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Special counsel Bill Forsyth, center, answers questions, Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, during a press conference in Lansing, Mich., regarding the independent Special Counsel's investigation into Michigan State University's handling of the sexual abuse scandal involving disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar. Assistant Attorney General Christina Grossi, left, and Special Agent David Dwyre, listen. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP)
December 21, 2018 - 4:40 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A special prosecutor on Friday accused Michigan State University of stonewalling his investigation into the school's handling of the sexual abuse scandal involving disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar and called for "top-down cultural change" at the school. Bill Forsyth...
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady winds up to throw the ball during an NFL football practice, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
December 21, 2018 - 2:43 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady has a 29-3 record against the Buffalo Bills, the most victories by a quarterback against one opponent. A 30th will give the Patriots their 10th straight AFC East crown. But he won't have suspended receiver Josh Gordon, who was starting to carve out a vital role in...
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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2018 file photo Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) flips the ball during the first half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Chargers in Kansas City, Mo. Mahomes is one of 29 first-time Pro Bowlers expected to play the game on Jan. 27 in Orlando. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, file)
December 21, 2018 - 11:13 am
Patrick Mahomes has dazzled NFL audiences with no-look passes, left-handed throws and stellar performances in just his first full season as a starter. The dynamic Mahomes has the Kansas City Chiefs (11-3) leading the AFC and he's already earning top honors. Mahomes barely squeaked past Drew Brees...
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Manchester United interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer attends a press conference at Carrington Training Ground, Manchester, England Friday Dec. 21, 2018 ahead of his first match in charge away to Cardiff on Saturday. (Simon Peach/PA via AP)
December 21, 2018 - 6:40 am
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hopes to be managing Manchester United beyond this season. After Jose Mourinho was fired on Tuesday, Solskjaer was hired until the end of the season as United undergoes a restructuring process and searches for a new fulltime manager. Solskjaer says "...
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Marshall coach Doc Holliday holds up the trophy after Marshall defeated South Florida 38-10 in the Gasparilla Bowl NCAA college football game Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
December 20, 2018 - 11:39 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — It was a family affair as Marshall ended the season with another bowl victory. Isaiah Green completed 17 of 25 passes for 221 yards, cousin Keion Davis ran for two touchdowns and Marshall beat South Florida 38-20 in the Gasparilla Bowl on Thursday night. "It's fun to get to play...
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Duke forward Zion Williamson (1) drives to the basket past Texas Tech forward Tariq Owens (11) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
December 20, 2018 - 10:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Zion Williamson was the must-see player to watch on an NBA stage. The Duke star was heckled when he missed a dunk in warmups and had Blue Devils diehards — and casual hoops fans and NBA stars — roaring each time he touched the ball. He felt at home as a guest inside the New York...
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December 20, 2018 - 9:29 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Clippers announcer Ralph Lawler was approached two months ago with a special request. A longtime season-ticket holder asked team president Gillian Zucker if he could call a game on television with Lawler and honor his 40 seasons with the club. Lawler apprehensively...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2018, file photo, Chicago Cubs second baseman Daniel Murphy is congratulated during the team's baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Phoenix. The Colorado Rockies have brought in Murphy to boost an offense big on pop but lackluster in batting average. The veteran infielder has agreed to a $24 million, two-year contract with the Rockies, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Thursday night, Dec. 20. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal was subject to a successful physical. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)
December 20, 2018 - 8:23 pm
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Rockies have brought in Daniel Murphy to boost an offense big on pop but lackluster in batting average. The veteran infielder has agreed to a $24 million, two-year contract with the Rockies, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Thursday...
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December 20, 2018 - 5:35 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — An affidavit alleges University of Kansas football player Pooka Williams punched a woman in the stomach and grabbed her by the throat earlier this month. The Lawrence Journal-World reported the 18-year-old woman showed the officer text messages from Williams admitting to...
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December 20, 2018 - 4:08 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Former Louisville coach Rick Pitino is in talks with the basketball club Panathinaikos about its coaching vacancy, a Greek team official said Thursday. The official spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the matter. The...
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