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APNewsBreak: Union backed out of deal to add 26th player
NEW YORK (AP) -- Baseball players and owners had a deal to expand active rosters from 25 to 26 players for most of the season, but the union backed away in the final stages of collective bargaining....

Alabama-Florida for SEC title looks like massive mismatch
ATLANTA (AP) -- Talk about a mismatch. Alabama's defense is the best in the nation. Florida's offense looks like one of the worst....

Column: It's Nick's World, and everyone else gets the crumbs
ATLANTA (AP) -- Nick Saban rolled into the room with all the warmth of a tray of ice cubes you just pulled from the freezer....

Tiger avoids mistakes and posts 65 in 2nd round back
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) -- Tiger Woods saved par from the dunes with a shot so good that two spectators ran over and scooped up sand for a souvenir....

Dustin Johnson, Hideki Matsuyama tied for lead in Bahamas
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) -- Dustin Johnson wasn't even expecting to be in the Bahamas for the Hero World Challenge. He was tied for the lead Friday with Hideki Matsuyama, who has reason to expect being at the top of any tournament he plays....

Chiefs' Berry, Texans' Jackson fined $24K for helmet hits
NEW YORK (AP) -- Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry and Houston Texans cornerback Kareem Jackson have each been fined $24,309 by the NFL for helmet-to-helmet hits last weekend....

AP Source: NHLPA rejects offer to extend CBA for Olympics
NHL players could still go to the 2018 Olympics, but it won't be in exchange for extending the collective bargaining agreement through 2025....

Sheriff: McKnight shooting was 'road rage'; defends case
HARVEY, La. (AP) -- The shooting death of an ex-NFL player in a New Orleans suburb was a "road rage" incident that began on a nearby bridge, a sheriff said Friday, as he urged against a rush to judgment and defended his handling of the case....

Cowboys' Rolando McClain suspended indefinitely by NFL
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Dallas Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain's on-again, off-again career could be over this time....

Championship Weekend Preview: Playoff what ifs?
The College Football Playoff is the only thing that really matters this weekend....

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