Liverpool's Steven Gerrard celebrates after scoring his side's first goal during the Champions League Group B soccer match between Liverpool and FC Basel at Anfield Stadium in Liverpool, England, Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Super) (Jon Super)

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December 10, 2014 12:15PM (UTC)

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LIVERPOOL KNOCKED OUT OF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Five-time European champion Liverpool is eliminated from the Champions League while Real Madrid wins 19th consecutive game in all competitions.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/soccer/2014/12/09/liverpool-exits-champs-league-juve-advances/20157951/

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LEBRON JAMES LEADS CLEVELAND PAST TORONTO

LeBron James scores 35 points as Cleveland extends winning streak to eight games, beating Toronto 105-101.

http://m.apnews.com/ap/db_268750/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=So4l5R2l

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FIFA CHIEF BLATTER RULES OUT JANUARY FOR 2022 WORLD CUP

FIFA chief Sepp Blatter rules out January of 2022 as a potential date for World Cup due to clash with winter Olympics.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/soccer/2014/12/09/january-not-real-option-for-blatter-at-2022-wcup/20154417/

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NHL RULES OUT NEAR-TERM RELOCATION FOR ANY TEAMS

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman rules out relocation for the Panthers or Coyotes franchise in the near-term, despite talk of Quebec and Las Vegas possibilities.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/6230ea2371fc48e8a63a8707ee267f95/commissioner-no-relocation-plans-any-nhl-team?utm_campaign=AP_Sports&utm_source=SocialFlow&utm_medium=Twitter

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BIDDING FOR 2024 OLYMPICS TO OPEN NEXT MONTH

IOC President Thomas Bach says bidding for the 2024 Olympics to open next month, with cities from the U.S., France, Italy, Germany, Qatar and Turkey among the contenders.

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/ioc-open-2024-bid-invitation-phase-jan-15-144857466--oly.html

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