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NBA game roundup: Hawks top Harden-less Rockets

It took a while, but the Atlanta Hawks finally made the Houston Rockets pay for the absence of guard James Harden.

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Bills sending Alonso to Eagles for McCoy

According to multiple media reports, the Buffalo Bills are set to acquire running back LeSean McCoy from the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for linebacker Kiko Alonso.

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Seven cities bidding to host CFP title game

Bids to become the host city for the 2018, 2019 and 2020 College Football Playoff are heating up, and as many as seven cities are getting consideration.

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Franchised: Five get tag, including Bryant, Houston

All-Pro wide receiver Dez Bryant and the NFL's leader in sacks last season, Justin Houston, were among five players given the restrictive franchise designation before Monday's deadline.

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Manny Pacquiao courts more success

Forty years ago, one of the greatest boxing matches in history took place in an unlikely setting: the capital of the Philippines. Muhammad Ali's epic win over great rival Joe Frazier in 1975 became known as the "Thrilla in Manila."

Four decades later,...

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Cards' Wainwright throws bullpen session

Less than a week removed from a health scare that led to him returning to Missouri for an exam, St. Louis Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright threw a bullpen session Monday in Jupiter, Fla.

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Vikings communicating with Peterson

Minnesota general manager Rick Spielman said Monday morning that the Vikings and running back Adrian Peterson have been communicating since last Thursday and the team will continue to have "open dialogue" with their embattled star.

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MLB notebook: Kershaw will open season for Dodgers again

Los Angeles manager Don Mattingly confirmed Monday that Clayton Kershaw will be the Dodgers' Opening Day starter against the San Diego Padres on April 6 at Dodger Stadium.

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NBA notebook: Bulls lose All-Star Butler for 3-6 weeks

Chicago Bulls All-Star guard Jimmy Butler will miss at least the next three weeks after suffering an injury to his left elbow Sunday against the Los Angeles Clippers.

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NBA game roundup: Raptors finally end skid

DeMar DeRozan scored a season-high 35 points as the Toronto Raptors beat the Philadelphia 76ers 114-103 to snap a season-worst five-game losing streak.

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NHL game roundup: Rangers dump slumping Predators

Goaltender Cam Talbot stopped 25 shots as the New York Rangers emerged with a 4-1 victory against the Nashville Predators at Madison Square Garden on Monday night.

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NHL notebook: Wild, Sabres make multiple trades

The Minnesota Wild acquired three players at the trade deadline Monday, adding right winger Chris Stewart from the Buffalo Sabres, defenseman Jordan Leopold from the Columbus Blue Jackets and forward Jared Knight from the Boston Bruins.

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LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia Eagles, 2014

Bills sending Alonso to Eagles for McCoy

According to multiple media reports, the Buffalo Bills are set to acquire running…

Dez Bryant blurb

Franchised: Five get tag, including Bryant, Houston

All-Pro wide receiver Dez Bryant and the NFL's leader in sacks last season, Justin…

Adrian Peterson, November courthouse press conference

Vikings communicating with Peterson

Minnesota general manager Rick Spielman said Monday morning that the Vikings and…

Marshawn Lynch, Super Bowl media day

Lynch on Turkish TV: 'I was expecting the ball'

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch -- who made the catchphrase "I'm just…

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Rice says sees why people commit suicide

As disgraced running back Ray Rice seeks another shot to play in the NFL, he is…

Adrian Peterson, November courthouse press conference

Vikings' Peterson: Ruling 'brings me one step closer'

A day after winning his appeal against the NFL, Minnesota Vikings running back…

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Seven cities bidding to host CFP title game

Bids to become the host city for the 2018, 2019 and 2020 College Football Playoff…

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Top 25 roundup: Texas upsets Baylor in OT

Coming down the stretch of the regular season, Baylor and Texas were headed in…

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Kentucky remains on top while Terps make top 10

Another week and the top of The Associated Press Top 25 poll remains the same with…

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Top 25 roundup: UConn topples SMU

Rodney Purvis endured some difficult moments during his first season at Connecticut…

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Louisville's Jones pleads not guilty to rape, sodomy

Former Louisville point guard Chris Jones pleaded not guilty to charges of rape and…

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Top 25 roundup: Arizona clobbers Colorado

Forward Stanley Johnson scored 15 points, and seventh-ranked Arizona beat Colorado…

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