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AP Coach of the Year: Notre Dame's Kelly wins for 2nd time

Dec. 17, 2018 10:10 PM EST

Notre Dame's Brian Kelly is The Associated Press college football Coach of the Year and the third coach to win the award twice since it was established in 1998. Kelly received 16 of 58 first-place votes from AP college football poll voters and 81 total points. Alabama's Nick Saban was second with 16 first-place...

Kansas, Duke, Tennessee stay 1-2-3 in men's AP Top 25

Dec. 17, 2018 2:26 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Kansas didn't get the chance to hold onto its preseason No. 1 ranking in the AP Top 25 very long, even as an unbeaten team. The Jayhawks are sticking around this time. The Jayhawks sat atop Monday's latest men's college basketball poll for a second straight week. That didn't happen...

Baylor drops out of top 5 in AP women's basketball poll

Dec. 17, 2018 1:05 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Baylor fell out of the top five for the first time in nearly a year after losing at Stanford. The Lady Bears dropped from third to sixth in The Associated Press women's basketball poll on Monday after losing 68-63 on Saturday to the then-No. 11 Cardinal. Stanford moved up to eighth. Kim...

Column: Maybe the key word in NFL stretch drive is balance

Dec. 17, 2018 2:55 AM EST

Football purists are smiling. For one week, the video game nature of the NFL hit pause. Only one quarterback on Saturday or Sunday threw for 300 yards, let alone 400. No pinball shootouts. Ten players rushed for at least 100 yards, and Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson went for 95. There were two shutouts! Quite...

NFL ICYMI: As of now, Brady, Patriots not what they've been

Dec. 17, 2018 2:50 AM EST

Tom Brady scrambled and heaved up a wobbly pass off his back foot, the sort of thing a less-experienced, less-accomplished and, well, less-cool QB might do. The ball was picked off, and the New England Patriots were on their way to a second consecutive defeat. More importantly — and more interestingly...

East features MVP candidates even with LeBron in the West

Dec. 17, 2018 2:47 AM EST

With eight shopping days to Christmas, the NBA's decision to have Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo and Philadelphia's Joel Embiid in its holiday lineup is more than just sides in another hoop smorgasbord. It puts the spotlight on — and raises a question — about the MVP race, as in, who in the...

LeBron's season-low 13 in blowout caps Lakers' eventful week

Dec. 17, 2018 2:44 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — This was hardly the ideal way for LeBron James and his Los Angeles Lakers to cap what amounted to an eventful week of highs and lows. And arriving one night after what seemed to be a breakthrough performance, this dud demonstrated just how much more room for improvement four-time NBA MVP...

Pacers hire NBA's 1st female assistant general manager

Dec. 17, 2018 1:00 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Pacers have hired Kelly Krauskopf as their new assistant general manager, making her the first woman in league history to hold the title. Krauskopf has a long history with the franchise. She spent 19 seasons as the top executive of the WNBA's Indiana Fever and helped oversee...

Surprise: Perfect Furman hoping to end NCAA tourney drought

Dec. 17, 2018 1:26 PM EST

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Furman forward Clay Mounce has a simple question in the team video before the Paladins take the court each home game: "Haven't you heard of us?" Not many college basketball fans have. Though it's a question fewer people are ask ing about Furman, which is in the Top 25 for the first...

Pogba or Mourinho: Who will last longer at United?

Dec. 17, 2018 6:58 AM EST

Paul Pogba was soccer's most expensive player two years ago. He was lifting the World Cup with France only five months ago. So how has it gotten to the stage where, on Sunday, one of the world's most talented midfielders didn't even get off the bench for Manchester United in one of its biggest matches of the...

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Blackhawks dealt another blow with Crawford's concussion

Dec. 18, 2018 3:15 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks added another difficult question to their long list of problems when Corey Crawford suffered another concussion. Suddenly, their goaltending situation is completely up in the air. There was no update on Crawford's status a day after he was placed on injured reserve....

Chris Park leaving job as an MLB EVP for e-sports company

Dec. 18, 2018 3:00 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Park is leaving his job as an executive vice president in the baseball commissioner's office at the end of the month to become chief executive officer of Gen.G, an e-sports company. Park, 39, was a vice president in Major League Baseball's labor relations department, left and returned...

Ray Rice: 'I'm done with football,' talks domestic violence

Dec. 18, 2018 2:39 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice says he's not speaking out against domestic violence as a way to rejoin the NFL. Appearing Tuesday in a "CBS This Morning" interview with his wife, Janay, Rice said he sees similarities with himself after a video showed Kansas City Chiefs...

Twins to retire Mauer's No 7 jersey next season

Dec. 18, 2018 2:30 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Twins will retire Joe Mauer's No. 7 jersey next season, moving swiftly to honor the six-time All-Star who retired after a 15-year major league career. The Twins surprised Mauer with the announcement while he was being celebrated at an all-student assembly at his alma...

Column: Sacking Mourinho will allow United to rebuild

Dec. 18, 2018 2:28 PM EST

When you're in a hole, stop digging: That's the strategy Manchester United is pursuing by sacking Jose Mourinho. Ditching the manager midseason, a risky move with no successor in place, became necessary not simply because results on the pitch have been bad but because the 55-year-old's negativity was making...

Rivera uncertain if he will shut down ailing QB Cam Newton

Dec. 18, 2018 2:28 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers coach Ron Rivera hasn't ruled out shutting down quarterback Cam Newton for the season because of a sore right throwing shoulder. Rivera said Tuesday he plans to meet with Newton later in the week and figure out where he is "in terms of his physical state and mental state"...

Nationals finalize $4M, 1-year deal with Adams

Dec. 18, 2018 2:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Nationals have finalized a $4 million, one-year deal with first baseman Matt Adams that includes a mutual option for 2020. General manager Mike Rizzo announced the contract Tuesday. Washington and Adams agreed last weekend pending a successful physical. Adams returns to the Nationals...

Dixon, Simmer, Wimbush win Comeback Player of Year honors

Dec. 18, 2018 1:59 PM EST

Kent State receiver Antwan Dixon, Dartmouth defensive lineman Seth Simmer and Carson-Newman running back Antonio Wimbush are the first recipients of the Mayo Clinic college football Comeback Player of the Year Award. The new award recognizes college football players from FBS, FCS and lower divisions who overcome...

Ibrahimovic re-signs with LA Galaxy as designated player

Dec. 18, 2018 1:37 PM EST

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Zlatan Ibrahimovic has signed a new contract with the LA Galaxy that will make him one of the club's three designated players. Major League Soccer's designated player rule allows a club to sign up to three players to higher salaries that do not count against the salary cap....

Goalie Zack Steffen voted USSF male player of 2018

Dec. 18, 2018 1:35 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Goalkeeper Zack Steffen was voted the U.S. Soccer Federation's Male Player of the Year for 2018, the first year since 1987 the Americans did not play a competitive match. Steffen received 44 percent of the votes, followed by midfielders Tyler Adams (38 percent) and Weston McKennie (16...