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AP source: Rockets acquire Timberwolves' Brewer

Details MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Houston Rockets made a move to bolster their depth on the perimeter on Friday, landing veteran swing man Corey Brewer from the Minnesota Timberwolves....

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1 thing even Rahm can't fix: Da Bears

Details 1 thing even Rahm can't fix: Da Bears CHICAGO (AP) — Rahm Emanuel traded Washington politics for the City of Big Shoulders because here, at least, he figured he could actually fix things....

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Jerry Sandusky is denied $4,900-a-month pension

Details HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has lost a legal battle to restore his $4,900-a-month pension, a benefit that was canceled two years ago after …...

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Churchill selects new Kentucky Derby announcer

Details LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Churchill Downs has a new track announcer who will be the voice of the Kentucky Derby....

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Marathon runner Jeptoo's 'B' sample positive

Details NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Marathon runner Rita Jeptoo's "B'' sample tested positive, Kenya's athletics federation said Friday, confirming an earlier test that found traces of a banned performance …...

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Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps pleads guilty to DUI charge 3 months after arrest

Details BALTIMORE (AP) — Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps pleads guilty to DUI charge 3 months after arrest....

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Larceny charge vs. Celtics coach to be dismissed

Details FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — Boston Celtics assistant coach Walter McCarty has agreed to pay more than $20,000 to a contractor for the purchase and installation of kitchen cabinets, and in exchang…...

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Penn State, BYU to meet for title

Details Penn State, BYU to meet for title OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — It would be difficult to find two schools with more differing pedigrees heading into a championship match than Penn State and Brigham Young....

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Anthony sits out Knicks' game against Bulls

Details Anthony sits out Knicks' game against Bulls CHICAGO (AP) — New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony sat out Thursday night against the Chicago Bulls because of a sore left knee....

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Liverpool advances in League Cup; Brooks scores in Germany

Details Liverpool advances in League Cup; Brooks scores in Germany Liverpool will play Chelsea in the League Cup semifinals after Raheem Sterling scored twice in a 3-1 victory over second-tier Bournemouth on Wednesday night, and Tottenham advanced with a 4-0 …...

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Correction: Brain Injury Program-NFL story

Details LANSING, Mich. (AP) — In a story Dec. 16 about the Eisenhower Center, The Associated Press, based on information from the center, reported erroneously that it will be the primary facility used…...

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Pump fake still an old standby tool in QB's belt

Details Pump fake still an old standby tool in QB's belt Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers had first-and-goal at Carolina, poised to break open that September game in the third quarter....

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Real Madrid coasts into Club World Cup final

Details Real Madrid coasts into Club World Cup final MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale scored to help Real Madrid coast past Mexico's Cruz Azul 4-0 Tuesday night for a place in this weekend's Club World Cup final against Ar…...

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County goes DIY route to fix Reds stadium seats

Details CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio's Hamilton County has adopted a do-it-yourself approach to fix stadium seats in the Great American Ball Park that are unexpectedly falling apart....

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Twins welcome their latest Santana

Details MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ervin Santana's given name was Johan. This was a fine way to be identified for the right-hander raised in the Dominican Republic and working his way up through the minor leagues....

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NCAA head, state officials may take stand at trial

Details HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The head of the NCAA, Penn State's former president and former FBI director Louis Freeh are among those who could take the stand in three weeks when a lawsuit brought by…...

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AP PHOTOS: Brown, Garner prompt sports protests

Details AP PHOTOS: Brown, Garner prompt sports protests Dozens of athletes in recent weeks have responded to confrontations between authorities and black citizens in Ferguson, Missouri, New York and elsewhere by wearing T-shirts bearing such statem…...

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College football: Whitewater advances to championship game

Details College football: Whitewater advances to championship game The two-time defending national champion Warhawks qualified for their ninth Stagg Bowl trip in the past 10 years, grinding out a 20-14 semifinal victory over Linfield College of McMinnville, Oregon....

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Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota wins Heisman Trophy, becoming Ducks' first winner

Details NEW YORK (AP) — Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota wins Heisman Trophy, becoming Ducks' first winner....

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Allen leads No. 5 Notre Dame women past Michigan

Details Allen leads No. 5 Notre Dame women past Michigan SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Lindsay Allen scored a career-high 17 points, Jewell Loyd added 14 and No. 5 Notre Dame beat Michigan 70-50 on Saturday....

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Famed stadium may become part of national park

Details PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — One of the last remaining stadiums in America where Negro League baseball was played may soon become part of a national park in New Jersey....

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Kentucky's Alex Poythress out for season (knee)

Details Kentucky's Alex Poythress out for season (knee) LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A somber hush hovered over Kentucky basketball players Friday, replacing the jovial atmosphere that usually exudes from this group of Wildcats....

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Penguins star Crosby to sit 2 games as precaution

Details PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby will sit out the next two games as a precaution, though general manager Jim Rutherford says it does not appear the star is dealing wi…...

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Life on the practice squad: short leases, luggage

Details Life on the practice squad: short leases, luggage NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Unlike his millionaire teammates, Brett Brackett doesn't go to a mansion after work. Home for the Tennessee tight end is a bedroom in an apartment shared with three Tit…...

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Feds to auction items from ex-NFL player's brother

Details FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Federal officials are pushing ahead to auction off property owned by the brother of a former NFL player who faces sentencing on marijuana-dealing charges....

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With labor peace, WNBA eyes ways to keep growing

Details NEW YORK (AP) — WNBA President Laurel Richie was all smiles after the annual Board of Governors meetings this week....

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AP Source: Baylor OC to become Tulsa head coach

Details Tulsa is close to an agreement to hire Baylor offensive coordinator Philip Montgomery as its head coach, a person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press....

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AP Source: Padres acquire Kemp in 5-player deal

Details AP Source: Padres acquire Kemp in 5-player deal SAN DIEGO (AP) — Desperate for a power bat to punch up the worst offense in the majors, the San Diego Padres have a deal in place to acquire outfielder Matt Kemp and catcher Tim Federowicz fro…...

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Old-style swaps dominate MLB winter meetings

Details Old-style swaps dominate MLB winter meetings SAN DIEGO (AP) — Baseball's winter meetings ended with an old-style spurt of swaps, with All-Stars switching teams at a rapid pace and executives scrambling to fill roster voids....

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Panthers' Newton not worried about when he'll play

Details Panthers' Newton not worried about when he'll play CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton is not worried about when he'll return to the football field — he said he's just happy to be alive....

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