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Air Force, W. Michigan meet in Idaho Potato Bowl

There are a lot of similarities between Air Force and Western Michigan - two teams that have never faced each other before - and it begins with the resolve of their head coaches. P.J. Fleck and Troy Calhoun are nearly a generation apart in age. Calhoun graduated from Air Force (1989) the year Fleck, Western Michigan's second-year coach, turned 9. But while there's a gap in age, the...
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Steven Gerrard: Liverpool must take growing criticism on the chin

Steven Gerrard says Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has to take criticism on the chin when "people are trying to kill you." The Reds captain gave a frank interview in the aftermath of Wednesday night's Capital One League Cup victory over Bournemouth when he admitted that his own form had been poor. Liverpool are currently in 11th place in the Premier League and out of the UEFA...
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Kentucky hires Dawson to run Wildcats' offense

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Kentucky coach Mark Stoops has announced the hiring of Shannon Dawson as the Wildcats' offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Dawson serves in the same capacities with West Virginia and will stay with the Mountaineers through their Dec. 29 Liberty Bowl game against Texas A&M. WVU's high-octane offense ranks 11th nationally at 502.1 yards per game,...
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Ecclestone sued for 345 million euros by German bank

German state bank BayernLB is suing Bernie Ecclestone and his family holding Bambino for around 345 million euros ($422 million) in relation to the sale of its stake in Formula One. News agency dpa says BayernLB announced the move in Munich on Friday. The bank rejected a 25-million-euro ($31 million) settlement offer from Ecclestone in August, after a Munich court dropped a bribery...
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Joe Flacco sends President Obama an important correction

President Barack Obama gave his annual end-of-the-year press conference on Friday afternoon. During the media session, he was asked about North Korea's hack of Sony and Sony's decision to pull the "The Interview," starring Seth Rogen and James Franco, from movie theaters after threats were made. During his reply, though, Obama mentioned the actors and flubbed the latter's name. This...
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New Orleans Bowl Capsule

Nevada (7-5, 4-4 Mountain West) vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (8-4, 7-1 Sun Belt), 11 a.m. ET (ESPN). Line: Louisiana-Lafayette by 1. Series Record: Nevada leads 1-0. WHAT'S AT STAKE Nevada seeks its first bowl victory since the 2010 season, when Colin Kaepernick was quarterback. A bowl victory would also be the first under second-year coach Brian Polian. Louisiana-Lafayette is seeking...
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Florida QB Harris cited for driving without license

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Florida quarterback Treon Harris is facing a misdemeanor charge for allegedly operating a motor vehicle without a valid license. University Police filed a citation Tuesday, and according to court records, Harris has never had a license. Harris has an arraignment scheduled for Jan. 15 at the Alachua County Courthouse. Harris was stopped by campus police Dec...
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Marlins acquire Prado from Yankees for Eovaldi, others

NEW YORK -- The Yankees have acquired pitcher Nathan Eovaldi, outfielder Garrett Jones and minor league pitcher Domingo German from the Miami Marlins for versatile Martin Prado and pitcher David Phelps. Eovaldi, a right-hander who turns 25 in February, was acquired by the Marlins in July 2012 as part of the deal that sent All-Star shortstop Hanley Ramirez to the Los Angeles Dodgers...
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Panthers-Penguins Preview

The Florida Panthers are regularly playing beyond regulation, and they're having much more success in those situations than they were earlier in the season. They might not fare as well if they find themselves in another tight contest Saturday night when they visit the Pittsburgh Penguins, who continue to enjoy stellar goaltending by Marc-Andre Fleury. The Panthers (14-8-8) have played...
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More runs for Padres in 2015 ... but what else is coming?

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AP source: Yanks to send Prado to Marlins for Eovaldi

NEW YORK (AP) A person familiar with the deal says the New York Yankees have agreed to acquire pitcher Nathan Eovaldi, outfielder Garrett Jones and minor league pitcher Domingo German from the Miami Marlins for versatile Martin Prado and pitcher David Phelps. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press on Friday because the trade had not been announced. Eovaldi...
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AP source: Padres to obtain Middlebrooks from Red Sox

SAN DIEGO (AP) Two people with knowledge of the deal say the San Diego Padres have agreed to obtain third baseman Will Middlebrooks from the Boston Red Sox for catcher Ryan Hanigan. The people spoke with The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday because the trade hasn't been announced. The deal is pending medical approvals. Hanigan was obtained earlier from Tampa Bay...
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Jerry Sandusky won't get $4,900 Penn State pension back

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has lost a legal battle to restore his $4,900-a-month pension, a benefit that was canceled two years ago after he was sentenced for child molestation. The State Employees' Retirement Board's 122-page opinion, made public Friday, determined Sandusky remained a Penn State employee after his announced retirement...
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Jets' Rontez Miles has emergency surgery on leg

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) New York Jets backup safety Rontez Miles had emergency leg surgery Thursday night after he was injured in practice. The team confirmed Friday that Miles, promoted from the practice squad this week, injured his right shin area when he got tangled with a teammate. Coach Rex Ryan says it appeared to be just a bruise, but team doctors determined it was more serious...
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Bills RB Spiller activated

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Bills have activated running back C.J. Spiller from injured reserve. Spiller returned to the active roster Friday after missing the last eight weeks due to a broken collarbone. He suffered the injury against Minnesota in Week 7. Buffalo had until 4 p.m. Saturday to activate Spiller. Spiller's return should be a boost for Buffalo's struggling running...
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Vikings VP helps in fighting cancer

A Minnesota Vikings vice president and his wife have donated $1 million to children's cancer care. Kevin Warren, who handles legal affairs for the team, and wife Greta, have donated the money to the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital to establish ''Carolyn's Comforts.'' A children's cancer emergency assistance fund designed to help families manage the difficulties...
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Hawks-Rockets Preview

The Atlanta Hawks have proven nearly unbeatable over the last three weeks, and their most recent win may have been their most impressive to date. The Houston Rockets were nowhere near their best last time out. Atlanta looks to stay hot Saturday night against the Rockets, who try to avoid dropping back-to-back home games for the first time in over a year. The Hawks (18-7) have won...
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Lafayette-Kansas Preview

Kansas survived another lackluster shooting performance, extending its win streak despite facing some high-profile opponents. A visit from unheralded Lafayette on Saturday could provide the 10th-ranked Jayhawks a lower-pressure environment to begin fixing their issues before Big 12 play begins. Kansas (8-1) shot 39.4 percent in its past four games and connected at 41.9 percent in...
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Colorado St prepares to face Utah without McElwain

LAS VEGAS (AP) First there was shock, then confusion. But in the two weeks since Colorado State saw head coach Jim McElwain leave for Florida, it has found a way to move on. With an early bowl game on the calendar, the Rams didn't have much time to dwell on the change. Saturday's Las Vegas Bowl against No. 23 Utah is a chance for Colorado State to win 11 games for only the second...
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Cubs, Motte finalize $4.5 million, 1-year contract

CHICAGO (AP) Reliever Jason Motte and the Chicago Cubs have finalized a $4.5 million, one-year contract that allows the former St. Louis closer to earn $2.5 million more in performance bonuses. Motte was one of baseball's top closers in 2012, when he had 42 saves in 49 chances and helped St. Louis reach the NL championship series. The right-hander had elbow-ligament replacement...
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Minnesota St, Colorado St-Pueblo to meet for title

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) Todd Hoffner had to watch from afar as Minnesota State had the best season in school history, a remarkable run by his players under a different coach to the national semifinals. That was two years ago, his career in shambles and his future uncertain. Now, after a full exoneration of child pornography charges, Hoffner is back on the Mavericks' sideline, leading...
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F1: Vergne joins Ferrari as de la Rosa leaves

Jean-Eric Vergne has joined Ferrari to work on car development in the team's simulator. The Frenchman replaces Pedro de la Rosa, who is leaving the team at the end of the month. Ferrari has already confirmed that Esteban Gutierrez will be the third driver, while Marc Gene and Davide Rigon both stay on as test drivers. “On behalf of the entire team, I welcome Jean-Eric, who I...
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Marshall tops NIU, Colorado State falls to Utah in first week of bowls

Editor's note: Throughout the season, Bruce Feldman and Stewart Mandel have present their weekly picks. Below are their selections for the first week of bowl season (all times ET). Enjoy. *** SATURDAY NEW ORLEANS BOWL Nevada (-1) vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, 11 a.m. (ESPN) Mandel: The best argument for ULL is its de facto home-field advantage. Football-wise, Nevada's .500 record in the...
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Joe Hart signs long-term deal to remain at Man City until 2019

Joe Hart has signed a long-term contract which keeps him at Manchester City until the end of the 2018-19 season. The England goalkeeper, 27, joins Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko, Aleksandar Kolarov, Samir Nasri and David Silva in signing a new contract with the club in 2014. Hart told the club's official website: "I'm really happy, I've been here a long time now and I want to keep that...
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Newton or Anderson to start for Panthers Sunday vs. Browns?

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Panthers coach Ron Rivera says he's awaiting final clearance from team physicians before officially naming Cam Newton the starter for Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns. That clearance is expected to come Saturday. The fourth-year quarterback practiced Friday for the third straight day and Rivera says he feels "very confident and comfortable" that...
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