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Soccer deaths shed light on Egypt's political struggles

CAIRO (AP) -- The deaths of 22 soccer fans in Egypt cannot be seen simply as a sports tragedy....

Biggest obstacle facing Woods might be between the ears

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The BBC called on Thanksgiving weekend in 2009 looking for insight on the shocking, sordid details about the private life of Tiger Woods and how this would affect his pursuit of golf's most meaningful record....

Gasols' game: Brothers Pau, Marc await NBA All-Star history

NEW YORK (AP) -- Marc Gasol can hardly wait for one of the NBA All-Star game's most mundane moments....

NBA All-Star weekend brings basketball's best to Big Apple

NEW YORK (AP) -- Think basketball is bad in New York now? Marv Albert remembers when fans would go to Madison Square Garden and wouldn't even stick around to watch the Knicks....

South Africa: Hewitt pleads not guilty to rape charges

JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Former Grand Slam doubles champion Bob Hewitt pleaded not guilty to charges of rape and sexual assault of minors on Monday in a court in Johannesburg....

South Korea marks 3-year countdown to Pyeongchang Olympics

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea is marking the three-year countdown to the start of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang....

South Africa: Hewitt pleads not guilty to rape charges

JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- A former Grand Slam doubles champion on trial for rape and sexual assault of minors has pleaded not guilty in a South African court....

Smith's impact goes beyond UNC, basketball after his death

Dean Smith accomplished so much on and off the court during his time as North Carolina's coach, leaving a lasting influence both on the game and the world around him....

No. 20 Ohio State routs Rutgers behind D'Angelo Russell

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) -- After his first college triple-double, Ohio State freshman D'Angelo Russell covered his ears when the questions turned to being a one-and-done player, shooting up on draft boards and being under the ever-watchful eye of NBA personnel....

Knicks' Dolan rips fan in email, tells him to root for Nets

NEW YORK (AP) -- Madison Square Garden chairman James Dolan responded to a Knicks fan who had criticized him with an email wondering if the man is an alcoholic and telling him to root for the Nets instead....

Michael Bradley, Clint Dempsey lead US men past Panama, 2-0

CARSON, Calif. (AP) -- When Michael Bradley curled a corner kick over the Panama defense and into the net for a spectacular goal, Clint Dempsey was unsure exactly how it happened....

France defeats shorthanded US women's soccer team 2-0

LORIENT, France (AP) -- France scored twice early in the second half to defeat the U.S. women's national team 2-0 Sunday in a tuneup game for the World Cup....

Egypt soccer violence revives scrutiny of police

CAIRO (AP) -- The killing of more than 20 soccer fans outside a Cairo stadium in a melee with security forces has revived scrutiny of police tactics in Egypt less than a month after a woman was shot dead during the dispersal of a peaceful protest marking the anniversary of the 2011 uprising....

Hirscher fast in slalom, wins Alpine combined at worlds

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) -- The snow conditions were a little bit of a sticky subject for everyone other than Marcel Hirscher and Ted Ligety....

Dean Smith remembered as 'basketball royalty' at UNC

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- Dean Smith did everything to bring the best out of his North Carolina players....

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