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Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid, right, gestures toward actor Kevin Hart after scoring as guard Ben Simmons stands in the background during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, in Los Angeles. The 76ers won 115-109. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
November 16, 2017 - 3:26 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a matchup of teams with rising young stars, Joel Embiid stood out above the rest. The 7-foot center scored a career-high 46 points — the most by a Philadelphia player in 11 years — and grabbed 15 rebounds to lead the 76ers past the Los Angeles Lakers 115-109 on Wednesday night...
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FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2017, file photo, West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen celebrates a touchdown with his team during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Texas Tech in Morgantown, W.Va. West Virginia faces Texas this week. While the Mountaineers will need help to get into the Big 12 championship game, they first to have to win their own games. Plus, Texas is still trying to get bowl eligible in coach Tom Herman’s first season. (AP Photo/Raymond Thompson, File)
November 16, 2017 - 2:11 am
Some things to watch in the Big 12 Conference during Week 12, the second-to-last Saturday of the regular season: GAME OF THE WEEK Texas (5-5, 4-3) at No. 24 West Virginia (7-3, 5-2). The Mountaineers need help to get into the Big 12 championship game, but first they have to win their own games...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, file photo, Wisconsin head coach Paul Chryst claps on the sidelines during an NCAA college football game against Iowa in Madison, Wis. Prod Wisconsin players with enough questions about the College Football Playoff and it just might crack their "next-game-only" armor. Otherwise, the fifth-ranked Badgers follow the lead of calm, collected coach Paul Chryst, who excels at keeping his players focused. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash, File)
November 16, 2017 - 2:06 am
Here's what to watch in the Big Ten this week: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 19 Michigan (No. 24 CFP) at No. 5 Wisconsin (No. 5 CFP). The West Division-champion Badgers seem to have a clear path into the College Football Playoff . Wisconsin, ranked No. 5 in the playoff rankings and in The Associated Press...
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FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2014, file photo, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, left, and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones talk at the NFL football game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Cowboys at Wembley Stadium in London. The Associated Press has obtained a letter sent to Jerry Jones’ attorney accusing the Cowboys owner of “conduct detrimental to the league’s best interests” over his objection to a contract extension for Goodell. The letter accusing Jones of sabotaging the negotiations was sent to David Boies on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
November 15, 2017 - 10:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press has obtained a letter sent by the NFL to Jerry Jones' attorney accusing the Dallas Cowboys owner of "conduct detrimental to the league's best interests" over his objection to a contract extension for Commissioner Roger Goodell. The letter accusing Jones of...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, file photo, Dallas Cowboys NFL football star Ezekiel Elliott walks out of federal court in New York. Elliott has dropped his appeal on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, with five games remaining on his six-game suspension over alleged domestic violence. The 22-year-old Elliott was suspended in August after the league concluded following a yearlong investigation that he had several physical confrontations in the summer of 2016 with Tiffany Thompson, his girlfriend at the time. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
November 15, 2017 - 9:40 pm
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is ending his legal fight with five games remaining on a six-game suspension over alleged domestic violence. Elliott's agents said Wednesday the decision by last year's NFL rushing leader "is in no way an admission of wrongdoing."...
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Sports agent Scott Boras answers questions during a news conference at the annual MLB baseball general managers' meetings, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
November 15, 2017 - 8:44 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Agent Scott Boras has a new metaphor this offseason, saying teams should desire to spend money on players and move to "Playoffville." Boras, who represents dozens of major leaguers, uses his availability at the annual general managers' meetings and the winter meeting for...
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FILE - In this April 10, 2012, file photo, Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long listens to a question during a news conference where he announced that Arkansas football coach Bobby Petrino had been terminated, in Fayetteville, Ark. Arkansas has announced the firing of athletic director Jeff Long, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, after nearly 10 years at the school. (AP Photo/April L. Brown, File)
November 15, 2017 - 8:28 pm
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas fired athletic director Jeff Long on Wednesday, ending a nearly decade-long tenure that included the scandalous ouster of football coach Bobby Petrino and the continued mediocrity of the program under Bret Bielema. The College Football Playoff selection committee...
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Dan Halem, chief legal officer of Major League Baseball, answers questions during a news conference at the annual MLB baseball general managers' meetings, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
November 15, 2017 - 8:26 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Major League Baseball hopes to put in place a new posting system agreement with Japan by early December, a deal that would allow star pitcher-outfielder Shohei Otani to start negotiations with big league teams. MLB Chief Legal Officer Dan Halem said a new framework has been...
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FILE - At left is a Sept. 19, 2017, file photo showing Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer working against the Atlanta Braves in the first inning of a baseball game in Atlanta. At right is Scherzer in a 2017 file photo. Max Scherzer and Clayton Kershaw duel for the NL Cy Young Award while Corey Kluber and Chris Sale top the candidates for the AL prize. The Cy Young Awards are announced Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. (AP Photo/File)
November 15, 2017 - 7:25 pm
Max Scherzer of the Washington Nationals coasted to his third Cy Young Award, winning Wednesday for the second straight year in the National League. Scherzer breezed past Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw, drawing 27 of the 30 first-place votes in balloting by members of the Baseball Writers...
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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2017, file photo, Buffalo Bills quarterback Nathan Peterman (2) throws a pass during the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, in Orchard Park, N.Y. Rookie Nathan Peterman has replaced Tyrod Taylor as the Bills' starting quarterback in an abrupt move coach Sean McDermott said he made in a bid to improve the team. McDermott made the stunning announcement on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, when the Bills (5-4) returned to practice to prepare to play at the Los Angeles Chargers (3-6) on Sunday. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus, File)
November 15, 2017 - 6:12 pm
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Rather than continue watching a pedestrian offense muddle through a third consecutive game, Bills coach Sean McDermott sent his team a jolt by making an abrupt change at quarterback. Tyrod Taylor was benched Wednesday and rookie fifth-round pick Nathan Peterman will make...
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