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Chryst thrilled to return to roots

Chryst thrilled to return to roots
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US skier Nyman has special feeling for Val Gardena downhill

VAL GARDENA, Italy (AP) When Utah native Steven Nyman arrives in the heart of the Dolomite Range each year the week before Christmas, he gets a special feeling. Special because his only two World Cup victories have come on the classic Saslong course, in 2006 and 2012. Special because this race is considered a downhiller's downhill - full of long, high-speed gliding sections but...
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Real Madrid hierarchy will offer coach Ancelotti a new contract

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti is almost certain to be offered a contract extension this summer, according to club president Florentino Perez. The Italian tactician's current deal expires in June 2016 and Real have indicated they want Ancelotti to continue in charge. "We will be delighted to renew Ancelotti's contract," Perez told Spanish radio station Cadena Ser. "I'm sure there...
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Arsenal midfielder Ozil close to making comeback from knee surgery

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil hopes to return to action ahead of schedule as he continues his recovery from knee surgery. Ozil has not featured since suffering a partial rupture of the outer band of the left knee joint against Chelsea on October 5, with the Germany international initially told he would not play again until 2015.  But after being pictured walking out for a session...
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Former Olympic wrestling champ suspended 1 year

PARIS (AP) Former Olympic wrestling champion Steeve Guenot has been banned for a year by the French anti-doping agency for missing doping controls. The French wrestling federation said Guenot, who won gold in the 66-kilogram category at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and bronze in London four year later, failed to give details about his whereabouts and was twice absent from his house...
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Spain arrests 13 more people in football fan fight

MADRID (AP) Spanish police have made 13 more arrests of members of radical football groups who allegedly participated in a massive street brawl that left one man dead before a match between Atletico Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna last month. Police say the 13 people were arrested on Thursday in the northwestern region of Galicia, home to Deportivo. Police had already arrested 21...
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Believing in Cutler kills careers, yet GMs, coaches keep doing it. Why?

With cigarettes superimposed in dozens of photographs, the Smokin’ Jay Cutler website that proclaims itself “dedicated to the most apathetic looking athlete in the history of sports” is one of the internet’s great NFL parodies. The reality surrounding Cutler, however, is far less funny for a franchise going up in flames. Chicago head coach Marc Trestman’s decision to bench...
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5 Reasons to Watch: UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Dollaway

The final UFC show of 2014 goes down this weekend as the promotion lands in Brazil one final time before the end of the year with a card headlined by former champion Lyoto Machida as he takes on C.B. Dollaway in the five round main event. Machida has been out of action since losing to middleweight champion Chris Weidman back in July and after pushing the American further than any...
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Wednesday's Sports in Brief

PRO FOOTBALL NEW YORK (AP) A lawsuit brought by retired NFL players against the league for routinely mishandling painkillers has been dismissed. Judge William Alsup of the U.S. Northern District in California cited a section of the Labor Management Relations Act in dismissing the claim. Alsup noted that the league has addressed the ''serious and inevitable evil'' of player injuries...
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Stars shut out Canucks as Lehtonen turns aside 27 shots

  Kari Lehtonen was tested immediately by the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday night. The Dallas goalie stoned Radim Vrbata just more than 30 seconds into the first period and stared down a number of other great chances in the opening 20 minutes of the Stars' 2-0 victory. "That's always huge when you are able to make a great first save," Lehtonen said. "That gave me lots of confidence...
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Qatar: Building team to spring surprise in 2022

DOHA, Qatar (AP) It's a cold, hard fact of football: Countries with tiny populations don't generally beat big ones with deep wells of talented players. So how embarrassing might the score be when Qatar - smallest host in World Cup history, with just 282,750 citizens - plays the opening game of its 2022 tournament against, for example, titans Brazil or Germany? At best 5-0? At worst...
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Reports: Mavericks, Celtics getting serious about potential Rondo trade

Yahoo Sports!/FOX Sports 1 NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski The Rajon Rondo trade winds are reportedly blowing again, this time heading southwest. Can Mark Cuban succeed where so many others before him have failed? According to a report Wednesday by Yahoo Sports!/FOX Sports 1 NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski and fellow Yahoo Sports! reporter Marc Spears, the Boston Celtics have engaged...
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Todd Davis quickly carves out niche in Denver

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) In his six months in New Orleans, undrafted linebacker Todd Davis was waived four times, bouncing back and forth between the Saints' practice squad and their active roster. Now he's part of Denver's deep linebacker corps that's being tested following injuries to Danny Trevathan (dislocated left kneecap) and top tackler Brandon Marshall (sprained right foot...
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Gaines lone rookie CB in NFL to start every game

ST. LOUIS (AP) Defensive back E.J. Gaines slipped into St. Louis Rams training camp as an afterthought. Turns out, the sixth-round pick has been a steal. Gaines has started every game for a defense that hasn't allowed a touchdown the last three games. He is the only rookie cornerback in the NFL to start every game. ''A pleasant surprise? No, I wouldn't say that,'' coach Jeff Fisher...
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Pelicans-Rockets Preview

The New Orleans Pelicans are entering a difficult stretch that could teach them plenty about their prospects of reaching the postseason for the first time in four seasons. It begins Thursday night in Houston, where the Rockets open a three-game homestand with their sights set on a season-best fourth straight home win. The Pelicans (12-12) have been surging offensively, shooting 51...
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Column: Thaw in US-Cuba relations warms up MLB

If one ripple from the thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations means baseball prospects get off the island and into the major leagues without payoffs to smugglers and threats from kidnappers, it's hard to see the downside. Just don't expect too much, too soon. Barely two hours after President Barack Obama's dramatic announcement Wednesday in Washington, both MLB and its players' union acknowledged...
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Grizzlies outlast Spurs in triple overtime

SAN ANTONIO -- Marc Gasol scored 26 points, including a banked-in 3-pointer as regulation expired, and the Memphis Grizzlies overcame blowing a 23-point lead for a 117-116 triple-overtime victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night. Zach Randolph had 21 points and 21 rebounds in the Grizzlies' sixth straight victory. Vince Carter added a season-high 18 points for Memphis...
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Harden scores 41 to pace Rockets past Nuggets in overtime

  James Harden scored 41 points, including eight in overtime, and the Houston Rockets beat the Denver Nuggets 115-111 on Wednesday night after Arron Afflalo tied the game on a buzzer-beating 3-pointer at the end of regulation. Patrick Beverley sealed Houston's seventh win in eight games by hitting four straight free throws in the final 17.8 seconds. Harden had a big game at the...
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Blues-Kings Preview

The Los Angeles Kings would normally relish an immediate opportunity for redemption following a tough loss. That sentiment may not apply when Vladimir Tarasenko is involved. The Kings return home for a rematch with the surging Blues on Thursday night, two days after squandering a two-goal advantage and falling 5-2 to St. Louis. ''You kind of felt it in the game,'' Blues captain David...
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Bucks-Kings Preview

The Sacramento Kings are certainly familiar with how difficult it can be to deal with adversity, which is something the Milwaukee Bucks will now have to overcome without Jabari Parker. As the visiting Bucks try to avoid falling to 0-2 since losing their star rookie, the reeling Kings seek their first win under interim coach Tyrone Corbin on Thursday night when DeMarcus Cousins is...
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Clippers edge Pacers for 102-100 win

Blake Griffin had 31 points and 16 rebounds, DeAndre Jordan added 23 rebounds and 15 points, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Indiana Pacers 102-100 on Wednesday night. Chris Paul had 20 points and nine assists, helping the two-time defending Pacific Division champions win for the 11th time in 13 games. The Pacers, who snapped an eight-game losing streak with their 110-91 rout...
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Bears fans can finally laugh thanks to Adams' 'Between Two Helmets'

While it's been a frustrating season Chicago for Bears fans, they at least have Anthony "Spice" Adams. As a retired defensive lineman who played for Chicago from 2007-11, Adams can't help the team turn things around, but he can still bring laughter to bummed-out Bears fans. Adams, one of the funniest former pro athletes on Twitter and YouTube, hosts "Inside the Bears" and recently...
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Griffin, Jordan come up with big games as Clippers edge Pacers

  Blake Griffin had 31 points and 16 rebounds, DeAndre Jordan added 23 rebounds and 15 points, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Indiana Pacers 102-100 on Wednesday night. Chris Paul had 20 points and nine assists, helping the two-time defending Pacific Division champions win for the 11th time in 13 games. The Pacers, who snapped an eight-game losing streak with their 110-91...
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Avalanche-Penguins Preview

While captain Sidney Crosby may be back from a bout with mumps, at least one other member of the Pittsburgh Penguins has contracted the virus that's sweeping the NHL. After sitting out three games, Crosby could be in the lineup Thursday night looking to help the Eastern Conference-leading Penguins continue piling up points against the sputtering Colorado Avalanche. Crosby returned...
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Kemp leads No. 16 Washington to rout of Grambling State

  Shawn Kemp Jr. scored 13 of his 21 points in the first half, Andrew Andrews added 16 points and No. 16 Washington raced past Grambling State 86-38 on Wednesday night. Washington (9-0) extended its best start since beginning the 2005-06 season 11-0, leading 45-13 at halftime and by as many as 51 in the second half. The Huskies will get arguably their toughest non-conference test...
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