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Former IOC member Leo Wallner of Austria dies at 79

VIENNA (AP) Leo Wallner, a former IOC member who led Austria's national Olympic movement for 19 years, has died. He was 79. The Austrian Olympic Committee said he died early Wednesday, without revealing a cause of death. ''He has always served the interests of Austrian sports on national and international level and within the IOC with dignity and full commitment,'' said AOC president...
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Michel Platini confirms he will run for FIFA president

NYON, Switzerland (AP) Michel Platini says he will run in the election to succeed Sepp Blatter as FIFA president. Platini, the UEFA president and a FIFA vice president, has written to member federations in Europe saying he will stand and is counting on their support. The FIFA election is on Feb. 26 and would-be candidates must apply by Oct. 26. Platini has for years been the obvious...
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Michel Platini says he will run to succeed Sepp Blatter as FIFA president

NYON, Switzerland (AP) Michel Platini says he will run to succeed Sepp Blatter as FIFA president.
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Thunder to host Turkish team Fenerbache Ulker in exhibition contest

Anthony Slater of The Oklahoman:"A couple preseasons ago, the Thunder traveled overseas and made a stop in Istanbul, facing Turkish team Fenerbahçe Ülker in a friendly exhibition."This preseason, Fenerbache is returning the favor, traveling stateside to face the Thunder. The game will be played on Oct. 9 in Oklahoma City, confirmed by the Turkish club."Preseason games don't mean...
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Trump hosts Women's British Open as Park resumes slam quest

TURNBERRY, Scotland (AP) Inbee Park resuming her quest for the career Grand Slam. Teenage prodigy Lydia Ko seeking that elusive first major. Michelle Wie going for victory with an injured left foot. The story lines at the Women's British Open this week are abundant and compelling, yet much of the pre-tournament chatter has focused on the location of the event in this village in...
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Mourinho mocks Benitez's weight and claims Spaniard ruined Inter

Jose Mourinho has hit back at Rafael Benitez's wife, saying the Spanish boss "destroyed the best team in Europe" during his spell as Inter Milan coach. The relationship between the managers has been strained ever since they went head to head during Mourinho's first spell at Chelsea, when Benitez was in charge of Liverpool. The dislike will only fester further after Mourinho launched...
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Serge Ibaka not yet cleared to play following knee surgery in March

Serge Ibaka was lost for the season with a knee injury back in March which required surgery. At the time, the Thunder were still fighting for a playoff spot, so there was a timetable of 4-6 weeks set for his return initially.But here we are in August, and Ibaka is not yet cleared to return to action -- at least not to play in an exhibition contest the NBA is putting on in Africa...
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Betts' dazzling grab tumbling over fence overturned, BoSox fall

  The Chicago White Sox hit two home runs, one needing a video replay and the other leaving someone in need of a new windshield. Jose Abreu and Geovany Soto homered and drove in three runs apiece and the surging White Sox won their sixth straight, beating the Boston Red Sox 9-4 on Tuesday night. "We've been swinging the bats good. You don't want to think about it," White Sox manager...
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Bach: Boston failed to deliver on 'promises' to USOC

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) IOC President Thomas Bach says Boston failed to deliver on ''promises'' made to U.S. Olympic leaders when they selected the city as the American candidate for the 2024 Games. Bach gave his first extensive comments Wednesday on the demise of the Boston bid, which was dropped Monday amid poor public support, strong local opposition and lack of full political...
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Tottenham to make move for Hernandez after Adebayor sale

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... Tottenham are set to step up their interest in Manchester United's Javier Hernandez as soon as Emmanuel Adebayor seals his move to Aston Villa. Manchester United's Daley Blind has revealed he turned down...
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William Perry auctioning off his size 25 Super Bowl XX ring

As William “The Refrigerator” Perry’s life has fallen on hard times in recent years, his Super Bowl ring has gone along for the bumpy ride. And once again, it appears the record-setting piece of jewelry can be had for the right price. The site Live Auctioneers is listing the ring as part of the annual National Sports Collectors Convention, which begins Wednesday and runs through...
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Twins vs. Pirates preview

Francisco Liriano and Ervin Santana have enjoyed strong stretches in the past, but rounding into the twilight of their respective careers, they look as good as ever. The Pittsburgh Pirates visit the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday in a matchup of Dominican hurlers that have been impressive of late. Liriano (6-6, 2.91 ERA) was an All-Star with Minnesota in 2006, but posted an ERA of...
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Report: Jenson Button tipped to become co-host of 'Top Gear'

Jenson Button has been linked to a shock move from the F1 grid to the television presenter's chair. The Daily Mail reports that 2009 F1 World Champion could be part of the new lineup for the popular British motoring show "Top Gear." Earlier this year, the BBC sacked "Top Gear's" controversial presenter Jeremy Clarkson, and co-hosts Richard Hammond and James May said they would also...
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General Motors adds diesel engine to mid-size pickup trucks

General Motors has dropped the details on its new diesel pickups. The Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon will be available this fall with a new 2.8-liter 4-cylinder turbodiesel that'll cost $3,730 more than equivalent trucks with V6 gasoline engines. At starting prices of $31,700 and $33,200, respectively, the diesels will deliver 181 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque that's good for a max...
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Dustin Poirier vs. Joseph Duffy headlines the UFC's return to Ireland

The UFC's return to Dublin on October 24 now has a main event as lightweight contender Dustin Poirier will meet local favorite Joseph Duffy in the five round headliner from Ireland. Duffy made the announcement on Irish television early Wednesday morning. Poirier will look for his third straight win since moving back up to the lightweight division following a long run as a 145 pounder...
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Seahawks' undrafted running back Rawls among underrated NFL rookies

The Seattle Seahawks may have found another diamond in the rough: undrafted free agent running back Thomas Rawls from Central Michigan. Under Pete Carroll, the Seahawks have drafted a number of key contributors on the roster in the later rounds of the NFL Draft, including Kam Chancellor (2010, Round 5), Richard Sherman (2011, Round 5), K.J. Wright (2011, Round 4), Russell Wilson...
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Booing has Australian footballer Goodes considering quitting

Few athletes have the credentials to challenge Adam Goodes for the mantle of being THE Australian sportsman, which is why a racism debate is raging Down Under. He may not have an international profile due to playing in the home-grown game of Australian rules football, but the Aboriginal star was twice voted the most valuable player in an Australian Football League season, and his...
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Trump comes to Brady's defense during interview on live TV

In the wake of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s decision to uphold Tom Brady’s four-game suspension over Deflategate on Tuesday, the Patriots quarterback found support from a rather boisterous, and at this moment increasingly popular, voice. Donald Trump. On Tuesday night, The Donald spoke with CNN’s Don Lemon via telephone on a live, televised interview. While much of the...
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Japan-based advertising firm wins Olympic TV rights in Asia

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) The International Olympic Committee has awarded exclusive Olympic broadcast rights in 22 Asia-Pacific countries to Japan-based advertising agency Dentsu Inc. The IOC on Wednesday said the deal covers the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo and yet-to-be awarded games in 2022 and 2024. The value of the deal...
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Carroll optimistic Seahawks can bounce back from SB XLIX loss in 2015

Pete Carroll is a man of conviction. He believes he made the right play call, to throw the ball, rather than to run it from the one-yard line. He believes in his system, his philosophy. He believes the Seahawks have an opportunity in 2015.To prove they can bounce back. To prove they can come back stronger from the ever-crushing defeat in Super Bowl XLIX.“I want our whole organization...
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Abou Diaby set for Marseille move

MARSEILLE, France (AP) Abou Diaby is set to join Marseille on a free transfer after the French league club announced it reached an ''agreement in principle'' with the former Arsenal midfielder. Diaby, who was released by the Gunners this summer, opted to return to France after rejecting an offer from West Bromwich Albion. He spent 10 seasons in north London, scoring 19 goals, but...
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Star athletes pitch for Beijing, Almaty ahead of 2022 vote

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) Former NBA star Yao Ming and Sochi Olympic bronze medalist figure skater Denis Ten differ in height by exactly two feet. The towering basketballer is representing Beijing's bid for the 2022 Olympics, and the diminutive figure skater is boosting the bid from Almaty, Kazakhstan. Size didn't factor into it Wednesday as both did their best to bring more attention...
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Chiefs' Berry to practice 8 months after cancer diagnosis

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) Eight months after getting the stunning news that he had cancer, Chiefs Pro Bowl safety was expected back on the practice field Wednesday, a day after doctors gave him the all-clear. The Chiefs medical staff and his own doctors put him through a battery of tests Tuesday and the team later announced he would join quarterbacks, rookies and select injured players...
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New Clipper Pierce booed by Dodger fans after first pitch fail

Paul Pierce is no stranger to Los Angeles, having starred at Inglewood High School and played in the shadows of the Fabulous Forum, the Lakers’ home arena at the time. He is back in Los Angeles, having signed a two-year, free-agent deal with the Clippers in early January. But in between, he played 15 seasons in Boston for the hated Celtics, building what is likely a Hall of Fame...
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NFL 2015: Players who could make breakthroughs in 2015

If you're not sure where Le'Veon Bell and Justin Forsett came from to reach the top of the NFL rushing charts, this will be helpful. If you couldn't identify Jerry Hughes or Tashaun Gipson before they burst through as top-level defenders, read on. Here's a road map to some likely breakthrough players - an All-Risers Team, if you will - for the 2015 season. QB-Ryan Tannehill, Dolphins...
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