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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — If there is a mismatch in the NFL this week, it’s the New York Giants defense against Tom Brady and the undefeated New England Patriots. It’s the well-oiled offensive machine against a banged-up defense that is ranked 32nd overall. How bad can it get? Less than two...
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns starting quarterback Josh McCown will be limited in practice with injured ribs but could still play Sunday in Pittsburgh. Coach Mike Pettine said McCown threw some passes on Tuesday and has made progress from the injury sustained on Nov. 1 against Arizona. McCown was...
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte practiced Wednesday on a limited basis after being sidelined by a knee injury. Forte sat out Monday’s 22-19 win at San Diego because of a right knee injury he suffered against Minnesota the previous week. Coach John Fox says Forte...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kurt Busch’s season comes down to one race at the same track where his year officially began. Busch was suspended by NASCAR for the first three races of the season, so his debut didn’t come until March at Phoenix International Raceway. Now, with his championship chances on...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge scored 23 points in his return to Portland, leading the San Antonio Spurs to a 113-101 victory over the Trail Blazers on Wednesday night. Aldridge, who played nine seasons in Portland before leaving as a free agent this summer, added six rebounds. Kawhi...
BOSTON (AP) — Paul George has been on a solid run offensively. He takes more pride, though, in what he’s giving his team defensively. George scored 26 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Indiana Pacers to 102-91 victory over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. “It’s how I made my...
DALLAS (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki scored a season-high 31 points Wednesday night to lead Dallas to a 118-108 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers in DeAndre Jordan’s first visit since backing out on an agreement to sign with the Mavericks in free agency. A tight second half upstaged the sideshow of...
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — After watching Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada carried off the field with a broken leg during the playoffs when the Dodgers’ Chase Utley upended him, Major League Baseball is examining whether to adopt a rule eliminating slides not directly at bases on force plays. The...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Famer Lou Brock, a former base stealing champion, has had his left leg amputated below the knee due to an infection related to diabetes. The Cardinals and a longtime friend, Dick Zitzmann, confirmed that the 76-year-old Brock had had the procedure...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Pennsylvania poker pro Joe McKeehen never gave up his lead in the World Series of Poker’s championship event, and took home $7.68 million Tuesday night as the victor. 25-year-old McKeehen won when his ace-10 turned into a pair of tens on the flop, ensuring his victory in a face-...

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