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February 13, 2016 - 1:15pm
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PARIS (AP) — Runaway leader Paris Saint-Germain dropped points for only the fourth time in the league this season when it was held to a 0-0 home draw by Lille on Saturday.

PSG hosts Chelsea in the last 16 of the Champions League on Tuesday, and coach Laurent Blanc clearly had that game in mind as he left star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic out of his squad.

But PSG still fielded a strong side with Edinson Cavani leading the attack — and missing two good...

February 13, 2016 - 12:57pm
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VIKERSUND, Norway (AP) — The leader of the ski jumping World Cup, Peter Prevc, soared to another victory in Vikersund on Saturday.

The Slovenian jumped 238.5 meters in the first round and almost as long in the second for a total of 457.6 points.

Johann Andre Forfang of Norway finished in second with 439.4 points while another Slovenian, Robert Kranjec, was third with 429.5 points.

The win also meant Prevc increased his lead at...

February 13, 2016 - 12:57pm
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LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — West Bromwich Albion scored from its sole shot on target to beat Everton 1-0 Saturday for only its 2nd Premier League win this year.

Baggies' top scorer Solomon Rondon struck home from close range in the 14th minute after Jonas Olsson's flick on.

Everton manager Roberto Martinez will be left wondering just how his midtable team failed to score given its almost total dominance of possession.

West Brom's...

February 13, 2016 - 12:49pm
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CHICAGO (AP) — Blackhawks forward Artemi Panarin is expected to play Saturday night against Anaheim after missing two games with an illness.

Panarin participated in Chicago's optional morning skate, and coach Joel Quenneville says the rookie will be in the lineup against the Ducks.

The 24-year-old Panarin, who has played on Chicago's second line with Artem Anisimov and Patrick Kane for most of the season, is second on the team with 34 assists and 52...

February 13, 2016 - 12:49pm
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TORONTO (AP) — All-Star forward Chris Bosh says he will have further exams on his strained right calf when he returns to Miami, trying to determine the extent of the problem.

Bosh was with teammates for the Eastern Conference All-Star practice Saturday, but will not play in Sunday's game. He dropped out Friday, and the league selected Atlanta's Al Horford to take his place.

The Heat forward says the issue has been "lingering" for about a week and...

February 13, 2016 - 12:41pm
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MOSCOW (AP) — American Mac Bohonnon and Alina Gridneva of Russia won the men's and women's rounds of the aerials World Cup in Moscow on Saturday.

Bohonnon took the win with a back double full-full-full jump for 124.43 points, with his U.S. teammate Jonathon Lillis second on 116.37. When Bohonnon landed his jump, Lillis rushed to celebrate together.

Russia's Ilya Burov was third on 115.84.

Bohonnon had started the event slowly,...

February 13, 2016 - 12:27pm
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Kentucky coach John Calipari was ejected and had to be held back by three players after he received two technical fouls less than 3 minutes into the 22nd-ranked Wildcats game at South Carolina on Saturday.

Official Doug Sirmons gave Calipari a technical at the 17:34 mark of the opening half. When Calipari advanced toward him shouting, Sirmons threw him out of the game. That's when Calipari's anger increased with three players stepping in front to...

February 13, 2016 - 12:11pm
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SWANSEA, Wales (AP) — Swansea goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski was unable to stop a 69th-minute header from Shane Long as Southampton won 1-0 on Saturday, pushing the Welsh club closer to the drop zone.

Long connected with a cross from James Ward-Prowse at the Liberty Stadium, sending the ball into the bottom left corner despite Fabianski getting his hands to it.

Southampton is still chasing a European spot next season while Swansea is only three points...

February 13, 2016 - 12:01pm
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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo scored two goals to lead Real Madrid to a 4-2 win over Athletic Bilbao on Saturday, provisionally lifting it into second place in the Spanish league.

Ronaldo opened the scoring in the third minute before Javier Eraso quickly leveled for the Basques in a back-and-forth first half at the Santiago Bernabeu that finished with James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos giving Madrid a 3-1 lead at halftime.

Madrid defender...

February 13, 2016 - 11:58am
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NORWICH, England (AP) — Dimitri Payet scored one goal and set up another to inspire West Ham's comeback from two goals behind in a 2-2 draw at Norwich in the Premier League on Saturday.

Two days after signing an improved deal with West Ham, the France midfielder again showed his worth by slotting home from close range in the 74th minute to make it 2-1, before laying the ball off for Mark Noble to equalize from the edge of the area in the 76th.

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