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Original Alice manuscript to travel to US museums

LONDON (AP) — Lewis Carroll’s original handwritten, illustrated manuscript for “Alice in Wonderland” will travel to the U.S. to mark its 150th anniversary.

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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) — Two-time Olympic middle-distance champion Sebastian Coe is running for president of track and field’s world governing body, calling for a shake-up of the sport to attract young people, create more head-to-head competitions between star athletes and restore public confidence after years of doping scandals.

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Juventus hosts Torino in Serie A derby match

Juventus' Fernando Llorente celebrates after scoring during their Champions League group A soccer match in Malmo, Sweden, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/TT, Andreas Hillergren)   SWEDEN OUT

MILAN (AP) — Juventus is just one game away from a perfect November, and it has every reason to be confident going into Sunday’s Turin derby against Torino.

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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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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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