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Former Atlanta Falcons, Texas great Tommy Nobis dies at 74


ATLANTA (AP) — Tommy Nobis, the first player drafted by the expansion Atlanta Falcons and a hard-hitting middle linebacker who was never fully recognized for his talents on a struggling franchise that failed to make the playoffs during his…

Klopp rages again as Liverpool held 0-0 by West Brom


LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp was left raging at the match officials for the second time in four days after his team had a late goal disallowed in a 0-0 home draw with West Bromwich Albion in…

Tottenham back in top 4 with 2-0 victory over Brighton


LONDON (AP) — Tottenham climbed back into the Premier League's top four on Wednesday as Son Heung-min scored his sixth goal in seven starts in a 2-0 victory over Brighton.

Puel gets revenge on Southampton as Leicester wins 4-1


SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) — Leicester manager Claude Puel took revenge on former club Southampton by guiding his new team to a 4-1 win in the Premier League on Wednesday.

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Prosecutor says 3 soccer officials made fortune off bribes

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NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors in closing arguments at the first U.S. trial stemming from the FIFA corruption scandal accused three former South American soccer officials on Wednesday of making themselves rich off a vast bribery scheme while…

Angels: Ohtani's sprained elbow will be healed by spring


LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels knew Shohei Ohtani was recovering from a sprained elbow before they agreed to a minor league contract with the Japanese right-hander and outfielder.

Agent Boras: Marlins turning into 'pawn shop' under Jeter


Derek Jeter owns five World Series rings, which may be the reason agent Scott Boras had jewelry on his mind when discussing the Miami Marlins' new ownership.

AP source: Marlins agree to deal Ozuna to Cardinals


LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Miami has agreed to trade left fielder Marcell Ozuna to the St. Louis Cardinals, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press, the third All-Star jettisoned by the Marlins this month in…

Twins sign recovering RHP Michael Pineda for 2 years, $10M


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have taken another step toward deepening their starting pitching.


NFL spokesman: Roger Goodell views new contract as his last


IRVING, Texas (AP) — Commissioner Roger Goodell views the agreement reached on an extension last week as his final contract overseeing the NFL, a league spokesman said Wednesday.


McCarthy: Packers' Rodgers preparing to play this weekend


GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers stayed afloat in the postseason race while hoping for nearly two months that Aaron Rodgers would return.

Ex-NHL star's wife: Trump made advance on me in elevator

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NEW YORK (AP) — The wife of Hall of Fame hockey player Luc Robitaille has tweeted about an advance she says Donald Trump made on her more than two decades ago in an elevator at Madison Square Garden.


Costas wins Hall's Frick Award for baseball broadcasting

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — As a boy, Bob Costas took a cross-country drive with his dad, delighting in spinning the radio dial and listening "through the crackle and static" to broadcasts from far-flung ballparks.

Lionsgate giving global run to Boston Marathon documentary

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BOSTON (AP) — The first feature-length documentary about the Boston Marathon is getting a global run.


KHL undecided on allowing players to go to the Olympics


MOSCOW (AP) — The president of the Kontinental Hockey League said Wednesday he is waiting to find out how many Russians will be banned from the Pyeongchang Olympics before deciding if he will allow his players to compete in South…


Porzingis, Beasley help Knicks edge Lakers 113-109 in OT


NEW YORK (AP) — Lonzo Ball was having a dazzling stretch, every basket bringing his father farther and farther off his courtside seat for an emphatic celebration.


Froome found to have double the legal limit of asthma drug


PARIS (AP) — Chris Froome failed a doping test during the Spanish Vuelta in September and is facing a suspension from cycling ahead of his attempt to win a record-equaling fifth Tour de France title next year.


Pay for new Power Five football coaches

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Power Five schools that handed out eight-figure contracts to football coaches this fall could face millions in new taxes on those coaches' salaries if the tax overhaul becomes law. Here's a look at how much the new coaches are making…


Vasilevskiy, Lightning beat Blues 3-0


ST. LOUIS (AP) — Tampa Bay goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy erased the memory of a bad outing in St. Louis with one solid performance.


Orioles star Machado could move — new position, or new team


LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Baltimore Orioles star Manny Machado could be on the move.

Wednesday, Dec 13

Steelers put Shazier on IR, hopeful Haden returns vs. Pats


PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Tomlin is ready to talk about the New England Patriots.

Tuesday, Dec 12

Youngsters Drake, Howard spark Dolphins surge


DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Kenyan Drake is handling his new role as an NFL workhorse just fine, thank you.

After tunnel skirmish, United and City managers on defensive


Two days after the Manchester derby skirmish in the tight Old Trafford tunnel, the managers of United and City went on the defensive on Tuesday.

Brady intercepted twice as Dolphins beat Pats 27-20


MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins wore their perfect season uniforms, and for at least one game in 2017, they looked the part.

Stanton joins Judge as Yankees' Towers of Power


LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton eased his 6-foot-6 frame into a pinstriped No. 27 jersey, ready to join 6-foot-7 Aaron Judge as the Towers of Power on the resurgent New York Yankees.

Monday, Dec 11

Eagles turn to Nick Foles after Carson Wentz goes down

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carson Wentz got the Eagles this far. Now, it's up to Nick Foles to deliver Philadelphia its first Super Bowl title.

Ravens' defense falls apart in 4th quarter against Steelers


PITTSBURGH (AP) — It was a familiar feeling for Terrell Suggs and the Baltimore Ravens.

The Latest: Steelers get emotional comeback win over Ravens

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Record-setting City wins derby for 11-point lead in EPL


MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Chants of "Ole!" rang out from a boisterous corner of Old Trafford as Manchester City saw out a record 14th straight Premier League win by keeping possession right in front of its jubilant fans.

Sunday, Dec 10

McCoy scores to seal Bills' 13-7 OT win over Colts


ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — LeSean McCoy scored on a 21-yard run with 1:33 left in overtime to secure the Buffalo Bills' 13-7 win over the Indianapolis Colts in a wintry, white-out setting best suited for snow shoes and sled…

John Werner: Mayfield needs to act like Heisman winner


Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield won the Heisman Trophy by a landslide, and everything he did on the field led to his decisive win.

James has 58th career triple-double; Cavs rally past 76ers


CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James made certain the Cavaliers' losing ways lasted only one day.

Walk-on to Heisman: Oklahoma's Mayfield wins in landslide

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NEW YORK (AP) — Baker Mayfield took a unique road to the Heisman Trophy, a long and winding climb from walk-on to one of the most accomplished players to ever play college football.

Saturday, Dec 9

AP sources: Yankees set to reel in MVP Stanton from Marlins

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MIAMI (AP) — After helping the New York Yankees to five World Series titles, Derek Jeter might help them win another.

Oh, brother! Subban vs Subban goes to Vegas goalie in SO


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Malcolm Subban won a matchup of siblings, making 41 saves and then denying all six shootout attempts Friday night to lead the Vegas Golden Knights to a 4-3 victory over star defenseman P.K. Subban and the…

Oregon promotes Mario Cristobal to head coach


Oregon assistant Mario Cristobal was officially promoted to head coach a year to the day after Willie Taggart was introduced.

Trainers rushed to save terrified horses as flames closed in

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BONSALL, Calif. (AP) — A routine day at an elite training center for racehorses transformed into terror and chaos in minutes, with hundreds of thoroughbreds stampeding out of their stalls in a desperate attempt to flee a Southern…