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FILE - In this July 28, 2018, file photo, Toronto Blue Jays' Russell Martin hits a solo home run against the Chicago White Sox during the third inning of a baseball game in Chicago. The Los Angeles Dodgers have reacquired catcher Martin in a trade with Toronto, a day after losing free agent Yasmani Grandal to Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
January 11, 2019 - 10:36 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's fitting that Russell Martin is returning to the Los Angeles Dodgers. He's pining for a World Series title, too. The Dodgers reacquired Martin in a trade with Toronto on Friday, receiving the veteran catcher in exchange for a couple minor leaguers. Los Angeles has won two...
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Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) drives to the basket past Cleveland Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
January 11, 2019 - 10:35 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Rockets still have a way to go to reach their goal of earning the top seed in the Western Conference. But it seems far more attainable than it was just a month ago. James Harden had 43 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists in 29 minutes — the first player in NBA history to...
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FILE - In this March 5, 2018, file photo, Colorado Rockies' DJ LeMahieu bats during a spring baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, in Scottsdale, Ariz. A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that Gold Glove-winning free agent second baseman D.J. LeMahieu and the Yankees are nearing agreement on a two-year contract, a deal that would appear to eliminate New York as a destination for Manny Machado. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, because no agreement had been announced. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
January 11, 2019 - 10:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Gold Glove-winning free-agent second baseman DJ LeMahieu and the Yankees have agreed to a $24 million, two-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press, a deal that would appear to eliminate New York as a destination for Manny Machado. The person...
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Philadelphia 76ers' Jimmy Butler (23) shoots next to Atlanta Hawks' Dewayne Dedmon (14) and Kevin Huerter (3) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
January 11, 2019 - 9:57 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jimmy Butler had 30 fateful seconds in the fourth to forget. The Philadelphia 76ers star guard lost the ball in a tie game on a drive down the lane that led to Atlanta's John Collins finding separation and burying a fadeaway jumper with 25 seconds left for the lead. Butler had a...
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Matt Kuchar putts on the 13th green during the second round of the Sony Open PGA Tour golf event, Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Matt York)
January 11, 2019 - 9:44 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — The easygoing vibe in Hawaii is a perfect fit for Matt Kuchar, who spends as much as a month at a time on the islands when his schedule allows. The Sony Open is more about work than play, and he's having just as much fun. Kuchar ran off four birdies in five holes to start his second...
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FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2018, file photo, New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom delivers the ball to the Atlanta Braves during the second inning of a baseball game in New York. NL Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom and the New York Mets agreed to a $17 million, one-year contract, a record raise for an arbitration-eligible player from his $7.4 million salary. The deal was agreed to Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, before the pitcher and team were to exchange proposed salaries in arbitration.(AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)
January 11, 2019 - 8:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — NL Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom and the New York Mets agreed to a $17 million, one-year contract, a record raise for an arbitration-eligible player from his $7.4 million salary last year. The Mets reached deals with all six eligible players before Friday's scheduled exchange...
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Maryland guard Anthony Cowan Jr., left, drives against Indiana guard Devonte Green (11) and forward Juwan Morgan in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, in College Park, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
January 11, 2019 - 8:18 pm
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Bruno Fernando had a career-high 25 points and 13 rebounds, Anthony Cowan Jr. scored 24 and Maryland used a second-half surge to rally past No. 22 Indiana 78-75 Friday night. The Terrapins (14-3, 5-1 Big Ten) trailed by 14 points early in the game and by 10 shortly after...
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Clemson coach Dabo Swinney speaks to fans who gathered for the return of the team to campus Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, in Clemson, S.C., the day after the Tigers defeated Alabama 44-16 in the College Football Playoff championship game. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)
January 11, 2019 - 7:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he's looking forward to celebrating Clemson's national champion football team at the White House on Monday. Trump announced the team's visit in a tweet Friday, exclaiming "what a game, what a coach, what a team!" Clemson beat Alabama 44-16 on Monday...
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Denver Broncos new head coach Vic Fangio, center, joins team president Joe Ellis, left, and general manager John Elway for a photograph during a news conference at the team's headquarters Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, in Englewood, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
January 11, 2019 - 6:28 pm
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Gary Kubiak won't return to run the Denver Broncos offense after all for new head coach Vic Fangio, a person with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press on Friday. The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the discussions...
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Britain's Andy Murray wipes tears from his face during a press conference at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. A tearful Murray says the Australian Open could be his last tournament because of a hip injury that has hampered him for almost two years.(AP Photo/Mark Baker)
January 11, 2019 - 5:26 pm
The outpouring of sadness and respect in Britain over the news of Andy Murray's imminent retirement makes it easy to forget the emotional barrier that existed for so long between the Scottish tennis great and sports fans in his own country. Grumpy, sulky, petulant, cold. That was the initial view...
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