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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...

Second chance: FIU's Anthony Jones reflective after shooting

Dec. 13, 2018 4:36 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The scar snakes down the right side of Anthony Jones' neck, serving as a constant reminder of something the FIU running back doesn't exactly remember nor will he ever forget. Had the bullet gone an inch or two in a different direction, he could have died. Instead, he's about to go play for FIU...

Goodell: NFL won't pay for video in domestic investigations

Dec. 12, 2018 6:27 PM EST

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday the NFL won't pay for video evidence in cases involving domestic violence, and he defended the league's handling of those investigations. Speaking after owners held their annual winter meeting, Goodell said the NFL's approach to dealing with...

Canseco makes pitch for chief of staff job in tweet to Trump

Dec. 13, 2018 6:18 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Jose Canseco (kan-SAY'-koh) is ready to take a swing at politics. The former major league slugger has made his pitch for a big job at the White House, tweeting Wednesday to President Donald Trump: "u need a bash brother for Chief if (sic) Staff." Canseco told his "little buddy" he has "a...

Morton to Rays and a Tanner-for-Tanner trade at meetings

Dec. 13, 2018 4:48 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An All-Star starter to the relief-reliant Rays, a Tanner-for-Tanner trade and a Scott Boras sighting. Intrigue at the winter meetings, but not much impact. Not yet, anyway. Charlie Morton was the top name to switch teams Wednesday, joining Tampa Bay for a $30 million, two-year deal after...

Free agent reliever Familia reaches deal to return to Mets

Dec. 13, 2018 2:49 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The revamped New York Mets bullpen is set to include a very familiar face — longtime reliever Jeurys Familia. Familia reached agreement on a $30 million, three-year deal late Wednesday night with the team that traded him away last summer. The contract won't be complete until he...

Irving scores Boston's last 12 in 130-125 OT win at Wizards

Dec. 12, 2018 11:21 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — To Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens, Kyrie Irving's pair of 3-pointers in the final 40 seconds of overtime — the first from in front of his team's bench; the second from straightaway, 31 feet out — were "amazing." To the man contesting both of those key shots, Washington...

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...

Rejoice: Thursday night games end with a special matchup

Dec. 12, 2018 3:41 PM EST

For those fans who dislike Thursday night football, rejoice that this week is the final game of the season on such short rest. Also rejoice that it's one of the best matchups of the year, with hefty implications in the standings, as Kansas City hosts the Los Angeles Chargers. Even with a loss, the Chiefs keep the...

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Syracuse extends contract of football coach Dino Babers

Dec. 13, 2018 4:00 PM EST

Syracuse athletic director John Wildhack is in a good place as winter nears — the men's and women's basketball teams are ranked and so is the resurgent football team, with a bowl game looming. Most important, the architect of the football turnaround, coach Dino Babers, is set to be around for a while. The...

Bears' sweet scenario: Clinch North, beat Packers to do it

Dec. 13, 2018 3:59 PM EST

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Clinch the NFC North championship and beat a heated rival to do it? The Chicago Bears couldn't have asked for a sweeter scenario. That's exactly the opportunity they're staring at when they host Aaron Rodgers and the fading Green Bay Packers on Sunday afternoon. "It would be very...

Negro League bobbleheads part of fundraising campaign

Dec. 13, 2018 3:54 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Fans of the former Negro League are being asked to help a campaign to create bobbleheads of 30 stars from the league — with a goal of commemorating the league's upcoming centennial. Organizers of the effort, which was unveiled Wednesday, have created a team of 30 Negro League...

Cowboys, Colts ready to meet in high-stakes game

Dec. 13, 2018 3:51 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jason Garrett and Frank Reich understand the high stakes of Sunday's game. If Dallas wins, it clinches the NFC East. If Indianapolis wins, it stays in the hunt for the AFC's final playoff spot and possibly even a division crown. The two coaches and their players will get one more...

Giants and Titans need to win out to stay in playoff hunt

Dec. 13, 2018 3:48 PM EST

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans and New York Giants aren't paying much attention to playoff scenarios. They are on the outside looking in at the postseason heading into their game Sunday at MetLife Stadium, and their best chance to make the playoffs is to win their three remaining games....

Blue Jays are leaving Las Vegas with Elvis

Dec. 13, 2018 3:43 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays are leaving Las Vegas with Elvis. Right-hander Elvis Luciano was selected by the Blue Jays from the Kansas City Royals on Thursday with the ninth pick of the winter meeting draft of unprotected players. An 18-year-old Dominican, Luciano signed with Arizona in October...

2 more Pennsylvania casinos open up for sports betting

Dec. 13, 2018 3:41 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Two more casinos in Pennsylvania have started up with sports betting. Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh and SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia began test periods Thursday. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board says that, if all goes well, the casinos can start regular sports-betting hours...

UAB coach Bill Clark wins Eddie Robinson Award

Dec. 13, 2018 3:41 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — UAB's Bill Clark has won the Eddie Robinson National Coach of the Year Award. Clark has led the Blazers to their first Conference USA championship with a program-record 10 wins. The award was announced Thursday by the Football Writers Association of America and the Sugar Bowl. UAB's...

Bills RB McCoy returns to practice on limited basis

Dec. 13, 2018 3:38 PM EST

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy returned to practice on a limited basis Thursday, a day after being held out because of an injury to his left hamstring. Coach Sean McDermott said the team will continue evaluating McCoy's progress before determining whether he can play...

Ex-OU football player sentenced to 5 years for wire fraud

Dec. 13, 2018 3:30 PM EST

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A former University of Oklahoma football player and fledgling recording star has been sentenced to 5 years in prison after pleading guilty to defrauding investors of almost $900,000. Federal prosecutors say 31-year-old T.J. Hamilton of Dallas was sentenced Thursday and ordered to pay...