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Falcons head to Super Bowl after blowing out Packers 44-21

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The Atlanta Falcons partied like it was 1999 after blowing out Green Bay 44-21 in the NFC championship, locking up their first trip to the Super Bowl in 18 years More>>

Quarterfinal time at the Australian Open: Federer vs Zverev

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It's the start of quarterfinals at the Australian Open on Tuesday, and none of the other three will likely be as compelling as the one between Roger Federer and Mischa Zverev More>>

Challenges not enough to deny Patriots 9th Super Bowl berth

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A week after showing flecks of vulnerability, the Patriots put together the kind of dominant performance that has come to define the Bill Belichick and Tom Brady era, earning a 36-17 AFC championship game win over Pittsburgh More>>

Williams relies on Plan B to reaches Australian Open QFs

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Serena Williams scrapped her way into the quarterfinals at the Australian Open, working around a misfiring serve and a rash of unforced errors to beat Barbora Strycova as the heat intensified on Monday More>>

They're Back: Brady and Patriots win AFC, 36-17 vs Steelers

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Brady heads to seventh Super Bowl after leading Patriots to another big AFC championship-game performance in 36-17 rout of Pittsburgh More>>

Le'Veon Bell was hurt heading into AFC championship game

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Steelers star running back Le'Veon Bell was bothered by a groin injury even before he was forced to leave the AFC championship game in the second quarter of a 36-17 loss to New England More>>

Current, former major leaguers die in Dominican crashes

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Authorities in the Dominican Republic say that Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura and former major leaguer Andy Marte both have died in separate traffic accidents More>>

Bookies make Patriots a 3-point pick with record over/under

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Oddsmakers like the New England Patriots by a field goal over the Atlanta Falcons in the Super Bowl More>>

Super Bowl will pit Brady's Patriots against Ryan's Falcons

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A season that began with Tom Brady serving a four-game suspension will end with him in the Super Bowl, where his New England Patriots will take on Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons More>>

Super Falcons: Atlanta routs Packers 44-21 for NFC title

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Matt Ryan threw for 392 yards and four touchdowns leading the Falcons to a 44-21 blowout of the Green Bay Packers in the NFC championship game More>>

The Latest: Patriots will face Falcons in Super Bowl

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A season that began with Tom Brady serving a four-game suspension will end with him in the Super Bowl, where his New England Patriots will take on Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons More>>

Hudson Swafford wins CareerBuilder for 1st PGA Tour title

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Hudson Swafford won the fittingly named CareerBuilder Challenge on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title, following three straight birdies with a closing par for a one-stroke victory More>>

Chen lands 5 quads to win US figure skating title with ease

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Nathan Chen followed a record-setting short program with a near-flawless free skate featuring five quadruple jumps Sunday to become the youngest men's U.S. figure skating champion in more than five decades More>>

AP TOP 25 REWIND: No. 7 Creighton has rough week of losses

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No. 7 Creighton is trying to adjust after losing national assists leader Maurice Watson Jr., then losing to Marquette, during a rough week More>>

Messi scores 5th goal in 6 games as Barcelona beats Eibar

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With Lionel Messi's fifth goal in six games this year, Barcelona comfortably defeated Eibar 4-0 on Sunday to keep pace with leaders Real Madrid and Sevilla at the halfway point of the Spanish league More>>

Royals' Ventura killed in car crash in Dominican Republic

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Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura, whose electric arm helped his team win the 2015 World Series title, was killed in a car crash in his native Dominican Republic early Sunday More>>

Sanchez grabs Arsenal winner; Wenger clashes with official

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Arsene Wenger apologized after appearing to push the fourth official during a fiery conclusion that saw two penalties scored in stoppage time as Arsenal beat Burnley 2-1 on Sunday to go second in the Premier League More>>

Costa returns to Chelsea side, scores on 100th appearance

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Still to clear up the ambiguity over last weekend's absence from the Chelsea team, Diego Costa did his talking on the pitch on Sunday More>>

Oregon assistant football coach to be fired after DUI arrest

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The University of Oregon says the football co-offensive coordinator will be fired after his arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence More>>

Conference championships open with high-scoring matchup

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The NFC championship is expected to close out the Georgia Dome with a shootout, with oddsmakers expecting 60 points combined from the Atlanta Falcons and Green Bay Packers More>>

Sevilla tops Osasuna to stay close to leader Real Madrid

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Sevilla salvaged a key 4-3 victory in a thrilling game against last-place Osasuna on Sunday, guaranteeing second place at the halfway point of the Spanish league season More>>

Ogier wins season-opening Monte Carlo Rally with new team

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Sebastien Ogier made the perfect start to the defense of his world title by winning the season-opening Monte Carlo rally on Sunday, clinching the 39th race win of his career and first for his new team More>>

Tough at the top: Murray, Kerber make 4th-round exits in Oz

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It was tough at the top for Andy Murray and Angelique Kerber at the Australian Open, with both the No. 1 seeds going out in fourth-round upsets More>>

Hirscher beats Britain's Ryding to win World Cup slalom

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Marcel Hirscher used a stunning second run to win the slalom of the classic Hahnenkamm races on Sunday, while Dave Ryding became the first British skier in 35 years to place second in a World Cup race More>>

Feeling the pressure, Kerber loses to composed Vandeweghe

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Angelique Kerber said before the Australian Open that she wasn't putting too much pressure on herself as the top-seeded player at a Grand Slam tournament for the first time More>>

A day after downhill win, Vonn struggles to 9th in super-G

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A day after winning a downhill, Lindsey Vonn discovered how far she has to go to regain her dominance in super-G as she returns from two major injuries More>>

Spurs coach Popovich blasts President Trump

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San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich unloaded on President Trump, saying he can't believe anything he says More>>

Fleetwood holds off major champions to win in Abu Dhabi

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Tommy Fleetwood broke free from a pack of contenders containing three major champions to win the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship by one shot on Sunday, ending the Englishman's 3½-year wait for a second European Tour title More>>

Serena Williams, Barbora Strycova renew Grand Slam rivalry

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Serena Williams and Barbora Strycova meet for the third time on Monday, and once again it's on the grandest stage in tennis More>>

Prank against Steelers suspected in early hotel fire alarm

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A man has been arrested and charged with setting off an early-morning fire alarm at a Boston hotel that roused the visiting Pittsburgh Steelers ahead of their game with the New England Patriots More>>

California Chrome wins Horse of the Year at Eclipse Awards

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California Chrome wins Horse of the Year, part of a three-trophy haul for him at the Eclipse Awards More>>

Kibermanis leads Latvia 1-2 in 4-man bob World Cup event

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Latvian pilots raced to a 1-2 finish in a 4-man bobsled Word Cup event Sunday won by Oskars Kibermanis More>>

Southampton inflicts 11th loss of Leicester's title defence

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Southampton condemned Leicester to the 11th loss of its Premier League title defense with a 3-0 victory on Sunday, leaving the champions five points above the relegation zone More>>

Norway wins relays at cross-country ski World Cup

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Norway cruised to victory in men's and women's relays at the cross-country skiing World Cup on Sunday in a dominant showing ahead of next month's world championships More>>

Djokovic to lead Serbia against Russia in Davis Cup

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Novak Djokovic will lead his native Serbia against Russia in the first round of the Davis Cup next month More>>

Zverev's win over Murray caps dramatic career comeback

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Mischa Zverev still remembers one of his earliest losses to Andy Murray, when the two were rising juniors and playing in the semifinals of the 2004 U.S. Open boys' tournament More>>

Marksaeng wins Singapore Open, clinching British Open berth

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Prayad Marksaeng of Thailand shot a 4-under 67 in the final round to win the Singapore Open by one shot on Sunday, clinching a place in the British Open in the process More>>

Leonard scores 41, Spurs down Cavaliers 118-115 in overtime

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Kawhi Leonard scored a career-high 41 points as the San Antonio Spurs beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 118-115 in overtime on Saturday night despite missing two starters More>>

Matthew Dellavedova, tennis player? Nope, it's his cousin

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Basketball fans may have done a double take upon seeing the Australian Open schedule on Sunday: Matthew Dellavedova was playing his first-round match on Court 7. It wasn't the Australian-born NBA player, though More>>

Colts fire general manager Ryan Grigson after 5 seasons

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Colts owner Jim Irsay announced Saturday he has fired general manager Ryan Grigson after five seasons More>>

Trier returns, No. 14 Arizona shuts down No. 3 UCLA 96-85

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Boosted by the return of Allonzo Trier, No. 14 Arizona showed off a potent offense to go along with its swarming defense More>>

Canadian Adam Hadwin shoots 13-under 59 in CareerBuilder

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Adam Hadwin shot a 13-under 59 on Saturday in the CareerBuilder Challenge for the ninth sub-60 round in PGA Tour history and the second in 10 days More>>

LeBron considering return to US Olympic team under Popovich

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LeBron James says Gregg Popovich taking over as coach of the U.S. Olympic team will be a factor in whether he plays in the 2020 Tokyo Games More>>

Rooney sets Man United scoring record; Man City, Spurs draw

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Deep into stoppage time with Manchester United facing defeat, Wayne Rooney bent a free kick high over the defense and into the Stoke goal to score a club-record 250th goal More>>

Chen dominates men's short program at US nationals

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Nathan Chen stamped himself as an Olympic medalist contender, connecting on a pair of quads and slaying the competition with a short program record score of 106.39 at the U.S. figure skating championships More>>

T-wolves' Rubio to miss Nuggets game for personal reasons

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Ricky Rubio has left the Minnesota Timberwolves for personal reasons and will miss at least the next game on Sunday against Denver More>>

Chapecoense survivors lift trophy 2 months after tragedy

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The three surviving players of the air crash two months ago that killed 19 members of Brazil's Chapecoense soccer club lifted the Copa Sudamericana trophy on Saturday in honor of their dead teammates More>>

Hackers claim to have shut down African Cup website

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A group of hackers claiming to be based in Russia said Saturday they had shut down the website of the African Cup of Nations soccer tournament in a protest at organizers holding it in the "dictatorship" of Gabon More>>

Rooney becomes Man United's record scorer with 250th goal

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Wayne Rooney has become Manchester United's record scorer after moving onto 250 goals by netting an injury-time equalizer in Saturday's Premier League game against Stoke More>>

Rooney salvages point for United with club record 250th goal

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After the long wait to break Manchester United's scoring record, Wayne Rooney ensured the landmark 250th goal was still dramatic More>>

The Latest: You snooze, you lose: Dimitrov OK with timing

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Grigor Dimitrov had his first win on the main court at Melbourne Park, so he didn't mind that the match started two minutes before midnight More>>

Nadal holds off Zverev to reach 4th round at Australian Open

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Rafael Nadal had a good, hard look at the future before pulling a few tricks from his past to hold it back _ for now More>>

2 convicted in shooting that paralyzed "Hoop Dreams" player

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Two men have been convicted of attempted murder and aggravated battery for a shooting that paralyzed a Chicago high school basketball coach who played on one of the teams featured in the 1994 documentary "Hoop Dreams." More>>

Federer gracious in praise of Sunday opponent at Aussie Open

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As befitting his status as a 17-time Grand Slam champion and as an astute judge of the sport, Roger Federer's reply to a simple question about his next opponent was handled with the same aplomb as one of his stylish backhands More>>

Lucic-Baroni, Brady take different paths to success at slams

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For both the veteran, Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, and the newcomer, Jennifer Brady, it's a completely unexpected position to be in: Playing for a spot in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open More>>

Kickers for final 4 NFL playoff teams each have leg up

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Touchdowns are always nice, but clutch kickers are welcome security blankets for NFL offenses, especially in the playoffs More>>

Rick Hendrick rises from tobacco farmer to Hall of Famer

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Rick Hendrick has the most successful organization in NASCAR and it earned him a spot in the Hall of Fame More>>

Warriors get 6th straight win, 125-108 over Rockets

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Kevin Durant scored 32 points and the Golden State Warriors used a big third quarter to build a huge lead and coast to their sixth straight victory, 125-108 over the Houston Rockets on Friday night More>>

Hudson Swafford shoots second 65, leads in rainy La Quinta

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Hudson Swafford shot his second straight 7-under 65 on Friday to take a one-stroke lead in the CareerBuilder Challenge, finishing just as a storm hit the desert layouts More>>

Santiago Casilla returns to A's on $11M, 2-year contract

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Relief pitcher Santiago Casilla is crossing the bay again, re-joining the Oakland Athletics on an $11 million, two-year contract Friday after seven seasons with San Francisco More>>

Trumbo, Orioles finalize $37.5 million, 3-year deal

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The Baltimore Orioles have agreed to a $37.5 million, three-year contract to keep major league home run champion Mark Trumbo More>>

Las Vegas teen charged as adult in football player slaying

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A 17-year-old accused of shooting and killing a Missouri State University football player during a fight involving their sisters in Las Vegas has been charged as an adult with murder More>>

Steelers hoping pressure blueprint can slow down Brady

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The constant variable in each of Tom Brady's AFC championship game losses has been when he's faced a defense that's managed to apply pressure up front and forced him into quick decisions in the pocket More>>

Trump takes presidential oath, athletes make some calls Video included

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Athletes react to Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday More>>

Matchups for the AFC championship game

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Matchups for the AFC championship game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots More>>

Matchups for the NFC championship game

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Matchups for the NFC championship game between the Green Bay Packers and Atlanta Falcons More>>

Power 5 conferences vote to stop spring practices off campus

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The Power Five conferences have voted to stop coaches from taking teams off-campus during any vacation period outside a sport's season for practice, a rule proposed after Jim Harbaugh took his Michigan Wolverines to Florida during spring break last year More>>

Spring League invites Rice, Manziel, adds former NFL players

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An independent football league debuting in April is embracing high-profile NFL players who were shunned, extending invitations to Johnny Manziel and Ray Rice and lining up several former draft picks with the promise of a shot to display their talent More>>

Gerrard returns to Liverpool as coach in youth academy

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Steven Gerrard is returning to Liverpool to take up a position in the team's youth academy More>>

Watson among 103 to give up eligibility to enter NFL draft

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For the second straight year, more than 100 college players are giving up eligibility to enter the NFL draft More>>

Ravens linebacker Orr retires at 24 with spinal injury

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Ravens linebacker Zachary Orr has announced his retirement after learning he has a herniated disc and a congenital spinal condition More>>

Briton falls to death at 2022 Qatar World Cup stadium site

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Organizers of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar say a British man has died working at a stadium which will be a venue for the event More>>

'Crazy' good: Federer into 4th round at Australian Open

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Roger Federer showed that his first two wins against qualifiers at the Australian Open really were warmups More>>

Chinese sportswear brand makes inroads in tennis world

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Svetlana Kuznetsova has a different look than most tennis players More>>

Venus focused on tennis, not age, in record 73rd Grand Slam

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One could never accuse Venus Williams of being sensitive about her age More>>

The low-cost contributors on each of the NFL's final 4 teams

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The construction of a Super Bowl team starts and stops with a championship-caliber quarterback More>>

A tournament without Djokovic to hit home in Australia

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The stark reality of an Australian Open third round without Novak Djokovic _ for the first time in 11 years _ hits home when the remaining players in his half, Rafael Nadal and Milos Raonic among them, bid to advance to the second week of the tournament More>>

Goran Dragic evolving as a player and a leader for Heat

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Goran Dragic has already been mentioned in trade rumors, and it's quite reasonable to think that will continue _ but he wants to stay in Miami More>>

Tough break: Ducks nip Avalanche 2-1 after long glass delay

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Nick Ritchie scored the tiebreaking goal with 2:02 to play, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Colorado Avalanche 2-1 in a game featuring a 45-minute delay and an early second intermission due to broken glass More>>

Surging Capitals cruise to 7-3 win over Blues

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Andre Burakovsky, T.J. Oshie and Evgeny Kuznetsov each had a goal and an assist to lead the Washington capitals to a 7-3 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night More>>

Spurs C Gasol breaks finger during warmups, out indefinitely

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Spurs center Pau Gasol is out indefinitely after breaking his left ring finger during pregame warmups Thursday night More>>

Silence, mourning since fatal crash turn to hope at Chapeco

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Silence and mourning are slowly being replaced by boisterous fans and hope More>>

Former Jets star Gastineau says he has several health issues

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Former New York Jets sack-dancing star Mark Gastineau says he is suffering from several health issues caused from years of playing football More>>

Curry, Durant, LeBron, Irving to start NBA All-Star Game

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Stephen Curry joins Golden State teammate Kevin Durant in the lineup, while LeBron James and Kyrie Irving also gave Cleveland two starters in the NBA All-Star Game More>>

Phil Mickelson returns with scrambling 68 at La Quinta

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Phil Mickelson shot a scrambling 4-under 68 on Thursday in the CareerBuilder Challenge, leaving him four strokes back in his return from two sports hernia surgeries More>>

Different era, different drug question for Rodriguez, Raines

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While Tim Raines talked openly about overcoming cocaine abuse in the 1980s, Ivan Rodriguez at first avoided responding to a question about whether he used steroids before saying 'No, I didn't.' More>>

Bills agree to hire Rick Dennison as offensive coordinator

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Newly hired Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott is turning his offense over to former Denver Broncos coordinator Rick Dennison More>>

Authorites: 2 LA Dodgers security guards stole balls, shirts

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Prosecutors say two security guards at Los Angeles' Dodger Stadium have been arrested and are accused of stealing equipment, baseballs and jerseys from the major league team to sell online More>>

Falcons' Shanahan will have another meeting with 49ers

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Kyle Shanahan plans to talk again with the San Francisco 49ers about their head coaching vacancy, with all signs pointing to the Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator landing the job More>>

UK court rejects bid for bridge to be recognized as sport

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Bridge players who want the card game recognized as a sport have lost their latest legal bid in Britain More>>

Cavs star forward Kevin Love sidelined with back spasms

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Cavaliers star forward Kevin Love is sidelined with back spasms and will not play Thursday night against Phoenix More>>

US Skating prez says Russia should be banned from Olympics

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U.S. Figure Skating President Sam Auxier says Russia should be banned from the 2018 Olympics because of accusations of a mass doping cover-up at the Sochi Olympics three years ago More>>

Julio Jones says sprained toe won't keep him out vs. Packers

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Julio Jones says sprained toe won't keep him out vs. Packers More>>

Jackpot! Vegas looks to score big win by landing Raiders

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The Oakland Raiders have filed paperwork to move to Las Vegas More>>

Tigers' core still intact as spring training approaches

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An offseason that began with so much uncertainty is beginning to wind down now and the core of the Detroit Tigers remains intact More>>

Marlins acquire RHP Straily from Reds for 3 minor leaguers

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Replacing Jose Fernandez will be a collective task for the Miami Marlins, with 14-game winner Dan Straily joining the effort Thursday More>>

Bell & Blount's friendship transcends abrupt exit

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Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell and New England counterpart LeGarrette Blount remain in constant contact more than two years removed from Blount's abrupt exit with the Steelers More>>

Blue Jays ownership involved in bringing Bautista back

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Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins says ownership got involved in the re-signing of veteran Jose Bautista More>>

Rod Carew passes 1-month mark since heart transplant

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Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew has passed the 1-month mark since a heart and kidney transplant with no signs of rejection More>>

TNT to launch NBA coverage featuring ex-players

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TNT will use broadcast teams featuring only former players and no traditional play-by-play men during five NBA doubleheaders later this season More>>

Alibaba's Ma: Olympics deal will help fight counterfeiting

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Alibaba chief Jack Ma says he hopes a new accord with Olympics officials will help fight counterfeiting, as the e-commerce giant seeks to repair its image after being deemed a "notorious" market for fakes by the U.S. government last month More>>

Arizona's Trier tested positive for PED

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Arizona sophomore Allonzo Trier, who has yet to play this season, admitted Wednesday that he tested positive for a banned performance-enhancing drug More>>

Djokovic out in 2nd round, loses to Istomin in Melbourne

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Novak Djokovic won't be setting the Australian Open record for most men's titles this year, losing to wild-card entry Denis Istomin in the second round More>>

James Harden gives fan present on her 100th birthday

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James Harden took some time out after the Rockets' 111-92 win over the visiting Milwaukee Bucks Wednesday night to give a fan a present on a her 100th birthday More>>

Andy's ankle, Federer's biggest test highlight Friday action

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One big question ahead of the start of the third round Friday at the Australian Open is the state of Andy Murray's injured right ankle More>>

The Latest: Novak Djokovic is out of the Australian Open

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Defending champion Novak Djokovic is out of the Australian Open, beaten 7-6 (8), 5-7, 2-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4 by wild-card entry Denis Istomin in a second-round match on Thursday More>>

Bonds, Clemens making slow gains with changing electorate

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Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens are making slow gains with a changing Hall of Fame electorate More>>

Roethlisberger hoping to play up to Brady's "gold standard"

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Ben Roethlisberger considers Tom Brady the "gold standard" of NFL quarterbacks More>>

Great 3-point night doesn't mean a win for No. 15 Notre Dame

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When teams make 15 or more 3-pointers while shooting over 65 percent from beyond the arc it is usually a sure sign of a win More>>

Durant dazzles against former Oklahoma City team once more

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Kevin Durant dazzled against his old Oklahoma City team once again with a season-best 40 points on a night Russell Westbrook tallied his 21st triple-double, and the Warriors beat the Thunder in commanding fashion again with a 121-100 win Wednesday More>>

Longtime Astros slugger Bagwell elected to Hall of Fame

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Jeff Bagwell was elected to Hall of Fame on Wednesday More>>

Pudge shrugs off slim first-ballot Hall margin, and reason

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Ivan Rodriguez said he barely slept for three days waiting to find out if he would get enough votes for election into baseball's Hall of Fame More>>

Trevor Hoffman misses Hall of Fame election by 5 votes

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Well, Hells Bells, Trevor Hoffman didn't make baseball's Hall of Fame for the second straight season More>>

Bagwell, Raines, Ivan Rodriguez elected to Hall of Fame

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Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez have been elected to baseball's Hall of Fame, earning the honor as Trevor Hoffman and Vladimir Guerrero fell just short More>>

Steelers WR Antonio Brown apologizes for livestreaming video

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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown has apologized for livestreaming video from the team's locker room following its win over Kansas City More>>

Phil Mickelson set to return at CareerBuilder Challenge

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Phil Mickelson is set to play in the CareerBuilder Challenge, returning from two sports hernia surgeries a week earlier than he originally expected More>>

IndyCar drivers eager to keep momentum as season nears

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IndyCar looks ahead with hope to another season and potential for growth More>>

Falcons WR Julio Jones misses practice with toe injury

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Falcons All-Pro wide receiver Julio Jones was held out of practice on Wednesday after aggravating his sprained toe in Saturday's playoff win over Seattle More>>

Beckham tops NFLer on Twitter, Kaepernick 49th

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Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr., had the most engagement on Twitter among NFL players this season, while Colin Kaepernick was only a surprising 49th More>>

Justices raise doubts over law barring offensive trademarks

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The Supreme Court is raising doubts about a law that bars the government from registering trademarks that are deemed offensive More>>

Denied Rio medal, Irish fighter debuts on St. Patrick's Day

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Michael Conlan wasn't going to take it quietly when judges at the Rio Olympics gave his Russian opponent a controversial decision win More>>

Trevor Plouffe finalizes $5.25M, 1-year deal with A's

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Infielder Trevor Plouffe has finalized a $5.25 million, one-year contract with the Oakland Athletics and is expected to be the primary third baseman if he can stay healthy More>>

Egypt puts soccer star Aboutrika on no-fly, terror list

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Egyptian authorities have placed one of the country's all-time greatest soccer players on a terror watch and no-fly list, over accusations he helped finance the Muslim Brotherhood, now banned as a terrorist... More>>

Teen and mom under arrest in Missouri State player's death

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Police say a teenager and his mother are under arrest in the death of a Missouri State University football player who tried to stop a fight involving his sister in Las Vegas. More>>

Bautista, Blue Jays agree to $18.5M, 1-year deal

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Jose Bautista is staying with the Toronto Blue Jays, after all. More>>

Cloud of steroids hovers above Hall of Fame voting

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The cloud of steroids hovers above Hall of Fame voting, much as it shrouded baseball in the 1990s and early 2000s. More>>

Murray, Federer advance to 3rd round at Australian Open

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An hour after his win, Andy Murray still hadn't been able to get any video to see how he twisted his ankle and tumbled to the ground. More>>

As Isner falters, Sock poised to take next step for US men

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John Isner has long been accustomed to carrying the torch for U.S. men's tennis, dealing with the heightened expectations at the Grand Slams and the inevitable questions that follow early losses. More>>

Topsy-turvy: Seppi posts comeback win over Kyrgios

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The audacious between-the-legs shot by Nick Kyrgios. His missed match point. The nerveless break when Andreas Seppi was serving for a second-round upset win. More>>

The Latest: Murray turns ankle during win, appears to be OK

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The Latest on Wednesday from the Australian Open (all times local): More>>

Nathan Chen leads the way at US figure skating championships

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The pain in his hip is gone. All that's left is a surgical screw and a scar. More>>

Oregon strength coach suspended after players hospitalized

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By KAREEM COPELAND AP Sports Writer The University of Oregon has suspended football strength and conditioning coach Irele Oderinde one month without pay after three players were hospitalized following a... More>>

Streaking Clippers down another All-Star with Paul out

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The streaking Clippers are down another All-Star. More>>

Hall of Famer Willie McCovey pardoned by Obama

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San Francisco Giants Hall of Famer Willie McCovey has been pardoned by President Barack Obama on tax evasion charges from 1995. More>>

Cowboys delay talk of Romo's future, likely knowing answer

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Those closest to Tony Romo on the Cowboys aren't ready to discuss the future of the Dallas quarterback, probably because they know the likely final answer. More>>

Packers-Falcons NFC matchup expected to produce big offense

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The high-scoring offenses of the Atlanta Falcons and Green Bay Packers appear poised to provide a memorable send-off for the Georgia Dome. More>>

Even as Knicks tumble again, Carmelo wants to be in New York

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Carmelo Anthony still believes the Knicks can win and still wants to be in New York when they do. More>>

Tomlin: Brown 'foolish' to livestream postgame locker room

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The father in Mike Tomlin regrets the language he used to describe the New England Patriots during the postgame speech Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown opted to livestream on social media after a taut... More>>

Islanders fire coach Jack Capuano in his seventh season

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By STEPHEN WHYNO AP Hockey Writer Stuck in last place in the Eastern Conference, the New York Islanders fired coach Jack Capuano on Tuesday, ending one of the longest tenures in the NHL. More>>

Torn ACL ends season for Creighton star Maurice Watson Jr.

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Creighton point guard and national assists leader Maurice Watson Jr. will miss the rest of the season because of a major knee injury, a huge blow for a team that is off to its best start and has hopes of making a deep... More>>

Rangers' Diekman out at least half season because of colitis

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Texas Rangers reliever Jake Diekman is expected to miss at least half the season after upcoming surgery to treat colitis, a digestive condition. More>>

6-time champs Djokovic, Williams post Australian Open wins

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The record will show that six-time Australian Open champions Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic each had straight-set wins. More>>

Karlovic smacks 75 aces, sets long match mark at Aussie Open

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As Ivo Karlovic and Horacio Zeballos struggled deep into the fifth set at the Australian Open on Tuesday night, fans rushed to distant Court 19 to watch as a record unfolded. More>>

Ligety, Svindal miss ski world championships with injury

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Two of skiing's biggest stars will miss next month's world championships because of season-ending surgery. More>>

Young Americans coming of age at Australian Open

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More than 13 years after Andy Roddick won the 2003 U.S. Open, the last time an American man triumphed at a Grand Slam, the future of U.S. men's tennis appears bright. More>>

Federer's 17 majors stack up nicely against everyone else

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The 64 players contesting second-round matches at the Australian Open on Wednesday have won a total of 36 Grand Slam singles titles. One guy, however, has nearly half of them. More>>

Paul hurt, but Clippers trounce Thunder to go 7-0 in 2017

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The last time Chris Paul went down with an injury, the Los Angeles Clippers went into a tailspin. More>>

Warriors rout defending champion Cavaliers 126-91 in rematch

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Now, everybody can sit back for a few months and envision the possibility of another scintillating NBA Finals between Cleveland and Golden State. More>>

Green fouls LeBron, appears to mock him for flopping

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Draymond Green and LeBron James went at it again in the first half of the Cavaliers' visit to Golden State on Monday. More>>

Penguins halt Capitals' win streak at 9 in wild 8-7 victory

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The goals kept coming. One after another. A dizzying three periods of shots followed by baffled goaltenders fishing pucks out of the net wondering how things got out of hand so quickly. More>>

Steelers downplay Tomlin's vulgar description of Patriots

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Antonio Brown wanted to let the world in on the party when he live-streamed the giddy celebration in Pittsburgh's locker room after an 18-16 playoff win over Kansas City. More>>

No. 9 UNC tops Syracuse 85-68 for Williams' 800th career win

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North Carolina coach Roy Williams stood at midcourt, looking to the Smith Center rafters to watch video messages from former players congratulating him on his 800th win. More>>

Prescott feels pain, but is part of promise for Cowboys

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Dak Prescott playfully tried to negotiate the length of his second meeting with reporters in less than 24 hours after experiencing the pain of a last-play loss in the NFL playoffs for the first time. More>>

AP Analysis: A-Rod's biggest call in weekend full of them

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By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Pro Football Writer Aaron Rodgers doesn't just make the big throws, he designs them. More>>

Carroll: Sherman played 2nd half of season with knee injury

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Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman played the second half of the season with an injured knee, although he was never listed on any injury report. More>>

Falcons: Julio Jones will be ready to go in NFC championship

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Don't fret, Atlanta Falcons fans. More>>

Obama celebrates World Series champion Chicago Cubs

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President Barack Obama celebrated the World Series champion Chicago Cubs on Monday and spoke about the power sports has to unite people. More>>

African Cup: Ivory Coast stumbles, Congo beats Morocco

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Ivory Coast's Europe-based stars stumbled in the heat of northern Gabon in their African Cup of Nations opener, with the defending champion held by Togo to 0-0 on Monday in another twist to start the tournament. More>>

Villanova back to No. 1 in AP poll, leapfrogging Kansas

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Villanova coach Jay Wright likes this vantage point just fine. More>>

AP source: Phillies, Saunders agree to $9M, 1-year deal

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Outfielder Michael Saunders and the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed on a $9 million, one-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. More>>

No. 7 Creighton loses point guard Watson to knee injury

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No. 7 Creighton lost point guard Maurice Watson Jr. to a knee injury in the first half against Xavier on Monday. More>>

Chiefs' Andy Reid believes holding should have been no-call

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Chiefs coach Andy Reid doesn't believe the holding penalty on left tackle Eric Fisher that cost Kansas City a tying 2-point conversion against Pittsburgh on Sunday night should have been called. More>>

Royals, left-hander Duffy agree to $65M, 5-year contract

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Perhaps the Royals and Danny Duffy thought Kansas City sports fans could use some good news. More>>

UConn still tops in AP women's basketball poll

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By The Associated Press Fresh off its record-breaking 91st consecutive victory, UConn remained the No. 1 team in The Associated Press women's basketball poll Monday. More>>

AP source: Bautista and Blue Jays working hard on return

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Outfielder Jose Bautista and the Toronto Blue Jays are "working really hard" to bring him back to the club, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told the Associated Press on Monday. More>>

Federer returns with a win, joins Murray in 2nd round

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Roger Federer shanked a few shots and was unsettled by how nervous he felt after six months on the sidelines, despite the familiar surroundings at the Australian Open. More>>

Americans off to quick start at Australian Open

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Shelby Rogers thoroughly dominated the No. 4 player in the world, Simona Halep. A teary-eyed CoCo Vandeweghe battled nausea to outlast another top-20 veteran, Roberta Vinci. More>>

Danger matches Tuesday for Djokovic, Williams at Aussie Open

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Not much room for error: six-time Australian Open champions Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic face tougher-than expected first-round matches on Tuesday. More>>

Americans off to quick start at Australian Open

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Shelby Rogers thoroughly dominated the No. 4 player in the world, Simona Halep. A teary-eyed CoCo Vandeweghe battled nausea to outlast another top-20 veteran, Roberta Vinci. More>>

Steelers' Brown rolls live locker room video after win

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So much for Antonio Brown and the Pittsburgh Steelers keeping a low profile. More>>

Thomas breaks scoring records in winning Sony Open

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One of the gifts Justin Thomas received from winning the Sony Open was a 106-pound book that was said to be the largest in the world. Contrary to the whispers going around the room at Waialae Country Club, it was not... More>>

Westbrook gets 20th triple-double, Thunder beat Kings

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Russell Westbrook had a big second half and another triple-double, and it still almost wasn't enough for Oklahoma City. More>>

Steelers hold off Chiefs on Boswell's 6 field goals, 18-16

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Chris Boswell's pinpoint right leg and Le'Veon Bell's two dancing feet. More>>

Thomas caps off record week with trophy at Sony Open

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One last putt. One more record. And two unforgettable weeks in Hawaii for Justin Thomas. More>>

Packers-Falcons, Steelers-Patriots for Super Bowl berths

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By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Pro Football Writer Tom Brady vs. Ben Roethlisberger. Aaron Rodgers vs. Matt Ryan. More>>

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