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Miami gets bump to No. 2 behind Alabama in playoff rankings
Miami made a small but potentially significant move up to No. 2 behind Alabama in the College Football Playoff rankings on Tuesday night, with Clemson slipping one spot to three and Oklahoma holding at four....

Lakers rally from 19-point deficit to beat Bulls 103-94
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Los Angeles Lakers' first half resembled many miserable stretches of the past four seasons. Although the Chicago Bulls have plenty of their own problems, they outworked, outshot and outsmarted the Lakers while taking a 14-point lead....

Braves stripped of 13 prospects, Coppolella banned for life
ATLANTA (AP) -- The Braves lost 13 prospects and former general manager John Coppolella was banned for life by Major League Baseball on Tuesday for circumventing international signing rules from 2015-17....

AP Source: QB Paxton Lynch to start for Denver
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- It's time to see conclusively if quarterback Paxton Lynch is a bust or just a late bloomer....

Olympic champion Gabby Douglas says team doctor abused her
Olympic champion gymnast Gabby Douglas says she is among the group of athletes sexually abused by a former team doctor....

Source: Gymnastics doctor set to plead guilty to sex charges
DETROIT (AP) -- A sports doctor accused of molesting several girls while working for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University will plead guilty to multiple charges of sexual assault and face at least 25 years in prison, a person with knowledge of the agreement said....

Lewis, Urlacher, Moss, Seymour among hall semifinalists
CANTON, Ohio (AP) -- First-year eligibles Ray Lewis and Randy Moss are among 27 semifinalists for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame....

Morgan urges voters to keep steroid users out of Hall
Hall of Fame second baseman Joe Morgan is urging voters to keep "known steroid users" out of Cooperstown....

AP source: MLB, Japanese, union reach posting deal
NEW YORK (AP) -- Major League Baseball, its players' union and the Japanese commissioner's office agreed Tuesday to a new posting system that could allow star pitcher-outfielder Shohei Ohtani to be put up for bid next week, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press....

No. 1 UConn routs No. 5 UCLA 78-60 for 39th road win in row
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Without injured Katie Lou Samuelson, UConn is finding out who else can step up for the top-ranked Huskies....

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