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Minnesota coach Jerry Kill retiring, cites health reasons

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota coach Jerry Kill abruptly retired because of health reasons on Wednesday, ending his efforts to rebuild the Golden Gopher football program during a tenure that included a series of game-day seizures.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 October 2015

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Including Platini, FIFA accepts 7 in presidential race

GENEVA (AP) — Seven men are in the running to replace Sepp Blatter as FIFA president, with Michel Platini's candidature accepted but pending because of his suspension from soccer.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 October 2015

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Obama honors US women's soccer team for World Cup victory

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama welcomed the U.S. women's 2015 World Cup champion soccer team to the White House Tuesday, saying the team's victory with class, excitement and style inspired the whole country.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 October 2015

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'Stomp' joins Harlem Globetrotters for a cool video shoot

NEW YORK (AP) — It's the ultimate mashup of athleticism and theater — the Harlem Globetrotters have teamed up with "Stomp."

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 October 2015

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IOC suspends Kuwait's national Olympic committee

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the second time in five years, Kuwait has been suspended by the IOC for political interference, leaving its athletes in limbo for next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 October 2015

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Harvick: "I don't need to defend myself" after Talladega

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kevin Harvick says he did not intentionally cause a wreck at Talladega Superspeedway to preserve his spot in NASCAR's playoffs.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 October 2015

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German soccer officials knew about payment, Zwanziger says

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — In a political feud that could tarnish the reputation of Franz Beckenbauer, the former president of the German soccer federation has accused 2006 World Cup officials of knowing about a questionable payment to FIFA as early as 2002.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 October 2015

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Cavs: LeBron says he feels good, will start in season opener tonight

INDEPENDENCE — LeBron James will be in the starting lineup tonight at 8 when the Cavaliers open the regular season against the Chicago Bulls at the United Center.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 October 2015

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