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Philadelphia 76ers guard Jimmy Butler (23) fouls Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) as he looks for the shot during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
December 05, 2018 - 11:52 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Kawhi Leonard insisted he doesn't try to do anything extra in big games. His numbers suggest otherwise. Leonard had 36 points, Jonas Valanciunas scored 18 of his season-high 26 in the fourth quarter and the Toronto Raptors beat Philadelphia 113-102 on Wednesday night, handing the...
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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Dennis Schroder fails to keep the ball in bounds during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
December 05, 2018 - 10:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Once Paul George got going, he didn't slow down until he carried the Oklahoma City Thunder to their biggest comeback victory ever. George scored 25 of his 47 points in a sensational fourth quarter, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 3.1 seconds left that gave the Thunder a 114-112...
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Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry, right, drives to the basket against Cleveland Cavaliers' Jordan Clarkson in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, in Cleveland. The Warriors won 129-105. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
December 05, 2018 - 10:18 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Their fierce rivalry is over, reduced to only memories. The Warriors and Cavaliers had something special, four straight NBA Finals that Steph Curry will one day savor. Some day. "It was historical," Curry said. "I'll definitely sit back on the couch in 10 or 12 years when it's all...
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Cleveland Cavaliers' Cedi Osman, right, from Turkey, shoots over Golden State Warriors' Andre Iguodala in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
December 05, 2018 - 8:36 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Stephen Curry made nine 3-pointers and scored 42 points, Kevin Durant added 25 and the Golden State Warriors came back to face a very different looking Cleveland team for the first time since winning another NBA title, and beat the Cavaliers 129-105 on Wednesday night. Curry scored...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, file photo, Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (10) warms up prior to an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Denver. Sanders was helped off the practice field Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, after crumpling to the ground on a pass play and grabbing his left ankle. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File)
December 05, 2018 - 5:23 pm
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Although the schedule gets easier for the Denver Broncos this month, the degree of difficulty in reaching the playoffs keeps going up. The Broncos (6-6) lost leading wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders to a torn left Achilles tendon on Wednesday. He was hurt in a non-contact...
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FILE - In this March 29, 2018, file photo, NCAA President Mark Emmert speaks during a news conference at the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament in San Antonio. Emmert says new rules allowing the association to use information from legal proceedings will help its investigation of the college basketball corruption, but the inquiry is unlikely to be completed before the next men’s tournament. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip File)
December 05, 2018 - 3:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — NCAA President Mark Emmert said Wednesday that new rules allowing the use of information from legal proceedings will help in the investigation of college basketball corruption, though he cautioned that the inquiry is unlikely to be done before the men's tournament begins in March...
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2014, file photo, the USA Gymnastics logo is displayed at AT&T Stadium during an news conference announcing in Arlington, Texas. USA Gymnastics has filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, as it attempts to reach settlements in the dozens of sex-abuse lawsuits it faces and to forestall its potential demise at the hands of the U.S. Olympic Committee. (Ron Jenkins/Star-Telegram via AP)
December 05, 2018 - 3:07 pm
USA Gymnastics is turning to bankruptcy in an effort to ensure its survival. The embattled organization filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition on Wednesday as it attempts to reach settlements in the dozens of sex-abuse lawsuits it faces and to forestall its potential demise at the hands of the U.S...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, file photo, Atlanta United forward Josef Martinez celebrates after scoring a goal against the New York Red Bulls during the first half in their Eastern Conference finals MLS soccer game in Atlanta. Martinez claimed the MVP award on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, from Major League Soccer after shattering the record for goals in a season and leading Atlanta United to the championship game. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, File)
December 05, 2018 - 1:39 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Josef Martinez claimed the MVP award from Major League Soccer on Wednesday after shattering the record for goals in a season and leading Atlanta United to the championship game. The 25-year-old Venezuelan striker received his Landon Donovan trophy during a ceremony at the...
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NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, center left, holds a jersey after the NHL Board of Governors announced Seattle as the league's 32nd franchise, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, in Sea Island Ga.. Joining Bettman, from left to right, is Jerry Bruckheimer, David Bonderman, David Wright, Tod Leiweke and Washington Wild youth hockey player Jaina Goscinski. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)
December 05, 2018 - 9:22 am
SEA ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Seattle's NHL expansion team has its roots in Dave Tippett's computer. That's where the longtime coach-turned-senior adviser keeps a running list of players around the league who might be available in an expansion draft that is still 2½ years off. It is just an exercise for...
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In this Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018 photo, a River Plate soccer fan poses for a photo prior the final soccer match of the Copa Libertadores between River Plate and Boca Juniors in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The final match of the Copa Libertadores has been pushed back after the bus carrying the Boca Juniors players was attacked by fans as it drove to the Antonio Vespucio Liberti stadium. (AP Photo/Sebastian Pani)
December 05, 2018 - 7:24 am
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's proud soccer tradition has been sullied by its fervent, fanatical fans. The land of Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona has won the World Cup twice, and it felt a sense of overwhelming pride in hosting perhaps the most important club final ever. But the second...
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