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Dodgers beat Giants 4-2 to clinch 5th straight NL West title
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- They made it look oh-so-easy, and made it seem woefully difficult. Now, these Los Angeles Dodgers figure they're braced for anything....

Trump says protesting players in NFL should be fired
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) -- President Donald Trump says National Football League owners should fire players who kneel during the national anthem. And he's encouraging spectators to walk out in protest....

International team motivated by Presidents Cup failure
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) -- Nick Price got the celebration going. He won the second of 12 singles matches when David Duval conceded his short par putt on the 17th hole at Royal Melbourne, the decisive point for the International team to win the Presidents Cup....

Thomas tied for lead as $10 million comes into view
ATLANTA (AP) -- With two swings, Justin Thomas showed that every shot counts in the FedEx Cup, even at the season-ending Tour Championship....

Dungey cousins prove toughness in backfields and on bikes
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- Anyone who has seen junior quarterback Eric Dungey of the Syracuse Orange play knows he has a good set of wheels, able to leap defenders with a single bound....

Ausmus out as manager of Detroit Tigers after season
DETROIT (AP) -- The rebuilding Detroit Tigers will start fresh next season with a new manager....

Minnesota's Wiggins considers contract deal without agent
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Andrew Wiggins has a five-year, $148 million contract offer from the Minnesota Timberwolves sitting right in front of him just waiting to be signed....

No. 23 Utah recovers late fumble to hold off Arizona
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- When Utah quarterback Tyler Huntley went down with a shoulder injury in the second quarter, the Utes had an experienced and reliable alternative ready....

First-timers, familiar faces hop on NHL's coaching carousel
When the Boston Bruins fired Claude Julien in February, Joel Quenneville took over as the longest-serving NHL head coach....

Can brain disease explain Aaron Hernandez's behavior?
CHICAGO (AP) -- Former football star Aaron Hernandez' brain was riddled with damage from a degenerative brain disease linked with head blows, but that doesn't necessarily explain the troubles that plagued his young life....

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