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Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos Suddenly Looking Vulnerable

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning stands on the sidelines during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, in St. Louis. The Rams won 22-7. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning stands on the sidelines during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, in St. Louis. The Rams won 22-7. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Let’s face it: the Denver Broncos suddenly are looking fragile. They need to end their November swoon quickly or even could face the possibility of...


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    HONG KONG—With teams comprising ex-pros from Canada, USA and Europe interlaced with hockey talent from Asia, Hong Kong CIHL produces a fine blend of skills,... Read more

  • Fast action and an electric atmosphere throughout the game added to the pleasure for spectators at the HKHA Premier Division match between Punjab-A and SSSC-A at King’s Park on Saturday Oct 26, 2014. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

    Top Level Hockey Display by SSSC-A and Punjab-A

    HONG KONG—Kings Park Hockey stand was almost full on the afternoon of Saturday Oct 26 to watch Hong Kong Hockey Association Premier Division matches, but... Read more

  • Pittsburgh Penguins' Patric Hornqvist, center, celebrates with Chris Kunitz, and Simon Despres, right, after his goal in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Malkin and Crosby Lift Penguins to 8-3 Rout

    PITTSBURGH— Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby scored two of four second-period goals and the Pittsburgh Penguins netted seven straight in an 8-3 rout of the... Read more

  • In this Feb. 2, 2012 file photo, Hockey Hall of Famer Gordie Howe, part owner of the Western Hockey League's Vancouver Giants, looks on during news conference in Vancouver, British Columbia. Hockey great Gordie Howe has lost some function on the right side of his body after having a stroke Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 in Texas. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck, File)

    Hockey Great Gordie Howe Resting After Stroke

    DETROIT—Hockey great Gordie Howe has lost some function on the right side of his body after having a stroke Sunday in Texas. Howe’s daughter Cathy... Read more

  • New York Islanders partners (L-R) Scott Malkin, Charles Wang and Jon Ledecky hope to bring a fifth tile to town. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

    Islanders Introduce New Owners

    UNIONDALE, N.Y.— The new owners of the New York Islanders have a bold goal for the fallen franchise. “Fifth ring,” Jonathan Ledecky said. Ledecky and... Read more

  • Kory Falite on the attack for Hong Kong Tycoons in their match against Kowloon Warriors in the CIHL league at Mega Ice on Saturday Oct 18. Falite scored 6-goals in his team’s 9-5 win. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

    Tycoons and Aces Display Their Goal Scoring Skills

    HONG KONG—Match of the week in the China Ice Hockey League (CIHL) at Mega Ice was the game between Hong Kong Tycoons and the Kowloon... Read more

  • SSSC-A team members having a conference during their Week-2 match of the 2014-15 season. (Bill Cox)

    SSSC-A Win to Top the Standings

    HONG KONG—Only 3-matches were played on Sunday Oct 19 in Hong Kong Hockey Association Premier Division. Hong Kong Cricket Club (HKCC) beat Kowloon Cricket Club... Read more

  • San Jose Sharks defensemen Matt Irwin (52) and Justin Braun (61) react along with New York Rangers left wing Rick Nash (61) as Sharks goalie Alex Stalock (32) looks over his shoulder into the net after Nash scored the third of three unanswered Rangers goals during the second period of an NHL hockey game at Madison Square Garden in New York, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    Rangers Net 2 in 4 Seconds; Lundqvist Stops Sharks

    NEW YORK— Martin St. Louis and Rick Nash scored 4 seconds apart late in the second period, tying a New York Rangers record, and Henrik... Read more

  • South China Sharks’ Craig Falite attacks the Kowloon Kowloon Warriors goal during their CIHL match at Mega Ice on Saturday Oct 11, 2014. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

    Overtime Needed to Separate Sharks from Warriors

    HONG KONG—After just two weeks of matches the early pecking order in the CIHL2014-15 season is emerging as Sharks, Warriors, Tycoons and Aces. Tycoons vs... Read more

  • A ceremonial Puck-Drop by John Luciw, kicks off the CIHL 2014 League at Mega Ice on Saturday Oct 4, 2014. Watching the ceremony is J Ian Burchett, Canadian Consul General of Hong Kong and Macau, sponsor representatives and League Officials. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

    Convincing Wins for Warriors and Sharks in Season Openers

    HONG KONG—The opening matches of the 2014-15 season of the China Ice Hockey League (CIHL) took place on Saturday evening Oct 4 (8pm until 11pm)... Read more

  • Former Malaysian International Faisal Saari, SSSC-A’s latest recruit, draws out HKFC-B keeper Rob Wilkinson in a goal attempt, but missed by mere inches, Sunday Oct 5, 2014. (Eddie So)

    Punjab-A Stay Top, Closely Chased by SSSC-A and Khalsa-A

    HONG KONG—Punjab maintain their stranglehold on top of the Men’s Premier League standings with a 6-4 win over KNS-A at King’s Park on Sunday Oct... Read more

  • Alexander van der Heijden gathers the ball for another HKFC-A attack on the Valley-A goal during their Premier Division match on Sunday Sept 28, 2014. HKFC-A won the encounter 8-2. (Eddie So)

    Debuntant Pijpers Coaches Maiden Victory

    HONG KONG—Experienced Dutch international Koen Pijpers baptism to the Hong Kong Premier League proved his coaching worth to Hong Kong Football Club-A when his side... Read more

  • Jordan Zimmermann #27 of the Washington Nationals walks back to the dugout after being relieved in the ninth inning against the San Francisco Giants during Game Two of the National League Division Series at Nationals Park on October 4, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

    Baseball Offseason Trade Scenarios: Jordan Zimmermann, Matt Kemp, Cole Hamels

    Jason Heyward (to the Cardinals) and Shelby Miller (to the Braves) headlined the first major deal of the baseball offseason. Who’s next to be dealt?... Read more

  • Miami Marlins baseball team owner Jeffrey Loria, left, watches as Giancarlo Stanton discusses his record $325 million, 13-year contract at a news conference Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, in Miami. The contract is the most lucrative for an American athlete and the longest in baseball history. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

    Big Deals on Minds of Owners During MLB Meetings

    KANSAS CITY, Mo.— Yankees President Randy Levine offered a succinct response when asked what he thought about the Marlins and outfielder Giancarlo Stanton breaking the... Read more

  • Kansas City Royals' Billy Butler hits an RBI single against the Chicago White Sox during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    AP Source: Billy Butler and A’s Reach 3-Year Deal

    OAKLAND, Calif.— A person with knowledge of the negotiations says free agent designated hitter Billy Butler and the Oakland Athletics have agreed to a $30... Read more

  • Atlanta Braves' Jason Heyward scores after hitting a home run in the first inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Heyward to Cards, Braves Get Miller in 4-man Deal

    ATLANTA—The Atlanta Braves dealt outfielder Jason Heyward and reliever Jordan Walden to the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday for pitcher Shelby Miller and a minor-leaguer... Read more

  • Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson walks off the mound with a fresh baseball as Boston Red Sox's Christian Vazquez rounds the bases on his two-run home run off during the second inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    D-backs Acquire Pitcher Hellickson From Rays

    PHOENIX— The Arizona Diamondbacks have acquired right-hander Jeremy Hellickson from the Tampa Bay Rays. The trade, announced Friday night, is the first major move by... Read more

  • FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2014, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw winds up during the second inning of Game 4 of baseball's NL Division Series against the St. Louis Cardinals in St. Louis. Kershaw won the National League MVP award on Thursday, Nov. 13. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

    Clayton Kershaw, Mike Trout Win MVP Awards

    NEW YORK— Clayton Kershaw became the first pitcher to win the National League MVP award in nearly a half-century, coasting an easy victory Thursday. Mike... Read more

  • FILE - This June 18, 2014, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw celebrates his no-hitter against the Colorado Rockies in Los Angeles. Kershaw was a unanimous winner for his third NL Cy Young Award after leading the majors in victories and ERA and throwing a no-hitter. Kershaw earned the honor for the second year in a row, getting all 30 first-place votes in balloting by the Baseball Writers' Association of America announced Wednesday, Nov. 12. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

    Clayton Kershaw, Corey Kluber Win Cy Young Awards

    NEW YORK— Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw was a unanimous choice for his third NL Cy Young Award, and Cleveland’s Corey Kluber edged Seattle’s... Read more

  • In this Oct. 26, 2014, file handout photo, provided by the Metropolitan Transportation Agency shows the heavily damaged vehicle in which Dominican baseball player Oscar Taveras was killed along with a young woman passenger, near the city of Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. Dominican officials say that young St. Louis Cardinals prospect Oscar Taveras was drunk at the time of his fatal car crash. (AP Photo/Metropolitan Transportation Agency, File)

    Official: Taveras Was Drunk During Fatal Crash

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic—St. Louis Cardinals rookie outfielder Oscar Taveras was drunk at the time of his fatal car crash last month in his Caribbean homeland,... Read more

  • Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter walks back to the dugout after making a pitching change during the sixth inning of Game 4 of the American League baseball championship series against the Kansas City Royals Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    Baseball Looking at More Ways to Speed Up

    PHOENIX— Joe Torre was pleased with the first season of baseball’s replay challenge system, even if teams were not always sure what could be reviewed... Read more

  • Japan's Shohei Otani of Nippon Ham Fighters delivers a pitch against Major League All-Stars at Game 1 of their exhibition baseball games in Osaka, western Japan, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. Japan won the game 2-0. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

    Maeda Blanks MLB All-Stars to Help Japan Win 2-0

    OSAKA, Japan— Kenta Maeda pitched five scoreless innings as Japan defeated the Major League Baseball All-Stars 2-0 on Wednesday in the first game of five... Read more

  • In this June 21, 2014, file photo, Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams walks in the dugout before the Nationals' baseball game against the Atlanta Braves in Washington. Williams has been chosen NL Manager of the Year after guiding the Nationals to the league's best record in his first season on the job. Williams got 18 first-place votes and 109 points in balloting by the Baseball Writers' Association of America announced Tuesday, Nov. 11. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

    Showalter, Williams Voted MLB Managers of the Year

    NEW YORK—Baltimore’s Buck Showalter was voted AL Manager of the Year for the third time on Tuesday, and Washington’s Matt Williams won the NL honor... Read more

  • U.S. All Star team, Seattle Mariners Robinson Cano hits against Japan's Giants/Tigers team in the first inning at Japan US All Star baseball in Nishinomiya, western Japan, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

    Longoria Grand Slam Powers MLB All-Stars In Japan

    NISHINOMIYA, Japan— Evan Longoria hit a grand slam and the Major League Baseball All-Stars survived a late rally to beat a split Japan squad 8-7... Read more

  • FILE - This July 12, 2014, file photo shows Chicago White Sox's Jose Abreu batting against the Cleveland Indians during a baseball game in Cleveland.   Abreu was a unanimous winner of the AL Rookie of the Year award, Monday Nov. 10, 2014.   (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)

    Abreu, DeGrom Voted Baseball’s Rookies of the Year

    NEW YORK—Jose Abreu and Jacob deGrom were far from the major leagues at the start of 2013. Abreu was playing for Cienfuegos in Cuba, and... Read more

  • FILE - This is a 2014, file photo showing Michael Cuddyer of the Colorado Rockies baseball team. The New York Mets have agreed to a two-year contract with Cuddyer, the first major free agent to switch teams this offseason. The Mets announced the move Monday, Nov. 10, 2014. The 35-year-old is a two-time All-Star and was the NL batting champion in 2013 with the Rockies. (AP Photo/ Gregory Bull, File)

    Mets Reach Deal With Free Agent OF Michael Cuddyer

    NEW YORK— Ready to go on a long-overdue playoff run, the New York Mets realized they owed their pitching staff — and fans — a... Read more

  • Seattle Mariners' Raul Ibanez, right, 'rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run against the Boston Red Sox in the fifth inning of a baseball game, Monday, July 8, 2013, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

    Ibanez, Martinez Among 8 Candidates to Manage Rays

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— Bench coach Dave Martinez and Raul Ibanez are among eight candidates on the preliminary list the Tampa Bay Rays are considering for... Read more

  • Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York City, circa 1965. The stadium is the home of the New York Yankees baseball team. (Agence France Presse/Getty Images)

    Hot Stove Reading, Remembering Yankee Stadium: Fifties

    The 2014 baseball season belongs to history as do so many others. Now as we move into winter, it’s time for hot stove news and... Read more

  • FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2013, file photo, New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez heads to the dugout during their 5-1 loss to the Boston Red Sox  in a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston. The U.S. government says New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez paid his cousin almost $1 million to keep secret Rodriguez's use of performance enhancing drugs. In court documents filed last week in Miami, federal prosecutors say Rodriguez paid $900,000 last year to settle a threatened lawsuit by Yuri Sucart, who had worked as Rodriguez's personal assistant. Sucart, in a letter from his lawyer, threatened to expose Rodriquez's PED use if he wasn't paid $5 million.(AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)

    Lawyer: A-Rod Admitted Steroid Use to DEA

    MIAMI— A lawyer for the University of Miami’s former pitching coach says Alex Rodriguez admitted to federal investigators he used steroids. Attorney Frank Quintero Jr.,... Read more

  • FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2014, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws a pitch during the second inning of Game 4 of baseball's NL Division Series against the St. Louis Cardinals in St. Louis. Kershaw has been voted the player of the year in balloting by his fellow major leaguers. The players' union said Monday, Nov. 3, that Kershaw also won the Marvin Miller Man of the Year award. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

    Kershaw Finalist for NL MVP and Cy Young Award

    NEW YORK— Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw is among the finalists for the NL Most Valuable Player and the Cy Young Award, in position... Read more

  • FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2013, file photo, New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez arrives at the offices of Major League Baseball in New York. The owner of a now-defunct Florida clinic was charged Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, with conspiracy to distribute steroids, more than a year after he was accused of providing performance-enhancing drugs to New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez and other players. Federal court records show Anthony Bosch is charged with one count of conspiracy to distribute testosterone.  (AP Photo/David Karp, File)

    US Prosecutors: A-Rod Paid Cousin to Be Quiet

    MIAMI— The U.S. government says New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez paid his cousin almost $1 million to keep secret Rodriguez’s use of performance enhancing... Read more

  • San Francisco Giants' Pablo Sandoval rides in a vehicle during the victory parade for the 2014 World Series baseball champions on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Sandoval Among 12 Receiving Qualifying Offers

    NEW YORK— San Francisco Giants World Series star Pablo Sandoval was among 12 free agents given $15.3 million qualifying offers Monday by their former teams... Read more

  • Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, left, congratulates Nick O'Leary on a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Boston College in Tallahassee, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014.  (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)

    No. 1 Florida State Edges Boston College 20-17

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla.— Quarterback Jameis Winston trotted onto the water-logged field at Doak Walker Stadium with aspirations of a second consecutive national championship on the line... Read more

  • Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) runs for a touchdown during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against the Colorado on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)

    Mariota Has 4 TDs, Ducks Beat Buffaloes 44-10

    EUGENE, Ore.— Marcus Mariota threw for 323 yards and three touchdowns and ran for 73 yards and another score in perhaps his last game at... Read more

  • Alabama running back Derrick Henry (27) scores a touchdown during the first half an NCAA college football game against Western Carolina, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

    No. 2 Alabama Rolls Past Western Carolina 48-14

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala.— Derrick Henry rushed for two touchdowns and scored a third on a catch, all in the first half, to lead No. 2 Alabama... Read more

  • Georgia Tech's D.J. White, center, celebrates after intercepting a pass in the third quarter of an NCAA college football game against Clemson, Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, in Atlanta. Georgia Tech won 28-6. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Georgia Tech Locks Up Berth in ACC Title Game

    ATLANTA— While enjoying an off week, No. 17 Georgia Tech clinched a spot in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game Thursday night. The Yellow Jackets... Read more

  • Duke quarterback Anthony Boone (7) is tackled by North Carolina's Nazair Jones (90) during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Durham, N.C., Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. North Carolina won 45-20. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

    Mistakes Send No. 25 Duke to 45–20 Loss to UNC

    DURHAM, N.C.— A return to the Atlantic Coast Conference title game slipped out of Duke’s hands — in large part because the 25th-ranked Blue Devils... Read more

  • Kansas State quarterback Jake Waters (15) looks for an open receiver as West Virginia's Kyle Rose (93) closes in on him during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Morgantown, W.Va., on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris Jackson)

    No. 12 Kansas State Beats West Virginia 26-20

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va.— Jake Waters threw for a career-high 400 yards and a touchdown, Tyler Lockett returned a punt for a score and No. 12 Kansas... Read more

  • Kansas's Jamari Traylor reacts after missing a shot during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against the Kentucky, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    No. 1 Kentucky Shuts Down No. 5 Kansas 72-40

    INDIANAPOLIS— Dakari Johnson scored 11 points, Andrew Harrison had 10 and No. 1 Kentucky used a dominant defense to blow out No. 4 Kansas 72-40... Read more

  • Michigan State's Lourawls Nairn Jr. (11) makes a pass against Duke's Jahlil Okafor during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, in Indianapolis.  (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    No. 4 Duke Rolls Past No. 19 Michigan St. 81-71

    INDIANAPOLIS— Jahlil Okafor spent last year’s State Farm Champions Classic trying to pick a school. He spent Tuesday night methodically picking apart one of America’s... Read more

  • Alabama quarterback Blake Sims (6) runs with the ball away from Mississippi State linebacker Matthew Wells during the second half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

    Alabama Rolls to No. 1, but Race for No 4 Heats Up

    With just three weeks until the College Football Playoff committee releases its final rankings, Alabama, Oregon and Florida State seem to be in control of... Read more

  • Stanford guard Amber Orrange, center, is defended by Connecticut forward Morgan Tuck (3) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    No. 1 UConn Women Stunned by No. 6 Stanford 88-86

    STANFORD, Calif.— Amber Orrange made a go-ahead jumper with 1:38 left in overtime and the tying 3-pointer with 1.4 seconds remaining in regulation, sending No... Read more

  • Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon celebrates after their 59-24 win over Nebraska in an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, in Madison, Wis. Gordon rushed for a major college-record 408 yards and four touchdowns in the game. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

    Gordon Near Top of Heisman Race After Record Day

    Melvin Gordon will have to wait until next month to learn if he’s the third Heisman Trophy winner in Wisconsin’s history. The Badgers’ running back,... Read more

  • Florida State wide receiver Ermon Lane (1) gets past Miami defensive back Dallas Crawford, left, for a first down in the first half an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

    No. 2 Florida State Escapes, Tops Miami 30-26

    MIAMI GARDENS, Fla.— Nothing seems to bother Florida State. Distractions off the field, deficits on the field, nothing has derailed the Seminoles for 26 games... Read more

  • Arkansas fans prepare for the winter weather with warm clothing before Arkansas' NCAA college football game against LSU in Fayetteville, Ark., Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Sarah Bentham)

    Arkansas Ends SEC Streak With 17-0 Win Over LSU

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.— Brandon Allen threw for 169 yards and Arkansas snapped a 17-game Southeastern Conference losing streak with a 17-0 win over No. 20 LSU... Read more

  • Georgia running back Todd Gurley (3) runs between Auburn linebacker Justin Garrett (26) and Auburn linebacker Cassanova McKinzy (8) to score a touchdown in the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

    Georgia Blows Out Auburn 34-7 In Gurley’s Return

    ATHENS, Ga.— Nick Chubb shared the spotlight in Todd Gurley’s return, with both backs rushing for more than 100 yards in No. 16 Georgia’s 34-7... Read more

  • TCU running back Aaron Green (22) gets away from Kansas linebacker Michael Reynolds (55) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

    Jayhawks Put No. 5 TCU to Test in 34-30 Loss

    LAWRENCE, Kan.— One week after its fans pulled down the goalposts to celebrate a win over lowly Iowa State, Kansas nearly gave them a much... Read more

  • Northwestern wide receiver Kyle Prater (21) catches a touchdown pass against Notre Dame safety Drue Tranquill (23) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in South Bend, Ind., Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    Northwestern Rallies to Beat No. 15 Irish 43-40

    SOUTH BEND, Ind.— Jack Mitchell kicked a 45-yard field goal with 19 seconds left to force overtime and then kicked a 41-yard field goal to... Read more

  • Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon (25) breaks away from Nebraska's Corey Cooper for a 62-yard touchdown run during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

    Gordon Sets Rush Record, Wisconsin Routs Nebraska

    MADISON, Wis.— Melvin Gordon rushed for a major college-record 408 yards and four touchdowns and No. 22 Wisconsin overcame three early turnovers to take control... Read more

  • Kentucky's Karl-Anthony Towns (12) shoots next to Grand Canyon's Matt Jackson, right, and during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, in Lexington, Ky. (AP Photo/James Crisp)

    No. 1 Kentucky Cruises Past Grand Canyon, 85-45

    LEXINGTON, Ky.— Andrew Harrison scored 16 points and No. 1 Kentucky dominated Grand Canyon in every phase during an 85-45, season-opening blowout on Friday night... Read more

  • FILE - Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett makes remarks during a news conference after a Penn State Board of Trustees meeting in this Nov. 10, 2011 file photo taken in State College, Pa. Corbett disclosed the resignations of Environmental Protection Secretary Christopher Abruzzo and Glenn Parno, a top lawyer in the Department of Environmental Protection, in separate announcements hours apart Thursday Oct. 2, 2014.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

    Email Shows Penn St. Narrowly Missed Death Penalty

    HARRISBURG, Pa.— A 2-year-old email from NCAA’s top lawyer, filed Thursday in a court case, documents just how close Penn State came to having its... Read more

  • Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) carries the ball in the first quarter during an NCAA college football game against Utah on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

    Oregon up to No. 2 in Playoff Rankings; TCU to 4th

    Oregon jumps undefeated Florida State and moves into second in the College Football Playoff rankings while TCU takes over the fourth spot. Mississippi State remains... Read more

  • Image Caption: Novak Djokovic of Serbia poses with the ATP trophy on day eight of the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals at O2 Arena on November 16, 2014 in London, England. (Julian Finney/Getty Images)

    Federer Defaults the ATP London Final, Djokovic Stays the 2014 World Champion

    ATP London Finals—It was supposed to happen like many expected, a dream world tour final between Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer. The match was scheduled... Read more

  • Czech Republic’s Tomas Berdych plays a return to Croatia’s Marin Cilic, during their singles ATP World Tour tennis finals match at the O2 arena in London, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    Tomas Berdych Bounces Back at ATP Finals

    LONDON— Tomas Berdych recovered from his poor start at the ATP Finals and stayed in contention for a spot in the semifinals by beating Marin... Read more

  • Switzerland’s Roger Federer follows his shot to Japan’s Kei Nishikori during their singles ATP World Tour tennis finals match at the O2 arena in London, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    Ageless Wonder: 33-year Old Federer Still Has It

    LONDON— He never stops going. For a player described as a spent force a year ago, Roger Federer is proving he still has it. After... Read more

  • Switzerland’s Roger Federer plays a return to Japan’s Kei Nishikori during their singles ATP World Tour tennis finals match at the O2 arena in London, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    Federer Wins 2nd Round-Robin Match at ATP Finals

    LONDON— Roger Federer made the most of Kei Nishikori’s erratic play Tuesday to secure a 6-3, 6-2 victory and move closer to a semifinal spot... Read more

  • Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal talks with the media in front of  the hospital after successfully undergoing an operation to remove his appendix in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Nov 5, 2014. A month ago, the tennis star tried to play through suspected appendicitis at the Shanghai Masters but acknowledged experiencing discomfort and was ousted in the second round by fellow Spaniard Feliciano Lopez. Nadal tried to treat his appendix with antibiotics before opting for an appendectomy. Nadal's appendix was removed on Monday using laparoscopy or key-hole surgery, a statement said. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

    Nadal to Receive Stem Cell Treatment for Back Pain

    BARCELONA, Spain— Rafael Nadal’s doctor says the 14-time Grand Slam winner will receive stem cell treatment on his ailing back. Angel Ruiz-Cotorro told The Associated... Read more

  • Andy Murray of Great Britain and Kei Nishikori of Japan prior to their round robin match during the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena on November 9, 2014 in London, England. (Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

    London Calling–ATP World Finals Showdown in the O2 Arena

    It’s the final countdown on the man’s ATP tour. The eight best of the world arrived in London and they are hot and ready, to... Read more

  • Brazilian football player David Luiz applauds Serbia's Novak Djokovic (R) after winning the final match against Canada's Milos Raonic at the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 indoor tennis tournament on Nov 2, 2014 at the Bercy Palais-Omnisport (POPB) in Paris. (FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

    Djokovic Cruises in Paris to His 20th Masters Title

    PARIS—New dad Novak Djokovic returned to the ATP tour for the Paris Masters and showed once again why he is the number one. The Serb... Read more

  • Milos Raonic (L) shakes hands with BNP Paribas Masters champion Novak Djokovic at the Palais Omnisports de Bercy on Nov. 2, 2014 in Paris, France. (Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

    Mission Accomplished for Milos Raonic in Paris

    What a week in Paris it’s been for Milos Raonic. The big Canadian reached the ATP Masters 1000 tournament final before bowing out to world... Read more

  • Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates after he won his final against David Goffin of Belgium at the Swiss Indoors ATP tennis tournament on October 26, 2014 in Basel. (FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

    Murray Wins Marathon Final in Valencia While Federer Cruises to Win Basel

    ATP TOUR – After Shanghai the men’s ATP tour tournaments moved to Europe with the latest finals on Sunday Oct 26. In Basel Switzerland, two... Read more

  • Serena Williams of the US poses with her trophy after defeating Simona Halep of Romania at the finals of the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) finals in Singapore on October 26, 2014. (MOHD FYROL/AFP/Getty Images)

    World No. 1 Serena Williams Wins the World Championship Title in Singapore

    SINGAPORE— The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) Finals in Singapore has exceeded all expectations. Held for the first time in Singapore, it is estimated that the... Read more

  • Switzerland's Roger Federer returns a ball to Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin during their round of sixteen match at the Swiss Indoor tennis tournament at the St. Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland, on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Keystone, Georgios Kefalas)

    Federer Beats Istomin in Swiss Indoors 2nd Round

    BASEL, Switzerland— Top-seeded Roger Federer again had to fight back from a set down before beating Denis Istomin 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 to reach the quarterfinals... Read more

  • Spain's Rafael Nadal returns a ball to France's Pierre-Hugues Herbert during their round of sixteen match at the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament at the St. Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland, on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014.  (AP Photo/Keystone,Georgios Kefalas)

    Nadal Into Quarterfinals; Federer Into 2nd Round

    BASEL, Switzerland—After Rafael Nadal reached the Swiss Open quarterfinals in 57 minutes with a 6-1, 6-1 win against Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert, top-seeded Roger Federer crushed... Read more

  • (L-R) Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark, Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland, Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic, Serena Williams of USA, Maria Sharapova of Russia, Ana Ivanovic of Serbia, Eugenie Bouchard of Canada and Simona Halep of Romania pose for a photo at the Gardens by the Bay during previews for the WTA Finals at Singapore Sports Hub on October 18, 2014 in Singapore. (Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

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  • Roger Federer of Switzerland returns a shot during his final match against Gilles Simon of France during the day 8 of the Shanghai Rolex Masters at the Qi Zhong Tennis Centre, Shanghai, China on Oct 12.  (Zhong Zhi/Getty Images)

    Federer Wins the Shanghai Masters

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  • Maria Sharapova of Russia and Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic pose with their trophies during the medal ceremony after the Women’s Single Final on day nine of the China Open at the China National Tennis Center on October 5, 2014 in Beijing, China. (Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

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  • Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates winning the Men's Single Final on day nine of the China Open at the China National Tennis Center on October 5, 2014 in Beijing, China. (Feng Li/Getty Images)

    Djokovic, Sharapova Unbeatable at China Open 2014

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  • Peng Shuai of China and partner Andrea Hlavackova of the Czech Republic in action during the women's doubles final against Cara Black of Zimbabwe and Sania Mirza of India during day eight of the China Open at the China National Tennis Center on October 4, 2014 in Beijing, China. (Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

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  • Martin Klizan of Slovakia returns a shot against Rafael Nadal of Spain during day seven of the China Open at the China National Tennis Center on October 3, 2014 in Beijing, China. (Emmanuel Wong/Getty Images)

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  • Rafael Nadal of Spain waves after winning against Peter Gojowczyk of Germany during men's singles second round match at the China Open tennis tournament in the National Tennis Center of Beijing on October 2, 2014. (WANG ZHAO/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • BEIJING, CHINA - OCTOBER 01: Novak Djokovic of Serbia returns a shot against Vasek Pospisil of Canada during day five of the China Open at the China National Tennis Center on October 1, 2014 in Beijing, China. (Feng Li/Getty Images)

    Rain in Beijing, Turns China Open Into an Indoor Tournament

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  • lbion's Tim Phillips (blue kit) tries to progress against Swiss XI in their Yau Yee League First Division match at Sports Road on Sunday Nov. 16, 2014. A late score by Swiss XI secures a 1-0 win. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

    Wanderers Head Yau Yee League with Come-back Win

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  • United States' Mix Diskerud, right, and Alejandro Bedoya celebrate after scoring a goal against Republic of Ireland during the international friendly soccer match between the at the Aviva stadium, Dublin, Ireland, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

    Klinsmann Says US Failed ‘to Digest’ World Cup

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  • FIFA President Sepp Blatter announces Russia to host the 2018 World Cup during the announcement of the host country for the 2018 soccer World Cup in Zurich, Switzerland, on Dec. 2, 2010. FIFA has cleared Russia and Qatar of any wrongdoing in their winning bids for the next two World Cups. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

    FIFA Files ‘Criminal Complaint’ Over World Cup Bids

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  • Michael J Garcia (L), Chairman of the investigatory chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee, and Hans-Joachim Eckert (R), Chairman of the adjudicatory chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee, gesture during a press conference at the FIFA's headquarter on July 27, 2012, in Zurich. (Sebastien Bozon/AFP/Getty Images)

    Scandals Are Forever for FIFA as World Cup Hosting Saga Drags On

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  • People watch as the facade of the historical Bolshoi Theatre is illuminated with the official emblem of the 2018 FIFA World Cup to be held in Russia in central Moscow on late Oct. 28, 2014. World football boss Sepp Blatter on Tuesday opposed any boycott of the 2018 World Cup in Russia and backed the huge preparations undertaken by President Vladimir Putin's government for the mega event. (Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty Images)

    Promises, Promises – but FIFA Just Can’t Admit It Has a Problem

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  • Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (R) shakes hands with FIFA President Joseph Blatter after Russia was announced as the host for the 2018 soccer World Cup in Zurich, Switzerland. (AP Photo/Kurt Schorrer)

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    GENEVA—A long-awaited day of judgment on World Cup hosts Russia and Qatar turned into another day of FIFA disarray. Nearly four years after FIFA chose... Read more

  • Argentina's Lionel Messi scores a goal during the international friendly soccer match between Argentina and Croatia at the Boleyn Ground in London, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

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  • Wanderer's Terry Harris (white kit) shield's the ball from Albion's Ned Buck Millington and Tom Taw during their Yau Yi League Division 1 match at Hong Kong Football Club on Sunday Nov 9. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

    Premier League Unchanged, USRC Regain Yau Yee League Leadership

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  • Thierry Henry of the New York Red Bulls acknowledges the crowd as he leaves the first game against the D.C. United on Nov. 2, 2014, in Harrison, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

    Thierry Henry Leads New York Red Bulls Past DC United in MLS Playoffs

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  • United States forward Abby Wambach (20) celebrates a goal with teammates Heather O'Reilly (9), Carli Lloyd (10) and Sydney Leroux in the second half against Costa Rica during the CONCACAF championship soccer match in Chester, Pa., Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. The United States defeated Costa Rica 6-0. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)

    Wambach Has 4 Goals in 6-0 US Win Over Costa Rica

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  • Chelsea's Eden Hazard celebrates scoring his team's sixth goal during the Group G Champions League match between Chelsea and Maribor at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Britain, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    Champions League Resumes With a Flurry of Goals

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  • United States' Alex Morgan is checked by a team trainer during the first half of a CONCACAF Women's Championship soccer game against Guatemala on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, in Bridgeview, Ill. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    Alex Morgan to Miss 4-6 Weeks With Ankle Injury

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  • Toronto FC captain Steven Caldwell acknowledges the crowd following the club's final home game of the MLS regular season against the Montreal Impact in Toronto on Sat. Oct. 18, 2014. (The Canadian Press/Darren Calabrese)

    Toronto FC’s Slim MLS Playoff Hopes End at Hands of Montreal Impact

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  • A drone flies over the Partizan stadium during the Euro 2016 Group I qualifying match between Serbia and Albania in Belgrade, Serbia, Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. A European Championship qualifier between Serbia and Albania was suspended on Tuesday after pitch skirmishes involving players and fans over an Albanian flag that was flown above the stadium by a drone. (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic)

    Another Drone Flies Over Match in Albania

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  • FILE - In this June 11, 2014, file photo, United States' head coach Juergen Klinsmann talks during a news conference at the Sao Paulo FC training center in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Major League Commissioner Don Garber has criticized Klinsmann for saying some players' careers were damaged by returning to the league. Klinsmann said Monday, Oct. 13, 2014,  that decisions by Clint Dempsey and Michael Bradley to play in MLS rather than for European clubs make it "very difficult for them to keep the same level that they experienced at the places where they were." (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

    Garber Criticizes Klinsmann Over Donovan, MLS View

    NEW YORK— Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber took the extraordinary step Wednesday of criticizing U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann for not taking Landon Donovan to... Read more

  • KCC Dragons goalkeeper fends off a challenge from Wanderers’ Terry Harris, watched by defenders Paul McGunnigle and Ryan Gonsalves, Oct 12, 2014. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

    Shatin Head Promotion Push From HKFA Division One

    HONG KONG—The disrupted start to the new Premier League continued last weekend due to the international round with Hong Kong victors 2-1 over Singapore on... Read more

  • United States' Landon Donovan celebrates his teammate Mix Diskerud's goal in the first half of an exhibition soccer match against Ecuador in East Hartford, Conn., Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. Donovan was making his last international soccer appearance. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    Donovan Hits Post in US Finale, 1-1 Vs Ecuador

    EAST HARTFORD, Conn.— Landon Donovan ran onto a backheel pass from Jozy Altidore in the 25th minute, looked at the goal from 12 yards and... Read more

  • Premier League Wins for I-Sky Yuen Long, South China and Sun Pegasus

    HONG KONG—The disrupted start to the new Premier League continues with some teams completing their third or fourth games whilst some have only played one... Read more

  • This is a Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014 file photo of Marussia driver Jules Bianchi of France as he leads Caterham driver Kamui Kobayashi of Japan during the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix at the Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka, central Japan. The parents of Formula One driver Jules Bianchi said Wednesday Nov. 19, 2014 he has been taken out of an artificial coma and repatriated from Japan to a French hospital. Bianchi, who crashed during last month's Japanese Grand Prix, remains in a critical condition with severe head injuries, his parents said in a statement. (AP Photo/Toru Takahashi, File)

    Jules Bianchi Coma Condition Update: F1 Driver Out of Coma, Taken to France

    NICE, France—Formula One driver Jules Bianchi is showing signs of recovery following a life-threatening crash, and is breathing unaided after being taken out of an artificial coma and... Read more

  • Kevin Havick drives in the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship series auto race, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, in Homestead, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

    Harvick Wins Homestead to Claim 1st Championship

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  • Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevrolet, practices for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Nov. 15, 2014, in Homestead, Florida. (Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

    Tony Stewart’s 15-Year Winning Streak on Line in Finale

    HOMESTEAD, Fla.—Tony Stewart moved slowly through the garage, still hobbled a bit by a lingering limp in his surgically repaired right leg. He’s sluggish on foot, in... Read more

  • Matt Crafton discusses his chances of winning back to back NASCAR Camping World Truck series championships during a press conference in Homestead, Fla, Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

    Crafton Clinches NASCAR Truck Series Championship

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  • Marcus Ericsson of Sweden and Caterham drives during the Formula One Russian Grand Prix at Sochi Autodrom on October 12, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Clive Mason/Getty Images)

    Caterham F1 Raises Enough Through Crowdfunding to Race at Abu Dhabi

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  • Nico Rosberg celebrates after winning the Formula One Brazilian Grand Prix at the Interlagos racetrack in Sao Paulo, Brazil on November 9, 2014. (Nelson Almeida/AFP/Getty Images)

    Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg Wins Formula One Brazilian Grand Prix, Keeps Championship Hopes Alive

    Nico Rosberg won the Formula One Brazilian Grand Prix Sunday, ensuring that his championship fight with Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton will not be resolved until... Read more

  • Denny Hamlin practices for the NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Ariz., Friday, Nov. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

    Hamlin Wins Pole for Critical Race at Phoenix

    AVONDALE, Ariz.—With their title hopes on the line, most of the championship contenders delivered Friday with strong qualifying runs at Phoenix International Raceway. Denny Hamlin... Read more

  • Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg, of Germany, steers his car in the qualifying session for the Formula One Brazilian Grand Prix at the Interlagos race track in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014. Rosberg clocked the fastest time (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

    Brazil Grand Prix 2014: Live Stream, TV Channel, Time, Qualifying Results for F1 Race

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  • Driver Jeff Gordon sits in his car as he prepares to drive during practice for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014.   (AP Photo/Larry Papke)

    Gordon Angry With Keselowski After Johnson’s Win

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  • Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, of Britain, races his car during the Formula One US Grand Prix auto race at the Circuit of the Americas, Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Formula One 2014: Lewis Hamilton Wins US Grand Prix, Moves Closer to Title

    AUSTIN, Texas—Lewis Hamilton got the better of Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg once again, winning Sunday’s U.S. Grand Prix to edge closer to his second Formula One world championship. Hamilton leads Rosberg by 24 points with two... Read more

  • Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes GP celebrates following his victory in the Formula One United States Grand Prix at Circuit of The Americas on Nov. 2, 2014 in Austin, United States. (Clive Mason/Getty Images)

    Mercedes Driver Lewis Hamilton Makes It Five in a Row at Formula One United States Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas

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  • Williams driver Valtteri Bottas, of Finland, drives through the course during qualifying for the Formula One U.S. Grand Prix auto race at the Circuit of the Americas, Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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  • Ryan Newman, driver of the #31 Caterpillar Chevrolet, stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on Nov. 1, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images for Texas Motor Speedway)

    NASCAR 2014: Ryan Newman 2nd-Fastest in Final Practice at Texas

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  • Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel, of Germany, drives through a turn during the second practice session for the Formula One U.S. Grand Prix auto race at the Circuit of the Americas, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    Formula One 2014: Rosberg Edges Hamilton for Pole at US Grand Prix

    AUSTIN, Texas—Nico Rosberg earned a chance to tighten the Formula One championship race with Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton by winning pole position Saturday for the U.S. Grand Prix. Rosberg edged Hamilton by .376 seconds at the Circuit... Read more

  • Kyle Busch celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Trucks series auto arce at Texas Motor Speedway on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Bob Booth)

    Kyle Busch Wins Truck Race at Texas

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  • Marussia driver Max Chilton drives during the third free practice session of the inaugural Russian Grand Prix at the Sochi Autodrom in Sochi on October 11, 2014. (Yuri Kadobnov/AFP/Getty Images)

    Marussia, Caterham Withdrawals Leaves US F1 GP With 18-Car Grid

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  • Brad Keselowski celebrates after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Talladega Superspeedway, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Talladega, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

    Keselowski Keeps Title Hopes Alive at Talladega

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  • A ball of fire shoots from the back of Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s (88) car as his crew pushes him off pit road during the NASCAR Sprint Cup series Bank of America 500 auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris Keane)

    Earnhardt: ‘Going to Talladega to Try to Win’

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  • The #8 Toyota TS 040 Hybrid driven by Sebastien Buemi and Anthony Davidson won the FIA WEC Six Hours of Fuji Sunday. (http://newsroom.toyota.eu/)

    Toyota Triumphs at Home WEC Race, Six Hours of Fuji

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  • Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain steers his car during the first free practice at the Sochi Autodrom Formula One circuit, in Sochi, Russia, Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. The inaugural Russian GP will be held on Sunday in Sochi, the Black Sea resort that hosted this year's Winter Olympics. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

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  • ROCKING MONTE CARLO: Street trials rider Danny MacAskill performs at the Red Bull Energy Station ahead of the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit de Monaco on May 22nd, 2014 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco (Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

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  • Marussia driver Jules Bianchi of France leads Caterham driver Kamui Kobayashi of Japan during the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix at the Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka, central Japan, Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Toru Takahashi)

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  • Marussia's Max Chilton drives during the inaugural Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix at the Sochi Autodrom in Sochi on October 12, 2014.(Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty Images)

    F1′s Marussia Files Bankruptcy

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  • Roman Kreuziger of Team Tinkoff-Saxo rides during the Stage Six time trial of the Vuelta al Pais Vasco on April 12, 2014 in Markina, Spain. (David Ramos—Velo/Getty Images)

    UCI, WADA Appealing Kreuziger Case

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  • Kazakhstan's Astana WorldTour cycling team compete in the men's team time trial at the 2014 UCI Road World Championships in Ponferrada on September 21, 2014.(Javier Soriano/AFP/Getty Images)

    Astana’s UCI License Under Review Due to Doping

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  • Sky's Christopher Froome competes during the 15th stage of the 69th edition of the Vuelta a España on September 7, 2014. Froome will be riding for Great Britain in the Worlds. (Jaime Reina/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Movistar's Nairo Quintana chats with race leader Alberto Contador of Tinkoff-Saxo before the start of Stage 11 of the 69th Vuelta a España. Quintana crashed after 14 minutes of racing and had to withdraw. (Jaime Reina/AFP/Getty Images)

    Movistar’s Nairo Quintana Crashes Out of Vuelta a España

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  • Tinkoff's Alberto Contador crosses the finish line of the Stage Ten of the Vuelta a España, a 36,7 km individual time trial from Real Monasterio de Sta. Maria de Veruela to Borja on September 2, 2014. ( Jaime Reina/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Chris Froome of Team Sky climbs the Col du Beal during Stage Two of the Criterium du Dauphine, on June 9, 2014. If he is healthy, the Sky leader has the best chance to win the Vuelta. (Kristof Van Accom/Getty Images)

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  • Chris Horner (L) rides during Stage 17 of the 2014 Tour de France on July 23, 2014 in Saint-Lary Pla d'Adet, France. (Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

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  • Nairo Quintana wears the pink jersey of the overall leader during Stage 18 of the 2014 Giro d'Italia, May 29, 2014. Movistar says Nairo Quintana and Alejandro Valverde will share leadership roles for the team at the Vuelta a España. (AP Photo/Fabio Ferrari, File)

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    Ivan Basso Follows Peter Sagan to Tinkoff-Saxo Cycling Team

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  • Nairo Quintana of Movistar on his way to winning the nineteenth stage of the 2014 Giro d'Italia, a 27km Individual Time Trial. (Bryn Lennon—Velo/Getty Images)

    Quintana, Valverde Co-Leading Movistar at Vuelta a España

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  • Alberto Contador (L) rides in the pack during the Stage Seven of the 101st edition of the Tour de France cycling race on July 11, 2014. (Jeff Pachoud/AFP/Getty Images)

    Alberto Contador Contesting Stage Wins in the Vuelta

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  • Chris Froome of Team Sky receives medical attention after being crashing early in Stage Four of the 2014 Le Tour de France on July 8, 2014 in Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, France. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

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