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AP source: Red Sox agree to get Chris Sale from White Sox
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) -- All-Star ace Chris Sale is all set to join the reloading Boston Red Sox, leaving behind his shredded reputation with the Chicago White Sox....

Baylor names Temple's Matt Rhule as new football coach
Baylor hired Matt Rhule on Tuesday, hoping the highly successful Temple coach can rebuild the Big 12 Conference program hit hard by scandal and suddenly struggling on the field....

Man arrested in ex-NFL player's death; sheriff defends probe
HARVEY, La. (AP) -- The Louisiana man who fatally shot ex-NFL player Joe McKnight during a road rage dispute was jailed on a manslaughter charge as a sheriff angrily defended the investigation Tuesday, saying authorities "strategically" waited for days to make the arrest because they needed to find independent witnesses....

Watson's trip to Heisman Trophy stage bumpier than 2015
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) -- He doesn't flash that easygoing smile as frequently. His play gets scrutinized and picked apart more, because many of the folks who gushed about Deshaun Watson's game a season ago now focus on the overthrows and critical interceptions....

Sid's Surge: Crosby on a goal-scoring tear for Penguins
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Sidney Crosby can't seem to find the right word for what's happening. If the Pittsburgh Penguins captain is being honest, he is not really interested in finding one. He would rather just enjoy a hot streak that is bordering on absurd even by his remarkably high standards....

More time needed before Tiger Woods is judged by his scores
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) -- A flop shot that required feel. A wedge to a back pin that he had to trust. Tiger Woods followed those two birdies with a perfect 6-iron that he wanted to be even better, urging it to move "one yard ... one yard!"...

Russell Westbrook crafting 1 of NBA's greatest seasons
ATLANTA (AP) -- Russell Westbrook floated off the man he was covering, anticipated the pass into the lane and slipped back to pick it off....

IOC: Rio Olympics were 'most perfect imperfect games'
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- A few months after the closing ceremony in Rio de Janeiro, IOC officials have a new tagline for South America's first Olympics: "The most perfect imperfect games."...

Brazil anti-trust body says bids rigged for 2014 World Cup
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Several construction companies rigged their bids for 2014 World Cup stadiums, driving up costs by overcharging for the work, according to Brazil's anti-trust body....

No. 10 Creighton looking to give Nebraska the blues _ again
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- When it comes to football and politics, Nebraska is as red a state as there is. When it comes to basketball, it's a deep shade of blue, as in Creighton blue....

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