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Schild wins 6th slalom, Vonn falls in WCup race

Feb 11, 2012

By JOSEPH WILSON, Associated Press

SOLDEU-GRANDVALIRA, Andorra (AP) — Marlies Schild of Austria won her sixth World Cup slalom of the season Saturday after overall leader Lindsey Vonn and defending champion Maria Hoefl-Riesch crashed out in the opening run on the windy Pyrenees course.

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US sweeps Federer's Swiss team out of Davis Cup

Feb 11, 2012

By GRAHAM DUNBAR, Associated Press

FRIBOURG, Switzerland (AP) — Given a supremely tough draw in the Davis Cup, the United States is off to an exhilarating start.

It swept Roger Federer and Switzerland in the first round, with Mardy Fish and Mike Bryan winning the doubles match on clay, a surface ...

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First black NBA player gets honor at Hawks game

Feb 11, 2012

By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr., Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) — Earl Lloyd remembers when he suited up for the Washington Capitols more than 60 years ago as the first black to play in an NBA game and wondering if he would make a good enough impression to stick around.

Lloyd and the Capitols lost the ...

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Man United beats Liverpool 2-1 in Premier League

Feb 11, 2012

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Wayne Rooney scored twice as Manchester United beat Liverpool 2-1 in an ill-tempered match Saturday to provisionally move to the top of the Premier League.

Players from both teams had to be separated in the tunnel at halftime after Liverpool's Luis Suarez refused to ...

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AP Enterprise: NFL nixed Nixon bid on TV blackouts

Feb 11, 2012

By FREDERIC J. FROMMER, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The NFL, which is trying to maintain its TV blackout of home games that don't sell out, missed an opportunity 40 years ago to preserve an even more restrictive policy when it rebuffed an effort by President Richard Nixon to lift the ...

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Nadal gets surprise drug test; follows TV skit

Feb 11, 2012

MADRID (AP) — Rafael Nadal says he underwent a surprise drug test toward the end of a week in which the Spaniard was the butt of jokes by a French TV program about his country's alleged ties to doping.

Nadal wrote on his Twitter account on Saturday: "8:30 in the morning!!!Just finished passing a ...

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Schild wins, Vonn falls in WCup slalom

Feb 11, 2012

By JOSEPH WILSON, Associated Press

SOLDEU-GRANDVALIRA, Andorra (AP) — Marlies Schild of Austria won her sixth World Cup slalom of the season on Saturday after overall leader Lindsey Vonn crashed out in the opening run on the Pyrenees course.

After finishing the first run in fifth place, Schild ...

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Westwood has 1-shot lead in Dubai; McIlroy 2 back

Feb 11, 2012

By MICHAEL CASEY, Associated Press

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Lee Westwood took advantage of some shaky play from Rory McIlroy and Thomas Bjorn, shooting a 5-under 67 for a one-stroke lead on Rafael Cabrera-Bello after the third round of the Dubai Desert Classic.

Westwood was three shots ...

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Fish to partner Mike Bryan in doubles vs Swiss

Feb 11, 2012

FRIBOURG, Switzerland (AP) — Mardy Fish will partner with Mike Bryan in the doubles match Saturday as the United States seeks to sweep Roger Federer's Switzerland out of the Davis Cup.

Fish and Bryan will face Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka, the reigning Olympic champions in doubles.

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Jessica Korda leads Women's Australian Open

Feb 11, 2012

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — American teenager Jessica Korda moved into position for a two-sport, father-daughter Australian double, shooting an even-par 73 in windy conditions Saturday to take the Women's Australian Open lead at Royal Melbourne.

Korda, the 18-year-old daughter of 1998 Australian ...

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Lin scores 38 to lead Knicks over Lakers 92-85

Feb 10, 2012

By BRIAN MAHONEY, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Jeremy Lin outplayed Kobe Bryant, ended the mighty Lakers' dominance of the Knicks and then tried to pretend it was just another game.

Wrong.

This was the night that proved he's no one-week wonder, that he's got a real NBA career ahead of him.

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Wi opens up 3-shot lead at Pebble

Feb 10, 2012

By DOUG FERGUSON, Associated Press

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Charlie Wi escaped most of the rain and built a three-shot lead Friday in the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

Sunshine gave way to clouds and eventually a light rain on the Monterey Peninsula, which put a stop to the low scoring. Wi ...

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Ali among hundreds attending Dundee funeral

Feb 10, 2012

By FRED GOODALL, Associated Press

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Hall of Fame boxing trainer Angelo Dundee was remembered Friday as a master motivator and a man who left a legacy of kindness that was just as impressive as what he accomplished in the ring molding a record 15 world champions, including ...

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No 1 Baylor women ready Texas A&M rematch

Feb 10, 2012

By STEPHEN HAWKINS, Associated Press

WACO, Texas (AP) — Brittney Griner and her teammates didn't like what they saw on film this week.

They were reviewing their last game against Texas A&M, a loss in an NCAA regional final last March. The Aggies, who had lost eight in a row against Baylor, went ...

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Wagging tails replace sad eyes in Westminster ads

Feb 10, 2012

By BEN WALKER, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Pet lovers won't have to look away anymore when those heart-wrenching TV ads appear during the Westminster dog show — the ones with the pitiful little faces peering out from behind those rusted bars of a cage and wondering "how I ended up in here."

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Belichick wanted Giants to throw toward Manningham

Feb 10, 2012

NEW YORK (AP) — The Patriots got exactly what they wanted when the Giants threw to Mario Manningham on New York's last Super Bowl drive.

Then the receiver New England deemed less dangerous than Victor Cruz or Hakeem Nicks made a catch that will be replayed over and over for years to come.

"This ...

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Isner shocks Federer in Davis Cup; US leads 2-0

Feb 10, 2012

By GRAHAM DUNBAR, Associated Press

FRIBOURG, Switzerland (AP) — First, Mardy Fish put together a compelling rally to get the United States off to a fast start. Then John Isner bashed his way to a big upset.

Now Roger Federer and company are on the ropes.

Isner jolted Federer with his big serve ...

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Kerber stuns Sharapova to reach Paris semifinals

Feb 10, 2012

By TRUNG LATIEULE, Associated Press

PARIS (AP) — Top-seeded Maria Sharapova was ousted from the quarterfinals of Open GDF Suez on Friday, beaten by Angelique Kerber of Germany 6-4, 6-4.

Kerber, a U.S. Open semifinalist, will next play Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium or Mona Barthel of Germany.

Klara ...

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Contador back training after doping ban

Feb 10, 2012

MADRID (AP) — Spanish cyclist Alberto Contador returned to training for competition Friday, four days after receiving a two-year doping ban from sport's highest court.

Contador tweeted a photo of himself on a bike along with the message: "Going back to work, sacrifice and hard training, this is ...

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Cavs' Irving out next 2 games with concussion

Feb 10, 2012

By TOM WITHERS, Associated Press

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — Cavaliers rookie guard Kyrie Irving will spend the weekend resting and recovering from his concussion.

Irving is sitting out Cleveland's next two home games — against Milwaukee and Philadelphia — as the Cavs follow the NBA's new ...

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