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French rugby federation president Bernard Laporte has resigned from his position. The move, confirmed by France's sports minister, came after Laporte was convicted in a corruption case last month. His stepping down came a day after French rugby clubs voted against accepting Patrick Buisson as interim president. Buisson was nominated by the suspended Laporte to replace him on an interim basis while he fought his suspended two-year sentence on corruption charges. A Paris court in December found Laporte guilty of passive corruption, influence peddling, illegal interest taking and misuse of corporate assets. The French sports minister and the French rugby league called for new general elections within six weeks.

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Prosecutors in Massachusetts are basing their murder case against a man whose wife is presumed dead but whose body has not been found in large part on a series of gruesome internet searches. But experts warn that incriminating internet searches are not enough alone to build a case. Prosecutors said at Brian Walshe's arraignment that he used Google to look up ways to dismember and dispose of a body. His wife, Ana Walshe, has not been seen since Jan. 1. Northeastern University School of Law professor Daniel Medwed says prosecutors have plenty of other evidence to make their case, including blood and DNA.

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Lou Lopez Senechal scored 26 points and Aaliyah Edwards had 25 to lead No. 5 Connecticut to a 84-67 victory over Tennessee in a matchup of iconic basketball programs. The Huskies (19-2), who got 13 points from Aubrey Griffen and Dorka Juhasz, led by as many as 16 at the end of the first quarter and extended their winning streak to 12 games. Nika Muhl had 14 assists. The Lady Volunteers, who closed within two points in the third period but couldn't complete the comeback were led by Jordan Horston's 27 points. Rickea Jackson scored 13 points and Jillian Hollingshead had 11 for Tennessee, which lost for the first time in 10 games.

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