. "What I can guarantee is he will be a Chelsea player next season," Mourinho said. "No doubts he's going to get his contract."
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SAfrica says FIFA 'inefficient' on match-fixing claims

LONDON (AP) The South African sports minister has accused FIFA of being ''very inefficient'' in match-fixing investigations. In an interview with The Associated Press, sports minister Fikile Mbalula criticized the failure of FIFA to complete an investigation into whether 2010 World Cup warm-up matches were fixed. FIFA found strong evidence of match-fixing in games involving South...
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A battering: South Africa, Amla hit milestones at World Cup

With two 400-plus totals and two 200-plus winning margins, AB de Villiers and his South African lineup have erased some of the disappointment of a lopsided loss to defending champion India at the Cricket World Cup. After watching de Villiers, the leading batsman in the one-day format, score an unbeaten 162 in a total of 408 for five in last Friday's 257-run win over West Indies,...
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Roma president hopes work to start on new stadium this year

ROME -- Roma president and American investor James Pallotta remains optimistic that construction will begin on a new stadium inspired by the Colosseum by the end of the year. The project on Rome's outskirts has been slowed by a long approval process involving city and regional authorities. ''We're still on the same timetable,'' Pallotta told The Associated Press. ''Hopefully this...
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Barcelona faces tough Villarreal in Copa del Rey semis

MADRID (AP) Having dented Real Madrid's lead in the Spanish league, Villarreal faces a bigger task of having to overturn a 3-1 first-leg deficit against Barcelona to advance past the semifinals in the Copa del Rey. Three things are in its favor: It's at home, it has an away goal, and it has a fiercely competitive team, as Madrid learned when Gerard Moreno's equalizer silenced the...
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Cypriot referee blows whistle on alleged match-fixing

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) Football in the sun-drenched Mediterranean island of Cyprus is riddled with match-fixing by referees, an operation designed to line the pockets of soccer officials and politicians, according to a senior Cypriot referee. Marios Panayi outlined corruption allegations that he says have besmirched Cypriot soccer and damaged the credibility of its referees. The referee...
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Wenger rules out title tilt but believes Man City can be caught

Arsene Wenger believes his Arsenal side are currently "nowhere near" being involved in the race for the Premier League title - but believes a consistent run could change all that. The Gunners currently sit third in the table and are nine points adrift of league-leaders Chelsea, with Manchester City four points clear in second spot. The chase for the top four has closed up in recent...
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Jets reportedly discussing bringing back Revis

The New York Jets appear to want a do-over. Jets owner Woody Johnson is having internal discussions with general manager Mike Maccagnan about potentially bringing back cornerback Darrelle Revis, the New York Daily News reported Tuesday. Revis, who spent his first six seasons in the NFL with the Jets, helped the New England Patriots win the Super Bowl last month. He would become a...
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In-demand Palermo striker Dybala wants to join Barcelona

Palermo attacker Paulo Dybala has admitted that it would be a dream come true if Barcelona made an attempt to sign him. The 21-year-old has been in sublime form in 2014-15, netting 12 goals in 24 Serie A appearances and creating eight more. Dybala's impressive performances have not gone unnoticed elsewhere and clubs such as Manchester United, City, Juventus, Napoli, Borussia Dortmund...
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Sunderland's Johnson bailed after arrest on suspicion of under-age sex

Sunderland midfielder Adam Johnson has been released on bail after he was arrested on suspicion of sexual activity with a girl under 16. The England international was questioned by police on Monday following the allegation involving a girl who is believed to be 15 years old. He has been suspended by the club, pending the outcome of the police investigation. Durham Constabulary said...
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Roma president: Stadium construction to start by end of year

ROME (AP) Roma president and American businessman James Pallotta remains optimistic that construction will begin on a new stadium inspired by the Colosseum by the end of the year. The project has been slowed by a long approval process involving city and regional authorities. But Pallotta tells The Associated Press ''we're still on the same timetable. Hopefully this fall.'' When...
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Former Tottenham captain Dave Mackay dies at 80

LONDON (AP) Dave Mackay, a former Tottenham captain who also won the English league and FA Cup double with the club in 1961, has died. He was 80. Tottenham announced Mackay's death late Monday, but did not give a cause. Mackay joined Tottenham in 1959 from Scottish club Hearts and became ''one of the most influential players of his era,'' Tottenham said on its website. Mackay won...
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