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NFL fines Lynch $50,000 for not speaking to media

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) stumbles in the first half of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) stumbles in the first...
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Bucks overcome Knight’s stunning miss, win in 3OTs

Milwaukee Bucks forward Ersan Ilyasova (7) gets a hand on the ball held by Brooklyn Nets guard Alan Anderson (6) with Bucks guard Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) defending during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)...

NBA suspends Hornets’ Jeffery Taylor 24 games

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The NBA has suspended Charlotte Hornets forward Jeffery Taylor for 24 games without pay after he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor domestic violence assault and malicious destruction of hotel property last month. Taylor will get credit for the 11 games...
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Collins, NBA’s 1st openly gay player, retires

Jason Collins, a 13-year NBA veteran and the NBA’s only openly gay player, announces his retirement at a news conference before a basketball game between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, in New York. Collins joined the Nets in February...
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Kidd booed in return to Brooklyn as Nets coach

Milwaukee Bucks coach Jason Kidd pauses during a timeout in the first half of the Bucks’ NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets, the team he coached last season, in his first appearance back at the Barclays Center, Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, in New York. (AP...
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Spurs top LeBron again, 92-90

Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James, left, passes around San Antonio Spurs’ Tim Duncan during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak) Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James, left, passes around San...
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Police report names Vols players in investigation

FILE – In this Oct. 4, 2014, file photo, Tennessee linebacker A.J. Johnson (45) leaps over the Florida offensive line towards Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel, left, during an NCAA college football game in Knoxville, Tenn. Tennessee has suspended leading tackler Johnson and...
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Air bag system approved for World Cup ski races

Marcel Hirscher competes on his way to the second place, during an alpine ski, men’s World Cup slalom race, in Levi, Finland, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta) Marcel Hirscher competes on his way to the second place, during an alpine ski, men’s World...
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FIFA files criminal complaint over World Cup bids

FILE – In this Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010 file photo FIFA President Sepp Blatter announces Russia to host the 2018 World Cup during the announcement of the host country for the 2018 soccer World Cup in Zurich, Switzerland. FIFA has cleared Russia and Qatar of any wrongdoing in...
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NFL suspends Peterson for at least rest of season

FILE – In this Nov. 4, 2014, file photo, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson speaks to the media after pleading no contest to an assault charge in Conroe, Texas. Peterson will meet with the NFL on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, about possible reinstatement with the...