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Takter, Gingras win trainer, driver of year awards

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) Jimmy Takter has been named the trainer of the year in harness racing for the fourth time and Yannick Gingras has won the driver of the year award. The U.S. Harness Writers Association announced the selections on Monday. Takter received 84 of 140 votes, finishing ahead of Ron Burke, who got 56 votes. Gingras was the only driver nominated by the association's...
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Report: Jets owner preparing to hire Charlie Casserly as consultant

New York Jets owner Woody Johnson is preparing to add to his staff as Black Monday looms. Johnson is set to hire former Texans and Redskins GM Charley Casserly as a consultant in the event the team makes any changes, according to an ESPN Adam Schefter report. Head coach Rex Ryan and general manager John Idzik have both been long-rumored to be in jeopardy.
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LIVE: Premier League leader Chelsea take on lowly Stoke City

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Steelers hardly satisfied with playoff spot

PITTSBURGH (AP) Ramon Foster never stopped believing. Not after the embarrassing meltdown against Tampa Bay. Not after the debacle in Cleveland. Not after the New York Jets pushed the Pittsburgh Steelers around six weeks ago. The Steelers were a playoff team. Foster was sure of it. The self-assured guard figured it would simply take a little time for things to come together, particularly...
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Seahawks on board with Mariners' carpool-to-Arizona idea

After five consecutive wins and a 35-6 thrashing of division rival Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, it's beginning to look a lot like the Seahawks may shake the curse of the Super Bowl Hangover. Currently locked into the No. 1 seed in NFC with one week to go in the regular season, the Seahawks' potential path to Super Bowl XLIX on February 1, 2015 might run directly from Seattle to University...
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Player sent off for warning teammates of "dogs***" on the pitch

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Rayo Vallecano coach cut down by his own player, takes it like a champ

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Marshawn Lynch follows epic run with another interesting press conference

Marshawn Lynch gave us Beast Quake 2 on Sunday night in Glendale, where his 79-yard touchdown run rocked the Cardinals. Unfortunately, Lynch, who doesn't like speaking with the media, gave us another one of his silly, one-retort press conferences. Rather than elaborate on his own accomplishments, Lynch gave us what you see in the video above.
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More Penguins players being tested for mumps

PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Penguins just can't seem to shake the mumps. The team sent backup goaltender Thomas Greiss and forwards Brandon Sutter and Steve Downie home from Florida on Monday to undergo testing for the virus. All three will remain in isolation until the test results are known. Teammates Sidney Crosby, Beau Bennett and Olli Maatta have already dealt with the illness...
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Presenting the first wrecked Dodge Challenger Hellcat

If you keep up with automotive news, you’ve probably heard of the 707-horsepower 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat. Perhaps you saw the video of the all-American red, white and blue Hellcat burnout or watched one sell for $825K at Barrett-Jackson? Good news: These beasts are now on the road! Bad news: We’ve already lost one of them. Last weekend, the state of Colorado received its...
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FSU coach Fisher: QB Jameis Winston being cleared 'a relief'

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher says there's a sense of relief after quarterback Jameis Winston was cleared of any student code of conduct violations. A two-day hearing was held this month to determine whether the 2013 Heisman winner violated sections of the conduct code-- two for sexual misconduct, two for endangerment. Former Florida Supreme Court Justice...
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Robin Lopez hilariously reponds to Khloe Kardashian dating rumors

After gossip columns linked him with reality star (and Lamar Odom's ex), Khloe Kardashian, Portland Trailer Blazers center Robin Lopez addressed the rumor head on and it was magnificent. The six-year veteran from Stanford gave his comment to the Blazers' official site, with tongue planted firmly in cheek. His statement: "You know, I'm not exactly certain of the veracity of those...
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Florida State's Fisher relieved after Winston ruling

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher says there's a sense of relief after quarterback Jameis Winston was cleared of any student code of conduct violations. A two-day hearing was held this month to determine whether the 2013 Heisman winner violated sections of the conduct code- two for sexual misconduct, two for endangerment. Former Florida Supreme Court Justice...
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NJIT-Villanova Preview

After needing overtime to beat a longtime rival, Villanova faces another potentially tough challenge against a significantly less-established program that's already upset one ranked opponent this season. Looking to go 12-0 for the first time in 53 years, the No. 7 Wildcats host NJIT on Tuesday night. Villanova overcame a 15-point first-half deficit by shooting 54.2 percent in the...
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Fourth suspect arrested for death in clash between rival fans in Spain

MADRID (AP) Spanish police have arrested a fourth suspect for the death of a football fan following a brutal street fight between rival ''ultra'' groups before a match in Madrid last month. Police say on their official Twitter account that ''2 ultras arrested in Valencia for the incidents on November 30 in Madrid, one of them, for homicide.'' The fight between radical supporters...
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Notre Dame, Texas and the five teams that need bowl wins most

It's always nice to talk about the great stories of the bowl season. This year includes teams like the Western Michigan Broncos, who went from 1-11 in 2013 to an impressive 8-4 finish in 2014. And the South Alabama Jaguars, who didn't even have a football team until 2010, a year in which they played seven games at the FCS level and won them all. One other great story has to be the...
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St. John's gives coach Joe Tartamella extension

NEW YORK (AP) St. John's signed women's basketball coach Joe Tartamella to a contract extension through the 2019-20 season Monday. The 35-year-old coach has been with the program for more than a decade serving as the school's head coach for the past few seasons. He guided the Red Storm to NCAA tournament appearances in his first two years in charge and has the team off to its best...
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Arizona-UNLV Preview

Arizona grinded out a close victory in its first true road game, extending the nation's longest non-conference winning streak. The third-ranked Wildcats will get another chance to add to their run Tuesday night at UNLV in their final tune-up before Pac-12 play. The Wildcats (12-0) defeated eight home opponents by an average of 22.7 points and were tested in a neutral setting while...
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Pirates win rights to negotiate with South Korean shortstop Jung-Ho Kang

PITTSBURGH -- The Pirates have won the rights to negotiate with South Korean shortstop Jung-Ho Kang. Pittsburgh has a 30-day window to sign the 27-year-old, who hit .354 with 39 homers last season for the Nexen Heroes while being named the MVP of the Korean Baseball Organization. If the Pirates reach an agreement with Kang, the Nexen Heroes would receive the posting fee for Kang...
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Blues-Avalanche Preview

Colorado Avalanche coach Patrick Roy is excited that his No. 1 goalie appears set to return. There's a chance Tuesday night's opponent could start the only goalie in NHL history with more wins than Roy. Semyon Varlamov is likely to return from a six-game absence for the Avalanche when they host a St. Louis Blues team that has the option of giving Martin Brodeur the start. Varlamov...
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Hurricanes-Devils Preview

Frustrations continue to grow for the offensively challenged Carolina Hurricanes, who can't seem to catch a break. The New Jersey Devils haven't had much to celebrate themselves. Carolina tries to avoid a ninth loss in 10 games and fifth in a row against the Devils as these Metropolitan Division bottom feeders meet at the Prudential Center on Tuesday night. The Hurricanes are 4-14...
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Jaguars' Marks hopes coaches, colleagues get him to Pro Bowl

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Sen'Derrick Marks is counting on coaches and colleagues to get him to the Pro Bowl. Marks has 8 1/2 sacks, tied for second in the NFL among interior lineman. He's tied with Detroit's Ndamukong Suh and Tampa Bay's Gerald McCoy. Marks' total is impressive considering the Jaguars (3-12) rarely play with a lead, which usually...
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Borussia Dortmund sign Slovenia midfielder Kevin Kampl

DORTMUND, Germany (AP) Slovenia midfielder Kevin Kampl is joining Borussia Dortmund from Red Bull Salzburg, reinforcing Dortmund's squad after a disappointing first half of the Bundesliga season. Dortmund said Monday that the 24-year-old Kampl will be given a contract through 2019. It gave no details of the transfer deal. The versatile German-born player has 29 goals and 54 assists...
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Pirates win rights to negotiate with South Korean shortstop

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pirates have won the rights to negotiate with South Korean shortstop Jung-Ho Kang. Pittsburgh has a 30-day window to sign the 27-year-old, who hit .354 with 39 homers last season for the Nexen Heroes while being named the MVP of the Korean Baseball Organization. If the Pirates reach an agreement with Kang, the Nexen Heroes would receive the posting fee for Kang...
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The ins and outs of the playoff races

With five of the six playoff slots in the NFC and four in the AFC decided, some would think much of the drama of the schedule's final week has been removed. Think again. All nine of the teams already qualified for the Super Bowl chase have something to play for on Sunday. Start with the defending league champion Seahawks (11-4). Excluding any Week 17 ties in the multitude of scenarios...
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