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Martin Truex Jr. walks on pit road before qualifying for Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla., Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
November 17, 2017 - 7:43 pm
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. was the fastest of the four NASCAR Cup Series championship contenders in qualifying and will start second Sunday in the season finale. Truex, the regular-season champion, turned a lap of 173.952 mph in the No. 78 Toyota at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Friday...
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Martin Truex Jr., right, smiles with crew chief Cole Pearn before practice for Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla., Friday, Nov. 17, 2017.(AP Photo/Terry Renna)
November 17, 2017 - 7:41 pm
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR's championship weekend (all times local): 7:20 p.m. Team Chip Ganassi says he has spoken to Danica Patrick about possibly allowing her to drive for him in the Daytona 500 and Indy 500. Patrick announced her retirement from full-time racing Friday but...
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Juan Angel Napout, center, arrives at federal court in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. Napout, Manuel Burga, and Juan Angel Napout have pleaded not guilty to charges they took part in a 24-year scheme involving at least $150 million in bribes that secured tournament broadcasting and hosting rights in the sprawling FIFA scandal. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
November 17, 2017 - 7:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer for one of three South American soccer officials charged in the FIFA bribery scandal labeled a key witness at their U.S. trial a "serial liar" on Friday over accusations that his client used hand gestures in court to threaten the witness. Prosecutors have asked the judge to...
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November 17, 2017 - 5:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Boone became the first person with no experience as a manager of coach to interview to become Joe Girardi's successor with the New York Yankees. The 44-year-old interviewed Friday, becoming the fourth to go through the process after Yankees bench coach Rob Thomson, former...
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Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin speaks to reporters following a meeting of NHL general managers in Montreal, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)
November 17, 2017 - 5:09 pm
MONTREAL (AP) — If there are any misgivings about the NHL's crackdown on slashes to the hands, they are not shared by the general managers. Teams are scoring about half a goal more since officials made the quick tap to the hands or the top of the stick the NHL's most frequently called minor penalty...
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Danica Patrick wipes away tears as he speaks with the media during a news conference before Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla., Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. Patrick will end her full-time racing career after running in next year's Daytona 500 and Indianapolis 500. ( AP Photo/Darryl Graham)
November 17, 2017 - 3:47 pm
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Danica Patrick has known for at least a month that she will end her career next season at the Indianapolis 500, a decision that will bring her full circle and return her one last time to the storied track that made her famous. Discussing her decision with The Associated Press...
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Maryland lacrosse player Dylan Maltz, of Ashburn, Va., shows off his tie to President Donald Trump as Trump meets with NCAA championship teams at the White House, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
November 17, 2017 - 2:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Indoors and out, the White House was overrun with school spirit Friday as President Donald Trump welcomed college sports champions and declared them "great athletes." Too many of them to fit in one room, the teams took up positions all around the mansion for separate photo ops...
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Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) slips past Phoenix Suns forward Josh Jackson, back, to get off a shot during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
November 17, 2017 - 2:44 am
PHOENIX (AP) — James Harden looked up at the halftime totals Thursday night and couldn't believe what he saw, despite how well he and the Houston Rockets had shot the ball. "I thought there was something wrong with the score," he said. There wasn't. Harden scored 23 of his 48 points in the second...
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FILE - In this July 2, 2017, file photo, New York Yankees' Aaron Judge, right, and Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve have a conversation during the first inning of a baseball game in Houston. Altuve and Judge are the favorites for the AL MVP award, to be announced Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. (Yi-Chin Lee/Houston Chronicle via AP, File)
November 17, 2017 - 2:30 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Jose Altuve and the Houston Astros have grown together, enduring an arduous rebuild and coming out the other side among baseball's best. These days, nobody is standing taller. Altuve won the American League MVP award Thursday, towering over New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge by a...
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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown, left, celebrates with wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster after his touchdown catch during the second half of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans in Pittsburgh, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Don Wright)
November 17, 2017 - 1:17 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Another uninspiring half in the books in a season littered with them for a team that expects to play deep into January and beyond, Ben Roethlisberger decided he had seen enough. So the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback decided it was time to speak up. The defense had kept the...
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