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Germany makes financial surplus from World Cup

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) The World Cup title has earned the German Football Federation a surplus of 4.5 million euros ($5.7 million) for the year. Half of the profit will go to the German Football League, which runs the Bundesliga, and the other half to the federation budget. FIFA's prize for winning the World Cup title was $35 million. Each of Germany's 22 World Cup players...
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Celtics assistant coach denies larceny charge

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) Boston Celtics assistant coach and former player Walter McCarty has pleaded not guilty to larceny for allegedly failing to pay $18,000 he owes for the purchase and installation of cabinets. Prosecutors say the 40-year-old McCarty ordered more than $30,000 worth of cabinetry for the home he's building in Wayland, and paid a $12,000 deposit. Authorities...
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Whiteford shoots another 66, leads at halfway in Perth International

PERTH, Australia -- Peter Whiteford of Scotland had back-to-back rounds of 66 to hold a one-shot lead at the halfway mark of the Perth International. Whiteford, who needs to finish first or second to retain his European Tour card, moved to 12 under with an eagle on the par-5 7th -- his 16th hole on Friday -- to move ahead of Denmark's Thorbjorn Olesen, who followed up his first...
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Murdaca leads Asia-Pacific Amateur at midway point

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Antonio Murdaca of Australia shot a 4-under 68 to lead the Asia-Pacific Amateur Golf Championship after two rounds by a shot from compatriot and overnight leader Todd Sinnott on Friday. Murdaca had five birdies and a bogey at Royal Melbourne to take his two-round total to 7-under 137, edging Sinnott, who followed his first-round 67 with a 1-under 71. The 20...
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UCI, WADA appeal to CAS in Kreuziger case

PRAGUE (AP) Cycling's governing body is joining forces with the World Anti-Doping Agency in an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport after Czech rider Roman Kreuziger was cleared of doping violations by his national Olympic committee. The UCI and WADA say they are appealing with a request ''that consideration be given to a sanction for Kreuziger.'' The...
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Pochettino says Lamela's goal one of best he has ever seen

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino admitted Erik Lamela's 'rabona' strike was one of the best goals he has ever seen. Harry Kane scored a hat-trick in Thursday's 5-1 Europa League win over Asteras Tripolis but he was upstaged by Lamela's impudent first-half effort. The club's £30million record signing endured a disappointing, injury-interrupted first season...
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Angerer, Wambach on short list for Ballon d'Or

ZURICH (AP) Germany goalkeeper Nadine Angerer and U.S. all-time leading scorer Abby Wambach are on the shortlist for FIFA's Ballon d'Or award for the best female player in the world. Angerer won the award last year, and Wambach was the recipient the year before. The list of 10 also includes Japan's World Cup winner, Nahomi Kawasumi, 2006 award winner Marta of Brazil...
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Suarez to return in clasico after biting ban

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Barcelona's coach says Luis Suarez will play his first minutes against Real Madrid on Saturday after completing his ban for biting an opponent four months ago at the World Cup. Manager Luis Enrique says ''he will have some minutes for sure. It is important for him to be incorporated in the team.'' Suarez hasn't played an official match...
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Juventus midfielder Pogba signs new five-year contract

Paul Pogba has signed a new improved contract with Juventus which will keep him with the Serie A giants until June 2019. The France international's previous deal was due to expire in 2016. Juve had been keen to tie the 21-year-old central midfielder down as he has become the target of several top European clubs. "We have just signed Paul Pogba's renewal until 2019,"...
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Rafael Nadal pulls out of Paris Masters

PARIS (AP) Paris Masters organizers say third-ranked Rafael Nadal has pulled out of the tournament next week for ''personal reasons.'' The organizers did not elaborate. Nadal was playing in the quarterfinals of the Swiss Indoors in Basel on Friday, his third tournament since Wimbledon, when a wrist injury curtailed his schedule. The Spaniard also needed treatment...
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Idle hands? Waiting again on Megatron, Green

Thursday night takeaway: Ronnie Hillman is terrific, and Montee Ball is not getting his job back. Oh, and Peyton Manning is pretty good, too. In other news ... Lions WR Calvin Johnson (ankle) was limited in Thursday's practice, and said that things are "moving in a positive direction." His Sunday status will likely be a gametime decision, and since the Lions-Falcons...
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Cunningham struggles to clear name after domestic abuse claim

MINNEAPOLIS -- It was after 4 a.m. when Dante Cunningham pulled his truck back into the driveway of his suburban Minneapolis home and saw the police waiting for him. Officers put the handcuffs on the Minnesota Timberwolves' reserve as soon as his feet hit the pavement. The reality of his situation and the domestic assault charges that were on their way didn't sink in until...
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Whiteford leads at halfway in Perth International

PERTH, Australia (AP) Peter Whiteford of Scotland had back-to-back rounds of 66 to hold a one-shot lead at the halfway mark of the Perth International. Whiteford, who needs to finish first or second to retain his European Tour card, moved to 12 under with an eagle on the par-5 7th - his 16th hole on Friday - to move ahead of Denmark's Thorbjorn Olesen, who followed up his...
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Pistorius prosecutors consult expert over appeal

STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (AP) Prosecutors in the Oscar Pistorius case have consulted with a criminal law expert over a possible appeal, which means the Olympic runner could face a murder conviction again. Prosecution spokesman Nathi Mncube confirmed Friday that chief prosecutor Gerrie Nel has consulted with Prof. James Grant over appealing. Grant wrote on Twitter that he has advised...
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Sharapova's WTA title hope and No. 1 chance over

  Maria Sharapova's hopes of winning the WTA Finals and claiming the year-end No. 1 ranking both ended on Friday despite a three-set victory over Agnieszka Radwanska. Sharapova needed to win in straight sets to have any chance of progressing in the tournament, and had to win the title if she was to overtake Serena Williams at the top of the rankings. Sharapova won the first...
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Jermain Defoe refuses to rule out Toronto FC exit in January

Jermain Defoe has refused to put an end to ongoing speculation surrounding his future in Toronto. The England international's future has been up in the air since Toronto rejected numerous bids, including one from QPR, on transfer deadline day last month, with Harry Redknapp then hinting at a January move. Speculation is set to intensify once again when the January transfer...
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Serbia awarded 3-0 win against Albania but docked three points

Serbia have been awarded a 3-0 victory over Albania following their postponed Euro 2016 qualifier but they have also been deducted the three points and ordered to play their next two games behind closed doors for their part in the furore. UEFA's decision means that Serbia effectively receive no points from the game but their goals scored tally will increase by three. The Group...
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UEFA: Serbia gets 3-0 win vs Albania but no points

NYON, Switzerland (AP) UEFA has awarded Serbia a 3-0 win over Albania but deducted the three points following the violence that broke out during their European Championship qualifier in Belgrade last week. The game was abandoned after an Albanian nationalist banner was flown into the stadium by a drone, triggering fighting among players and fans. UEFA announced Friday that the game...
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As Rebs win, Ole Miss balances Dixie and diversity

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) Ole Miss is enjoying its best football season in a half-century, and that's bringing new attention to Mississippi's flagship university. The Rebels haven't played this well since 1962, which happens to be the same year troops stood up to mob violence to force the University of Mississippi, under federal court order, to admit James Meredith as its first...
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Higuain, Pogba, Robben not interested in Premier League

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... Mario Balotelli has just 68 days to save his Liverpool career. Liverpool are keeping tabs on AC Milan full-back Ignazio Abate as a potential replacement for Glen Johnson. Bayer Leverkusen winger...
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Serbian FA: 5/8UEFA awards Serbia 3-0 win over Albania but deducts 3 points

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) Serbian FA:UEFA awards Serbia 3-0 win over Albania but deducts 3 points .
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No. 3 Ole Miss looks to take down No. 24 Tigers

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Third-ranked Mississippi is about to make its second appearance in LSU's Death Valley in the Hugh Freeze era - and how things have changed since the first visit two seasons ago. Freeze recalls how proud the Rebels were to play the favored Tigers close, only to be undone by Odell Beckham Jr.'s punt return for a touchdown that was eerily reminiscent of...
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Ole Miss hopes it's not Tiger Bait in Baton Rouge

It's midterm election time and football teams are campaigning in their own ways. Florida State - unbeaten thanks to a late whistle against Notre Dame - is still holding its own in its re-election bid for another shot at a national title. While several incumbent power brokers like Oklahoma, Southern California and Clemson have been sinking in the polls, upstarts such as Mississippi...
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Leipold makes history at Division III Whitewater

WHITEWATER, Wis. (AP) Lance Leipold has a picturesque view of the football field where he has had so much success. The Wisconsin-Whitewater coach would arrange his corner office to look out at Perkins Stadium all the time, but he doesn't like people sneaking up behind him. There is little chance of that happening in the record book, either. The Warhawks' 52-3 victory last...
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College player with brain tumor ready to play

CINCINNATI (AP) A clock above the court reminds everyone that it's only 5:58 a.m. Fifteen slow-moving women's basketball players at Division III Mount St. Joseph form a circle near one of the baskets and stretch quietly. Coach Dan Benjamin walks briskly around the court, sipping a Mountain Dew for a little caffeine. He has the two-hour practice mapped out, including a special...
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