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Valentina Shevchenko, left, UFC women's flyweight fighter and Joanna Jedrzejczyk UFC women's strawweight fighter face off at a news conference in Toronto on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
December 07, 2018 - 12:55 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Valentina Shevchenko and Joanna Jedrzejczyk were teenagers when they first fought at the muay Thai world championships in 2006. They met again in 2007 and 2008. Shevchenko won every time. A decade later, the fighters are meeting once again Saturday night, this time under the...
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Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) greets fans after an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. The Tennessee Titans won 30-9. (AP Photo/James Kenney)
December 06, 2018 - 11:59 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Under center at the 1-yard line, Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota checked out of a quarterback sneak, and Derrick Henry did the rest — as much with his arms as his legs. The 6-foot-3, 247-pound Henry sped and stiff-armed his way to a record-tying 99-yard touchdown run , and...
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Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (7) drives against New York Knicks center Enes Kanter (00) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
December 06, 2018 - 10:33 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Kyrie Irving heard all of the doubts when the Celtics, who were among the favorites to win the Eastern Conference, still had a .500 record through Thanksgiving. The low point may have been a home loss to the Knicks that snapped New York's six-game losing streak. "I was thinking about...
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FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2017, file photo, Houston Texans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney, right, celebrates his touchdown with J.J. Watt, left, after recovering a fumble by New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady during the first half of an NFL football game in Foxborough, Mass. Here's a crazy thought: The Houston Texans with home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs. Yep, the team that began the season 0-3 just might sneak past the Chiefs and Patriots and claim that coveted spot(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
December 06, 2018 - 10:32 pm
Here's a crazy thought: The Houston Texans with home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs. Yep, the team that began the season 0-3 just might sneak past the Chiefs and Patriots and claim that coveted spot. The Texans have won nine in a row. They've done so in all sorts of ways, from strong...
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Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray poses with the trophy after winning The Davey O'Brien Award for being the top quarterback in college football, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
December 06, 2018 - 8:45 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the college football awards show (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa topped Oklahoma's Kyler Murray in college football player of the year awards on Thursday, 2-1. Tagovailoa won the Walter Camp and Maxwell awards and Murray was named AP Player of the...
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FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2018, file photo, Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray hoists the Most Outstanding Player trophy after beating Texas 39-27 in 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 06, 2018 - 8:36 pm
Oklahoma's Kyler Murray won The Associated Press college football Player of the Year on Thursday, becoming the second straight Sooners quarterback and fifth overall to win the award since it was established in 1998. Murray beat out Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa on 56 ballots submitted by AP...
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Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly listens during a news conference Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, in Atlanta. Notre Dame is one of the four teams in the College Football Playoff. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
December 06, 2018 - 7:26 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Sitting beside Nick Saban, Lincoln Riley and Dabo Swinney at a gathering of the College Football Playoff coaches, Notre Dame's Brian Kelly referred to his team as "the new kids on the block." The description fit. Saban has guided No. 1 Alabama, the defending champion, to its fifth...
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FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2018, file photo, Milwaukee Brewers' Jonathan Schoop hits an RBI-double during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Milwaukee. A person with knowledge of the negotiations tells The Associated Press that the Minnesota Twins and Schoop are working toward an agreement on a $7.5 million, one-year contract for the free agent second baseman.(AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)
December 06, 2018 - 6:42 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Second baseman Jonathan Schoop and the Twins agreed to a $7.5 million, one-year contract on Thursday, another step in an offseason remake of Minnesota's infield. Schoop's deal would allow him to earn a $100,000 performance bonus for reaching 600 plate appearances, plus additional...
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FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals in Kansas City, Mo. The Indians have signed Carrasco to a new, four-year contract through the 2022 season. Carrasco’s deal includes a club option for 2023. Financial terms of the contract were not immediately available. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
December 06, 2018 - 3:25 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Carlos Carrasco's career has taken some dramatic turns, re-routed by elbow surgery, a therapeutic trip to the bullpen and several freakish injuries. He persevered, blossoming into a special pitcher — and person — for the Cleveland Indians. They're going to keep him around. The...
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FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2018, file photo, Ohio State defensive back Jordan Fuller tackles Nebraska tight end Kurt Rafdal during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, in Columbus, Ohio. Fuller was ejected from the game for a targeting penalty on the play. The NCAA says the number of enforced targeting penalties in the Football Bowl Subdivision this regular season was the same as in 2017. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)
December 06, 2018 - 1:47 pm
The NCAA says the number of enforced targeting penalties in the Football Bowl Subdivision this season was the same as in 2017, ending four straight years of increased calls. NCAA national coordinator of officials Rogers Redding reported 179 enforced calls in 817 games compared with 179 in 816 games...
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