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Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen, center, celebrates his touchdown catch with teammates during the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong )
December 09, 2018 - 7:24 pm
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Philip Rivers threw for 220 yards and Michael Badgley kicked four field goals — including a team-record 59-yarder — as the Los Angeles Chargers held off the Cincinnati Bengals 26-21 on Sunday. Rivers completed 19 of 29 and threw a touchdown in what was not one of the team's...
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Argentina's River Plate players hold the trophy aloft as they celebrate their victory in the Copa Libertadores final soccer match at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Monday, Dec. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
December 09, 2018 - 7:17 pm
MADRID (AP) — One of the most anticipated matches in South American soccer finally came to a conclusion in Madrid on Sunday, with River Plate celebrating victory over fierce Argentine rival Boca Juniors in the twice-suspended final of the Copa Libertadores. Nearly a month after the first leg was...
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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) passes against the Oakland Raiders during the first half of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
December 09, 2018 - 7:10 pm
The Latest from Week 14 of the NFL season (all times EST): Ben Roethlisberger is back in the game at quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers after missing the first four drives of the second half with a rib injury. Roethlisberger returned to replace Joshua Dobbs after Oakland scored on Derek Carr's...
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December 09, 2018 - 6:59 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild have recalled forward Luke Kunin from the AHL. The Wild made the move Sunday, giving them a fill-in for captain Mikko Koivu, who has a lower-body injury. The team announced his status as day to day. Koivu took a knee-on-knee hit Thursday at Calgary and was...
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New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis reacts after being injured in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons in Detroit, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
December 09, 2018 - 6:54 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Alvin Gentry knew he needed Anthony Davis. The New Orleans Pelicans coach didn't get his star at 100 percent. It was still enough. Davis left with a right hip injury after a first-quarter collision with Detroit Pistons star Blake Griffin and missed the rest of the first half. When he...
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Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Zach Pascal (14) celebrates with quarterback Andrew Luck (12) after catching a pass for a touchdown against the Houston Texans during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
December 09, 2018 - 6:29 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Indianapolis receiver T.Y. Hilton missed multiple practices with a shoulder injury in the week leading up to Sunday's trip to NRG Stadium for a critical AFC South matchup. The Colts said his status was up in the air. Hilton knew he couldn't possibly miss a game at a place where he's...
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New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) winds up to throw a touchdown pass to Robby Anderson during the second half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)
December 09, 2018 - 6:28 pm
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Sam Darnold had difficulty containing his excitement after the New York Jets rookie enjoyed his first fourth-quarter comeback victory in the NFL. On the other side of the tunnel, Buffalo rookie Josh Allen had difficulty keeping his frustrations in check after his three...
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Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield celebrates after running back Nick Chubb rushed for a 4-yard touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)
December 09, 2018 - 5:52 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Baker Mayfield took the snap in victory formation and dropped to one knee as the crowd roared. When the clock hit zeros, the stadium's sound system blasted "Danger Zone." The Browns have become hazardous to your playoff health. Mayfield outplayed Cam Newton, Jarvis Landry caught a...
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New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (26) runs away from Washington Redskins strong safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (20) for a 78-yard touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
December 09, 2018 - 5:51 pm
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Saquon Barkley was so upset at himself about dropping a pass he apologized to the rest of the New York Giants' offense. "I went to line, quarterback, wide receivers and I said: 'That series is on me. I'm going to make up for it. I promise you guys,'" Barkley said. "And we were...
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New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis reacts after being injured in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons in Detroit, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
December 09, 2018 - 4:54 pm
DETROIT (AP) — All-Star center Anthony Davis was pulled from the New Orleans Pelicans' game Sunday against the Detroit Pistons with a right hip injury but returned in the second half. The Pelicans announced after the first quarter that his return was questionable, but Davis checked back into the...
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