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FIFA urged to back probe of Qatar World Cup

BASEL, Switzerland (AP) — Anti-corruption advisers appointed by FIFA say it’s important to give “a convincing and transparent answer” to allegations about Qatar’s selection as 2022 World Cup host.

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Keflezighi’s Boston win a boost for shoe sponsor

Meb Keflezighi, of San Diego, Calif., runs during the 118th Boston Marathon with the names of those killed in the 2013 bombings, and the MIT officer allegedly slain by the bombing suspects, on his bib, Monday, April 21, 2014, in Boston. Martin Richard, Krystle Campbell and Lu Lingzi, were killed in the bombings, while MIT officer Sean Collier was allegedly shot to death by the bombing suspects. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

The Boston Marathon champion crossed the finish line wearing sneakers from Skechers, not exactly a brand associated with sports.

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Juventus seeks 1st European title since scandal

Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, of France, celebrates after scoring during a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Bologna at the Juventus stadium, in Turin, Italy, Saturday, April 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Massimo Pinca)

ROME (AP) — When Juventus visits Benfica in the first leg of the Europa League semifinals Thursday, it will mark the first appearance for the once dominant Turin club in the final four of a European competition since finishing runner-up in the 2003 Champions League.

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Sharks beat Kings 4-3 in OT, take 3-0 series lead

Members of the San Jose Sharks, left, celebrate a game-winning goal by center Patrick Marleau as Los Angeles Kings center Tyler Toffoli, right, looks on during the overtime period in Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in Los Angeles. The Sharks won 4-3. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After Patrick Marleau’s fourth career playoff overtime goal silenced Staples Center for maybe the next-to-last time this season, the veteran San Jose Sharks forward attributed his knack for postseason heroics to one simple trait.

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Ellsbury returns, helps Yanks beat Red Sox 9-3

New York Yankees' Jacoby Ellsbury receives a fist-bump after scoring on a single by Derek Jeter during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, Tuesday, April 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

BOSTON (AP) — Jacoby Ellsbury doubled, tripled, drove in two runs and made a sliding catch in his return to Fenway Park, helping the New York Yankees and Masahiro Tanaka beat the Boston Red Sox 9-3 on Tuesday night.

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