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Spain soccer team starts fund for evicted woman

In this Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, file photo, Carmen Martinez Ayudo, 85, cries during her eviction in Madrid, Spain. Carmen Martinez Ayudo, who lives with a pension of euro 630 a month ($ 783) lost her foreclosed apartment to a moneylender after she could not afford to pay her debt and the high interest rates due to her financial situation after her son lost his job. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki, File)

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish first division soccer team says it has opened a bank account to collect donations for an 85-year-old woman whose eviction last week sparked an outcry.

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Russian biathlete Loginov fails doping test

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian biathlete who competed at February’s Winter Olympics in Sochi has been suspended after failing a doping test.

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Foot Brawl: SC-Clemson brawl 10 years later

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson’s Dabo Swinney can’t ever forget his final few, horrified on-field moments with South Carolina coach Lou Holtz at Death Valley 10 years ago.

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Vols get boost from players in Vandy’s backyard

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee is trying to recapture its status as the state’s dominant football program by relying on players who grew up near Vanderbilt’s campus.

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Seb Coe declares candidacy for IAAF president

In this Aug. 1, 1980 file photo, Britain's Sebastian Coe, center, crosses the finish line to win the Summer Olympic men's 1,500-meter race at Moscow's Lenin Stadium. Sebastian Coe has declared his candidacy to become president of track and field’s world governing body. Coe, the two-time Olympic champion in the 1,500 meters, had widely been expected to run for the top job of the International Association of Athletics Federations. He made it official Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, saying  "we are entering a very important time for athletics and it is the right time to open up a discussion about the future." (AP Photo/Dieter Endlicher, File)

LONDON (AP) — Two-time Olympic middle-distance champion Sebastian Coe is running for president of track and field’s world governing body, calling for a shake-up of the sport to attract young people, create more head-to-head competitions between star athletes and restore public confidence after years of doping scandals.

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