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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo smiles after his team beat the Seattle Seahawks in an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)
January 01, 2020 - 4:39 pm
For the first time since 1997, the San Francisco 49ers are the top seed in the NFC playoffs, a stunning turnaround for a team that owned the second overall pick in the NFL draft just nine months ago. After four straight losing campaigns, including only 10 wins in coach Kyle Shanahan's first two...
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Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson answers questions during a news conference after the Ravens defeated the Cleveland Browns in an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
January 01, 2020 - 4:38 pm
Tom Brady and the defending champion New England Patriots aren't getting their usual bye week to rest, relax and recharge. Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens earned the AFC's top seed for the first time since the current playoff format was adopted in 1990. Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City...
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FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2018, file photo, Oregon coach Mario Cristobal, right, celebrates with offensive lineman Shane Lemieux (68) after Oregon defeated Utah 37-15 in an NCAA college football game for the Pac-12 Conference championship, in Santa Clara, Calif. Cristobal was named The Associated Press Pac-12 Coach of the Year Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)
December 31, 2019 - 6:20 pm
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — When Oregon and Wisconsin met in the Rose Bowl eight years ago, two brilliant offenses put on a 45-38 thriller on one of the most exciting afternoons in this venerable bowl game's history. The Ducks' rematch with the Badgers on Wednesday could have similar offensive...
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Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban walks off the field after losing to Auburn in an NCAA college football game in Auburn, Ala., on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. (Chris Shimek/The Decatur Daily via AP)
December 31, 2019 - 2:31 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Nick Saban wants his players to know their final game will be unforgettable. His remains that way. It was in 1972, and Kent State lost. And that memory might bother Saban more than usual this week, considering he has come full circle. He is back exactly where that loss happened...
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Oregon guard Sabrina Ionescu, passes against Corban in an exhibition college basketball game Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/Thomas Boyd)
December 31, 2019 - 1:59 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press polled a panel of WNBA coaches and general managers for a mock draft of the first two rounds this spring. Obviously, a lot can change between now and draft day, as far as team needs go, with a new collective bargaining agreement being worked on, and free agency...
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Kansas's Udoka Azubuike (35) tries to dribble past Villanova's Jeremiah Robinson-Earl (24) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
December 31, 2019 - 1:57 am
The holidays gave teams a chance to recover, recharge and reset from the first two months of the season. As the calendar flips to 2020, conference play begins for some leagues, heats up for those that already started. The road to March is about to heat up. This week features four games between...
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Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) shoots over Chicago Bulls forward Lauri Markkanen (24) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)
December 30, 2019 - 10:33 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 23 points and 10 rebounds after missing two games with a sore back, and the Milwaukee Bucks pulled away in the second half for a 123-102 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Monday night. Antetokounmpo, the NBA's second-leading scorer with an average of 30.5...
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Louisville quarterback Micale Cunningham holds his most valuable player trophy after Louisville beat Mississippi State in the Music City Bowl NCAA college football game Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. Louisville won 38-28. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
December 30, 2019 - 9:18 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Consider the Louisville Cardinals' turnaround in coach Scott Satterfield's debut a smashing success. Micale Cunningham threw for 279 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 81 more, and Louisville beat Mississippi State 38-28 Monday in the Music City Bowl. The Cardinals (8-5)...
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Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett, center left, walks off the field after of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Philadelphia (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
December 30, 2019 - 7:37 pm
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — With the future of coach Jason Garrett in limbo, the Dallas Cowboys have other reasons to believe there will be plenty of change in 2020 — 23 of them, to be exact. The Cowboys have 23 unrestricted free agents-to-be, headlined by quarterback Dak Prescott and No. 1 receiver Amari...
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File-This Oct. 5, 2019, file photo shows Columbus Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella objecting to a call during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh. A furious post-game rant by Tortorella over clock management in Sunday's night's overtime loss was “unprofessional along with unacceptable,” and NHL official said Monday, Dec.30, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
December 30, 2019 - 2:20 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An angry post-game rant by Columbus Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella over clock management late in Sunday's night's overtime loss was “unprofessional along with unacceptable,” an NHL official said Monday. Colin Campbell, the NHL's director of hockey operations, also defended...
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