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FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2018, file photo, New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels watches from the sideline during the second half of an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Tennessee Titans in Foxborough, Mass. A person familiar with the negotiations says the Indianapolis Colts are “close” to reaching a deal to hire McDaniels as their new coach. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, on condition of anonymity because they were still working on the contract. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
January 15, 2018 - 9:25 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels could soon be on the other side of an AFC rivalry. A person familiar with the negotiations said Monday the Indianapolis Colts are "close" to reaching a deal that would make McDaniels their next head coach. The person...
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady celebrates a touchdown by Brandon Bolden during the second half of an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Tennessee Titans, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
January 14, 2018 - 10:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Watch out, New England. Here comes Sacksonville. Get ready, Philly. The Vikings are sailing into town. Tom Brady and the big game-tested Patriots (14-3) square off against the sack-happy Jacksonville Jaguars (12-6) next Sunday in the AFC championship game in Foxborough,...
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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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Dustin Johnson plays his shot from the fifth tee during the final round of the Tournament of Champions golf event, Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, at Kapalua Plantation Course in Kapalua, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Matt York)
January 07, 2018 - 8:37 pm
KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — On the day PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan announced more than $180 million given to charities last year, he shared how the tour turned to Jack Nicklaus to help protect golf's model for raising money. The tax-exempt status of the PGA Tour and other sports leagues was in...
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Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Mularkey looks at the scoreboard during the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against Kansas City Chiefs in Kansas City, Mo., Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
January 07, 2018 - 3:04 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee owner Amy Adams Strunk shot down speculation that Mike Mularkey's job is at risk, saying her coach is going nowhere after helping change the Titans' culture and getting their first playoff victory in 14 years. National reports first had Mularkey potentially fired...
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Canada captain Dillon Dube right, flips the puck around during hockey practice ahead of the upcoming semifinal of the IIHF World Junior Championships, against the Czech Republic in Buffalo, N.Y., Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
January 04, 2018 - 3:56 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The head of the International Ice Hockey Federation says he will do everything in his power to persuade the NHL to take part in the 2022 Beijing Olympics. The NHL won't allow its players to participate in the Winter Games next month in South Korea. Federation president Rene'...
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Oakland Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio reacts during a news conference after an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Chargers, Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)
January 01, 2018 - 12:08 pm
Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio was fired Sunday after his third year when the impressive turnaround job he engineered for his hometown team collapsed with a disappointing six-win season. Del Rio said owner Mark Davis told him after the team's season-ending 30-10 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers...
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Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano, front right, runs off the field following an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, in Indianapolis. The Colts won 22-13. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
December 31, 2017 - 6:35 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — First, Chuck Pagano lost Andrew Luck. Then the Indianapolis Colts started losing games. And now it has cost him a job. Six years after convincing Jim Irsay he could lead the Colts to a Super Bowl, and two years after convincing the team owner to give him a surprise contract...
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New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman speaks after being introduced during a news conference, Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
December 29, 2017 - 4:17 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Vowing to kick some butt and return the New York Giants to prominence, Dave Gettleman has taken over as general manager for the reeling franchise. Speaking at a news conference Friday, less than 24 hours after his hiring was announced, the 66-year-old Gettleman declined...
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File-This Dec. 10, 2017, file photo shows Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson walking off the field after an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)
December 27, 2017 - 6:55 pm
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Hue Jackson doesn't think the losing will include his job. Cleveland's beleaguered coach, who takes a 0-15 mark this season and 1-30 record over two years into Sunday's finale at Pittsburgh, said Wednesday he has no doubt owner Jimmy Haslam will keep his word and keep him around...
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