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Federer knocks out defending champion Djokovic in Dubai – SI.com

SI.comRoger Federer bounced Novak Djokovic 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 in the Dubai semis, and will face Tomas Berdych in the final. Amin Mohammad Jamali/Getty Images. DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – Fourth-seeded Roger Federer ended top-seeded Novak Djokovic’s …It’s acceptable to overreact to this Roger Federer victoryUSA TODAYRoger Federer defeats Novak Djokovic to reach Dubai finalTelegraph.co.ukBerdych […]

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Mock draft 2.0: Jadeveon Clowney to Texans, Johnny Manziel goes No. 8 – USA TODAY

USA TODAYWith the annual NFL scouting combine complete, USA TODAY Sports’ Nate Davis re-assesses this year’s rookie prospects with a new mock draft: 1. Houston Texans — Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina: There are significant questions about each of the …NFL Combine 2014: Top Prospects Who Must Bounce Back from Lackluster …Bleacher Report2014 NFL Draft: […]

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Fundraiser with Chris Christie, Mitt Romney, Charlie Baker hits snag, changes … – Boston.com

Boston.comThursday night’s Republican Governors Association fundraiser featuring New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, the party’s 2012 presidential nominee, was initially scheduled for a private home in Newton Corner …As Romney fundraises with Chris Christie, some Boston donors still wary of NJ govWashington Post (blog)Chris Christie and Mitt Romney Mend Fences […]

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Sorting the Combine Pile: The Jadeveon Clowney show – CBSSports.com

CBSSports.comSeventy two days. That’s how long we’ve got until the 2014 NFL Draft kicks off and we get our next slate of “meaningful” “football” “action” we’ll see for months. I threw air quotes on “meaningful” because the combine doesn’t have the same impact as a normal …Mock draft 2.0: Jadeveon Clowney to Texans, Johnny Manziel […]

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Man accused of ‘foot fetish’ crime against boy at Los Angeles skate rink – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Man accused of ‘foot fetish’ crime against boy at Los Angeles skate rinkMinneapolis Star TribuneLOS ANGELES — Police are trying to identify the victims of a 19-year-old Los Angeles roller rink employee who they say admitted indulging a self-described “foot fetish” with up to 200 young boys. Julian Christopher Flores is charged with one count […]

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The dispensable kingdom – The Economist (blog)

The Economist (blog)The German chancellor’s one-day visit to London follows days of optimistic briefing from Downing Street that she would help David Cameron in his attempt to placate backbenchers by repatriating powers from Brussels. Predictably, Ms Merkel’s comments did …Merkel beats wary path to London amid uncertain EU tiesBBC NewsAngela Merkel in London to address […]

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Cameron uses London trip to woo Merkel on EU reform – Reuters UK

Reuters UK‘MOST IMPORTANT PARTNER’. British Foreign Secretary William Hague earlier this week described Germany as London’s “most important partner” when it came to seeking EU reform and the lavish reception Merkel will receive reflects that. She will address …Merkel beats wary path to London amid uncertain EU tiesBBC NewsAngela Merkel in London to address Parliament […]

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Entertainment

Justin Bieber shown on CCTV doing push-ups in Miami jail cell – Daily Mail

Daily MailIn new CCTV footage released on Wednesday by the State Attorney’s Office in Miami, the 19-year-old can clearly be seen alongside pal Khalil Amir Sharieff enjoying a spot of exercise in the confines of his cell after being hauled off to Miami-Dade County Jail …Justin Bieber’s custody footage releasedThe GuardianStars behind bars VIDEO: After […]

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Entertainment

Justin Bieber Goes Indoor Karting With His Friends—Get the Details – E! Online

E! OnlineJustin Bieber is continuing to enjoy his time in Atlanta. A source tells E! News exclusively that the 19-year-old pop star had a “great time” when he visited Andretti Indoor Karting and Games in Roswell on Sunday. Several friends, Bieber’s agent, assistant and …Charges against Justin Bieber’s bodyguard upgraded; driver clearedAtlanta Journal ConstitutionJustin Bieber’s […]

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academy awards

A green light often biggest obstacle on road to the Academy Awards – Minneapolis Star Tribune

A green light often biggest obstacle on road to the Academy AwardsMinneapolis Star TribuneNEW YORK — This year’s Academy Awards nominees reflect a Hollywood truism: The margin between the dust bin and the Oscar red carpet is often razor thin. The development process of any film can be lengthy and arduous, full of challenges in […]

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Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors: Live Score and Analysis – Bleacher Report

Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors: Live Score and AnalysisBleacher ReportDavid Lee had 28 points and 14 rebounds, Stephen Curry hit a game-tying layup with 3.2 seconds left in regulation and the Golden State Warriors prevailed over the Houston Rockets, 102-99, in overtime on Thursday night, ending the Rockets’ eight-game …Houston Rockets @ Golden State […]

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In women’s hockey gold-medal game, Canada hands US a loss that will be hard … – Washington Post

Washington PostPhotos: View Photo Gallery: Nordic combined, men’s ski cross and women’s hockey highlight the day. SOCHI, Russia — Victory was close enough to start clock-watching, to sneak a peek at the digits ticking down and wonder why the time seemed to be …What to watch for at the Olympics: Friday, Feb. 21SI.comWomen skiers bid […]

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76ers send Evan Turner to Pacers – ESPN

ESPNThe Indiana Pacers made the biggest move of NBA trade deadline day by shipping their longest-tenured player, forward Danny Granger, in a package to the Philadelphia 76ers that landed them forward Evan Turner. As part of the deal, the Pacers sent a 2015 …Pacers continues to fine-tune roster by trading Granger to rebuilding 76ers for […]

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tech

Social media use at heart of controversy and protest at Rogers High School – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Minneapolis Star TribuneBoasts about sexual conquests on a now-deleted Web page could trigger felony charges against a popular Rogers High School student athlete and others, the latest twist in a swirl of accusations, comments and protest involving social media. The furor in …Devastating Consequences for Rogers HS Teacher, Student After Social Media …KSTP.com all 44 […]

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UPDATE 3-Olympics-Snowboarding-Vaultier edges Olyunin to take cross gold – Reuters

Reuters(Adds quotes). * Vaultier edges Olyunin for gold. * American Deibold wins bronze. * World champion Pullin crashes out early. By Nick Mulvenney. ROSA KHUTOR, Russia, Feb 18 (Reuters) – France’s Pierre Vaultier won a thrilling final duel with Russian …Deibold earns bronze for US in snowboard crossChicago TribuneAmerican Alex Deibold takes bronze in men’s […]

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Craig Kimbrel agrees to $42 million contract with Braves – USA TODAY

USA TODAYKISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — The Atlanta Braves added to their extensive wave of long-term deals with their young stars on Sunday by agreeing to a $42 million, four-year contract with All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel. Kimbrel, 25, avoided salary arbitration. He was …Busy Braves lock up closer KimbrelChicago TribuneCloser Craig Kimbrel and Atlanta Braves agree […]

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Entertainment

‘Lego Movie’ on top again over heavy competition in holiday weekend – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times“The Lego Movie” outplayed four high-profile newcomers over the Presidents Day weekend to wind up on top of the box office for the second consecutive week with a dominating $48.8 million, according to three-day estimates by Rentrak. The 3-D animated …‘Lego Movie’ blocks ‘RoboCop,’ ‘About Last Night’ for top spot at weekend box […]

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‘Gravity’ scoops prizes including best British film at UK academy awards – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Minneapolis Star TribuneLONDON — Space thriller “Gravity” was named best British movie at the British Academy Film Awards Sunday, taking the first trophy of the night. The special-effects extravaganza also scooped up early prizes for sound and music. Made in the U.K. by …When are the BAFTAs 2014? This year’s nominees, host, and all the […]

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Craig Kimbrel and Atlanta Braves Agree on 4-Year Contract – Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportReads. 0. Comments. All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel has agreed to terms with the Atlanta Braves on a new four-year contract, avoiding salary arbitration in the process. The team made the announcement via Twitter Sunday morning: The #Braves have agreed to …Atlanta Braves to extend Craig KimbrelFanSidedCloser Craig Kimbrel and Atlanta Braves agree to $42 […]

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Craig Kimbrel agrees to 4-year deal – ESPN

ESPNThe Atlanta Braves have agreed to terms with Craig Kimbrel on a four-year contract worth $42 million, avoiding salary arbitration with the All-Star closer. Kimbrel gets a $1 million signing bonus under Sunday’s deal and salaries of $7 million this year …Craig Kimbrel and Atlanta Braves Agree on 4-Year ContractBleacher ReportAtlanta Braves to extend Craig […]

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Olympians’ social media messages sometimes come directly from sponsors – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Olympians’ social media messages sometimes come directly from sponsorsMinneapolis Star TribuneSOCHI, Russia — Between photos and insights about their Olympic experience, some Olympians are turning over their social media accounts to sponsors, agreeing to quotas of postings on Twitter and Facebook and letting other people send commercial … and more …read more Source: Social Media […]

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Tony Stewart, Danica Patrick, teammates crash in Sprint Unlimited – USA TODAY

USA TODAYDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Tony Stewart’s return to racing ended in a wreck. A brutal nine-car crash forced a red flag and an 11-minute delay in the Sprint Unlimited, NASCAR’s first on-track competition of the season, Saturday night at Daytona International …Danica Patrick excited to be in Sprint Unlimited with boyfriendSportingNews.comBlown engines in practice, […]

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Lu advances to semi-final in US – Taipei Times

Taipei TimesLu Yen-hsun hits a shot to Alex Kuznetsov during their quarter-final of the US National Indoor Tennis Championships at the Racquet Club in Memphis, Tennessee, on Friday. Photo: EPA. Taiwanese fourth seed Lu Yen-hsun advanced to reach the semi-finals …Russell upsets No. 3 seed Hewitt in MemphisKansas City StarNishikori, Lu advance, Hewitt out at […]