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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Philip Rivers was more than comfortable on the Thanksgiving stage for the first time in his 14 NFL seasons. Same with Keenan Allen, who didn’t have to wait nearly that long. Rivers threw for 434 yards and three touchdowns, Allen had a career-high 172 yards in his second...
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — In one particularly embarrassing fourth-quarter sequence that drew boos from the home crowd, Kirk Cousins and the Washington Redskins went from planning to punt on fourth-and-1 to calling timeout and deciding to go for it, to drawing a delay-of-game penalty and, in the end,...
DETROIT (AP) — Case Keenum stood in the pocket to take a hit, dipped his right shoulder to slip out of a sack and shuffled his feet in the pocket to give his receivers more time to get open. Looking like a savvy winner, instead of a journeyman, he picked apart Detroit’s defense with his arm and...
In this file photo, members of Team Japan, including Shohei Ohtani, fourth from left, stand during a ceremony prior to their international exhibition series game. Major League Baseball, its Japanese counterpart and the American players’ union agreed Tuesday to a new posting system that could allow Japanese star pitcher-outfielder Ohtani to be put up for bid next week.  AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball, its players’ union and the Japanese commissioner’s office agreed Tuesday to a new posting system that could allow star pitcher-outfielder Shohei Ohtani to be put up for bid next week, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The agreement...
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders fired defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. on Tuesday in a staff shake-up during a disappointing season. Coach Jack Del Rio called the move a difficult decision and said that assistant head coach for defense John Pagano will take over as coordinator...
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump continued to taunt the father of a UCLA basketball player detained for shoplifting in China Wednesday, calling him an “ungrateful fool.” In a series of tweets fired off before dawn on the first day of his Thanksgiving vacation, the president...
This file photo shows Atlanta Braves assistant general manager and director of pro scouting John Coppolella talking on the phone in the Braves’ dugout. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred has hit the Atlanta Braves with heavy sanctions, including the loss of nine players, for rules violations committed by the team in the international player market. Manfred on Tuesday also placed former Braves general manager Coppolella on the permanently ineligible list.  AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File
ATLANTA (AP) — The Braves lost 13 prospects and former general manager John Coppolella was banned for life by Major League Baseball on Tuesday for circumventing international signing rules from 2015-17. Former Atlanta special assistant Gordon Blakeley, who was the team’s international scouting...
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — It’s time to see conclusively if quarterback Paxton Lynch is a bust or just a late bloomer. The Denver Broncos’ former first-round draft pick will make his first start this weekend at Oakland, a person with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press on Tuesday....
(AP) — Miami made a small but potentially significant move up to No. 2 behind Alabama in the College Football Playoff rankings on Tuesday night, with Clemson slipping one spot to three and Oklahoma holding at four. Wisconsin and Auburn remained next up behind the top four in a week when the top...
Boston Celtics' Kyrie Irving (11) gets past Dallas Mavericks' Dennis Smith Jr. for a shot attempt in the second half of Monday's game in Dallas. AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez
DALLAS (AP) — Double-digit deficits are becoming just a minor annoyance to the Boston Celtics as they continue their winning ways. Kyrie Irving scored 10 of his season-high 47 points in overtime as the Celtics rallied from 13 points down in the fourth quarter to beat the Dallas Mavericks 110-102...

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