Everton's Moise Kean, left, and Manchester United's Daniel James battle for the ball during the English Premier League match between Manchester United and Everton at Old Trafford, Manchester, England, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. (Martin Rickett/PA via AP)
December 16, 2019 - 5:57 am
Moise Kean trudged along the touchline, his head facing the ground and never moving, after what for many soccer players is the ultimate indignity. The Everton striker had just been substituted, shortly after having come on as a substitute. There were still a few minutes left in the game against...
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In this Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019 photo US national goal keeper Zack Steffen, playing for the German Bundesliga soccer club Fortuna Duesseldorf, gestures during an interview with the Associated Press at the Stadium in Duesseldorf, Germany. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
December 16, 2019 - 5:46 am
DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Zack Steffen is the new Tim Howard. Sort of. The United States national team goalkeeper admired Howard growing up and now he’s being mentored by him in Europe. It’s been a breakout year for Steffen, who signed for Manchester City in July for a record transfer fee for an...
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Liverpool's Mohamed Salah gestures during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Watford at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
December 16, 2019 - 4:17 am
Magnus Carlsen is a No. 1 player in both reality and fantasy. The world chess champion from Norway is showing he has a flair for another game by moving to the top of the standings in Fantasy Premier League, an online soccer competition played by more than 7 million people. The 29-year-old Carlsen...
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Dallas Cowboys linebacker Justin March-Lillard (53) intercepts a pass intended for Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Brandin Cooks (12) after Cowboys' cornerback Byron Jones, right, and Donovan Wilson (37) broke up the pass on a two-point conversion in the second half an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)
December 16, 2019 - 3:46 am
The folks at NFL headquarters can relax: The NFC East winner will have at least a .500 record. That's barring a tie next week when Dallas visits Philadelphia, of course. And in this season of unpredictability — isn't December supposed to be dominated by the better teams? — anything from 55-55 to 3-...
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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) passes under pressure from Los Angeles Rams outside linebacker Clay Matthews (52) in the first half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)
December 16, 2019 - 3:34 am
It was the debate about da boot. Like almost everything else in Sunday's game, it worked out just fine for the Cowboys. A boneheaded beginning ended as a funny footnote after Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott said “kick” before he said “defer” when the Cowboys won the opening coin toss before their...
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Buffalo Bills tight end Tyler Kroft (81) celebrates with running back Devin Singletary (26) and others after scoring on a pass from quarterback Josh Allen during the second half of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Don Wright)
December 16, 2019 - 2:08 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Buffalo Bills didn’t have many playoff experiences during a recent two-decade stretch. Bills coach Sean McDermott and his quarterback Josh Allen are helping to change the culture in Buffalo. Allen threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Kroft with 7:55 to play and the Bills...
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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) talks with referee Walt Anderson (66) in the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)
December 16, 2019 - 12:36 am
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys turned “much ado about nothing” over the coin toss into “win and they're in” next weekend. Prescott threw two touchdown passes after his confusing exchange with referee Walt Anderson made many think the Cowboys forced themselves to kick...
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Navy midshipmen salute ahead of an NCAA college football game against Army, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
December 15, 2019 - 10:54 pm
The U.S. Military Academy and Naval Academy have appointed officers to conduct separate internal investigations into possible “white power” hand gestures flashed by a few students during a broadcast at the Army-Navy football game, academy public affairs officers said Sunday. “Based on findings of...
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Minnesota Vikings tight end Irv Smith holds on to the pass for a touchdown as Los Angeles Chargers free safety Derwin James defends during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)
December 15, 2019 - 10:02 pm
CARSON, Calif, (AP) — Mike Zimmer has accomplished many things as a defensive coordinator and head coach. He added one more Sunday in the Minnesota Vikings 39-10 rout of the Los Angeles Chargers. The Vikings forced seven Chargers' turnovers and converted them into 20 points. It is the most...
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Dallas Mavericks forward Luka Doncic (77) reacts after injuring his ankle as Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler (22) defends him during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Saturday, Dec 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)
December 15, 2019 - 9:56 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic didn't make the trip to Milwaukee and will miss the game against the Bucks after spraining his right ankle against Miami. The club listed the 20-year-old as not with the team on the preliminary injury report for the visit to the Bucks on Monday night...
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