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Sale on yielding ace role: 'We play for a trophy, not a tag'
BOSTON (AP) -- Chris Sale said he isn't worried that he might not be the ace of the Boston pitching staff after being added to a Red Sox rotation that already includes David Price and reigning AL Cy Young winner Rick Porcello....

Cubs get closer Wade Davis from Royals for OF Jorge Soler
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) -- The World Series champion Chicago Cubs have acquired star closer Wade Davis from the Kansas City Royals for outfielder Jorge Soler....

Emmert: 'Pleased' to see Penn State football thriving again
NEW YORK (AP) -- NCAA President Mark Emmert says he is pleased to see how well Penn State's football team has bounced back from the sanctions the program received in 2012 after the Sandusky scandal....

Oregon hires Willie Taggart as new head football coach
Oregon has hired Willie Taggart, who spent the last four seasons as head coach at South Florida, to take over the Ducks following the dismissal of Mark Helfrich....

LeBron: No statement by not staying at Trump-branded hotel
NEW YORK (AP) -- LeBron James said he wasn't trying to make a statement by not staying at a Donald Trump-branded hotel with the Cleveland Cavaliers, calling it a personal preference....

Great rivalry game in KC for AFC West lead
Few games get the juices flowing more than a showdown for first place. Throw in one of sports' greatest rivalries, and the blood starts percolating....

Clemson, Florida State dominate AP All-ACC team selections
Clemson and Florida State dominated The Associated Press All-Atlantic Coast Conference football team....

AP source: Desmond, Rockies agree to $70M, 5-year contract
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) -- All-Star free agent outfielder Ian Desmond and the Colorado Rockies have agreed to a $70 million, five-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press....

Stanford's Christian McCaffrey to leave school for NFL draft
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) -- Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey will skip his senior season to enter the NFL draft....

Holliday, Yanks finalize $13 million, 1-year contract
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) -- Free agent outfielder Matt Holliday and the New York Yankees have finalized a $13 million, one-year contract....

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