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  • NHL's Thanksgiving playoffs rule unlikely to fit this season

    Erik Gudbranson looks at the standings almost every day. Sure, it's only November, but it's never too early to start thinking about the playoffs and see which teams are atop the division standings. "Every single point matters," the Vancouver Canucks defenseman said. "You want to stay...

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  • Westbrook's 34 points lead Thunder past Warriors, 108-91

    Russell Westbrook scored a season-high 34 points and added 10 rebounds and nine assists to help the Oklahoma City Thunder roll past the Golden State Warriors, 108-91 on Wednesday night. It was Oklahoma City's first win over the Warriors since Kevin Durant left the Thunder to join the...

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  • Heat top Celtics 104-98, snap Boston's 16-game win streak

    Dion Waiters watched his 3-point try bounce off the rim, ricochet off the top of the backboard, then hit the rim again and somehow drop through the net. It was a huge shot in the final moments, and a lucky one. That's what it took to end Boston's 16-game winning streak. Goran Dragic...

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  • N.C. State stuns No. 2 Arizona 90-84 in Battle 4 Atlantis

    Freshman Braxton Beverly scored a season-high 20 points and sparked the decisive late run that helped North Carolina State upset No. 2 Arizona 90-84 in Wednesday's first round at the Battle 4 Atlantis. Allerik Freeman scored 24 points to lead the Wolfpack (5-0). But it was Beverly — who...

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  • Barcelona, Chelsea advance to Champions League last 16

    Chelsea advanced to the knockout stage of the Champions League with a game to spare after beating 10-man Qarabag 4-0 on Wednesday, securing manager Antonio Conte's 50th victory in all competitions with the Blues. Barcelona needed only a point to reach the Round of 16 and the Spanish...

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  • Mexican baseball league to get first female umpire

    The Mexican baseball league is on track to get its first female umpire in the 2018 season. The league said Wednesday that Paulina Rojas and Luz Alicia Gordoa are in training and at least one will of them officiate a game during the regular season. Gordoa has played softball for 21 years...

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  • 'Justice': US sliders relieved by IOC stand against Russians

    Katie Uhlaender has shed plenty of tears over the years about how she was so close to an Olympic medal, so close to standing on that podium and watching the American flag get raised in her honor. She cried again Wednesday. Those tears were happy ones. The long-awaited word has come...

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  • Tennessee tops No. 18 Purdue 78-75 (OT) in Battle 4 Atlantis

    Grant Williams scored all 22 of his points after halftime and hit the go-ahead shot with 14.5 seconds left in overtime to lift Tennessee past No. 18 Purdue 78-75 in Wednesday's opening round of the Battle 4 Atlantis. After P.J. Thompson missed a jumper for the lead, James Daniel hit two...

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  • Louisville says freshman Bowen will not play for Cardinals

    Louisville said that freshman forward Brian Bowen will not play for the school and that the Cardinals have parted ways with men's basketball associate coach Kenny Johnson. The 6-foot-7 Bowen signed with Louisville in June but had been held out of practice and games since the school...

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  • Sochi gold medalist among 4 Russians banned for doping

    Two more Russian athletes were stripped of their Olympic medals from the 2014 Sochi Games on Wednesday, leaving the United States as the country with the most medals. Four Russians, all skeleton racers, were banned by the International Olympic Committee for doping, including men's gold...

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  • Sochi gold medalist among 4 Russians banned for doping

    The International Olympic Committee has banned four more Russians for doping at the 2014 Sochi Games, including a gold medalist.

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  • Trump labels father of UCLA player an 'ungrateful fool'

    President Donald Trump continued to taunt the father of a UCLA basketball player detained for shoplifting in China Wednesday, calling him an "ungrateful fool." In a series of tweets fired off before dawn on the first day of his Thanksgiving vacation, the president complained yet again that...

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  • Go figure: The Celtics can't shoot _ and can't lose, either

    The Boston Celtics' story right now defies logic. They spent the summer ripping up a team that was the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs last season. They won the Gordon Hayward sweepstakes and got to have the All-Star for all of five minutes before a gruesome injury ended his...

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  • NBA players wish pending World Cup qualifiers were different

    Omri Casspi will try to keep up with his Israeli teammates when they open qualifying for the 2019 Basketball World Cup this week. That's all he can do, because basketball's best players are stuck on the sidelines in the new format. "It's kind of weird, obviously," the Golden State...

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  • Gionta trades NHL for shot at representing US at Olympics

    For someone once constantly told he was too small to have an NHL future, Brian Gionta is enjoying a few last laughs entering the twilight of his career. At 38, the 5-foot-7, 180-pound forward has no regrets with the decision he made last summer to put family and flag first to forego a...

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  • Lakers rally from 19-point deficit to beat Bulls 103-94

    Kyle Kuzma had 22 points, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 11 of his 21 in the fourth quarter and the Los Angeles Lakers rallied from a 19-point deficit in the second half for a 103-94 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday night. Brandon Ingram had 17 points, five rebounds and five...

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  • Madrid thrashes APOEL 6-0 to make Champions League last 16

    With Karim Benzema finding his scoring touch and Cristiano Ronaldo adding to his tally, Real Madrid again made it to the knockout stages of the Champions League. Benzema scored twice in the first half and Ronaldo netted twice in the second as Madrid thrashed Cypriot team APOEL 6-0 to...

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  • AP source: MLB, Japanese, union reach posting deal

    Major League Baseball, its players' union and the Japanese commissioner's office agreed Tuesday to a new posting system that could allow star pitcher-outfielder Shohei Ohtani to be put up for bid next week, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The agreement is still...

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  • Yankees OF Judge has shoulder surgery, should be OK by camp

    Yankees slugger Aaron Judge is expected to be ready for spring training after he had arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder. The operation was performed Monday by Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles. The Yankees say the procedure involved a loose-body removal and cartilage cleanup. ...

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  • Thunder star Westbrook still adjusting to new teammates

    Russell Westbrook isn't focused on the fact that his Oklahoma City Thunder will face former teammate Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday. Westbrook's mind is on the Thunder's early struggles. Oklahoma City entered the season with high hopes after the team added Paul...

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  • Braves lose 9 international players in MLB sanctions

    Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred hit the Atlanta Braves with heavy sanctions, including the loss of nine players, on Tuesday for rules violations committed by the team in the international player market. Manfred also placed former Braves general manager John Coppolella on the permanently...

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  • Cousins says he was ejected for using big-man fundamentals

    New Orleans center DeMarcus Cousins says he was protecting a rebound the way all big men are taught when he was ejected for a flagrant foul during a game against Oklahoma City. Cousins was called for a flagrant-two foul when he raised his right elbow near Thunder guard Russell Westbrook's...

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  • Competition, expense bring curtain down on Alaska Shootout

    Four decades ago, Alaska Anchorage head basketball coach Bob Rachal was looking to promote the program, and while rubbing shoulders with coaches from major programs at the Final Four, he found a way. The NCAA wanted a presence in all 50 states and had created a rule to help the...

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  • No. 6 Wichita State beats Marquette 80-66 in Maui semis

    Landry Shamet scored 19 points, Connor Frankamp added 13 and No. 6 Wichita State rode its second-half defense into the Maui Invitational title game with an 80-66 victory over Marquette on Tuesday. Wichita State (4-0) needed a massive rally just to get into the semifinals after a slow start...

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