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Two-platoon system thriving for No. 1 Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Whether top-ranked Kentucky could beat the NBA's winless Philadelphia 76ers isn't the point for a squad looking strong enough to beat everybody else in college basketball....

Ivy title at stake for Harvard, Yale in The Game

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) -- Beating Yale year after year has its advantages, but Harvard defensive back Norman Hayes still felt as if he were missing something....

Union appeals Adrian Peterson's suspension

The NFL players' union on Thursday appealed the league's suspension of Adrian Peterson and demanded an independent, neutral arbitrator hears the case....

NASCAR: Johnson says Harvick was correct winner

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Jimmie Johnson believes NASCAR's new championship format produced the correct champion and a Ryan Newman victory would have been "tough to swallow for the sport."...

Rio merchandise sales aim to reach $400 million

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- The head of licensing for the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro says merchandise sales could reach 1 billion reals ($400 million)....

Vick changed NFL with legs, but arms still win

The milestone came and went, chronicled with a blurb that got second billing to the news that his team actually won a game....

FIFA to review World Cup corruption report

GENEVA (AP) -- FIFA will further review the 2018 and 2022 World Cup corruption investigation, putting the status of hosts Russia and Qatar back in question....

Nike nixes tribute shoe plan after Iverson protest

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Nike is pulling back on plans for a shoe that sneakily honors Allen Iverson after the former NBA superstar questioned whether the company could use his old number and team colors while he's endorsed by rival Reebok....

Rugby punts bounding through college football

PHOENIX (AP) -- Hawaii punter Scott Harding takes the snap, runs toward the sideline and surveys the oncoming rush before unleashing an end-over-end kick....

Winless 76ers headed toward NBA futility mark

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Ellen DeGeneres used her monologue on Wednesday's show to speak right to the heart of Philadelphia 76ers fans....

NFL to relocate Bills home game against Jets

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- A severe snowstorm has forced the Buffalo Bills to leave town to play their home game against the New York Jets this weekend....

Ferrari confirms that Fernando Alonso is leaving

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Ferrari has confirmed that two-time Formula One champion Fernando Alonso is leaving the team after the final race of the season....

Raptors beat undermanned Grizzlies 96-92

TORONTO (AP) -- Healthy bodies were hard to come by for Memphis on Wednesday night....

Spurs top LeBron again, 92-90

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Out of timeouts, LeBron James had no choice but to hurry up the floor. With the clock ticking down, James tried to dribble behind his back and had the ball - and game - bounce away....

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