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Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide

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--UKRAINE PREPARES FOR US FRIENDLY AGAINST BACKDROP OF TURMOIL BACK HOME

With their nation divided and in turmoil, Ukraine's national team feels responsibility to unite the people ahead of friendly against the United States

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--HOWARD AND HARDEN BRING JAMES, HEAT BACK TO EARTH

A day after his record points haul, LeBron James and the Miami Heat were brought back to earth with a loss against Houston.

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--BARCELONA CAPTAIN PUYOL ANNOUNCES DEPARTURE

Barcelona's iconic captain Carles Puyol says he will leave the club at the end of the current season.

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--WITNESS CRIES AT RECALL OF SCREAMS AT PISTORIUS TRIAL

A witness in the Oscar Pistorius trial cries when recalling the screams she heard on the night of the shooting.

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--AVALANCHE BEATS BLACKHAWKS TO TIGHTEN CENTRAL RACE

Colorado tightens the race in the NHL Central Division with a 4-2 win over Chicago, moving within a point of the Blackhawks