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  • Bills use snowmobiles to leave Buffalo for Detroit
    (Reuters) - The Bills made their way out of snowbound Buffalo for Detroit on Friday, utilizing snowmobiles to pick up players living near Ralph Wilson Stadium as they prepared to play their weather-delayed game against the New York Jets on Monday. The National Football League team was able to get every player and coach to the airport and on the plane to head for their hastily arranged, Monday night game, the league website reported. ...

  • Spain's Ciganda shares lead at Tour Championship

    Carlota Ciganda of Spain plays a shot during the 2013 Dubai Ladies Masters golf tournament on December 6, 2013Carlota Ciganda, who made a move up the leaderboard in the middle of her round, jumped into a share of the lead after 36 holes of the windy LPGA Tour Championship. The 24-year-old Spanish golfer fired a five-under 67 on Friday to join first round leader Julieta Granada at seven-under-par 137. Paraguay's Granada, a one-time winner on the US Tour, carded a one-under 71. Ciganda is seeking her first win on the US Tour.




  • Serbian fan killed in Istanbul Euroleague violence: consul
    BELGRADE (Reuters) - A 25-year old Red Star Belgrade fan was stabbed to death in fan violence before the team's Euroleague basketball match at Galatasaray in Istanbul on Friday, the Serbian consul in the Turkish capital told Serbia's state television (RTS). "It was an act of hostility and a terrible tragedy ... I am distraught," Zoran Markovic told RTS. "We had been warning the Turkish authorities for two days prior to the game that it was going to be a high-risk match and we are now trying to make sure that all Red Star fans leave Turkey safely as soon as possible. ...

  • Timberwolves' Martin breaks wrist in scoring 37

    NBA: New York Knicks at Minnesota Timberwolves(Reuters) - Despite playing with a fractured wrist, Minnesota Timberwolves guard Kevin Martin scored 37 points in a win over the New York Knicks this week, the NBA team revealed on Friday. The injury to Martin's right wrist will sideline him indefinitely, the Timberwolves said. A further evaluation over the next few days will determine whether he will need surgery, the team (3-7)said. The injury occurred at 6:48 of the first quarter in Minnesota’s 115-99 win over the visiting Knicks on Wednesday, and Martin went on to register his season-high for points. ...




  • Real edge close to Top 16 as Galatasaray win thriller
    BELGRADE, Nov 21 (Reuters) – Real Madrid are one victory away from reaching Euroleague basketball's Top 16 after a 68-66 win at Lithuanians Zalgiris Kaunas extended their record to 5-1 in the preliminary group stage of the 24-team event on Friday. Elsewhere, Galatasaray ground out a 110-103 double overtime triumph over Red Star Belgrade after the Turkish side's Serbian forward Zoran Erceg hit an audacious three-pointer from almost the halfway line with two seconds to go of regular time. ...

  • NFL taps former league executive to hear Peterson appeal

    Minnesota Vikings Adrian Peterson leaves the field after a season-ending loss to the Green Bay Packers following their NFL NFC wildcard playoff football game in Green BayBy Steve Ginsburg (Reuters) - Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson's appeal of his suspension will be heard on Dec. 2 by former NFL executive Harold Henderson, the league announced Friday. Peterson was suspended by the NFL without pay for at least the remainder of the 2014 season on Tuesday for committing what it termed "abusive discipline" on his son. The players union appealed the suspension, saying the crime occurred in May but Commissioner Roger Goodell imposed a new disciplinary process on Aug. 28. ...




  • Fleming named Germany coach until 2016 Olympics

    Chris Fleming gestures during a Euroleague basketball match in Bamberg, southern Germany, on November 28, 2013The American Chris Fleming has been appointed Germany's head coach until the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games, it was announced on Friday. The 44-year-old will take Germany to the 2015 European Championships, which is a qualifier for the Olympics, having won both the national league and cup titles four times with Bamberg-based top-flight team the Brose Baskets. New Jersey-born Fleming also won Germany's Super Cup title three times with Bamberg and was voted German League coach of the year in 2011.




  • Widespread flooding ahead for snowy western New York: officials

    People carrying shovels walk in the street beside tall snowbanks in BuffaloBy Sarah Irwin EVANS N.Y. (Reuters) - Warm temperatures and rain were forecast for the weekend in the city of Buffalo and western New York, bringing the threat of widespread flooding to the region bound for days by deep snow. Areas where several feet of snow fell this week should brace for significant, widespread flooding, the National Weather Service warned on Friday. Swept by lake effect storms, parts of western New York including Buffalo, received as much as seven feet (2 meters) of snow, an amount equal to a year's worth of accumulation for the region. ...




  • NFL's Peterson vows never to use a switch again

    Minnesota Vikings Adrian Peterson leaves the field after a season-ending loss to the Green Bay Packers following their NFL NFC wildcard playoff football game in Green Bay(Reuters) - Suspended Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson vowed never to use a switch again as a means of discipline and said he was startled to see the injuries it caused to his son. In an interview published Friday by USA Today, the six-time Pro Bowler said he loves his 4-year-old son "more than anyone could ever imagine." The National Football League on Tuesday suspended Peterson for at least the remainder of the season after he entered a no-contest plea in a Texas court to reckless assault of the child. He will not be considered for reinstatement before April 15. ...




  • Relentless Stenson surges into Dubai lead as McIlroy falters

    Stenson of Sweden watches his shot from the third tee during the second round of the DP World Tour Championship in DubaiBy Matt Smith DUBAI (Reuters) - Defending champion Henrik Stenson overcame fatigue to punish hesitant play from overnight pacesetter Rory McIlroy, taking a two-stroke lead over the world number one in the second round of the $8 million DP World Tour Championship on Friday. Stenson, who shot a tournament record 25-under last year, picked up shots at holes one, two and five, and the 38-year-old completed a flawless back nine peppered with four birdies for a round of 66 and a score of 10 under par. “I felt like I hit the wall on 12,” Stenson told reporters. ...