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Daily performances

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 07:00:45 -0600

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Froome says 'wealth of info' can show he's not a cheater

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 05:57:22 -0600

LONDON (AP) — Four-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome says a "wealth of information" can prove his innocence after failing a doping test.


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Wednesday's Sports In Brief

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 05:29:02 -0600

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Teen has Olympic chance she thought would be 4 years away

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 04:59:50 -0600

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. (AP) — Being cut from any team is never easy. Luckily for Cayla Barnes, she had plenty to take her mind off her disappointment at being dropped from the U.S. women's national hockey team.


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Teen has Olympic chance she thought would be 4 years away

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 04:48:48 -0600

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. (AP) — Being cut from any team is never easy. Luckily for Cayla Barnes, she had plenty to take her mind off her disappointment at being dropped from the U.S. women's national hockey team.


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84 and out: Victory streak ends for Upper Peninsula team

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 04:44:03 -0600

POWERS, Mich. (AP) — An Upper Peninsula basketball team that won 84 consecutive games is starting from scratch.



Cardinals reel in Ozuna, maintain appetite for more moves

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 04:45:00 -0600

The cost: key prospects Sandy Alcantara and Magneuris Sierra, plus two minor-league pitchers. But the Cardinals are not done. They're close to trading Stephen Piscotty to the A's, and in talks with Tampa Bay about closer Alex Colome and with…


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Teen has Olympic chance she thought would be 4 years away

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 04:18:52 -0600

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. (AP) — Being cut from any team is never easy. Luckily for Cayla Barnes, she had plenty to take her mind off her disappointment at being dropped from the U.S. women's national hockey team.


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Leadoff spot in Cardinals' lineup is up for grabs

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 04:15:00 -0600

Matheny plans to have a conversation with veteran leadoff hitters Matt Carpenter and Dexter Fowler about who will bat No. 1 entering the season.


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Women's downhill training canceled; super-G move to Saturday

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 04:06:57 -0600

VAL D'ISERE, France (AP) — A Women's World Cup downhill training run in the French Alpine resort of Val d'Isere was canceled due to strong winds on Thursday.



Rose shoots 10-under 62 to take 1st-round lead in Indonesia

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 03:46:16 -0600

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Justin Rose shot a 10-under 62 Thursday to take a two-stroke lead after the first round of the Indonesian Masters.



Women's Top 25 Capsules

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 03:45:45 -0600

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Teaira McCowan scored a career-high 35 points and grabbed 19 rebounds to help No. 5 Mississippi State beat No. 9 Oregon 90-79 on Wednesday night.



Subban scores twice, Predators rout skidding Canucks 7-1

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 03:32:08 -0600

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The way P.K. Subban sees it, he was due a little good fortune anyway.


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ICC: No evidence of corruption regarding 3rd Ashes test

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 03:24:17 -0600

PERTH, Australia (AP) — The International Cricket Council says there is no evidence the third Ashes test had been "corrupted" after claims in a British newspaper that bookmakers offered to fix parts of the match.


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Hall of Fame honor is crowning achievement for Costas

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:45:00 -0600

Bob Costas has received countless accolades, awards and high-profile assignments in an unparalleled career that includes having been the prime-time television anchor for 11 Olympics, an unprecedented accomplishment in U.S. broadcasting history.


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Brown's 22 helps Oregon hold off Portland State 95-84

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:39:18 -0600

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Elijah Brown heard about the one that got away and kept his Oregon teammate from his first triple-double.









Matheny Q-&-A: Cards manager talks Stanton snub, Ozuna trade, 2018 lineup

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:35:00 -0600

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny gave his tentative first impressions of Marcell Ozuna and touched on a variety of other topics during his meeting with reporters at winter meetings


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Preview: Blues vs. Anaheim

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:35:00 -0600

Just 15 days after defeating St. Louis 3-2 in one of the Blues’ most lackluster outings of the season, Anaheim (13-11-7) returns to Scottrade.


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As Olympics near, South Korea agonizes over post-Games costs

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:34:07 -0600

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — South Korean officials have ruled out turning a state-of-the-art Olympic skating arena into a giant seafood freezer. Other than that, not much is certain about the country's post-Winter Games plans for a host of expensive…


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Jordan leads attack as Illini dominate Longwood

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:25:00 -0600

CHAMPAIGN • With the level of competition about to jump a couple of notches, Illinois won’t have many more games like the one it breezed through on Wednesday night.


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Pitlick, Benn lead Stars to 5-2 victory over Islanders

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:23:22 -0600

NEW YORK (AP) — Tyler Pitlick scored twice and Jamie Benn had a goal and two assists, leading the Dallas Stars to a 5-2 victory over the New York Islanders on Wednesday night.


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MLB notebook: Cubs finalize deals with Morrow, Smyly

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:20:00 -0600

The Chicago Cubs finalized a $21 million, two-year contract with right-hander Brandon Morrow after the reliever played a key role in their loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL Championship Series and also completed a $10 million two-year…


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NFL notes: Goodell and Jones, once at odds, get chummy

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:15:00 -0600

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell twice turned to Jerry Jones when asked about his relationship with the powerful Cowboys owner who tried to scuttle his contract extension.


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NHL: Senators stop skid with win over Rangers

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:10:00 -0600

Craig Anderson made 27 saves to stop his seven-game losing streak and the Ottawa Senators snapped their five-game skid Wednesday night with a 3-2 win over the New York Rangers.


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College hoops: Villanova blows by Temple in debut at No. 1

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:05:00 -0600

Jalen Brunson had 22 of his career-high 31 points in No. 1 Villanova’s dominating first half and Omari Spellman scored 27 to help lead the Wildcats to an 87-67 rout of host Temple Wednesday night.


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Thursday’s sports on the air

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0600

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Paul leads Rockets over Hornets 108-96 for 11th straight win

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:02:10 -0600

HOUSTON (AP) — With the way Mike D'Antoni has handled Houston's rotation lately, there are times nine-time All-Star Chris Paul is left to run Houston's offense against second-team defenses.


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Evans leads No. 24 Texas Tech over Kennesaw State 82-53

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 23:55:39 -0600

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech took advantage of another chance to get the school's first win as a ranked team in almost eight years.


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Cousins, Davis lead Pelicans past Bucks, 115-108

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 23:51:59 -0600

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — When DeMarcus Cousins was asked about his soaring, one-handed, put-back dunk in the fourth quarter, the Pelicans star took the opportunity to have a little fun at the expense of Pelicans teammate Jameer Nelson, sitting two…


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Demar DeRozan has 37 points, Raptors beat Suns 115-109

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 23:48:05 -0600

PHOENIX (AP) — DeMar DeRozan had already matched his season high with 37 points. With his team up four in the closing seconds, he was needed on the defensive end.


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Angels get 2B Ian Kinsler from Tigers for 2 minor leaguers

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 23:43:20 -0600

DETROIT (AP) — The busy Los Angeles Angels filled a big hole at second base, acquiring Ian Kinsler from the Detroit Tigers for two minor leaguers Wednesday night.


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Ole Miss with balanced attack, beats Sam Houston St. 82-69

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 23:29:08 -0600

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Markel Crawford scored 16 points to lead four in double figures as Mississippi beat Sam Houston State 82-69 on Wednesday night.


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FaceTime: JD Martinez meets and greets, Ozuna to Cards

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 23:32:24 -0600

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — J.D. Martinez has a chance to see in person what his monster year is worth.


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Fresno State routs Arkansas-Pine Bluff 78-52

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 23:18:28 -0600

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Terrell Carter II scored 19 points to lead five in double figures as Fresno State shot 55 percent from the floor to rout winless Arkansas-Pine Bluff 78-52 on Wednesday night for its seventh straight win.



Epps leads LSU past Houston 80-77

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 23:17:57 -0600

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Aaron Epps scored a career-high 26 points and Tremont Waters blocked a game-tying 3-point attempt in the final seconds as LSU defeated Houston 80-77 on Wednesday.


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Hutchison leads Boise State over Grand Canyon, 85-80 in 2OT

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 23:15:47 -0600

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Chandler Hutchison had 27 points and 11 rebounds, Christian Sengfelder scored six of his 12 points in double-overtime and Boise State beat Grand Canyon 85-80 on Wednesday night for its sixth straight win.



Hill, Hearlihy lead Seattle past D-II St. Martin's, 88-72

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 23:09:14 -0600

SEATTLE (AP) — Jordan Hill scored 21 points and Josh Hearlihy added another 20 and Seattle needed a late rally to get past in-state, Division II rival St. Martin's, 88-72 on Wednesday night.



Illinois routs Longwood 92-45 behind Jordan, Frazier

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 23:03:59 -0600

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — With leading Illinois scorer Leron Black out with an injury, coach Brad Underwood turned to Aaron Jordan on Wednesday night and the junior did not disappoint. In his first start of the year, Jordan poured in…



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Thunder hold off Pacers in Paul George's return to Indiana

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 23:00:26 -0600

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Paul George made a winning return to Indiana, hitting the clinching free throws with 10.7 seconds left in the Oklahoma City Thunder's 100-95 victory over the Pacers on Wednesday night.


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Davison FT gives Wisconsin 81-80 win over W Kentucky

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 22:52:47 -0600

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Western Kentucky coach Rick Stansbury has seen enough road games to not want an outcome determined by a last-moment call by an official.



Top 25 Capsules

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 22:45:14 -0600

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jalen Brunson had 22 of his career-high 31 points in No. 1 Villanova's dominating first half and Omari Spellman scored 27 to help lead the Wildcats to an 87-67 rout of Temple on Wednesday night.



Bulls beat Jazz 103-100 for 4th straight victory

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 22:39:16 -0600

CHICAGO (AP) — Nikola Mirotic is smiling again. The shots are falling. All the weightlifting work he did in the summer is paying off. The Chicago Bulls are winning.


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No. 9 Texas A&M coasts past Savannah State 113-66

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 22:26:14 -0600

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M was bigger, stronger and deeper than Savannah State, so the ninth-ranked Aggies' inside dominance came as no surprise.


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Irving's 33 lifts Celtics past Nuggets 124-118

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 22:18:43 -0600

BOSTON (AP) — The Celtics expected to have their hands full with a Nuggets team that has had no trouble putting the ball in the basket this season.


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Lou Williams, Jordan lead Clippers over Magic, 106-95

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 22:11:37 -0600

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers needed someone to provide points and Lou Williams filled that role.


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Benn has a goal, 2 assists to lead Stars past Islanders, 5-2

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 22:08:40 -0600

NEW YORK (AP) — After a game in which Dallas got balanced scoring to cruise to its second straight win, Stars coach Ken Hitchcock gave all the credit to goalie Kari Lehtonen.


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Spight has 7 3s, 27 points, N Colorado whips Denver 83-63

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 22:07:49 -0600

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Andre Spight had seven 3-pointers and 27 points, Anthony Johnson scored 23 points with five 3s and Northern Colorado rolled to an 83-63 win over Denver on Wednesday night.






Lillard leads Portland comeback past Miami, 102-95

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 22:01:19 -0600

MIAMI (AP) — The Trail Blazers and Heat began the night with identical records of 13-13, so a close game was to be expected.


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Pippen, Fletcher lead S. Illinois past Jackson St., 69-51

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 22:01:43 -0600

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Kavion Pippen and Armon Fletcher each pumped in 24 points as Southern Illinois snapped a two-game losing streak and kept Jackson State winless on the road with 69-51 decision Wednesday night.



Atkins leads No. 8 Texas past Northwestern State, 68-44

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 21:53:53 -0600

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas coach Karen Aston believes her team has hit a bit of a lull — and that Ariel Atkins is an exception.


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SMU's home streak reaches 29 games, tops New Orleans 79-66

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 21:38:43 -0600

DALLAS (AP) — Jimmy Whitt scored 19 points and dished eight assists, leading five players into double-figure scoring as Southern Methodist continued its home court dominance, turning away New Orleans, 79-66 on Wednesday night.



Bradley shots 61 percent from field, beats Little Rock 86-66

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 21:28:44 -0600

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Donte Thomas scored 12 points to lead five in double figures as Bradley shot 61 percent from the floor to rout Little Rock 86-46 on Wednesday night.






Omaha beats Arkansas State 77-74

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 21:19:18 -0600

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Zach Jackson scored 22 points, JT Gibson added a career-high 17, and Omaha held off Arkansas State to win its second game of the season, 77-74 on Wednesday night and snap a three-game skid.



Lutheran St. Charles erupts in second half to knock off Zumwalt North

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 21:15:00 -0600

O'FALLON, MO. • Lutheran St. Charles sophomore Colleen Preusser calmly took her normal spot on the bench at the start of the Cougars game against Fort Zumwalt North on Wednesday.


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Michigan doctor to appeal prison sentence for child porn

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 21:08:09 -0600

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan sports doctor who admitted he molested gymnasts plans to appeal a 60-year federal prison sentence on child pornography charges.



McCowan leads No. 5 Mississippi St over No. 9 Oregon 90-79

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 21:06:36 -0600

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Teaira McCowan completely dominated the first half. After the break, Victoria Vivians took over.


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Edwards scores 22, Southern Miss whips Alabama A&M 69-54

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 21:02:18 -0600

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Cortez Edwards scored 13 of his 22 points in the first half and Southern Miss got off to a big start and defeated Alabama A&M 69-54 on Wednesday night.



Brunson leads No. 1 Villanova in rout of Temple

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:49:07 -0600

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jalen Brunson helped Villanova continue its remarkable reign of Philadelphia.


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Joe Smith, champion Houston Astros agree to 2-year contract

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:47:13 -0600

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Right-hander Joe Smith and the World Series champion Houston Astros have agreed to a two-year contract.






Egekeze scores 32, Belmont pulls away from Milwaukee 82-63

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:42:34 -0600

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Amanze Egekeze hit six 3-pointers and scored a career-high 32 points, 19 in the second half, and Belmont pulled away for an 82-63 win over Milwaukee on Wednesday night.



Bryce Harper's agent opened contract talk with Nationals

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:34:17 -0600

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — With Bryce Harper a year from free agency, the agent for Washington's star opened contract talk with the Nationals.


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Argentina's Independiente wins Copa Sudamericana in Rio

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:33:47 -0600

SAO PAULO (AP) — Argentina's Independiente is the champion of Copa Sudamericana, the second most prestigious tournament in South America. A 1-1 draw with Brazil's Flamengo on Wednesday night in Rio de Janeiro gave the Argentinians a 3-2 victory in…


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Gandia-Rosa leads late surge; North Florida beats FIU 87-85

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:24:39 -0600

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Ivan Gandia-Rosa scored 16 of his 24 points in the final 6:45 to help North Florida beat Florida International 87-85 on Wednesday night.



Smith, Williams power Duquesne past winless MVSU, 73-49

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:18:09 -0600

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Tarin Smith came off the bench to score 16 points and Eric Williams Jr. added 10 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and dished five assists as Duquesne won its fourth straight game, beating winless Mississippi Valley State 73-49…



Nick Foles ready for challenge of replacing Carson Wentz

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:21:09 -0600

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nick Foles is stepping into a pressure situation with a team that has enormous expectations in a city desperate for its first Super Bowl title.


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Titans' Mariota looks to bounce back from rough Sunday

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:20:18 -0600

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota apologized on Wednesday for his choice of words during his postgame news conference after Sunday's loss to Arizona.


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UNC Greensboro rallies to beat UNC Wilmington 71-58

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:13:59 -0600

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Francis Alonso scored 19 points with five 3-pointers, Marvin Smith added 15 points with three 3s, and UNC Greensboro rallied to for its third-straight win, 71-58 over UNC Wilmington on Wednesday night.



AP Sportlight

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:00:50 -0600

1920 — Jack Dempsey knocks out Bill Brennan in the 12th round at Madison Square Garden to retain his world heavyweight title.



Jazz G Hood returns from ankle soreness

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 19:53:37 -0600

CHICAGO (AP) — Utah Jazz guard Rodney Hood has returned after he was sidelined for seven games with left ankle soreness.



Some Yanks wanted Gleyber Torres in big leagues last season

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 19:47:44 -0600

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — On the day top Yankees prospect Gleyber Torres turned 21, New York general manager Brian Cashman revealed the team's big league staff wanted him on last year's opening-day roster.


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Need bobbleheads or Diamond Dust? Meetings show is way to go

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 19:45:07 -0600

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Major league general managers came to Disney World this week looking for players at the winter meetings. Minor league GMs found themselves searching for deals, too, stocking up on bobbleheads, outfield padding and all…


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Jimmy Garoppolo gears up for first home start with 49ers

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 19:43:16 -0600

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers circled up in their locker room last Sunday moments before taking the field at Houston and Jimmy Garoppolo spoke up to challenge his teammates.


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Recovering Pineda, Twins agree to $10M, 2-year deal

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 19:35:50 -0600

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


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Cubs finalize 2-year deals with Morrow ($21M), Smyly ($10M)

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 19:33:08 -0600

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Chicago Cubs finalized a $21 million, two-year contract with right-hander Brandon Morrow after the reliever played a key role in their loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL Championship Series and…



Injured right-hander Volquez released by Miami Marlins

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 19:33:01 -0600

MIAMI (AP) — Injured right-hander Edinson Volquez has been released by the Miami Marlins, who might bring him back on a minor league contract.






Claiborne, Forte sit out practice for Jets

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 19:33:37 -0600

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets cornerback Morris Claiborne and running back Matt Forte were among a handful of players who sat out practice with injuries.



Kamara among Saints regulars back, but some still missing

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 19:27:06 -0600

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Rookie running back Alvin Kamara and several other recently injured Saints returned to practice Wednesday, providing New Orleans hope of getting back several regulars as the club tries to hold on to a slim lead atop…


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Horn wins WBO welterweight title defense against Corcoran

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 19:09:45 -0600

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — After a contentious upset over Manny Pacquiao to win his first world title and a successful defense on home soil, Jeff Horn is ready to take his WBO welterweight belt to Las Vegas.


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Davis returns to lineup vs. Bucks

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 19:12:10 -0600

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis returned to the Pelicans' lineup Wednesday night against the Milwaukee Bucks.


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