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Report: USOC and others delayed in response to Nassar

Dec. 10, 2018 7:54 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — An independent report details a toxic pattern of bureaucratic paralysis among Olympic leaders who reacted slowly, if at all, after they knew Larry Nassar was suspected of molesting young gymnasts. From the top office at the U.S. Olympic Committee to FBI bureaus in three cities to what was...

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...

Kansas back to No. 1 in Associated Press men's hoops poll

Dec. 10, 2018 1:12 PM EST

Kansas is back where it started the season. The preseason No. 1, the Jayhawks are again the top-ranked in The Associated Press Top 25 despite struggling to get past New Mexico State at home. Kansas received 57 first-place votes from a 65-person media panel in the poll released Monday, sliding into the top spot...

Raiders fire GM Reggie McKenzie

Dec. 10, 2018 6:34 PM EST

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — From the moment Jon Gruden was brought back for a second stint as coach of the Oakland Raiders with a 10-year contract, general manager Reggie McKenzie's longevity in the position was in serious doubt. That only eroded more with each departure of one of McKenzie's prized former draft...

The Latest: Baines says he's humbled by election to Hall

Dec. 10, 2018 7:18 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on Major League Baseball's winter meetings (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Harold Baines knows there a lot of fans questioning whether his credentials are worthy of the Hall of Fame. He's not sweating that. "Well, they can't take it away from me now, even if they don't think I...

Patriots 'on to Pittsburgh' after stunning loss to Dolphins

Dec. 10, 2018 7:19 PM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — More times than not, the sight of Rob Gronkowski approaching the end zone has signaled good things happening for the New England Patriots. Yet there was the image of Gronkowski awkwardly crashing to the ground in a desperate attempt to prevent Kenyan Drake from crossing the goal...

Eovaldi wanted to remain in Red Sox rotation, not relieve

Dec. 10, 2018 4:56 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nathan Eovaldi loved what he started in Boston — emphasis on started. "There were a lot of teams that reached out, wanted me to be a closer," he said. "I view myself as a starter, and that's something I've always done my entire career. And I enjoy doing that. So if I had that...

Baines surprised by Hall of Fame election _ many others, too

Dec. 10, 2018 7:50 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Harold Baines is aware many fans are questioning whether his credentials are Hall of Fame worthy. He's not sweating. "Well, they can't take it away from me now, even if they don't think I should be there," he told The Associated Press. A day after being elected to Cooperstown by a...

Column: Across USA, cheers. In New England, shocked silence

Dec. 10, 2018 3:08 AM EST

In viewing areas across America, from sports bars to living rooms, explosive cheers rang out. Throughout New England, shocked silence. Whether the way the Patriots-Dolphins game ended is worthy of being dubbed the South Beach Stunner or South Beach Bummer depends on your perspective. Maybe stick with "Boise,"...

Raptors go west, Kawhi back to Oracle where so much changed

Dec. 10, 2018 7:02 AM EST

So much changed after Kawhi Leonard crashed to the Oracle Arena floor on May 14, 2017. The San Antonio Spurs had a 23-point lead on the Warriors in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals when Leonard departed with 26 points, poised to take away home-court advantage in the series between teams who won more than...

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Report: USOC and others delayed in response to Nassar

Dec. 10, 2018 7:54 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — An independent report details a toxic pattern of bureaucratic paralysis among Olympic leaders who reacted slowly, if at all, after they knew Larry Nassar was suspected of molesting young gymnasts. From the top office at the U.S. Olympic Committee to FBI bureaus in three cities to what was...

Indiana teen charged with killing pregnant schoolmate

Dec. 10, 2018 7:53 PM EST

MISHAWAKA, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana high school football player told investigators that he killed a 17-year-old schoolmate because he was angry that she waited so long to tell him she was pregnant with his child that it was too late to get an abortion, authorities said Monday. Aaron Trejo, 16, was charged as...

Faster pace helps Colts rebound, jump back into playoff hunt

Dec. 10, 2018 7:51 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Frank Reich learned the value of an up-tempo offense playing in Buffalo. He figured out how to deploy it more effectively as an assistant coach. So with the Indianapolis Colts in an offensive funk Sunday, the first-year coach changed gears. He cranked up the tempo, wore down Houston's...

Baines surprised by Hall of Fame election _ many others, too

Dec. 10, 2018 7:50 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Harold Baines is aware many fans are questioning whether his credentials are Hall of Fame worthy. He's not sweating. "Well, they can't take it away from me now, even if they don't think I should be there," he told The Associated Press. A day after being elected to Cooperstown by a...

Horford, Irving, Hayward, Baynes out for Celtics vs Pelicans

Dec. 10, 2018 7:47 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics were without four key players against the New Orleans Pelicans, with stars Kyrie Irving, Al Horford and Gordon Hayward all out for the game. Big man Aron Baynes was also out with a sprained ankle Monday night. Horford was nursing a sore left knee, Irving had a sore right...

Zenner a bright spot in Detroit's dull win

Dec. 10, 2018 7:42 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions won at Arizona for the first time since 1993, and the game was about as tedious as expected between a pair of also-rans. For Zach Zenner, though, it was a day to remember. Zenner was the only offensive player to reach the end zone Sunday in Detroit's 17-3 victory , and he...

Bills linebacker Matt Milano out with broken left leg

Dec. 10, 2018 7:38 PM EST

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bills starting linebacker Matt Milano will miss the final three weeks of the season with a broken left leg, while the status of running backs LeSean McCoy and Chris Ivory are considered more promising. Milano had surgery for a broken fibula on Monday, a day after being hurt in a...

RHP Tyson Ross, Tigers agree on 1-year deal

Dec. 10, 2018 7:33 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Free agent right-hander Tyson Ross and the Detroit Tigers have reached a one-year deal for $5.75 million. The agreement came Monday at the winter meetings. Ross went a combined 8-9 with a 4.15 ERA for San Diego and St. Louis last season. He made 22 starts for the Padres, was claimed off...

Patriots 'on to Pittsburgh' after stunning loss to Dolphins

Dec. 10, 2018 7:19 PM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — More times than not, the sight of Rob Gronkowski approaching the end zone has signaled good things happening for the New England Patriots. Yet there was the image of Gronkowski awkwardly crashing to the ground in a desperate attempt to prevent Kenyan Drake from crossing the goal...

The Latest: Baines says he's humbled by election to Hall

Dec. 10, 2018 7:18 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on Major League Baseball's winter meetings (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Harold Baines knows there a lot of fans questioning whether his credentials are worthy of the Hall of Fame. He's not sweating that. "Well, they can't take it away from me now, even if they don't think I...