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Red Sox get ace Chris Sale from White Sox for hefty package
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) -- No surprise that Chris Sale got traded, it was time to go. The real shocker? That the Boston Red Sox swooped in to snag him....

Friends remember Rashaan Salaam as more than a football star
Friends, ex-teammates and former coaches remembered 1994 Heisman Trophy winner Rashaan Salaam as much more than a football star upon hearing of his death in a park not far from the University of Colorado, where he stamped his name as one of the greatest players in the program's history....

LEADING OFF: What to watch at the baseball winter meetings
A look at what's happening today at the baseball winter meetings in Oxon Hill, Maryland:...

Rhule facing big task as Baylor's coach after Temple success
Matt Rhule is taking on a Texas-sized challenge at Baylor after leading Temple to unprecedented success....

No. 5 Duke beats No. 21 Florida 84-74 in Jimmy V Classic
NEW YORK (AP) -- Almost everybody in Madison Square Garden was impressed with the game Amile Jefferson had for No. 5 Duke....

No longer the underdog, Oklahoma QB Mayfield still has fire
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- Baker Mayfield arrived on Oklahoma's campus as an unpredictable gunslinger with a chip on his shoulder....

NHL's new concussion spotters have had spotty results so far
NEW YORK (AP) -- Connor McDavid hit the ice, chin first, and a concussion spotter at least played a part in pulling him from the game....

Sale traded to Red Sox, who's the next big name to move?
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) -- The Cubs could use a closer, maybe someone like Wade Davis. Texas needs a center fielder, and most every team wants an extra arm....

Spurs move to 13-0 on the road with 105-91 win over Wolves
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Kawhi Leonard is getting used to his role as the San Antonio Spurs' go-to guy....

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....

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