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MANCHESTER UNITED DROPS THIRD STRAIGHT
Manchester United slumped to a third consecutive loss for the first time in nearly 13 years when Sunderland won the first leg of their League Cup semifinal 2-1.
SKIIER LINDSEY VONN OUT OF OLYMPICS
Lindsey Vonn, the most accomplished U.S. ski racer in history, announced she won't be able to compete at the Sochi Olympics because of a lingering right knee injury.
EX-NBA STAR REGRETFUL OF NORTH KOREA TRIP
Former NBA star Charles D. Smith says he feels remorse for coming to Pyongyang with Dennis Rodman for a game on the North Korean leader's birthday because the event has been dwarfed by politics and tainted by Rodman's own comments.
WARRIORS EXTEND NBA-BEST WIN STREAK TO 10
Golden State defeated Milwaukee 101-80 for its 10th consecutive win, the Warriors' longest streak since the 1975-76 season and one short of the club record set in the 1971-72 campaign.
STOSUR, DEL POTRO STRUGGLE IN AUSSIE OPEN TUNE-UPS
Samantha Stosur and Juan Martin del Potro won tight matches against tough French opponents in warm-up tournaments for next week's Australian Open.