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Sports spotlight back on Sochi amid Crimea crisis

Overshadowed by the international crisis over Ukraine, Russia welcomes the sporting world back to Sochi this week for Winter Paralympics that will be snubbed by some politicians and will struggle to match the successful Winter Olympics that ended less than two weeks ago in the Black Sea resort.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 March 2014

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Iditarod musher flown to hospital after ordeal

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race musher was flown to a hospital after a harrowing ordeal that included crashing his sled, hitting his head on a stump and later falling through ice and breaking his ankle.

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Browns release troubled WR Davone Bess

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns have parted ways with wide receiver Davone Bess, following one disappointing season and a disturbing off season.

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Pistorius' character questioned over gun incident

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — A month before he fatally shot his girlfriend, Oscar Pistorius cajoled a friend into taking the blame when a gun was accidentally fired under the Johannesburg restaurant table where he and other friends were sitting, according to testimony Wednesday in the double-amputee runner's murder trial.

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10-second rule to go up for NCAA approval Thursday

NEW YORK (AP) — A proposed rule change that would penalize college football offenses for snapping the ball before 10 seconds had run off the 40-second play clock is scheduled to be reviewed one last time by an NCAA committee on Wednesday.

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Anisimov leads Blue Jackets, 4-2 over Stars

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — While Artem Anisimov has found another level of play, the Blue Jackets are still trying to find how to keep the pressure on as they chase a playoff spot.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 March 2014

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Buckeyes' Meyer prowling sidelines after surgery

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Three days removed from surgery to relieve pressure from a cyst on his brain, Urban Meyer supervised Ohio State's first day of spring practice on Tuesday.

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Green scores 24, Spurs beat Cavaliers 122-101

CLEVELAND (AP) — They found the open man. They made the extra pass. They moved the ball with stunning efficiency.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 March 2014

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