- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 5, 2014

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—IOC CHIEF SLAMS WORLD LEADERS FOR POLITICIZING OLYMPICS

IOC chief slams world leaders for using the Winter Olympics to promote political ideas.

http://wintergames.ap.org/article/bach-slams-politicians-over-sochi-olympics

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—BRAZILIAN PLAYERS THREATEN STRIKE OVER FAN ATTACK

Brazil’s pre-World Cup dramas continue, with players threatening to go on strike in this weekend’s Sao Paulo state championship due to an attack by angry fans at a training ground.

http://www.sfgate.com/sports/article/Brazilians-prepare-to-go-on-strike-after-attack-5204483.php

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–SWANSEA FIRES LAUDRUP AS HEAD COACH

Swansea fires Danish great Michael Laudrup as head coach, just a year after giving the Welsh club its first major trophy.

http://www.sfgate.com/sports/article/Swansea-fires-manager-Michael-Laudrup-5204044.php

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—PIETERSEN’S ENGLAND CAREER OVER AFTER ASHES WHITEWASH

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