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IOC board to consider recognition of Kosovo

This is a Thursday, May 24, 2011 file photo of Majlinda Kelmendi, left,  as she reacts after she read the news that the ethnic Albanian Judo star has not been allowed to compete for her native Kosovo, but only for Albania in a sports hall in the Kosovo city of Pec . Kosovo could join the Olympic fold this week, while Gambia could face suspension. The status of the two countries will be discussed Friday during an International Olympic Committee executive board meeting in Montreux, Switzerland, IOC spokesman Mark Adams said Wednesday Oct 22, 2014. Kosovo, which has a majority of ethnic Albanian inhabitants, declared independence in 2008. Serbia, which considers Kosovo the cradle of its statehood and religion, has refused to accept the split.  (AP Photo / Visar Kryeziu, File)

LONDON (AP) — The IOC accepted Kosovo into the Olympic fold on Wednesday, clearing the way for the former Serbian province to send an independent team to the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro.

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Rivera: NFL says Luke Kuechly wrongly ejected

Carolina Panthers' Luke Kuechly is confronted by back judge Steve Freeman during the second half of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis. Kuechly was ejected from the game. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers coach Ron Rivera says the NFL has informed him that Luke Kuechly was wrongfully ejected from Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers for contact with an official.

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Auburn’s Pearl wary of 1st game back at Tennessee

Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl answers a question during a news conference at the Southeastern Conference NCAA men's college basketball media day in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Auburn coach Bruce Pearl is excited about his return to the Southeastern Conference. He’s worried, though, about his evitable return to Tennessee.

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Attorney says Kings’ Voynov didn’t hit girlfriend

In this Jan. 18, 2014, file photo, Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov (26), of Russia, is seen during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Detroit Red Wings in Detroit. The NHL has indefinitely suspended Voynov because of domestic violence charges. The league says he was arrested Monday morning, Oct. 20, 2014,  but isn't providing other details. Police in the Los Angeles suburb of Redondo Beach released limited information early Monday, giving no details of what is alleged to have occurred.  (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Slava Voynov’s attorney says the Los Angeles Kings defenseman never hit his girlfriend, and he blames Voynov’s arrest on a misunderstanding partly caused by the couple’s limited English.

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Rookie McKinnon making progress with Vikings

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Jerick McKinnon has had more than just the NFL and Minnesota’s offense to learn this year.

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