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HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden was quick to say yes when asked if he’s playing at as high of a level as he ever has. The follow up question of why wasn’t quite as easy for Houston’s bearded star. “I don’t know,” he said before letting out an awkward laugh and looking around before continuing. “...
NEW YORK (AP) — Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott’s half-season run from his six-game suspension ended Thursday when a federal appeals court refused to let him play while it considers his appeal. A bespectacled Elliott in a suit and tie sat directly in front of a three-judge panel that...
PARIS (AP) — A decision on whether Russian athletes will be allowed to compete at the Pyeongchang Paralympics is expected by the end of the year. International Paralympic Committee president Andrew Parsons, speaking during a visit to Paris, said Friday that the IPC task force will meet in...
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots claimed tight end Martellus Bennett off waivers on Thursday, a day after he was cut by the Green Bay Packers for “failing to disclose a physical condition.” He didn’t play in the Packers’ 30-17 loss on Monday to the Detroit Lions after being...
MIAMI (AP) — While Giancarlo Stanton’s destination remains unclear, Don Mattingly will be back with the Miami Marlins next season. President of baseball operations Michael Hill confirmed Thursday that Mattingly will return for the third season of his four-year contract as manager. The decision...
NEW YORK (AP) — Longtime Yankees coach Rob Thomson became the first person to audition for the New York manager job that opened when Joe Girardi was jettisoned last month. A 54-year-old Canadian who has been with the Yankees for 28 seasons, Thomson spent a decade as a coach under Girardi....
Boston Celtics' Terry Rozier (12) goes to the basket past Los Angeles Lakers' Andrew Bogut during the first quarter of Wednesday's game in Boston. Rozier scored 14 points coming off the bench for the Celtics. AP Photo/Winslow Townson
BOSTON (AP) — The Celtics are piling up injuries almost as quickly as they are victories this season. Aron Baynes matched his career high with 21 points, Kyrie Irving scored 19 and Boston overcame injuries to Al Horford and Jayson Tatum to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 107-96 on Wednesday night...
Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (40) defends a shot by New York Rangers' Paul Carey (28) during the second period of Wednesday's game in New York. AP Photo/Frank Franklin II
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Rangers are suddenly rolling thanks to timely scoring and tight defense, especially the brand exhibited against Boston on Wednesday night. Jimmy Vesey scored two first-period goals 29 seconds apart, Henrik Lundqvist made 31 saves and New York beat the Bruins 4-2 for...
NEW YORK (AP) — Texas, the New York Yankees and Minnesota can pay the most to a young international amateur free agent as highly touted pitcher-outfielder Shohei Otani prepares to enter the market, and Major League Baseball and its Japanese counterpart have agreed to the outlines of a deal to keep...
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Ezekiel Elliott skipped his weekly media session Wednesday because of more legal limbo in the star Dallas Cowboys running back’s fight over the NFL’s six-game suspension on alleged domestic violence. The difference this week is that Elliott, the NFL’s second-leading rusher,...

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