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FILE - In this Sunday, May 28, 2017 file photo, New York Mets' Jay Bruce drives in two runs with a double off Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Tyler Glasnow in the fifth inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh. Two people familiar with the negotiations say free-agent outfielder Jay Bruce is set to return to the New York Mets after agreeing to a $39 million, three-year contract. The people spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018 because the deal is pending a physical and no announcement had been made. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
January 11, 2018 - 12:35 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Jay Bruce and his proven bat are headed back to the New York Mets. The free-agent outfielder is set to return to the Big Apple after agreeing to a $39 million, three-year contract, according to two people familiar with the negotiations. The people spoke on condition of anonymity...
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Villanova's Phil Booth, center, goes up for a shot between Xavier's Tyrique Jones, left, and J.P. Macura during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
January 10, 2018 - 11:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Villanova turned the anticipated Big East game of the year into a romp by the time some fans were still taking their seats. Phil Booth hit five 3s and scored a career high 21 points while Jalen Brunson had 17 to lead the No. 1 Wildcats to an 89-65 win over No. 10 Xavier on...
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Indiana Pacers forward Thaddeus Young (21) tries to make a pass from the floor around Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic (7) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
January 10, 2018 - 9:56 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Goran Dragic scored 20 points and Wayne Ellington made the decisive 3-pointer with 23.2 seconds left Wednesday night, helping Miami fend off Indiana's late push for a 114-106 victory. It's the sixth straight win for the Heat. Miami also ended a 10-game road losing streak against...
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FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2016, file photo Ronda Rousey stands in the cage after Amanda Nunes forced a stoppage in the first round of their women's bantamweight championship mixed martial arts bout at UFC 207 in Las Vegas. Rousey's next fight could come in a WWE ring. WWE executive Paul Levesque, better known as wrestling superstar Triple H, had dinner with Rousey in Los Angeles on Tuesday night, Jan. 8, again fueling speculation that UFC's biggest female star could leave the octagon for a career in sports entertainment. "We are talking to Ronda, as we've been for a while," Levesque told The Associated Press by phone on Wednesday. "She has a lot of things going on. We have a lot of things going on. But we have a great relationship with her, a very friendly standpoint for a long period of time now. It was great to catch up with her." (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
January 10, 2018 - 8:19 pm
UFC star Ronda Rousey's next fight could come in a WWE ring. WWE executive Paul Levesque, better known as wrestling superstar Triple H, had dinner with Rousey in Los Angeles on Tuesday night, again fueling speculation that UFC's biggest female star could leave the octagon for a career in sports...
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FILE - In this June 13, 2017, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers' Ryan Shazier is shown at an NFL football minicamp, in Pittsburgh. Pro Bowl linebacker Ryan Shazier attended practice on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, for the first time since injuring his spine against Cincinnati last month.(AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
January 10, 2018 - 6:10 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers Pro Bowl linebacker Ryan Shazier won't play again this season. Yet he remains very much a part of the team even after injuring his spine against Cincinnati last month. Shazier attended practice on Wednesday for the first time since undergoing spine...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 file photo, Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles (5) warms up before the start of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Buffalo Bills in Jacksonville, Fla. Blake Bortles’ first postseason victory came with a hefty dose of criticism, maybe even more than ever before. The Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback handled it as well as he did Buffalo’s pass rush. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)
January 10, 2018 - 4:59 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Blake Bortles' first postseason victory came with a hefty dose of criticism, maybe even more than ever before. The Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback handled it as well as he did Buffalo's pass rush. "It'll probably never stop," Bortles said Wednesday. "There's people that...
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January 10, 2018 - 1:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence and Karen Pence will lead the U.S. delegation to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. The White House said Wednesday that Pence will attend the opening ceremonies of the games, scheduled for Feb. 9 in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Pence will hold meetings...
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FILE - In this July 12, 2017, file photo, Serbia's Novak Djokovic returns to Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych during their Men's Singles Quarterfinal Match on day nine at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London. Djokovic is back after the longest injury layoff of his career and he's clearly enjoying himself on the court again. Wearing a compression sleeve on his right arm to protect his troublesome elbow, Djokovic dominated the fifth-ranked Dominic Thiem 6-1, 6-4 on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, in an exhibition match at the Kooyong Classic, a key tune-up event for next week's Australian Open. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
January 10, 2018 - 8:28 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic played his first competitive match in six months on Wednesday, a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Dominic Thiem at the Kooyong Classic. He couldn't have been happier — or more impressive. It was apparent early on that Djokovic was back to full court fitness. He...
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January 10, 2018 - 5:49 am
MOSCOW (AP) — World Cup host Russia will warm up for the tournament with friendlies against Austria and Turkey. The Russian Football Union says it has reached deals to play Austria away in Innsbruck on May 30, before hosting Turkey in Moscow on June 5. The Turkey game comes nine days before Russia...
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January 10, 2018 - 5:46 am
AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Top-seeded and defending champion Jack Sock bowed out of the ATP Tour's ASB Classic in its second round Wednesday, beaten 6-3, 6-3 by unseeded German Peter Gojowczyk on a bad day for American players. Sock's compatriots, third-seeded Sam Querrey, fourth-seeded John...
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