McCutchen on the move, other deals percolate at meetings
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Andrew McCutchen moving into Philadelphia's outfield, more talk about a megadeal involving Noah Syndergaard and J.T.
'Little League for esports' hopes to organize youth gaming
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Christian Pineda plays a lot of video games, but he's best at "Minecraft." Hunched over a laptop in the front row of a half-full movie theater last month, the 13-year-old eagerly showed off why.
ICC: Former Central African Republic militia leader arrested
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A former senior leader of a Central African Republic militia, who also is his country's top soccer official, was arrested Wednesday in France on a warrant issued by the International Criminal Court on charges of crimes against humanity and war crimes including murder and torture.
Column: It's time for baseball's shift to go
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ask baseball managers what they think about the dreaded shift, and most of them have the same answer. It's not a problem if the hitters don't make it one.
Oakland sues NFL, Raiders over move to Las Vegas
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The city of Oakland has filed a federal antitrust lawsuit trying to recover damages for the Raiders' upcoming move to Las Vegas.
Roddick returns for exhibition match to start New York Open
NEW YORK (AP) — Andy Roddick is trying to get his shoulder ready, hoping he can still bring the high heat on serve. The former U.S.
A look at the unbeaten and the winless in college basketball
Just more than a month after the season started, there are only nine unbeaten teams left in Division I men's college basketball. And it's a similar story at the other end of the spectrum: Only five teams have yet to win a game.
NBA-best Raptors hand Clippers worst loss of season, 123-99
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kyle Lowry was in a funk right along with his Toronto Raptors. He had a combined 15 points in his last five games while the team had lost three of four.
Chiefs supplant Rams atop AP Pro32 poll; Saints remain No. 2
NEW YORK (AP) — Kansas City's Patrick Mahomes has had a special season so far. A league-leading 43 touchdown passes. A no-look pass against the Baltimore Ravens.
Roethlisberger OK, Boswell not as Steelers weigh changes
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger's ribs are bruised but not broken. The Pittsburgh Steelers believe the same could be said about their wildly uneven season.
Penn ends No. 17 Villanova's city supremacy in 78-75 win
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Phil Booth took the potential tying shot with hands that have slipped on two Villanova national championship rings, and a tick of the clock suddenly seemed endless.
Cubs' Maddon studying 'Managing Millennials for Dummies'
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Joe Maddon will be managing by the book next year, and the book is "Managing Millennials for Dummies." The Chicago Cubs manager will head to spring training just after his 65th birthday, a generation or two removed from his players and entering the final season of his contract.
Royals, Hamilton finalize $5.25M contract
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals and speedy outfielder Billy Hamilton finalized a $5.25 million contract Tuesday that includes up to $1 million in performance bonuses and a mutual option for 2020.
Callaway says it's OK for Cano not to run out grounders
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Half a loaf is better than none for New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway when it comes to Robinson Cano. New York's new second baseman has been criticized at times for not running hard to first base when he hits infield grounders.
Heisman winner Murray thrills A's, except when he scrambles
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Whenever Kyler Murray scrambles, the Oakland Athletics cringe. They definitely don't want their prized baseball prospect hurt on the football field.
Troy Tulowitzki released by Blue Jays, owed $38 million
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Troy Tulowitzki has been released by the Toronto Blue Jays, who owe the oft-injured shortstop $38 million for the remaining two years of his contract.
The Latest: Champion Red Sox not looking to cut top payroll
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on Major League Baseball's winter meetings (all times local): 4:04 p.m. The big-budget Boston Red Sox aren't looking to cut payroll after winning the World Series.
Vikings fire OC DeFilippo after another flat performance
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings, still seeking to salvage a season that started with Super Bowl designs, made a last-ditch move to capture a mid-December spark by firing offensive coordinator John DeFilippo.
ESPN signs Jessica Mendoza to multiyear extension
Jessica Mendoza will have more of a presence on various ESPN platforms starting next baseball season. Mendoza signed a multiyear extension with ESPN to remain part of the "Sunday Night Baseball" announcer's booth and make more studio appearances.
AP source: McCutchen, Phillies agree to $50M, 3-year deal
LAS VEGAS (AP) — All-Star outfielder Andrew McCutchen and the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a $50 million, three-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.
Podcast: sports worth watching on TV; the Copa Libertadores
PodcastOne Sports Now hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg debate what sports to watch and how to count real fans, then tell the cautionary tale of a game that became too popular and partisan for its own good.
Analysis: Report lays blame, but what's needed are solutions
DENVER (AP) — The report was every bit as thorough as it was cringe-worthy. And yet, when it was all picked apart and combed through, there wasn't much new there.
Stick, North Dakota State highlight AP FCS All-America team
North Dakota State quarterback Easton Stick was one of three Bison players selected to The Associated Press FCS All-America team.
Vanderbilt hires G League President Malcolm Turner as new AD
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt has hired NBA G League President Malcolm Turner as its new athletic director, opting for a business executive over candidates with experience in college athletic administration for the Southeastern Conference's only private university.
Column: Reviewing 2018 based on all 14 clubs in the bag
Brooks Koepka used a 9-iron on consecutive full swings in the final round at Shinnecock Hills. One led to birdie, the other led to par.

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