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New Jersey Devils goaltender Mackenzie Blackwood (29) deflects the puck as Dallas Stars center Joe Pavelski (16) applies pressure in the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, in Dallas. Pavelski scored Dallas' second goal of the game on the deflection. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)
December 11, 2019 - 1:13 am
DALLAS (AP) — Rick Bowness had quite a day. Bowness woke up as an assistant coach for the Dallas Stars and finished Tuesday with his first win as an interim head coach in 15 years, hours after coach Jim Montgomery was fired. Behind Ben Bishop’s first shutout this season and 32nd of his career,...
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International captain Ernie Els, left, and USA captain Tiger Woods shake hands during a press conference ahead of the President's Cup Golf tournament in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
December 11, 2019 - 12:58 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Tiger Woods deferred the first pick for pairings in the Presidents Cup, and then made sure he was in the opening match Thursday against the Australian who led qualifying for the International team at Royal Melbourne. Woods is the first playing captain since Hale Irwin in...
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Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid celebrates after making a basket during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
December 11, 2019 - 12:18 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid threw the ball over his shoulder into the basket and celebrated the no-look shot with a little shake and shimmy for the crowd. It was vintage Embiid — and something the fun-loving center wants to do more. Yes, the 76ers are winning. But their star big man wants to be...
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Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo (13) and forward Jimmy Butler (22) react during overtime of an NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, in Miami. The Heat won 135-121 in overtime. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
December 11, 2019 - 12:05 am
MIAMI (AP) — Trae Young figured the game was over. Turns out, Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat were just getting started — on one of the craziest stat nights in team history. Duncan Robinson tied a franchise record with 10 3-pointers, Butler and Bam Adebayo each had triple-doubles and the Heat went...
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December 11, 2019 - 12:00 am
Leonard scores 24 points as Clippers beat Raptors 112-92 Yankees harpoon Cole, Cashman's `white whale,' on 3rd try Harden scores 55, Rockets withstand scare from Cavaliers NFL executive recognizes "angst" with interference rules Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes earning tough-guy reputation Astros probe...
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Texas Tech guard Avery Benson (24) defends against a shot by Louisville forward Jordan Nwora (33) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Jimmy V Classic, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
December 10, 2019 - 11:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Texas Tech's scruffy walk-on Avery Benson tried to crowd surf at Madison Square Garden and coach Chris Beard thrust his fist in the air at many of the same rabid fans who had told security they were going to rush the court. The fans were held at bay after No. 1 Louisville went down...
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Penn State guard Myles Dread, right, beats Maryland forward Donta Scott (24) to a rebound in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in State College, Pa., on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Barry Reeger)
December 10, 2019 - 10:26 pm
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — At 6-foot-9, Mike Watkins always stands out in a crowd. Even one that’s made up of hundreds of screaming fans. Watkins pumped his fists as swarms of his classmates poured onto the court after Penn State joined a series of unranked teams to knock off top-5 opponents this...
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Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch speaks during the Major League Baseball winter meetings, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
December 10, 2019 - 10:23 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — AJ Hinch leaned into a microphone and looked up at one of the deepest gaggles of reporters yet at this week's bustling baseball winter meetings. “Not sure I've ever been so popular,” the Houston Astros manager joked. Then he moved onto “the elephant in the room.” Hinch said Tuesday...
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Tampa Bay Lightning's Steven Stamkos (91) reacts after scoring a goal against Florida Panthers goalkeeper Sergei Bobrovsky during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)
December 10, 2019 - 10:04 pm
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Steven Stamkos and Alex Killorn scored to lead the Tampa Bay Lightning over the Florida Panthers 2-1 on Tuesday night. Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 27 shots for Tampa Bay. Evgenii Dadonov had the goal for the Panthers. Sergei Bobrovsky made a season-high 46 saves in his third...
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Charlotte Hornets guard Devonte' Graham, left, looks for room to drive against Washington Wizards guard Chris Chiozza in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)
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December 10, 2019 - 10:02 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Devonte Graham scored 29 points, Miles Bridges hit a big 3-pointer with 7.7 seconds left and the Charlotte Hornets beat the Washington Wizards 114-107 on Tuesday night in a game that featured 20 lead changes. Terry Rozier scored 17 points, Bridges had 16, P.J. Washington...
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