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NFL coaches speak on bounties

Mar 28, 2012

By BARRY WILNER, Associated Press

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NFL coaches plan to go right at the league's most sensitive subject — bounties — when they get together with players next month.

Although a few shied away from commenting at owners meetings this week about the New Orleans Saints' extra ...

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Postseason OT adopted for regular season

Mar 28, 2012

By BARRY WILNER, Associated Press

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Even though the NFL's new rule for postseason overtime has never come into play, it's being expanded for the regular season, too.

NFL owners passed the playoff overtime rule for the regular schedule Wednesday. All games that go into ...

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Mott returns to Dubai with Cigar on his mind

Mar 28, 2012

By MICHAEL CASEY, Associated Press

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bill Mott will be looking for another first when his filly Royal Delta runs in the $10 million Dubai World Cup on Saturday.

The Hall of Fame trainer won the first Dubai World Cup in 1996 with two-time Horse of the Year Cigar.

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Payton, Saints have decisions looming this week

Mar 28, 2012

By BRETT MARTEL, Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints owner Tom Benson left the NFL meetings Wednesday and headed back to New Orleans, where his team's top brass had major matters to discuss during what could be Sean Payton's last week of work in 2012.

Team spokesman Greg Bensel said no ...

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Adviser to publish FIFA reforms proposals Friday

Mar 28, 2012

By GRAHAM DUNBAR, Associated Press

GENEVA (AP) — Anti-corruption expert Mark Pieth plans to publish his FIFA reform proposals on Friday, hours after he meets with FIFA's scandal-hit executive committee.

The Basel Institute on Governance said in a statement Thursday to The Associated Press that it ...

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Cespedes homers as A's beat Mariners 4-1 in Japan

Mar 28, 2012

TOKYO (AP) — Cuban defector Yoenis Cespedes hit his first major league home run to power the Athletics to a 4-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Thursday that earned Oakland a split in the teams' two-game season-opening series at Tokyo Dome.

Cespedes connected for a two-run homer off Seattle ...

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Knicks' Stoudemire to miss up to 4 weeks; Lin out

Mar 28, 2012

By BRIAN MAHONEY, Associated Press

GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Knicks hope to have Amare Stoudemire back before the end of the season after a second doctor said he won't need surgery on the bulging disk in his back.

The Knicks said Wednesday they expect Stoudemire to miss about two to ...

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Virtue-Moir take lead at figure skating worlds

Mar 28, 2012

NICE, France (AP) — Ice dance Olympic champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada took the lead after the short dance program at the figure skating world championships on Wednesday, relegating defending champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White into second place.

Virtue and Moir, who clinched ...

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Jets can have headlines, Giants have trophy

Mar 28, 2012

By BARRY WILNER, Associated Press

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Giants coach Tom Coughlin wasn't exactly gloating. Well, maybe he was.

Asked at the NFC coaches breakfast about all the attention the New York Jets have been getting with their trade for Tim Tebow and contract extension for Mark Sanchez —

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FIFA officials meet Brazil's new soccer leaders

Mar 28, 2012

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA's executive committee has met Brazil's replacements for former soccer leader Ricardo Teixeira at a session of the governing body's committee overseeing the 2014 World Cup.

FIFA says Marco Polo del Nero, newly appointed to the executive panel, and Jose Maria Marin, now chairman ...

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London subway stops named for Owens, Lewis, Phelps

Mar 28, 2012

By CHRIS LEHOURITES, Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — Hop on the Underground at "Jesse Owens" station. After one stop change at "Carl Lewis." And then ride the Tube all the way to "Michael Phelps."

That, sports fans, will get you from central London right to the Olympic Stadium.

The subway system ...

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Magic Johnson group to buy Dodgers for record $2B

Mar 28, 2012

By RONALD BLUM, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — One Los Angeles institution is buying another.

A group that includes former Lakers star Magic Johnson and longtime baseball executive Stan Kasten agreed Tuesday night to buy the Dodgers from Frank McCourt for a record $2 billion.

The price would ...

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Olympic security review after France attacks

Mar 28, 2012

By PAISLEY DODDS, Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — Britain has planned for a dizzying array of security nightmares surrounding the Olympics, including a coordinated attack like the London transit bombings, a dirty bomb or a cyberattack.

In the wake of France's deadly shootings, one scenario ...

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Bahrain reassures F1 teams, fans of safety

Mar 28, 2012

By BARBARA SURK, Associated Press

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — All measures will be taken to ensure the safety of Formula One teams and fans during the grand prix in Bahrain next month, the chief executive of the Bahrain International Circuit said Wednesday.

Bahrain has been in political ...

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Cameron: Assad regime not welcome at Olympics

Mar 28, 2012

By DAVID STRINGER, Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — Dozens of officials in Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime will be blocked from attending the London Olympics, Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron confirmed Wednesday as he pledged to make the event "the greatest show on Earth."

Cameron said ...

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Hayes leads UConn women back to Final Four

Mar 28, 2012

By DOUG FEINBERG, Associated Press

KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) — The chalkboard in the UConn locker room after the Huskies' victory over Kentucky had two words written across it: Final Four.

Even though that destination is expected every year for Geno Auriemma's teams, this season felt different.

Before ...

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Minnesota tops Washington 68-67 in OT in NIT semis

Mar 28, 2012

By RACHEL COHEN, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Still alive in late March, Minnesota is finally learning to win the close ones.

The short-handed Golden Gophers improved to 3-3 in overtime games this season, beating Washington 68-67 on Tuesday night in the NIT semifinals behind 20 points from ...

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ND women claim Final Four spot, beat Terps 80-49

Mar 28, 2012

By JOEDY McCREARY, Associated Press

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Skylar Diggins knew she needed to do more than score to send Notre Dame back to the Final Four.

So she rebounded. And passed. And stole the ball.

It all added up to a game to remember — and now the Fighting Irish can keep their focus on ...

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Dodgers reach deal with Magic Johnson group

Mar 27, 2012

By RONALD BLUM, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt has announced an agreement Monday night to sell the bankrupt team for $2 billion to a group that includes former Lakers star Magic Johnson and former Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals President Stan ...

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Four No. 1 seeds advance to women's Final Four

Mar 27, 2012

By DOUG FEINBERG, Associated Press

KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) — Brittney Griner and Baylor are two wins from a perfect season.

Still, it won't be easy for the Lady Bears to become the seventh women's team to go undefeated. They'll have to get past two other No. 1 seeds at the Final Four in Denver —

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