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  • Nuggets sign veteran guard Nick Young

    The injury-ravaged Denver Nuggets signed veteran guard Nick Young on Monday. Financial terms were not disclosed, but the Nuggets announced they signed Young to the injury hardship relief exception, which is granted by the NBA, and waived guard Brandon Goodwin in a corresponding move. Young, 33, played 80 games last season with the champion Golden State Warriors but remained unsigned since becoming a free agent. The 6-foot-7 Young should provide some...

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  • AP All-America team: Tide leads with 4 of 10 CFP players

    The College Football Payoff semifinalists combined to place 10 players on The Associated Press All-America first team, including a high of four from No. 1 Alabama. The Crimson Tide had six players chosen to the three All-America teams, more than any other school. No. 2 Clemson has three

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  • Thousands cheer champion Atlanta United at downtown parade

    Thousands of fans are lining the streets of downtown Atlanta to celebrate the city's first sports championship since 1995. Atlanta United captured the MLS Cup with a 2-0 victory over Portland. Less than 48 hours later, a celebration was held on a frigid, drizzly Monday. The players rode

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  • Champions League: Crunch time for PSG, Napoli and Liverpool

    The Anfield roar will be thunderous when Liverpool hosts Napoli, and the crowd will likely be just as loud in Belgrade when Red Star takes on Paris Saint-Germain. Group C has lived up to its billing as the toughest in the Champions League and any one of the three big teams can still go

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  • Warriors named Sports Illustrated's Sportsperson of Year

    The three-time NBA champion Golden State Warriors are the fourth team to be honored as Sports Illustrated's Sportsperson of the Year . The Warriors join the 1980 U.S. hockey team, the 1999 U.S. Women's World Cup soccer squad and the 2004 Boston Red Sox as the other team honorees.

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  • Real Madrid far behind top European clubs in women's soccer

    In a speech during Real Madrid's most recent general assembly, club president Florentino Perez spoke proudly about how esports will be part of the club's future. Perez also talked about plans for a possible Real Madrid theme park to be built in the Spanish capital. The president took

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  • Oregon's No. 3 ranking to dip after loss at Michigan State

    Kelly Graves thought his Oregon Ducks hadn't really done anything to deserve the No. 3 ranking in the AP Top 25 — the school's best ever. Now after suffering their first loss of the season on Sunday at Michigan State, the Ducks will fall in the poll. "We hadn't earned the ranking," the

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  • Raptors go west, Kawhi back to Oracle where so much changed

    So much changed after Kawhi Leonard crashed to the Oracle Arena floor on May 14, 2017. The San Antonio Spurs had a 23-point lead on the Warriors in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals when Leonard departed with 26 points, poised to take away home-court advantage in the series between

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  • Baines surprised by Hall of Fame election _ many others, too

    Harold Baines answered the phone and learned he was a Hall of Famer. "Very shocked," he admitted. So were many others around the baseball world. In fact, in the hours after his selection by a Hall-picked panel was announced Sunday at the Mandalay Bay resort, a lot of conversations

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  • Column: Across USA, cheers. In New England, shocked silence

    In viewing areas across America, from sports bars to living rooms, explosive cheers rang out. Throughout New England, shocked silence. Whether the way the Patriots-Dolphins game ended is worthy of being dubbed the South Beach Stunner or South Beach Bummer depends on your

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  • Koskinen, McDavid help Oilers beat Flames 1-0

    The Edmonton Oilers appear to have shored up their defense under new head coach Ken Hitchcock. Mikko Koskinen made 24 saves in his third shutout of the season and Connor McDavid scored the only goal as the Edmonton Oilers defeated the Calgary Flames 1-0 on Sunday. "It takes a lot of

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  • Goldman, dominant defense leads Bears over Rams 15-6

    Eddie Goldman led a dominant effort by the defense, and the Chicago Bears shut down Jared Goff and Los Angeles' high-powered offense in a 15-6 victory over the NFC West champion Rams on Sunday night. The Rams (11-2) missed a chance to secure a first-round playoff bye and fell into a tie

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  • Cowboys guard Martin leaves in 2nd half with knee injury

    Cowboys right guard Zack Martin left in the second half with a knee injury against the Eagles on Sunday. The four-time Pro Bowler has been battling a knee issue all season. Philadelphia running back Corey Clement injured his right knee when he was stopped for a 4-yard loss late in the

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  • Harold Baines, Lee Smith elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

    The Baseball Hall of Fame's Today's Game Era Committee selected Chicago icons Harold Baines and Lee Smith for enshrinement in Cooperstown, New York, it was announced Sunday. Baines and Lee were joined by Albert Belle, Joe Carter, Will Clark, Orel Hershiser, Davey Johnson, Charlie Manuel, Lou Piniella and George Steinbrenner as candidates on the ballot. Twelve votes from the 16-person committee were needed for election during baseball's winter meetings in Las Vegas. Next summer's...

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  • Windy City Wins: Lee Smith, Baines elected to baseball Hall

    Longtime closer Lee Smith and smooth-swinging Harold Baines were elected to the baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday. "Very shocked," Baines said on a conference call. Former outfielder and manager Lou Piniella fell one vote short. Results of the 16-member Today's Game Era Committee were

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  • Prescott's 3rd TD to Cooper lifts Cowboys over Eagles in OT

    Amari Cooper's impact on Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott has been dramatic. The new No. 1 receiver for the Cowboys shook up the NFC East race, too. Prescott threw his third touchdown pass to Cooper on the first possession of overtime, and the Cowboys took a big step toward the division

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  • Lakers trying to add Suns' Trevor Ariza in three-way trade

    The Los Angeles Lakers are engaged in talks trying to acquire Phoenix Suns forward Trevor Ariza, league sources told ESPN. The teams have been working to reach an agreement with a third team that would take on Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope as part of a potentially larger deal, league sources said. The Suns want to land a playmaking guard and a draft asset as the price of unloading Ariza, sources said. Phoenix and Los Angeles have made progress in...

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  • APNewsBreak: Sunday night games an hour earlier in 2019

    Baseball players may get a little more sleep when traveling after Sunday night games next year. ESPN plans to announce it will move up the starting time of the nationally televised game by one hour, with the first pitch planned for shortly after 7 p.m. EDT. The network intends to make

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  • Butker's OT field goal lifts Chiefs past Ravens, 27-24

    The fourth-down play was designed to go left, yet there was Patrick Mahomes scrambling to his right with a phalanx of Ravens in pursuit, his eyes trained on Tyreek Hill deep downfield. Mahomes heaved an audacious throw. Hill made an incredible catch. The Chiefs proceeded to score a

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  • Holiday scores 37 points, Pelicans beat slumping Pistons

    Jrue Holiday scored 37 points and Julius Randle added 28 to help the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Detroit Pistons 116-108 on Sunday. Pelicans star Anthony Davis left with a right hip injury after a first-quarter collision with Blake Griffin. Davis returned early in the third quarter, but

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  • Schofield's 3 lifts No. 7 Tennessee over No. 1 Gonzaga 76-73

    Tennessee lost the reigning SEC player of the year down the stretch against the nation's top-ranked team. The Vols still had the Admiral to lead them. Admiral Schofield hit a 3-pointer with 24 seconds left and scored 25 of his 30 points in the second half, helping No. 7 Tennessee knock

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  • Chiefs owner: KC knew of 3 incidents involving Kareem Hunt

    Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt said the organization was aware of three separate off-field incidents that led to the release of star running back Kareem Hunt, including the alleged assault in a Cleveland hotel that was captured on a security camera. The team's owners also said after Kansas City

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  • Harbaugh says he's staying at Michigan, not returning to NFL

    Jim Harbaugh insisted he is staying at Michigan to coach, responding to speculation he is returning to the NFL. The former San Francisco 49ers coach told ESPN he is not going anywhere . "This is a choreographed message that comes up at this time every year before signing day,"

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  • Anthony Davis leaves with hip injury, returns in 3rd quarter

    All-Star center Anthony Davis was pulled from the New Orleans Pelicans' game Sunday against the Detroit Pistons with a right hip injury but returned in the second half. The Pelicans announced after the first quarter that his return was questionable, but Davis checked back into the game

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