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Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles to start against Titans

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles will start Thursday night against Tennessee. The team announced the decision about three hours before kickoff. Bortles, the third overall pick in May's NFL draft, sprained his right foot Sunday at Baltimore and was limited in three light practices since. The rookie was officially listed as questionable, and coach...
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Harrison ready to return as Steelers pass rusher

PITTSBURGH (AP) James Harrison returned to the Pittsburgh Steelers for two main reasons, to shore up the team's sagging linebacking corps and to win another Super Bowl. It took a month for Harrison to make an impact on the Steelers defense, but the team's postseason fate could be determined this week. If the Steelers (9-5) beat the Kansas City Chiefs (8-6) Sunday at Heinz Field...
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Judge delays January trial on Penn State sanctions

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) A judge is delaying a trial on the legality of the NCAA's consent decree that punished Penn State for its handling of sex abuse complaints about former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. Commonwealth Court Judge Anne Covey on Thursday said the case brought by Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman and state Treasurer Rob McCord will begin Feb. 17. It had been...
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Helfrich: Ekpre-Olomu won't play against FSU

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) Oregon coach Mark Helfrich confirmed Thursday that the third-ranked Ducks will be without star cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu when they face Jameis Winston and Florida State in their playoff game next month. Helfrich acknowledged the senior All-America's college career is over after he was injured during a noncontact drill on Tuesday. The coach wouldn't disclose the...
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Ganassi sets lineups for Rolex 24 at Daytona

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Winners for Chip Ganassi in NASCAR and the IndyCar Series will team up for the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Seven-time IMSA Champions and five-time Rolex 24 At Daytona Winners Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates announced of a lineup of two entries and eight drivers for the prestigious race. IndyCar Series champions and Indianapolis 500 Winners Scott Dixon and Tony...
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Wallace signs with Roush Fenway for Xfinity Series in 2015

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) Darrell Wallace Jr. has signed a deal with Roush Fenway Racing and will drive the No. 6 Ford in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. The team didn't say how many races Wallace would race for them in NASCAR's rebranded second-tier series. The 21-year-old Wallace has five career wins in the Truck Series. Wallace became the first black driver since 1963 to win in one of NASCAR...
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Napoli alleviate pressure off of Benitez, edge rock-bottom Parma

Napoli claimed their first win in five Serie A matches to alleviate some of the pressure on underfire boss Rafael Benitez at the expense of rock-bottom Parma. The Spaniard has presided over an inconsistent start to the season but the Partenopei bounced back from a 2-0 defeat to AC Milan over the weekend by beating the Gialloblu by the same scoreline at the Stadio San Paolo. Duvan...
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Top amateur Brooke Henderson, 17, turns pro, signs with IMG

  Brooke Henderson, the 17-year-old Canadian who tops the world amateur golf ranking, has turned professional and signed with International Management Group and Ping equipment. Henderson, from Smiths Falls, Ontario, made the announced Thursday with help from the NHL's Ottawa Senators and defenseman Mark Borowiecki. She has signed with PING and will be supported by Golf Canada's...
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Lyoto Machida: "I definitely think I'm the guy that can beat Chris Weidman"

There was no doubt when UFC 175 ended in July that Chris Weidman had defeated Lyoto Machida to defend his middleweight title.  Weidman won by a clean sweep across all the scorecards so his championship reign was in tact. Still, Machida managed to do more damage to Weidman and keep things close during several key points during the fight.  He clearly won the fourth round and picked...
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Watch: Harbaugh-to-Michigan hype video narrated by Matthew McConaughey

The last thing the Jim Harbaugh-to-Michigan talk needed was added drama. So much for that. YouTube user MaizeBlueNation apparently set out to send chills up the backs of Michigan faithful by mashing up audio from Matthew McConaughey's Lincoln commercial with Jim Harbaugh QB highlights.  The video is titled, "Sometimes you have to go back…to Michigan" and here it is: That should...
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Carolina trades D Harrison to Jets

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) The Winnipeg Jets have acquired defenseman Jay Harrison from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for a draft pick. Under terms of the deal announced Thursday, Carolina receives the Jets' sixth-round pick in the 2015 draft. That pick originally belonged to Ottawa. The 32-year-old Harrison is reunited with Winnipeg coach Paul Maurice, whom he played for both in...
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Mount Union, Wisconsin-Whitewater meet for title

The Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl on Friday night could be dubbed: The Rivalry, Volume 9. The game in Salem, Virginia, determines the NCAA Division III football champion, and in nine of the last 10 seasons, it has been the same two teams - Mount Union and Wisconsin-Whitewater - squaring off. For the second year in a row, change is afoot in the rivalry. Last season was Vince Kehres' first...
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Road racing champion receives 4-year doping ban

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) Road racing champion Mo Trafeh has received a four-year doping ban for using EPO and will have to forfeit three of his U.S. championships. The Moroccan-born U.S. citizen announced his retirement earlier this year, saying he had purchased blood-boosting EPO but had never used it. An investigation by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency concluded Trafeh had used...
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Real Madrid defender breaks PS4 controller after losing game to Isco

Real Madrid defender breaks PS4 controller after losing game to Isco
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Roy Williams: It's time to get tougher on No. 24 Tar Heels

  North Carolina coach Roy Williams says it's time to get tougher on his team. The No. 24 Tar Heels (7-3) just haven't looked like one of the favorites in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship so far, leaving their Hall of Fame coach displeased with everything from turnovers to a lack of toughness. Williams said he was harder on his team during Wednesday's practice and will...
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Louisville forward Akoy Agau will transfer after semester

  Louisville coach Rick Pitino has announced that reserve sophomore forward Akoy Agau will transfer after this semester. The 6-foot-8 Sudanese native has played in only three games after recovering from sports hernia surgery on July 29. Agau played in 19 contests last year but has fallen out of a frontcourt rotation featuring 6-10 veteran Mangok Mathiang and talented freshmen 6...
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Florida guard Eli Carter could miss time with strep throat

  Florida guard Eli Carter can't seem to stay on the floor. The former Rutgers transfer missed most of last season while recovering from a broken right leg. He sat out four games this year with a sprained left foot. Now, he's dealing with strep throat and could be sidelined for Saturday's game against Wake Forest. The junior missed practice Wednesday and Thursday because of the...
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Beckham not obsessed with NFL rookie award

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Odell Beckham, Jr. says being named the league's top rookie doesn't dominate his thoughts. But it's not far away, either. ''It's always in the back of your mind,'' Beckham said. ''But right now, we've got two more games and whatever happens, happens. You can only control what you can control. ''If it were to happen, it would be quite an accomplishment...
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Tom Durkin to receive Eclipse Award of Merit

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Track announcer Tom Durkin will receive the Eclipse Award of Merit for outstanding lifetime achievement in the thoroughbred industry. The National Thoroughbred Racing Association, Daily Racing Form and the National Turf Writers And Broadcasters said Thursday that Durkin will be presented the award Jan. 17 during the Eclipse Awards dinner at Gulfstream Park in...
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Royals, Medlen agree to two-year, $8.5 million contract

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Former Atlanta right-hander Kris Medlen has agreed to an $8.5 million, two-year contract with the Kansas City Royals after missing last season while he recovered from Tommy John surgery. Medlen will make $2 million next year and $5.5 million in 2016 under the agreement announced Thursday and could earn up to $10 million in performance bonuses based on starts and...
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Power Rankings: Mumps or not, Crosby and Penguins keep rolling

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Bucks center Larry Sanders suspended for 1 game

NEW YORK (AP) Milwaukee center Larry Sanders was suspended for one game without pay by the NBA on Thursday for pushing Portland forward Nicolas Batum in the back as he elevated toward the basket. The fourth-quarter incident in the Bucks' 104-97 loss at Portland on Wednesday night was upgraded to a Flagrant Foul 2. Sanders sat out the Bucks' game Thursday night in Sacramento.
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Broncos' Manning no longer sick, but limited in practice

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Peyton Manning is over his illness but not his injury. Denver's quarterback was limited Thursday when the Broncos reconvened for their first practice since their 22-10 win at San Diego on Sunday. Manning fought through the flu in that game and strained his right thigh in the first half, which he blamed on dehydration. Manning participated in the walkthrough but...
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NASCAR indefinitely suspends crewman for substance-abuse violation

Marshal Faust, a crew member in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, has been indefinitely suspended from NASCAR for violating the sanctioning body's Substance Abuse Policy.   NASCAR announced Thursday that on Dec. 12, Faust was found to have violated Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing) and 19 (violation of the NASCAR Substance Abuse Policy) of the 2014 NASCAR...
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Atletico to meet rival Real madrid in Copa del Rey's Round of 16

BARCELONA, Spain -- Atletico Madrid set up a crosstown Copa del Rey clash with Real Madrid despite drawing 2-2 with third-division Hospitalet on Thursday, advancing 5-2 on aggregate. Striker Mario Mandzukic slotted in Atletico's opener in the 19th minute and headed in a second in the 74th, seven minutes after Hospitalet's Ruben Alcaraz got his first goal. Alcaraz struck again in...
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