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Wennberg lifts Blue Jackets over Canucks 2-1 in shootout

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Columbus coach John Tortorella wasn't looking for any special fanfare in his first visit to Vancouver since the Canucks fired him after a single season.

Last Updated on Friday, 05 February 2016

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Manziel not charged despite claims he hit ex-girlfriend

CLEVELAND (AP) — Despite disturbing allegations that he struck his ex-girlfriend, troubled Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has not been charged with a crime and two Texas police departments have closed their cases on a possible assault.

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Wisconsin wins 5th straight, beats Ohio State 79-68

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The conversation in the locker room at halftime between Wisconsin interim coach Greg Gard and forward Nigel Hayes was brief and to the point.

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Holy trees spark debate on future of Olympic downhill course

JEAONGSEON, South Korea (AP) — The long-term future of the downhill course for the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics is coming under the spotlight this weekend at the Alpine skiing test event for the games.

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Reliever J.J. Hoover and Reds argue salary arbitration case

PHOENIX (AP) — J.J. Hoover and the Cincinnati Reds argued their salary arbitration case Thursday, with the reliever asking for a raise from $535,000 to $1.4 million and the team arguing for $1,225,000.

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IAAF looking into claims of state-sanctioned doping in China

BEIJING (AP) — The IAAF is investigating the authenticity of a two-decade-old letter published in Chinese media that suggests state-sanctioned doping in the 1990s, and casts doubt on the longstanding world records set by Wang Junxia in the women's 3,000 and 10,000 meters.

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Referees try to turn heads, earn spot in NCAA Tournament

CINCINNATI (AP) — Since the first jump ball of the season rose from their hands, the 1,000 or so referees who work men's Division I college basketball games have been trying to turn heads and earn a spot in the NCAA Tournament.

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FIFA candidates make late push for African support

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — FIFA presidential candidates made a late push Friday for support in Africa, the confederation with the largest number of votes in this month's election.

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