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Nathan Chen, of the United States, skates during the men's free skate at figure skating's Grand Prix Final in Vancouver, British Columbia, Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
December 08, 2018 - 2:05 am
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Nathan Chen made some mistakes at the Grand Prix Finals, yet was good enough to win the gold medal. Chen, the first American men's world champion since 2009, overcame a fall on his quad Lutz in Friday's free skate, but still took the top spot with a combined score...
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Brooklyn Nets forward Joe Harris (12) fouls Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas (17) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
December 07, 2018 - 10:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Kawhi Leonard's short shot went in and out. Fred VanVleet's 3-pointer went around the rim and spun out. For 3 1/2 years, the Toronto Raptors had always found a way to beat the Brooklyn Nets. This time, not one, but two chances just wouldn't fall. "Just how the game goes sometimes,"...
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Denver Nuggets' Mason Plumlee (24) dunks against Charlotte Hornets' Marvin Williams (2) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
December 07, 2018 - 9:43 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Nic Batum knew exactly what was coming when fellow Frenchman Tony Parker raced down the court with a head of steam on a fast break. Parker stopped momentarily planting his right foot, then spun 360 degrees to avoid a defender and scored on a layup on the other side of the rim...
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December 07, 2018 - 9:01 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tim Rossovich, a consensus All-America defensive end at Southern California who played in the NFL before going on to an acting career, has died. He was 72. Rossovich died Thursday in Sacramento after a long illness, the school said Friday. Rossovich played at USC from 1965-67 and...
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Newly hired Georgia Tech football coach Geoff Collins speaks during a news conference Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
December 07, 2018 - 8:05 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia native Geoff Collins said Friday he landed his dream job when hired to return as Georgia Tech's coach. Most notable among changes the former Temple coach will bring to the Yellow Jackets will be a shift from the spread-option offense used by former coach Paul Johnson the last...
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Players from the Cardenales de Lara baseball team carry the caskets of teammates and former major league players Luis Valbuena and Jose Castillo at a baseball stadium in Barquisimeto, Venezuela, Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. The two were killed in a car crash caused by highway bandits who then robbed them, officials said Friday. Valbuena and Castillo died late Thursday when their SUV crashed as it tried to veer around an object placed in the road, Yaracuy state Gov. Julio Leon Heredia said on his Twitter account. (AP Photo/Nestor Vivas)
December 07, 2018 - 7:59 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Former major league players Luis Valbuena and Jose Castillo were killed in a car crash in Venezuela caused by highway bandits who then robbed them, officials said Friday. The 33-year-old Valbuena and 37-year-old Castillo died late Thursday when their SUV crashed as it...
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Washington Nationals owner Mark Lerner, right, greets pitcher Patrick Corbin, left, during a baseball news conference at Nationals Park in Washington, Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. Corbin agreed to terms on a six-year contract and joins the Nationals after playing for the Arizona Diamondbacks. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
December 07, 2018 - 6:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — As with most things involving the Washington Nationals' offseason, a day that was supposed to be all about introducing Patrick Corbin morphed into a day about Bryce Harper. Washington announced its six-year contract with Corbin, a heavily back-loaded deal worth $140 million, and...
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December 07, 2018 - 5:00 pm
MABANK, Texas (AP) — Former two-time All-Pro linebacker Isaiah Robertson was killed when the limousine he was driving skidded on a rain-slicked curve on a dark, rural East Texas highway and was hit by two other vehicles. The Texas Department of Public Safety reports the crash happened about 10 p.m...
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Werder Bremen's Josh Sargent, right, celebrates with Max Kruse after scoring a goal against Fortuna Duesseldorf during a Bundesliga soccer match, Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, in Bremen, Germany. Werder Bremen on 3-1. (Carmen Jaspersen/dpa via AP)
December 07, 2018 - 4:58 pm
Josh Sargent scored on his first touch 2 minutes into his professional debut, a 78th-minute header by the 18-year-old American that helped Werder Bremen beat Fortuna Duesseldorf 3-1 on Friday in the Bundesliga. Sargent, who left O'Fallon, Missouri, to join Bremen last winter, scored after Davy...
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FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2018, file photo, Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray (1) celebrates on the sidelines after throwing a touchdown against Oklahoma during the second half of the Big 12 Conference championship NCAA college football game, in Arlington, Texas. Murray was named The Associated Press college football Player of the Year, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter, File)
December 07, 2018 - 10:55 am
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray is the unanimous pick for The Associated Press Big 12 offensive player of the year, the fourth consecutive season a player from the conference champion Sooners has won the honor. Murray, a Heisman Trophy finalist who this week was also...
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