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Sports federations join betting monitoring program

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Summer sports federations are signing up to the IOC’s system for monitoring betting ahead of the 2016 Olympics.

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Australian cricketer Hughes dies of head injuries

In this Sept. 19, 2011 file photo Australia's batsman Phillip Hughes celebrates after scoring a century during the fourth days' play of the third cricket test match between Australia and Sri Lanka in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Hughes died in a Sydney hospital on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, two days after being struck in the head by a cricket ball during a domestic first-class match. He was 25. (AP Photo/ Eranga Jayawardena, File)

Phillip Hughes won admirers across the cricket spectrum, from the most elite players to the everyday fan for an unorthodox batting style honed on the family banana plantation and a never-give-in attitude despite being dropped a handful of times from Australia’s test team.

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Surprising Southampton facing test of credentials

Southampton's Nathaniel Clyne, 2nd right, celebrates after scoring against Villa during the English Premier League soccer match between Aston Villa and Southampton at Villa Park, Birmingham, England, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Widely tipped as a possible relegation contender following its summer of upheaval, Southampton has stunned English football by winning eight of its first 12 games to sit in second place in the Premier League and split the country’s established powers.

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Germany leads FIFA rankings as minnows move up

ZURICH (AP) — Germany still leads the FIFA rankings, while two of Europe’s smallest nations made big gains after upset results.

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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) — Sebastian Coe declared his candidacy Thursday to become president of track and field’s world governing body, setting up a likely election battle against pole vault great Sergei Bubka.

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