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Red Wings run home streak to 18 wins, beat Oilers

Feb 8, 2012

By NOAH TRISTER, Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) — Drew Miller and Henrik Zetterberg scored in the third period, and the Detroit Red Wings extended their home winning streak to 18 games with a 4-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday night.

The Red Wings overcame two more goals by ...

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Lin, Chandler lead Knicks over Wizards 107-93

Feb 8, 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) — What a week it has been for Jeremy Lin.

With three breakout games, the Harvard graduate has become the NBA's newest playmaking sensation. He's a fan favorite — home and away — and has earned more than 60,000 Twitter followers in just five days.

Now, he also has his first NBA ...

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Parker scores 37, leads Spurs over 76ers 100-90

Feb 8, 2012

By ROB MAADDI, Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tony Parker scored 37 points, Gary Neal added 18 off the bench and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Philadelphia 76ers 100-90 in a matchup of division leaders Wednesday night.

Tim Duncan had 16 points and 11 rebounds and Tiago Splitter scored 15 ...

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No. 2 Syracuse 64-61 in OT over No. 12 Georgetown

Feb 8, 2012

By JOHN KEKIS, Associated Press

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Who says Syracuse doesn't have a go-to guy?

Kris Joseph scored a career-high 29 points, including the decisive 3-pointer in overtime, and Syracuse beat No. 12 Georgetown 64-61 on Wednesday night to give coach Jim Boeheim his 880th career win.

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No. 15 Florida State falls to Boston College 64-60

Feb 8, 2012

By JIMMY GOLEN, Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) — Jordan Daniels scored a career-high 19 points, including four 3-pointers, to lead Boston College to a 64-60 victory over No. 15 Florida State on Wednesday night and snap the Atlantic Coast Conference-leading Seminoles' win streak at seven games.

BC ...

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Cavaliers G Kyrie Irving has concussion

Feb 8, 2012

By TOM WITHERS, Associated Press

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers rookie guard Kyrie Irving has a concussion and is being kept out of Cleveland's game against the Los Angeles Clippers.

The Cavs announced Irving's injury a few minutes before tip-off Wednesday night. The team said Irving was kneed in the ...

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Memphis is final piece for coast-to-coast Big East

Feb 8, 2012

By RALPH D. RUSSO, Associated Press

The Big East has acquired all the pieces needed to build a new coast-to-coast conference. Putting them all together, though, is going to take a while.

The conference wanted to rebuild itself into a 12-team football league that can hold a championship game, and ...

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Holmes staying put with Jets after clause kicks in

Feb 8, 2012

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr., Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — It appears Santonio Holmes is sticking around — just as the New York Jets said he would.

By remaining on the roster through the second day of the NFL's waiver period Tuesday, the talented but troublesome wide receiver will get $15.25 million ...

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APNewsBreak: UConn wants to impose own penalties

Feb 8, 2012

By PAT EATON-ROBB, Associated Press

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut has proposed reducing the number of games it will play next season if the NCAA grants a waiver to allow the Huskies to play in the 2013 men's basketball tournament.

The school currently would be barred from ...

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Column: A real chance for change in the BCS

Feb 8, 2012

By TIM DAHLBERG, Associated Press

LSU fans had all but disappeared into the New Orleans night by the final minutes of last month's dreary BCS title game, leaving en masse when they figured out a team that couldn't get past the 50-yard-line wasn't going to magically find a way to cross the goal ...

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A beautiful week awaits at Pebble Beach

Feb 8, 2012

By DOUG FERGUSON, Associated Press

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — In what Robert Louis Stevenson called "the most felicitous meeting of land and sea," the sea was winning Wednesday at Pebble Beach.

Jimmy Walker stood in the bunker next to the sea wall along the 18th fairway, soaking up the scenery.

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FA won't rush to replace Capello before Euro 2012

Feb 8, 2012

By ROB HARRIS, Associated Press

WEMBLEY, England (AP) — The head of the English Football Association says he will not rush to hire Fabio Capello's successor ahead of this year's European Championship.

FA chairman David Bernstein says, "We will put a shortlist together of key people."

Adrian ...

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Phelps using hyperbaric chamber to aid recovery

Feb 8, 2012

By RACHEL COHEN, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Phelps is the latest athlete to use a hyperbaric chamber to aid his recovery from training.

The 16-time Olympic medalist said Wednesday he had been sleeping "at 8,000 feet every night" for almost a year. The 26-year-old swimmer noticed he ...

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Sandusky seeks State College-area jury for trial

Feb 8, 2012

By MARK SCOLFORO, Associated Press

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Jerry Sandusky's lawyer filed court paperwork Wednesday arguing that jurors in his child sex abuse trial should be chosen from the community where he lives and suggesting that a trial delay might be the best way to address the intense ...

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Billups vows return from season-ending injury

Feb 8, 2012

By TOM WITHERS, Associated Press

CLEVELAND (AP) — Chauncey Billups will only watch as the Clippers continue their promising season without him.

This isn't going to be easy.

With his left leg encased in a plastic protective boot and a newly issued crutch standing nearby, Billups sprawled across a ...

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Cuba looks to kids to recover faded boxing glory

Feb 8, 2012

By ANNE-MARIE GARCIA, Associated Press

HAVANA (AP) — Lazaro Perez jabs rhythmically at his rival in a steamy Havana gym, dancing, feinting and punctuating each blow with a grunt.

After the final bell, he thrusts a weary arm skyward in triumph, and a proud smile spreads across a face still years ...

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Univ. of ND will use Fighting Sioux nickname

Feb 8, 2012

By DALE WETZEL, Associated Press

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The University of North Dakota resumed using its contentious Fighting Sioux nickname Wednesday even though it triggered NCAA sanctions, leaving some fans weary of the seven-year fight over a moniker that critics believe is demeaning.

A law ...

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AP source: Wings vs Leafs in 2013 Winter Classic

Feb 8, 2012

By NOAH TRISTER, Associated Press

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A person familiar with the NHL's plan said the Detroit Red Wings will play the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2013 Winter Classic.

The person spoke on the condition of anonymity on Wednesday because the league isn't expected to announce the ...

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Tottenham manager Redknapp cleared of tax evasion

Feb 8, 2012

By ROB HARRIS, Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp was cleared of tax evasion on Wednesday, a 12-0 victory via a British jury that removes a key barrier to his becoming the next coach of England's national team.

The jury of eight men and four women unanimously accepted ...

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Sanchez Vicario says $60M in career winnings gone

Feb 8, 2012

MADRID (AP) — Former tennis star Arantxa Sanchez Vicario said in a book published Tuesday that her parents lost an estimated $60 million in career earnings through mismanagement.

The 40-year-old Sanchez Vicario said her parents were obsessed with her tennis career and controlled most aspects of ...

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