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File-This Aug. 7, 2018, file photo shows Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera (13) in the first inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Phoenix. A person familiar with the deal says free agent infielder Cabrera has reached an agreement on a $3.5 million, one-year contract with the Texas Rangers. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, because the deal is pending a physical for the 33-year-old Cabrera, who split last season with the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)
January 22, 2019 - 7:32 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The Texas Rangers have found a veteran to play third base after the retirement of Adrian Beltre. Free agent Asdrubal Cabrera has agreed to a $3.5 million, one-year contract with the Rangers, according to a person familiar with the deal. That person spoke to The Associated Press on...
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File-This Nov. 4, 2018, file photo shows Kansas City Chiefs defensive coordinator Bob Sutton walking on the sideline during an NFL football against the Cleveland Browns in Cleveland. The Chiefs have fired Sutton after a second-half collapse in the AFC championship game, including an overtime period in which Kansas City failed to stop the New England Patriots on what turned out to be the only possession. The Patriots won the game 37-31 to reach their third consecutive Super Bowl. Chiefs coach Andy Reid announced the firing in a statement Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, one day after he said he was evaluating all aspects of the team. Reid declined to address Sutton specifically. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)
January 22, 2019 - 4:47 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs fired defensive coordinator Bob Sutton on Tuesday, just two days after Kansas City failed to stop Tom Brady and the New England Patriots on what turned out to be the only possession of overtime in a crushing 37-31 playoff defeat. Chiefs coach Andy Reid announced...
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FILE - This is a Sept. 21, 2018, file photo showing Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Build it and the Super Bowl will come. While that’s not exactly how the sites of the NFL’s championship extravaganza are determined, it sure doesn’t hurt to have a brand new, billion-dollar facility in your city. (AP Photo/Danny Karnik, File)
January 22, 2019 - 12:45 pm
Build it and the Super Bowl will come. While that's not exactly how the sites of the NFL's championship extravaganza are determined, it sure doesn't hurt to have a brand new, billion-dollar facility in your city. Including the 2004 game in Houston, the league will have staged nine Super Bowls in...
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Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid (21) goes up for a dunk during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
January 21, 2019 - 11:50 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid relished the chance to face James Harden, and wasn't going to let a little back tightness stop him. Embiid had 32 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Philadelphia 76ers past fellow MVP contender Harden and the Houston Rockets 121-93 on Monday night. "I love playing...
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Minnesota Wild left wing Pontus Aberg (26) hits the puck up the ice against the Vegas Golden Knights during the first period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
January 21, 2019 - 11:14 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Vegas Golden Knights' home arena has a reputation among some NHL players as being one of the toughest to play in and loudest in the league. The Minnesota Wild don't mind it a bit. Charlie Coyle scored his second game-winning goal of the season with 5:31 remaining Monday to lift...
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady celebrates during the trophy presentation after the AFC Championship NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
January 21, 2019 - 9:46 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady smiled his way through the week leading up to Sunday's AFC championship game, mostly brushing aside questions about being an underdog for one of the few times during the Patriots' unprecedented run of titles. But when Rex Burkhead crossed the goal line for a 2-...
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File- This Nov. 2, 2018, file photo shows Houston Rockets forward Carmelo Anthony reacting during the second half of an NBA basketball game in New York. A person with knowledge of the situation says the Houston Rockets are trading Carmelo Anthony and an undisclosed amount of cash to the Chicago Bulls, in a deal that is expected to be completed Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. Anthony will not wind up playing for the Bulls, said the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because nothing can be finalized until the league office approves the deal. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
January 21, 2019 - 6:57 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Carmelo Anthony is going to Chicago, albeit only on paper. Where he's going next remains unclear. A person with direct knowledge of the matter said the Houston Rockets are trading Anthony and an undisclosed amount of cash to the Bulls in a deal that is expected to be completed...
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FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2018, file photo, New York Yankees pitcher Sonny Gray throws against the Minnesota Twins in the first inning of a baseball game in Minneapolis. A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that Gray has agreed to a contract with Cincinnati adding $30.5 million from 2020-22, a deal that allows the Yankees to complete his trade to the Reds. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, because the trade had not been announced. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
January 21, 2019 - 6:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Adding Sonny Gray to a rotation already improved by the offseason acquisitions of Tanner Roark and Alex Wood has the Cincinnati Reds thinking about their first NL Central title since 2012. "I think we have a group of guys that can hold their own with anybody in this division. I...
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Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin, right, goes to the basket against Washington Wizards forward Jeff Green (32) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
January 21, 2019 - 5:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Exchanging their freewheeling ways for an improved defensive showing, the Washington Wizards looked like an entirely different team in their first game back from London. The Wizards turned in their best defensive performance of the season on Monday in beating the Detroit Pistons...
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New Orleans Saints owner Gayle Benson arrives before the NFL football NFC championship game against the Los Angeles Rams, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
January 21, 2019 - 5:27 pm
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints owner Gayle Benson says she pledges to aggressively pursue changes in NFL policies that will promote more "fairness and integrity." Benson says it's clear the Saints were "unfairly deprived" of a trip to the Super Bowl by the inaction of game officials "charged with...
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