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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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With Rose back, Bulls set sights on Eastern title

CHICAGO (AP) Derrick Rose is back, and the Chicago Bulls are relevant again. They hope they stay that way this time. The Bulls believe they are poised to contend in the Eastern Conference with their superstar point guard back again and a deeper roster surrounding him. ''The possibilities are endless,'' center Joakim Noah said. ''I think the sky's the...
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Lou Lucier, oldest former Red Sox player, dies at 96

  Lou Lucier, who was the oldest surviving former Boston Red Sox player, has died at the age of 96. The team says Lucier had a stroke earlier this month and died on Saturday. A right-handed pitcher, Lucier played parts of three major league seasons during World War II with the Red Sox and Philadelphia Phillies. In all, he was 3-5 with a 3.81 ERA in 33 games. A native of Northbridge...
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Thunder prepare to start season without Durant

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Russell Westbrook is entering new territory. For the first time in his career, the ultra-athletic Oklahoma City Thunder point guard will be without Kevin Durant for an extended period of time. Durant, the reigning NBA MVP and scoring champion, was diagnosed with a Jones fracture in his right foot and had surgery on Oct. 16. His status will be evaluated six weeks...
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Spurs return looking to defend title

The heartache from training camp a year ago is long gone, buried underneath the confetti that poured down in June during the celebration of the San Antonio Spurs' fifth championship. Their latest conquest might have been their most impressive. They overcame the gut-wrenching, seven-game loss to the Miami Heat in 2013 by posting an NBA-high 62 wins in the regular season, outlasting...
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Vikings try to recover from late defensive lapse

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) Trying to get Minnesota's secondary aligned right, Chad Greenway had his head turned as Buffalo quickly snapped the ball on a last-chance fourth-and-20. The ninth-year veteran linebacker recovered enough from the split-second delay to match strides with tight end Scott Chandler, his former college teammate, on a route up the seam. But the ball thrown...
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Wisconsin's Gordon geared up for season's 2nd half

MADISON, Wis. (AP) Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon felt no shame rooting for Nebraska. The nation's leading rusher likely doesn't cheer often for the Cornhuskers. But Nebraska handed Northwestern its second league loss this weekend, putting Wisconsin right back into the Big Ten West race because the Badgers' only conference loss this season was to the Wildcats. The goal...
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Oklahoma State staying positive after loss to TCU

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy is sticking with Daxx Garman at quarterback in the wake of a lopsided loss at TCU. Garman threw two interceptions in Saturday's 42-9 loss to the Horned Frogs. The rout sent the Cowboys tumbling out of the Top 25, while TCU moved up to No. 10. Oklahoma State (5-2, 3-1 Big 12) gained just 258 yards and failed to score a touchdown...
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Collins' woes key in Arkansas' struggling run game

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) An Arkansas backfield that was once considered among the best in the Southeastern Conference is experiencing an unexpected bit of upheaval midway through the season. The Razorbacks (3-4), led by the trio of Jonathan Williams, Alex Collins and Korliss Marshall, had the top rushing offense in the SEC as recently as a week ago. They fell to fourth with an average...
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Illini plan 2-quarterback system for Gophers

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) In the absence of the injured Wes Lunt, Illinois will play a pair of quarterbacks Saturday against Minnesota. Coach Tim Beckman said Monday that the Gophers (6-1, 3-0 Big Ten) can expect to see both senior Reilly O'Toole and sophomore Aaron Bailey, something he believes will make their preparation more difficult. ''I think that for them to prepare...
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Bengals staggered by horrid performance

CINCINNATI (AP) Coordinator Hue Jackson was going over the Bengals' many offensive failures with a group of reporters in his office on Monday afternoon when there was a knock on the door. ''Come in,'' Jackson said. The handle jiggled. The door stayed closed. ''It's locked,'' Andy Dalton said from the other side of the door. So fitting. A day...
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Networks encourage fans to watch their competitors

NEW YORK (AP) Please watch another channel. That encouragement is popping up more and more during sports broadcasts. Viewers tuning into the National League Championship Series on Fox Sports 1 saw an ad behind the batter promoting the ALCS on TBS, and vice versa. Sure, they're helping the competition, network executives say. They also believe they're helping themselves....
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Steelers surge past shocked Texans 30-23

PITTSBURGH (AP) Brett Keisel saw the ball drop into his 36-year-old hands, and the Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end started chugging toward the end zone. He didn't quite make it, but the sight of the bearded veteran sprinting - more or less - in the open field proved fitting on a night the Steelers briefly turned back the clock to a time when the defense was dominant and the...
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Royals' Cain, Holland learning about fatherhood

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Lorenzo Cain is learning that he doesn't get a reprieve from diaper duty just to play in some silly baseball games. He's also learning that changing diapers is harder than it looks. ''Been peed on a few times,'' he said, breaking into a grin. ''Got me twice this morning.'' While the rest of the Kansas City Royals are...
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Dufner returns from injury at Perth International

PERTH, Australia (AP) Jason Dufner returns to tournament play on Thursday at the Perth International after a two-month neck injury layoff in which he ''totally detached'' himself from golf and didn't watch any of the Ryder Cup on television. Dufner, whose injury cost him any chance of earning a qualifying spot for the Ryder Cup, said Tuesday he arrived in Western...
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Oscar Pistorius arrives for sentencing

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) Oscar Pistorius has arrived at a South African courthouse to hear his sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Judge Thokozile Masipa is to announce Tuesday what sentence the disabled Olympic runner must serve after she convicted him of culpable homicide, or negligent killing, but acquitted him of murder for shooting Steenkamp. Masipa has a range...
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