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Federer gracious in praise of Sunday opponent at Aussie Open

As befitting his status as a 17-time Grand Slam champion and as an astute judge of the sport, Roger Federer’s reply to a simple question about his next opponent was handled with the same aplomb as one of his stylish ...

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USC's Adoree Jackson announces plan to enter NFL draft

LOS ANGELES (AP) Southern California cornerback Adoree Jackson has decided to skip his senior season and enter the NFL draft. He made the announcement Monday. Jackson excelled as a cornerback, a kick returner and an occasional receiver and ball carrier ...

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Thursday's Sports in Brief

PRO FOOTBALL LOS ANGELES (AP) The Los Angeles Rams made Sean McVay the youngest head coach in modern NFL history, and he appears to be getting some experienced help. The Rams hired McVay, who turns 31 on Jan. 24. Several ...

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Dallas Stars team plane forced to turn back to airport after smoke fills cockpit

Jan. 4, 2017: Dallas Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen (32) allows a goal by Montreal Canadiens defenseman Nathan Beaulieu, not shown, during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Dallas  (AP) A plane carrying the Dallas Stars hockey team ...

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Defending champion Raonic into Brisbane International QFs

Milos Raonic of Canada plays a shot during his match against Diego Schwartzman of Argentina at the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)  (The Associated Press) Garbine Muguruza of Spain reacts after ...

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Rogers beats Bouchard in Brisbane International's 1st round

American Shelby Rogers defeated 2012 Wimbledon finalist Eugenie Bouchard of Canada 6-2, 2-6, 6-1 on a steamy opening day of play at the Brisbane International on Sunday. Temperatures reached in excess of 30 Celsius (86 Fahrenheit) for most of the ...

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Baylor ends trying season with rout of Boise State in Cactus Bowl

PHOENIX — KD Cannon had 14 catches for a Cactus Bowl-record 226 yards and two touchdowns, helping Baylor end a difficult season with a 31-12 victory over Boise State on Tuesday night. Baylor (7-6) went into a downward spiral the ...

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Labanc scores 2nd goal in OT, lifts Sharks over Oilers 3-2

Edmonton Oilers’ Connor McDavid (97) controls the puck against the San Jose Sharks during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Dec. 23, 2016, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)  (The Associated Press) Edmonton Oilers’ Milan ...

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Flames catch fire on power play in 4-2 win over Coyotes

Calgary Flames center Mikael Backlund (11) scores a goal against Arizona Coyotes goalie Mike Smith (41) as Flames center Sam Bennett (93) creates a screen during the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Dec. 19, 2016, in Glendale, ...

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The Seahawks' fake punt up 3 TDs on the Rams was the most fascinating play of the season

Either Pete Carroll has no chill or the Seattle Seahawks’ Jon Ryan is one bold punter, because late in the fourth quarter, up three touchdowns on the hapless L.A. Rams and deep in their own territory, Ryan faked a punt ...

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