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Cumberbatch, Fry, others urge UK to pardon gay men

In this Monday, Dec. 1, 2014 file photo, actor Benedict Cumberbatch as he poses for photographers upon his arrival at the world premiere of the film The Hobbit, The Battle of the Five Armies in London. Oscar-nominated actor Benedict Cumberbatch has joined others in calling for the British government to pardon gay and bisexual men convicted in the past under the defunct "gross indecency" law. Their letter published Saturday Jan. 31, 2015 in the Guardian praises the government for the 2013 pardon of World War II code breaker Alan Turing, whom Cumberbatch portrays in the movie "The Imitation Game." (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, File)

LONDON (AP) — Oscar-nominated actor Benedict Cumberbatch has joined others in calling for the British government to pardon gay and bisexual men convicted in the past under the defunct “gross indecency” law.

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‘Foyle’s War’ returns for a final, satisfying season

This photo provided by Acorn TV shows John Mahoney as Andrew Del Mar in "Foyle's War" on Acorn TV. The final season of “Foyle’s War,” debuts Monday, Feb. 2,  2015, on the streaming service Acorn TV. (AP Photo/ITV/Acorn TV)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The end is at hand for “Foyle’s War,” the absorbing, impeccably produced World War II-era series that moved smoothly from crime to spy drama as the years passed.

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London games to all start early next season

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell participates in a news conference for NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

PHOENIX (AP) — All three NFL games in London next season will start in the afternoon there, allowing the league to broadcast tripleheaders in the United States on those Sundays.

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Rampone, Rapinoe sidelined for France, England exhibitions

CHICAGO (AP) — American defender Christie Rampone and midfielder Megan Rapinoe will miss the U.S. team’s exhibition games at France and England next month along with suspended goalkeeper Hope Solo.

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Olympic champ Zaripova faces losing gold in doping ban

In this Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012 file photo, Russia's Yuliya Zaripova poses with her gold medal for the women's 3000-meter steeplechase during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London. Russian athlete Yulia Zaripova faces losing her gold medal in the 3,000 steeplechase from the 2012 London Olympics after being banned for doping. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

MOSCOW (AP) — In the latest of a slew of Russian doping cases, Yulia Zaripova faces being stripped of her gold medal in the 3,000 steeplechase from the 2012 London Olympics after being banned for a drug violation.

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