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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — As baseball’s annual winter meetings began, the proposed trade sending Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman to the Los Angeles Dodgers appeared to be on hold Monday night after Yahoo Sports reported that police investigated an accusation of domestic violence involving the...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The players’ association has filed a grievance over the Washington Nationals’ four-game suspension of Jonathan Papelbon that followed the pitcher’s fight with teammate Bryce Harper. The grievance was filed shortly after the suspension was announced Sept. 28, costing...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have bolstered a suddenly imposing bullpen, acquiring right-hander Carson Smith and lefty Roenis Elias on Monday from the Seattle Mariners for left-hander Wade Miley and reliever Jonathan Aro in the first trade announced at the winter meetings. The 26-...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Cam Newton passed for five touchdowns, capped by a 15-yard scoring strike to Jerricho Cotchery with 1:05 to go, and the unbeaten Carolina Panthers wrapped up the NFC South title with a 41-38 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. Carolina, the only remaining unbeaten...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Forty years ago this month, Chicago White Sox owner Bill Veeck and general manager Roland Hemond set up a table in the lobby of the Diplomat Hotel in Hollywood, Florida, with an “Open for Business Anytime” sign and made four trades in an hour that involved Mickey Lolich,...
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Boston Bruins gave coach Claude Julien a glimpse of how good they can be. Now, he hopes they can keep it going. Tuukka Rask stopped 17 shots for his third shutout of the season and the 29th of his career as the Bruins beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-0 on...
Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Connor Barwin (98) sacks New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, in Foxborough, Mass. The Eagles beat the Patriots, 35-28. AP Photo/Steven Senne
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Eight days ago, the New England Patriots were thinking about an unbeaten season. Now the defending Super Bowl champions are trying to recover from their first back-to-back losses in more than three years. Najee Goode scored on a blocked punt, Malcolm Jenkins returned...
Michigan State needed a miracle. Hail hog helped Alabama get here. A swat saved Oklahoma’s season. Clemson turned away a late 2-point conversion that could have cost the Tigers their perfect record. A season filled with fantastic finishes helped shape the College Football Playoff, even if it led...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs relied on experience when little else seemed to work against the Boston Celtics. Manu Ginobili had seven of his 15 points in the final quarter and added a key rebound in the final minute, enabling San Antonio to hold off Boston 108-105 on Saturday night...
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots linebacker Jamie Collins didn’t specify the kind of illness that sidelined him for four games. He just knows he’s healthy and can be ready Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles. He was listed as questionable Friday against the Eagles after being a...

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