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Greek track and field body suspends operations

Apr 4, 2012

By DEREK GATOPOULOS, Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's track and field authority suspended all athletic operations Wednesday due to severe spending cuts — a major embarrassment for the nation that hosted the Summer Olympics only eight years ago.

The move — the latest twist in ...

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US, France without key players for Davis Cup

Apr 4, 2012

By JEROME PUGMIRE, Associated Press

PARIS (AP) — France captain Guy Forget believes the United States will be significantly weakened by the loss of Mardy Fish in their Davis Cup quarterfinal on Friday.

Both teams were rocked by withdrawals to key players this week.

The ninth-ranked Fish pulled ...

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'Flying Housewife' wins again in London

Apr 4, 2012

By CHRIS LEHOURITES, Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — The "Flying Housewife" has landed a subway stop in London after all.

Fanny Blankers-Koen, a Dutchwoman who was one of the biggest stars of the 1948 London Olympics, was originally left off a new map of the London Underground dedicated to past ...

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2 top Somalia sports officials die in bomb blast

Apr 4, 2012

By ABDI GULED, Associated Press

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The president of Somalia's Olympic committee and the head of the national soccer federation were killed in a bomb blast Wednesday that the IOC called an "act of barbarism."

Somali Olympic Committee head Aden Yabarow Wiish and Somali ...

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Real Madrid great Jose Zarraga dies at 81

Apr 4, 2012

MADRID (AP) — Former Real Madrid great Jose Maria Zarraga, who helped the Spanish powerhouse to a record five straight European Cups, died Tuesday. He was 81.

The team announced his death without giving a cause.

Zarraga played in midfield for a team that included Alfredo di Stefano and Ferenc ...

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Britain wins team pursuit title in record time

Apr 4, 2012

By NEIL FRANKLAND, Associated Press

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — World record times were set in the first two finals of the world track cycling championships Wednesday by the British men in the team pursuit and Germany in the women's team sprint.

Olympic champion Britain claimed the first gold ...

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Somali theater bombing kills 10, shatters calm

Apr 4, 2012

By ABDI GULED and JASON STRAZIUSO, Associated Press

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Two weeks ago, Somalia's National Theater reopened for the first time in 20 years for a concert that drew an audience in festive colors in a city trying to rise above war. A welcoming banner proclaimed: "The country is ...

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Notre Dame comes up short, losing 80-61 to Baylor

Apr 4, 2012

By ARNIE STAPLETON, Associated Press

DENVER (AP) — This was not the way the spectacular senior class that transformed Notre Dame's program and shook up the Big East wanted to end their college careers.

The school's trio of senior starters went out with a whimper Tuesday night in an 80-61 loss to ...

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Rangers clinch top seed in East, sweep Flyers

Apr 4, 2012

By DAN GELSTON, Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — High above the ice, standing and spread over a couple of sections in the upper deck, fans of the Broadway Blueshirts started chanting, "We're No. 1! We're No. 1! We're No. 1!"

Thanks in large part to a season sweep over the division-rival ...

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Perfect! Baylor beats Notre Dame 80-61 for title

Apr 4, 2012

By DOUG FEINBERG, Associated Press

DENVER (AP) — Brittney Griner's place in women's basketball history is secure.

Blocking layups, snagging rebounds, hitting shots over two and three helpless defenders, she towered over the competition all season long to earn player of the year and outstanding ...

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James gets season-high 41, Heat beat 76ers 99-93

Apr 3, 2012

By TIM REYNOLDS, Associated Press

MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James arrived at work a little earlier than usual on Tuesday, warming up more than three hours before tip-off with hopes of finding his rhythm.

With Dwyane Wade out, Miami needed some extra offense — and James delivered.

James scored 14 ...

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Baylor grabs 34-28 halftime lead over Notre Dame

Apr 3, 2012

DENVER (AP) — Brittney Griner scored nine points and grabbed eight rebounds as Baylor jumped out to a 34-28 halftime lead over Notre Dame in the women's national championship game Tuesday night.

The Lady Bears moved 20 minutes closer to the first 40-win season in NCAA history. Even more ...

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NFL unveils new uniforms for all 32 teams

Apr 3, 2012

By RALPH D. RUSSO, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — For fans worried that Nike was going to give their favorite NFL team's uniform an extreme makeover, full-blown Oregon style, no need to fret.

Ben Roethlisberger still looked very much like a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Nobody would have ...

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Detroit Lions' Fairley arrested on drug charges

Apr 3, 2012

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley was arrested Tuesday in Alabama on a charge of possessing marijuana, authorities said.

Citizens called to complain that Fairley's Cadillac Escalade was speeding through a lower-middle class neighborhood in Mobile, said city police ...

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Arkansas' Petrino returns to practice

Apr 3, 2012

By KURT VOIGT, Associated Press

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Bobby Petrino walked slower than normal, his face swollen and red. You couldn't miss the white brace around the Arkansas coach's neck.

But the fact that Petrino was even at Razorback Stadium on Tuesday, hours after being released from the ...

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Column: Not so easy to cheer for Tiger anymore

Apr 3, 2012

By TIM DAHLBERG, Associated Press

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — He could have used the 23 minutes to practice his putting, or check out the new slope on the 16th green. It might have been enough time for a quick lunch in the player's lounge, or a friendly chat with first round playing partner Sang-Moon Bae.

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NFL: Saints appeals hearing set for Thursday

Apr 3, 2012

By RALPH D. RUSSO, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Saints head coach Sean Payton, general manager Mickey Loomis and assistant head coach Joe Vitt are set to have their NFL appeals heard Thursday regarding the punishment they've received for their roles in New Orleans' bounty system.

League ...

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Best without major? It's a long list

Apr 3, 2012

By DOUG FERGUSON, Associated Press

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The list of contenders has rarely been this strong. The credentials are as impeccable as ever. Indeed, the competition is more wide open than ever at the Masters.

Only it's not just about the green jacket.

It's a label — best to have never ...

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Venus Williams advances at Family Circle Cup

Apr 3, 2012

By BRUCE SMITH, Associated Press

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Venus Williams is hoping for even more success in her second tournament after a long layoff.

Williams beat qualifier Iveta Benesova of the Czech Republic 6-4, 6-3 Tuesday in the Family Circle Cup, bouncing back from her quarterfinal loss at ...

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Boxer Hector Camacho charged with child-abuse

Apr 3, 2012

By KYLE HIGHTOWER, Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Former champion boxer Hector "Macho" Camacho is facing a felony count of child abuse and turned himself in to Florida authorities this week on a warrant filed late last year.

The 49-year-old Camacho posted a $5,000 bond at the Orange County ...

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