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FILE - This Aug. 4, 2017 file photo shows Jim Johannson speaking during a news conference in Plymouth, Mich. Johannson, the general manager of the U.S. Olympic men’s hockey team, has died just a couple weeks before the start of the Pyeongchang Games, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. He was 53. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
January 21, 2018 - 1:30 pm
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Jim Johannson, the general manager of the U.S. Olympic men's hockey team, has died on the eve of the Pyeongchang Games. He was 53. Johannson passed away in his sleep Sunday morning, according to USA Hockey. Executive director Pat Kelleher said the organization is "...
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January 17, 2018 - 11:22 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Jay Bruce says he has "unfinished business" with the New York Mets. Bruce was back at Citi Field on Wednesday, a day after finalizing a $39 million, three-year deal to bring his big bat back to Queens. The 30-year-old outfielder had a career-high 36 home runs along with a .254...
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January 15, 2018 - 8:53 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels could soon be on the other side of an AFC rivalry. A person familiar with the negotiations said Monday the Indianapolis Colts are "close" to reaching a deal that would make McDaniels their next head coach. The person...
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady celebrates a touchdown by Brandon Bolden during the second half of an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Tennessee Titans, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
January 14, 2018 - 5:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Watch out, New England. Here comes Sacksonville. Tom Brady and the big game-tested Patriots square off against the sack-happy Jacksonville Jaguars next Sunday in the AFC championship game in Foxborough, Massachusetts — with the winner headed to the Super Bowl. That's nothing new for...
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January 12, 2018 - 1:58 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The new owner of the Carolina Hurricanes wants his team to win — soon. Tom Dundon was introduced Friday as the majority owner of the team with the NHL's longest active postseason drought at eight years. While repeatedly describing himself as impatient, the 46-year-old Dallas...
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FILE - In this Sunday, May 28, 2017 file photo, New York Mets' Jay Bruce drives in two runs with a double off Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Tyler Glasnow in the fifth inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh. Two people familiar with the negotiations say free-agent outfielder Jay Bruce is set to return to the New York Mets after agreeing to a $39 million, three-year contract. The people spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018 because the deal is pending a physical and no announcement had been made. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
January 11, 2018 - 12:35 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Jay Bruce and his proven bat are headed back to the New York Mets. The free-agent outfielder is set to return to the Big Apple after agreeing to a $39 million, three-year contract, according to two people familiar with the negotiations. The people spoke on condition of anonymity...
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FILE - This file photo from Dec. 17, 2017, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell (26) as he runs the ball against the New England Patriots during the first half of an NFL football game in Pittsburgh. The running back is fresh heading into Sunday's playoff game against Jacksonville. Bell only had 15 carries in the teams' first meeting this season. (AP Photo/Don Wright, FILE)
January 10, 2018 - 7:12 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — This was always part of Le'Veon Bell's business plan, the one that the Pittsburgh Steelers running back put together over the summer when he decided to skip training camp while waiting to sign his franchise tag tender. Bell's eyes weren't focused on August but January. No camp...
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Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) is tended to by medical personnel after being sacked in the second half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans, Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)
January 08, 2018 - 3:53 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Interim general manager Marty Hurney insists the Carolina Panthers handled the medical treatment of quarterback Cam Newton "the right way" during Sunday's 31-26 playoff loss to the New Orleans Saints. The NFL and NFL Players Association announced Monday they plan to conduct a...
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January 08, 2018 - 11:47 am
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Brian Gutekunst was promoted to general manager of the Green Bay Packers on Monday after working the last two seasons as the team's player personnel director. He succeeds Ted Thompson, who is staying with the organization as a senior adviser. The Packers said Gutekunst will...
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Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Mularkey looks at the scoreboard during the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against Kansas City Chiefs in Kansas City, Mo., Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
January 07, 2018 - 6:58 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee owner Amy Adams Strunk shot down speculation that Mike Mularkey's job is at risk, saying her coach is going nowhere after helping change the Titans' culture and getting their first playoff victory in 14 years. National reports first had Mularkey potentially fired...
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