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The Latest: Patriots say Gronkowski questionable to return
The Latest on the NFL conference championships. (all times local):...

US hockey GM dies unexpectedly at Colorado Springs home
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- Jim Johannson, the general manager of the U.S. Olympic men's hockey team, has died on the eve of the Pyeongchang Games. He was 53....

Patriots' Brady throwing without glove before AFC title game
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was on the field for warmups at Gillette Stadium on Sunday wearing black tape over the inside part of his injured right hand - but no glove....

Status woe: Cavaliers not planning changes amid slump
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) -- As LeBron James and some teammates practiced free throws at a nearby basket, coach Tyronn Lue addressed questions about the troubling state of the Cavaliers while sitting in a high-backed, cushioned chair....

Titans hire Mike Vrabel as new coach after quick search
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Tennessee Titans hired Houston defensive coordinator Mike Vrabel as their new coach in a fast search that wrapped up after three interviews and just five days after firing Mike Mularkey....

Miocic, Cormier defend heaviest titles at UFC 220
BOSTON (AP) -- Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou had a violent history of first-round finishes....

Young gets 48, but No. 4 Oklahoma falls to Okla St in OT
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) -- Trae Young had a sinking feeling when his final shot left his hand....

UNC's Berry: Valentine hugs, apology for back-turning show
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina guard Joel Berry II says official Ted Valentine has apologized for turning his back on the Tar Heels star earlier this month....

Nadal, Dimitrov advance to Australian Open quarterfinals
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- After snuffing out local hopes for yet another Australian Open, Grigor Dimitrov huddled with Nick Kyrgios at the net and the pair exchanged encouraging words....

Thunder thump Cavs 148-124, keep LeBron shy of 30,000 points
CLEVELAND (AP) -- LeBron James came up just short of 30,000 points....

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