Towns impressive down the stretch in Wolves' win

Karl-Anthony Towns scored 37 points in the Timberwolves' 104-101 win in LA.

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Former Jets star Gastineau says he has several health issues

NEW YORK (AP) Former New York Jets sack-dancing star Mark Gastineau says he is suffering from several health issues caused from years of playing football.

Packers' Adams will be a game-time decision

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Browns nearing contract with linebacker Jamie Collin

CLEVELAND (AP) The Cleveland Browns are close to a contract agreement with linebacker Jamie Collins.

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The Dodgers are looking all over the place for a second baseman

Plus, the Cubs' quandary with Javier Baez and more in Ken's latest notes.

Mike Fiers and Astros agree to $3.45 million, 1-year deal

HOUSTON (AP) Right-hander Mike Fiers and the Houston Astros have avoided salary arbitration, agreeing to a $3.45 million, one-year contract.

Phillies finalize deal $9M deal with Michael Saunders

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Authorites: 2 LA Dodgers security guards stole balls, shirts

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Rangers complete free agent deal with RHP Tyson Ross

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Tigers' core still intact as spring training approaches

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Towns impressive down the stretch in Wolves' win

Karl-Anthony Towns scored 37 points in the Timberwolves' 104-101 win in LA.

Pacers on a roll ahead of matchup with Lakers

LOS ANGELES -- The Indiana Pacers roll into Staples Center seeking to continue their recent run in a matchup with the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night.

Kerr keeps Warriors winning with yoga, creative approach

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Goran Dragic evolving as a player and a leader for Heat

MIAMI (AP) Goran Dragic has already been mentioned in trade rumors, and it's quite reasonable to think that will continue over the next few weeks.

Towns leads Timberwolves past injury-depleted Clippers

LOS ANGELES (AP) Karl-Anthony Towns scored 37 points, including the go-ahead jumper with 45 seconds left, and the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Los Angeles Clippers 104-101 on Thursday ...

Jazz go for fifth straight win against improving Mavs

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James Harden gives fan present on her 100th birthday

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Rocky Long gets 5-year contract extension from SDSU

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Weber State extends contract for coach Jay Hill through 2021

OGDEN, Utah (AP) Weber State has extended the contract for football coach Jay Hill through the 2021 season, the school announced Thursday.

Weber State, Hill agree to extension

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New Alabama AD takes over flourishing athletic department

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2nd ex-Baylor Title IX official alleges discrimination

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Colorado brings in D.J. Eliot as defensive coordinator

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Tribe set for big in-state matchups in 2017

(STATS) - William & Mary doesn't have to leave Virginia for the highlight matchups on its 11-game 2017 schedule announced Thursday.

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Couture lifts Sharks past Lightning 2-1

Logan Couture scored 22 seconds into the third period and the San Jose Sharks beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 on Thursday night.

Ducks hold off Avalanche 2-1 in game delayed by glass break

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Surging Capitals cruise to 7-3 win over Blues

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Niederreiter, Wild dodge letdown with 4-3 win over Coyotes

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Tavares, Greiss give Weight win in Islanders debut

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Ellis scores twice, Predators hold off late rally by Flames

Ryan Ellis had his first career two-goal game and the Nashville Predators held off a late rally to beat the Calgary Flames 4-3 on Thursday night.

Senators beat inconsistent Blue Jackets 2-0

The Columbus Blue Jackets, trailing 2-0 with the clock winding down Thursday night, got a full minute of a 5-on-3 power-play chance.

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Check out trailer for Nationwide series on Dale Jr.'s 'Unfinished Business'

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'Cars 3' star Wilson named Daytona 500 grand marshal

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NASCAR driver to attend Donald Trump inauguration festivities

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Only on AP: Son reflects on BP's Hall of Fame NASCAR career

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NASCAR will allow Daniel Suarez to compete in Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona

Clint Bowyer remains ineligible to compete in the exhibition event.

Owen Wilson to serve as Grand Marshal for 59th Daytona 500

Actor who voices "Lightning McQueen" in Cars 3 movie will give command to start engines.

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UFC strawweight Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger announces her retirement from MMA

Following 10 professional fights, Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger has called it a career.

Michael Bisping reveals upcoming surgery and timeline for his return

Middleweight champion Michael Bisping is headed for minor surgery

Nurmagomedov, Ferguson blast Conor McGregor ahead of interim title-fight showdown

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Floyd Mayweather takes a shot at Conor McGregor's net worth

Floyd Mayweather trolls Conor McGregor but gets his facts completely wrong

Former champ Chris Weidman meets Gegard Mousasi at UFC 210 in Buffalo

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Jorge Masvidal takes a shot at the Blackzilians after team reportedly disbands

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Johny Hendricks vs. Hector Lombard in the works for UFC Fight Night in Halifax

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Guardiola virtually concedes title after heavy loss for City

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Valencia tops Espanyol to end winless run in Spanish league

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Klinsmann believes US Soccer made progress before his firing

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Former England coach Graham Taylor dies at 72

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Athletic Bilbao held by Alaves in Spanish league

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Ivan Perisic scored twice and Inter Milan came from a goal down to beat Udinese and win its fourth straight in Serie A on Sunday.

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No. 20 Cincinnati rallies for ninth straight win

Cincinnati puts together one of its best stretches of the season for ninth straight win

Basketball player: Co-defendant killed man during robbery

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) A Western Michigan University basketball player charged with murder in the shooting death of a student during a robbery says his co-defendant pulled the trigger.

Arizona's Trier: Unable to play due to PED test

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Great 3-point night doesn't mean a win for No. 15 Notre Dame

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) When teams make 15 or more 3-pointers while shooting over 65 percent from beyond the arc, it is usually a sure sign of a win.

Allen's 30, Green's 3 lift Hawaii over CS Northridge 80-77

HONOLULU (AP) Noah Allen scored a career-high 30 points and Leland Green drained a 3-pointer from the corner as Hawaii edged Cal State Northridge 80-77 on Wednesday night in a game that saw ...

Fresno St sets season-high for 3s, beats Colorado St 78-57

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) Deshon Taylor hit four 3-pointers and scored 19 points to help lead Fresno State to a 78-57 win over Colorado State on Wednesday night.

Wyoming holds off San Jose State 80-70

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Jordan Naughton had 15 points, Louis Adams added 14 and Wyoming held off San Jose State for an 80-70 win on Wednesday night.

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