Quite the contrast: Senator Manny vs Adrien Broner
NEW YORK (AP) — Dressed in a sharp gray suit and tie, Manny Pacquiao looked every bit the senator he is. It was his other job, though, that he was working Monday when the eight-time champion announced a Jan.
Orioles new GM Elias begins rebuild of worst team in majors
BALTIMORE (AP) — New Orioles general manager Mike Elias spoke excitedly Monday about rebuilding the worst team in the majors by drafting wisely, stocking the farm system and delving deep into the International market.
NFL will play game in Mexico City in 2019
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL will return to Mexico City with a regular-season game next year. Less than a week after the league moved the high-profile Chiefs-Rams matchup from Azteca Stadium to Los Angeles because of the poor playing condition at the Mexico venue, the NFL and Mexico's president-elect confirmed the 2019 game.
Bye, bye Broad Street Bullies? Flyers don't have a fight yet
Hockey in the NHL is a far different game than it was 45 years ago, when the Broad Street Bullies ruled the ice with their fists.
Calgary bid for 2026 Winter Olympics iced by City Council
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Calgary's bid to hold the 2026 Winter Olympics is over. The City Council voted Monday to end the bid following last week's nonbinding vote in which 56 percent of those who went to the polls voted against the games.
Rivera, Halladay top newcomers on Hall of Fame ballot
NEW YORK (AP) — Career saves leader Mariano Rivera and late pitcher Roy Halladay are among 20 new candidates on the Hall of Fame ballot for the Baseball Writers' Association of America, joined by 15 holdovers headed by Edgar Martinez.
Notre Dame tops AP Top 25, S. Carolina drops from top 10
NEW YORK (AP) — South Carolina's run in the top 10 is over. The Gamecocks fell out of the first 10 teams in the AP women's basketball poll on Monday after being ranked that high for the past 89 consecutive weeks dating back to Jan.
Duke steady at No. 1 as Villanova tumbles from Top 25
Two of college basketball's bluebloods remained firmly entrenched atop the AP Top 25 after a week of easy wins, while two more tumbled all the way out after a week filled with defeats.
Brian Bowen sues Adidas, associates over corruption scandal
Former Louisville and South Carolina player Brian Bowen II has sued Adidas and several associates caught up in the college basketball corruption scandal alleging federal racketing violations that cost him the chance to develop his game.
AP Top 25 Heat Check: Why not Missouri and Oklahoma State?
There are four teams that have already lost four games in the latest AP Top 25, about the number that would usually be found in the final poll of the season.
Olympic powerbroker indicted, faces Swiss forgery trial
GENEVA (AP) — Facing a criminal trial in Switzerland, Olympic powerbroker Sheikh Ahmad al Fahad al Sabah temporarily stepped aside from his IOC work on Monday.
Syracuse's Hillsman schedules with an eye toward NCAAs
NEW YORK (AP) — Quentin Hillsman is already thinking ahead to March and the NCAA Tournament. Syracuse's coach scheduled up in the early part of the season with games against No.
Joey Logano spoils Big 3 party to win NASCAR title
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Joey Logano was the underdog in NASCAR's title race, the driver few thought capable of keeping pace with the Big Three and stealing the title from one of the favorites.
Drama, the long ball center of early season NBA intrigue
There has been some early tinkering to lineups, a few hiccups and lots of drama to start the NBA season. None of the league's final four teams from last season — Boston, Cleveland, Houston, Golden State — look like locks to hoist the Larry O'Brien Trophy this time.
Even in Year 16, LeBron James refusing to slow down
MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James stopped worrying about his place in history long ago. His legacy has been secure for years. The argument about where he ranks, whether or not he's the best player to ever step on a basketball court, will continue forever and there will never be a definitive answer.
ICYMI in NFL Week 11: Alex Smith leg break like Theismann's
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — As much as the NFL would rather if everyone discussed all of the yards and TDs produced in game after game, and for whatever advancements have been made in player safety over time, pro football is, at its core, a brutal sport — and what happened to Alex Smith's right leg is not very different from what happened to Joe Theismann's right leg, exactly 33 years apart.
Bad penalties, bad decisions, bad coaching. And bad losses.
Bad penalties, bad decisions, bad coaching. And bad losses. They occurred all over the NFL on Sunday. The Jaguars , Cardinals, Chargers and Falcons all will be shaking their heads the way their fans are about how they blew games.
Bears beat Vikings 25-20, tighten grip on NFC North
CHICAGO (AP) — No doubt about it now, the Bears really are serious about winning the NFC North. Khalil Mack had a sack and fumble recovery, Eddie Jackson returned an interception for a touchdown and Chicago tightened its grip on the division with a 25-20 victory over the second-place Minnesota Vikings on Sunday night.
Aldridge, DeRozan help Spurs extend Warriors' skid, 104-92
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Finally faced with "the real NBA," the Golden State Warriors are playing short-handed and having a hard time. LaMarcus Aldridge had 24 points and 18 rebounds as the San Antonio Spurs fended off a late rally to beat Golden State 104-92 on Sunday night, extending the Warriors' skid to three games.
Redskins lose Smith for season to broken leg; Mariota hurt
Thirty-three years to the day after the Redskins lost quarterback Joe Theismann to a broken leg, Alex Smith's season ended on an eerily similar injury in Washington's 23-21 loss to the Houston Texans on Sunday.
Brees, Saints singe sinking Eagles, 48-7
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees grinned, paused as if searching for the right words, and even let out the beginnings of a laugh. The Saints have made 40-point outings look routine lately, and the record-setting quarterback is trying to enjoy it without showing a hint of complacency.
LeBron James scores 51 points, Lakers roll past Heat 113-97
MIAMI (AP) — There was a time when LeBron James getting pestered by Lance Stephenson would have worked out wonderfully for the Miami Heat.
Joey Logano spoils Big Three party to win NASCAR title
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Joey Logano raced into NASCAR anointed as its next star. He was 18, dubbed "Sliced Bread" because of all the hype, and in way over his head.
Charles Howell III wins RSM Classic in playoff
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Charles Howell III made a 15-foot birdie putt on the second hole of a playoff with Patrick Rodgers on Sunday in the RSM Classic to end an 11-year victory drought.
AP Top 25: No. 23 Army ranked for 1st time since 1996
Army is ranked for the first time since 1996, moving into The Associated Press college football poll at No. 23 on Sunday as it begins preparations to face rival Navy.

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