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December 19, 2018 - 4:29 am
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United has hired Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as manager until the end of the season, bringing the Norwegian back to the club 20 seasons after he scored the winning goal in the Champions League final. United announced the appointment of Solskjaer on Wednesday, a day...
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Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) tries to stop Vancouver Canucks defenceman Christopher Tanev's goal as Tampa Bay Lightning defenceman Ryan McDonagh (27), Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Adam Erne (73) and Vancouver Canucks center Jay Beagle (83) look on during the third period of an NHL hockey game at in Vancouver, British Columbia, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
December 19, 2018 - 4:02 am
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Once all the fighting was finally done, the Tampa Bay Lightning looked up and found themselves in a familiar position: ahead on the scoreboard. Nikita Kucherov had a goal and an assist to reach 50 points this season and lead the Lightning past the Vancouver...
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Los Angeles Kings left wing Austin Wagner, right, celebrates after scoring as Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dmitry Kulikov reacts during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
December 19, 2018 - 3:13 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Kings haven't looked like themselves very much lately. Against the surging Winnipeg Jets, however, the Kings got back to their defensive roots and delivered one of their best performances in a disappointing season. Austin Wagner scored twice and Los Angeles...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 file photo, Notre Dame and Stanford face off during the first half of an NCAA college football game in South Bend, Ind. Notre Dame’s offensive line is preparing for its biggest challenge of the season. The Fighting Irish will face Clemson in a playoff semifinal at the Cotton Bowl on Dec. 29. The Tigers have one of the best defensive lines in the country and the No. 2 defense overall. Notre Dame defensive line coach Jeff Quinn says his players know what they are up against, but are confident as they get their game plan together.(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
December 19, 2018 - 2:51 am
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Ask Notre Dame center Sam Mustipher a question and you will get a straight answer. So what does he think of the defensive front four the Fighting Irish will face Dec. 29 at the Cotton Bowl in the playoff semifinal against Clemson? "They're athletic, they're big, they're...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, file photo, Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews (34) during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Tampa, Fla. Maple Leafs are among NHL teams facing cap crunches next year. Emphasis on re-signing younger players to lucrative deal is placing a burden on NHL teams in managing the salary cap. The Toronto Maple Leafs are among the teams facing a cap-crunch next year with youngsters Auston Matthews and Mitchell Marner’s contracts expiring. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
December 19, 2018 - 2:50 am
There are questions Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock won't touch with a 10-foot hockey stick. The challenge a Maple Leafs team brimming with young talent faces managing its payroll structure was one topic Babcock particularly enjoyed sidestepping shortly after Toronto and forward William Nylander...
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FILE - In this July 23, 2008 file photo, U.S. Lloy Ball serves during a World League volleyball match against Serbia in Rio de Janeiro. Four-time Olympian Ball will lead an American delegation to a European snow volleyball tournament in Moscow this week. The ultimate goal: helping snow volleyball earn a spot in the Olympics - perhaps by 2026. (AP Photo/Ricardo Moraes, File)
December 19, 2018 - 2:49 am
When USA Volleyball asked four-time Olympian Lloy Ball to put together a team for a snow volleyball tournament in Moscow this week, the 2008 gold medalist was eager to accept. Never mind that he's never played on the snow before. Or that, at 46, he's not a likely candidate for the U.S. Olympic team...
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St. Louis Blues' Brayden Schenn (10) watches the puck go past Edmonton Oilers goalie Cam Talbot (33) during third period NHL hockey action in Edmonton, Alberta, on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
December 19, 2018 - 2:35 am
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — A long look at a close call helped the St. Louis Blues take two points Tuesday night and left the Edmonton Oilers scratching their heads. Pat Maroon was credited with the tiebreaking goal following a replay review early in the third period, and St. Louis went on to a 4-1...
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FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2018, file photo, Oklahoma football coach Lincoln Riley, left, poses with Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray, winner of the Heisman Trophy, in New York. Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley has been to the College Football Playoff twice and coached two Heisman winners since taking over as Oklahoma's coach 18 months ago. With all that success already at age 35, the school will have to battle to hold NFL teams at bay.(AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)
December 19, 2018 - 1:58 am
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Watch any NFL telecast that involves a struggling team, and Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley likely will be mentioned as a potential candidate for that coaching job. It makes sense. In just 18 months since replacing Bob Stoops, Riley's high-powered offenses have produced Heisman...
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Philadelphia Flyers' Carter Hart acknowledges the crowd after an NHL hockey game against the Detroit Red Wings, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, in Philadelphia. Philadelphia won 3-2. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
December 19, 2018 - 1:45 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carter Hart made 22 saves in his NHL debut and Shayne Gostisbehere and James van Riemsdyk each had a goal and an assist as the Philadelphia Flyers defeated the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 on Tuesday night and made interim coach Scott Gordon a winner in his first game. Radko Gudas also...
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Oregon forward Ruthy Hebard is fouled by Mississippi State center Teaira McCowan as Oregon forward Satou Sabally helps out on the play in the second quarter of a women's college basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, in Eugene, Ore. No. 7 Oregon defeated No. 4 Mississippi State 82-74. (Andy Nelson/The Register-Guard via AP)
December 19, 2018 - 1:43 am
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon coach Kelly Graves chided guard Sabrina Ionescu following No. 7 Oregon's win over No. 4 Mississippi State as she rested her head in her hand while addressing the media. "I'm tired!" Ionescu protested with a smile. She'd certainly earned a breather. Ionescu scored 29...
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