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Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide

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--WINTER OLYMPICS UNDERWAY IN SOCHI

Competition begins at the Winter Olympics, 32 hours before the Opening Ceremony.

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--BLACKHWAKS BEAT DUCKS IN SHOWCASE EVENT

In a game boasting the NHL's two best teams and 15 Olympians, Chicago beats Anaheim 2-0.

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--BECKHAM ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR MIAMI TEAM

David Beckham turns team owner, launches plans for new MLS team in Miami.

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--SPURS BEAT WIZARDS FOR 16TH STRAIGHT TIME

San Antonio extended its dominance of Washington to 16 straight wins.

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--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.

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--IOC CHIEF SLAMS WORLD LEADERS FOR POLITICIZING OLYMPICS

IOC chief slams world leaders for using the Winter Olympics to promote political ideas.

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--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.

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---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.

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--PIETERSEN'S ENGLAND CAREER OVER AFTER ASHES WHITEWASH

Former England cricket captain Kevin Pietersen had his international career ended after nine turbulent years.

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--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.

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--IOC CHIEF BACKS SOCHI SECURITY MEASURES

IOC chief Thomas Bach backs Russia's security measures for Sochi Olympics.

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--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.

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--THUNDER GRINDS PAST GRIZZLIES WITH DURANT AGAIN THE KEY

Oklahoma City beats Memphis to exact some revenge for last season's playoff defeat.

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--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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