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December 20, 2013 - 3:05 AM
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In this Dec. 8, 2013, photo, Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant looks back during his team's loss to the Toronto Raptors during an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles. Bryant is expected to miss about six weeks with an injured left knee. The Lakers said Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, that an MRI scan showed that Bryant has a fracture of the lateral tibial plateau of his knee. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)

Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide

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--BRYANT SIDELINED BY INJURY AGAIN

L.A. Lakers star Kobe Bryant is expected to miss six weeks with a fracture in his left knee.

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--VANISHING SPRAY TO BE USED AT WORLD CUP TO POLICE FREE KICKS

FIFA backs the use of vanishing spray at the World Cup, stopping defenders from encroaching within 10 meters at free kicks.

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--RODMAN BAK IN NORTH KOREA TO TRAIN NATIONAL TEAM

Flamboyant former NBA star Dennis Rodman is back in North Korea to train its national team, with trip proceeding despite the country's political purge.

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--YANKEES SIGN OFF ON $45 MLN BELTRAN DEAL

The New York Yankees have finalized a $45 million, 3-year contract with Carlos Beltran.

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--FIGURE SKATER BOITANO COMES OUT AS GAY

American figure skating champ Brian Boitano, a member of the U.S. delegation to the Sochi Olympics, comes out as gay.

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