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Marcelo Gallardo, coach of Argentina's River Plate, second from left, celebrates with the trophy after his team defeated Argentina's Boca Juniors to win the Copa Libertadores final soccer match at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
December 11, 2018 - 2:21 pm
PodcastOne Sports Now hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg debate what sports to watch and how to count real fans, then tell the cautionary tale of a game that became too popular and partisan for its own good. That game — the Copa Libertadores, arguably South America's prestigious soccer championship...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, file photo, North Dakota State quarterback Easton Stick warms up before an NCAA college football game against Northern Iowa, in Cedar Falls, Iowa. North Dakota State quarterback Easton Stick was one of three Bison players selected to The Associated Press FCS All-America team, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
December 11, 2018 - 1:22 pm
North Dakota State quarterback Easton Stick was one of three Bison players selected to The Associated Press FCS All-America team. Stick is joined by North Dakota State offensive lineman Tanner Volson and defensive back Robbie Grimsley on the first team. The top-seeded Bison, who will play South...
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Jayson Stark smiles at the baseball winter meetings in Las Vegas, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. Stark, acclaimed for mixing humor with impeccable knowledge during more than four decades of commentary, has won the J.G. Taylor Spink Award for meritorious contributions to baseball writing. He will be honored during the Hall of Fame's induction weekend from July 19-22 in Cooperstown, New York. (AP Photo/Janie McCauley)
December 11, 2018 - 1:21 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jayson Stark, acclaimed for mixing humor with impeccable knowledge during more than four decades of commentary, has won the J.G. Taylor Spink Award for meritorious contributions to baseball writing. He will be honored during the Hall of Fame's induction weekend from July 19-22 in...
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FILE - In this May 30, 2017, file photo, NBA G League President Malcolm Turner speaks during a news conference in Des Moines, Iowa. Vanderbilt has hired NBA G League President Malcolm Turner as its new athletic director, going with a business executive over candidates with experience in college athletic administration for the Southeastern Conference’s only private university. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
December 11, 2018 - 1:18 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt has hired NBA G League President Malcolm Turner as its new athletic director, opting for a business executive over candidates with experience in college athletic administration for the Southeastern Conference's only private university. Chancellor Nicholas Zeppos...
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FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2018, file photo, Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator John DeFilippo looks at his play sheet during the second half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, in Minneapolis. The Vikings have fired offensive coordinator John DeFilippo, whose first season on the job ended after just 13 games amid a sharp decline in production by the offense over the past six weeks. Quarterbacks coach Kevin Stefanski was made interim offensive coordinator on Tuesday morning, Dec. 11, 2018, following a 21-7 loss at Seattle on Monday night. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn, File)
December 11, 2018 - 1:13 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have fired offensive coordinator John DeFilippo, whose first season on the job ended after just 13 games amid a sharp decline in production by the offense over the past six weeks. Quarterbacks coach Kevin Stefanski was made interim offensive coordinator on...
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FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2018, file photo, Brooks Koepka celebrates after making his birdie putt on the 16th green during the final round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Bellerive Country Club, in St. Louis. His 4-iron into the green was among the defining shots of the year. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
December 11, 2018 - 11:42 am
Brooks Koepka used a 9-iron on consecutive full swings in the final round at Shinnecock Hills. One led to birdie, the other led to par. Both were crucial in making him the first back-to-back U.S. Open champion in 29 years. Tiger Woods showed glimpses of being back on his game with a long iron and a...
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Baltimore Ravens running back Kenneth Dixon (30) scores a touchdown against Kansas City Chiefs safety Ron Parker (38) during the first half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)
December 11, 2018 - 10:43 am
The majority of leagues are down to the final four teams in the postseason, so no more mad scramble to the waiver wire. There are fewer owners vying for players, especially in leagues that only allow playoff teams to make additions. Plus, the majority of your starting lineup is likely set by now...
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This April 18, 2017, photo provided by ESPN shows Jessica Mendoza posed at Dunkin' Donuts Park in Hartford, Conn. Mendoza will have more of a presence on various ESPN platforms starting next baseball season. Mendoza signed a multiyear extension with ESPN to remain part of the "Sunday Night Baseball" announcer's booth and make more studio appearances. (Joe Faraoni/ESPN Images via AP)
December 11, 2018 - 10:36 am
Jessica Mendoza will have more of a presence on various ESPN platforms starting next baseball season. Mendoza signed a multiyear extension with ESPN to remain part of the "Sunday Night Baseball" announcer's booth and make more studio appearances. In 2015, Mendoza became the first female analyst for...
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FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2018, file photo, North Dakota State head coach Chris Klieman, right, talks with Northern Iowa head coach Mark Farley, left, before an NCAA college football game in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Kansas State hired Klieman to lead its football program Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, passing the reins from retired Hall of Fame coach Bill Snyder to someone with three Football Championship Subdivision titles but little Big 12 experience. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
December 11, 2018 - 8:07 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas State hired Chris Klieman of North Dakota State to lead its football program Monday night, passing the reins from retired Hall of Fame coach Bill Snyder to someone with three Football Championship Subdivision titles but little Big 12 experience. Klieman was hired to...
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Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade, left, smiles at Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) at the end of an NBA basketball game Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
December 11, 2018 - 4:54 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dwyane Wade will be spending a lot of time in Los Angeles while he settles into retirement next year. He already has a house here, and his wife's acting career would undoubtedly benefit from more time in Hollywood. LeBron James is a newly minted Southern Californian himself, and...
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