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Brian Harman putts on the 13th green during the second round of the Sony Open golf tournament, Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)
January 12, 2018 - 11:27 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Different islands, vastly different golf courses, same good play from Brian Harman. One week after Harman shared the 36-hole lead at Kapalua, he ran off three straight birdies and closed with a 15-foot eagle putt for a 7-under 63 and a three-shot lead going into the weekend at the...
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Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) is fouled by Indiana Pacers' Thaddeus Young as he goes up to shoot during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
January 12, 2018 - 11:03 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — When Indiana Pacers coach Nate McMillan went small Friday night, Lance Stephenson came up big. He baited LeBron James into a late technical foul. He made play after play down the stretch and when the game was over the Pacers' showman was celebrating. Stephenson had 16 points and...
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Washington Capitals' Jakub Vrana (13), of the Czech Republic, and Carolina Hurricanes' Noah Hanifin (5) skate for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
January 12, 2018 - 10:50 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes learned a tough lesson over the past 1½ weeks: No lead is safe on home ice against the Washington Capitals. Jay Beagle scored with 1.3 seconds remaining and the Capitals rallied to beat the Hurricanes 4-3 on Friday night. Brett Connolly notched the tying...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, file photo, halfpipe skier Torin Yater-Wallace poses for a portrait at the U.S. team media summit in Park City, Utah. In spite of many obstacles in his life, Yater-Wallace is on the precipice of making another U.S. Olympic team. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
January 12, 2018 - 9:59 pm
Freestyle skier Torin Yater-Wallace has a simple picture in his mind: his family all together in South Korea for the Winter Olympics and watching him compete in the halfpipe. His journey there has been much more complicated. The family has been through so much over the years — from dad serving time...
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FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2017, file photo, Toronto Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson hits a three-run home run against the Tampa Bay Rays during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Toronto. The hot corner figures to be smoking Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, when players and team swap proposed salaries in arbitration. Donaldson, Baltimore's Manny Machado, Washington's Anthony Rendon and the Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant were among the more than 170 players headed to the exchange. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
January 12, 2018 - 9:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Third basemen Josh Donaldson and Kris Bryant set records Friday when they were among 145 players who agreed to one-year contracts rather than swap proposed salaries in arbitration with their teams. Donaldson and Toronto agreed at $23 million, the largest one-year deal for an...
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FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2018, file photo, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan watches during warm ups before an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Los Angeles Rams, in Los Angeles. After missing practice on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, for undisclosed personal reasons, Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is expected back on Wednesday. It's an important practice day as Atlanta prepares for Saturday's divisional round playoff game at Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
January 12, 2018 - 7:49 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Quarterback Matt Ryan has another shot at a happy homecoming. A berth in the NFC championship game is at stake when Ryan leads the Atlanta Falcons (11-6) against the Philadelphia Eagles (13-3) in a divisional playoff Saturday. Ryan, who grew up rooting for the Eagles and went to...
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FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2017, file photo, Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant hits an RBI-double against the Milwaukee Brewers during the fourth inning of an baseball game in Milwaukee. The hot corner figures to be smoking Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, when players and team swap proposed salaries in arbitration. Toronto's Josh Donaldson, Baltimore's Manny Machado, Washington's Anthony Rendon and Bryant were among the more than 170 players headed to the exchange. (AP Photo/Darren Hauck, File)
January 12, 2018 - 4:48 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Kris Bryant has agreed to a $10.85 million, one-year deal with the Chicago Cubs, a record for a player eligible for arbitration for the first time. The previous mark was held by Ryan Howard, who was awarded $10 million by a three-person panel in 2008, his first year of eligibility...
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In this Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 photo, employees work at the DraftKings office in Boston. The leading daily fantasy sports company has launched a new sports game that lets users hone in on a single NFL football playoff game, which has some gambling experts wondering if the contest inches the industry closer to the territory of sports betting that remains illegal in most of the United States. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
January 12, 2018 - 3:56 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A new daily fantasy sports game that lets users hone in on a single NFL playoff game has some gambling experts wondering if the contest inches the industry closer to the territory of sports betting that remains illegal in most of the United States. The "Showdown" variant offered by...
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Billie Jean King, former ladies singles champion holds the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup during a press conference ahead of the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. King is in Melbourne to celebrate the 50th anniversary of her Australian Open victory. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
January 12, 2018 - 11:58 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Billie Jean King thinks one of the main venues at the Australian Open should be renamed because of Margaret Court's comments about the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. King, a trailblazer for equality and diversity in tennis, said she had initially been...
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France's Victor Muffat-Jeandet celebrates at the finish line of an alpine ski, men's World Cup combined race, in Wengen, Switzerland, Friday, Jan.12, 2018. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)
January 12, 2018 - 10:48 am
WENGEN, Switzerland (AP) — Showing yet again that good slalom beats good downhill in Alpine combined, Victor Muffat-Jeandet rose from 27th place to win a World Cup on Friday. The Frenchman got his first career win using the fastest run in slalom to finish 0.96 seconds ahead of Pavel Trikhichev of...
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