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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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"Little League for esports" hopes to organize youth gaming

Dec. 12, 2018 2:51 AM EST

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Christian Pineda plays a lot of video games, but he's best at "Minecraft." Hunched over a laptop in the front row of a half-full movie theater last month, the 13-year-old eagerly showed off why. "I basically know the controls like the back of my hand," he said before turning his...

Penn tops No. 17 Villanova 78-75, ends Big 5 streak

Dec. 12, 2018 2:49 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — AJ Brodeur and Antonio Woods each scored 16 points as Penn beat No. 17 Villanova 78-75 on Tuesday night, the Quakers' first win over the Wildcats since 2002. Penn fans stormed the court after Villanova's Phil Booth missed the tying 3-point attempt and set off a regular-season...

Sorry, Seattle: NHL GMs learned from Vegas expansion draft

Dec. 12, 2018 2:20 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...

Cornhuskers keeping 8-2 start in perspective after NCAA snub

Dec. 12, 2018 2:19 AM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Cornhuskers are a hungry and humble basketball team. Hungry because they just missed out on making the NCAA Tournament last season despite winning 22 games, setting a school record with 13 conference wins and finishing fourth in the Big Ten. Humble because for all the...

Column: It's time for the shift to go

Dec. 12, 2018 2:18 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ask baseball managers what they think about the dreaded shift, and most of them have the same answer. It's not a problem if the hitters don't make it one. "There's an easy way to combat that," Oakland's Bob Melvin said. "Just hit the ball the other way." It's a simple enough solution,...

NBA-best Raptors hand Clippers worst loss of season, 123-99

Dec. 12, 2018 2:01 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kyle Lowry was in a funk right along with his Toronto Raptors. He had a combined 15 points in his last five games while the team had lost three of four. Adding to their woes, leading scorer Kawhi Leonard was out with a bruised right hip against the surprising Clippers. "It was just time...

Nugent-Hopkins scores twice to help Oilers beat Avs 6-4

Dec. 12, 2018 1:13 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — The Edmonton Oilers broke the ice with a four-goal second period. As for the shattered glass in the penalty box, it wasn't their fault. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored twice in the decisive second period, Mikko Koskinen stopped 39 shots and the Oilers extended their winning streak to four games...

Forbes' double-double fuels Spurs by Suns 111-86

Dec. 12, 2018 1:06 AM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Bryn Forbes was happy to finally earn the first double-double of his basketball career, and even happier that it came in another San Antonio Spurs victory grounded in defense. Forbes had a season-high 24 points and a career-best 11 rebounds as the Spurs beat the Phoenix Suns 111-86 on...

Serge Ibaka, Raptors cruise past Clippers 123-99

Dec. 12, 2018 12:55 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Serge Ibaka had 25 points and nine rebounds, and the Toronto Raptors cruised past the Los Angeles Clippers 123-99 on Tuesday night without injured Kawhi Leonard. Kyle Lowry added 21 points, making four of the Raptors' 14 3-pointers. Leonard sat out with a bruised right hip that he hurt...

Connor scores twice for Jets, Blackhawks drop 8th straight

Dec. 12, 2018 12:49 AM EST

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Kyle Connor wasn't too disappointed about falling short of his first career hat trick. The third-year forward scored twice as the Winnipeg Jets beat Chicago 6-3 on Tuesday night to give the Blackhawks their eighth straight loss. Connor nearly had another goal late in the second...