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Baylor names Temple's Matt Rhule as new football coach
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: What to watch at the baseball winter meetings
A look at what's happening today at the baseball winter meetings in Oxon Hill, Maryland:...

Watson's trip to 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....

More time needed before Tiger Woods is judged by his scores
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!"...

The Latest: Sheriff defends probe of slain ex-NFL player
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 crafting 1 of NBA's greatest seasons
ATLANTA (AP) -- Russell Westbrook floated off the man he was covering, anticipated the pass into the lane and slipped back to pick it off....

Yankees to retire Jeter's No 2 on May 14, last single digit
NEW YORK (AP) -- Derek Jeter's No. 2 is being retired, the last of the New York Yankees' single digits....

IOC: Rio Olympics were '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 aviation agent requests help in Brazil after crash
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....

Red Sox get setup man Thornburg from Brewers for INF Shaw
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) -- The Boston Red Sox got the man they wanted - a setup man, in fact....

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