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NFL reportedly taking another step toward returning to Los Angeles

The NFL is beginning a formal market assessment of the Los Angeles area to measure the demand for a franchise, the Los Angeles Times reported. The league reportedly will email questionnaires to nearly 2,000 potential customers starting Tuesday, indicating an incremental step in the process of the league possibly returning to the L.A. area. The Times reports that the study does not...
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Which teams does Peyton Manning torch the most?

Peyton Manning is your new all-time passing touchdown leader in the NFL. The Denver Broncos quarterback surpassed Brett Favre in Sunday's game against the San Francisco 49ers, throwing four touchdowns to move up to 510 for his career -- two better than Favre's career total of 508. Many have found ways to put this in perspective, either in writing or graphic form. The above...
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CFB AM: Five stages of intense grief only Florida fans can understand

Last weekend’s 42-13 home loss to Missouri drove Florida fans into an even deeper state of despair. At 3-3, their Gators are middling along in what’s shaping up to be another mediocre season. Things got so bad against Mizzou that the crowd began chanting, “Fire Muschamp.” Just how ugly is it to be a Gators fan right now? One Florida fan made a “five stages of grief” video...
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Stampede: Dixon, Brown ready to run for Bills

Both members of the Bills' running back tandem suffered injuries on Sunday, with Fred Jackson looking at a four-week absence due to a groin injury, and C.J. Spiller possibly being done for the season with a broken collarbone. Jackson can be kept on your fantasy bench depending on how desperately you need to fill his slot, but feel free to cut Spiller at any time. Bills head...
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Newcastle midfielder De Jong out for another eight weeks

Newcastle midfielder Siem de Jong expects to be sidelined for at least another eight weeks. De Jong suffered a serious thigh injury in September just three weeks after joining the Magpies from Ajax for £6m. The initial prognosis was that he would not be fit to return until after Christmas and that does not appear to have altered significantly during his time on crutches. The 25...
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Yes, the Royals are favored. Here's why.

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Norwegian Olympic official to step down next year

OSLO, Norway (AP) The head of Norway's national Olympic committee has decided to step down next year. The committee says 77-year-old president Borre Rognlien received several written threats while Oslo was bidding for the 2022 Winter Games. But spokesman Per Toien says the threats were not related to the bid and were not the reason for Rognlien's decision to step down rather...
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Verona stadium partially closed for racist chants

MILAN (AP) Hellas Verona has been ordered to play its next home match in Serie A with one end of its stadium closed because of fan racism. The Italian league also fined Verona 50,000 euros (nearly $65,000) for racist chants directed at AC Milan and Ghana midfielder Sulley Muntari, plus 3,000 euros (nearly $4,000) for fan insults toward the referee. Milan won Sunday's match 3...
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Fighters suing Mayweather over Vegas cable TV bout

LAS VEGAS (AP) Two fledgling professional fighters in Las Vegas are suing Floyd Mayweather Jr. and producers of a cable TV show, alleging they never consented to be part of a promotional training bout depicted as a ''dog house'' fight that was supposed to last until someone quit. Hashim Rahman Jr. and younger brother Sharif Rahman accuse Showtime Networks and Mayweather...
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West Brom scramble to explain tweet about United's Fellaini

West Brom have moved to end the misunderstanding over their tweet about Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini. The club want to draw a line under the matter after a message they posted on Twitter during their 2-2 draw with United on Monday was retweeted 20,000 times. The Baggies had written from their official account: "Fellaini has now taken his tracksuit off, fortunately...
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Robredo beats Isner in straight sets at Valencia

VALENCIA, Spain (AP) Tommy Robredo advanced to the second round of the Valencia Open by beating fifth-seeded John Isner 7-6 (3), 6-3 Tuesday. Robredo saved five break points to force a first-set tiebreaker, which he dominated and won after the American netted a forehand. In the second set, Robredo had no unforced errors and broke Isner before serving out the match at love. The Spaniard...
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Chievo appoint former Catania coach Maran to replace Corini

Serie A strugglers Chievo have appointed Rolando Maran as their new coach following the sacking of Eugenio Corini. The Verona outfit showed Corini the door on Monday following Chievo's 3-0 defeat away to Roma at the weekend, their fifth loss in seven league games. Their dismal run of form has seen Chievo drop to 18th place, with just four points collected so far. A statement...
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Levante sack coach Mendilibar after drubbing by Real Madrid

Levante have sacked coach Jose Luis Mendilibar with the side sitting second bottom in La Liga following Saturday's 5-0 thrashing at the hands of Real Madrid. Levante's decision was announced hours after rock-bottom Cordoba sacked Albert Ferrer and installed former Valencia boss Miroslav Djukic as his replacement. Levante released a short statement on their website in which...
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Van Gaal confident Manchester United can still catch Chelsea

Louis van Gaal insists Manchester United can still close the gap to Chelsea at the top of the Barclays Premier League. United drew 2-2 at West Brom on Monday to drop more points as they try to catch Jose Mourinho's leaders, who they host on Sunday. Daley Blind scored an 87th minute equaliser after Saido Berahino's sixth league goal of the season almost wrapped up victory...
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Pistorius out of Paralympic events for 5 years

LONDON (AP) The International Paralympic Committee says Oscar Pistorius will be ineligible to compete during his five-year prison sentence. The double-amputee South African runner, who has won six Paralympic gold medals, was given a five-year jail term Tuesday for killing Reeva Steenkamp. Although Pistorius could be released after 10 months to serve the remainder of his sentence...
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Taarabt hits back at QPR boss Redknapp over weight jibe

QPR forward Adel Taarabt has hit back at manager Harry Redknapp over claims that he is overweight and unfit to play. Redknapp launched an attack on the Morocco international after QPR's 3-2 defeat to Liverpool on Sunday, claiming Taarabt was "not fit to play football", adding, "I can't keep protecting people who don't want to run about and train, who are...
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Gareth Bale ruled out of Real Madrid's UCL clash with Liverpool

Gareth Bale has been left out of Real Madrid's squad for Wednesday's Champions League clash against Liverpool as the Wales international battles a muscle injury. Bale was unlikely to feature at Anfield after Madrid announced on Monday that the forward was suffering from a gluteal injury, and on Tuesday the world's most expensive player was a confirmed absentee from Carlo...
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Oscar Pistorius sentenced to five years in prison in killing of girlfriend

  Oscar Pistorius was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison for killing Reeva Steenkamp by a South African judge who cited the "gross negligence" the runner showed when he shot his girlfriend multiple times through a toilet cubicle door in his home. However, legal experts said the section of law Judge Thokozile Masipa quoted when she announced the double-amputee Olympic...
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Man United to launch bid to bring Pique back to Old Trafford

Each day we'll bring you the very latest tabloid rumors as the biggest clubs around splash the cash to bolster their rosters. True or not, they're always entertaining... Manchester United are plotting a £20million move to bring Gerard Pique back to Old Trafford. Bayern Munich are to step up their pursuit of Borussia Dortmund forward Marco Reus, who is also a target for...
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Monday's Sports Briefs

OLYMPICS LONDON (AP) Rejected time and again for the 2022 Winter Olympics, the IOC will soon be seeking suitors for the 2024 Summer Olympics. It will be hoping to attract a competitive, high-profile field to show there are cities that want to host the games rather than shun them. Even before Oslo became the fourth city to drop out of the race for the 2022 Games, the International...
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Kansas State forward Jack Karapetyan decides to transfer

  Kansas State forward Jack Karapetyan has decided to transfer after playing in just six games during his freshman season last year because of a foot injury. Wildcats coach Bruce Weber announced the decision in a brief statement Monday. Karapetyan has not said where he intends to resume his playing career. Karapetyan played just minutes as a freshman, scoring his first points on...
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Levante fires coach Jose Mendilibar in Spain

VALENCIA, Spain (AP) Levante has fired Jose Mendilibar, becoming the second Spanish club in as many days to remove a head coach. The 53-year-old Mendilibar replaced Joaquin Caparros this season but failed to maintain the same level of play, with the team scoring a league-low four goals through eight rounds and sitting next-to-last in the standings. The club has not named a replacement...
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Seven-man umpiring crew includes four World Series rookies

  Jeff Kellogg will be the umpire crew chief for the World Series, and four other umps have been picked to work the event for the first time. Major League Baseball announced the crew Monday, a day before San Francisco and Kansas City meet in Game 1. Hunter Wendelstedt, Jerry Meals, Jim Reynolds and Eric Cooper will call their first Series. Ted Barrett and Jeff Nelson also are on...
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Pacers getting to basics after losing George

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Pacers coach Frank Vogel is taking a simple approach this season. On offense, it's all about going big, being aggressive and moving the ball. On defense, he expects Indiana to protect the rim, rebound and play together. Vogel figured basic old-school basketball might be the best way to overcome the losses of Lance Stephenson in free agency and Paul George to...
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A new era begins in Minnesota basketball

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Timberwolves know the story. They know that no one expects them to be very good this season. After all, they just traded the face of their franchise and remade their core around some very dynamic and very young players. Yes, Kevin Love is in Cleveland, teaming up with LeBron James to try to win a championship. And the Wolves are left to build around...
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