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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 17, 2018 - 12:01 am
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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FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2014, file photo, Houston Astros manager Bo Porter, left, and scouting director Mike Elias stand during a spring training baseball workout in Viera, Fla. 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. He comes to Baltimore after working as scouting director and assistant general manager in Houston, where he helped transform a last-place team into 2017 World Series champions. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
November 16, 2018 - 3:01 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Astros assistant general manager Mike Elias was hired Friday 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 - 10:02 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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Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler (23) battles for position against Sacramento Kings guard Buddy Hield (24) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Yeater)
November 12, 2018 - 3:53 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Jimmy Butler is in Philadelphia, and upon his arrival he immediately began talking about winning a championship. "The Process" has a whole new meaning. Butler, a four-time All-Star forward, is now officially a member of the 76ers, after they and the Minnesota Timberwolves received...
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Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, from left, bestows a medal on former U.S. President George Bush as former first lady Laura Bush has the same bestowed by Doug DeVos, executive committee chairman for the National Constitution Center, at the National Constitution Center, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018 in Philadelphia. Both received the 30th annual Liberty Medal, an honor given to those who are committed to freedom and human rights globally. (AP Photo/Corey Perrine)
November 11, 2018 - 8:36 pm
The Latest on Week 10 in the NFL (all times EST): 8:25 p.m. Former President George W. Bush performed the coin flip in Philadelphia before the Eagles played the Dallas Cowboys. Bush, who grew up in Texas, flipped tails — and the Cowboys won the toss. Bush was at midfield with former first lady...
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ARCHIVO - En esta foto de archivo del 19 de noviembre de 2017, el cornerback de los Eagles de Philadelphia, Ronald Darby (41), intenta tacklear al receptor de los Cowboys de Dallas, Dez Bryant, durante un juego de la NFL en Arlington, Texas. Bryant y los Saints de Nueva Orleáns acordaron el miércoles 7 de noviembre de 2018 los términos de un contrato. (AP Foto/Ron Jenkins, Archivo)
November 10, 2018 - 3:11 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Dez Bryant's season is over before it had even begun. The New Orleans Saints placed the newly acquired Bryant on injured reserve Saturday, promoting receiver Keith Kirkwood from the practice squad to the active roster before Sunday's game at Cincinnati. Bryant was injured during...
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Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler (23) gets around Sacramento Kings guard Buddy Hield (24) for a basket during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Yeater)
November 10, 2018 - 1:37 pm
Jimmy Butler has his wish: He's out of Minnesota. And just like that, Philadelphia has a new Big Three — one that could make serious noise in the Eastern Conference. A person with knowledge of the situation said Saturday that Butler is being traded to the 76ers in a package that will send Dario...
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Theo Epstein, president of baseball operations for the Chicago Cubs, speaks to reporters during the Major League Baseball General Manager Meetings Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Carlsbad, Calif. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
November 07, 2018 - 10:54 pm
CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — The agent for free agent Bryce Harper and many of baseball's top players claims rebuilding teams have become a "competitive cancer" that caused this season's 4 percent attendance drop. As the sport's officials start to consider possible rules changes to spark offense and...
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady celebrates a touchdown run by Cordarrelle Patterson during the first half of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
November 05, 2018 - 10:41 am
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers spent the week telling anyone who asked that the other guy was the better quarterback. In the second matchup between the future Hall of Famers, it was the one with five Super Bowl rings who walked off the field with the victory. Brady threw for...
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FILE- In this Aug. 17, 2018, file photo, Chicago Cubs starter Cole Hamels pitches to a Pittsburgh Pirates batter during the first inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh. The Cubs face a decision on Hamels' option on Friday, Nov. 2,2018, as baseball teams decide whether to make $17.9 million qualifying offers to their eligible former players (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
November 02, 2018 - 2:04 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs exercised their $20 million option on Cole Hamels on Friday, solidifying their rotation for next year, and traded fellow left-hander Drew Smyly to the Texas Rangers. Hamels, who turns 35 in December, went 4-3 with a 2.36 ERA in 12 starts after he was acquired in a...
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