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Dutch football association chief to challenge FIFA's Blatter

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) Dutch football association chief Michael van Praag says he is challenging Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency. The Dutch association said in a statement Monday that Van Praag will send his official candidacy letter along with five declarations of support from national federations to FIFA headquarters on Tuesday. Van Praag says in a written statement...
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Hornets' Biyombo to miss 10 days with bone bruise; Williams out with broken nose

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Hornets announced center Bismack Biyombo has been diagnosed with a bone bruise in his right knee and will miss about 10 days and forward Marvin Williams has a broken nose and a concussion. The team did not release an update Monday on the status of Kemba Walker, who has missed three of the last five games with a cyst on his left knee. Both Biyombo and Williams...
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Jameis Winston's accuser reveals her story in new documentary

For the first time, the woman who has accused Jameis Winston of raping her is telling her story to the public. In "The Hunting Ground," a documentary released last week at Sundance Film Festival, Erica Kinsman gives her perspective on the night she says Winston raped her in December 2012. Kinsman reportedly describes her hellish experience at Florida State after the rape allegations...
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Women's basketball: Gamecocks No. 1 for 10th week running

Jim Foster has become the first coach to lead four schools into The Associated Press women's poll, with Chattanooga entering the rankings at No. 25 on Monday. Foster guided Saint Joseph's, Vanderbilt and Ohio State to the rankings before coming to Chattanooga in 2013. It's the Mocs first appearance in the poll since 1984 when they were ranked for four weeks. Chattanooga hosts Samford...
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Move the College Football Playoff Games From New Year's Eve

The decision to play the upcoming year's college football games on New Year's Eve is a disaster. None of you agree with it. In fact, tons of you will be working during the afternoon when the college football playoff games start. That's because, newsflash, most people have to work on New Year's Eve. These games will kick off while it's still mid-afternoon on the West Coast. Hell...
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Defying soccer logic, FA Cup provides weekend to savor

LONDON (AP) Forget for a moment how illogical it was that $300 million worth of soccer talent lost to a team which cost $12,000 to assemble. Forget how embarrassing it was for Jose Mourinho to see his Premier League-leading Chelsea side beaten by Bradford of the third tier. Savor instead the FA Cup and the enduring ability of the world's oldest knockout competition to throw up ...
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Jackets goalie Bobrovsky out 4-6 weeks with groin injury

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky on injured reserve retroactive to Jan. 21 and said the former Vezina Trophy winner will be out the next four to six weeks with a groin injury. The club also recalled forward Josh Anderson and added goaltender Anton Forsberg to the roster on emergency recall from its American Hockey League affiliate...
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Villarreal's Gabriel granted work permit in potential Arsenal move

Arsenal's deal for Villarreal defender Gabriel has moved a step closer after he was granted a work permit. Gabriel is uncapped and was not entitled to an automatic permit, but Arsene Wenger said on Sunday he did not foresee a problem with the Brazilian's application. And it is understood that Arsenal can now press ahead with finalising a signing believed to be worth 18m euros to...
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Full jury seated to hear murder trial of Aaron Hernandez

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) -- A jury has been seated for the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez. Bristol County Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh on Monday seated a jury of 13 women and five men after more than two weeks of jury selection. They were chosen from a pool of 53 potential jurors who made it through screening for biases and hardships. Garsh says...
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Gamecocks still No. 1; Chattanooga joins women's hoops poll

Jim Foster has become the first coach to lead four schools into The Associated Press women's poll, with Chattanooga entering the rankings at No. 25 on Monday. Foster guided Saint Joseph's, Vanderbilt and Ohio State to the rankings before coming to Chattanooga in 2013. It's the Mocs first appearance in the poll since 1984 when they were ranked for four weeks. Chattanooga hosts Samford...
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Syracuse-North Carolina Preview

North Carolina has overcome a rash of injuries while extending its winning streak, though that lack of depth could become an issue during an upcoming difficult stretch. With two of the NCAA's winningest active coaches on the sidelines, Roy Williams and his 13th-ranked Tar Heels can earn their season-high sixth straight win Monday night by dealing Jim Boeheim and visiting Syracuse...
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5 factors that will determine if Seahawks or Patriots win the Super Bowl

GLENDALE -- There's more to Super Bowl XLIX than deflated footballs. A lot more. Here are five keys to Sunday's matchup between New England and Seattle at University of Phoenix Stadium. Who is eligible or ineligible? New England's offense has successfully used this gimmick during the playoffs. The Patriots jumble which players are eligible and ineligible receivers. This can cause...
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Lotus releases first images of Mercedes-powered 2015 F1 car

Lotus has released images of the new E23, the first car from the Enstone team to be powered by Mercedes. The most notable visible aspect of the car is its conventional nose, which doesn't have an ugly extension like most teams. "Improvements within our design, aero and simulation departments have all contributed to the development of a car which is a huge step forward," said team...
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Orioles and Ryan Flaherty agree to one-year, $1,075,000 contract and avoid arbitration

BALTIMORE -- Infielder Ryan Flaherty and the Baltimore Orioles have avoided salary arbitration, agreeing to a one-year contract for $1,075,000. Flaherty would get a $25,000 bonus if he reaches 400 plate appearances this season. The 28-year-old hit .221 with seven homers and 32 RBIs in 312 plate appearances last year, when he made $512,500. He appeared in all four infield positions...
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Jury seated, opening statements set for Thursday in Hernandez trial

FALL RIVER, Mass. – A jury was seated Monday to hear the murder case against former football star Aaron Hernandez just hours before a crippling blizzard is expected to bury parts of New England in as much as 3 feet of snow. With the expectation travel is going to be impossible the next two days, Judge E. Susan Garsh scheduled opening statements for Thursday morning. The jury of...
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The Top Twenty Five

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 25, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week's ranking: Record Pts Prv 1. Kentucky (64) 19-0 1,624 1 2. Virginia (1) 19-0 1,561 2 3. Gonzaga...
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AP Source: Browns WR Josh Gordon fails another drug test

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Josh Gordon's troubles have deepened. He may be out of chances -- and time. The wide receiver for the Browns has failed yet another drug test, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Sunday. Gordon, who has twice been suspended by the NFL for drug violations, could be banned for one year, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity...
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The Women's Top Twenty Five

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' women's college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 25, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week's ranking: Record Pts Prv 1. South Carolina (27) 18-0 867 1 2. UConn (8) 18-1 848 2...
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Sherman, Thomas not worried about injuries leading up to Super Bowl

PHOENIX (AP) -- The two All-Pros in the Legion of Boom promise they'll be ready and "fearless" for the Super Bowl. Seattle safety Earl Thomas (separated left shoulder) and cornerback Richard Sherman (left elbow) are damaged goods, suffering injuries in the NFC championship overtime victory against Green Bay. On Sunday, they showed little to no concern about how they will feel --...
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Flaherty and Orioles agree at $1,075,000, avoid arbitration

BALTIMORE (AP) Infielder Ryan Flaherty and the Baltimore Orioles have avoided salary arbitration, agreeing to a one-year contract for $1,075,000. Flaherty would get a $25,000 bonus if he reaches 400 plate appearances this season. The 28-year-old hit .221 with seven homers and 32 RBIs in 312 plate appearances last year, when he made $512,500. He appeared in all four infield positions...
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USWNT announces schedule ahead of Women's World Cup

U.S. Soccer has announced the 2015 schedule for the women's national team as they gear up for the Women's World Cup. The team will play 10 games prior to the tournament, four in the United States and six in Europe. The USWNT opens their 2015 schedule with two friendly matches in Europe: France on Feb. 8 and England on Feb. 13 (3 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1). While in Europe, the USWNT...
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NFL partners with YouTube to post highlight clips

America's most popular pro sports league and YouTube announced a partnership Monday between two of the most powerful brands in the marketplace, creating an official NFL channel on the video website. The NFL has protected its video as fiercely as any sports league, pushing most users to its website or to its broadcast partners. Now content posted daily to the portal by the league...
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Live stream: NASCAR chairman delivers 'State of the Sport' address

Watch live as NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France delivers his preseason "State of the Sport" address in a press conference from the Charlotte (N.C.) Convention Center at 1:30 p.m. ET Monday. As part of the annual Charlotte Motor Speedway NASCAR Media Tour, NASCAR will provide updates from key executives on the 2015 racing season, Daytona International Speedway's Daytona Rising...
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Watch Patriots edge Seahawks 28-24 in Madden simulation of Super Bowl XLIX

The miniature NFL players inside of the Madden 15 game have predicted a fourth Super Bowl title for Tom Brady and the New England Patriots thanks to Brady's late-game touchdown pass to Julian Edelman. The simulated game saw the Patriots score on its opening drive but the Seahawks took a 17-14 lead into halftime on an Earl Thomas pick-six on a ball intended for Rob Gronkowski. Brady...
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Former Vanderbilt player Cory Batey takes stand in rape case

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A former Vanderbilt football player being tried for rape is testifying on his own behalf. Cory Batey took the stand Monday morning. Batey was a 19-year-old who had just come out of his freshman year when he was charged, along with three of his teammates, with raping an unconscious student in a dorm on the Nashville campus in June 2013. Batey and Brandon Vandenburg...
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