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--WINTER OLYMPICS UNDERWAY IN SOCHI
Competition begins at the Winter Olympics, 32 hours before the Opening Ceremony.
--BLACKHWAKS BEAT DUCKS IN SHOWCASE EVENT
In a game boasting the NHL's two best teams and 15 Olympians, Chicago beats Anaheim 2-0.
--BECKHAM ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR MIAMI TEAM
David Beckham turns team owner, launches plans for new MLS team in Miami.
--SPURS BEAT WIZARDS FOR 16TH STRAIGHT TIME
San Antonio extended its dominance of Washington to 16 straight wins.
--MADRID, BARCA ON TRACK FOR COPA DEL REY FINAL
Real Madrid and Barcelona on track for a 'Clasico' Copa del Rey final after both win the opening legs of their semifinals.
--IOC CHIEF SLAMS WORLD LEADERS FOR POLITICIZING OLYMPICS
IOC chief slams world leaders for using the Winter Olympics to promote political ideas.
--BRAZILIAN PLAYERS THREATEN STRIKE OVER FAN ATTACK
Brazil's pre-World Cup dramas continue, with players threatening to go on strike in this weekend's Sao Paulo state championship due to an attack by angry fans at a training ground.
---SWANSEA FIRES LAUDRUP AS HEAD COACH
Swansea fires Danish great Michael Laudrup as head coach, just a year after giving the Welsh club its first major trophy.
--PIETERSEN'S ENGLAND CAREER OVER AFTER ASHES WHITEWASH
Former England cricket captain Kevin Pietersen had his international career ended after nine turbulent years.
--CALLAHAN SHRUGS OFF TRADE TALK TO LEAD RANGERS VICTORY
New York Rangers captain Ryan Callahan shakes off trade talk to score the first two goals in a 5-1 win over Colorado.
--CHELSEA WINS AT MAN CITY TO OPEN UP EPL TITLE CHASE
Chelsea enlivens the English Premier League title race with a 1-0 win at championship favorite Manchester City.
--IOC CHIEF BACKS SOCHI SECURITY MEASURES
IOC chief Thomas Bach backs Russia's security measures for Sochi Olympics.
--WIMMING GREAT THORPE GOES INTO REHAB AFTER BRING FOUND 'DISORIENTED'
Olympic swimming great Ian Thorpe is in rehabilitation after being round disoriented on a Sydney street.
--THUNDER GRINDS PAST GRIZZLIES WITH DURANT AGAIN THE KEY
Oklahoma City beats Memphis to exact some revenge for last season's playoff defeat.
--CORINTHIANS FANS ATTACK PLAYERS AT TRAINING
Angry Corinthians fans attack players at training in further sign of Brazilian football's ills ahead of this year's World Cup.
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