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Bookmaker-funded Ginola campaign could breach FIFA rules

LONDON (AP) Even if David Ginola gains the nominations required by Thursday's deadline to stand against Sepp Blatter, his improbable bookmaker-funded campaign could be scuppered by FIFA's gambling rules. Ginola's campaign is being organized by stunt-prone Irish bookmaker Paddy Power, which is paying the former France international 250,000 pounds ($375,000) to seek the FIFA presidency...
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Winless Zambia, Cape Verde still alive at African Cup

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea (AP) Two of the surprise teams from the last two African Cup tournaments still have a chance to advance to this year's quarterfinals despite being winless so far. Zambia won its only African Cup of Nations title in 2012, but has just one point from two Group B matches this time. In 2013, when the 16-team continental tournament moved to odd-numbered years...
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KHL plans to slash salary cap amid Russian economic crisis

MOSCOW -- The Kontinental Hockey League's president says he wants to slash its salary cap as clubs struggle financially in Russia's economic crisis. Dmitry Chernyshenko told Russian media Saturday he wants to cut the 1.1 billion ruble ($17 million) salary cap by 50 million rubles a year each season until 2017-18. At current exchange rates, that would result in a cap that is a fifth...
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Live: Sunday's La Liga Live Scores

Live: Sunday's La Liga Live Scores
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Man United, Chelsea, Man City battle for Juventus ace Pogba

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, Chelsea and Manchester City will join the scramble to sign Paul Pogba from Juventus. The French midfielder is valued at £75m. Liverpool have been rocked with the news that talks over...
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Preview: Timberwolves at Hawks

The Hawks know it can be done. A season ago, they watched the San Antonio Spurs blow out LeBron James' Miami Heat for the NBA title without anyone carrying the bulk of the load. Still, this is rather rare territory in a star-driven league, a team pushing itself into the championship mix without one or two players standing above the others. Atlanta (36-8), which has set a franchise...
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Algeria federation: Striker Slimani out of final group game

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea (AP) Striker Islam Slimani will miss Algeria's decisive final group game against Senegal at the African Cup of Nations. The Algeria Football Federation says Slimani was injured in the 1-0 loss to Ghana, missed training on Saturday and will be sidelined against Senegal after medical tests. The federation did not specify what the injury was. Slimani is one...
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Russian hockey league aims to slash salary cap

MOSCOW (AP) The Kontinental Hockey League's president says he wants to slash its salary cap as clubs struggle financially in Russia's economic crisis. Dmitry Chernyshenko told Russian media Saturday he wants to cut the 1.1 billion ruble ($17 million) salary cap by 50 million rubles a year each season until 2017-18. At current exchange rates, that would result in a cap that is a...
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Australian Open: Sharapova, Bouchard and Nadal through to quarters

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Maria Sharapova and Rafael Nadal put earlier stumbles behind them with convincing wins Sunday to reach the quarterfinals of the Australian Open. French Open champion Sharapova was broken once in the first set before winning the last eight games of her 6-3, 6-0 fourth-round victory over No. 21-seeded Peng Shuai, advancing her to a showdown with No. 7 Eugenie...
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Aldridge opts not to have surgery, leads Trail Blazers with 26

PORTLAND, Ore. -- In a span of just 48 hours, LaMarcus Aldridge resigned himself to thumb surgery, reversed himself and decided to play through the pain, then led the Portland Trail Blazers to victory over the Washington Wizards. "He can't sit out. He doesn't want to sit out. He loves this game and figures if he's got something to give, he's going to give," teammate Wesley Matthews...
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Vylegzhanin wins World Cup skiathlon

RYBINSK, Russia (AP) Maxim Vylegzhanin became the first Russian to win a cross-country skiing World Cup race this season with victory in a 30-kilometer skiathlon on Sunday. Three-time Olympic silver medalist Vylegzhanin won in a time of 1 hour 21 minutes 54.8 seconds in front of his home crowd. Switzerland's Dario Cologna, who won the men's 15K race at the same venue Friday, could...
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Halep through to Australian Open quarterfinals

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Simona Halep advanced to the Australian Open quarterfinals for the second straight year with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium on Sunday The 23-year-old Romanian has moved through the first four rounds in Melbourne without dropping a set. Wickmayer, ranked 80th, had won the pair's two previous matches. No. 3-seeded Halep was the runner-up...
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AFC rejects Iran's protest over Asian Cup quarterfinal

SYDNEY (AP) The Asian Football Confederation has rejected a protest from Iran over its quarterfinal loss to Iraq in the continental championship, saying the complaint over the eligibility of Alaa Abdulzehra was unfounded. The AFC disciplinary committee held an emergency meeting Sunday, on the eve of the Asian Cup semifinal between South Korea and Iraq in Sydney, and gave Iran the...
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Factory Porsches involved in multi-car accident during Rolex 24 (VIDEO)

Both of the GT Le Mans class contending factory Porsche North America entries have been involved in a multi-car accident just prior to the halfway mark of the 53rd Rolex 24 at Daytona. The No. 911 Porsche 911 RSR of Marc Lieb and the Christoffer Nygaard-driven No. 007 TRG-AMR Aston Martin V12 Vantage collided, which also later collected the sister No. 912 Porsche driven by Earl Bamber...
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Canard wins Oakland SX as Roczen crashes, loses championship lead

Trey Canard raced to his first Monster Energy Supercross victory in nearly four years, winning the 450SX Main Event Saturday night in Oakland. Team Honda's Canard, who passed Chad Reed on the sixth lap at O.co Coliseum, last won in Arlington, Texas, in April 2011. "I don't know what to say," Canard said. "I didn't think I would be on the podium after the first few laps. It was busy...
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'Mean Girls' it's not but some players scoff at friendships

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) In their latest public display of friendship, Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki posted a photo of getting their nails done before the Australian Open. The camaraderie, in a sport better known for its rivalries, has prompted discussion among players on what it's like in the locker room and behind-the-scenes with top women's tennis stars. Is everyone...
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UC Irvine beats Hawaii 78-72 for fourth straight win

HAWAII (AP) Will Davis II had 17 points, Alex Young scored 15 and UC Irvine held off Hawaii 78-72 on Saturday night. Young had a 3-pointer with 1:22 left for a 74-70 lead and two free throws with 25 seconds left to cap the scoring for UC Irvine (11-8, 4-1 Big West). Hawaii (14-7, 2-3) scored 11 straight to close within 63-61 with 6:33 left. UCI's Dominique Dunning stopped the run...
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Wizards-Nuggets Preview

John Wall broke out of a brief shooting slump but couldn't keep the Washington Wizards from being plagued by another poor second half. The Denver Nuggets remain stuck in their own offensive rut. Both teams will try to avoid matching their longest losing streaks this season Sunday night in Denver. The Wizards (29-15) lost 103-96 to Portland on Saturday, opening a four-game Western...
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Randle, Brown and Nastic lead Stanford over ASU 89-70

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) Chasson Randle, Anthony Brown and Stefan Nastic each recorded at least 20 points and Stanford ran away from Arizona State 89-70 Saturday night. Randle and Brown contributed 21 points apiece and Nastic added 20 as the Cardinal (14-5, 5-2 Pac-12) won their eighth in 10 games. Rosco Allen had 12 points for Stanford. Savon Goodman came off the bench to score 18...
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Making the grade: Passes/Fails from FOX UFC Fight Night: Gustafsson vs. Johnson

The UFC crowned a new No. 1 contender on Saturday night as Anthony 'Rumble' Johnson's improbable story of redemption came full circle when he took out Alexander Gustafsson by knockout in the first round of their matchup in Stockholm, Sweden. The 30,000 fans packed inside were all rooting for their hometown hero Gustafsson, but Johnson silenced each and every one of them with a dominant...
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Grizzlies coast past Sixers behind Randolph, Green

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The experience of the Memphis Grizzlies was just too much for the young Philadelphia 76ers. Zach Randolph had 17 points and 14 rebounds and Jeff Green scored 18 as the Grizzlies coasted to a 101-83 win on Saturday night. ''They have a bunch of veterans who know how to play the game,'' said Sixers guard Michael Carter-Williams, who had 10 points. ''They're a tough...
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Hammonds, Long Beach St. top Cal State-Northridge

LOS ANGELES (AP) Travis Hammonds scored 11 of his season-high 16 points in the final 5:45, and senior David Samuels grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds to help Long Beach State beat Cal State-Northridge 64-58 on Saturday night. Mike Caffey had 14 points and five assists for Long Beach State (10-11, 4-1 Big West) and Tyler Lamb scored 10 with four steals. Caffey made 1 of 2 free throws...
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AUSTRALIAN OPEN SCENE: Bouchard's song requests

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Eugenie Bouchard appreciates the creativity of her personal cheering section, a group of (mostly) male fans called the Genie Army. So much so, she notices when they've added a new song to their repertoire. Clad in red-and-white T-shirts spelling `G-E-N-I-E', the group serenades Bouchard during her matches at the Australian Open with pop songs they've recast...
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Berdych beats Tomic to reach Australian Open quarters

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Tomas Berdych reached the quarterfinals of the Australian Open for the fifth consecutive year with a 6-2, 7-6 (3), 6-2 win over local hope Bernard Tomic. With his new fiancee Ester Satorova watching from the stands, the seventh-seeded Berdych hit 52 winners and broke Tomic four times to advance to a matchup with Rafael Nadal. Berdych reached the quarters...
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Rafael Nadal through to Australian Open quarterfinals

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Rafael Nadal stayed in contention for his second Australian Open title six years after his first with a 7-5, 6-1, 6-4 fourth-round win Sunday over Kevin Anderson. The 2009 Australian Open winner turned around the first set - and ultimately the match - in the 11th and 12th games. Nadal saved five break points, clinching the game with an ace and service winner...
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