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March 30, 2015 - 6:21am
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PARIS (AP) — Former Formula One driver Franck Montagny has been handed a two-year suspension by the sport's governing body after testing positive for a metabolite of cocaine.

The Frenchman failed the anti-doping control last November at a Formula E race in Malaysia and had been provisionally suspended since Dec. 23.

After hearing his case, FIA's Anti-Doping Disciplinary Commission said Montagny's ban will end on Dec. 23, 2016.


March 30, 2015 - 5:35am
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NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The head of the breakaway Turkish Cypriot soccer association says he's determined to follow through with a decision to join the ranks of the Cyprus Football Association that would do away with decades of isolation.

Hasan Sertoglu says he's already dispatched a letter notifying FIFA that the Cyprus Turkish Football Association is bringing its statutes in line with international norms. He said that will enable them to join the FIFA and UEFA...

March 30, 2015 - 4:12am
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March 30, 2015 - 4:07am
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ALICANTE, Spain (AP) — The joint leaders of the Volvo Ocean Race, Dongfeng Race Team, were forced to quit the fifth leg early Monday when their mast broke in the Southern Ocean.

The incident could hardly have happened in a worse spot for the Chinese boat, 240 nautical miles (445 kilometers) from Cape Horn in southern Chile, one of the most remote places on Earth.

The breakage in the top section of the mast means the team cannot properly maneuver the...

March 30, 2015 - 4:01am
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GENEVA, Ill. (AP) — The Kane County Cougars are partnering with Two Brothers Brewing Company to have a special craft beer to mark the team's 25th season in Geneva.

The (Elgin) Courier-News reports ( ) that "Raging Cougar Ale" will be on tap at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark starting at the Class A minor league team's opening game on April 9. The team's Major League Baseball affiliate, the Arizona Diamondbacks, also will have the beer at Chase Field in...

March 30, 2015 - 2:11am
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BOSTON (AP) — Prosecutors are expected to wrap up their case against Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) with testimony from medical examiners who'll describe the fatal injuries to two people, including an 8-year-old boy.

The prosecution is expected to rest its case on Monday in the first phase of the trial. The same jury that considers 30 federal charges against Tsarnaev will hear additional evidence during the trial's second phase to...

March 30, 2015 - 1:22am
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The fiancee of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez will take the stand for a second day of testimony in his murder trial.

Shayanna Jenkins on Monday is expected to talk about a box she disposed of from their basement the day after Odin Lloyd was killed in 2013. Lloyd was dating Jenkins' younger sister.

Jenkins was compelled to testify under a grant of immunity. She wore her engagement ring on the stand Friday, although she rarely...

March 29, 2015 - 11:40pm
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PHOENIX (AP) — Russell Westbrook had 33 points, nine rebounds and seven assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied from 20 points down to beat the Phoenix Suns 109-97 on Sunday night.

D.J. Augustin scored 13 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter for the Thunder, who snapped a four-game road skid. Steven Adams had 13 points and 16 rebounds, and Dion Waiters scored 18 points.

Oklahoma City pulled away with a dominant fourth quarter and stayed 2 1/...

March 29, 2015 - 11:38pm
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — NBC Sports Network analyst Brian Engblom needed stitches after taking a puck to his forehead late in the second period of the Pittsburgh Penguins' 3-2 shootout victory over the San Jose Sharks on Sunday night.

Penguins star Sidney Crosby tipped Brenden Dillon's outlet pass over the glass with 1:42 left in the period. The puck deflected right at Engblom, who was broadcasting from the ice-level area between the teams' benches at CONSOL Energy Center....

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