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Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne (87) runs away from New York Giants' Jayron Hosley (28) for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide


10ThingstoSeeSports - Crystal Palace's Fraizer Campbell, left, competes for the ball with Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois during their English Premier League soccer match at Selhurst Park, London, Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland, File)Here's a look at some of the defining moments, exciting scenes, triumphs and defeats from the world of sports.


People carrying shovels walk in the street beside tall snowbanks in BuffaloBy Sarah Irwin EVANS N.Y. (Reuters) - Warm temperatures and rain were forecast for the weekend in the city of Buffalo and western New York, bringing the threat of widespread flooding to the region bound for days by deep snow. Areas where several feet of snow fell this week should brace for significant, widespread flooding, the National Weather Service warned on Friday. Swept by lake effect storms, parts of western New York including Buffalo, received as much as seven feet (2 meters) of snow, an amount equal to a year's worth of accumulation for the region. ...


Minnesota Vikings Adrian Peterson leaves the field after a season-ending loss to the Green Bay Packers following their NFL NFC wildcard playoff football game in Green Bay(Reuters) - Suspended Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson vowed never to use a switch again as a means of discipline and said he was startled to see the injuries it caused to his son. In an interview published Friday by USA Today, the six-time Pro Bowler said he loves his 4-year-old son "more than anyone could ever imagine." The National Football League on Tuesday suspended Peterson for at least the remainder of the season after he entered a no-contest plea in a Texas court to reckless assault of the child. He will not be considered for reinstatement before April 15. ...


Stenson of Sweden watches his shot from the third tee during the second round of the DP World Tour Championship in DubaiBy Matt Smith DUBAI (Reuters) - Defending champion Henrik Stenson overcame fatigue to punish hesitant play from overnight pacesetter Rory McIlroy, taking a two-stroke lead over the world number one in the second round of the $8 million DP World Tour Championship on Friday. Stenson, who shot a tournament record 25-under last year, picked up shots at holes one, two and five, and the 38-year-old completed a flawless back nine peppered with four birdies for a round of 66 and a score of 10 under par. “I felt like I hit the wall on 12,” Stenson told reporters. ...


Luke Donald of England watches his tee shot on the sixth hole during the first round of the 2014 PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in LouisvilleBy Matt Smith DUBAI (Reuters) - Luke Donald said successive early birdies helped him recapture some of his long-lost confidence as the former world number one went on to shoot a six-under 66 in the second round of the DP World Tour Championship on Friday. The Englishman, 36, is adrift of the leaders following a first round 76 that gives him a two-under aggregate of 142, but he was upbeat with 36 holes to play at Dubai’s Earth Course. "I felt a lot better today,” Donald told Reuters. "Yesterday, I made a couple early bogeys and had that kind of 'here we go again' attitude. ...


File picture shows Hideki Matsuyama of Japan teeing off at ninth hole during the WGC-HSBC Champions tournament in Shanghai on November 6, 2014Japan's Hideki Matsuyama produced flashes of sheer brilliance to conjure a seven-under-par 64 on Friday, snatching a one-stroke lead at the halfway point of the Dunlop Phoenix tournament. The 22-year-old, who claimed his maiden victory on the US PGA Tour at the Memorial Tournament earlier this season, carded six birdies and finished with a eagle to end the second round on 10-under 132 with American Jordan Spieth in hot pursuit after a superb 64 of his own at the shoreline course in Miyazaki, on Japan's southern island of Kyushu. Japanese media darling and fan favourite Ryo Ishikawa slipped a whopping 12 shots off the pace after a 73, while overnight leader Yuki Inamori followed his opening round of 64 with a 74 to reach the clubhouse tied for 14th at four under par. The $1.7 million Dunlop Phoenix boasts an illustrious roll-call of former winners, including Tiger Woods (2004-05), Tom Watson (1980, 1997) and Seve Ballesteros (1977, 1981).


MANILA (Reuters) - Singaporean Mardan Mamat birdied five of his closing six holes to remain in a share of the lead at the halfway stage of the Asian Tour's $1 million Manila Masters on Friday. The 47-year-old, seeking a strong week to boost his chances of retaining his playing privileges on Tour next season, followed up his opening round seven-under-par 65 with a 68 to sit level with South Korean Wang Jeung-hun (65) at 11-under 133. ...

Running back Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings (L) arrives for a court hearing on charges of child abuse with his wife Ashley Brown at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Conroe, Texas on November 4, 2014Adrian Peterson expressed remorse for injuring his 4-year-old son with a switch but said people shouldn't put him in the same category as Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice. Rice was caught on videotape punching his then fiancee in the face in an Atlantic City hotel elevator and knocking her out cold. The Minnesota running back also vowed never to use a switch on his children again and said he is not sure if his return to football will be with the Vikings or another National Football League team. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced Tuesday that Peterson would be suspended indefinitely without pay after pleading no contest to a charge of misdemeanor reckless assault for striking his son in May.


Brooks Koepka of the U.S. watches his tee shot during the second round of the British Open Championship at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club in HoylakeBy Matt Smith DUBAI (Reuters) - American Brooks Koepka bounced back with a four-under-par second round 68 at the DP World Tour Championship on Friday after severe food poisoning led to him carding an opening 78 at the season-ending Dubai event. The 24-year-old arrived in the United Arab Emirates after winning the $7 million Turkish Airlines Open a week ago, eclipsing the likes of Ian Poulter, Sergio Garcia and Henrik Stenson to claim his maiden European Tour victory. But an ill-fated burger stop en route from Turkey left the Floridian stricken with food poisoning. ...


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