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Live: Bortles, Jags look to let it fly against Titans

Jacksonville's rookie quarterback takes center stage on Thursday Night Football.
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Tim Howard: Simon Mignolet faces long road back at Liverpool

Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard has warned Liverpool counterpart Simon Mignolet it will be a "hard road back" after the latter lost his place in the team. Reds boss Brendan Rodgers said the Belgium international was set for an indefinite period on the sidelines after leaving him out against Manchester United on Sunday. Growing criticism of Mignolet's inability to command his area and...
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Canadiens honor former captain Koivu

MONTREAL (AP) There was always a special connection between former Canadiens captain Saku Koivu and the fans of Montreal. Koivu, who retired after finishing his NHL career with Anaheim, was honored Thursday night before the Canadiens hosted the Ducks in a matchup of his former teams ''I always felt that I was respected as a player and for the way I played the game, but what makes...
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Tyreke Evans out for Pelicans vs. Rockets because of bruised knee

  New Orleans guard Tyreke Evans will miss the Pelicans' game Thursday night at Houston because of a bruised right knee. Coach Monty Williams says Evans was injured when he bumped knees with a teammate Tuesday night and that they'd re-evaluate him Friday. ''He's had some swelling in his knee," Williams said. "Any time you bump it like that, you want to make sure it's OK.'' Evans...
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AP Source: Celtics trade Rondo to Mavericks

BOSTON (AP) A person with knowledge of the deal says the Boston Celtics have agreed to trade four-time all-star point guard Rajon Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks. The Celtics will get Jae Crowder, Brandan Wright, Jameer Nelson and two draft picks, said the person who spoke on the condition of anonymity Thursday night because the trade was not official yet. The deal gives Dallas a...
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Washington Wizards at Miami Heat game preview

TV: Sun Sports Time: Pregame coverage begins at 7 p.m. With John Wall directing the offense, the Washington Wizards have been difficult to slow down while compiling their best record in over 35 years. That certainly isn't a good sign for a Miami Heat team that has struggled to defend opponents on its own floor. Wall and the Southeast Division-leading Wizards look to add to their...
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Packers' front 5 helps keep offense humming

The Green Bay Packers keep absorbing the hits on the offensive line. But as far as the linemen are concerned, better that they take the blows than quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Front fives don't usually draw much attention. The Packers' highlight reel is typically filled with pinpoint passes from Rodgers to receivers Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb, and pinball runs by Eddie Lacy. But...
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Knicks' Carmelo Anthony sits out vs. Bulls because of sore knee

  New York forward Carmelo Anthony will sit out the Knicks' game Thursday night against the Chicago Bulls because of a sore left knee. Anthony is averaging 23.4 points in 24 games for the Knicks. New York also was without Andrea Bargnani, Cleanthony Early, Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith. Amare Stoudemire was expected to miss the game for a recovery day, but will play. Travis Wear...
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United States climb to 27th in latest FIFA World Rankings

The United States men's national team rose one spot to 27th in the December FIFA rankings despite losses the previous month to Colombia and Ireland. The Americans were ranked 14th at the end of 2013 and rose to as high as 13th in February, April and June before the World Cup, where they advanced to the second round and lost to Belgium in overtime. The top teams remained unchanged...
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Jaguars WRs, defensive end Ryan Davis wear 'I Can't Breathe' shirts in warmups

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Receivers for the Jacksonville Jaguars and defensive end Ryan Davis wore "I Can't Breathe" T-shirts during warmups before their Thursday night game against the Tennessee Titans. This is the final home game of the year for the Jaguars, and the final Thursday night game in the NFL season. Both teams are 2-12. The black T-shirts with white print were worn...
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Air Marty offense mostly grounded with Jets

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Marty Mornhinweg's reputation in NFL circles is that of a guy who likes to throw the ball in an attack-style offense that piles up points. That air approach has been mostly grounded in his two seasons with the New York Jets. The offensive coordinator has had to stick to more of a run-first philosophy, relying more on the running game on a team that has struggled...
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Faith Proof wins at Los Alamitos

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. (AP) Faith Proof raced to a 4 1/4-length victory Thursday in the $23,520 allowance feature for fillies and mares at Los Alamitos. Ridden by Tyler Baze in her first start for trainer Mark Glatt, the 3-year-old filly has won four straight races after losing in her Jan. 5 debut. She ran six furlongs in 1:09.39 and paid $3, $2.20 and $2.10 as the 1-2 favorite. Rosewhitenblue...
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Evans out for Pelicans against Rockets

HOUSTON (AP) New Orleans guard Tyreke Evans will miss the Pelicans' game Thursday night at Houston because of a bruised right knee. Coach Monty Williams says Evans was injured when he bumped knees with a teammate Tuesday night and that they'd re-evaluate him Friday. Williams says: ''He's had some swelling in his knee. Any time you bump it like that, you want to make sure it's OK...
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Michigan State's Branden Dawson suffers fractured wrist

  Michigan State forward Branden Dawson has a non-displaced fracture on his left wrist and will miss the team's next two games. The school released details on Dawson's injury Thursday, one day after he was hurt in No. 25 Michigan State's 66-46 win over Eastern Michigan. The Spartans face Texas Southern on Saturday. Michigan State says Dawson could be back in time for the start of...
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Wizards-Heat Preview

With John Wall directing the offense, the Washington Wizards have been difficult to slow down while compiling their best record in over 35 years. That certainly isn't a good sign for a Miami Heat team that has struggled to defend opponents on its own floor. Wall and the Southeast Division-leading Wizards look to add to their longest winning streak of the season Friday night when...
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Jaguars receivers wear 'I Can't Breathe' shirts

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Receivers for the Jacksonville Jaguars and defensive end Ryan Davis wore ''I Can't Breathe'' T-shirts during warmups before their Thursday night game against the Tennessee Titans. This is the final home game of the year for the Jaguars, and the final Thursday night game in the NFL season. Both teams are 2-12. The black T-shirts with white print were worn...
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Brek Shea likely to move to Orlando City from Stoke of EPL

American midfielder Brek Shea is likely to move from Stoke of England's Premier League to the Orlando City expansion team in Major League Soccer. Stoke manager Mark Hughes was quoted Thursday on the club's Twitter feed as saying "we envisage Brek completing his move to Orlando. It hasn't been confirmed yet, but he was in the building yesterday trying to tie it up." The 24-year-old...
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Forward Gaston Diedhiou admitted to university, joins Gophers

  Minnesota freshman forward Gaston Diedhiou has been admitted to the university and added to the roster. The Gophers made the announcement Thursday that the 6-foot-9, 240-pound Diedhiou has joined the team and will be immediately eligible to play. The native of Dakar, Senegal, was denied admission for the fall semester because of problems with the school's English proficiency exam...
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Jaguars without defensive tackle Miller against Titans

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars are without starting defensive tackle Roy Miller against Tennessee. Just days after signing a four-year extension worth $16.2 million, Miller misses his first game of the season because of a sprained knee. He had been listed as questionable. Second-year pro Abry Jones starts in his place. The Jaguars (2-12) also are without defensive...
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St Pete council rejects deal with Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) The St. Petersburg City Council has rejected a deal reached earlier this month between the Rays and the city's mayor that would have allowed the team to search for new stadium sites on both sides of Tampa Bay. The council voted 5-3 Thursday to reject Mayor Rick Kriseman's proposed agreement. The team has played since its inception in Pinellas County at...
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Bulls guard Derrick Rose sits out vs. Knicks because of illness

  Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose is sitting out Thursday night's game against the New York Knicks because of an illness. Rose had played in 11 consecutive games as he works his way back from the torn meniscus that ended his 2013-14 season. He is averaging 16.8 points and 5.1 assists per game for Chicago, which lost Monday in Atlanta to end a three-game winning streak. Kirk Hinrich...
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Celtic striker offers to replace stolen Christmas presents for fan

Celtic striker offers to replace stolen Christmas presents for fan
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The Fringe: Jacksonville Jaguars mascot Jaxson takes on PGA Tour pros

The Fringe: Jacksonville Jaguars mascot Jaxson DeVille will take on PGA Tour pros (possibly Harris English, Jim Furyk and Brandt Snedeker) during halftime at Tennessee Titans game. 
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49ers' Aldon Smith hopes to build off tough year

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Aldon Smith might not have the intimidating and impressive sack numbers of past seasons in his abbreviated year, yet he judges his play by more than just flattening opposing quarterbacks. Smith believes he has done well applying pressure since returning from a nine-game suspension that has made it tough for him to gain much momentum on an ever-changing,...
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Trufant, Atlanta defense wary of Brees

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant expects to be exhausted by the end of Atlanta's NFC South showdown Sunday at New Orleans. Drew Brees, the Saints' eight-time Pro Bowl quarterback, is renowned for sidestepping pressure and picking defenses apart. In the series, Brees is 13-4 with 35 touchdowns and 19 interceptions and has won seven of eight starts against...
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