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FILE - This Aug. 4, 2017 file photo shows Jim Johannson speaking during a news conference in Plymouth, Mich. Johannson, the general manager of the U.S. Olympic men’s hockey team, has died just a couple weeks before the start of the Pyeongchang Games, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. He was 53. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
January 21, 2018 - 1:00 pm
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Jim Johannson, the general manager of the U.S. Olympic men's hockey team, has died on the eve of the Pyeongchang Games. He was 53. Johannson passed away in his sleep Sunday morning, according to USA Hockey. Executive director Pat Kelleher said the organization is "...
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FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2017, file photo, San Francisco 49ers' C.J. Beathard (3) is sacked by Philadelphia Eagles' Brandon Graham (55) and Mychal Kendricks (95) as Malcolm Jenkins (27) looks on during the second half of an NFL football game. One team has a suffocating defense. The other has the NFL's No. 1 unit. Defense should win at least the NFC championship. (AP Photo/Michael Perez, File)
January 19, 2018 - 6:48 pm
Four of the five teams that gave up the fewest points during the regular season are the last four left with a shot at the Super Bowl, something that had never happened since the NFL-AFL merger nearly a half-century ago. And three of the four toughest to gain yards against are still around, too...
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FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2001, file photo, Jacksonville Jaguars coach Tom Coughlin argues a call with officials in the third quarter of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, in Jacksonville, Fla. It's no exaggeration to say Tom Coughlin built the Jaguars from the ground up. It's also no exaggeration to say Coughlin's last piece of unfinished business would be bringing a Super Bowl title to the town he helped put on the map. (AP Photo/Scott Audette, File)
January 19, 2018 - 1:59 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — It's no exaggeration to say Tom Coughlin built the Jaguars from the ground up. It's also no exaggeration to say Coughlin's last piece of unfinished business would be bringing a Super Bowl title to the town he helped put on the NFL map. Fifteen years after being...
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January 19, 2018 - 6:31 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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FILE - In this March 3, 2015, file photo, Detroit Tigers pitcher Kyle Lobstein, left, delivers his first pitch of the second inning to Baltimore Orioles' Matt Tulasosopo as the clock, background, counts down during a spring training exhibition baseball game in Lakeland, Fla. Major League Baseball has proposed the use of 20-second pitch clocks and limits on mound visits, a move that dares management to unilaterally impose the changes designed to speed pace of games. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
January 18, 2018 - 6:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The players' association rejected Major League Baseball's proposal to institute 20-second pitch clocks and limits on mound visits, a move that dares management to unilaterally impose the changes designed to speed pace of games. Union head Tony Clark and deputy general counsel Matt...
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January 18, 2018 - 5:47 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox may head to spring training without the middle-of-the-lineup hitter they have been seeking since David Ortiz retired at the end of the 2016 season. That's by necessity, not choice. After saying all winter that he would like a big bat to address the power outage that...
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January 18, 2018 - 6:55 am
NBA-SCHEDULE Warriors extend road streak UNDATED (AP) — The Golden State Warriors are just two away from tying the NBA record for longest road winning streak in a single season. Klay Thompson poured in 38 points and the Warriors made it 14 straight road wins by downing the Bulls 119-112. Stephen...
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January 17, 2018 - 10:43 pm
NBA-SCHEDULE Raptors get past Pistons UNDATED (AP) — The Toronto Raptors improved to 16-3 at home while avoiding their first three-game losing streak of the season. Jonas Valanciunas (YOH'-nuhs val-ehn-CHOO'-nuhs) had 17 points and 16 rebounds to lead the Raptors past the Pistons 96-91. C.J. Miles...
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