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AFC North is league’s best overall since 1935

Cleveland Browns inside linebacker Karlos Dansby gestures during the second half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, in Cincinnati. The Browns won 24-3. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) Cleveland Browns inside linebacker Karlos Dansby...
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Fisher switches QBs, Hill to start against Broncos

St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher argues with officials as Rams’ Tavon Austin (11) looks on during the first half of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. The Cardinals defeated the Rams 31-14. (AP Photo/Ross D....
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SEC teams salvaging seasons thanks to backups

Georgia running back Nick Chubb gets wrapped up by Kentucky linebacker Josh Forrest during the second half of an NCAA college football game at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014. Georgia beat Kentucky 63-31. (AP Photo/David Stephenson) Georgia running...
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Gibraltar’s amateurs will try to stop world champs

FILE – This is a Sunday Sept. 7, 2014 file photo of Gibraltar’s Joseph Chipolina, left, as he tussles for the ball with Poland’s Kamil Grosicki during an Euro 2016 Group D qualifying round soccer match between Gibraltar and Poland at the Algarve stadium in Faro,...
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In college, field goals aren’t a sure thing

Utah kicker Andy Phillips (39) watches his field goal attempt miss as teammate Tom Hackett (33) looks on and Arizona State’s Kweishi Brown, left, waves his arms on the missed attempt in overtime of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, in Tempe, Ariz....

Redskins’ RG3 speaks again on unity, leadership

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Asked if it really matters whether he’s liked by his teammates, Robert Griffin III had the classic turn-the-tables response. “Do you like everybody you work with?” he responded to the reporter. The Washington Redskins quarterback went...
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Davis powers Pelicans past Lakers, 109-102

New Orleans Pelicans forward Darius Miller (23) reaches for a rebound against Los Angeles Lakers forward Xavier Henry (7) and guard Ronnie Price (9) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) New Orleans...

Pirates acquire Cervelli from Yankees for Wilson

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired catcher Francisco Cervelli from the New York Yankees in exchange for reliever Justin Wilson. Mainly a backup with the Yankees, the 28-year-old Cervelli batted .301 with two homers and 13 RBIs in 49 games last season....
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Clayton Kershaw, Corey Kluber win Cy Young Awards

FILE – In this Aug. 21, 2014, file photo, Cleveland Indians pitcher Corey Kluber throws against the Minnesota Twins during a baseball game in Minneapolis. Kluber won the AL Cy Young Award on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File) FILE – In this Aug. 21,...

Blake Griffin facing misdemeanor charge in Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin is facing a misdemeanor battery charge stemming from a scuffle with a man in a Las Vegas Strip nightclub in October. Court records obtained Wednesday show the 25-year-old Griffin is due for arraignment Dec. 8 before...