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Seahawks on brink of playoffs after 21-7 win over Vikings

Dec. 11, 2018 2:18 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Bobby Wagner leaped over the line of scrimmage, swatted Dan Bailey's field goal attempt and sparked the Seattle Seahawks to two late touchdowns. Whether or not what Wagner did was entirely legal, he frankly didn't care. "I'm not stressing about that. I made the play. They called what they...

Wade, James embrace final chance to compete on court

Dec. 11, 2018 4:54 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dwyane Wade will be spending a lot of time in Los Angeles while he settles into retirement next year. He already has a house here, and his wife's acting career would undoubtedly benefit from more time in Hollywood. LeBron James is a newly minted Southern Californian himself, and he's...

LeBron's Lakers edge Wade's Heat in final meeting, 108-105

Dec. 11, 2018 2:45 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James hit his first free throw to put the Lakers up by two. Dwyane Wade sidled up to him before the second shot. "Bro, just miss it so I can shoot the game-winner," Wade said in the waning seconds of their last game together. "Me and you. One on one. Just let me shoot it and go...

Analysis: Report lays blame, but what's needed are solutions

Dec. 11, 2018 2:03 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — The report was every bit as thorough as it was cringe-worthy. And yet, when it was all picked apart and combed through, there wasn't much new there. The 233 pages of details about how Olympic leaders and the FBI responded — or didn't — to sex-abuse allegations against Larry...

King of clubs? Teams start to show cards at winter meetings

Dec. 10, 2018 9:39 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Deal the New York Yankees in for the Manny Machado tournament. And J.T. Realmuto? A lot of teams already are sitting at that table. The baseball winter meetings began in earnest along the Vegas Strip on Monday, and clubs slowly started to show their cards. Noah Syndergaard and Zack Wheeler...

Vanderbilt hires G League President Malcolm Turner as new AD

Dec. 11, 2018 1:18 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt has hired NBA G League President Malcolm Turner as its new athletic director, opting for a business executive over candidates with experience in college athletic administration for the Southeastern Conference's only private university. Chancellor Nicholas Zeppos said...

Kansas State hires NDSU's Klieman to lead football program

Dec. 11, 2018 8:08 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas State hired Chris Klieman of North Dakota State to lead its football program Monday night, passing the reins from retired Hall of Fame coach Bill Snyder to someone with three Football Championship Subdivision titles but little Big 12 experience. Klieman was hired to lead the...

ESPN signs Jessica Mendoza to multiyear extension

Dec. 11, 2018 5:54 PM EST

Jessica Mendoza will have more of a presence on various ESPN platforms starting next baseball season. Mendoza signed a multiyear extension with ESPN to remain part of the "Sunday Night Baseball" announcer's booth and make more studio appearances. In 2015, Mendoza became the first female analyst for a nationally...

AP All-America team: Tide leads with 4 of 10 CFP players

Dec. 10, 2018 12:05 PM EST

The College Football Payoff semifinalists combined to place 10 players on The Associated Press All-America first team, including a high of four from No. 1 Alabama. The Crimson Tide had six players chosen to the three All-America teams, more than any other school. No. 2 Clemson has three first-teamers, No. 4...

Shaquille O'Neal bringing Shaq's Fun House to Super Bowl

Dec. 11, 2018 4:05 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Shaquille O'Neal has been to enough parties before Super Bowls to know that he can do much better. "I've been to a million Super Bowl parties the past 15 years, and they're all boring," O'Neal said. "So this is Atlanta, I'm bringing the party to Atlanta. I wanted to do something big, so I...

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Flacco loses job as Ravens starting QB; Jackson takes over

Dec. 12, 2018 12:18 PM EST

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Joe Flacco has lost his job as Baltimore Ravens starting quarterback and will be the backup Sunday for the first time in his 11-year NFL career. Flacco is finally healthy after missing the past four games with a right hip injury. The Ravens went 3-1 during his absence under rookie...

Hurricanes place Jordan Staal on IR with concussion

Dec. 12, 2018 12:11 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes have placed forward Jordan Staal on injured reserve with a concussion. General manager Don Waddell also announced Wednesday that the team recalled forward Janne Kuokkanen from its AHL affiliate in Charlotte. Staal has missed two games with the injury, and the...

NBA playoff teams rolling out new 'Earned' jerseys

Dec. 12, 2018 12:10 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Heat earned the chance to wear fuchsia. And 15 other teams will soon be getting bonus uniforms as well. The Heat unveiled their latest uniform Wednesday, part of the "Earned" collection that will be rolled out by the NBA and Nike as a perk for the 16 teams that made the playoffs last...

Ferris State's Campbell leads AP D-II All-America team

Dec. 12, 2018 12:01 PM EST

Ferris State quarterback Jayru Campbell, who has led the Bulldogs to the national championship game, highlights The Associated Press Division II All-America team along with two of his teammates. Campbell, a junior, has passed for 2,832 and 26 touchdowns and run for 1,338 and 20 scores, leading Ferris State to a...

Sorry, Seattle: NHL GMs learned from Vegas expansion draft

Dec. 12, 2018 11:59 AM EST

Hindsight is 43/35 for the Columbus Blue Jackets. That's how many goals and assists William Karlsson put up for the Vegas Golden Knights after the Blue Jackets let him go in the most recent NHL expansion draft. They also sent first- and second-round draft picks to Vegas to unload David Clarkson's contract and...

The Latest: French attack suspect had crime record since 13

Dec. 12, 2018 11:56 AM EST

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — The Latest on a shooting attack at a Christmas market in France (all times local): 5:50 p.m. French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner says that the suspect in the deadly attack on the Christmas market in Strasbourg has had a long criminal record, with his first conviction at...

Bills' LeSean McCoy to miss practice with hamstring injury

Dec. 12, 2018 11:53 AM EST

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy won't practice Wednesday, leaving uncertain his status to play against the Detroit Lions this weekend. Coach Sean McDermott would only say "we'll just take it one day at a time right now" when asked if he expects McCoy to be able to practice...

Stars & Stripes Team USA launches all-American cup challenge

Dec. 12, 2018 11:44 AM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Stars & Stripes Team USA has been accepted as a challenger for the 2021 America's Cup, promising to have an all-American squad in a competition where nationality has mattered little in recent decades. The name is a nod to Dennis Conner, who won the America's Cup four times, the final...

Rangers' Shattenkirk out 2-4 weeks with shoulder injury

Dec. 12, 2018 11:27 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Rangers say defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk will be sidelined two to four weeks with a shoulder injury. Shattenkirk left in the second period of Monday night's game in Tampa. He took a check around the left shoulder and had a sling on his arm postgame. The 29-year-old was checked...

Jackrabbits score 90 points at halftime in record 139-72 win

Dec. 12, 2018 10:19 AM EST

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota State scored 90 points at halftime and the Jackrabbits ran up a school-record 139-72 win against Savannah State. Mike Daum had a double-double in the first half and finished with 37 points and 17 rebounds on Tuesday night. The Jackrabbits set single-game school records...