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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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AP source: Free agent reliever Familia set to return to Mets

Dec. 13, 2018 4:19 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that free agent reliever Jeurys Familia is set to rejoin the New York Mets after being traded away last summer. Familia has agreed to a $30 million, three-year contract. The person spoke on condition of anonymity late Wednesday...

Amari Cooper's impact on Cowboys immeasurable

Dec. 13, 2018 4:04 AM EST

Nobody is questioning Jerry Jones anymore about trading a first-round pick for Amari Cooper. The Cowboys are 5-1 since the 24-year-old wide receiver was acquired from Oakland for a 2019 selection that will likely be in the 20s. They're one win from securing the NFC East title after Cooper dominated the...

Kings hit 19 3-pointers in 141-130 win against Minnesota

Dec. 13, 2018 3:04 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sacramento coach Dave Joerger wants his team to use its speed to run right past opponents. When the Kings are clicking, it's hard to slow them down. Nemanja Bjelica made four of Sacramento's franchise-record 19 3-pointers and finished with 25 points, helping the Kings beat the...

Raptors rout Warriors 113-93 without Kawhi to complete sweep

Dec. 13, 2018 3:02 AM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Minus their top player and with their coach still mourning his mother's death two days earlier, the Toronto Raptors put an emphatic stamp on a season sweep of Golden State. They did it with the two-time defending NBA champion Warriors nearly at full strength, too, a very different...

Leonard sits with bruised hip as Raptors rout Warriors

Dec. 13, 2018 2:41 AM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kawhi Leonard sat out Toronto's showdown against the Golden State Warriors because of a bruised right hip. The star forward was inactive for the second straight game Wednesday night, but the Raptors cruised to a 113-93 win at Golden State. Earlier in the day, Leonard was deemed...

Kase gets 1st NHL hat trick as Ducks rally past Stars 6-3

Dec. 13, 2018 2:28 AM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Ducks coach Randy Carlyle has called Ondrej Kase the "Energizer Bunny" of his team. Kase certainly had plenty of jump Wednesday night, rallying Anaheim to its seventh victory in eight games. The 23-year-old forward from the Czech Republic got his first NHL hat trick in a 6-3 win over...

Bol, Oregon get past San Diego 65-55

Dec. 13, 2018 1:48 AM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Ehab Amin let his Oregon teammates know that sleepwalking through another first half was no longer acceptable. After the Ducks fell behind by nine points, the graduate transfer cut loose during a timeout, and the message hit home. "It really started with Ehab yelling at us that we've...

Gaudreau's overtime goal rallies Flames past Flyers 6-5

Dec. 13, 2018 1:07 AM EST

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Johnny Gaudreau and the Calgary Flames showed off their resilience in another impressive win. Gaudreau scored 35 seconds into overtime, and the Flames rallied to beat the Philadelphia Flyers 6-5 on Wednesday night. Calgary trailed 5-3 before Sean Monahan and Rasmus Andersson scored...

Mitchell leads SDSU to 99-46 win vs Division II Toros

Dec. 13, 2018 1:02 AM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego State Aztecs just needed a win. It happened that Division II Cal State Dominguez Hills was up next. Matt Mitchell scored 20 points and San Diego State used a 23-0 run midway through the first half to rout the overmatched Toros 99-46 Wednesday night. Jalen McDaniels and Adam...

Mitchell, Jazz roll over short-handed Heat 111-84

Dec. 13, 2018 12:46 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Donovan Mitchell didn't want to give Dwyane Wade another chance at a comeback victory. Mitchell scored 21 points and Derrick Favors had 17 to help the Utah Jazz rout the short-handed Miami Heat 111-84 on Wednesday night. "It started from the tip," Mitchell said after the Jazz led by...