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JAMES LEADS CAVALIERS OVER LAKERS DESPITE BIG GAME FROM BRYANT

LeBron James leads Cleveland to a win over the Los Angeles Lakers despite a vintage performance by Kobe Bryant.

http://www.foxsports.com/nba/story/cleveland-cavaliers-hold-off-los-angeles-lakers-as-lebron-james-bests-kobe-bryant-011615

GINOLA SEEKS FIFA PRESIDENCY IN BOOKMAKER-BACKED CAMPAIGN

Former France player David Ginola is set to challenge for the presidency of FIFA in a campaign funded by a bookmaker.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/fb30e51e05b343a29810495fd0114487/ginola-seeks-fifa-presidency-bookmaker-backed-campaign

QB JONES RESISTS NFL LURE, WILL STAY AT OHIO STATE

Cardale Jones, Ohio State’s quarterback in college football’s championship game, says he’ll stay with the Buckeyes rather than go into the NFL.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/14f8dbb0d4bc4e7eae4fe476f22e54c9/ohio-states-cardale-jones-says-hell-return-buckeyes

MUHAMMAD ALI BACK IN HOSPITAL

Former heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali is back in hospital for more treatment on a urinary tract infection.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/44826f90790747e9acca28d1631e7ba9/muhammad-ali-back-hospital-follow-care

AFRICAN CUP EVEN MORE UNPREDICTABLE THAN USUAL

The hastily re-arranged African Cup begins this week, with the sometimes chaotic continental championship even more unpredictable than usual.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/soccer/2015/01/14/african-cup-even-more-unpredictable-than-usual/21739083/