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New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick talks with Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey, left, on the field following an NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Don Wright)
December 17, 2018 - 6:12 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots were able to downplay the significance of their defeat at Miami in Week 14 mostly because of the crazy final play it took for the Dolphins to grab the victory in the closing seconds. But after showing multiple shortcomings in its 17-10 loss at Pittsburgh on...
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FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2018, file photo, New York Yankees' CC Sabathia points at the Tampa Bay Rays dugout after he was ejected for hitting Tampa Bay Rays' Jesus Sucre with a pitch during the sixth inning of a baseball game, in St. Petersburg, Fla. The New York Yankees gave pitcher CC Sabathia a $500,000 performance bonus, even though the 38-year-old left-hander was ejected from his final regular-season start six outs shy of the 155 innings specified for the payment in his contract. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
December 17, 2018 - 5:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Plunking an opponent paid off for CC Sabathia. The New York Yankees gave Sabathia a $500,000 performance bonus, even though the 38-year-old left-hander was ejected from his final regular-season start six outs shy of the 155 innings specified in his contract for the payment. Sabathia...
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FILE - In this May 29, 2018, file photo, Serena Williams returns a shot against Krystyna Pliskova during their first-round match of the French Open tennis tournament in Paris, France. The women's tennis tour has approved rule changes that involve seedings after a return from pregnancy. Former No. 1 players Williams and Victoria Azarenka are recent mothers on the tour. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
December 17, 2018 - 4:48 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The women's tennis tour approved rule changes Monday that are meant to ensure players are not penalized after they return from pregnancy or an injury that causes a long absence. The changes were prompted, in part, by the experiences of former No. 1 players Serena...
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FILE - In this April 13, 2018, file photo, Philadelphia Flyers head coach Dave Hakstol gives instructions during the third period in Game 2 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series against the Pittsburgh Penguins, in Pittsburgh. The Flyers fired head coach Dave Hakstol Monday, Dec. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
December 17, 2018 - 3:52 pm
It took less than two weeks as general manager of the Philadelphia Flyers for Chuck Fletcher to see what he needed to see with coach Dave Hakstol. The Flyers were still making too many mistakes, still not playing up to their talent level and it was all too clear the message wasn't getting across...
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Miami Dolphins running back Frank Gore (21) is tackled by Minnesota Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter, left, and middle linebacker Eric Kendricks (54) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)
December 17, 2018 - 2:39 pm
MIAMI (AP) — With another season stumbling toward the finish line, the Miami Dolphins can begin thinking about 2019, and that includes Frank Gore. The NFL's leading active rusher is expected to miss the rest of the year with a sprained foot, a person familiar with the situation said Monday. The...
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Kansas guard Lagerald Vick (24) locks arms with Villanova guard Phil Booth (5) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. Kansas defeated Villanova 74-71. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
December 17, 2018 - 1:25 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Kansas didn't get the chance to hold onto its preseason No. 1 ranking in the AP Top 25 very long, even as an unbeaten team. The Jayhawks are sticking around this time. The Jayhawks sat atop Monday's latest men's college basketball poll for a second straight week. That didn't...
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Baylor head coach Kim Mulkey, center, yells toward her players during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Stanford in Stanford, Calif., Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
December 17, 2018 - 12:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Baylor fell out of the top five for the first time in nearly a year after losing at Stanford. The Lady Bears dropped from third to sixth in The Associated Press women's basketball poll on Monday after losing 68-63 on Saturday to the then-No. 11 Cardinal. Stanford moved up to eighth...
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FILE - In this May 9, 2016, file photo, Indiana Fever's Tamika Catchings jokes with head coach Stephanie White, right, and Kelly Krauskopf, president and general manager, during WNBA basketball media day in Indianapolis. The Indiana Pacers have hired Kelly Krauskopf as their new assistant general manager, making her the first woman in league history to hold the title. Krauskopf has a long history with the franchise. She spent 19 seasons as the top executive of the WNBA's Indiana Fever and helped oversee Indiana's new NBA2K league team. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
December 17, 2018 - 11:58 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Pacers have hired Kelly Krauskopf as their new assistant general manager, making her the first woman in league history to hold the title. Krauskopf has a long history with the franchise. She spent 19 seasons as the top executive of the WNBA's Indiana Fever and helped...
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FILE - In this April 21, 2018, file photo, Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly watches during the Notre Dame Blue-Gold Spring college football game in South Bend, Ind. Brian Kelly is The Associated Press college football Coach of the Year, Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, becoming the third coach to win the award twice since it was established in 1998. (Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune via AP, File)
December 17, 2018 - 11:01 am
Notre Dame's Brian Kelly is The Associated Press college football Coach of the Year, becoming the third coach to win the award twice since it was established in 1998. Kelly received 16 of 58 first-place votes from AP college football poll voters and 81 total points. Alabama's Nick Saban was second...
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Czech Republic's Ester Ledecka speeds down the course during the training of a women's World Cup Downhill, in Val Gardena, Italy, Monday, Dec. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)
December 17, 2018 - 10:25 am
SELVA DI VAL GARDENA, Italy (AP) — The skier-snowboarder who stunned just about everyone by winning the Olympic super-G in February is finding her groove again. Ester Ledecka led the second training session for a World Cup downhill by a comfortable margin Monday — two days after winning a parallel...
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