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Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant, center, grabs a rebound between Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert, bottom, and center Jarrett Allen during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oakland, Calif., Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
November 10, 2018 - 7:57 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant had 28 points and 11 assists, Quinn Cook scored a season-high 27 in place of injured Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors used another big run in the third quarter to pull away and beat the Brooklyn Nets 116-100 on Saturday. Klay Thompson added 24 points...
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November 10, 2018 - 10:58 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says medical examinations and imaging have confirmed that Saints receiver Dez Bryant has a torn Achilles, ending his season before it had begun. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Saturday because the Saints...
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Utah Jazz guard Alec Burks, left, guards Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward, right, in the first half during an NBA basketball game Friday Nov. 9, 2018, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
November 10, 2018 - 12:44 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gordon Hayward got a cold reception in Utah. He was booed every time he touched the ball, and his Boston Celtics left town with a loss. Joe Ingles matched his career high with 27 points and added a season-best seven assists to help the Jazz beat the Celtics 123-115 on Friday...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, file photo, Minnesota Twins' Joe Mauer acknowledges a standing ovation as he donned catcher's gear and caught for one pitch against a Chicago White Sox batter in the ninth inning of a baseball game in Minneapolis. Mauer began his career as a catcher before switching to first base. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that Mauer has taken out an ad in its Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, paper to announce his retirement. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
November 09, 2018 - 3:58 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Joe Mauer is retiring after 15 major league seasons, six All-Star games, three Gold Glove awards, three batting titles and 2,123 career hits, all with his hometown Minnesota Twins. "Thank you, Minnesota Twins, and thank you, fans, for making my career as special and memorable as...
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Tennis player Novak Djokovic of Serbia speaks during a press conference before the official launch of the ATP Tennis finals in London, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
November 09, 2018 - 10:44 am
MADRID (AP) — Novak Djokovic says an exhibition match against Rafael Nadal in Saudi Arabia has been called off because the Spaniard underwent ankle surgery. The top-ranked Djokovic told BBC Sports on Friday that "the match is not happening this year" because of Nadal's injury. Djokovic and Nadal...
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Seattle Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei, left can't get to the ball on a goal by Portland Timbers midfielder Sebastian Blanco, not seen, as Timbers' Jeremy Ebobisse (17) watches during the second half of a second-leg MLS playoff soccer match Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
November 09, 2018 - 1:29 am
SEATTLE (AP) — The first bit of celebrating by the Portland Timbers was premature. The confusing MLS playoff rules created a moment of misunderstanding at the end of extra time and a wild 120 minutes. The second celebration, after Dairon Asprilla deposited his winning penalty past Seattle Sounders...
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FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2017, file photo, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) runs for a touchdown against the New York Giants during the second quarter of an NFL football game in East Rutherford, N.J. A person familiar with the situation says free-agent Dez Bryant and the New Orleans Saints have agreed on contract terms that will add the former Cowboys star to one of the NFL’s top offenses. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, because the roster move has not been announced. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)
November 09, 2018 - 12:09 am
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Dez Bryant wasn't about to declare himself a changed man just because he'd changed teams. At age 30, the ninth-year NFL veteran receiver said he is comfortable with who he always has been and hopes he'll fit in with the New Orleans Saints, a team on a seven-game winning streak...
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Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry drives the ball past Milwaukee Bucks' Eric Bledsoe (6) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
November 08, 2018 - 10:13 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry left with an injury and the Golden State Warriors were unable to recover in a 134-111 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks that snapped their eight-game winning streak Thursday night. Eric Bledsoe scored seven straight points during Milwaukee's big third quarter and...
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FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2017, file photo, Cincinnati Bengals fans cheer in the stands during the first half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears in Cincinnati. Here comes Who Dey vs. Who Dat. Say what? The Who Dat folks from New Orleans go head-on with the Who Dey fans in Cincinnati on Sunday. And don't ask which group first came up with its catchy phrase and odd rendering of the English language. (AP Photo/Frank Victores, File)
November 08, 2018 - 8:23 pm
Here comes Who Dey vs. Who Dat. Say what? The Who Dat folks from New Orleans go head-on with the Who Dey fans in Cincinnati on Sunday. And don't ask which group first came up with its catchy phrase and odd rendering of the English language. "Who Dey? I don't understand. I'm baffled," says Saints...
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Carolina Hurricanes right wing Andrei Svechnikov (37) scores a goal on Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford (50) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)
November 08, 2018 - 8:15 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Goals by Andrei Svechnikov, Jaccob Slavin, Phillip Di Giuseppe and Calvin de Haan gave Carolina a four-goal lead early in the second period and the Hurricanes held on for a 4-3 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night that spoiled the NHL coaching debut of Jeremy...
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