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A dozen football fans injured in lightning strike

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) A dozen people are recovering after they were injured by an indirect lightning strike at Raymond James Stadium after a game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Green Bay Packers. Tampa Fire Rescue officials say the lightning strike happened Sunday afternoon as fans were walking back to their cars in Lot 14. The department received a 911 call at 4:11 p.m. Rescue...
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Germany midfielder Kramer extends contract with Leverkusen

Midfielder Christoph Kramer has penned a two-year contract extension at Bayer Leverkusen. The Germany international, who is currently on a season-long loan at Borussia Monchengladbach, is now tied to Leverkusen until the end of June 2019, with his previous deal due to expire in the summer of 2017. Kramer helped Gladbach end the year in fourth place and his recent performances have...
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Yedlin reportedly secures work permit to join Spurs in January

DeAndre Yedlin will join Tottenham in January after securing a work permit, according to reports. The north London club announced in August that Yedlin had agreed a four-year deal to move from Seattle Sounders for £2.5m ($3.91m), but he did not meet the requirements to work in the UK. Yedlin, 21, subsequently pursued a Latvian passport due to heritage in his family but it is understood...
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No. 10 Jayhawks seek ninth straight victory with win at Temple

Kansas' two marquee freshmen have struggled to find their footing, though they flashed their potential in the last victory. Two transfers made an immediate impact in their debuts for Temple. The 10th-ranked Jayhawks seek a ninth straight victory when they visit the Owls on Monday night. Coach Bill Self landed two of the top players in the class of 2014 when he signed McDonald's All...
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Newcastle's Gutierrez to play in friendly after cancer treatment

Jonas Gutierrez is set to feature in an under-21 fixture having returned to training following his battle with testicular cancer, Newcastle have announced. The 31-year-old was diagnosed in 2013 and underwent surgery in his native Argentina before moving on loan to Norwich for the remainder of last season. Gutierrez did not make his health issues public until September and since...
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Jose Mourinho admits some players are unhappy at Chelsea

Jose Mourinho accepts there are frustrated and even unhappy individuals in the Chelsea dressing room but is confident such players are ready to help the team during this hectic festive period. An exceptional start to the season means the west Londoners head to Stoke today at the top of the Premier League and, in theory, able to win an unparalleled quadruple. Mourinho joked the only...
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Seattle could be back in Arizona for Super Bowl

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) The way they are playing, the Seattle Seahawks could well be back in Arizona in a month or so. The Super Bowl will be played in the same stadium where the Seahawks dominated the Cardinals 35-6 on Sunday night. ''I had a freaking blast tonight,'' Seattle coach Pete Carroll said. Seattle won its fifth in a row with a record-breaking offensive performance and a...
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Wenger will buy center-back in January if right player available

Arsene Wenger will buy a center-half in January if he can find "the right player" and insists he has no qualms about spending money. The Arsenal boss is expected to splash out around £20m in January on a central defender and a central midfielder as Jack Wilshere, Mikel Arteta and Aaron Ramsey are all sidelined. The Gunners conceded another two goals against Liverpool on Sunday as...
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Germany midfielder Christoph Kramer to return to Leverkusen

LEVERKUSEN, Germany (AP) Bayer Leverkusen says Germany midfielder Christoph Kramer will return to the club next season and has signed a two-year contract extension through 2019. The 23-year-old Kramer, currently on loan at Borussia Moenchengladbach, was part of Germany's World Cup winning team this year. He played in the final against Argentina for the opening half-hour before going...
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Blatter determined to stand for fifth term as FIFA president

FIFA president Sepp Blatter is committed to standing for a fifth term in office, despite another turbulent year which has seen his leadership questioned time and again. The 78-year-old Swiss, the FIFA president since 1998, is determined to stand in May's presidential elections as he seeks to maintain power at the top of football's world governing body. Candidates have until the end...
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Germans set 10-year plan, want Euro 2024

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) At a reception shortly before Christmas, German football federation president Wolfgang Niersbach said his plan for the holidays was to sit back on a sofa, shut off the radio and television and think about the wonderful year behind him. After winning a fourth World Cup title, Germany has plenty of reason to celebrate 2014 as an extraordinary year. But the...
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Inter Milan reveal Lucas interest but rule out Lennon swoop

Inter Milan have dismissed reports they are interested in signing Tottenham winger Aaron Lennon during the winter transfer window, but admit Liverpool's Lucas is a target. The Italian outfit are looking to reinforce their attacking line when the window opens in the new year, but the England international is not one of their targets despite media speculation in England suggesting...
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McCoist's reign as Rangers boss ends two days after resignation

Ally McCoist's three-and-a-half year reign as Rangers boss has finally come to an end after the club confirmed he has been put on gardening leave. It was announced last Monday that the 52-year-old had handed in his resignation but McCoist was adamant when he spoke to the press on Friday that he would see out the 12-month notice period of his contract. But he lasted just two days...
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Weekend Sports In Brief

PRO FOOTBALL ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Dallas ended a four-year playoff drought in a dominating 42-7 victory over the Indianapolis Colts, with Tony Romo throwing four touchdown passes and breaking Troy Aikman's franchise record for yards passing. The Cowboys (11-4) emphatically ended a three-game home losing streak, scoring touchdowns on their first four possessions to take the NFC...
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Manchester City interested in January move for De Bruyne

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... Mats Hummels last night branded Borussia Dortmund "pathetic" as he raised major doubts about his future there. Chelsea are keeping tabs on 17-year-old Corinthians winger Malcom Silva Bobby Zamora has called...
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NBA prepares for Christmas coming-out party

NEW YORK (AP) Nearly two months have passed since the San Antonio Spurs collected their championship rings and began their title defense. The NBA season may have opened Oct. 28, but Christmas is the real coming-out party. Football's popularity leaves little room for other sports in the fall. It's enough to make some believe the unofficial opener should be the real opening day, as...
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Jones' return helps Falcons eliminate Saints, 30-14

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Julio Jones needed only two offensive snaps to dispel any notion that he'd be merely a decoy for the Atlanta Falcons, too hampered by his injured hip to be truly effective. Racing down the right sideline, he made a twisting, falling grab, looking as if he'd coated his hands with glue, for a 23-yard gain while New Orleans cornerback Keenan Lewis tried in vain to...
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ICYMI: Ravens, Saints stumble; 3 titles to decide

Count Joe Flacco's Ravens and Drew Brees' Saints among the playoff candidates that came out completely flat. The Chiefs, Bills and Eagles all were oddly out of it this weekend, too, despite having plenty to play for. Flacco was 3 of 18 for 27 yards and two interceptions in the first half of a 25-13 loss at Houston on Sunday. The Ravens (9-6) were not eliminated from reaching the...
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Seahawks, Packers, Cowboys, Steelers in playoffs

Now that they've qualified for the postseason, there's no relaxing for the Packers, Lions, and Steelers. Nor for the Seahawks, Cardinals, Cowboys, Patriots and Broncos. Week 15 saw defending Super Bowl champion Seattle secure its passage to the playoffs with a 35-6 rout of Arizona on Sunday night. It also had Dallas clinching the NFC East; Pittsburgh setting up a showdown for the...
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Romo, Cowboys are in after 42-7 rout of Colts

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys don't have worry about a win-and-you're-in finale this year. They're in. Dallas ended a four-year playoff drought Sunday in a dominating 42-7 victory over the Indianapolis Colts, with Romo throwing four touchdown passes and breaking Troy Aikman's franchise record for yards passing. After three straight season-ending losses that...
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New-Look NBA: In Milwaukee, a new hope rises

MILWAUKEE (AP) The Associated Press will periodically look at the changing landscape of the NBA during the season from varied perspectives: A player's viewpoint, from the bench, and from the business side. In this installment, the new Milwaukee Bucks ownership group provides an inside look from the front office: --- When Wesley Edens and Marc Lasry jumped into the NBA last year...
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Raiders knock Bills out of playoffs with 26-24 win

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) One week after shutting down Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers to move into playoff contention, the Buffalo Bills came up short against rookie Derek Carr and the lowly Oakland Raiders. Carr threw two touchdown passes, Sebastian Janikowski kicked four field goals, and the Raiders knocked the Bills from playoff contention with a 26-24 victory Sunday. The...
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Patriots edge Jets, clinch 1st-round playoff bye

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots are in a familiar position. They've got a first-round bye in the postseason for the fifth straight year, and they're closing in on having home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs. But first, they had to sweat through a 17-16 victory over the upset-minded New York Jets on Sunday. ''We made plenty of good...
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Steelers grab playoff spot, showdown up next

PITTSBURGH (AP) There was no joyous celebration. The hooting and hollering was kept to the minimum. A return to the playoffs following a two-year absence after a 20-12 win over Kansas City on Sunday doesn't have the Pittsburgh Steelers getting ahead of themselves. Yes, they're playing into January. But there's still plenty on the table with a week to go in the regular season. Next...
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Panthers keep on running in 17-13 win over Browns

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Carolina Panthers have rediscovered their running game. Jonathan Stewart has run for 437 yards on 78 carries - a 5.6-yard average - in the four games since the bye week and the Panthers have won three straight games to take over sole possession of first place in the NFC South. Stewart, who has been starting for the injured DeAngelo Williams, ran for 122...
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