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Russia says it foiled terrorist attacks in Sochi

May 10, 2012

By NATALIYA VASILYEVA, Associated Press

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian agents have foiled terror attack plans on the Black Sea resort of Sochi, host of the 2014 Winter Olympics, authorities said Thursday, blaming Chechen separatists and neighboring Georgia of jointly masterminding the plans.

Georgian ...

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Laila Ali kicks off 3-day celebration of Title IX

May 10, 2012

By LARRY LAGE, Associated Press

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Laila Ali kicked off a national conference to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Title IX at the University of Michigan.

"Title IX has given women the power to be whatever they want to be," Ali said Wednesday night, starting the three-day ...

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Nadal upset at Madrid, threatens not to return

May 10, 2012

MADRID (AP) — Rafael Nadal lost to Fernando Verdasco 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 Thursday at the Madrid Open, then threatened not to return if the new blue clay-court wasn't discarded.

Defending champion Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer, meanwhile, eased into the quarterfinals with straight-set wins.

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Russia says it foiled terrorist plot against Sochi

May 10, 2012

By MANSUR MIROVALEV and NATALIYA VASILYEVA, Associated Press

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia claimed it has foiled a plot to attack the host city of Sochi both before and during the 2014 Winter Olympics, saying its agents discovered caches of weapons that included grenade launchers and surface-to-air ...

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Mexico Striker Hernandez to Miss London Olympics

May 10, 2012

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United says striker Javier Hernandez will not play for Mexico at the London Games because the player needs to rest over the summer for the Premier League season.

Hernandez had been called up for the Olympics, but United manager Alex Ferguson says the club has ...

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Khan promoter says Peterson rematch is off

May 10, 2012

NEW YORK (AP) — Amir Khan's promoter has canceled the British boxer's fight against Lamont Peterson because of the American's failed drug test.

Golden Boy Promotions announced that the May 19 rematch for the WBA and IBF junior welterweight belts was called off.

The statement Wednesday cited ...

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Rapper Wretch 32 cheers hometown Olympics

May 10, 2012

LONDON (AP) — British rapper Wretch 32 says he is proud to appear at the London Olympics.

He's not competing, he's performing at concerts around the U.K. celebrating the Olympic torch's route as it travels to the games.

The Londoner will join Dizzee Rascal, The Wanted and Mark Ronson at a Hyde ...

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Grizzlies avoid elimination, beat Clippers 92-80

May 10, 2012

By TERESA M. WALKER, Associated Press

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies have the Los Angeles Clippers frustrated and hurting.

Blake Griffin sprained his left knee, Chris Paul went to the Clippers' bench with a sore right hip and another late comeback fizzled against a Memphis team that ...

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Heat advance to face Indiana, topping NY 106-94

May 10, 2012

By TIM REYNOLDS, Associated Press

MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James was still on the court, enjoying the moment after ousting the New York Knicks, when the first questions came about what's next for the Miami Heat.

For one day, Indiana can wait.

Having Thursday off from practice is Miami's first playoff ...

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Rangers, Capitals headed to another Game 7

May 10, 2012

By HOWARD FENDRICH, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — It makes perfect sense that the New York Rangers and Washington Capitals are heading to a Game 7.

In many ways, these teams are mirror images of each other.

Neither scores much. Neither allows opponents to, either. They play every game ...

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Ovechkin helps Caps beat Rangers 2-1, force Game 7

May 9, 2012

By HOWARD FENDRICH, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin rebounded from a rare zero-shot performance by scoring after 88 seconds Wednesday night, Braden Holtby made 30 saves, and the Washington Capitals recovered from a potentially devastating loss by beating the top-seeded New York ...

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James scores 29, Heat oust Knicks 106-94

May 9, 2012

By TIM REYNOLDS, Associated Press

MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James decided not to play in New York two summers ago. He won't be playing there any more this season, either.

The Knicks have been put away, and the Miami Heat are headed to the second round of the NBA playoffs.

James had 29 points, eight ...

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Peterson progressing; Vikings stress caution

May 9, 2012

By DAVE CAMPBELL, Associated Press

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings were running sprints during one of their workouts a couple of weeks ago, and Adrian Peterson was watching off to the side.

Salivating like a kid asking his dad if they can stop for ice cream on the drive home,

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Hamilton low key about 4-HR game, future in Texas

May 9, 2012

By DAVID GINSBURG, Associated Press

BALTIMORE (AP) — If the Hall of Fame ever comes calling for the last baseball Josh Hamilton hit over the wall on Tuesday night, the Texas Rangers slugger might need some time to track it down.

Hamilton became the 16th player in major league history to hit four ...

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Yankees closer Rivera has blood clot in calf

May 9, 2012

By MIKE FITZPATRICK, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Mariano Rivera hobbled up to the podium on a pair of crutches he's quickly grown tired of, ready to reveal more news about his health.

This time, it was something more serious than a torn knee ligament.

Rivera has a blood clot in his right ...

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Ex-dealer defends inconsistencies at Clemens trial

May 9, 2012

By JOSEPH WHITE, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trying to explain why his book suggested one thing and his testimony said something else, convicted drug dealer Kirk Radomski held up a copy of his 246-page tome called "Bases Loaded" while on the witness stand and gave as good as he got from one ...

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ACC, ESPN agree to extension through 2026-27

May 9, 2012

By AARON BEARD, Associated Press

For the Atlantic Coast Conference, more teams and more games means a lot more TV money.

The ACC and ESPN have extended their television deal through the 2026-27 season.

A person familiar with the agreement told The Associated Press that it's worth $3.6 billion ...

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Finchem says Masters 'too important' to ignore

May 9, 2012

By DOUG FERGUSON, Associated Press

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem said Wednesday the Masters is "too important" for the tour to take it off its official schedule, even though Augusta National has never had a female member in its 80-year history.

"We have ...

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Still No. 2? City plays for Premier League title

May 9, 2012

By STUART CONDIE, Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — Manchester City always seems to be second best in its own backyard, like a little brother overshadowed by his bigger and stronger sibling.

He's already done the things you want to do, and has done them better anyway. And when you finally do ...

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Donald, McIlroy face off in long battle for No. 1

May 9, 2012

By DOUG FERGUSON, Associated Press

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Golf's world ranking has been more like a game of musical chairs with the most turnover at the top in the 26-year history of the ranking. Rory McIlroy and Luke Donald would like the music to stop playing for good sometime this year,

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