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January 19, 2018 - 5:49 am
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Brazil midfielder Fernandinho has signed a two-year contract extension with Manchester City, two days after the Premier League leaders tied Argentina defender Nicolas Otamendi to a new deal. City says the 32-year-old Fernandinho's new contract runs through 2020. He joined...
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U.S. actor Will Smith, left, talks with former Grand Slam champion Jim Courier while they watch the third round match between France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Australia's Nick Kyrgios at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
January 19, 2018 - 5:01 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Friday at the Australian Open (all times local): 8:50 p.m. Will Smith made his Grand Slam debut on Friday night, taking a seat at Rod Laver Arena for a third-round Australian Open match between local hope Nick Kyrgios and 2008 finalist Jo-Wilfried Tsonga...
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January 19, 2018 - 4:37 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Chapchai Nirat birdied his first four holes and then his last two in a 7-under 64 Friday to grab the clubhouse lead in the second round of the weather-interrupted Singapore Open. The Thai golfer also birdied the 14th hole in a flawless round to jump to the top of the leaderboard at...
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FILE- In this Monday, Sept. 25, 2017 file photo, United States Olympic Winter Games alpine skier Julia Mancuso poses for a portrait at the 2017 Team USA Media Summit, in Park City, Utah. Slowed by persistent hip problems, four-time Olympic medalist Julia Mancuso has announced she will retire after a goodbye run in a World Cup downhill Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, file)
January 19, 2018 - 4:29 am
CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — Four-time Olympic medalist Julia Mancuso announced she will retire from skiing after a goodbye run in a World Cup downhill Friday. Slowed by persistent hip problems, the American skier did not qualify for next month's Pyeongchang Winter Games but will still go to...
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FILE - In this March 23, 2017, file photo, United States' Becca Hamilton releases the stone during a match against Switzerland in the Women's World Curling Championship in Beijing. No one will work longer hours at the Pyeongchang Olympics than American curlers Matt and Becca Hamilton. By qualifying for both the new mixed doubles discipline and the traditional, single-gender curling event, the siblings from McFarland, Wisconsin, could be on the ice for as many as 50 hours _ by far the longest anyone will be in live competition at the Winter Games. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
January 19, 2018 - 4:05 am
The bobsledders may push harder. The speedskaters may go faster. The ski jumpers certainly will soar higher. Yet no one will work longer hours at the Pyeongchang Olympics than American curlers Matt and Becca Hamilton. By qualifying for both the new mixed doubles discipline and the traditional,...
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France's Alize Cornet is attended to by a trainer and tournament staff after suffering from the heat during her third round match against Belgium's Elise Mertens at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
January 19, 2018 - 3:48 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — French player Alize Cornet has called for the extreme heat policy at the Australian Open to be re-evaluated after she said she nearly fainted in the broiling temperatures during her third-round match Friday at Melbourne Park. The tournament's extreme heat policy calls...
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January 19, 2018 - 3:46 am
NBA-SCHEDULE Embiid leads Sixers UNDATED (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers have handed the Boston Celtics their second consecutive loss since a seven-game winning streak. Joel Embiid (joh-EHL' ehm-BEED') celebrated his first NBA All-Star selection with 26 points and matched a career best with 16...
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Philadelphia 76ers forward Amir Johnson (5) attempts a shot in front of Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam (43) during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game in Philadelphia, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. The 76ers won 117-111. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)
January 19, 2018 - 2:36 am
Semi Ojeleye, Cedi Osman and Royce O'Neale have never started in an NBA game. Cameron Payne last played in April. Matt Costello has scored two points in his NBA career. They're not stars. Yet somehow, someone in an NBA locker room apparently thought they should start in this year's All-Star Game...
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This January, 2018 photo provided by Bethel Search and Rescue shows a truck on a well-used track on a portion of the Kuskokwim River near Bethel, Alaska. The river is not covered by as much ice as it usually is this time of year. Months of higher-than-normal temperatures have opened dangerous holes in frozen rivers that rural Alaskans use as roads. One troublesome ice highway is the Kuskokwim River, where a man died New Year’s Eve after driving his snowmobile into a hole. (Bethel Search and Rescue via AP)
January 19, 2018 - 2:04 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Winter is off to a late start in parts of rural Alaska. Months of higher-than-normal temperatures have opened dangerous holes in frozen rivers that rural Alaskans use as roads. One troublesome ice highway is the Kuskokwim River, where a man died New Year's Eve after driving...
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Los Angeles Kings forward Anze Kopitar, left, vies with Pittsburgh Penguins forward Riley Sheahan, center, for the puck during an NHL hockey game in Los Angeles on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
January 19, 2018 - 1:40 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Until Pittsburgh goalie Casey DeSmith got the start at Staples Center on Thursday night, his entire NHL experience consisted of two relief appearances in Penguins losses. DeSmith seized the chance to grab his first career victory — with plenty of help from the Penguins' scoring...
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