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Free Trea Turner: Age-old rule requires Nationals PTBN to stay with Padres till June

Shortstop Trea Turner has been traded from the Padres to the Nationals. Everyone knows he has been traded from the Padres to the Nationals. But because of an antiquated major-league rule, he must remain with the Padres until mid-June. Does this make any sense? No, and Turner’s agent, Jeff Berry of CAA, told Fox Sports on Friday night that he “will vigorously pursue all available...
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Baylor lands 5-star QB Stidham after he decommits from Texas Tech

Five-star recruit Jarrett Stidham, Scout.com's second-ranked quarterback in the Class of 2015, committed to Baylor on Friday, according to multiple reports. Stidham had decommitted from Texas Tech earlier this month. The 6-foot-2, 185-pounder out of Stephenville, Texas, is No. 17 recruit in the country. But is he ready to fill the shoes of senior Bryce Petty, who'll be off to the...
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Ainge says impending free agency sparked Rondo deal

BOSTON (AP) Danny Ainge says a major reason he traded Rajon Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks was the possibility the Boston Celtics would lose the star point guard in free agency after the season. Boston's president of basketball operations also says giving up the best player in the trade is not philosophically what the team likes to do. The Celtics traded Rondo and forward Dwight...
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Kendrick intrigued by Dodgers' offseason overhaul

LOS ANGELES (AP) As a baseball fan, Howie Kendrick is impressed and intrigued by the Los Angeles Dodgers' offseason overhaul. As the Dodgers' new second baseman, Kendrick is grateful he only has to drive a few more miles up the freeway to be a part of it all. The club welcomed Kendrick to Dodger Stadium on Friday, putting a blue cap on the longtime Angels infielder. Kendrick is...
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St. Louis Rams 'Hands Up' players give back at holiday event

JENNINGS, Mo. (AP) The St. Louis Rams players who did the ''Hands Up, Don't Shoot'' gesture treated residents of nearby Ferguson to some holiday cheer on Friday. Tight end Jared Cook and wide receivers Tavon Austin, Kenny Britt, Stedman Bailey and Chris Givens donated $10,000 and participated in the inaugural holiday event co-sponsored by the St. Louis Urban League. The players...
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Missouri's Anderson matches wits with Illinois' Groce

ST. LOUIS (AP) Kim Anderson was on the bench alongside Norm Stewart for Missouri's memorable triple-overtime victory over Illinois in the 1993 Braggin' Rights game. He's about to get his first chance running the show. Missouri's new head coach will match wits Saturday with Illinois' John Groce in an otherwise low-wattage matchup in the neutral-site series. ''It's a great game,'...
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Hancock leads Penn State into final vs. BYU

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Micha Hancock could finish a standout career in storybook fashion. The Penn State senior setter will try to win her second consecutive national championship just a few miles from where she played high school volleyball in Edmond. The Nittany Lions (35-3) will face Brigham Young (30-4) on Saturday for the title. Hancock said she has faced extra distractions this...
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Austin Dodge leads Southern Oregon to NAIA title

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Austin Dodge led Southern Oregon to its first NAIA football championship, throwing for 429 yards and three touchdowns in a 55-31 victory over Marian College on Friday. Dodge, the NAIA Player of the Year, was 21 of 39 for the Raiders (13-2). Melvin Mason, Dylan Young and Ryan Retzlaff caught touchdown passes and Mason also ran for 56 yards and three scores...
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Saints' new secondary braces for Falcons

METAIRIE, La. (AP) Saints cornerback Terrence Frederick and safety Pierre Warren spent offseason practices, minicamp and training camp working together in New Orleans' defensive backfield, only to go their separate ways when the regular season started. Frederick wound up on the Saints' practice squad, while Warren was cut and landed on Minnesota's practice squad. Now they're together...
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Buckeyes set to clash with Tar Heels

Thad Matta's team is set to face a big test Saturday against North Carolina.
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Cowboys RB Murray expected to play despite broken hand

IRVING, Texas -- All signs point to DeMarco Murray playing for Dallas against Indianapolis despite the NFL rushing leader's broken left hand. Murray was listed as questionable Friday a few hours after Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said on his radio show that the team "should be able to count on" him playing. The fourth-year back went through individual drills Wednesday before expanding...
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Cavaliers' Mike Miller returns from concussion

CLEVELAND (AP) Mike Miller is in the Cleveland Cavaliers' starting lineup for the first time this season after missing seven games because of a concussion. Coach David Blatt announced the move before the Cavaliers' game Friday night against Brooklyn. Miller was set to start at shooting guard, while Shawn Marion was tabbed to come off the bench at small forward after starting 21...
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Rookie receivers making their mark in NFL

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Tampa Bay's Mike Evans resists labels that describe him as a football player, especially those that shortchange what he's accomplished as part of an outstanding class of rookie receivers lighting up the NFL. The seventh overall pick in last spring's draft has been much more than a bright spot in an otherwise dismal season for the Buccaneers (2-12), who have the...
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Soccer governing body sues over player images

CHICAGO (AP) A dispute over U.S. soccer players' images has landed in federal court. U.S. Soccer Federation Inc. filed a lawsuit against the U.S. National Soccer Team Players Association this month asking a judge in Chicago to loosen some constraints on the use of players' images. The Chicago-based federation is U.S. soccer's governing body. The association is the union for the...
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Olympian faces mischief charge in car vandalism

LAWRENCEBURG, Ind. (AP) An Olympic medalist from southeastern Indiana faces a charge of criminal mischief after police say he threw rocks at vehicles and caused more than $8,000 in damage. WCPO in Cincinnati reports (http://bit.ly/1wLN2ay ) Nick Goepper was charged Friday after he and his family came forward. Goepper's attorneys say the skier was suffering from an anxiety attack...
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Selig to become baseball commissioner emeritus

NEW YORK (AP) Bud Selig will be given the title of baseball commissioner emeritus when he retires next month. The 80-year-old Selig has led baseball for 22 1/2 years. He will be succeeded by Rob Manfred, baseball's chief operating officer, on Jan. 25. Selig helped force commissioner Fay Vincent's resignation in 1992 and was put in charge as chairman of the executive council. He...
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Losers of 13 of 14, Titans set for top draft pick

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Titans have finally slumped to a new low: They're the first NFL team with 13 losses this season. But wait, there's more. Their ninth straight loss assured their worst season in Tennessee and worst since going 2-14 in 1994. Their 21-13 loss in Jacksonville on Thursday night also moved the Titans into the top overall draft selection with one game remaining...
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Lens score crucial win vs. Nice to move away from relegation zone

PARIS -- Lens beat mid-table Nice 2-0 on Friday to secure a vital win its relegation battle and move provisionally out of the relegation zone. Both sides entered the game having won only one of their previous five games, but Lens was more threatening. Shortly after Nice hit the crossbar, Lens scored in the 38th minute when 19-year-old Wylan Cyprien beat goalkeeper Simon Pouplin with...
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Blues-Sharks Preview

The St. Louis Blues look to rebound quickly after a deflating end to a five-game win streak. A matchup with the red-hot San Jose Sharks could make that extremely challenging. Winners of four in a row, the Sharks seek an eighth straight home win and a fourth consecutive victory over the Blues on Saturday night. St. Louis (21-9-2) couldn't stop Los Angeles after scoring the first three...
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Syracuse-Villanova Preview

Coach Jay Wright has praised his team's play, which shouldn't be a huge surprise considering Villanova is undefeated. Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim gave a rather blunt assessment of his team, simply saying it's not close to being good. These former Big East rivals meet Saturday when the seventh-ranked Wildcats host the Orange at the Wells Fargo Center. Despite having already faced three...
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Predators-Wild Preview

Neither the Nashville Predators nor the Minnesota Wild have been particularly explosive on offense and both have struggled on the power play. Nashville has compensated with the league's best goaltending to put themselves among the West's top teams, however, while Minnesota's more mediocre play in net has led to inconsistent results. The Predators look for a fourth win in five games...
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Dodgers end Yankees' 15-year streak as MLB's big spenders

NEW YORK -- The Los Angeles Dodgers have ended the New York Yankees' 15-year streak as Major League Baseball's biggest spenders and more than $26.6 million in luxury tax. The Dodgers finished with a record payroll of $257,283,410, according to final calculations made by Major League Baseball on Friday and obtained by The Associated Press. That is more than $20 million above the previous...
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Jets' Ryan on sense of humor: 'I'm not dead yet'

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Rex Ryan's sense of humor is still going strong. Despite a 3-11 record and facing an uncertain future, the New York Jets coach has kept the one-liners and self-deprecating jokes coming. He refuses to pout, even if Sunday's game against the New England Patriots might be his last at home with the team. ''I'm just going to be myself,'' he said Friday. ''I'm...
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Almeria edge Celta Vigo to claw out of La Liga relegation zone

VIGO, Spain -- A first-half goal by Tomer Hemed gave Almeria a 1-0 win over Celta Vigo on Friday for its third win this season in the Spanish league. The Israel forward raced toward goal to tap in the ball after a cross by teammate Edgar Mendez bounced off Celta defender Andreu Fontas' chest and landed just in front of him in the 17th minute. Celta missed a chance to equalize in...
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The best new driver-crew chief combinations of 2014

The 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season saw a number of new driver-crew chief combinations, some more successful than others. Whenever a new driver and crew chief are paired together, there are sure to be bumps in the road, and success right off the bat is more of a rarity than the norm. Yet throughout the 2014 season, some new partnerships hit the ground running and found great...
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