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Sochi cleans up as world leaves Olympics behind

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — By the busload, the world's athletes and visitors rolled toward Sochi's airport and took off for home Monday, fresh from a Winter Games experience that many Russians pronounced a smashing success and that the Olympic movement's chief enthusiastically labeled a victory for the region and the host nation. "Yes! We did it!" one Olympic volunteer exulted as she darted into the night.

Last Updated on Monday, 24 February 2014

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Junior back in Victory Lane _ at Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. cruised down pit road, stopping just long enough for Rick Hendrick to climb halfway inside his window for the short lift to Victory Lane.

Last Updated on Monday, 24 February 2014

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Nets' Collins becomes NBA's 1st openly gay player

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jason Collins heard his name called by Nets coach Jason Kidd early in the second quarter and headed to the scorer's table to check in.

Last Updated on Monday, 24 February 2014

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Wall, Beal lead Wizards past Cavaliers 96-83

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Washington Wizards lost Nene to a knee injury, and then won the game with a strong effort on defense.

Last Updated on Monday, 24 February 2014

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Thompson fuels No. 24 OSU's 2nd half rally, 64-46

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Coach Thad Matta was angry that his listless Ohio State Buckeyes were down by 10 points at halftime.

Last Updated on Monday, 24 February 2014

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US hoping 7 sliding medals brings more momentum

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — An hour after his last race at the Sochi Olympics, U.S. bobsled driver Steven Holcomb stood near the finish line of the sliding track and started to take a look over the snow-capped mountains.

Last Updated on Monday, 24 February 2014

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Gophers, Buckeyes both desperate to build momentum

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — It's getting close to the only time of year when winning streaks mean much in college basketball.

Last Updated on Saturday, 22 February 2014

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Golden dream gone, US plays Finland for bronze

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — The United States hockey team came to Russia for Olympic gold.

Last Updated on Saturday, 22 February 2014

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