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Protests over Russian anti-gay law focus on Sochi

NEW YORK (AP) — Despite seven months of international outcry, Russia's law restricting gay-rights activity remains in place. Yet the eclectic protest campaign has heartened activists in Russia and caught the attention of its targets — including organizers and sponsors of the Sochi Olympics that open on Feb. 7.

Last Updated on Friday, 31 January 2014

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Goodell: Redskins name honors Native Americans

NEW YORK (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says the Washington Redskins nickname has been "presented in a way that honors Native Americans."

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Mickelson's back better than game in Phoenix Open

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Phil Mickelson worked a lot harder on his ailing back than his game in the last week. It showed in the first round of the Phoenix Open.

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Thomas' mom, grandma have to root from prison

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Demaryius Thomas' mother and grandmother will cheer for the Broncos receiver around the prison TV Sunday, both wearing No. 88 jerseys they crafted with strips of tape.

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Knicks crush Cavs 117-86, win fourth straight

NEW YORK (AP) — J.R. Smith left Anthony Bennett standing still and Tristan Thompson on his backside.

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Johansen's 2 goals push CBJ past Capitals, 5-2

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ryan Johansen has become the young Columbus Blue Jackets' most promising player.

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IOC to review Sochi's final preparations, security

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Five days before the opening ceremony, new IOC President Thomas Bach will convene his inner cabinet to review final preparations and security plans for the Sochi Games and push his agenda for future policy changes in the Olympic movement.

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Suicide bombers called biggest Sochi Olympics risk

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — While Sochi's Olympic venues are now among the most tightly guarded facilities in the world, the rest of this sprawling Black Sea resort looks more vulnerable.

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