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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills rookie cornerback Tre’Davious White shook nervously in anger at his locker Thursday while accusing Patriots Rob Gronkowski of being a dirty player for blindsiding him in the back of the head. As for the NFL issuing Gronkowski a one-game suspension for the...
Boston Bruins' David Backes (42) celebrates his goal with teammate Danton Heinen (43) during the second period of Thursday's game against the Arizona Coyotes in Boston. AP Photo/Michael Dwyer
BOSTON (AP) — David Backes scored his first two goals of the season, helping the Boston Bruins beat the Arizona Coyotes 6-1 on Thursday night. It was Backes’ fourth game back after he missed 12 straight following surgery to remove part of his colon. The veteran forward scored his first goal on a...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Buried on the bench in Philly, Jahlil Okafor has a chance to prove in Brooklyn he’s not a bust. Okafor got his wish when the Philadelphia 76ers finally traded the No. 3 overall pick of the 2015 draft to the Brooklyn Nets. The deal ends the stalemate that had kept Okafor on...
The celebration begins as Atlanta Falcons linebacker Deion Jones hits the ground after intercepting a pass from New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees late in the fourth quarter of Thursday night's game in Atlanta. Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP
ATLANTA (AP) — With the season potentially hanging in the balance, Deion Jones leaped high in the air, about as high as he could go. He reached even higher, snatching the ball away before it could reach the intended target. Holding on for dear life with both arms, the Atlanta Falcons...
(AP) — Former national team goalkeeper Hope Solo has announced that she’s running for president of the U.S. Soccer Federation. Solo declared her candidacy Thursday night on Facebook. It comes less than a week after current U.S. Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati said he will not seek a...
Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) celebrates after a basket during the second half of Wednesday night's game against the Dallas Mavericks in Boston. The Celtics defeated the Mavericks 97-90. AP Photo/Charles Krupa
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics are no strangers to adjusting on the fly this season. They recovered from Gordon Hayward’s injury on opening night and the early absence of Marcus Morris to reel off 16 straight victories following an 0-2 start. That ability to bounce back was on display again...
Kansas' Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk (10) shoots in front of Washington's Matisse Thybulle (4) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, in Kansas City, Mo. AP Photo/Charlie Riedel
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — First-year Washington coach Mike Hopkins saw how Kansas dissected Syracuse’s vaunted 2-3 zone defense last week, so he made a couple tweaks to his own version before facing the Jayhawks on Wednesday night. Primarily, Hopkins stretched the zone to take away the 3-pointer...
Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James celebrates after scoring in the second half of Wednesday's game against the Sacramento Kings in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 101-95. AP Photo/Tony Dejak
CLEVELAND (AP) — The play is called “Chicago,” named after a game-winning shot LeBron James made in the playoffs to beat the Bulls. It worked like a charm again in Cleveland. James drained a 3-pointer with 15 seconds left and finished with 32 points as the Cavaliers tied a franchise record...
NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Goodell has signed a five-year contract extension to remain commissioner of the NFL through 2024. A memo from the NFL’s compensation committee to team owners and obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press confirms that Goodell and committee chairman Arthur Blank, owner of...
BOSTON (AP) — Tired of drivers speeding through a school zone, a Boston physical education teacher turned to New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for help. The Boston Globe reports Sam Balto placed laminated cutouts of the player’s face on pedestrian crossing signs outside an elementary...

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