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With hat trick, Messi sets Barcelona goals record

Mar 20, 2012

By JOSEPH WILSON, Associated Press

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Step aside John Cruyff. Move over Laszlo Kubala, Romario and Ronald Koeman. And, please, don't even mention Ronaldinho.

If anyone doubted who is the best scorer to don Barcelona's burgundy and blue, Lionel Messi ended the debate in ...

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Woods shows no problem with ankle

Mar 20, 2012

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods made it through two days of a golf exhibition without any trouble with his left Achilles tendon.

Woods withdrew from the final round at Doral on March 11 with tightness in his left Achilles tendon, the same one that forced him to miss two majors last year. Woods ...

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Six-race suspension of crew chief Knaus overturned

Mar 20, 2012

By JENNA FRYER, Associated Press

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR's chief appellate officer overturned on Tuesday the bulk of the penalties levied against five-time championship winning crew chief Chad Knaus, who still must pay a $100,000 fine because Jimmie Johnson's car failed the opening day ...

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Now a Bronco, Manning says hello to his new team

Mar 20, 2012

By ARNIE STAPLETON, Associated Press

DENVER (AP) — John Elway flashed that mile-wide grin and turned the microphone over to his new quarterback, Peyton Manning.

Talk about a powerful pair.

Introducing Manning as the newest Denver Bronco on Tuesday, the two Super Bowl winners each talked about ...

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Rangers, Holland strike $28.5 million, 5-year deal

Mar 20, 2012

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Derek Holland wanted to ensure his long-term future with the Texas Rangers, so he agreed to a $28.5 million, five-year contract rather than wait to become a free agent.

The deal, announced Tuesday, calls for salaries of $1 million this year, $3.2 million next year, $5.4 ...

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Tigers' Cabrera to miss a week, ready for opener

Mar 20, 2012

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera will miss at least a week after being struck in the right eye by a hard grounder on Monday.

Cabrera received eight stitches, but Tigers President and general manager Dave Dombrowski said Tuesday that Cabrera's vision is "perfect"

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Rousseff defends spending on 2014 World Cup

Mar 20, 2012

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has defended the spending of nearly $12.7 billion on preparing for the 2014 World Cup.

Rousseff says the money that will be invested in infrastructure in the 12 host cities will bring great benefits to the entire country and will create an ...

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Williams: UNC preparing to play without Marshall

Mar 20, 2012

By JOEDY McCREARY, Associated Press

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina coach Roy Williams says his team's "preparation is 100 percent" to play without injured point guard Kendall Marshall.

Williams says Marshall's playing status remains undecided for the Midwest Regional semifinal against ...

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Steelers WR Hines Ward retiring

Mar 20, 2012

By WILL GRAVES, Associated Press

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Hines Ward believes he can still play football. The longtime Pittsburgh wide receiver known for his high-wattage smile and his bone-crunching blocks just couldn't stomach the thought of doing it in some strange uniform on some strange field with ...

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Doctor: Havelange has serious bacterial infection

Mar 20, 2012

By TALES AZZONI, Associated Press

SAO PAULO (AP) — Former FIFA President is fighting a grave bacterial infection in a Rio de Janeiro hospital.

The 95-year-old Havelange has septic arthritis, an infection that affects joints, with his right ankle affected the most, Dr. Joao Mansur Filho said in a ...

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Hockey coach Graham James sentenced to 2 years

Mar 20, 2012

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Disgraced junior hockey coach Graham James was sentenced Tuesday to two years in prison for sexually preying on two of his former players.

James stood in the prisoner's box and showed no emotion as he learned his fate. James shook his lawyer's hand and was led away in ...

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Summitt, Tennessee move on, beat DePaul 63-48

Mar 20, 2012

By ANDREW SELIGMAN, Associated Press

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Glory Johnson figures that in the past she might have slugged an opponent in such a physical game.

Instead, she kept her cool and Tennessee moved on.

The Lady Vols would love nothing more than to make another Final Four with Pat Summitt,

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5 from Southern Miss pep band disciplined

Mar 20, 2012

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Southern Mississippi has revoked the scholarships of five members of its pep band who took part in the heckling of a Kansas State basketball player at last Thursday's NCAA men's basketball tournament game.

The school announced Tuesday that the five students also were ...

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Report: Saudi Crown Prince OKs women for London

Mar 20, 2012

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A Saudi Arabian newspaper says Crown Prince Nayef has approved plans for the ultra conservative Muslim country to send female athletes to the Olympics for the first time at the London Games.

The Saudi-owned and London-based Al-Hayat newspaper says Nayef, who is heir to ...

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Olympics to strain UK Internet infrastructure

Mar 20, 2012

By RAPHAEL SATTER, Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — As Usain Bolt races down the Olympic track, will London's Internet infrastructure be able to keep up?

Let's hope so.

Experts say the network should be able to cope — but they warned of sluggishness during peak times and said an unexpected surge ...

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FIFA wants Brazil's Teixeira replaced soon

Mar 20, 2012

By GRAHAM DUNBAR, Associated Press

GENEVA (AP) — The South American soccer confederation is being told it must act "immediately" to find a replacement for Ricardo Teixeira on FIFA's executive committee.

Teixeira resigned his seat on world soccer's governing body for "personal reasons" without ...

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Column: Tebow cast aside much like Manning

Mar 20, 2012

By TIM DAHLBERG, Associated Press

The images were indelible for Denver fans or anyone watching on TV as Tebowmania swept the nation.

On the sidelines, Tim Tebow was Tebowing after scoring yet another late touchdown. In his box upstairs, John Elway was trying his best to look excited about a ...

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UConn women advance to regionals again

Mar 20, 2012

By DOUG FEINBERG, Associated Press

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Geno Auriemma took a second to think about what his UConn Huskies had just accomplished.

It wasn't the NCAA tournament defensive record his top-seeded team set in a 72-26 victory over Kansas State that caught his attention. He was more ...

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Nowitzki leads Mavericks over Nuggets 112-95

Mar 20, 2012

DENVER (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki had 33 points and 11 rebounds, Brandan Wright scored 15 points and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Denver Nuggets 112-95 on Monday night.

Arron Afflalo scored 24 points for the Nuggets, who lost a game that could have an impact on their playoff position. Denver entered ...

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Boozer's big night leads Bulls over Magic 85-59

Mar 20, 2012

By KYLE HIGHTOWER, Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — If the Chicago Bulls are going to make a run at an NBA championship this season, they will need a healthy Derrick Rose to do it.

For now, though, they continue to find a way to beat the top teams in the Eastern Conference without their most ...

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