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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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Oklahoma's Perine follows Gordon into record books

It took Samaje Perine less than a full season to go from Oklahoma's fourth-string running back to the NCAA single-game rushing record. A week after Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon ended LaDanian Tomlinson's 15-year-old record for rushing yards in a game, Perine rewrote the Football Bowl Subdivision record book once again with his remarkable 427-yard performance in a 44-7 win over Kansas...
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Patriots win 7th straight, rout Lions 34-9

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) For the first time in their seven-game winning streak, the New England Patriots didn't score first. No problem. They came right back, taking the lead for good on Tom Brady's 4-yard touchdown pass to Tim Wright late in the first quarter and rolling to a 34-9 rout of the Detroit Lions on Sunday. ''The Lions have a great defense,'' said Wright, who also caught...
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Colts seeking improvement after beating Jags 23-3

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Andrew Luck's finishing touch still needs some work. After throwing for 253 yards and one touchdown in Sunday's 23-3 victory over Jacksonville, the Colts' franchise quarterback and master perfectionist contended the Colts must buckle down and figure out how to reach the end zone more often. ''We didn't do enough to finish drives today,'' Luck lamented after getting...
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Ko closes out amazing rookie year with big payday

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) The biggest challenge facing Lydia Ko is how she can top a rookie season like this one. The 17-year-old from New Zealand sat next to a pair of crystal trophies Sunday evening. At her feet was a glass box that was stuffed with cash to symbolize the $1 million bonus she picked up on an historic end to the LPGA Tour season. She was an instant millionaire when she...
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Hoyer recovers, leads Browns past Falcons, 26-24

ATLANTA (AP) Brian Hoyer didn't have the demeanor of a quarterback who just led his team to a last-second victory. Facing reporters after Billy Cundiff's 37-yard field goal as time expired lifted the Cleveland Browns to a 26-24 win over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, Hoyer was remorseful. He couldn't believe he threw an interception that set up Matt Bryant's 53-yard field goal to...
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Broncos rally for 39-36 win over Dolphins

DENVER (AP) Demaryius Thomas came up 13 yards short in his bid to tie Calvin Johnson's NFL record of eight straight 100-yard games. His consolation prize wasn't too shabby. Thomas caught three of Peyton Manning's four touchdown throws in Denver's 39-36, come-from-behind win over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. Coming up just short of Megatron's mark didn't seem to bother Thomas too...
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Soviet hockey coach Tikhonov dies at 84

MOSCOW (AP) The legendary Russian hockey coach Viktor Tikhonov, whose teams won three Olympic gold medals, has died after an undisclosed long illness. He was 84. Russia's Kontinental Hockey League said early Monday that Tikhonov died overnight. He had been receiving treatment at home for an illness that had left him unable to walk in recent weeks. Under Tikhonov's leadership, the...
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ICYMI: Beckham's 1-handed grab; Pats-Pack on tap

If you have not seen the backward-falling, fingers-extended, one-handed grab made by New York Giants rookie Odell Beckham Jr., do yourself a favor and go search for the video on the web. NBC announcer Al Michaels called it ''one of the most incredible catches ever seen - by anybody, anywhere, at any level of football.'' And that's not hyperbole. While being interfered with by a Cowboys...
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F1 champ Hamilton vows to go even faster next year

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) British driver Lewis Hamilton vows to race even faster next year when he defends his Formula One title. Hamilton sealed his second F1 title in style on Sunday, winning the 11th race of his campaign at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to finally get the better of rival and teammate Nico Rosberg as Mercedes finished 1-2 in the drivers' championship. Rosberg...
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Seahawks rebound vs. Cards; Pats improve to 9-2

Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks did some soul searching before their showdown with the Arizona Cardinals. Whatever the defending Super Bowl champions said to each other, it appears to have worked. Wilson found backup tight end Cooper Helfet for a 20-yard, catch-and-run touchdown late in the third quarter, Steven Hauschka kicked four field goals and the Seahawks handed the...
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No, the Marlins probably have not changed

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China discloses earlier doping ban on Sun Yang

BEIJING (AP) China's anti-doping agency has disclosed that Olympic and world champion swimmer Sun Yang served a three-month ban earlier this year after testing positive for a banned stimlant. The official anti-doping agency on Monday said Sun tested positive for trimetazidine in a test conducted in May during China's national swimming championships in Hangzhou. It says the ban was...
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Trail Blazers-76ers Preview

The Portland Trail Blazers simply outscored opponents in the early part of their lengthy win streak but have relied on an improved defense lately to keep that run going. The Trail Blazers will seek an eighth consecutive victory Monday night when they visit a team that's been woeful at both ends of the court, the winless Philadelphia 76ers. Portland (10-3) averaged 116.0 points in...
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