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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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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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January 19, 2018 - 2:50 am
PRO FOOTBALL FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patriots quarterback Tom Brady missed practice with a right hand injury a day after being limited by the same issue as New England prepared for its AFC championship game matchup with Jacksonville. Brady was present and wore a glove on the injured hand during...
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January 19, 2018 - 2:30 am
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Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul (3) tangles with Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jeff Teague (0) as he pivots during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
January 19, 2018 - 1:19 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Eric Gordon scored in a variety of ways Thursday night. One shot stood out from the rest. Gordon banked in a half-court heave at the end of the third quarter, part of a 30-point performance that helped the Houston Rockets to a 116-98 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves. "When I...
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Chicago Bulls' David Nwaba (11) steals the ball from Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) as Lauri Markkanen also defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, in Chicago. The Warriors won 119-112. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
January 19, 2018 - 12:04 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Team LeBron against Team Stephen is the NBA's new All-Star matchup. LeBron James and Stephen Curry will go head-to-head again, this time as captains who pick teams for the revamped NBA All-Star Game. James and Curry received the most votes from fans in their conferences Thursday...
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January 18, 2018 - 11:30 pm
The Washington Spirit selected midfielder Andi Sullivan out of Stanford with the first pick in the National Women's Soccer League draft on Thursday. Draft day also featured a high-profile three-team trade involving U.S. national team star Carli Lloyd. A person familiar with the deal said Sky Blue...
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January 18, 2018 - 10:31 pm
BASEBALL American League MINNESOTA TWINS — Named Jim Kaat special assistant. TEXAS RANGERS — Agreed to terms with C Curt Casali, OF Jose Cardona and RHP Tayler Scott on minor league contracts. National League CHICAGO CUBS — Named Jacob Cruz minor league hitting coordinator, Brendan Sagara minor...
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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2015, file photo, Carolina Panthers assistant head coach Steve Wilks watches players warm up during NFL football team's training camp in Spartanburg, S.C. Wilks was the second coaching candidate the Tennessee Titans interviewed Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, as they kicked off their search for a new head coach. The Titans earlier interviewed Mike Vrabel, Houston's defensive coordinator. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
January 18, 2018 - 8:28 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans kicked off their search for a new head coach Thursday with a pair of interviews — both defensive coordinators who've never been NFL head coaches. The Titans confirmed they interviewed Houston's Mike Vrabel and Carolina's Steve Wilks. Tennessee is looking...
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