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Marathon runner Jeptoo's 'B' sample positive
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Marathon runner Rita Jeptoo's "B" sample tested positive, Kenya's athletics federation said Friday, confirming an earlier test that found traces of a banned performance enhancer....

Sponsors pay big bucks to join college bowl games
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Ready! Set! Hut, hut: This holiday season's blitz of college football bowl games will feature a reshuffled roster of corporate sponsors spending millions to thrust their names in front of fans watching on TV and in the stands....

FIFA will not reopen 2018 and 2022 World Cup votes
MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) -- Defiantly declaring that FIFA is no longer in crisis, Sepp Blatter said Friday the decision to hold the next two World Cups in Russia and Qatar won't be revoked and the governing body will publish a confidential probe into the process that picked those countries as hosts....

Gold medalist Michael Phelps pleads guilty to DUI
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps pleaded guilty to drunken driving on Friday, almost three months after he was arrested after leaving a Baltimore casino....

AP source: Padres to acquire OF Justin Upton from Braves
ATLANTA (AP) -- Landing another of baseball's top power hitters, the San Diego Padres agreed to a trade for Atlanta Braves outfielder Justin Upton, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Friday....

AP sources: Pads to obtain Middlebrooks from BoSox
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The Padres have agreed to obtain third baseman Will Middlebrooks from the Boston Red Sox for catcher Ryan Hanigan, two people with knowledge of the deal said Friday....

AP sources: Peavy agrees on $24M, 2-year deal with Giants
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The Giants are keeping a key member of their World Series rotation, bringing back Jake Peavy and one of the Southern boys who thrived on the big October stage alongside ace Madison Bumgarner....

1 thing even Rahm can't fix: Da Bears
CHICAGO (AP) -- Rahm Emanuel traded Washington politics for the City of Big Shoulders because here, at least, he figured he could actually fix things....

Jerry Sandusky is denied $4,900-a-month pension
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has lost a legal battle to restore his $4,900-a-month pension, a benefit that was canceled two years ago after he was sentenced for child molestation....

Phillies finalize deal sending Jimmy Rollins to Dodgers
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Phillies have finalized their trade of Jimmy Rollins, sending the All-Star shortstop and $1 million to the Los Angeles Dodgers for right-hander Zach Eflin and left-hander Tom Windle....

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