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Jasen Vinlove - USA TODAY Sports
December 13, 2018 - 2:56 am
Samajae Haynes-Jones scored 17 points and Markis McDuffie made the go-ahead jumper with 4:31 left and Wichita State beat Jacksonville State 69-65 on Wednesday night. McDuffie missed 12 of 15 shot attempts, but after Haynes-Jones added a 3-pointer after his jump shot for a 64-60 lead, McDuffie made...
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FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2018, file photo, Cincinnati Reds' Billy Hamilton takes off for first base with a single off San Diego Padres relief pitcher Rowan Wick during the seventh inning of a baseball game, in Cincinnati. A person familiar with the negotiations says the Kansas City Royals and outfielder Billy Hamilton have agreed to a $5.25 million contract for next season that includes up to $1 million in incentives. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, because the deal was pending a physical. The career .236 hitter's biggest attribute is his speed — he stole at least 50 bases four straight seasons before dipping to 34 last season. (AP Photo/Gary Landers, File)
December 10, 2018 - 2:18 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals and speedy outfielder Billy Hamilton have agreed to a $5.25 million contract for next season that includes up to $1 million in incentives, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Monday. The Royals hope that spacious...
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Chelsea's Antonio Rudiger, left, and Manchester City's Raheem Sterling compete for the ball during the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Manchester City at Stamford Bridge in London, Saturday Dec. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
December 09, 2018 - 2:33 pm
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — British newspapers are helping to "fuel racism" with their portrayal of black footballers, Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling said Sunday as police investigate whether he was racially abused during a Premier League match at Chelsea. Two screenshots were posted on...
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Max Holloway, left, fights Brian Ortega during the featherweight championship mixed martial arts bout at UFC 231 in Toronto on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
December 09, 2018 - 1:54 am
TORONTO (AP) — Featherweight champion Max Holloway stopped top contender Brian Ortega by TKO at UFC 231 on Saturday night The fight was stopped by the doctor after four rounds. Ortega's left eye was almost closed, his face bloodied. The skills of Holloway, who was returning from an injury-plagued...
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Vasiliy Lomachenko moves away from punch from Jose Pedraza in the WBO lightweight title boxing match at Madison Square Garden, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Howard Simmons)
December 09, 2018 - 12:23 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Two down, two to go. Vasiliy Lomachenko is halfway to owning all the major lightweight titles after just two fights, and he's already eyeing the guy he'd need to beat to get the next one. "Of course I want two more belts and maybe we can make next year a fight with Mikey Garcia,"...
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December 08, 2018 - 7:15 pm
Martins Igbanu made a go-ahead jump hook with 1:51 remaining, and Tulsa edged No. 16 Kansas State 47-46 on Saturday. Curran Scott scored 14 points for Tulsa (7-3), and Igbanu had nine points and six rebounds. The Hurricane got their second straight victory against the Big 12, also topping Oklahoma...
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Kevin Jairaj - USA TODAY Sports
December 08, 2018 - 3:27 pm
Oklahoma's defense suffocated Wichita State in an 80-48 win on Saturday at Chesapeake Energy Arena. The Sooners held the Shockers to 6-for-30 shooting in the second half. Overall, Wichita State shot just 24.2 percent — the fourth-lowest field goal percentage by an Oklahoma opponent during the Lon...
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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 08, 2018 - 2:17 pm
BARQUISIMETO, Venezuela (AP) — Dozens of Venezuelans waited in line outside a chapel in the state of Lara on Saturday, hoping to bid farewell to former major league baseball player Luis Valbuena, who was killed in a car accident along with teammate Jose Castillo. The corpse of Castillo was moved...
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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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