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HOUSTON (AP) — Cancer survivor David Quessenberry knew all week that he’d make his NFL debut on Monday for the Houston Texans against the Pittsburgh Steelers. What he didn’t realize until just before the game was that he’d not only play, but be one of his team’s captains. “That surprised me,”...
Washington Wizards' Bradley Beal (3) drives past Boston Celtics' Jaylen Brown (7) during the fourth quarter of Monday's game in Boston. The Wizards won 111-103. AP Photo/Michael Dwyer
BOSTON (AP) — Washington’s talented guards made themselves at home at Boston’s Christmas party. Bradley Beal scored 25 points, John Wall had 21 points and 14 assists, and the Wizards beat Boston 111-103 on Monday in the Celtics’ first Christmas Day home game in franchise history. “For us to...
BOSTON (AP) — A domestic assault case involving Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright has been retired for one year, according to a Boston Herald report. Citing a court clerk, the newspaper reported the case was retired Thursday by the Williamson County Courthouse in Tennessee. Wright was initially due...
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Professional racecar driver Scott Tucker and his accountant have been indicted on federal charges of failing to report millions in income from a payday lending business that has been ruled fraudulent. The U.S. attorney’s office in Kansas said Wednesday that Tucker, 55,...
(AP)—Holiday cheer could be in order in New Orleans, Carolina, Atlanta, Los Angeles and Kansas City this weekend. They might even be singing playoff praise of the Titans in Music City. Of the 16 games in Week 16 of the NFL schedule, 13 have some sort of postseason implication. Leading the parade...
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Jimmy Garoppolo has started his tenure with San Francisco better than any quarterback has done with a new team. The player who brought hope to the 49ers after three-plus years of struggles in San Francisco will be in for his toughest test yet this week. Garoppolo and...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Willie Taggart’s recruiting priorities during his first two weeks as Florida State’s football coach haven’t been limited to high school seniors and the early signing period. “I’ve been recruiting my tail off. Recruiting newcomers, recruiting our current guys, recruiting...
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — For the better part of two decades, the second meeting of the regular season between the Buffalo Bills and New England Patriots has had only mild drama attached to it. That won’t be the case for Sunday’s matchup. New England (11-3) wrapped up its ninth consecutive AFC...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Wesley Woodyard misses putting milk in his cereal, and try as he might, the Tennessee Titans linebacker still reaches for a strip of bacon here and there. Giving up meat hasn’t been easy, but in a league where everyone is looking for an edge, Woodyard and the Titans think...
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have had a home-field advantage under first-year coach Sean McDermott. If they want to end their 17-year playoff drought, they’ll also have to take care of business on the road. At 8-6, the Bills are in the thick of the AFC playoff race and will be...

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