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Beijing ramping up bid for 2022 Winter Olympics

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing is ramping up its bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics with a series of international sports competitions and promotional events, seeking to stir public support and cement its status as the front-runner to hold the games.

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Qatar: Building team to spring surprise in 2022

In this photo taken on Nov. 5, 2014, a man walks on the pitch as Qatar’s Aspire Academy plays against a visiting team, San Lorenzo, in Doha, Qatar. Qatar is relying on the academy to train what it hopes will be a competitive team at the World Cup it is hosting in 2022. (AP Photo/John Leicester)

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — It’s a cold, hard fact of football: Countries with tiny populations don’t generally beat big ones with deep wells of talented players.

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San Lorenzo to play Real Madrid for Club World Cup

San Lorenzo's Mauro Matos celebrates after scoring during the semi final soccer match between Auckland City FC and San Lorenzo at the Club World Cup soccer tournament in Marrakech, Morocco, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Real Madrid’s opponent in the Club World Cup final will be San Lorenzo after the South American champions ended a surprise tournament run by amateur team Auckland City with a 2-1 victory on Wednesday.

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Prosecutors: Coach in rape case violated probation

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A volunteer football coach whose Ohio house was the scene of a party that preceded the rape of a girl by two high school football players has pleaded guilty to violating probation.

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Playoff mindset begins now for Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers are in playoff mode, even after a loss on Sunday at Buffalo clouded their postseason prospects.

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