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(AP) — Ernie Els says he received an invitation to Augusta National for the first week in April. It just wasn’t an invitation to play in the Masters. Els had to clarify a tweet from Sunday that said: “Thank you for a Great Xmas present! @TheMasters Can’t wait!” That led several media sites to...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Left-hander Zach Duke and the Minnesota Twins have finalized a one-year contract. The 34-year-old was 1-1 with a 3.93 ERA in 27 relief appearances this year for St. Louis, returning to the major leagues on July 21 after Tommy John surgery in October 2016. He struck out 12 and...
DETROIT (AP) — In mid-November, after a loss at Army, the Duke Blue Devils were looking at spending a second straight holiday season at home. That made Tuesday’s success in the Quick Lane Bowl even sweeter. After a six-game losing streak dropped them to 4-6, the Blue Devils (7-6) had to beat...
In this Dec. 31, 1967 photo, fans watch the Green Bay Packers play the Dallas Cowboys in the NFL Championship game in Green Bay, Wisc. Simply dubbed the Ice Bowl, those who participated in Cowboys-Packers that day at Lambeau Field still shiver when talking about it. AP Photo/File
(AP) — The penultimate day of 1967 was as beautiful as it gets in Green Bay in late December. Chilly, yes, but the Dallas Cowboys enjoyed the sunshine as they practiced at Lambeau Field for their New Year’s Eve game against the Green Bay Packers. “You could work up a sweat,” said Dan Reeves,...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Klay Thompson hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:33 left, Kevin Durant turned in another solid all-around performance, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 99-92 on Monday in a Christmas Day rematch of the past three NBA Finals. Durant’s block against a...
SAPPORO, Japan (AP) — Los Angeles Angels-bound Shohei Ohtani bid farewell to fans of his former Japanese club on Monday as he sets off to join his new Major League Baseball team. The star pitcher and hitter wore an Angels jersey to his news conference. He opened with an introduction in English,...
Philadelphia Eagles' Jay Ajayi in action during the second half of Monday night's game against the Oakland Raiders, in Philadelphia. AP Photo/Chris Szagola
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The road to the Super Bowl in the NFC goes through Philadelphia. Jake Elliott kicked a 48-yard field goal with 22 seconds left, and the Eagles clinched the No. 1 seed for the NFC playoffs with a sloppy 19-10 victory over the Oakland Raiders on Monday night. The Eagles (13-2...
HOUSTON (AP) — Cancer survivor David Quessenberry knew all week that he’d make his NFL debut on Monday for the Houston Texans against the Pittsburgh Steelers. What he didn’t realize until just before the game was that he’d not only play, but be one of his team’s captains. “That surprised me,”...
Washington Wizards' Bradley Beal (3) drives past Boston Celtics' Jaylen Brown (7) during the fourth quarter of Monday's game in Boston. The Wizards won 111-103. AP Photo/Michael Dwyer
BOSTON (AP) — Washington’s talented guards made themselves at home at Boston’s Christmas party. Bradley Beal scored 25 points, John Wall had 21 points and 14 assists, and the Wizards beat Boston 111-103 on Monday in the Celtics’ first Christmas Day home game in franchise history. “For us to...
BOSTON (AP) — A domestic assault case involving Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright has been retired for one year, according to a Boston Herald report. Citing a court clerk, the newspaper reported the case was retired Thursday by the Williamson County Courthouse in Tennessee. Wright was initially due...

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