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State won’t say which sports team should get taxpayer money

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida appears ready to approve multi-million dollar deals to help several of the state’s high profile professional sports teams, but state officials now say they will not decide which team deserves the money.

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Contestants vie for Miss Universe crown in Miami on Sunday

Miss Colombia Paulina Vega smiles as the the crown is placed on her head as she becomes Miss Universe during the Miss Universe pageant in Miami, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

MIAMI (AP) — Miss Colombia Paulina Vega has been crowned Miss Universe, beating out first runner-up Miss USA Nia Sanchez and contestants from more than 80 other countries at Sunday’s pageant in Miami.

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Big 4th quarter helps Pacers end skid, down Magic 106-99

Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert (55) puts up a shot in front of Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic (9), of Montenegro, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Orlando, Fla., Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — David West had 20 points, reserve Damjan Rudez added a career-high 18, and the Indiana Pacers snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 106-99 win over the Orlando Magic on Sunday night.

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Hines-Allen helps No. 4 Louisville beat Miami 68-55

Louisville's Myisha Hines-Allen, right, attempts a layup past the defense of Miami's Erykah Davenport during the first half of their NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Myisha Hines-Allen scored a career-high 23 points, making 10 of her 11 shots, to help No. 4 Louisville rally to beat Miami 68-55 on Sunday night.

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Action Express regroups, sets up tight finish at Rolex 24

The winners of the IMSA 24 hour auto race, from left to right, Kyle Larson, Tony Kanaan, Jamie McMurray and Scott Dixon celebrate in Victory Lane at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Chip Ganassi bristles when his No. 02 team is called the “star car.”

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