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Japan outraged as video purportedly shows hostage beheadedRodgers wins MVP, Watt unanimous top AP defensive player (Yahoo Sports)

A banner with a picture of Jordanian pilot, Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh, who is held by the Islamic State group militants, is being raised by workers near a tent prepared for receiving supporters, in Amman, Jordan, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. The fates of a Japanese journalist and Jordanian military pilot were unknown Friday, a day after the latest purported deadline for a possible prisoner swap passed with no further word from the Islamic State group holding them captive. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)An online video purported to show the beheading of journalist Kenji Goto.


FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2014, file photo, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers celebrates a touchdown pass to Davante Adams (17) during an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers in Green Bay, Wis. Rodgers has won his second Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player award. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn, File)

Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers won his second MVP award Saturday night, and J.J. Watt swept away the voters the way he sweeps quarterbacks off their feet to take top defensive honors. Rodgers, also the 2011 Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player award winner, took this one in somewhat surprisingly easy fashion over Watt. The Packers quarterback received 31 votes for the 2014 award from a nationwide panel of 50 media members who regularly cover the league. Houston's Watt, seeking to become the first defensive player to win MVP since 1986, got 13 votes.


Scientist considered father of birth control pill diesSons represent late Junior Seau at Hall of Fame announcement (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2009 file photo, Carl Djerassi talks to Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann, not seen, at the federal chancellery in Vienna, Austria. Djerassi, the chemist widely considered the father of the birth control pill, has died of complications of cancer in his San Francisco home, Stanford University spokesman Dan Stober said. He was 91. Djerassi, a professor emeritus of chemistry at Stanford, was most famous for leading a research team in Mexico City that in 1951 developed norethindrone, a synthetic molecule that became a key component of the first birth control pill. "The pill" as it came to be known radically transformed sexual practices and women's lives. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Carl Djerassi, the chemist widely considered the father of the birth control pill, has died.


Members of the NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2015 are introduced Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, in Tempe, Ariz. From left are running back Jerome Bettis; wide receiver Tim Brown; defensive end and linebacker Charles Haley; Bill Polian; Tyler Seau, son of the late linebacker Junior Seau, on behalf of his father; guard Will Shields; center Mick Tingelhoff; and Ron Wolf. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

One by one, the newest members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame stepped onto the stage as their names were called. When the eighth man elected Saturday, the late Junior Seau, was announced, his two sons stood with the group. ''I wish,'' 25-year-old Tyler Seau said later, ''he was here in person with us.'' A field-covering, hard-hitting linebacker, the charismatic Seau, who committed suicide at age 43 in 2012, was the only first-time eligible candidate in the Hall's class of 2015. Also getting in Saturday, a day before the Super Bowl, were modern-day players Jerome Bettis, Tim Brown, Charles Haley and Will Shields, contributors Bill Polian and Ron Wolf, and senior selection Mick Tingelhoff.


Measles continues to spread as scientists urge parents to vaccinate childrenHorford, Hawks extend streak with 91-85 win over 76ers (Yahoo Sports)

Doctors encourage vaccinating for measles in face of outbreakMore than 100 people in the United States have been infected with the highly contagious airborne measles virus.


ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 31: Al Horford #15 of the Atlanta Hawks puts up a shot against the Philadelphia 76ers on January 31, 2015 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Al Horford scored 23 points, including a tying basket after Philadelphia took its first lead late in the game, and the Atlanta Hawks recovered after squandering a 21-point lead to beat the 76ers 91-85 on Saturday night and stretch their franchise-record winning streak to 19 games. The Hawks led by 21 in the first half but the 76ers came back to take their first lead at 83-81 on a jam by Nerlens Noel with less than 3 minutes remaining. Horford scored to pull the Hawks even, and Dennis Schroeder's 3-pointer with 1:35 left gave Atlanta an 86-83 advantage. Following a miss by Philadelphia's K.J. McDaniels, Horford's jumper gave the Hawks a five-point lead.


U.S. regulators recall 2.1 million vehicles in new air bag issueLate rally lifts No. 4 Duke past No. 2 Virginia, 69-63 (Yahoo Sports)

Jeep's Liberty Patriotic Edition is seen in a file photo taken at the North America Auto Show in DetroitThe auto industry's air bag troubles deepened on Saturday as U.S. federal safety regulators said three big automakers will recall about 2.1 million older vehicles to fix defects that could cause air bags to deploy when they are not supposed to. The vehicles involved in the recall announced by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are made by Toyota Motor Corp, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and Honda Motor Co. There have been about 400 reported cases of inadvertent air bag deployments in the recalled vehicles, NHTSA Administrator Mark Rosekind said. The recall concerned a defective chip in air bag systems and the fix involved replacing the entire air bag module, including circuits manufactured by parts maker TRW Automotive Holdings, Rosekind said.


Duke guard Tyus Jones (5) shoots over Virginia guard London Perrantes (32) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015. (AP Photo/Ryan M. Kelly)

Quinn Cook, Tyus Jones and No. 4 Duke got their biggest shots to start falling just in time. Jones scored 17 points, Cook had 15 and both made critical 3-pointers in the closing minutes, fueling a game-ended 16-5 run that gave the Blue Devils a 69-63 victory against No. 2 Virginia, ending the Cavaliers' 21-game home winning streak. Cook hit three times from long range in the final 4:38 and Jones hit the clincher with about 10 seconds left, capping a dramatic turnaround that had seen the Blue Devils miss their first nine 3-point tries, and 11 of their first 13. Then, with Virginia leading by eight with 4:48 to play, and it sell-out crowd looking for the kill shot, Duke's only hope was to start converting, and it did, making 5 of their last 6.


Deadline passes in U.S. refinery workers contract talksLeBron makes Love a winner in return to Minnesota, 106-90 (Yahoo Sports)
HOUSTON (Reuters) - Contracts for unionized U.S. refinery workers began expiring at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time on Sunday (0401 GMT) without word from labor or refinery owners about the outcome of talks for a new national pact. The national agreement between the United Steelworkers union (USW) and oil companies, which covers workers at 63 refineries accounting for two-thirds of U.S. refining capacity, expires at 12:01 a.m. local time on Sunday in the time zone where each refinery is located. Negotiators for the USW and Royal Dutch Shell Plc, which represents U.S. ...LeBron James scored 16 of his 36 points in the fourth quarter to win a stirring duel with rookie Andrew Wiggins, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 106-90 victory over the Timberwolves in Kevin Love's first game back in Minnesota since he was traded. He scored 13 straight points for the Cavs, who have won 10 straight. Wiggins had 33 points and four steals for the Timberwolves (8-39), who gave Love and the Cavaliers all they could handle in front of a standing-room-only crowd. Thaddeus Young scored 19 points and Nikola Pekovic had 14 points and 12 rebounds for the Timberwolves, but they were just 3-for-19 in the fourth quarter.


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