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Goodell, Jerry Jones moving on with new contract in place

Dec. 13, 2017 7:16 PM EST

IRVING, Texas (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell twice turned to Jerry Jones when asked about his relationship with the powerful Dallas Cowboys owner who tried to scuttle his contract extension. "Jerry, do I look like I take it personally?" Goodell asked after the second question as Jones, the recent...

He's back: Packers QB Aaron Rodgers preps to play Panthers

Dec. 13, 2017 6:54 PM EST

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers stayed afloat in the postseason race while hoping for nearly two months that Aaron Rodgers would return. News that the two-time NFL MVP was cleared medically to come back from a collarbone injury finally arrived Tuesday night, coming a bit later than coach Mike...

Thunder help George prevail in first trip back to Indiana

Dec. 13, 2017 11:06 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Paul George struggled on homecoming night. He still left town with the crown. On a night the four-time All-Star was repeatedly booed and couldn't seem to make a shot, he finally sunk two free throws with 10.7 seconds left Wednesday to seal Oklahoma City's 100-95 victory at Indiana....

Nick Foles ready for challenge of replacing Carson Wentz

Dec. 13, 2017 9:21 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nick Foles is stepping into a pressure situation with a team that has enormous expectations in a city desperate for its first Super Bowl title. He's no ordinary backup quarterback. Foles had tremendous success as a starter for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2013 and he experienced failure...

As Olympics near, South Korea agonizes over post-Games costs

Dec. 14, 2017 1:26 AM EST

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — As South Korea prepares for the Winter Games in and around the small mountain town of Pyeongchang, there are lingering worries over the huge financial burden facing one of the nation's poorest regions. Local officials hope that the Games will provide a badly needed economic...

Brunson leads No. 1 Villanova in rout of Temple

Dec. 13, 2017 9:49 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jalen Brunson helped Villanova continue its remarkable reign of Philadelphia. Brunson had 22 of his career-high 31 points in No. 1 Villanova's dominating first half and Omari Spellman scored 27 to help lead the Wildcats to an 87-67 rout of Temple on Wednesday night. "He was incredible,"...

FaceTime: JD Martinez meets and greets, Ozuna to Cards

Dec. 14, 2017 12:32 AM EST

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — J.D. Martinez has a chance to see in person what his monster year is worth. The free agent star who hit .303 with 45 home runs was ready for a meet-and-greet session with teams at the winter meetings. The Boston Red Sox wanted to see him, having hit the fewest homers in the...

Angels get 2B Ian Kinsler from Tigers for 2 minor leaguers

Dec. 14, 2017 12:43 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The busy Los Angeles Angels filled a big hole at second base, acquiring Ian Kinsler from the Detroit Tigers for two minor leaguers Wednesday night. Detroit received 18-year-old right-hander Wilkel Hernandez and 23-year-old outfielder Troy Montgomery in the trade. The 35-year-old Kinsler hit...

Agent Boras: Marlins turning into 'pawn shop' under Jeter

Dec. 13, 2017 4:22 PM EST

Derek Jeter owns five World Series rings, which may be the reason agent Scott Boras had jewelry on his mind when discussing the Miami Marlins' new ownership. Boras said Jeter and his group are turning the Marlins into a pawn shop. It was yet another jab at the Marlins' direction under new CEO Jeter, who continued...

Angels: Ohtani's sprained elbow will be healed by spring

Dec. 13, 2017 4:42 PM EST

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels knew Shohei Ohtani was recovering from a sprained elbow before they agreed to a minor league contract with the Japanese right-hander and outfielder. "I think that's past him, and our understanding is there is no restrictions at all going into spring...

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As Olympics near, South Korea agonizes over post-Games costs

Dec. 14, 2017 1:26 AM EST

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — As South Korea prepares for the Winter Games in and around the small mountain town of Pyeongchang, there are lingering worries over the huge financial burden facing one of the nation's poorest regions. Local officials hope that the Games will provide a badly needed economic...

Subban scores twice, Predators rout skidding Canucks 7-1

Dec. 14, 2017 1:18 AM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — P.K. Subban scored two strange goals, including one from center ice, and the Nashville Predators routed the skidding Vancouver Canucks 7-1 on Wednesday night. Craig Smith had a goal and two assists, while Filip Forsberg and Kevin Fiala each added a goal and an assist....

Paul leads Rockets over Hornets 108-96 for 11th straight win

Dec. 14, 2017 1:02 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — With the way Mike D'Antoni has handled Houston's rotation lately, there are times nine-time All-Star Chris Paul is left to run Houston's offense against second-team defenses. That combination proved the difference on Wednesday night when Paul led the Rockets to a huge run in the first half...

Evans leads No. 24 Texas Tech over Kennesaw State 82-53

Dec. 14, 2017 12:56 AM EST

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech took advantage of another chance to get the school's first win as a ranked team in almost eight years. Coach Chris Beard is looking for more after Keenan Evans scored 16 points in an 82-53 victory over Kennesaw State on Wednesday night. "I respect the question, but rankings...

Cousins, Davis lead Pelicans past Bucks, 115-108

Dec. 14, 2017 12:52 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — When DeMarcus Cousins was asked about his soaring, one-handed, put-back dunk in the fourth quarter, the Pelicans star took the opportunity to have a little fun at the expense of Pelicans teammate Jameer Nelson, sitting two lockers away. "Well, I saw that Jameer was going to miss, so...

Brown's 22 helps Oregon hold off Portland State 95-84

Dec. 14, 2017 12:51 AM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Elijah Brown scored 22 points, and Payton Pritchard and Kenny Wooten had 18 each to help Oregon fend off Portland State 95-84 on Wednesday night. Troy Brown just missed his first triple-double with 10 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists for the Ducks (8-3). Wooten, also a freshman, was...

Demar DeRozan has 37 points, Raptors beat Suns 115-109

Dec. 14, 2017 12:48 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — DeMar DeRozan had already matched his season high with 37 points. With his team up four in the closing seconds, he was needed on the defensive end. DeRozan forced T.J. Warren to take a difficult one-handed floater from 12 feet out, and with the miss the Toronto Raptors sealed a 115-109...

Angels get 2B Ian Kinsler from Tigers for 2 minor leaguers

Dec. 14, 2017 12:43 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The busy Los Angeles Angels filled a big hole at second base, acquiring Ian Kinsler from the Detroit Tigers for two minor leaguers Wednesday night. Detroit received 18-year-old right-hander Wilkel Hernandez and 23-year-old outfielder Troy Montgomery in the trade. The 35-year-old Kinsler hit...

Bruins tie it late, beat Red Wings 3-2 in OT behind Marchand

Dec. 14, 2017 12:36 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — In just over two minutes, Brad Marchand stole another victory for the Boston Bruins. Marchand assisted on the tying goal late in regulation and scored the game-winner 35 seconds into overtime to give the Bruins a 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday night. Boston managed only two...

FaceTime: JD Martinez meets and greets, Ozuna to Cards

Dec. 14, 2017 12:32 AM EST

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — J.D. Martinez has a chance to see in person what his monster year is worth. The free agent star who hit .303 with 45 home runs was ready for a meet-and-greet session with teams at the winter meetings. The Boston Red Sox wanted to see him, having hit the fewest homers in the...