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No. 1 Villanova leads by 44, beats Ewing, Georgetown 88-56

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Top-ranked Villanova led by as many as 44 points and gave Georgetown coach Patrick Ewing a rude welcome back to the schools' rivalry by beating the Hoyas 88-56. More>>

Houston's Ariza, Green suspended 2 games apiece by NBA

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The NBA decides: Rockets players Trevor Ariza and Gerald Green each suspended two games for entering Clippers' locker room. More>>

Rockets' Harden back at practice after 2 1/2 weeks

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Rockets guard James Harden returned to practice for the first time since he was injured Dec. 31 against the Los Angeles Lakers. More>>

Vikings deep in playoffs, thanks in part to diligent Diggs

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The Minnesota Vikings are deep in the playoffs, thanks in part to the diligence of Stefon Diggs. More>>

Oregon AD Mullens new playoff selection committee chairman

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Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens will be the new chairman of the College Football Playoff selection committee, starting next season; three new Power Five ADs will join the 13-member panel. More>>

Steelers part ways with offensive coordinator Todd Haley

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A person with direct knowledge of the decision says the Pittsburgh Steelers will not renew offensive coordinator Todd Haley's contract. More>>

Aggressive Eagles set to face Minnesota's top-ranked defense

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The Philadelphia Eagles are aggressive no matter what. More>>

Quarterback's death permeates NCAA convention discussions

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Police are interviewing Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski's friends and people who knew him to try to learn why he apparently took his life. More>>

Slow market changed Bruce's outlook before return to Mets

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Jay Bruce says he has "unfinished business" with the Mets, a factor in his decision to accept a $39 million, three-year contract to return to New York. More>>

Turning up the heat: Sharapova into 3rd round, Konta out

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Maria Sharapova was set to play Anastasija Sevastova to open Day 4 on an expected day of scorching temperatures at the Australian Open. More>>

Violinists and cheering squads: North Korea's Olympic lineup

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Even without many medal prospects, North Korea plans to send a spotlight-stealing delegation to the Pyeongchang Olympics in South Korea. More>>

The Latest: Sharapova into 3rd round at Australian Open

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Maria Sharapova has advanced to the third round, beating Anastasija Sevastova 6-1, 7-6 (4) as the temperatures begin to rise at the Australian Open. More>>

Bentley's Barbara Stevens gets 1,000th coaching win

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Barbara Stevens of Division II Bentley became the fifth women's basketball coach to reach 1,000 victories when her Falcons defeated Adelphi 78-66 in a Northeast-10 game. More>>

Katie Couric returning for Winter Olympics opening ceremony

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NBC is bringing back Katie Couric to co-host the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics next month. More>>

Football's divisional round viewership down 16 percent

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Viewership for football's divisional round of playoffs is down 16 percent from last year's games, offering ammunition to critics of the NFL. More>>

Rival Koreas agree to form first unified Olympic team

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The two Koreas are meeting again to discuss North Korean participation in next month's Winter Olympics in South Korea. More>>

Spurs' Leonard out indefinitely to continue injury rehab

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The San Antonio Spurs say Kawhi Leonard will be out indefinitely as he continues his recovery from a right quadriceps injury. More>>

Van Noy's versatility key in Patriots defensive improvement

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From role player to key cog, Kyle Van Noy a big reason for Patriots' defensive success. More>>

Brady limited participant in practice with right hand injury

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Brady misses AFC championship news conference to meet with team medical staff. More>>

On a day of close calls, Dimitrov fends off McDonald in 5th

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A 15-year-old qualifier and the No. 4-seeded Elina Svitolina were among three Ukrainian women who had matches starting simultaneously Wednesday and progressed to the third round of the Australian Open. More>>

Reiter skipping classes, getting schooled at CareerBuilder

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Charlie Reiter is skipping classes at Palm Desert High to play in the CareerBuilder Challenge _ and still getting an education. More>>

AP source: Cubs, Duensing agree to $7 million, 2-year deal

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AP Source: Chicago Cubs, LH reliever Brian Duensing agree to $7 million, 2-year contract. More>>

Jaguars' Ngakoue trying to turn heads on AFC's biggest stage

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Yannick Ngakoue has a knack for the strip-sack and could pose problems for the New England Patriots in the AFC championship game. More>>

Chillin': LeBron, Cavs trying to thaw from mid-season freeze

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LeBron, Cavaliers trying to fight through mid-season funk. More>>

Rodman checks into rehab after DUI arrest

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The agent for former NBA star Dennis Rodman says the Hall of Famer has checked into an alcohol rehabilitation center after a weekend DUI arrest. More>>

Amid misbehavior everywhere, NBA may need to flex its muscle

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A shameful series of high-profile events may force the NBA to take some serious action. More>>

The Latest: US hopes joint Olympic team helps NKorea change

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South Korea says the rival Koreas have agreed to form their first joint Olympic team and have their athletes march together during the opening ceremony of next month's Winter Olympics in the South. More>>

Davis scores 45, Pelicans beat Celtics 116-113 in OT

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Anthony Davis had 45 points and 16 rebounds to lead the New Orleans Pelicans to a 116-113 overtime victory over Boston, ending the Celtics' seven-game winning streak. More>>

Andrew McCutchen eager for challenge of a tough right field

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Andrew McCutchen figures San Francisco's AT&T Park outfield is so big, playing right field will still make him feel like a center fielder all over again. More>>

Fernandez leads European figure skating championships

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Javier Fernandez took a step toward his sixth consecutive European Figure Skating Championships gold medal by being the only skater in the men's short program to land two quads. More>>

Ex-doctor's victims recount sex abuse as young gymnasts

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One of the dozens of sexual abuse victims of a disgraced former Michigan sports doctor has warned at his sentencing hearing that "little girls don't stay little forever.". More>>

Washington State QB Tyler Hilinski dies in apparent suicide

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Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski found dead in apartment. More>>

Age 15 and bold, Marta Kostyuk enjoying Aussie Open run

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Ukrainian teenager Marta Kostyuk was such a perfectionist when she started playing tennis as a child, she'd blow up in anger if she missed even a single ball. More>>

The Latest: Dimitrov scrapes into 3rd round at Aussie Open

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Third-seeded Grigor Dimitrov has scraped into the third round of the Australian Open _ just _ with a tough five-set win over 186th-ranked Mackenzie McDonald, a former NCAA champion from Los Angeles. More>>

Boston Celtics great Jo Jo White dies at 71

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Basketball Hall of Famer Jo Jo White has died at 71 years old. More>>

Jags 'threw a tantrum' when Marrone started making changes

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The Jacksonville Jaguars "threw a tantrum" when coach Doug Marrone started making changes. More>>

Vonn leads Cortina downhill training by large margin

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Lindsey Vonn leads by a large margin in the opening training session for a World Cup downhill on the Olympia delle Tofane course. More>>

Injuries to key scorers thin out lines for Blue Jackets

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Four key Columbus Blue Jackets' forwards and a defensemen went down to injuries in recent weeks, leaving coach John Tortorella to patch together lines with help from minor-league Cleveland. More>>

Tomlin not ready to endorse Haley's return in 2018

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Todd Haley's contract as the offensive coordinator for the Pittsburgh Steelers is up and his status is uncertain. More>>

NBA opens investigation into Rockets-Clippers events

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The hot tempers that flared up during the Los Angeles Clippers' victory over the Houston Rockets have carried over after the game. More>>

Jaguars rookie Leonard Fournette uninjured in car accident

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Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette escaped injury after what authorities say was a minor, three-car crash. More>>

Tsonga leaps, stretches, lunges in Australian Open comeback

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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga casually hit a between-the-legs shot that kept him in a point, lunged with one of his stretch forehands for a winner, and gave the Australian Open crowd 3 hours, 37 minutes of premium entertainment against Denis Shapovalov. More>>

Trial set to begin in ex-NFL player's road-rage killing

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Trial in a road-rage shooting that left a former NFL football player dead is set to begin in a New Orleans suburb. More>>

Earnhardt Jr. to help NBC Sports at Super Bowl and Olympics

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Only On AP: Dale Earnhardt Jr. is branching out past NASCAR with NBC Sports. The network plans to use NASCAR's most popular driver at both next month's Super Bowl as well as the Winter Olympics. Earnhardt has never attended a Super Bowl before. More>>

Reliever Addison Reed, Twins finalize $16.75M, 2-year deal

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Right-handed reliever Addison Reed and Minnesota have finalized a $16.75 million, two-year contract, putting another pitcher with closing experience in the back of the Twins' bullpen. More>>

Column: A World Cup fix & flaws in referee integrity checks

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FIFA ordered a World Cup qualifier to be replayed after establishing goals were scored as a result of crooked refereeing. More>>

Saints QB Brees: No plans to field offers from other teams

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Drew Brees says he still expects to remain with the New Orleans Saints as long as they'll have him. More>>

IndyCar unveils 2018 race car at auto show in Detroit

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Series champion Josef Newgarden praises IndyCar's 2018 race car. More>>

Despite doping scandals, Olympic fever grips Russian cinemas

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Amid doping scandals, Russians are flocking to see a movie about Soviet glory on the Olympic basketball court 46 years ago. More>>

Hornets coach Clifford back to work after sleep deprivation

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Hornets coach Steve Clifford returned to practice following a 21-game absence due to headaches caused by sleep deprivation. More>>

Olympic champ Simone Biles says she was abused by doctor

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Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles says she is among the athletes sexually abused by a now-imprisoned former USA Gymnastics team doctor. More>>

Recovering Kvitova feels the love from Australian Open fans

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A year ago Petra Kvitova was recovering from a knife attack at her home in the Czech Republic, unsure if she'd ever play tennis again. So her first-round loss at the Australian Open didn't bother her in the overall scheme of things. More>>

Mykhailiuk, Graham lead No. 10 Kansas over No. 6 WVU 71-66

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Mykhailiuk, No. 10 Kansas roar back from big deficit to beat No. 6 West Virginia 71-66. More>>

No love lost: Clippers beat Rockets 113-102 in heated game

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Lou Williams scored 31 points, Blake Griffin added 29 points before his ejection, and the Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Houston Rockets 113-102 in Chris Paul's heated return to Staples Center against his old team. More>>

Road Warriors: Durant's 32 leads NBA champions past Cavs

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Kevin Durant scores 32 to pace Warriors to 13th straight road win, 118-108 over Cavaliers. More>>

Sharapova back in Oz, joins Federer, Djokovic in 2nd round

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Former champion Angelique Kerber continued her resurgent run with a 6-0, 6-4 win over fellow German Anna-Lena Friedsam to reach the second round of the Australian Open. More>>

Danica Patrick finds love away from track with Aaron Rodgers

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Only on AP: Danica Patrick has found love away from the race track. More>>

Djokovic: Players held meeting, but boycott not discussed

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Novak Djokovic confirms top men's players held a private meeting on the eve of the Australian Open to discuss issues related to the tour, but denied that any talk of boycotting Grand Slams over prize money was ever raised. More>>

Vikings pivot to Eagles, after big break to beat Saints

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Vikings pivot toward Eagles and NFC title game after big late break beats Saints. More>>

AP source: Colts closing in on deal to hire McDaniels

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A person familiar with the negotiations says the Indianapolis Colts are "close" to reaching a deal to hire Josh McDaniels as their new coach. More>>

LeBron reflects on MLK's legacy, criticizes Trump on holiday

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LeBron James reflects on legacy of King, says Americans can't allow racism to 'divide us'. More>>

Titans fire coach Mike Mularkey after playoff win

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Titans split with coach Mike Mularkey despite first playoff victory in 14 years. More>>

Bucs make "emotionally challenging" call to trade McCutchen

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The Pirates have closed the book on the Andrew McCutchen era. More>>

Top-ranked UConn survives upset scare from No. 9 Texas 75-71

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Katie Lou Samuelson scored 19 points and Crystal Dangerfield made two free throws with 8 seconds left as top-ranked UConn beat No. 9 Texas 75-71. More>>

Major letdown for US women: Venus, Stephens out in Melbourne

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French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko will start things off at the Australian Open on Monday in a Rod Laver Arena match against Francesca Schiavone. More>>

Texas Tech fined, WVU's Harris reprimanded after court-storm

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The Big 12 has reprimanded and fined Texas Tech $25,000 and reprimanded West Virginia forward Wes Harris for hitting a fan who joined thousands of others in a postgame celebration. More>>

West Coast Cutch; Giants acquire OF McCutchen from Pirates

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The San Francisco Giants acquired Andrew McCutchen from the Pittsburgh Pirates for right-hander Kyle Crick, minor league outfielder Bryan Reynolds and $500,000 in international signing bonus allocation. More>>

Seguin scores in OT to lead Stars to 3-2 win over Bruins

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Former Bruins first-round draft pick Tyler Seguin scored on a delayed penalty in overtime to lead the Dallas Stars to a 3-2 victory over Boston. More>>

Golden Knights hope to sustain momentum in second half

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The expansion Vegas Golden Knights, who have the best record in the Western Conference, look to sustain that momentum in the second half of the season. More>>

AP Source: Sharks place D Paul Martin on waivers

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A person with direct knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press the San Jose Sharks have placed veteran defenseman Paul Martin on waivers. More>>

Jaguars' Jalen Ramsey tells fans 'we're going to Super Bowl'

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All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey is already looking ahead, telling thousands of fans awaiting Jacksonville's return from Pittsburgh that the Jaguars "are going to the Super Bowl and we are going to win that (expletive).". More>>

MacKinnon helps Avs beat Ducks 3-1 for 7th straight win

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Nathan MacKinnon kept up his torrid home scoring with a goal, Jonathan Bernier stopped 33 shots and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-1 for their seventh straight win. More>>

Villanova still No. 1, Virginia and Purdue rise in AP Top 25

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Villanova is No. 1, Virginia rises to No. 2 and Purdue moves up to No. 3 in a week of changes in the AP Top 25. More>>

Man United beats Stoke 3-0, reduces City's lead to 12 points

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Manchester United has taken a chunk out of Manchester City's large lead in the English Premier League by beating relegation-threatened Stoke 3-0 in a one-sided match featuring spectacular goals by Antonio Valencia and Anthony Martial. More>>

Howie Kendrick and Nationals agree to $7M, 2-year contract

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The Nationals have agreed to a $7 million, two-year contract with outfielder Howie Kendrick, a deal subject to a successful physical. More>>

Louisville is No. 2 behind UConn in women's basketball poll

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Louisville is No. 2 in The Associated Press women's basketball poll for the first time in school history. More>>

Showdowns set: Jags-Patriots in AFC, Vikings-Eagles in NFC

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Tom Brady and the big game-tested Patriots square off against the sack-happy Jacksonville Jaguars next Sunday in the AFC championship game in Foxborough, Massachusetts, with the winner headed to the Super Bowl. More>>

Stunner: Keenum-Diggs TD sends Vikings past Saints 29-24

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Case Keenum completed a last-ditch heave near the sideline on the game's final play, as Stefon Diggs slithered away for a 61-yard touchdown to give Minnesota a 29-24 victory over New Orleans. More>>

Big 12 schools continue beating up on one another

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Big 12's strength taking a toll as conference teams beat up on each other. More>>

Jaguars stun Steelers 45-42 to earn trip to AFC title game

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The Jacksonville Jaguars, yes those Jacksonville Jaguars, are heading to the AFC championship game. More>>

Koreas may field a joint women's hockey team at Olympics

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North and South Korea have agreed in principle to field a joint women's ice hockey team during next month's Olympics in South Korea and relayed their position to the International Olympic Committee. More>>

Dennis Rodman arrested on suspicion of DUI in California

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Police say former NBA star Dennis Rodman has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in Southern California. More>>

Day 2 at the Australian Open: Federer, Djokovic on court

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Defending champion Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, with 11 Australian Open titles between them and 31 Grand Slam singles titles combined, take to the court at the Australian Open under vastly different circumstances on Tuesday. More>>

AP source: Arizona to hire Kevin Sumlin as football coach

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A person familiar with the decision says Arizona will hire former Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin. More>>

Olsen, Cunningham, Bascue lead US Olympic bobsled team

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US Olympic bobsled team drivers: Justin Olsen, Nick Cunningham, Codie Bascue. More>>

Davis (48 points, 17 rebounds), Pelicans beat Knicks in OT

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Anthony Davis scored a season-high 48 points and grabbed 17 rebounds, leading the New Orleans Pelicans back from 19 points down late in the third quarter to a 123-118 overtime victory over the New York Knicks. More>>

Hall of Fame ump Harvey, called 'God' by players, dies at 87

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Hall of Fame baseball umpire Doug Harvey has died. More>>

Racing pioneer Dan Gurney dead from pneumonia complications

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Dan Gurney, the first driver to win in Formula One, IndyCar and NASCAR, died Sunday from complications of pneumonia. He was 86. Gurney began racing in 1955 and won in nearly every racing series he attempted. More>>

Kizzire outlasts Hahn on 6th hole of Sony Open playoff

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Patton Kizzire goes 24 holes to win the Sony Open in a playoff over James Hahn. More>>

Hall's 25 lead No. 3 Virginia past NC State 68-51

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Devon Hall scored a career-best 25 points and No. 3 Virginia pushed its winning streak to eight with a 68-51 victory over North Carolina State. More>>

Defense rose to challenge for Eagles

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When Carson Wentz went down for the Philadelphia Eagles, the pressure fell on backup Nick Foles and everyone else to step up. More>>

West Virginia reviewing court storm incident at Texas Tech

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West Virginia says it is reviewing an incident in which a player is seen striking a Texas Tech fan who had joined thousands of others in a postgame celebration. More>>

The Latest: Vikings lead Saints 20-14 early in 4th quarter

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Leonard Fournette's fourth down leap into the end zone from 1 yard gave the Jaguars a 7-0 lead over the Steelers in the first quarter. More>>

Ozuna excited to join playoff contender in St. Louis

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Marcell Ozuna wasn't surprised by trade from Marlins, was happy with his destination in St. Louis. More>>

Golf Channel cameramen walk out on coverage amid Sony Open

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Camera, video crew walk out on Golf Channel events over union contract. More>>

Eagles use goal-line stand, Elliott FGs to beat Falcons

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Philadelphia's defense staged a last-minute goal-line stand and Jake Elliott atoned for a missed extra point with three field goals as the Eagles beat the Atlanta Falcons 15-10 to move into the NFC championship game. More>>

Patriots back in AFC title game, Titans trip into offseason

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Brady, Patriots block out negativity to make it back to AFC championship game. More>>

Keith Jackson, 89, announcer with 'Whoa, Nelly!' call, dies

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Keith Jackson, the down-home voice of college football for more than 5 decades, dies at 89. More>>

Curry returns with 24 points, Warriors beat Raptors 127-125

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Curry returns from two-game injury absence to score 24 points as Warriors survive shaky fourth quarter to beat Raptors 127-125. More>>

False alarm on missile creates uneasy moment at Sony Open

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The biggest buzz at Sony Open was push alert on phones from a false alarm of a ballistic missile. More>>

9 minutes of mayhem end City's bid to be the 'Invincibles'

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Manchester City's quest to be the second "Invincibles" of English soccer ended thanks to nine minutes of madness on Sunday. More>>

City's unbeaten run in EPL ends with 4-3 loss at Liverpool

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Manchester City's 22-match unbeaten run in the Premier League came to a crashing halt with a 4-3 loss to Liverpool in a wild match at Anfield. More>>

World Cup leader Marcel Hirscher wins again in slalom

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Marcel Hirscher is on track for a fifth straight win in World Cup slalom, taking a clear lead in the first run on Sunday. More>>

Jags-Steelers, Vikings-Saints playoff ready

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The NFL divisional playoffs wrap up with a doubleheader Sunday starting in Pittsburgh where the AFC North champion Steelers host the upstart Jacksonville Jaguars. More>>

Goggia leads Italian sweep at World Cup downhill; Vonn 27th

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Goggia leads Italian sweep of podium at World Cup downhill; Vonn finishes 27th. More>>

Joshua to fight Parker in heavyweight unification bout

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Anthony Joshua will fight New Zealand's Joseph Parker in a world heavyweight title clash in Cardiff on March 31. Their unification bout will take place at the Principality Stadium with the big-punching rivals putting their belts on the line. More>>

World champ Sagan wins prelude to Tour Down Under

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Triple world champion Peter Sagan wins prelude to World Tour's Tour Down Under. More>>

Patriots beat Titans 35-14 to head back to AFC title game

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Patriots dominate Titans over final 3 quarters, head back to AFC title game with 35-14 win. More>>

Hoge takes a 1-shot lead on wild day at Waialae

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Tom Hoge not bothered by false alarm of a missile and just as calm about chance for 1st PGA Tour victory. More>>

Europe beats Asia to win EurAsia Cup

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Europe retains the EurAsia Cup after putting on a sensational showing on the final day to tame Asia 14 to 10, courtesy of eight wins in the 12 singles matches on Sunday. More>>

Coach K misses Duke's game against Wake Forest with virus

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Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski to miss Wake Forest game because of virus; Capel running team. More>>

No. 1 Villanova holds off Ponds, St. John's in 78-71 win

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Donte DiVincenzo hit six 3-pointers and scored 25 points to help No. 1 Villanova silence a rowdy New York crowd and hold off upset-minded St. John's 78-71 on Saturday night. More>>

Eagles use goal-line stand, Elliott FGs to beat Falcons

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Philadelphia's defense staged a last-minute goal-line stand and Jake Elliott atoned for a missed extra point with three field goals as the Eagles beat the Atlanta Falcons 15-10 to move into the NFC championship game. More>>

Cole fire: Astros heat up hot stove by acquiring Pirates ace

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World Series champion Houston Astros acquire Gerrit Cole in 5-player trade with Pittsburgh Pirates. More>>

Danault hit in head by Chara's slap shot; Bruins top Habs

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Boston Bruins post 4-3 shootout win over Montreal after Canadiens' Danault hit in head by Chara slap shot. More>>

The Latest: Pats dominate 35-14 to return to AFC title game

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Matt Bryant kicked a 33-yard field goal to give the Falcons a 3-0 lead after Eagles running back Jay Ajayi fumbled on the opening possession. More>>

Vikings take Bradford off IR for playoffs; 4th QB on roster

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The Minnesota Vikings activate quarterback Sam Bradford from injured reserve, putting their original starter on the roster for playoff game against New Orleans. More>>

LiAngelo, LaMelo Ball scoreless in pro debut in Lithuania

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LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball are scoreless in their regular-season pro debut in Lithuania. More>>

Flawless: White's perfect 100 punches ticket for Olympics

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Shaun White made the U.S. Olympic team in grand fashion, scoring a perfect 100 on his third run at the U.S. Grand Prix event to set himself up as a favorite to win a third gold medal. More>>

Texans hire Brian Gaine as GM, extend Bill O'Brien's deal

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Texans hire Brian Gaine as GM, extend coach Bill O'Brien's contract through 2022. More>>

Patriots chase 7th straight AFC title berth against Titans

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Patriots eyeing 7th consecutive conference championship game berth against underdog Titans. More>>

Curry back in Warriors' starting lineup against Raptors

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Two-time MVP Stephen Curry back in Golden State Warriors' starting lineup for Saturday game against Toronto Raptors. More>>

More jeers for Real Madrid after home loss to Villarreal

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More jeers for Real Madrid after shocking 1-0 home loss to Villarreal in Spanish league. More>>

Atlanta's Matt Ryan aims for happy homecoming in Philly

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Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan has another shot at a happy homecoming when team hosts Eagles in divisional playoff. More>>

Donaldson, Bryant set records ahead of arbitration swap

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Third basemen Josh Donaldson and Kris Bryant set records when they were among 145 players who agreed to one-year deals rather than swap proposed salaries in arbitration with their teams. More>>

Saudi stadiums open for women in a first to watch soccer

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Saudi women to be allowed for first time into stadiums to watch soccer in the kingdom. More>>

Even without Serena, Aussie Open women's field still tough

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With no Serena Williams in the draw at the Australian Open there's certainly an opportunity for another women's player to go on a surprising run and emerge as a first-time Grand Slam champion, as Sloane Stephens and Jelena Ostapenko did last year. More>>

Monaco title challenge fades after draw at Montpellier

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Winger Florian Thauvin joined Neymar as the best passer in the French league and also added a goal of his own as Marseille won 3-0 at Rennes. More>>

Service ace: Djokovic back with rebuilt serve at Aussie Open

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Novak Djokovic is back from six months off the tour with a remodeled service motion partly inspired by Andre Agassi and a growing confidence he can get his sore right elbow through the Australian Open. More>>

Julio Rocha, jailed former Nicaragua soccer boss, dies at 67

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The head of the Nicaraguan Football Federation says his predecessor Julio Rocha, who was convicted in the United States in a corruption scandal at FIFA, has died. More>>

NFL divisional playoffs kick off with doubleheader

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The NFL divisional playoffs kick off with a doubleheader starting in Philadelphia where the Eagles are the first No. 1 seed to enter their first postseason game as an underdog against the Atlanta Falcons. More>>

Where's the VAR? Contentious goal denies Southampton in EPL

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Video assistant referees were deployed for the first time in domestic English soccer this week but unfortunately for Southampton they aren't being used in the Premier League. More>>

FA to look into alleged remark by West Brom's Jay Rodriguez

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The English Football Association is set to look into remark allegedly made by West Bromwich Albion forward Jay Rodriguez to Brighton defender Gaetan Bong during a Premier League match. More>>

Naby Keita scores, booked in possible last game for Leipzig

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Mario Gomez has celebrated his return to Stuttgart with a hand in the side's late goal for a 1-0 win over visiting Hertha Berlin in the Bundesliga. More>>

Kane sets more records as Tottenham thrashes Everton 4-0

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Harry Kane has become Tottenham's record scorer in the English Premier League by grabbing a second-half double in a 4-0 win over Everton. More>>

Burnley slump in EPL continues with 1-0 loss at Palace

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Burnley looked capable of providing the fairytale story of the EPL when it climbed into the Champions League qualification positions last month. More>>

Spartak Moscow posts 'racist' tweet about its own players

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Russian soccer champion Spartak Moscow has been accused of racism after tweeting a message which appeared to refer to its own black players as "chocolates.". More>>

Pacers rally from 22-point deficit to beat Cavaliers 97-95

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Lance Stephenson scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead the Indiana Pacers back from a 22-point first-half deficit to beat Cleveland 97-95 on Friday. More>>

Parting gift? Evans scores as Baggies beat Brighton 2-0

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Jonny Evans helped to end West Bromwich Albion's long wait for an EPL win with a 2-0 victory over Brighton. More>>

Lanzini, Arnautovic inspire West Ham win at Huddersfield

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West Ham attackers Manuel Lanzini and Marko Arnautovic combined to inspire the team to a 4-1 win at Huddersfield in the EPL. More>>

Newcastle come back to draw with Swansea 1-1 in EPL

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Newcastle has moved a little away from the relegation fray while dimming Swansea's hope of English Premier League survival in a 1-1 draw. More>>

Bobsled diplomacy: Rival Koreas may share sled at Olympics

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Sliders from North Korea and South Korea may share a four-man bobsled at Winter Olympics. More>>

Josh Donaldson agrees to $23M, 1-year deal with Blue Jays

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Third baseman Josh Donaldson and the Toronto Blue Jays agreed to a $23 million, one-year contact, a $6 million raise for the 2015 AL MVP. More>>

Donovan coming out of retirement again to play in Mexico

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Landon Donovan is coming out of retirement for the second time in three years, this time to join Club Leon in Mexico. More>>

Olympic boxing champion Claressa Shields defeats Tori Nelson

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Two-time Olympic boxing champion Claressa Shields scores unanimous 10-round decision over Tori Nelson to retain her women's WBC and IBF super middleweight world titles. More>>

Eggert, Benecken win their 30th luge World Cup

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World champions Toni Eggert and Sascha Benecken returned to form by edging German rivals Tobias Wendl and Tobias Arlt to win their 30th luge World Cup. More>>

Caps rally, beat Hurricanes on Beagle's goal with 1.3 left

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Jay Beagle scored with 1.3 seconds remaining and the Washington Capitals rallied to beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3. More>>

The case for Keenum: Vikings QB keeps on disproving doubters

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The case for Keenum: Unexpected Vikings quarterback keeps on disproving doubters. More>>

Brignone dedicates WCup super-G win to Fanchini; Vonn 9th

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Federica Brignone of Italy has won the penultimate women's World Cup super-G before the Pyeongchang Olympics. More>>

Harman extends good play in Hawaii and takes Sony Open lead

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Brian Harman looking strong in Hawaii on any island, leads Sony Open by 3 shots. More>>

Defensive coordinator Vic Fangio returning to Bears

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The Chicago Bears hire former Oregon coach Mark Helfrich as their offensive coordinator. More>>

Bryant gets $10.85M, record for 1st arbitration eligible

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Kris Bryant has agreed to a $10.85 million, one-year deal with the Chicago Cubs, a record for a player eligible for arbitration for the first time. More>>

Orioles avoid arbitration with Machado, Britton, 3 others

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The Baltimore Orioles have agreed to a $16 million contract with third baseman Manny Machado and a $12 million deal with injured closer Zach Britton, avoiding arbitration with both stars. More>>

A freestyle skier's wrenching journey toward Olympics

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There have been so many obstacles standing in the path of freestyle skier Torin Yater-Wallace and getting to the point of making another Olympic team. More>>

New fantasy sports game revives sports betting concerns

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A leading daily fantasy sports company has launched a new contest for the NFL playoffs, but some gambling experts suggest the company is violating federal law. More>>

Panthers hire Norv Turner as new offensive coordinator

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The Panthers have hired Norv Turner as offensive coordinator. More>>

Life around football prepares Gutekunst for Packers GM job

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A life around football has prepared Brian Gutekunst for his new job as the general manger of the Green Bay Packers. More>>

Billie Jean King backs calls to rename Margaret Court Arena

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Billie Jean King thinks Margaret Court Arena should be renamed, saying she wouldn't play on the stadium if she was still competing at the Australian Open because of the 24-time major winner's comments about same-sex marriage. More>>

Morocco 2026 World Cup bid hires international consultants

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The Morocco 2026 World Cup bid, which has presented no public plans with six months until the vote, has hired international strategy consultants. More>>

Amazon looks to build on 1st season of NFL streaming

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Amazon had a mostly successful debut into live streaming of major sports events with increased audience and an improved viewing experience in its first season showing NFL games. More>>

Muffat-Jeandet gets first career win in World Cup combined

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Vincent Kriechmayr of Austria led from a strong Italian challenge after the opening downhill portion of a World Cup combined event. More>>

James, struggling Cavs routed again, Raptors romp 133-99

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LeBron James and the struggling Cleveland Cavaliers absorbed their most-lopsided loss of the season when they were routed by the Toronto Raptors 133-99. More>>

Celtics overcome 22-point deficit to beat 76ers in London

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Kyrie Irving had 20 points, seven assists and six rebounds and the Boston Celtics overcame a 22-point deficit to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 114-103 night in the eighth NBA game played in England. More>>

Ingram sends Lakers past Spurs to 3rd straight win, 93-81

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The Los Angeles Lakers held off the short-handed San Antonio Spurs 93-81 for their first three-game winning streak of the season. More>>

Norway beats France to win men's relay at biathlon World Cup

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Johannes Thingnes Boe has sealed Norway's win ahead of France in the men's 4x7.5-kilometer relay at a biathlon World Cup. More>>

NFL to 'look into' whether Raiders violated Rooney Rule

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The NFL says it will investigate whether the Oakland Raiders violated the "Rooney Rule" when they hired Jon Gruden as coach. More>>

Zidane says it's not as bad as it looks for Real Madrid

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Zinedine Zidane says it's not as bad as it looks for Real Madrid. More>>

Women's World Cup ski races doubtful due to weakened course

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Women's World Cup downhill in Austria pushed back to Sunday due to weak course. More>>

French league suspends goal-line technology after 'failings'

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The French football league says it has suspended goal-line technology in its competitions following more glitches during League Cup quarterfinals this week. More>>

Defending champ Mertens facing Buzarnescu in Hobart final

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Defending champion and second-seeded Elise Mertens advanced to the Hobart International final with a 6-4, 1-6, 6-2 win over Heather Watson on Friday. More>>

Spieth ends up 6 shots behind for a different reason at Sony

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Jordan Spieth has played good golf in the opening round of the Sony Open each of the last two years and has little to show for it. More>>

Donaldson, Machado, Bryant, Rendon in arbitration hot corner

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Toronto's Josh Donaldson, Baltimore's Manny Machado, Washington's Anthony Rendon and the Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant, a quartet of top third basemen, were among the more than 170 players set to exchange proposed salaries in arbitration. More>>

Kirk, Zach Johnson lead Sony Open, Spieth takes late tumble

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Chris Kirk opens with a 63 as Jordan Spieth makes a snowman (8) in the sunshine of Oahu at Sony Open. More>>

US Army challenging nickname of NHL's Las Vegas franchise

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The U.S. Army has filed a challenge opposing the application of the NHL's newest franchise to register the trademark "Las Vegas Golden Knights.". More>>

Missy Franklin starting new year, new chapter in Georgia

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Missy Franklin has gone to the dogs, as in the Georgia Bulldogs. More>>

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