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--ITALY, NETHERLANDS, ARGENTINA, U.S. AND COSTA RICA QUALIFY FOR WORLD CUP
The make-up of the field for the 2014 World Cup began to take shape on Tuesday as Italy and the Netherlands became the first European teams to qualify, followed soon after by Argentina, the United States and Costa Rica.
--BACH ELECTED IOC PRESIDENT
Thomas Bach of Germany, a former fencing gold medalist, has been elected as the new president of the International Olympic Committee.
--FELIPE MASSA ANNOUNCES HE'S LEAVING FERRARI
Felipe Massa announces he will be leaving Ferrari at the end of the current Formula One season, clearing the way for the likely return of Kimi Raikkonen.
--EMIRATES TEAM NEW ZEALAND EASILY WINS RACE 5 OF AMERICA'S CUP
Emirates Team New Zealand records a comfortable win over Oracle Team USA in Race 5 of the America's Cup, forcing the defending champion to play its one postponement card, pushing Race 6 back to Thursday.
--KANAAN CONSIDERS NASCAR CAREER MOVE
Indianapolis 500 champion Tony Kanaan is considering a move to NASCAR, although his preference is to stay in IndyCar.
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Tre Mason rushed for 304 yards and four touchdowns, leading No. 3 Auburn to a wild 59-42 victory over No. 5 Missouri in the Southeastern Conference championship game Saturday.
Wildlife officials are ceasing efforts to rescue a pod of whales that was stranded in the Everglades after losing sight of the marine mammals. The National Park Service says aerial and boat survey teams could not locate the whales Saturday, a potentially encouraging sign that they have moved farther offshore.
WASHINGTON (AP) — As you decorate your home for Christmas, the Consumer Product Safety commission has several tips to help you avoid accidents.
Nearly seven years ago, an Orange Beach man was tortured and robbed in his own home. As of Friday night, Shaun Cassidy, 65, is behind bars for a number of charges involving minors.
According to authorities, deputies and investigators with the Walton County Sheriff’s Office responded to a home on South Bay Grove Drive in Freeport around 3:30 p.m. after a 4-year-old was shot in the chest with a BB gun.
A double dose of Tigers invade Atlanta for the 2013 SEC Championship.