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Syracuse holds on to beat Georgetown

No. 5 Syracuse nearly wastes a 23-point lead, but holds off Georgetown.

Lakers try to win fourth in a row over Celtics

The Lakers will try to win their fourth in a row over the Celtics. Will Kobe play?

Nets moving to Newark until Brooklyn arena is ready

The New Jersey Nets have reached a deal with the state to move their regular-season games to Newark's Prudential Center for two years until their arena is built in Brooklyn.

Starting RT stuns Bills, retires from NFL at 26

Buffalo Bills starting right tackle Brad Butler announced his retirement on Thursday.

Bobsledder hospitalized after crash on fatal track

An Australian bobsledder was recovering in the hospital after crashing on the controversial track that claimed the life of a Georgian luger last week, The Times of London reported Thursday.

South Carolina lawmaker seeks to ban federal currency

South Carolina Rep. Mike Pitts has introduced legislation that would mandate that gold and silver coins replace federal currency as legal tender in his state.

Athlete had filed warnings about luge track

WHISTLER, British Columbia — An Olympic luge athlete injured in a crash at the Whistler Sliding Centre in November warned Canadian officials about safety hazards at the track months before a competitor was killed la

'Idol' streak comes to an end

For the first time in six years, "American Idol" didn't win its time period. After 222 victorious episodes, Wednesday's "Idol" was beaten at 9 p.m. by NBC's coverage of the Winter Olympics.