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Oscar horse race to be a photo finish – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco ChronicleLOS ANGELES (AP) — Many of the winners who will take home an Oscar on Sunday have long been forecast, their triumph made seemingly self-evident after months of anticipation. That is, except for one little category: best picture. Even in a particularly …Oscar predictions in all 24 categoriesWashington PostThe readers’ Oscar picks are […]

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Non-Stop: Bring back the Liam Neeson who likes to wreak vengeance – The Globe and Mail

The Globe and MailNo one beats the living hell out of bad guys so thoroughly enjoyably on screen as Liam Neeson. It makes no sense, but there it is. The rebirth of dopey rom-com king Matthew McConaughey into a respected, serious, award-winning actor (coined the …Non-Stop: Liam Neeson’s ‘particular set of skills’ still in high […]

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Tiger Woods struggles to 1-over 71 in first round of Honda Classic – CBSSports.com

CBSSports.comTiger Woods didn’t do much on the first day of the Honda Classic. (Getty Images). More Golf: Leaderboard | Rankings | Schedule | Equipment | FedEx Cup | Masters 2014. Tiger Woods had high hopes for his first tournament following disappointing finishes at …Missed Chances For Tiger In First RoundESPNMcIlroy takes the lead at Honda […]

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Oscars: A look back at some early, pioneering roles for black actors – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesNearly three-quarters of a century before the film “12 Years a Slave,” a scathing indictment of slavery, was nominated for nine Academy Awards, Hattie McDaniel won a supporting actress Oscar for playing the loyal slave Mammy in 1939’s “Gone With the Wind …Oscars: 6 Things We Can’t Wait To SeeAccess HollywoodOscar fashion: Hits […]

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Oscars pit gravitas of ‘Slave’ against pull of ‘Gravity’ – Reuters

ReutersLOS ANGELES (Reuters) – To historian Brenda Stevenson, a scholar on American slavery, “12 Years a Slave” is a masterful cinematic work that achieves more than any other film on slavery, so worthy that she plans to screen it in classes at her university, …Academy Awards 2014: Nominees before they were famousNew York Daily NewsTop […]

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Griffin: Defense Was Great – ESPN

ESPNThe Clippers won for the sixth time in eight games, converting 20 Houston turnovers into 30 points. DeAndre Jordan had 13 points and 10 rebounds for his 30th double-double. His previous career high was 12 last season. Jamal Crawford, who had a …Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan a defensive dynamoLos Angeles TimesPreview: Rockets at ClippersReutersGriffin, Collison help […]

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WATCH LIVE: Los Angeles Kings at Colorado Avalanche stream link – NBCSports.com

NBCSports.comLos Angeles struggled going into the Olympic break. On Colorado’s side, it’s all about trying to keep a surprisingly strong season going strong. These two teams employ different styles, but there should be plenty of talent on display, even if Quick and …Los Angeles Kings (31-22-6) at Colorado Avalanche (37-16-5), 10 pm (ET)Kansas City StarKings’ […]

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Rockets-Clippers Preview – ESPN

ESPNThe Pacific Division-leading Los Angeles Clippers have put on a clinic over the last two games. While they’ve also had their way with Houston of late, the surging Rockets are enjoying their best stretch of the season. With both teams looking to stay …3-on-3: Los Angeles Clippers vs. Houston RocketsClipperblog (blog)Houston Rockets (39-18) at Los […]

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The ‘Bachelor’ dumped again, but not by KC’s Nikki Ferrell – Kansas City Star

Kansas City StarWarning: This story contains spoilers about Tuesday night’s episode of “The Bachelor.” Keep your besitos to yourself! Andi Dorfman became yet another “Bachelor” contestant to dump Juan Pablo Galavis this season.The Bachelor’s Chris Harrison: Andi Would Make a Fantastic BacheloretteSeattle Post IntelligencerThe Bachelor Recap: Find Out Which of the Top 3 Ladies Dumped […]

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Mizzou’s Michael Sam gets put to the test at NFL Combine – Kansas City Star

Kansas City StarINDIANAPOLIS — Nearly two weeks to the day after he rocketed into public consciousness by announcing he is gay, Missouri defensive end Michael Sam finally got a chance at the NFL Combine on Monday to do what he’s wanted to all along — put football …Elkington makes disparaging tweet about SamWashington PostSteve Elkington’s […]

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After all the hype, NFL prospect Michael Sam’s combine performance was … – Yahoo Canada Sports (blog)

Yahoo Canada Sports (blog)Former Missouri defensive end Michael Sam previously said he wanted to be judged only by his athletic performance, not his sexual orientation. If that is the case, Sam is not going to like the reviews of his NFL scouting combine performance. Sam …Sam fails to impress on the field at CombineNew York […]

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Chris Harrison on The Bachelor: ‘Essentially, Juan Pablo Was Dumped’ – People Magazine

People MagazineThis week, The Bachelor fans can expect double the episodes and more than double the drama, according to host Chris Harrison, who spoke with PEOPLE Wednesday. Juan Pablo met the families of the four remaining ladies on Monday night’s hometown …Bachelor Episode 8 Recap: Juan Pablo’s Hometown Dates Bring Disapproving …Us MagazineJuan Pablo Goes […]

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Venezuela Streets Blocked as Verbal Bout Heated Before Talks – Bloomberg

BloombergAnti-government protesters blocked streets in Caracas this morning after Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leaders traded insults ahead of a meeting to ease tensions. Demonstrators used tree trunks, sewer drain covers, piled trash bags …Tensions high in Venezuela’s city that sparked unrestUSA TODAYVenezuelan opposition takes cue from Euromaidan?RTVenezuela protests flare anew, gov’t and opposition […]

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North Carolina uses second-half surge to defeat fifth-ranked Duke – Kansas City Star

Kansas City StarCHAPEL HILL, N.C. — There are any number of ways to explain North Carolina’s 74-66 victory over fifth-ranked Duke, one that had a sea of light blue filling the Smith Center court late Thursday night.Lifeless Duke in second half baffles Coach KNews & ObserverCollege Basketball: North Carolina downs No. 5 DukePhilly.comDuke disappeared in […]

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Dwight Howard destroys the Lakers in return and blows their fans a kiss – USA TODAY

USA TODAYDwight Howard played his first game in Los Angeles since since leaving the Lakers for the Houston Rockets, and as expected, fans weren’t exactly happy to see him. The boos started on Houston’s first possession, starting up immediately every time Howard …Lakers, you have a problemLos Angeles TimesLee Jenkins: Wisdom of Howard’s L.A. departure […]

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With Dolphins’ bullying inquiry ended, punishment comes next – Kansas City Star

Kansas City StarThe NFL investigation into Miami’s locker-room harassment scandal is over, but the fallout for the Dolphins is just beginning. More News. Read more NFL News. The future of center Mike Pouncey, offensive line coach Jim Turner and trainer Kevin O’Neill are …Gil LeBreton: Jonathan Martin case shows NFL teams need to grow upBelleville […]

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Maryland vs. Duke: Dez Wells, Terps come up just short in final ACC regular … – Washington Post

Washington PostDURHAM, N.C. – Of course it would end this way, nearly 90 years of bitterness compacted into one evening. If the Maryland-Duke rivalry is indeed to be no more, if history and tradition are to be shed during the mad scramble of conference realignment, then …Duke survives Maryland’s upset bid in last ACC warUSA […]

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Mancuso eighth for struggling US ski team – Washington Post

Washington PostU.S. skier Julia Mancuso competes during the Women’s Alpine Skiing super-G at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center during the Sochi Winter Olympics on Feb. 15, 2014. (Oliver Morino / AFP/Getty Images). KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia – At the midway point of …Austria’s Anna Fenninger wins gold in super-G; USA shut outUSA TODAYAustria’s Anna Fenninger Wins […]

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Brad Keselowski discusses life as a champion, trash-talking, Danica Patrick … – FOXSports.com

FOXSports.comFOXSports.com sat down with NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski on Wednesday afternoon to talk about a variety of subjects. FOXSports.com: After you won the 2012 Sprint Cup Championship, you said you were looking forward to any celebrity attention and …NASCAR’s Patrick reacts to Petty’s criticismDaily American OnlinePatrick reacts to PettyTimes DailyMuzzled? Brad Keselowski says he’s taking […]

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Muzzled? Brad Keselowski says he’s taking advantage of ‘backchannels’ – Kansas City Star

Kansas City StarDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Has former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Brad Keselowski been “muzzled,” or does he simply have better access to the sport’s decision makers now? John Raoux | AP Driver Brad Keselowski said Thursday that he’s taking …Danica Patrick brushes off Petty jab, says she gives her all every raceOrlando […]

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Yankees captain Derek Jeter announces via Facebook that the 2014 season will … – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsIt was the Facebook post read ’round the world. Yankees fans probably didn’t “Like” the news of Derek Jeter’s decision to retire after the upcoming season, but that’s precisely what the Captain announced Wednesday afternoon through his page on the social …to retire after 2014 seasonAtlanta Journal ConstitutionMark Teixeira on Derek Jeter’s […]

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Ted Agu collapses, dies at 21 – ABC News

ABC NewsBERKELEY, Calif. — California football player Ted Agu died Friday after collapsing during a training run with his teammates. He was 21. “This is one of those tragedies that no one can understand and comprehend,” an emotional coach Sonny Dykes said at a …Cal’s Ted Agu dies at 21ESPNCal was aware player had sickle […]