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You Can Play calls on NHL players, fans to fight homophobia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nellie Fitzpatrick raised the Philadelphia Flyers jersey presented to her as the team's "community teammate" of the night, turned her head to her left and smooched her wife right on the lips.

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 January 2016

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Djokovic, Williams win Australian Open semifinals

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic called it the best he has ever played against old foe Roger Federer. Serena Williams was just being her dominant self.

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 January 2016

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Browns hire Andrew Berry as head of player personnel

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns need smarter decisions from their front office. They've put another Ivy Leaguer in place to help them brainstorm.

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 January 2016

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IOC's Bach: Refugees will be honored at Rio Olympics

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A group of refugee athletes will march together in the opening ceremony of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in a symbol of hope for the world's migrants, IOC President Thomas Bach said Thursday.

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 January 2016

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True or not, match-fixing charges overshadow Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The "Happy Slam" got off to a somber start when allegations of match-fixing in tennis overshadowed the opening day of play at the Australian Open.

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Pollard leads Dayton to 73-37 win over Saint Louis

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Kendall Pollard scored 18 points and grabbed eight rebounds as Dayton notched its fifth-straight win, rolling to 73-37 win over Saint Louis on Wednesday night.

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 January 2016

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Kuznetsov, Neal replace Ovechkin, Toews as NHL All-Stars

NEW YORK (AP) — Evgeny Kuznetsov will replace Washington Capitals teammate Alex Ovechkin, and James Neal of the Nashville Predators will replace Jonathan Toews of the Chicago Blackhawks at this weekend's NHL All-Star Game.

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LeBron says criticism he undermines coaches is unfair

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James disdains the notion he's a coach killer.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 January 2016

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