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Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (10) makes a touchdown catch on a pass from quarterback Deshaun Watson, not pictured, as New York Jets cornerback Morris Claiborne (21) defends during the second half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Texans won 29-22. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
December 15, 2018 - 6:57 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The Houston Texans were trailing late and facing a second straight loss after a nine-game winning streak. Deshaun Watson wasn't having it. The cool-headed, playmaking quarterback threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to DeAndre Hopkins with 2:15 left, lifting the Texans to a...
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Utah State wide receiver Jalen Greene (21) sprints to the end zone to score a touchdown ahead of North Texas defensive back Nate Brooks (9) during the first half of the New Mexico Bowl NCAA college football game in Albuquerque, N.M., Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton)
December 15, 2018 - 4:11 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Utah State walked into the New Mexico Bowl with one of its best records in school history but uncertainty. Its head coach, Matt Wells, left to take the Texas Tech job. Interim coach Frank Maile had to prepare the Aggies with an army of graduate assistants and an...
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December 15, 2018 - 2:29 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Houston Texans running back Lamar Miller has left the game against the New York Jets with an ankle injury and is questionable to return. Miller was injured early in the first quarter Saturday night when he went down after a 1-yard run. He tried to get up and walk it off...
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FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2018, file photo, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (11) and quarterback Nick Foles (9) throw before an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, in Philadelphia. Wentz's back injury will sideline him for Sunday, Dec. 16 game at the Los Angeles Rams. With the Eagles' No. 1 quarterback out, Nick Foles gets another opportunity to rescue the team he led to a Super Bowl victory last season. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
December 15, 2018 - 9:54 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carson Wentz's back injury will sideline him for Sunday's game at the Los Angeles Rams. With the Eagles' No. 1 quarterback out, Nick Foles gets another opportunity to rescue the team he led to a Super Bowl victory last season. The Eagles moved Wentz from doubtful to out on the...
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December 15, 2018 - 3:50 am
SELVA DI VAL GARDENA, Italy (AP) — Swiss skier Marc Gisin is being tended to by medical personnel following a nasty crash in a World Cup downhill. Gisin lost control before a jump midway down the Saslong course on Saturday, flew into the air and landed awkwardly on his side and back. He was lying...
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Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray, front, exchanges words with Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, back, as Denver center Nikola Jokic looks on in the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, in Denver. The Nuggets won 109-98. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
December 14, 2018 - 11:45 pm
DENVER (AP) — For all his offensive contributions and rebounding, Nikola Jokic's most important role in the end was peacemaker. Jokic scored 24 points, Jamal Murray had 19 and the Denver Nuggets beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 109-98 on Friday night after Murray and Russell Westbrook had a heated...
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Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson, center, drives to the basket between Sacramento Kings' Nemanja Bjelica, left, and Buddy Hield, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
December 14, 2018 - 10:58 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Golden State coach Steve Kerr praised his team's smothering defense for providing the spark it needed to bounce back from a disappointing loss. He also chided the Warriors' offense for a lack of focus that made the a late run necessary. Not much is coming easy for the two-...
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Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet, right, tries to get past Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)
December 14, 2018 - 10:58 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A struggling Trail Blazers bench finally got rolling Friday night, setting a season high for points in a confidence-boosting win over the NBA-leading Toronto Raptors. Zach Collins scored 16 points and Seth Curry added a season-best 13, including three key 3-pointers early in...
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FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2018, file photo, New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., right, catches a touchdown pass in front of San Francisco 49ers cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon (23) during the second half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif. Odell Beckham Jr. will miss his second straight game with a quad injury. Coach Pat Shurmur said Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, the NFL's highest-paid receiver won't play Sunday against the Tennessee Titans at MetLife Stadium. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
December 14, 2018 - 11:24 am
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants will need to keep their faint playoff hopes alive without Odell Beckham Jr. for the second straight week. Coach Pat Shurmur said Friday the NFL's highest-paid receiver will be sidelined again with a quad injury when the Giants (5-8) play the...
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Kansas City Chiefs corner back Kendall Fuller, lower right, is called for pass interference against Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams (81) during the second half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo., Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. The call gave the Chargers a first-and-goal on the one-yard-line. The Los Angeles Chargers won 29-28. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
December 14, 2018 - 10:41 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs will have 10 days to stew over Mike Williams' touchdown catch, Philip Rivers' wave as he trotted off the field and the golden opportunity they let slip away Thursday night. They had led the Los Angeles Chargers nearly wire-to-wire, taking an early 14-0...
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