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Column: FIFA hopeful is Trojan horse for gambling industry

PARIS (AP) Don't laugh. There's nothing funny about the gambling industry's latest wheeze to sink its teeth even deeper into football and its fans. We're talking here about David Ginola. So silky as a player for Newcastle and Tottenham; so ridiculous now with his car-crash campaign for the FIFA presidency. Ginola has zero chance of unseating Sepp Blatter. FIFA's election and ethics...
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Real Madrid's Gareth Bale dismisses link to Manchester United

Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale says he cannot see himself making a world-record move to Manchester United. United have this month been linked with a £120million bid for Bale, who signed a six-year deal with Real Madrid at the time of his world-record move from Tottenham in 2013. But the Wales star told Spanish radio station Cadena Ser he has no plans to leave the Bernabeu before...
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Warriors honor 7-foot-7 Manute Bol with life-size bobblehead

It's one of the trickiest elements of making a bobblehead to honor a person: Making it actually look like the person it is honoring. When the Hornets issued a Lance Stephenson bobblehead earlier this month, he responded with the simple but classic: "This bubblehead do not look like me." The Phillies took plenty of flak when they put the glove on the wrong hand on Roy Halladay's bobblehead...
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WADA gets tough on athletes with coaches involved in doping

TOKYO (AP) The World Anti-Doping Agency will punish athletes who become involved with coaches who have a previous doping record. Speaking at a conference WADA held with the pharmaceutical community, WADA president Craig Reedie said changes to the World Anti-Doping Code take into account that athletes rarely act individually when using banned substances. The revised code came into...
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McIlroy tired of finishing runner-up

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) The familiar environs of the Emirates Golf Club is where Rory McIlroy hopes this week to end a streak of three straight second-place finishes on the European Tour. The Desert Dubai Classic is the tournament McIlroy has played the most often, including twice as an amateur. It is also where he notched his first win as a pro in 2009, and finished in...
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Scherzer vs. Lester: Who's the better buy?

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Preview: Celtics at Wolves

The Boston Celtics will finish with a winning record on their longest road trip of the season if they can get past the lowly Minnesota Timberwolves. The Celtics will try to send the Timberwolves to an 11th consecutive home loss and sixth in a row overall Wednesday night. Since opening its trek with a 102-93 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Jan. 19, Boston (16-27) has taken three...
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Novak Djokovic reaches his 25th Grand Slam semifinal

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Novak Djokovic reached his 25th Grand Slam semifinal by beating No. 8 Milos Raonic, 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-2 at the Australian Open on Wednesday. The No. 1-ranked player cruised through his quarterfinal without ever facing a break point by his 24-year-old opponent, a rising Canadian star known for having one of the biggest serves in the game. Djokovic is trying...
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Arsenal are set to test Barcelona's resolve to keep Luis Suarez

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... Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger will test Barcelona's resolve to keep former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez by making a summer bid. The Gunners, meanwhile, face a race against time to land Valencia left-back...
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Tuesday's Sports In Brief

NFL PHOENIX (AP) Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch knew he had to talk. It didn't mean he had to say anything. So, in essence, he didn't. At Super Bowl Media Day, the players and coaches are window dressing, and it's really more about who's asking the questions. There was Barrel Boy. A pair of buck-toothed sock puppets. A guy sporting a purple shirt, a bicycle helmet and seven...
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Pole vault great Sergei Bubka launches IAAF presidential bid

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) Pole vault great Sergei Bubka has made it official: He's running for president of the International Association of Athletics Federations. The Ukrainian announced his candidacy Wednesday, confirming what had been widely expected for months. Bubka will be up against British middle-distance great Sebastian Coe, who announced his bid in November. They are campaigning...
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After 2 convictions, 2 more Vanderbilt players face charges

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) With two of former Vanderbilt football players facing decades in prison after being convicted of raping an unconscious student in a dorm room, attention now turns to two of their teammates who have yet to go to trial. It took a jury three hours Tuesday to reach a verdict convicting Brandon Vandenburg and Cory Batey of multiple charges of aggravated rape and...
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Valencia ties Spain striker Alcacer until 2020

VALENCIA, Spain (AP) Valencia says Spain striker Paco Alcacer has agreed to a contract extension that will keep him at the club until 2020. The 21-year-old Alcacer is one of Spain's most promising young talents. He has helped Valencia rise into fourth place in La Liga this season, and has eight goals in all competitions. Alcacer says, ''I am happy and proud to stay at Valencia for...
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D-III dynasty at Wisconsin-Whitewater in transition

WHITEWATER, Wis. (AP) Change is coming for a small-school dynasty. The search for a new football coach at Division III Wisconsin-Whitewater may not draw the kind of scrutiny that, say, Big Ten power Wisconsin received during its high-profile, rumor-filled pursuit for a new leader. But the new coach at Whitewater will immediately inherit great expectations. It's not often that a...
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A look at player of the year candidates in men's hoops

The college basketball regular season has about six weeks left and AP has a look at player of the year candidates. Like last season, there are a couple of front-runners and a handful of players who could make a run at the award with a strong finish. Here's the way it's shaping up as the season heads toward the final stretch: Jahlil Okafor, Duke. The list starts with him for a reason...
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Pistons' Brandon Jennings has surgery on ruptured Achilles

  The Detroit Pistons say guard Brandon Jennings has undergone successful surgery to repair a ruptured left Achilles tendon, an injury that ended his season. The team said Tuesday it has ''no timetable'' for his return following the procedure at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. Jennings was injured in the third quarter of Saturday night's 101-86 loss at Milwaukee. He...
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Nishikori not disappointed with Australian Open finish

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) U.S. Open runner-up Kei Nishikori was circumspect about his quarterfinal loss at the Australian Open on Wednesday, saying there's nothing wrong with getting to the final eight of any Grand Slam tournament. He's done it three times now - two of them at Melbourne Park - but he realizes there is plenty of room for improvement. Nishikori had few answers for...
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Venus Williams exits Aussie Open with heartfelt advice

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Asked what the future might hold for her young opponent, Venus Williams offered some heartfelt advice that could easily apply to her own career. ''Sky's the limit,'' said the 34-year-old Williams. ''There is no limit on what you can achieve. No one can stop you.'' ''Sometimes you may not win every match, but there's a lot of them you can win,'' said the...
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Jockey Roman Chapa faces charge of unlawful influence on racing

  A Texas jockey has been suspended during a criminal inquiry into his victory in the $50,000 Richard King Stakes at Sam Houston Race Park. Texas Racing Commission documents Tuesday indicated Roman Chapa's jockey license was suspended amid a review of the Jan. 17 race in Houston. KPRC-TV reports court records show Chapa has been charged with unlawful influence on racing. He won...
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Inaugural Premier 12 tourney could be huge hit in November

Did you hear about the new international baseball tournament announced in Tokyo last week? No? Well, it’s conceptualized as a “best-vs.-best” competition — or something close to it — held on the off cycle between World Baseball Classics. Since the last WBC was in 2013, and the next one isn’t expected until 2017, the inaugural Premier 12 will take place in 2015 — as...
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Miesha Tate: I think I have the best shot at beating Ronda Rousey

When Miesha Tate meets Sara McMann at UFC 183 this weekend, the two women will square off in a battle between the No. 2 and No. 3 ranked fighters in the world at 135-pounds. The winner should sit in a prime position to make an argument to challenge the victor of the upcoming co-main event from UFC 184 when current champion Ronda Rousey faces Cat Zingano. Tate has plenty of experience...
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What to watch at Aussie Open: Keys takes on another Williams

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) For the third consecutive year, a 19-year-old with nothing to lose has made a big run to the women's semifinals at the Australian Open, putting the old guard on notice. In the past two years, though, the veterans have responded by sending the youngsters home - and going on to win the title. In 2013, Victoria Azarenka defeated Sloane Stephens in the semis...
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Wizards-Suns Preview

After producing their longest home win streak in five seasons, the Phoenix Suns are on the verge of matching their longest skid on their own floor in this campaign, and they showed some frustration again in their latest defeat. The Washington Wizards will try to add to that while earning their fifth win in six road games Wednesday night. Phoenix (26-20) had won seven in a row at...
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Away from media, no Seahawk speaks louder than Lynch

  There is a convenient picture of Marshawn Lynch to paint with one brush stroke, and that is of a young man with far less intelligence than he truly has. Admittedly, Lynch makes it easy to do that, with his one-sentence answers to questions from the media -- from "I'm thankful" earlier this season to "I'm just here so I don't get fined" during Super Bowl XLIX Media Day on Tuesday...
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Charlie Coyle's late goal lifts Wild over Oilers

  Charlie Coyle scored the tiebreaking goal with 4:23 remaining to lift the Minnesota Wild to a 2-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night. Nino Niederreiter also scored for the Wild, who snapped a two-game skid and have only three wins in their last 11 games. Devan Dubnyk stopped 23 shots. Boyd Gordon scored for the Oilers, who snapped a rare two-game winning streak...
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