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FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 file photo, New York Yankees relief pitcher David Robertson throws during the seventh inning of Game 2 of baseball's American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros in Houston. Reliever David Robertson and the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a $23 million, two-year contact. The 33-year-old right-hander went 8-3 with a 3.23 ERA and five saves in 69 games last season for the New York Yankees. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
January 03, 2019 - 3:38 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Reliever David Robertson and the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a $23 million, two-year contact. Robertson gets $10 million this year and $11 million in 2020, and the Phillies have a $12 million option for 2021 with a $2 million buyout. The 33-year-old right-hander went 8-...
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FILE - In this Dec. 26, 2018, file photo, Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris (5) looks on during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons, in Detroit. The Washington Wizards say forward Markieff Morris will miss at least six weeks with a neck injury, the latest setback for one of the NBA’s most disappointing teams. The Wizards announced Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, that Morris was examined by a doctor in Dallas after dealing with neck and upper back stiffness since getting hit on the chin during a game on Dec. 16. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson, File)
January 03, 2019 - 1:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Wizards power forward Markieff Morris will miss at least six weeks with a neck injury, the latest setback in a difficult season for one of the NBA's most disappointing teams. The Wizards announced Thursday that Morris was examined by a doctor after dealing with neck and...
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In this Nov. 2, 2013, photo, Johns Hopkins NCAA college football head coach Jim Margraff watches from the sidelines during a game against Ursinus College, in Baltimore, Md. Margraff, the winningest football coach in Johns Hopkins University's history, has died at 58. Citing a release from the Baltimore university, news outlets report the former Hopkins quarterback who led his alma mater's football program for 29 years died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, at home.(Kim Hairston/The Baltimore Sun via AP)
January 03, 2019 - 11:42 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — Jim Margraff, the winningest football coach in Johns Hopkins University history, has died at 58. The Baltimore university said the former Hopkins quarterback, who led his alma mater's football program for 29 years, died suddenly Wednesday at home. University officials didn't...
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January 03, 2019 - 11:34 am
The NFL is partnering with Caesars Entertainment as its first official casino sponsor, but the multiyear deal does not include sports betting or fantasy football. The arrangement announced Thursday begins with this weekend's playoffs and is worth $30 million annually for three years, a person with...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018 file photo, Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins warms up before an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, in Minneapolis. Giving quarterbacks big money doesn't guarantee success or even playoff appearances. The NFL's six highest-paid quarterbacks in 2018 will be spectators this postseason. Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers ($33.5 million), Atlanta's Matt Ryan ($30 million), Minnesota's Kirk Cousins ($28 million), San Francisco's Jimmy Garoppolo ($27.5 million), Detroit's Matthew Stafford ($27 million) and Oakland's Derek Carr ($25 million) couldn't lead their teams to the playoffs. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn, File)
January 03, 2019 - 10:03 am
Giving quarterbacks big money doesn't guarantee success or even playoff appearances. The NFL's six highest-paid quarterbacks in 2018 will be spectators this postseason. Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers ($33.5 million), Atlanta's Matt Ryan ($30 million), Minnesota's Kirk Cousins ($28 million), San...
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Naomi Osaka of Japan talks to her coach Sascha Bajin, left, during her quarterfinal match against Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia at the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)
January 03, 2019 - 8:59 am
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Naomi Osaka called in her coach for advice on how to swing momentum after losing the first set to Anastasija Sevastova, and it did the trick. The U.S. Open champion responded by conceding only five points in the next set on her way to a 3-6, 6-0, 6-4 win Thursday that...
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Switzerland's Roger Federer plays a shot during his match against Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece at the Hopman Cup in Perth, Australia, Thursday Jan. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Trevor Collens)
January 03, 2019 - 8:56 am
PERTH, Australia (AP) — Roger Federer relied on his trusted serve to beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 7-6 (5), 7-6 (4) Thursday and give defending champion Switzerland a spot in the Hopman Cup final. The victory assured Switzerland's advancement, but Greece claimed a consolation 2-1 victory when Maria...
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Oklahoma City Thunder's Paul George reacts after making a basket during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Thunder won 107-100. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
January 03, 2019 - 1:53 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul George got booed last season in Indianapolis because he left. He got booed by Lakers fans on Wednesday night because he never arrived. The Oklahoma City star learned from the first experience and translated it into a performance that quieted Staples Center. George scored 37...
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Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) gets fouled by Phoenix Suns forward Richaun Holmes in the second half during an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, in Phoenix. The 76ers defeated the Suns 132-127. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
January 02, 2019 - 11:04 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Joel Embiid, playing despite a sore left knee, matched his season high with 42 points, 30 in the first half, and grabbed 18 rebounds and the Philadelphia 76ers held off a strong second-half rally to beat the Phoenix Suns 132-127 on Wednesday night. Ben Simmons added 29 points and J.J...
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Kansas' Quentin Grimes goes to the basket during the first half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Oklahoma on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, in Lawrence, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
January 02, 2019 - 10:50 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The mantra at Kansas is "faces change, expectations don't." Something else that doesn't change? Oklahoma losing in Allen Fieldhouse. Dedric Lawson had 13 points and 15 rebounds, Kansas' young backcourt made enough crucial plays when it mattered, and the fifth-ranked Jayhawks...
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