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DENVER (AP) — Peyton Manning’s stint as a backup didn’t last very long. Manning replaced Brock Osweiler in the third quarter Sunday and led the Broncos a 27-20 win over the San Diego Chargers that clinched the top seed in the AFC playoffs for Denver. “My gut told me to turn it over to him,”...
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns are searching for a new coach, general manager — and Johnny Manziel. His weekend itinerary remains a mystery. The team doesn’t seem to know whether their polarizing second-year quarterback, who sustained a concussion last week in Kansas City, went to Las Vegas on...
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns changed uniforms to start the season and their coach and general manager to end it. Hours after a 28-12 loss to the rival Pittsburgh Steelers in the season finale, owner Jimmy Haslam fired coach Mike Pettine and general manager Ray Farmer following their second...
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Jim Tomsula was fired by the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday night after one disappointing season, with an announcement just more than two hours after the season finale. Elevated from his defensive line coaching duties in an unconventional, surprising promotion by CEO...
NEW YORK (AP) — Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand was suspended three games without pay, including the Winter Classic, by the NHL on Wednesday for clipping Ottawa defenseman Mark Borowiecki. Marchand upended Borowiecki away from the puck during the first period in Boston’s 7-3 home victory...
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick before an NFL game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. on Sunday. AP Photo/Brad Penner
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Having failed in New Jersey, the New England Patriots head to Miami this weekend again looking to wrap up the No. 1 seed in the AFC. “I think this game’s really important for us because it’s a great goal for us, to be the No. 1 seed,” Tom Brady said Wednesday during his...
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The top-ranked Clemson Tigers are undefeated, and they’ve even beaten the law of averages. That adage about winning the turnover battle to win the game? It doesn’t apply where the Tigers are concerned. They’re a minus-two in turnover differential heading into Thursday...
Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant touches his chest as he walks of the court in Boston after the Lakers’ 112-104 win over the Boston Celtics in an NBA basketball game Wednesday. AP Photo/Winslow Townson
BOSTON (AP) — Mark Kobe Bryant down for one more win on the parquet floor in Boston. Bryant had 15 points and 11 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Celtics 112-104 on Wednesday night. Bryant played 33 minutes and recorded his first double-double of what he says is his final season....
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Left-hander Scott Kazmir agreed to a three-year, $48 million contract on Wednesday with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The three-time All-Star was among the top names left on the free-agent market after revitalizing his career over the past three seasons with Cleveland, Oakland and...
BOSTON (AP) — Jimmy Hayes barely had time to celebrate his first three-goal game in the NHL. Hayes poked in a rebound with a second left for a power-play goal that completed his first career hat trick as the Boston Bruins beat the Ottawa Senators 7-3 on Tuesday night. “It’s a dream come true...

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