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Winston speaks after Michigan State tops Charleston Southern

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EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Cassius Winston made his first comments in public since the death of his brother, thanking Michigan State fans for their support. Winston had 11 points and eight assists to help the third-ranked Spartans tune up with a 94-46 win over Charleston Southern on Monday ...

Antetokounmpo’s 33 leads Bucks by Bulls

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CHICAGO (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo showed off a couple of scratches on his hands and arms. The leader of the Milwaukee Bucks was whistled for five offensive fouls, but finished the game on the floor. The Chicago Bulls tried everything against the NBA MVP. Nothing worked. Antetokounmpo had ...

Struggling Bears left with little hope

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LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Whatever chance the Chicago Bears had to make something of their season is just about gone. A 17-7 loss at the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday all but assured the defending NFC North champions will miss the playoffs for the eighth time in nine seasons. And it was as ugly ...

Stafford hurt, but D letting Lions down

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ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — As hard as this is to believe, Matthew Stafford's injury may not be Detroit's biggest problem. The veteran quarterback missed a second straight game last weekend with back and hip problems, but unless he could have played defense, Stafford might not have been able ...

Mahomes, Chiefs hold off Chargers 24-17 in Mexico

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Nearly everything about this Monday night game felt foreign to Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs, from the gasp-inducing altitude of raucous Azteca Stadium to the struggles of their powerhouse offense. Mahomes loved the experience, but didn’t love how his ...

Gronk will be in Miami for Super Bowl

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MIAMI (AP) — Rob Gronkowski will be in Miami for the Super Bowl. The former Patriots tight end won’t be preparing for kickoff with Tom Brady and the rest of his old New England teammates. Instead, the man who retired in March will be hosting his first Super Bowl party. And he’s doing it ...

College hoops: Duke No. 1

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By The Associated Press Duke is back at No. 1, moving up a spot following a pair of victories last week. The Blue Devils can thank Evansville for the jump. Duke moved to No. 1 for the first time this season, receiving 52 first-place votes. The Blue Devils climbed a spot after unranked ...

Baseball: HOF ballot

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NEW YORK (AP)—— Derek Jeter is among 18 newcomers on the 2020 Hall of Fame ballot. He is likely to be an overwhelming choice to join former New York Yankees teammate Mariano Rivera in Cooperstown after the reliever last year became the first unanimous pick by the Baseball Writers’ ...

Hockey Hall: Six enshrined

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TORONTO (AP) — Hayley Wickenheiser hasn’t had a lot of time to reflect. The Canadian women’s hockey star — a quadruple Olympic gold medalist and seven-time world champion — retired in January 2017 and enrolled in medical school. As if there wasn’t enough on her plate already, ...

Man punched umpire over disputed Little League call

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LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida say a man punched a Little League umpire and broke his tooth over a disputed call after a game. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office says in a news release Monday that 22-year-old Alberto Escartin Ramos was arrested on a charge of felony battery of ...

Owners of disqualified Kentucky Derby winner planning appeal

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The owners of Maximum Security say they will appeal a federal judge’s dismissal of their lawsuit that seeks to challenge the decision to disqualify their horse as winner of the Kentucky Derby. Gary West said in a statement Monday that he has authorized his attorneys ...

Notre Dame’s 12-year run in women’s Top 25 is over

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NEW YORK (AP) — Notre Dame’s 12-year run in The Associated Press women’s college basketball poll is over. The Fighting Irish fell out of the AP Top 25 on Monday for the first time since the end of the 2006-07 season, stopping a streak of 234 consecutive weeks being ranked. It was the ...

Hathaway faces potential suspension for spitting

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Getting thrown out of the game probably won’t be the end of Garnet Hathaway’s punishment for spitting on an opponent. The Washington Capitals forward could be suspended, or at the very least fined, for spitting on Anaheim Ducks defenseman Erik Gudbranson toward the end ...

Mountaineers move to state semifinals

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The Iron Mountain Mountaineers reaped the benefits of an opportunistic offense and a stout defense here Saturday, earning a 21-7 football triumph over the Traverse City St. Francis Gladiators in a Division 7 regional final. Iron Mountain (12-0), which cashed in on two ...

Mountaineer defense dominates

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IRON MOUNTAIN — There’s a popular saying, “Defense Wins Championships.” The 12-0 Mountaineers football team has an exceptionally strong defense, top to bottom. They’ve given up fewer than 10 points per game in their 12 straight wins, with three consecutive shutouts in the regular ...

Lions’ defense a weak link in loss to Cowboys

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DETROIT — The Detroit Lions tried to upset Dallas with Jeff Driskel throwing passes and Bo Scarbrough carrying the ball. Not exactly what this team planned at the beginning of the season. Driskel threw for 209 yards and two touchdowns, and Scarbrough scored in his NFL debut, but despite a ...

Vikings rally past Broncos

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings had barely moved the ball at all, when they gathered in a humbled locker room after an awful first half. Picking up the pace with the two-minute offense was about their only hope of a comeback. They delivered one in stunning fashion against the ...

Rams, Gurley knock off Bears

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Todd Gurley was told by Rams coach Sean McVay before Sunday night’s game against the Chicago Bears that he was going to be a focal point of Los Angeles’ offense. Gurley rose to the occasion and delivered his best game of the season. The All-Pro running back had a ...

Kaepernick audibles workout

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RIVERDALE, Ga. (AP) — Colin Kaepernick’s saga took another surreal turn Saturday — a last-minute audible to nix an NFL-arranged workout and a quick dash 60 miles to the other side of metro Atlanta, where the exiled quarterback staged his own impromptu passing display on a high school ...