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Los Angeles Clippers' Kawhi Leonard, center, and Paul George, third from right, watch from the bench during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
November 07, 2019 - 12:33 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kawhi Leonard isn't healthy three weeks into the season, according to the NBA, which says that as a result the Los Angeles Clippers can rest their new superstar. He was on the bench against the visiting Milwaukee Bucks for a national TV game Wednesday night, the first half of a...
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Houston Rockets' James Harden (13) goes up for a shot as Golden State Warriors' Alec Burks (8) and Omari Spellman defend during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, in Houston. The Rockets won 129-112. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
November 06, 2019 - 9:15 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden had 36 points and 13 assists and the Houston Rockets routed Golden State 129-112 on Wednesday night, sending the short-handed Warriors to their sixth loss in eight games this season. Harden again appeared to be moving past his early shooting woes, going 6 of 16 from 3-...
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Jason Day of Australia watches his tee shot on the 11th hole during the first round of the Zozo Championship PGA Tour at the Accordia Golf Narashino country club in Inzai, east of Tokyo, Japan, Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
November 06, 2019 - 8:40 pm
Ernie Els filled out his International team already loaded with newcomers by choosing two more Presidents Cup rookies with his captain's picks Wednesday night. Els took a pair of 21-year-old rookies, Joaquin Niemann of Chile and Sungjae Im of South Korea, with two of his picks. That will give the...
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North Carolina guard Cole Anthony (2) reacts following a 3-point basket during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against the Notre Dame in Chapel Hill, N.C., Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019. North Carolina won 76-65. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
November 06, 2019 - 8:40 pm
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Cole Anthony didn't need much time to make his mark on the North Carolina record book. Anthony set the school record for scoring by a freshman in his debut, finishing with 34 points and 11 rebounds while leading the ninth-ranked Tar Heels past Notre Dame 76-65 in their...
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The stadium is partially empty during the opening winter season game between Los Leones de Caracas and Los Tigres de Aragua in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. A deepening crisis has left her nation in shambles, and a recent curve ball from the Trump administration has prevented big league players in the MLB from taking the field, stripping away star-power that fans have come to expect over decades. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
November 06, 2019 - 12:52 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Maria Graciela Briceno and her two best friends squeezed into their seats behind home plate at the baseball stadium in Venezuela's capital, knowing this season's opening game wouldn't measure up to past years. A deepening crisis has left her nation in shambles, and a...
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Kentucky guard Tyrese Maxey reacts after making a basket during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Michigan State early Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, in New York. Kentucky won 69-62. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
November 06, 2019 - 12:41 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Kentucky's latest freshman star is a guard from Texas who likes to smile wide and take big shots. Tyrese Maxey scored 26 points, including a clutch 3 that beat the shot clock with a minute left, and the second-ranked Wildcats opened the season with a 69-62 victory over No. 1...
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Atlanta Hawks forward John Collins (20) drives to the basket past Miami Heat forward Kelly Olynyk during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
November 05, 2019 - 6:31 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce said the team will support forward John Collins following his suspension for a positive drug test. Pierce insisted his first concern is helping Collins "get through this, not as a player but as a person," but the coach likewise acknowledged that Collins let...
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Chelsea's Reece James, center, celebrates with teammates after scoring his side's fourth goal during the Champions League, group H, soccer match between Chelsea and Ajax, at Stamford Bridge in London, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Ian Walton)
November 05, 2019 - 5:41 pm
PARIS (AP) — On a night of big comebacks in the Champions League, Borussia Dortmund came from two goals down to beat Inter Milan 3-2 Tuesday while Chelsea erased a three-goal deficit to draw 4-4 against nine-man Ajax. Napoli fluffed a chance to qualify for the knockout stage after drawing 1-1 home...
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Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez waves to the fans after Game 7 of the baseball World Series against the Houston Astros Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in Houston. The Nationals won 6-2 to win the series. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
November 05, 2019 - 4:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Maybe it doesn't mean much for the Houston Astros, but the Washington Nationals' comeback in the World Series helped baseball avoid a dubious record. Through five games, the matchup was on pace to be the least-watched World Series ever. But the deciding game drew more than 23...
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FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2014, file photo, a Russian skating fan holds the country's national flag over the Olympic rings before the men's 10,000-meter speedskating race at Adler Arena Skating Center during the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Formed with good intentions, the World Anti-Doping Agency finds itself at a crossroads as it celebrates its 20th anniversary at a conference this week in Poland. It’s an agency riven with conflicts that have hindered its fight against drugs and exacerbated its 4-year-old struggle in the high-profile case against Russia. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
November 05, 2019 - 1:49 pm
KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — The idea made sense. Given the rampant amount of drug abuse in Olympic sports, the sports world needed a global watchdog. But who would pay for that sort of operation? The International Olympic Committee decided it would split the bill with governments. That's how the World...
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