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In this photo provided by Olympictorch2014.com, Olympic torch bearer Evgeniy Komarov rides a bicycle with an Olympic torch at a velodrome during the torch relay in Saransk, Mordoviya republic, Russia, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014. The 65,000-kilometer (40,389 mile) Sochi torch relay, which started on Oct. 7, is the longest in Olympic history. The torch has traveled to the North Pole on a Russian nuclear-powered icebreaker and has even been flown into space. (AP Photo/Olympictorch2014.com)

Unique journey of the Sochi Olympic torch

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From the North Pole to a volcano to outer space, the Olympic torch has been on an incredible road to Sochi. This year's torch relay is the longest in Olympic history, the torch will cover 39,000 miles in only four months. Keep track of the incredible journey here!

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    The Omega Dubai Ladies Masters on the Ladies European Tour was suspended during the first round on Wednesday following the on-course death of a caddie. The caddie’s name was not released, but Dubai media reported the caddie was carrying for Anne-Lise Caudal. The Omega Dubai Ladies Masters began on Wednesday.

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  • Dustin Johnson Used to Play for Himself, But Now He's Playing With a Purpose

    Now, with the support of his fiancée, Paulina, and guidance from Wayne Gretzky, he plays with a purpose, a family at his side, and a U.S. Open already in the bag. The sun is beginning to drop behind the foothills that frame Sherwood Country Club, the Southern California enclave the Gretzkys call home and to which Johnson was recently bestowed an honorary membership.

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  • Trial Starts for Suspect in Ex-NFL Star Will Smith's Murder While Alleged Shooter of Ex-Player Joe McKnight Is Free

    Two former NFL players have been gunned down in separate, apparent road-rage incidents in the New Orleans area this year: former New Orleans Saints player Will Smith in April, and former New York Jets and the Kansas City Chiefs player Joe McKnight less than a week ago, on Dec. 1. While McKnight's family mourns his shocking death and the man suspected of shooting him remains free without charges while the investigation continues, the trial for Smith's accused killer gets underway today. Smith, who was 34 when he died, was drafted by the Saints in 2004 and spent all nine of his NFL seasons with the team.

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  • People Won’t Stop Messing With This UFC Fighter’s Cars

    Anthony Pettis doesn’t seem like the sort of guy you’d want to mess with. Pettis, 29, is a professional mixed martial arts fighter, meaning his chosen occupation is ceremoniously beating other men to a bloody pulp. Between August 2013 and March 2015, Pettis was the UFC Lightweight Champion.

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  • Report: Five-star Najee Harris plans to take all five officials

    Alabama running back commit Najee Harris, the No. 1 player in the 2017 class, says he'll take three additional official visits before making his final decision as an early enrollee, according to an interview with Bleacher Report. Harris, who visited UCLA and Alabama in November, has an upcoming trip to Michigan this weekend and is planning to travel to Cal and USC later this month if time permits. Harris has been committed to the Crimson Tide since his sophomore year and is the crown jewel in Alabama's top-ranked 2017 haul. The 6-foot-3, 226-pound playmaker is the top-ranked player in the 2017 Composite according to the 247Sports. Harris wants to see what Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverines have

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  • Chris Sale joins Red Sox in blockbuster trade

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  • Ezekiel Elliott & Dak Prescott -- Monday Night Clubbin' ... Poppin' Bubbly While Cash Flies (VIDEO)

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    Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard J.R. Smith left the team’s Monday night meeting with the conference rival Toronto Raptors after suffering a scary left knee injury that left the veteran sharpshooter in evident agony on the court at the Air Canada Centre. Smith drove around Raptors defender DeMar DeRozan into the paint, then raised up to loft a floater over the outstretched arms of center Jonas Valanciunas. The ball softly splashed through the net for two points, but as it was doing so, Smith was landing awkwardly on the baseline, jamming his left foot into the ground in a halting step that stopped his momentum and immediately sent him to his knees on the court.

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  • Aroldis Chapman wants a ton of money and he just might get it

    Is Aroldis Chapman worth $100 million? NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — You don’t need to read too far between the lines to know what free-agent closer Aroldis Chapman thinks he deserves on the open market. Chapman, the No. 3 overall free agent on Jeff Passan’s rankings, isn’t coming out and saying he wants $100M but, well, see for yourself.

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  • Wayne Gretzky: 'I've Told DJ He Has to Be More Like Tiger'

    The NHL’s all-time leading scorer told GOLF Magazine if Dustin Johnson, his future son-in-law, wants to maintain his winning ways, he should try to emulate golf’s great one. “I’ve told Dustin he has to be more like Tiger,” Gretzky said. “I don't mean he has to be Tiger — you only get a few athletes like that a century.

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  • The Penguins are playing a brand of hockey from another era — and it’s a treat for hockey fans

    PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins are doing their part this season to single-handedly address the NHL’s ongoing goal scoring shortage. At both ends of the ice. After their 8-5 win over the Ottawa Senators on Monday night — an insane game that featured both teams making a goaltending change, a hat trick, a penalty shot, a fluke goal bouncing off the glass, three replay reviews, and a random appearance by actors Steve Carell and Bryan Cranston in the stands — the Penguins find themselves at the top, and bottom, of pretty much every major offensive and defensive category. Just consider: Their 3.31 goals per game average is the second best in the NHL behind only the New York Rangers. Their 3.04

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  • Brazil will play Colombia in friendly for air crash victims

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) Brazil will play Colombia in a friendly match at the end of January to help victims of the air crash that killed most of the players, staff and directors of soccer club Chapecoense last week. Spokesman Douglas Lunardi also said on Monday that the Brazilian football confederation will donate about $ 1.5 million to Chapecoense. Nineteen of Chapecoense’s players were killed in the crash just outside Medellin, Colombia, as the Brazilian team headed to the first of two matches against Colombian club Atletico Nacional to determine the champion of the Copa Sudamericana – Latin America’s No. 2 club tournament. Earlier, South America’s football confederation Conmebol officially gave

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  • Oklahoma Supreme Court rules tape of OU RB punching woman must be released

    Joe Mixon missed the 2014 season after the punch. The public has a right to see the surveillance tape of Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon punching a woman in the summer of 2014 according to the Oklahoma Supreme Court. Mixon was suspended for the 2014 season after the incident, which left the woman with reported facial fractures.

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  • Report: Cubs close to acquiring Wade Davis from the Royals

    Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that the Cubs are close to acquiring closer Wade Davis from the Royals. It’s been widely speculated today that the Royals would move their talented ninth-inning man and the Cubs were one of the teams listed as interested, so this isn’t a shocker. The Cubs have been looking for a closer as Aroldis Chapman is a free agent. Davis, 31, transitioned full-time to the bullpen in 2014 and instantly became one of the most dominant relievers in baseball. Over the last three seasons, Davis owns a 1.18 ERA with 47 saves and a 234/59 K/BB ratio in 182 2/3 innings. The Royals picked up the $10 million club option for Davis for the 2017 season. He can become a free agent

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  • Orioles won't sign Jose Bautista because their fans don't like him

    The Orioles were brutally honest with Jose Bautista. Well, we found out Tuesday that the Baltimore Orioles are the spiteful ex of baseball. After meeting with Jose Bautisa’s camp Tuesday, the Orioles offered up a cold-blooded reason for passing on the outfielder.

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  • Wolff on Alonso to Mercedes rumors: ‘You have to consider Fernando’

    Toto Wolff has responded to speculation about Fernando Alonso moving to Mercedes for the 2017 Formula 1 season by saying that officials at the team “have to consider” the Spaniard. Just five days after winning his maiden F1 title with Mercedes in Abu Dhabi, Nico Rosberg shocked the motorsport world by announcing his immediate retirement from racing. The news has left Mercedes in need of a driver for 2017, but after boasting the best car on the grid for the past three years, the seat is highly coveted. Alonso has one year to run on his McLaren contract, but has been linked with the drive for 2017 as he looks to win his first World Championship since 2006. Speaking to British broadcaster Sky Sports,

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  • Russell Westbrook Triple-Double Watch: Game 22, in Atlanta

    Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook is threatening to become the first NBA player to average a triple-double since Cincinnati Royals Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson achieved the double-figure points, assists and rebounds mark during the 1961-62 NBA season. A lot has changed in the league since then, which is why Westbrook’s current averages of 32 points, 11.3 assists and 10.8 rebounds would make such a feat a remarkable achievement in line with some of the greatest individual seasons in NBA history. As Westbrook takes on each new opponent while the OKC season drawls on, we’ll be updating his chances at matching the Big O’s feat.

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    Whether you’re a golf fan or not, you surely heard: Tiger Woods is back. The 14-time Major tournament winner had not played in a PGA Tour event since August 2015 before he hit the green this weekend for the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas. 24-year-old Hideki Matsuyama won the tournament, and Woods finished in 15th place out of 18 players (17 after Justin Rose withdrew).

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  • Thomas Bjorn: Five Things to Know About the New Ryder Cup Captain

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    The New York Rangers may be winning, but their head coach, Alain Vigneault, knows they need to be better. Hmmm…this feels familiar for some reason. Oh right, that’s because it was the same story last season, when the Rangers got off to a great start before tailing off then fizzling out in the playoffs. The Rangers head into tonight’s game in Brooklyn with a record of 17-8-1. That’s the good news. Here’s the bad — in five of their last six games, they’ve been held to 25 shots or fewer. On the season, their score-adjusted Corsi has fallen to 26th in the league. “We’re very aware and very conscious of the areas we need to be better at,” Vigneault said, per the New York Post. “We’re playing a team

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  • Novak Djokovic splits with coach Boris Becker

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  • Colts lose LB D'Qwell Jackson to four-game PED suspension

    The Indianapolis Colts will be without their leading tackler for the final four games of the regular season, as the NFL announced linebacker D’Qwell Jackson has been suspended without pay under the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs. Colts LB D’Qwell Jackson is suspended for the next four games. Jackson, who is 33 years old, had started all 12 games for the Colts, with 78 total tackles.

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  • Rich Hill's $48M deal is risky, but the Dodgers are well-equipped to gamble

    In a reunion that makes a ton of sense for both sides, the Los Angeles Dodgers announced Monday that they’ve reached a three-year, $48 million agreement with veteran left-hander Rich Hill. Hill proved to be an excellent addition to the Dodgers rotation last season after being acquired from the Oakland A’s at the trade deadline. Overall, Hill posted a 1.83 ERA over six regular starts for Los Angeles, and a 2.12 ERA when expanded to include his 14 starts with Oakland.

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  • Bryce Harper, Nats at odds over $400M contract demands

    Bryce Harper could leave the Nationals in two years. Start putting away extra money in your piggy banks now, MLB teams, because Bryce Harper is going to be a free-agent after 2018 … probably. Harper is reportedly seeking a record-breaking 10-year, $400 million deal, and that might be outside what the Washington Nationals are willing to pay for his services, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today.

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