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Bears bench QB Jay Cutler for Clausen
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- The Chicago Bears benched Jay Cutler on Thursday, deciding to start Jimmy Clausen against this Detroit Lions this weekend in favor of their franchise quarterback who signed a massive, seven-year deal less than a year ago....

Two-speed labor system in Qatar for 2022 World Cup
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- Men crammed together, dozens to a room, on bunk beds so close they can reach over and shake hands....

FIFA meets amid crisis over Garcia's resignation
MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) -- Amid another crisis at FIFA, President Sepp Blatter and his executive committee opened a two-day meeting Thursday to discuss the sudden resignation of ethics prosecutor Michael Garcia and whether to publish his confidential World Cup report....

Rivera: Newton 'probably' will start vs. Browns
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The Panthers' Cam Newton will "probably" start Sunday against the Cleveland Browns barring any physical setbacks this week, Carolina coach Ron Rivera said after the quarterback practiced on Thursday....

'Hands Up' players to attend Ferguson Christmas party
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Rams are following through on plans to aid residents in nearby Ferguson....

Little-known coach has Memphis off to record start
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Memphis coach Dave Joerger is constantly thinking of new plays for his Grizzlies or tweaking something he saw another team that might benefit his squad....

Drug supplier pleads guilty in MLB doping case
MIAMI (AP) -- A man who admitted working as a black market chemist at a garage lab in his suburban home pleaded guilty Thursday to being the main supplier of banned performance-enhancing substances in Major League Baseball's most recent steroid scandal....

Lauren Hill to become honorary coach
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Lauren Hill's basketball career is finished....

Longhorns men and women rolling in 2014
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Texas basketball is rolling - both the men and the women - and making a splash among the nation's best just two seasons after both had seemed to hit bottom....

Harlon Hill finalist Vander Laan leads AP Little All-America
Harlon Hill Trophy finalists Jason Vander Laan of Ferris State and Anthony Bilal of Lake Erie highlight The Associated Press Little All-America team, honoring the top players in Divisions II and III and NAIA....

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