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NFL Week 11 Power Rankings: Season-...

NFL Week 11 Power Rankings: Season-defining stats for every defense

Amid another shake-up at the top of the NFL Power Rankings, we break down defensive stats for all 32 teams that tell the tale of the 2018 season.
Emotions flare between Durant, Gree...

Emotions flare between Durant, Green in loss

Kevin Durant and Draymond Green, who usually work to keep each other's emotions in check, exchanged heated words at the end of regulation in an overtime loss to the Clippers. "Things happen like that in sports," Warriors guard Shaun Livingston insisted.
Nets' LeVert suffers leg injury, ta...

Nets' LeVert suffers leg injury, taken to hospital

Nets standout Caris LeVert suffered a significant injury to his right leg in Monday's loss to the Timberwolves and was taken to a hospital after being carried off the court.
Ohtani tops Yanks duo for AL Rookie...

Ohtani tops Yanks duo for AL Rookie of the Year

Shohei Ohtani became the fourth Japanese-born player to win Rookie of the Year, as the Angels' two-way sensation beat out Yankees duo Miguel Andujar and Gleyber Torres for the American League award.
Butler 'mirrors spirit of Philadelp...

Butler 'mirrors spirit of Philadelphia,' Brown says

Brett Brown says he can't wait to begin working with Jimmy Butler when the forward joins the 76ers for Wednesday's game against the Magic.
Sources: Melo's reps looking at pot...

Sources: Melo's reps looking at potential teams

Carmelo Anthony's reps are exploring potential landing spots for the veteran forward, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, as his time with the Rockets may be nearing an end.

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'Deflategate' judge says Brady susp...

'Deflategate' judge says Brady suspension in jeopardy

NEW YORK (AP) - A federal judge made clear Wednesday that the NFL's four-game suspension of Tom Brady over "Deflategate" is in jeopardy as the star New England quarterback returned to practice.

U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman, who's been asked by the NFL Players Association to void the suspension, warned a league lawyer during oral arguments in the scandal over underinflated footballs that there was precedent for judges to toss out penalties issued by arbitrators.

Berman continued to push for a settlement in the dispute - a potential result he called "rational and logical." But throughout the hearing, he also cited several weaknesses in the way the NFL handled the controversy that could become the basis for handing a victory to Brady and his union.

After the hearing, Berman met behind closed doors with both sides for more than an hour before the lawyers left court, saying the judge asked them not to discuss the negotiations publicly. If there is no deal, the Manhattan judge has said he hopes to rule by Sept. 4, six days before the Patriots host the Pittsburgh Steelers in the NFL's season-opening game.

Neither Brady nor NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was in court Wednesday. Brady returned to his team after participating in negotiations along with Goodell and lawyers on both sides a day earlier.

Berman ordered Brady and Goodell to return to court if they can't settle, scheduling a tentative Aug. 31 hearing.

The league announced in May that it was suspending Brady over allegations he conspired with two Patriots equipment employees to deflate footballs below what league rules allow, to give him a competitive edge in New England's victory over the Indianapolis Colts in January's AFC championship game. Goodell, who by contract with the players' union can act as an arbitrator for labor disputes, upheld the suspension, touching off the legal battle.

During more than two hours of arguments by attorneys, the judge noted other arbitration decisions have been rejected when a key witness was not allowed to testify as he asked why NFL Executive Vice President Jeff Pash - who worked on the NFL investigation - could not be questioned by union lawyers during the suspension's appeal.

Arbitration proceedings, while more relaxed than court proceedings, are still required to follow due process rules to ensure fairness, Berman said.

"You have to allow someone to make their case by calling witnesses," he said.

Berman also suggested that the league's finding that Brady was generally aware that game balls were being deflated was too vague, noting that any reference to the Jan. 18 game against the Colts was "conspicuously absent" in a report on an NFL investigation that the league used as a basis for the suspension.

Finally, Berman said he could not understand how the commissioner opted to keep a four-game suspension over a fine or a lesser penalty seen in other cases of equipment tampering. In one exchange, he questioned Goodell's defense of the Brady punishment on the grounds that it was comparable to penalties on players caught using performance enhancing drugs.

"How is that equal to steroid use?" he asked of the deflation allegations.

"They both go to the integrity of the game," responded NFL lawyer Daniel Nash.

"Well, everything goes to the integrity of the game," the judge shot back.

It was the second week in a row the judge seemed to lean harder on the NFL in open court, though he again cautioned that he had not yet made up his mind which side would win.

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Associated Press writer Jake Pearson contributed to this report.

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Panthers WR Benjamin has torn ACL, ...

Panthers WR Benjamin has torn ACL, sidelined for the season

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin suffered a torn ACL in his left knee Wednesday, an injury that the team announced will sideline him for the season.

"Obviously, we feel awful for Kelvin," general manager Dave Gettleman said in a press release. "He's worked tremendously hard to put himself in a positon to have a strong year. We're confident he will attack his surgery and rehab with the same determination he has met all challenges before."

It's a major blow to the Panthers in their quest to win a third straight NFC South championship. Benjamin had developed into Carolina's No. 1 receiver after setting franchise rookie records in 2014 with 73 receptions for 1,008 yards and nine touchdowns.

Panthers coach Ron Rivera told reporters earlier in the day Benjamin had a sprained knee and remained hopeful everything would be fine. However, Benjamin was taken back to Charlotte, North Carolina where an MRI revealed the tear.

The injury occurred during a joint practice with the Miami Dolphins.

Benjamin was running a one-on-one route against Dolphins safety Reshad Jones when he made a cut toward the sideline and his knee buckled. He crashed to the ground and screamed in pain as he grabbed for the knee.

"He went to plant and make a swim move and without any contact just kind of went down," Rivera said. "It was unfortunate and it's one of those things that could have happened in any drill."

As Benjamin lay on the ground, players from both teams gathered around him and took a knee.

Trainers attended to Benjamin and quickly called for the cart to take him into the locker room. Quarterback and close friend Cam Newton helped Benjamin into the cart. Newton appeared disturbed by the events as trainers carted his top target off the field.

While wide receiver is considered one of Carolina's deeper positions, it will be difficult to replace Benjamin.

To make matters worse, rookie wide receiver Devin Funchess also tweaked a hamstring and is expected to miss practice Thursday against the Dolphins. Earlier in training camp wide receiver Stephen Hill suffered a torn ACL at training camp and was later waived-injured.

It's expected that Corey Brown and veteran Jerricho Cotchery would be the starters entering the team's preseason game against Miami on Saturday night. The Panthers will count on wide receivers like Ted Ginn Jr., Brenton Bersin and Jarrett Boykin to step up and battle for more playing time.

Ginn said he spoke with Benjamin after practice told him, "keep his head up."

"You've got to realize he's our No. 1 guy," Ginn said. "Not having your No. 1 guy on the practice field, it hurts you a little bit. I believe we have the guys behind him to step up and do whatever we need to do to fill the void right now."

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Red Sox bring in ex-Tigers boss Dom...

Red Sox bring in ex-Tigers boss Dombrowski to run club

BOSTON (AP) New Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski thought enough of the team to pick Boston over other suitors.

Now he's going to spend the next six weeks trying to figure out what's worth keeping - in the front office, on the field at Fenway Park and in the minor leagues.

"I'm not here to blow up the organization," Dombrowski said at a Fenway Park news conference Wednesday, a day after he was hired. "They have a lot of good people here."

Speaking to reporters a day after a mid-game shake-up that left general manager Ben Cherington on the outs, Dombrowski said he would be hiring a general manager but was in no rush. He did not discuss the future of manager John Farrell, who is on leave from the team after being diagnosed with what he said was a treatable form of cancer.

Dombrowski said he spoke to Farrell on Tuesday night - after he underwent his first chemotherapy session - but just told him they would meet after the manager was healthy again. In Farrell's absence, bench coach Torey Lovullo is managing the team, which entered Wednesday night with a 53-66 record, 14 games behind the rival New York Yankees in the AL East.

Red Sox owner John Henry began the news conference with a statement that acknowledged the team's failures in finishing last two of the last three seasons. (In 2013, the club won the World Series for the third time in a decade, but the first in Cherington's tenure.)

"As owners, we're all responsible for the poor results we've had, and for results going forward," Henry said. "Dave Dombrowski is an architect of team-building the right way. For almost three decades now, he's earned the respect of almost everyone in the game."

The general manager of the Montreal Expos at the age of 32, Dombrowski won the 1997 World Series with the Florida Marlins and led the Tigers to the Series twice. But he was let go on Aug. 8 with Detroit languishing below .500.

Henry said he decided to pursue Dombrowski when he "became a free agent" less than a week after the Red Sox announced that president and CEO Lucchino would be stepping down at the end of the season.

Chief Operating Officer Sam Kennedy was named Lucchino's successor on the business side; he attended Wednesday's news conference along with chairman Tom Werner, prompting Henry to explain: "This is really our lineup for 2016 and beyond."

Although Dombrowski would be installed above Cherington in the baseball decision-making, "Ben did not object" to discussing the job with him, Henry said.

Up until Dombrowski was hired, the top Red Sox brass - including the new president - hoped that Cherington would stay, they said. Cherington declined, and on Tuesday night it was announced that he would be leaving after sticking around to help with the transition.

"We think the world of Ben," Werner said. "We are disappointed but respectful of his decision."

Cherington said later that he was surprised when Henry and Werner told him on Saturday that they were pursuing Dombrowski. Although he had pledged to do what he could to make the Red Sox better, the GM thought it was time to go.

"I felt strongly that what was best for Dave, what was best for me, what was best for the Red Sox was the same thing, and that was a clean break," he said. "I have great respect for Dave Dombrowski. His resume speaks for itself. He will be an asset clearly for the Red Sox and I wish him and I wish the Red Sox nothing but the best going forward."

Cleveland manager Terry Francona, who was with Boston from 2004-11, said "this place is never boring" before the Indians faced the Red Sox.

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AP freelancer Ken Powtak contributed to this report.

Eli Manning not looking to be the N...

Eli Manning not looking to be the NFL's top paid quarterback

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Eli Manning didn't ask the New York Giants to make him the NFL's highest-paid quarterback.

A perplexed and slightly miffed Manning on Wednesday shot down a report that he wants to be the league's top-paid quarterback, insisting that was not the goal in contract talks.

"Never been said, never come out of my mouth," Manning said Wednesday.

The two-time Super Bowl MVP is in the final year of a contract that will pay him a $17 million base salary. His agent, Tom Condon, has been negotiating a new deal, but the two sides are not close to an agreement, Giants co-owner John Mara said Monday.

Manning insisted neither he nor Condon told the Giants to make him the highest-paid quarterback. He said he speaks with Condon occasionally, but he isn't looking for constant updates on the talks.

"If something comes up, I ask him to call me and keep me updated or send me a text, but that's it," Manning said.

Aaron Rodgers of the Packers currently is the NFL's highest-paid quarterback, earning $22 million annually.

The 34-year-old Manning has spent all 12 of his NFL seasons with the Giants, so he knows how people in the New York-area react to headlines.

For those who know him, it's totally out of character to make such a demand.

Manning even received a telephone message from his father asking what was happening.

"I don't know how all negotiating goes and what is being asked," Manning said. "I don't think I want to know. That was never said by him, claiming that this is the goal of what we are trying to do."

Manning said he does not compare himself to other quarterbacks by salary, and right now he is not thinking or concerned about his contract.

"My focus is on practice and getting the best out of our practices and getting better," Manning said. "That's all I am focused on. Nothing has changed. Nothing is different. Reports are all wrong. I don't know where they are getting their information from. I just kind of laugh at it."

Manning had a bounce-back season in 2014 playing in Ben McAdoo's West Coast offense. He threw for 4,410 yards, 30 touchdowns and 14 interceptions while hitting 63.1 percent of his passes. The previous season he had 3,818 yards, 18 touchdowns and a career-high 27 interceptions.

The Giants' offense struggled in the preseason opener last weekend, failing to get a first down in four series.

Manning expects improvement this weekend against Jacksonville at MetLife Stadium.

"Obviously, put some points on the board and get some drives going, sustain some drives," he said about goals for Saturday. "Hopefully be able to get out there, set the tempo, play fast with the offense, get some first downs and get into a good rhythm with the offense."

Manning said the offense practiced well against the Bengals earlier in the week, then didn't make anything happen in the game.

"I don't think there's a case of us doing things incorrectly, we've just got to do them a little bit better," he said. "I think we're on the right process of getting better, and I think it'll show up this weekend."

NOTES: WR Odell Beckham Jr. and LG Justin Pugh had dental work and did not practice. WR Victor Cruz was out with a strained calf. Cruz had just recovered from knee surgery. ... DE George Selvie is only expected to miss a couple of days with a knee injury. Coughlin said there was no ligament damage. ...WR Dwayne Harris, the former Cowboys' special teams maven, had an outstanding day catching passes. ...Coughlin got in the face of CB Chandler Fenner after he tackled Harris following a reception. ...CB Trevin Wade ended the practice, intercepting a Ryan Nassib pass. ....CB Prince Amukamara (groin) returned to practice for the first time in a week.

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Red Sox manager Farrell says he has...

Red Sox manager Farrell says he has 'highly curable' cancer

BOSTON (AP) Fighting back tears, Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell said Friday that he had a "highly curable" form of cancer and has taken a medical leave for the rest of the season to deal with lymphoma.

The 53-year-old Farrell said bench coach Torey Lovullo will run the team in his absence. Farrell said he planned on being back with the team for spring training.

Farrell said the cancer of the lymphatic system was discovered when he had hernia surgery in Detroit earlier this week.

"I know we usually start out with the injury report. I'll start out with myself on this one. Monday's surgery for the hernia revealed that I have lymphoma," he said before Friday night's game at Fenway Park against Seattle.

"Thankfully, it was detected in the hernia surgery. I can honestly tell you I'm extremely fortunate that it was found. Treatment will begin in the coming days," he said.

Farrell said a mass was completely removed during the procedure and no additional surgery was necessary. He said chemotherapy would start early next week.

Red Sox stars David Ortiz and Dustin Pedroia stood along a wall to Farrell's left when he made the announcement. Vice President Sam Kennedy, general manager Ben Cherington and Lovullo also were in the room.

"A little bit of a shocker to be told later that afternoon that this was going on. Like I said, I'm fortunate," Farrell said. "Stage 1. It's localized. It's highly curable. I'm extremely fortunate to not only be with people with the Red Sox, but access to MGH (Massachusetts General Hospital) and world class talent that can handle this."

The Red Sox are in last place in the AL East with a 50-64 record. In February, Farrell's contract was extended through 2017 with a club option for 2018.

"When they mentioned the word `cancer,' it's something that it doesn't matter where it comes from, it kind of impacts you," Ortiz said.

Farrell guided Boston to the World Series championship in his first season in 2013. He previously managed the Toronto Blue Jays for two years.

"Sending you best wishes for a speedy recovery. Stay Strong and look forward to seeing you at the ballpark soon," the Blue Jays tweeted.

On Tuesday, Minnesota Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders said he is being treated for Hodgkin lymphoma, and his doctors consider it "very treatable and curable." His plans were to remain coach and team president while being treated.

Cherington said Farrell told him the news Thursday when the GM was traveling between flights en route to Greenville, South Carolina, to visit one of the team's Single-A affiliates.

"He called me on a quick layover," Cherington said. "I was sort of in shock. A few minutes to sink in and I figured I had to get back to Boston last night. I've been talking to him yesterday and this morning."

"There's a lot of respect for him, not just in the Red Sox organization, but throughout baseball," he said. "There's a lot of people already reaching out. He's someone that spent his whole life in baseball. He's played, he's coached, worked in the front office and, obviously, he's managed now."

Red Sox chairman Tom Werner spoke about Farrell during the pregame TV telecast.

"We all love John," he said. "We said the most important thing is get back soon."

Farrell, a former major league pitcher, was the pitching coach for the 2007 Red Sox when they won the World Series. Ace Jon Lester returned from lymphoma that July and started the clinching game of the Series in Colorado.

"Obviously, we go pretty far back. I talked to him a little bit, already," said Lester, now pitching for the Chicago Cubs. "He seems pretty positive. Everything seems pretty positive, so that's good."

"He's in a good place for it. That's obviously one of the better places, if not the best place, in the country to be if you have cancer. He's in good hands. I know those doctors pretty well," he said.

Cleveland manager Terry Francona is one of Farrell's closest friends. Farrell was the pitching coach in Boston under Francona.

"He's such a tough guy and he has so many people that care about him that I just honestly feel like he will come through this with flying colors," he said before the Indians played at Minnesota.

"I'm glad we're going to go through there in a couple days because I'd like to see him. But he sounded really good," Francona said.

New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi wished Farrell well.

"It's not what you want to see. Say some prayers for him and his family, hope everything goes well," he said before a game in Toronto. "Just get healthy, that's most important. He's a good man, a good baseball man, you want to see him get healthy."

Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia echoed that sentiment.

"It's awful. We heard the prognosis is very good, that's encouraging," he said before a game in Kansas City. "But it's scary whenever you hear of something like that happening. He's a young man."

Farrell said he never had any symptom before the notification of the cancer discovery.

Ortiz said he heard about Farrell's condition from teammate Hanley Ramirez, who was crying when he delivered the news.

"We have a big family around here and definitely when it comes down to health issues, you want to be sure that everything goes OK. The organization is taking a lot of responsibility on that to make sure that John gets through it the way it's supposed to be," Ortiz said.

Farrell was touched by his players' support.

"In a way, you live vicariously through their careers," he said. "Yours is over, you try to help when you can with them, and when they show that support, it's meaningful."

Yankees to honor A-Rod's 3,000th hi...

Yankees to honor A-Rod's 3,000th hit in pregame ceremony

TORONTO (AP) The New York Yankees will honor Alex Rodriguez's 3,000th hit with a pregame ceremony before hosting the Blue Jays on Sept. 13.

Rodriguez homered off Detroit's Justin Verlander on June 19, becoming the 29th player to reach the 3,000-hit plateau.

Rodriguez said he was "in disbelief" upon learning of the planned celebration.

Manager Joe Girardi said he was pleased to see the Yankees pay tribute to A-Rod's achievement.

"All relationships are going to have rocky moments and you like to see things get righted and repaired," Girardi said before Friday night's game in Toronto. "I think both sides have made a lot of gestures to do that."

Rodriguez missed all of last season while serving a drug suspension. Last month, Rodriguez and the Yankees settled a dispute over a marketing payment with a deal that gave $3.5 million to charitable groups.

Rodriguez is batting .264 with 24 homers and 63 RBIs in a resurgent season. He began the day in an 0-for-11 skid.

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Power Rankings: Chiefs sitting pret...

Power Rankings: Chiefs sitting pretty, for now

Kansas City is in great shape to earn the No. 1 seed in the AFC, but given their playoff history and shaky defense, don't punch that Super Bowl ticket yet.
Another Raiders veteran wants out

Another Raiders veteran wants out

Raiders owner Mark Davis can realize his team is a disaster, and take the blame. The scene after yesterday?s loss to the Chargers was telling, as the 1-8 team has become self-aware that all the talk about the mystique of the Raiders is just that. Quarterback Derek Carr alluded to it in his postgame remarks, saying something happened that frustrated him, though he didn?t specify.
Hue Jackson to be hired by Bengals,...

Hue Jackson to be hired by Bengals, who still have two meetings left vs. Browns

The Cleveland Browns couldn?t get rid of Hue Jackson that easily. Jackson, who was surprised to be fired in midseason after going 3-36-1 as Browns head coach, wasn?t out of work long. Jackson will be ?in Cincinnati imminently? to join the Bengals? staff, according to NFL Network?s Ian Rapoport.
Here's why Le'Veon Bell's holdout c...

Here's why Le'Veon Bell's holdout could have a lasting impact on the NFL

Add another loser to the holdout saga between Le?Veon Bell and the Pittsburgh Steelers. This time, it?s the NFL at large ? which has had a little-known contract loophole exposed in this whole mess. In the latest twist in the ongoing impasse between Bell and the Steelers, it has become apparent the all-powerful NFL franchise tag has a weak spot ? albeit one that can be exposed only if a player is willing to risk a massive amount of money to take advantage of it.
Tom Brady responds to Dion Lewis' '...

Tom Brady responds to Dion Lewis' 'cheap' comment after loss to Titans

The New England Patriots headed to Nashville for a matchup on Sunday with the Tennessee Titans, and you?d be hard-pressed to find anyone who gave Tennessee much of a shot. ?It?s a real sweet win, you know, especially when you used to be there and they didn?t want to bring you back,? Lewis said. Lewis signed a four-year, $23 million deal with Tennessee earlier this year, a deal he never could have gotten in New England.
The Patriots keep thinking it's a g...

The Patriots keep thinking it's a good idea to throw to 41-year-old Tom Brady

Tom Brady is a lot of things, but he?s not a guy you want to throw the ball to. The New England Patriots apparently didn?t learn that lesson in last season?s Super Bowl, when a trick pass went just beyond the reach of Brady?s hands. Brady is 41 now, and still isn?t a nimble receiver.

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Thailand's child boxing debat...

Thailand's child boxing debated after 13-year-old's death

The death of a 13-year-old boy who was knocked out during a boxing match in Thailand has sparked debate over whether to ban child boxing
Preview: Wild vs. Capitals ...

Preview: Wild vs. Capitals

The Minnesota Wild are back home, and not a minute too soon after finishing a successful 5-2-0 road trip that lasted two weeks
Celta replaces Mohamed with P...

Celta replaces Mohamed with Portuguese coach Miguel Cardoso

Celta Vigo has hired Portuguese coach Miguel Cardoso to replace Argentine manager Antonio Mohamed
McIlroy giving up European To...

McIlroy giving up European Tour membership in 2019

Rory McIlroy is set to give up European Tour membership in 2019 to focus on the U.S. PGA Tour
Egypt’s retired soccer ...

Egypt’s retired soccer star sentenced to 1 year in prison

Egyptian court sentences Aboutrika, country's all-time soccer great, to year in prison for tax evasion
Acuna honored to be named Nat...

Acuna honored to be named National League Rookie of the Year

Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. woke up in Japan to news he had been named National League Rookie of the Year

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Death of Thai boy inflames debate o...

Death of Thai boy inflames debate on Muay Thai's young dreamers

The death of a 13-year-old boy, knocked out during a Thai boxing match, has inflamed debate about whether children should be allowed to take part in a dangerous sport that many of them see as their only chance of escaping poverty.
Women boxers wear masks, scarves to...

Women boxers wear masks, scarves to beat smog at world championship in India

Women boxers training for a world championship starting in the Indian capital this week are wearing surgical masks, scarves and even T-shirts across their mouths as the level of air pollution rises several times beyond the safe limit.
NBA roundup: LeVert hurt as Nets lo...

NBA roundup: LeVert hurt as Nets lose

Karl-Anthony Towns finished with 25 points and 21 rebounds Monday night as the Minnesota Timberwolves halted a five-game losing streak with a 120-113 victory in Minneapolis over the Brooklyn Nets, who lost Caris LeVert to an apparent serious right leg injury.
NHL roundup: Aho caps Canes' comeba...

NHL roundup: Aho caps Canes' comeback in OT

Carolina center Sebastian Aho scored the game-winning goal just 76 seconds into overtime, spoiling the return of former teammate Cam Ward as the Hurricanes defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 on Monday night in Raleigh, N.C.
Top 25 roundup: Vick's 3-point barr...

Top 25 roundup: Vick's 3-point barrage leads No. 2 Kansas in win

Lagerald Vick made all eight of his 3-point attempts and scored a career-high 32 points, and Udoka Azubuike added a double-double Monday as No. 2 Kansas toppled Vermont 84-68 at Lawrence, Kan.
Ohtani named American League Rookie...

Ohtani named American League Rookie of the Year

Japanese two-way standout Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels was rewarded for a tremendous Major League Baseball debut season as he was named the runaway winner of the 2018 American League Rookie of the Year award on Monday.

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A few words with World Cup broadcas...

A few words with World Cup broadcaster Darke

The poet laureate of soccer in the United States is not an American. ESPN's Ian Darke was born on the south coast of England in the naval port town of Portsmouth and since he landed on American shores fulltime for the 2010 World Cup, his soccer calls have thrilled the American public with the most famous being his description of Landon Donovan's injury-time game-winner against Algeria during that tournament.
Colombia's Radamel Falcao out for W...

Colombia's Radamel Falcao out for World Cup, ACL recovery comes up short

Star Colombian striker Radamel Falcao will miss the World Cup after his ACL recovery falls short.
Colombia's Radamel Falcao out for W...

Colombia's Radamel Falcao out for World Cup

Seattle rises to No. 1

Seattle rises to No. 1

End of an era: Frank Lampard leaves...

End of an era: Frank Lampard leaves Chelsea

USA's first foe Ghana finalizes Wor...

USA's first foe Ghana finalizes World Cup roster

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Murray on path to fitness

Murray on path to fitness

Andy Murray says he is feeling "a little bit better each day" as he continues his bid for peak form and fitness following hip surgery.
Southgate: Rooney will not start

Southgate: Rooney will not start

Wayne Rooney will not start for England against the United States but Gareth Southgate says he was happy to hand him a one-off call-up.
VOTE: England/NZ combined XV

VOTE: England/NZ combined XV

Vote for your combined England/New Zealand XV ahead of Saturday's Test at Twickenham, live on Sky Sports Action & Main Event.
Vettel still has Ferrari 'mission'

Vettel still has Ferrari 'mission'

Sebastian Vettel says he still has a championship "mission" to complete at Ferrari after missing out on the 2018 crown - but is not sure whether he will get a better chance.
Sky Live: Rockets @ Thunder

Sky Live: Rockets @ Thunder

Western Conference heavyweights the Houston Rockets hope to extend their recent unbeaten run as they visit the Oklahoma City Thunder, who have won their last six games. Watch live on Sky Sports Arena in the early hours of Thursday morning.
Are United better with Fellaini?

Are United better with Fellaini?

With 11 minutes remaining to see out a 1-0 victory, Marouane Fellaini was probably the last person the Juventus defence wanted to see make his way off the Manchester United bench.

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NBA community sends support to Car...

NBA community sends support to Caris LeVert after devastating injury

Brooklyn Nets shooting guard Caris LeVert had to be stretchered off the court Monday after suffering a serious right leg injury late in the second quarter against the  Minnesota Timberwolves at the Target Center in Minneapolis. LeVert, in his third NBA season with the Nets out of Michigan after being drafted 20th overall 2016, had looked like a most improved player candidate while leading the Brooklyn in scoring. Those connected with the NBA reached out to LeVert to wish him well. I HATE injuries! Prayers up for Caris LeVert! - DWade (@DwyaneWade) November 13, 2018 Prayers up for @CarisLeVert ....was killing this year too smh ?? - kuz (@kylekuzma) November 13, 2018 ???? @CarisLeVert Prayers Up... - Enes Kanter (@Enes_Kanter) November 13, 2018 Prayers out to ...
Ronald Acuna Jr. has flashed the t...

Ronald Acuna Jr. has flashed the talent to soon become NL's top player

Shohei Ohtani and Ronald Acuña Jr. are the rookies of the year and while you can argue the merits of the other candidates, I think the voters made the right selections. In the end, the votes weren't close, with Ohtani getting 25 of the 30 first-place votes to win the American League award and Acuña receiving 27 first-place votes for the National League award. Even though Ohtani pitched just 51⅔ innings, he became the first player since Babe Ruth in 1919 to pitch at least 50 innings and hit at least 15 home runs. Unless you're 100-something years old, Ohtani did something none of us have ever seen. It's not just that he played both ways -- at least until he injured his arm -- but did both with ravenous success. He hit .285/.361/.564 with 22 home runs and 61 RBIs in 367 plate appearances, and recorded a slugging percentage that would have ranked fourth in the American League if he'd accumulated enough plate appearances. In his 10...
Manning's late TD pass leads Giant...

Manning's late TD pass leads Giants past 49ers 27-23

Eli Manning threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Sterling Shepard with 53 seconds left and the New York Giants snapped a five-game losing streak by beating the San Francisco 49ers 27-23
Bengals fire defensive coordinator...

Bengals fire defensive coordinator, Jackson re-joining staff

The Bengals have fired defensive coordinator Teryl Austin, a day after their historically bad performance, a 51-14 loss to the Saints
Ohtani wins AL Rookie of the Year;...

Ohtani wins AL Rookie of the Year; Acuna takes NL honor

Los Angeles Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani was an overwhelming pick for American League Rookie of the Year, and Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. was a runaway selection for the National League honor
TOP 25 THIS WEEK: No. 25 Buffalo e...

TOP 25 THIS WEEK: No. 25 Buffalo earns 1st AP ranking

Buffalo has an AP Top 25 ranking for the first time in its history _ and a goal to accomplish even more

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2019 NFL Mock Draft: Redskins find Alex Smith's replacement, four quarterbacks go in Round 1

This quarterback class isn't as deep as last year's but that doesn't mean teams desperate to upgrade won't take a gamble
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Mexico City field in horrible shape for Chiefs-Rams, moving game to L.A. is reportedly on the table

The playing surface at Estadio Azteca is not in very good shape
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NFL Week 10 Celebration Grades: Tyreek Hill takes the crown with Ochocinco camera tribute

Breaking down the best and worst celebrations from around the NFL this week
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NBA scores, highlights: Clippers beat Warriors in OT; Pelicans take down Raptors; LeVert suffers devastating injury

Some great games were marred by a scary injury to one of the league's rising stars
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WWE Raw results, recap, grades: The legend of Becky Lynch grows with pre-Survivor Series invasion

A bloodied Lynch made one of her biggest statements yet on the rival show Monday night
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Caris LeVert injury: Nets, Timberwolves react to devastating setback for one of the NBA's rising stars

LeVert will have to once again show resilience after another difficult injury
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