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Spaniard Smashes 1500m Short-Course Record

Short-course 1500m world champion Spain's Mireia Belmonte broke the discipline world record by almost three seconds at her national championships on Friday.

The new mark of 15 minutes, 19.71 seconds set during the Spanish short-course national championships at Sabadell takes over from New Zealander Lauren Boyle's previous world record mark of 15min 22.68sec.

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Cech back in Goal for Chelsea

Petr Cech will make his first Premier League start of the season this weekend after regular keeper Thibaut Courtois was ruled out of Chelsea’s meeting with Hull City this weekend.

Cech has been sidelined this season after Joss Mourinho installed Courtois as his number one, managing just 66 minutes of domestic league action after replacing the young Belgian during the October victory over Arsenal.

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Torino Completes Italian Sweep in Europa League

The entire Italian league stands to benefit after Torino came back to beat nine-man Copenhagen 5-1 Thursday and complete a clean sweep with all four Serie A clubs advancing from the group phase of the Europa League.

Inter Milan, Fiorentina and Napoli had already reached the last 32 and Roma dropped down to the continent's secondary competition by finishing third in its Champions League group.

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Russians Sweep GP Final Short Program

Elizaveta Tuktamysheva led a Russian teen sweep of the short program at the Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final on Thursday.

The 17-year-old Tuktamysheva earned a top score of 67.52 points performing to Ravel's "Bolero" on the temporary rink inside Barcelona's International Convention Center.

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Mumps Spreading through Suddenly Sick NHL

Once mumps invades a professional sports dressing room, it finds a fertile breeding ground and the NHL is finding that it is not easy to get rid of.

Multiple players on multiple teams from coast to coast have come down with the mumps, an illness more typically associated with children.

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LeBron James to Sit out because of Sore Left Knee

LeBron James is sitting out the Cleveland Cavaliers' game at Oklahoma City because of a sore left knee.

Cleveland coach David Blatt announced the decision Thursday night during his pregame media session.

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'Big 4' Will Be Hard to Topple in Champions League

With nine different winners in the last 11 years, no one could ever accuse the Champions League of being predictable.

It does appear, however, that an established "Big 4" has been created in Europe's premier club competition — and this year's group stage backs up the theory.

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McLaren Signs Alonso to Drive with Button in 2015

McLaren announced the return of Fernando Alonso and retained Jenson Button for the 2015 Formula One season on Friday, giving the British team a lineup of former champions at the start of its restored partnership with Honda.

Danish driver Kevin Magnussen was dropped after one season and will be the team's test and reserve driver.

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Spain Police: 2 PSG Fans Stabbed after Barca Match

Officials say two Paris Saint-Germain fans were stabbed after Wednesday's Champions League match in Barcelona.

Albert Batlle, director of Catalan regional police, said Thursday the fans were stabbed after the final group stage match between Barcelona and the French team.

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Messi, Neymar, Suarez Lead Barca 3-1 over PSG

Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez all scored to lead Barcelona to a thrilling 3-1 comeback win over Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday, as the Spanish club snatched first place in Group F of the Champions League from the French side.

Messi canceled out Zlatan Ibrahimovic's opener by scoring from a cross by Suarez in the 19th minute, taking his competition record to 75 goals.

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