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February 10, 2016 - 10:52am
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TRONDHEIM, Norway (AP) — Germany's Eric Frenzel extended his lead at the top of the Nordic combined World Cup standings after winning Wednesday's event in Trondheim.

The reigning champion started the 10-kilometer cross-country race 27 seconds behind Akito Watabe of Japan after the ski jumping.

Frenzel caught Watabe by the four-kilometer point and stayed close behind before passing him with three kilometers left and easing away to win 15.9 seconds...

February 10, 2016 - 10:16am
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EMBU, Kenya (AP) — Two Kenyan athletes banned for doping at the 2015 world championships say the chief executive of Athletics Kenya, the country's governing body for track and field, asked them each for a US $24,000 bribe to reduce their suspensions.

Joy Sakari and Francisca Koki Manunga have told The Associated Press that CEO Isaac Mwangi asked for the payment in an Oct. 16 meeting. They said they could not raise the money. They were banned until 2019....

February 10, 2016 - 10:03am
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ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Second-seeded Marin Cilic of Croatia reached the World Tennis Tournament quarterfinals on Wednesday with a 7-6 (2), 7-6 (7) second-round win against Gilles Muller of Luxembourg.

Neither player faced a break-point in the first set, but Muller saved five in the second.

Cilic had two match points at 6-4 in the tiebreak, but then saved a set point at 7-6 down as Muller fought back strongly.

The 2014 U.S...

February 10, 2016 - 9:19am
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LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron has expressed concern about the price of tickets for Premier League games after Liverpool fans staged a mid-match walkout.

Cameron was asked in the House of Commons on Wednesday about plans by the Football Supporters' Federation to advocate mass walkouts at games in protest over ticket prices.

Cameron responded by saying "there is a problem here where some teams and some clubs put up prices very...

February 10, 2016 - 8:52am
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TOP 25 BASKETBALL
Men

No. 14 Iowa State at Texas Tech, 9 p.m.

No. 15 Texas A&M at Alabama, 8 p.m.

No. 16 SMU vs. Tulsa, 9 p.m.

No. 20 Providence at Marquette, 7 p.m.

No. 21 Baylor at Kansas State, 8:15 p.m.

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Women
February 10, 2016 - 8:51am
4 min 46 sec ago

LEECHBURG, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania school board voted to let a high school basketball team play while police investigate alleged hazing-related assaults over the last decade.

The Leechburg Area School Board also on Tuesday night voted to hire an independent law firm to review the allegations.

Leechburg police Chief Mike Diebold characterized the incidents as "assaults," and say they involved use of a stick and had sexual connotations. The...

February 10, 2016 - 8:34am
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MOSCOW (AP) — Ukrainian biathlete Olga Abramova has been provisionally suspended after failing a drug test for a newly banned substance.

The Ukrainian Biathlon Federation says Abramova, who recorded two top-10 finishes at last year's world championships, tested positive for the metabolism booster meldonium while competing in the World Cup series.

She tested positive on Jan.10, nine days after the substance was officially added to the World Anti-...

February 10, 2016 - 8:31am
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MOUNT GILEAD, Ohio (AP) — Former Ohio State star running back Maurice Clarett has admitted driving under the influence.

He pleaded guilty under a deal with prosecutors and received a suspended 60-day jail sentence Monday.

Court records show all but three days were suspended. Clarett must serve two years of probation and undergo a driver intervention program. His driver's license was suspended for 180 days. Clarett's attorney didn't immediately return...

February 10, 2016 - 8:04am
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PHOENIX (AP) — First baseman Mitch Moreland has agreed to a $5.7 million, one-year contract with the Texas Rangers, avoiding a salary arbitration hearing set for Wednesday.

Moreland gets a raise without an arbitration hearing for the third year in a row. He will be eligible for free agency after this year's World Series.

Moreland made $2,975,000 last season, when he hit .278 with 23 home runs and 85 RBIs in 132 games, starting 110 of those at first...

February 10, 2016 - 7:31am
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FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The United States starts its pursuit of a fourth straight gold medal in women's Olympic soccer over the next two weeks at the CONCACAF qualifying tournament in Texas.

The Americans, coming off their first World Cup title since 1999, face Costa Rica on Wednesday night in Frisco to open the group stage, then play Mexico and Puerto Rico in Group A.

Group B includes Canada, Guatemala, Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana....

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