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Because Of Somali Pirates, Ocean Racers Are In A 'Stealth Zone'

The six-boat, nine-month-long, 39,000-mile Volvo Ocean Race that started in Spain two months ago and is set to end in Ireland next July isn't going to tell exactly where the boats are while they're in that part of the Indian Ocean.
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Accused Of Sexually Abusing Children Decades Ago, Sportswriter Retires

Bill Conlin, a Philadelphia Daily News sportswriter for 46 years, retired after three women and a man came forward to accuse him of molesting them in the 1970s. His lawyer says he wants to "vindicate his name."
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The NBA Is Bullish On Christmas, By Necessity

In 2010, Phil Jackson, then the coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, complained about the NBA's scheduling of games on Christmas Day. It seemed, he said, that "Christian holidays don't mean anything" any longer. With its season shortened, the NBA can't afford to skip the holiday this year.
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Montrealers Reject New Interim Canadiens Coach

The new interim coach of the Montreal Canadiens is being rejected by fans of the hockey team. Not because of a losing record — but because he doesn't speak French. Robert Siegel speaks with Stu Cowan, sports editor of the Montreal Gazette.
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Report: Ohio State Football Team 'Banned From Postseason Play Next Year'

Former coach Jim Tressel had to step down earlier this year because of numerous violations by the program. Now, new coach Urban Meyer faces the challenge of attracting recruits while being banned from going to bowl games for at least a year.
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VIDEOS: Lights Go Out At Candlestick During 'Monday Night Football'

Pacific Gas and Electric isn't sure what caused the lights to go out twice at the San Francisco stadium. While the game was delayed, that didn't keep the red-hot 49ers from beating the Pittsburgh Steelers 20-3.

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