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McIlroy returns to take 1st round lead in Dubai

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland tees off at the 16th hole during the first day of The DP World Tour Championship, held at Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Stephen Hindley) Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland tees off at the...
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Cuomo: ‘Impractical’ for Bills to play Jets Sunday

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo answers a question from the media during a storm briefing at the Thruway Authority in Cheektowaga, N.Y. Wednesday, Nov.19, 2014. The Buffalo area found itself buried under as much as 5½ feet of snow Wednesday, with another lake-effect storm expected to...

Manfred given 5-year term as baseball commissioner

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Praising the transition as quick and orderly, Bud Selig announced Thursday that baseball owners unanimously approved a five-year term for Rob Manfred, who will succeed the longtime commissioner early next year. Selig spoke at the conclusion of two...

Union appeals Adrian Peterson’s suspension

The NFL players’ union on Thursday appealed the league’s suspension of Adrian Peterson and demanded an independent, neutral arbitrator hears the case. In a letter to its player representatives and executive committee obtained by The Associated Press, the NFLPA called...
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Nike nixes tribute shoe plan after Iverson protest

FILE – In this Dec. 7, 2009, file photo, Philadelphia 76ers’ Allen Iverson calls out a play to teammates in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets in Philadelphia. Nike is pulling back on plans for a shoe that sneakily honors Allen Iverson...
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NBA union head: Taylor suspension violates CBA

FILE – In this May 21, 2013, file photo, Adam Silver speaks during a news conference before the NBA basketball draft lottery in New York. The NBA has suspended Charlotte Hornets forward Jeffery Taylor for 24 games without pay after he pleaded guilty last month to...
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NFL to relocate Bills home game against Jets

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo answers a question from the media during a storm briefing at the Thruway Authority in Cheektowaga, N.Y. Wednesday, Nov.19, 2014. The Buffalo area found itself buried under as much as 5½ feet of snow Wednesday, with another lake-effect storm expected to...
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Stanton signs record $325M deal at news conference

Miami Marlins’ Giancarlo Stanton talks to the media at Marlins Park after signing a record $325 million, 13-year contract Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, in Miami. (AP Photo/El Nuevo Herald, Hector Gabino) MAGS OUT Miami Marlins’ Giancarlo Stanton talks to the media at...
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NFL fines Lynch $50,000 for not speaking to media

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) stumbles in the first half of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) stumbles in the first...

NBA suspends Hornets’ Jeffery Taylor 24 games

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The NBA has suspended Charlotte Hornets forward Jeffery Taylor for 24 games without pay after he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor domestic violence assault and malicious destruction of hotel property last month. Taylor will get credit for the 11 games...