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FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2017, file photo, New York Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo talks to reporters in East Rutherford, N.J. The Kansas City Chiefs have turned to Spagnuolo to shore up their soft defense, and the former Rams and Giants head coach knows that it will be a process. But he also said Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, that there are pieces in place for a rapid turnaround. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
February 20, 2019 - 2:30 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Steve Spagnuolo spent much of his year out of coaching making the 45-minute drive from his home in Philadelphia to the headquarters of NFL Films in Mount Laurel, New Jersey. Spagnuolo had finished a tour as the interim coach of the New York Giants and missed out on the full-...
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February 20, 2019 - 2:22 pm
Steve Stricker paid his dues to become a Ryder Cup captain, and it had nothing to do with winning a major. He didn't make his first team until he was 41 in the 2008 matches at Valhalla, a rare U.S. victory, and played in two more. He spent the next six years in the back room as an assistant captain...
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Joel Embiid, de los 76ers de Filadelfia, reacciona durante la segunda mitad del partido ante los Knicks de Nueva York, el miércoles 13 de febrero de 2019 (AP Foto/Frank Franklin II)
February 20, 2019 - 2:20 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers All-Star center Joel Embiid will miss at least a week with a sore left knee. Embiid underwent an MRI on Tuesday, which revealed no structural damage, and he will undergo physical therapy until he is evaluated again next week. The 24-year-old Embiid is...
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Anaheim Ducks defenseman Cam Fowler, left and Washington Capitals right wing Devante Smith-Pelly vie for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
February 20, 2019 - 2:07 pm
The Washington Capitals placed playoff hero Devante Smith-Pelly on waivers Wednesday ahead of next week's NHL trade deadline. Coach Todd Reirden told reporters in Toronto the plan was to waive winger Dmitrij Jaskin, who did not practice, but the team changed course. If one of the other 30 teams...
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FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2019, file photo, Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, center, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell, left, and guard Patrick Beverley defend during the second half of an NBA basketball game, in Los Angeles. Golden State is still the favorite for a fourth title in five years.c "Every year is a new challenge, different circumstances," Golden State guard Stephen Curry said. "We are motivated. We understand what's at stake." (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
February 20, 2019 - 1:54 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Golden State is still the favorite for a fourth title in five years. Milwaukee, Toronto, Indiana, Boston, Philadelphia, Oklahoma City and Denver can all go ahead and cancel those mid-April vacation plans if they were foolish enough to have made them in the first place. For LeBron James...
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February 20, 2019 - 1:17 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Le'Veon Bell's time in Pittsburgh is over. Antonio Brown's potential departure isn't quite so certain. Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert says the team will not place a transition or franchise tag on Bell, meaning the star running back will become a free agent next month...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, welcomes FIFA President Gianni Infantino for the talks in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. (Yuri Kadobnov/Pool Photo via AP)
February 20, 2019 - 12:06 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday he wants FIFA to help ensure last year's World Cup has an effective legacy. "Ahead of us we now have a different task, to use everything that was done for the World Cup, to use it effectively, and on this issue we are also counting on...
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February 20, 2019 - 11:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two leading advocates for retired NFL players have teamed up in pushing for increased pension benefits for pre-1993 retirees. The Pro Football Retired Players Association, a nonprofit chaired by Hall of Famer Jim Brown, donated $100,000 to Fairness for Athletes in Retirement, a...
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Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Andrew MacDonald (47) and Detroit Red Wings left wing Thomas Vanek (26) fight for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
February 20, 2019 - 11:00 am
Thomas Vanek remembers waking up in Edmonton, Alberta, and turning on the TV in his hotel room to find out where he was heading. It was March 5, 2014, the NHL's trade deadline day, and Vanek's bags were packed. He knew he had played his final game a few days earlier for the New York Islanders after...
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Former President Barack Obama, left, hugs Golden State Warriors basketball player Stephen Curry after speaking at the My Brother's Keeper Alliance Summit in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
February 20, 2019 - 10:21 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Former President Barack Obama and Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry told a roomful of minority boys on Tuesday that they matter and urged them to make the world a better place. Obama was in Oakland, California, to mark the fifth anniversary of My Brother's Keeper...
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