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Saints’ D puts clamps on Newton in 12-9 win over Panthers

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints still have one of the league’s top-scoring offenses, but lately it’s the defense that’s…

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Bowl Season! Reasons to watch all 39 games and who will win

A moment of silence, please, for Wyoming, Southern Miss, Miami (Ohio) and Louisiana-Monroe. Those four teams reached bowl eligibility, but there were no postseason games…

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FANTASY PLAYS: Waiver adds for fantasy playoff semifinals

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…

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Baseball

Saved! Baines surprise pick for Hall, Lee Smith also chosen

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Harold Baines was given a save as big as any Lee Smith ever posted. In a vote sure to spark renewed…

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Prescott’s 3rd TD to Cooper lifts Cowboys over Eagles in OT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Amari Cooper’s impact on Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott has been dramatic. The new No. 1 receiver for the Cowboys shook up…

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Warriors named Sports Illustrated’s Sportsperson of Year

The three-time NBA champion Golden State Warriors are the fourth team to be honored as Sports Illustrated’s Sportsperson of the Year . The Warriors join…

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US ranked No. 1 ahead of Women’s World Cup draw

PARIS (AP) — The defending champion United States is the top-ranked team for Saturday’s Women’s World Cup draw. Germany is No. 2 in the 24-team…

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Texans atop the whole AFC? It could happen

Here’s a crazy thought: The Houston Texanswith home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs. Yep, the team that began the season 0-3 just might sneak past…

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Jaguars-Titans should be a defensive standoff

Jacksonville won the AFC South and Tennessee earned a wild-card playoff berth out of the division last season. Now, they get the prime-time spotlight on…

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FANTASY PLAYS: Injuries mean good pricing for backup RBs

With so many season-long leagues shifting to their playoffs, lots of fantasy players are turning toward daily game — especially if they’re no longer contending…

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Column: Meyer will not coach in college again. Believe it

After leading Utah to an unbeaten season in 2004, Urban Meyer had a choice to make. He could become the coach at Notre Dame —…

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Kareem Hunt admits he misled Chiefs about hotel assault

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Running back Kareem Hunt acknowledged that he misled the Kansas City Chiefs about his role in a February assault in…

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9-year-old girl helps Stephen Curry fix online shoe access

TORONTO (AP) — A letter from a 9-year-old girl has helped Stephen Curry fix online access to his shoes for kids. Riley Morrison of Napa,…

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FANTASY PLAYS: Players to start and sit in NFL Week 13

This is a defining week for many fantasy football teams, especially in leagues where it’s the last week of the regular season. There is little…

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Drew Brees to be on cover of SI Dec. 3

A 10-game winning streak, a few new NFL records, a commanding lead in the NFC South — Saints quarterback Drew Brees has done it all…

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