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MLB winter meetings rumor roundup: Manny Machado is on the block

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With significant action expected at Major League Baseball's winter meetings, USA TODAY Sports breaks down the latest rumblings from the hot stove.

Donovan McNabb, Eric Davis suspended by ESPN as it investigates harassment allegations

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The two former NFL players will not appear on ESPN as it investigates harassment claims against them during their time at NFL Network.

Lindsey Vonn on backlash to her Trump comments: Some 'hoping I break my neck'

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Olympic skier wrote on Instagram that some people told her she was being punished for being "anti-Trump."

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Tom Brady views Patriots' loss as wake-up call before Steelers game

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Patriots QB tells Boston radio station he'll learn from ugly loss to Dolphins.

Connecticut stays No. 1 in latest USA TODAY women's basketball poll

The unbeaten Huskies are trailed by Notre Dame, Mississippi State, Louisville and South Carolina.

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Hoop dreams? Dennis Rodman thinks he can bring Trump and 'friend' Kim Jong Un together

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Rodman knows both president Trump and Kim Jong Un and believes the two leaders "are pretty much the same people."

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10 takeaways from the college football coaching carousel

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The big story lines were Chip Kelly returning to the college ranks and six new coaches in the SEC.

Oscar Pistorius injured in jail fight over telephone use

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Olympian Oscar Pistorius, in jail for murdering his girlfriend, was bruised in an altercation with another inmate over telephone use, a South African prison spokesman confirmed Tuesday.

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If Pitino wins, insurance might not protect Louisville

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The University of Louisville carries $35 million in liability insurance in the event of a “wrongful act.” The bad news is it may not decrease the danger of Rick Pitino’s lawsuit.

After shocking loss, Patriots in search of answers heading into Pittsburgh

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New England was dominated in Miami and now has six days to get right for game that will likely determine AFC's home field.

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How ESPN, College Football Playoff are saving bowl games

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Smaller postseason games suffering from low attendance but still in demand.

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NFL Network suspends Marshall Faulk, Ike Taylor and Heath Evans over sexual harassment allegations

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NFL Network analysts and former NFL players Marshall Faulk, Ike Taylor, and Heath Evans were suspended Monday.

Tuesday, Dec 12

Patriots suffer surprise setback as Dolphins snap win streak ahead of Pittsburgh trip

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New England can still wrap up AFC East and get inside track for home field with win at Pittsburgh on Sunday.

From dysfunction to disses: Giancarlo Stanton's Marlins tenure ends in acrimony

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Giancarlo Stanton, who never played on a winning team in eight seasons with the Marlins, joins a franchise that hasn’t had a losing season since 1992.

What the NFL must do to find flaws in concussion protocol

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League needs to consult with outside experts, even those it may have disagreements with.

Monday, Dec 11

Giancarlo Stanton rips Marlins organization in farewell Instagram post

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On the day his trade to the Yankees was made official, Stanton called the organization "unprofessional" and a "circus."

With AFC North clinched, Steelers turn sole focus to dethroning Patriots

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Pittsburgh needed a late push from Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown to wrap up the division ahead of a matchup with the Patriots.

40 things we learned in Week 14 of the 2017 NFL season

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Some surprising facts and figures emerged as the NFL began the final quarter of its regular season.

Carson Wentz suffers knee injury as Eagles beat Rams, clinch NFC East

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Wentz went to the locker room in the third quarter and was later ruled out.

Sunday, Dec 10

10 leading candidates to win Heisman in 2018

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High-profile quarterbacks and running backs from the nation's top teams lead the list to follow Baker Mayfield.

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield wins 2017 Heisman Trophy

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Mayfield is the sixth Sooner to win the award overall and the third Oklahoma signal caller since 2003 to claim the trophy.

Angels welcome Shohei Ohtani, plot course for two-way Japanese star

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Shohei Ohtani has been formally introduced by the Los Angeles Angels after they won the fierce baseball-wide competition for the services of the two-way Japanese star

Saturday, Dec 9

Yankees' Evil Empire is in full force with trade for Giancarlo Stanton

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With their trade for Giancarlo Stanton, the New York Yankees brought the Evil Empire back to the Bronx. And this time it's in full force.

Duke's stunning loss to Boston College exposes shaky defense that needs a fix

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Coach Mike Krzyzewski has fixes to make. And they start with a youth-laden roster that is playing to its age defensively.

Mario Cristobal named Oregon's new football coach

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Mario Cristobal was Oregon's co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach this past season.

Texas home owned by ex-NBA star Chris Bosh raided by police

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Bosh's mother, Freida Bosh, is a person of interest in the investigation, according to police.

Friday, Dec 8

How Shohei Ohtani will alter the balance of power in the AL West

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Shohei Ohtani’s surprising decision to sign with the Angels could have both an immediate and a long-range impact on the AL West.

Report: Giancarlo Stanton won't OK trade to Giants or Cardinals

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The reigning NL MVP won't OK a trade to the Giants or Cardinals

Drew Brees blasts Thursday NFL games after several Saints suffer injuries

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Saints QB says Thursday games are "absolutely" unsafe as players get little rest after Sunday games.

Falcons defense rises to occasion in 20-17 win against Saints

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Deion Jones' late interception of Drew Brees ices game for reigning NFC champs.