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Bella Twins ready for Super Bowl; LeBron left in awe

Instead of starting with real football stuff like Marshawn Lynch's media boycott or Deflate-Gate, we just want to let you know that the WWE's Bella Twins are ready for Super Bowl 49, with Nikki rooting for the Patriots and Brie backing the Seahawks. KING CAN'T CONTAIN HIS EXCITEMENT LeBron James was blown away by Kyrie Irving's 55-point performance last night. James lauded Irving...
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Guinea gets lucky in draw for African Cup quarterfinal spot

Guinea has won the drawing of lots for a spot in the African Cup of Nations quarterfinals. The No. 2, printed on a piece of paper and stuffed inside a green ball, was drawn out of a bowl Thursday by a team representative at a hotel in Malabo. The representative from Mali drew the No. 3. The numbers decided the placings in Group D. Guinea will next face Ghana on Sunday in the quarterfinals...
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Five Points: USMNT fades after encouraging start in Chile

RANCAGUA, Chile -- United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann voiced his concerns about the wall on the day before the 3-2 defeat to Chile on Wednesday night. Klinsmann knew his players would give everything they had to the cause. He said as much. He just didn't know how long they could match the pace and the tempo established by an aggressive Chile side itching to impress. The line of...
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Syracuse's perimeter defense struggling as break comes

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Syracuse has a week off to recuperate after a six-game stretch in 15 days. Good timing for a team in a slump. The Orange was leading the Atlantic Coast Conference in early league action in 3-point percentage defense (28.9 percent), but has since dropped to sixth (30.2) after allowing its past four opponents to make 37 of 94 shots from long range. That's an accuracy...
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Guinea wins drawing of lots to reach to African Cup quarters

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea (AP) Guinea has won the drawing of lots for a spot in the African Cup of Nations quarterfinals. The No. 2, printed on a piece of paper and stuffed inside a green ball, was drawn out of a bowl Thursday by a team representative at a hotel in Malabo. The representative from Mali drew the No. 3. The numbers decided the placings in Group D. Guinea will next...
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Opening statements in Hernandez trial delayed because of jury issues

FALL RIVER, Mass. -- Opening statements are delayed in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez while the judge sorts out some last-minute jury issues. One juror was late getting to court Thursday, and another juror sent a note to the judge. The judge is now individually questioning jurors. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to killing semiprofessional...
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Wings, Lightning face off in Atlantic Division showdown Thursday

The Detroit Red Wings continue rattling off victories without Jimmy Howard, although the All-Star goaltender's absence is becoming more and more noticeable. The Red Wings' defensive struggles could reach a breaking point Thursday night when they visit Tampa Bay to face a high-powered Lightning club looking to set a franchise record for consecutive home wins (7 p.m. pregame, 7:30...
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All-Star goalie Luongo looks to rebound vs. Jackets

Roberto Luongo's struggles have made it difficult for the Florida Panthers to end their longest losing streak of the season. They hope to at least have the edge in net Thursday night against the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets, who look for an 11th straight victory in the series despite being without Sergei Bobrovsky. Florida (20-15-10) lost 5-4 to Detroit on Tuesday, its fifth straight...
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Live stream: Richard Childress Racing media tour press conference

Watch the live stream of Richard Childress Racing's press conference during Thrusday's Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour featuring drivers Ryan Newman, Paul Menard, Austin Dillon, as well as the team's NASCAR Xfinity Series drivers.  You can also watch the stream at FOXSportsGO.com.
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F1: Alonso, Button give thoughts on 2015 car and challenges

McLaren teammates Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button are both upbeat for the 2015 season, with Alonso saying he has “never felt better” ahead of a new season, while Button notes that the new partnership with Honda has been a massive motivational boost to the McLaren team. Fernando Alonso: Despite his aforementioned optimism, the Spaniard acknowledges that there's still much learning...
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Cold lap: Take a spin around a snowy Watkins Glen

A little snow wasn't going to keep the gang at Watkins Glen International from hitting the track. On Wednesday, a video posted to Facebook shows what it's like to take a cold (literally) lap around the snow-covered road course ... complete with victory donuts. It looks really fun. Anyone up for moving the WGI race to January?   Other tracks have had the same idea. The chief instructor...
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Meet Xu Shilin: Is 'Coco' China's next Li Na?

MELBOURNE, Australia -- China has begun its search for the next Li Na, and one of the juniors with the talent to replace the country's two-time Grand Slam champion may speak better English than she does Chinese. Xu Shilin, who just turned 17 and goes by the English name Coco, was the first Chinese girl to be No. 1 in the world junior rankings and won the gold medal at the Youth Olympic...
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USMNT introduces 3-5-2 formation as Jurgen Klinsmann continues to experiment

RANCAGUA, Chile -- The path to 3-5-2 started when United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann assessed his options for the January camp and selected his roster. As Klinsmann evaluated the players at his disposal, he contemplated the shape of his team. He named a roster light on fullbacks and heavy with central defenders. He thought about the ways he could generate width, open up space for...
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Mega-preview: 4 matchups that will decide the Super Bowl

FOX Sports NFL and college football analyst Coy Wire breaks down the matchups essential to determining the outcome of the Super Bowl. MARSHAWN LYNCH VS. THE PATRIOTS’ RUN DEFENSE The Baltimore Ravens ran the ball well against the Patriots in the divisional playoff round. There was one simple run scheme (known as the 1-Back Zone) that was hitting for them repeatedly and the Seahawks...
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Good play, Murray: Scot tops Berdych in tense Aussie semi

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Andy Murray's four-set win over Tomas Berdych at the Australian Open on Thursday will be remembered more for the tension between the players than the shot-making on the court. There were the usual expletives from Murray, but this time his fiancee, Kim Sears, appeared to mouth several from the player's box, too. There were also complaints from Berdych about...
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Balotelli can turn form around at Liverpool, according to agent

Mario Balotelli's agent is optimistic his client can turn things around after an indifferent start at Liverpool.  Balotelli has failed to score in the Barclays Premier League since joining Liverpool from AC Milan in a £16million transfer deal last summer. The 24-year-old striker has since been linked with a return to Italy in the January transfer market in a bid to reignite his...
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Early riser: Ohio State freshman Russell has surprised even himself

The young man who might be the second-best freshman in college basketball, Ohio State combo guard D’Angelo Russell, came into the season a bit below the radar. He wasn’t Duke’s Jahlil Okafor, the presumptive NBA No. 1 pick who Coach K was already calling a franchise player before he played a college game. He wasn’t Andrew Wiggins, who last year came into the college game...
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Fire alarm sounds for first second time in three nights at Patriots' hotel in Arizona

Very early Thursday morning, a false fire alarm went off at the New England Patriots' team hotel in Arizona, the second time it's happened in three days. NFL Network's Kimberly Jones reported the wakeup call at around 4:45 a.m. local time: A spokesperson for the hotel, Stephanie Sanstead, could not provide details about the most recent alarm, telling The Buzzer "we're working on...
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Thai seafood magnate set for takeover of Sheffield Wednesday

SHEFFIELD, England (AP) A seafood magnate from Thailand is close to completing a takeover of second-tier English club Sheffield Wednesday. The northern club, which was last in the Premier League in 2000, said Thursday that an agreement has been reached with the head of Thai Union Frozen Group, Deiphon Chansiri, to ''acquire 100 percent of the shareholding.'' No financial details...
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Son of Hog: Redskins add Chad Grimm son to coaching staff

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) The son of a former Hog is joining the Washington Redskins' coaching staff. The team announced Thursday that Chad Grimm has been hired as a defensive quality control coach. Grimm's father is Russ Grimm, the Hall of Fame guard who helped the Redskins win three Super Bowls as a member of the famed ''Hogs'' offensive line. Chad Grimm played at Virginia Tech and spent...
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CFB AM: This video reminds every recruit why they should pick Texas

With National Signing Day officially less than a week away, Texas remains the most fascinating program in the country. As Stewart Mandel wrote on Wednesday, the Longhorns can put a huge finish on their 2015 class and steal the show on Feb. 4, which would be a new experience for UT fans. Much of that depends on one domino: five-star QB Kyler Murray. If he chooses the Horns, WR DaMarkus...
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It's here! The new McLaren MP4-30 is unveiled

McLaren has released the first pictures of the eagerly awaited MP4-30, the first car from the Woking team to feature a Honda power unit since 1992. It's also the first to feature the input of former Red Bull Racing aero chief Peter Prodromou, who rejoined the team late last year, and holds the title of chief engineer. The other key players behind the new car are technical director...
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Those who created the shift might be hoping to destroy it

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Blatter enters FIFA presidential race without revealing nominees

Sepp Blatter has confirmed his entry in the FIFA presidential contest without revealing which five national federations have nominated him. Blatter posted a message on his Twitter account to say ''I've made my submission.'' Thursday is the deadline for entries. Voting by FIFA's 209 federations is May 29. The only contender to identify the five FIFA members nominating him is Dutch...
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Rejuvenated McLaren shows off new Honda-powered car for 2015

WOKING, England (AP) Energized by a restructured driver lineup and a renewed relationship with Honda, McLaren showed off its new car for the 2015 season that the English team expects will restore the fortunes of one of Formula One's biggest names. The McLaren MP4-30 was launched on Thursday, with chief executive Ron Dennis saying it marks ''the start of a lengthy journey'' back...
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