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(Reuters) - The Philadelphia Eagles' playoff ambitions suffered a near-fatal blow with a surprise 27-24 loss to the Washington Redskins on Saturday.

Lions claim playoff berth with Eagles' loss
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 01:26:53 GMT
(Reuters) - The Detroit Lions wrapped up an NFL playoff berth without playing a down on Saturday thanks to the Washington Redskins' upset victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.

(Reuters) - Canadian Olympic gold medalist Kaillie Humphries and American Elana Meyers Taylor became the first women to pilot four-man bobsleigh teams in World Cup competition as the sport entered the mixed teams era on Saturday.

Messi double, Suarez goal fire Barca rout
Sat, 20 Dec 2014 23:01:06 GMT
BARCELONA (Reuters) - Lionel Messi scored two late goals and Luis Suarez got his first in La Liga as Barcelona crushed struggling Cordoba 5-0 on Saturday to finish the year a point behind leaders Real Madrid.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Newly released video footage appears to show professional football's Ray Rice and his future wife kissing while handcuffed in a casino elevator following the couple's fight that cost Rice his job with the Baltimore Ravens.

Vergne named Ferrari simulator driver
Sat, 20 Dec 2014 16:43:27 GMT
MILAN (Reuters) - French Formula One driver Jean-Eric Vergne, ditched by Toro Rosso after three years on the grid, will test for Ferrari in their simulator next year as they bid to improve on their disappointing fourth place finish this season.

Vonn's stunning revival continues
Sat, 20 Dec 2014 13:42:44 GMT
VAL D’ISERE, France - Lindsey Vonn’s stunning revival continued when she clinched her second victory in four races in a women’s downhill on Saturday to move within sight of the all-time record of World Cup wins.

Accolades pour in for Lakers' Bryant
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 23:56:52 GMT
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant has often been a polarizing figure during his illustrious NBA career, criticized by some for being too selfish and not doing enough as a facilitator for his team mates.

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant football coach sentenced to decades in prison for sexually molesting boys, has lost his first appeal of a decision to strip him of his $4,900 monthly pension, but his lawyer says the fight is not over.

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan Rita Jeptoo, winner of the Boston and Chicago marathons for the last two years, has tested positive for a banned substance in a B sample taken after she failed an out-of-competition check in September.

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