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Matt Rhule has been named coach at Baylor, where he takes over a beleaguered Big 12 Conference program after winning 20 games over the past two seasons at Temple
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....

LEADING OFF: Nationals try to close trade for White Sox ace Chris Sale at baseball's winter meetings; Melancon sets high-bucks bar for free-agent relievers
A look at what's happening today at the baseball winter meetings in Oxon Hill, Maryland:...

HEISMAN 2016: Watson's trip to the 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....

Tiger Woods was 15th out of 17 players at the Bahamas
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!"...

A sheriff in Louisiana is defending the investigation of a man who fatally shot ex-NFL player Joe McKnight during a road rage dispute
HARVEY, La. (AP) -- The Latest on the fatal shooting of ex-NFL player Joe McKnight, who was killed during a road rage dispute (all times local):...

Russell Westbrook of Oklahoma City is working on one of the greatest seasons in NBA history, having already piled up 11 triple-doubles in the Thunder's first 22 games
ATLANTA (AP) -- Russell Westbrook floated off the man he was covering, anticipated the pass into the lane and slipped back to pick it off....

Derek Jeter's No. 2 will be retired by the New York Yankees on May 14 before a Mother's Day game against Houston, the last of the team's single digits, and a plaque in his honor will be unveiled in Monument Park during the ceremony
NEW YORK (AP) -- Derek Jeter's No. 2 is being retired, the last of the New York Yankees' single digits....

A few months after the closing ceremony in Rio de Janeiro, IOC officials have come up with a tagline for South America's first Olympics: "The 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."...

Bolivian woman who pointed out irregularities in the flight plan of a plane that crash is seeking help in neighboring Brazil
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- A Bolivian woman who pointed out irregularities in the flight plan of a plane that crashed and killed 71 people has traveled to Brazil to seek assistance from prosecutors....

The Boston Red Sox have gotten the setup man they wanted, acquiring right-hander Tyler Thornburg from the Milwaukee Brewers in a package that included infielder Travis Shaw
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) -- The Boston Red Sox got the man they wanted - a setup man, in fact....

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