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FILE - This Sept. 17, 2016 file photo shows LSU head coach Les Miles watching from the sideline in the second half of an NCAA college football game against Mississippi State in Baton Rouge, La. Miles is in negotiations with Kansas to take over the down-trodden Jayhawks, a person with knowledge of the discussions told The Associated Press. Sports Illustrated was the first to report that Miles and Kansas athletic director Jeff Long were discussing a contract. It remains unclear when a deal will be complete. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
November 18, 2018 - 5:54 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Les Miles walked confidently to the podium and slipped on a familiar white hat. This one had "KU" embroidered across the front. The quirky and energetic coach who led LSU to the 2007 national title, after building a consistent winner at Oklahoma State, is back in the Big 12...
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Minnesota Timberwolves' Andrew Wiggins, left, drives around Portland Trail Blazers' Jake Layman during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, in Minneapolis. The Timberwolves won 112-96. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
November 16, 2018 - 11:01 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kevin Garnett showed up courtside, and that wasn't the only surprise in Minnesota on Friday night. In their first week without erstwhile defensive stalwart Jimmy Butler, the new-look Timberwolves locked down one of the Western Conference's top teams. Andrew Wiggins scored 23...
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November 16, 2018 - 1:06 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Astros assistant general manager Mike Elias has been hired to rebuild the Baltimore Orioles, who traded many of their star players last season before finishing with the worst record in the majors. Elias will carry the title of executive vice president and general manager. He will "...
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Pittsburgh Penguins' Patric Hornqvist (72) works against Tampa Bay Lightning's Anthony Cirelli (71) in front of Lightning goalie Louis Domingue during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
November 15, 2018 - 9:02 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Brayden Point scored three straight power-play goals in 1:31 — the sixth-fastest three goals in NHL history — and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 on Thursday night. Billy Mosienko holds the record, scoring three times in 21 seconds for Chicago against New...
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Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred speaks at the baseball owners meeting in Atlanta, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul newberry)
November 15, 2018 - 1:45 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Baseball owners have locked down their commissioner and their main broadcast partner, too. Any decisions on speeding up the game and perhaps making it more enjoyable to watch will have to wait. After wrapping up two days of meetings at a hotel next to the Atlanta Braves' SunTrust...
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Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) attacks on New Jersey Devils goaltender Keith Kinkaid (1) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
November 15, 2018 - 10:55 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby will miss Thursday night's game against Tampa Bay due to an upper-body injury. The team disclosed the injury on Wednesday when Crosby skipped practice. Crosby worked out before his teammates hit the ice on Thursday for their pregame skate...
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November 14, 2018 - 3:51 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Forward Austin Watson has been reinstated to the Predators' roster after serving an 18-game suspension for domestic abuse, and he issued a statement apologizing to everyone for the June incident that cost him the start of the season. Watson issued the statement Wednesday...
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FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2017, file photo, Quicken Loans founder Dan Gilbert, addresses attendees at the former site of the J.L. Hudson Co. department store, in Detroit. Gilbert has reached an agreement to sell Greektown Casino-Hotel in downtown Detroit for $1 billion. Gilbert's Detroit-based JACK Entertainment said Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, it planned to sell the casino to Pennsylvania-based Penn National and New York-based VICI Properties. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
November 14, 2018 - 1:50 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Businessman and Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert has reached a $1 billion agreement to sell the Greektown Casino-Hotel in downtown Detroit, one of the city's three casinos, companies involved in the deal announced Wednesday. The move marks the latest in billions of dollars in...
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Former Leicester City Manager Claudio Ranieri, center, in the stands during the English Premier League soccer match between Leicester City and Burnley at the King Power stadium, Leicester, England. Saturday Nov. 10 2018 (Joe Giddens/PA via AP)
November 14, 2018 - 3:57 am
LONDON (AP) — Claudio Ranieri is back in the Premier League with Fulham, two years after overcoming 5,000-1 odds to win the title with Leicester. The 67-year-old Italian coach was hired Wednesday by Fulham, which announced the firing of Slavisa Jokanovic at the same time. The London club is in last...
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Washington Capitals' Tom Wilson watches the video screen after he scored a goal on Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk in the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, in St. Paul, Minn. Wilson returned to the lineup after his 20-game suspension was reduced to 14 by a neutral arbitrator. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
November 13, 2018 - 10:43 pm
Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson had his 20-game suspension reduced to 14 games by a neutral arbitrator on Tuesday and became eligible to play immediately, scoring a goal and taking two penalties in 16:47 of ice time at Minnesota in a 5-2 win over the Wild . Wilson already served 16 games of...
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