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NORTH AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE: Jackalopes open season with weekend sweep

WICHITA FALLS The Odessa Jackalopes began the 2020 season on a strong note this weekend with a pair of victories against the Wichita Falls Warriors. It is the first time that Odessa has started 2-0 in its history.


Column: Turner's selfish celebration mars Dodger triumph

Well, at least the contact tracing should be easy.

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Under pressure: Steelers' sack streak at 64 and counting

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The play that launched one of the most impressive streaks in NFL history began innocently — or maybe menacingly is the better word — with James Harrison in full flight, his No. 92 a blur as he chased down Joe Flacco for a 12-yard loss on a sunny afternoo…

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Seahawks get pass rush help in Carlos Dunlap from Cincinnati

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Carlos Dunlap made it clear he wanted out of Cincinnati and got his wish.

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Chelsea beats Krasnodar 4-0 after flurry of late goals

KRASNODAR, Russia (AP) — Chelsea enjoyed its first match in front of fans in nearly eight months, beating Krasnodar 4-0 in the Champions League on Wednesday to spoil the Russian club’s home debut in the competition.

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Lake Show: New coach but same expectations for Washington

SEATTLE (AP) — When Jimmy Lake was named the successor to Chris Petersen at Washington in December, getting ready for a season opener against Michigan seemed his biggest priority.

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NASCAR resumes Texas playoff race 3 days after it started

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — NASCAR's playoff race at Texas Motor Speedway finally resumed Wednesday, three days after it started.

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American Hockey League pushes start of season back to Feb. 5

The American Hockey League is planning to drop the puck on its next season on Feb. 5 in hopes of syncing up its schedule with the NHL and getting some fans into arenas for most, if not all, of its 31 teams.

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Mets decline options on Ramos, Chirinos and Frazier

NEW YORK (AP) — The Mets declined 2021 options Wednesday on catchers Wilson Ramos and Robinson Chirinos and on infielder Todd Frazier, allowing all three to become eligible for free agency.

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Browns' Hunt, Chiefs' Bell among best bets to score

It’s been a rough season with injuries in 2020, but injuries also can create an opportunity for other players to shine in fantasy. Here are the best bets to score in Week 8.

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As 1st NFL start looms, Tua says he's not caught up in hype

MIAMI (AP) — Tua Tagovailoa's days as a student were recent enough that he remembers how to cram for a test, which is what he has been doing lately.

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Djokovic saves 4 set points, beats Coric for Vienna quarter

VIENNA (AP) — Novak Djokovic saved four set points in a 7-6 (11), 6-3 win over Borna Coric on Wednesday to reach the Erste Bank Open quarterfinals and move one step closer to sealing the year-end No. 1 ranking.

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With quarterback Garbers leading the way, Cal tries to build

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — As California coach Justin Wilcox looks to navigate a season like no other, he can at least lean on a veteran quarterback who has endured his share of trials winning the job.

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Kean scores 2 as PSG wins 2-0 at Basaksehir; Neymar injured

ISTANBUL (AP) — New signing Moise Kean scored twice as Paris Saint-Germain beat Basaksehir 2-0 in the Champions League on Wednesday but lost Neymar to an injury.

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2021 Boston Marathon postponed at least until the fall

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon organizers said Wednesday that the 2021 race won't be run on Patriots Day because of the coronavirus pandemic, the second straight year that it has been moved from the April weekend that was its home for more than a century.

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MLB says Turner violated protocols when he returned to field

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Justin Turner violated coronavirus protocols when he celebrated on the Globe Life field with his Los Angeles Dodgers teammates and he refused instructions from security to leave the field, behavior that Major League Baseball said risked the safety …

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African soccer president seeks re-election amid allegations

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — African soccer confederation president Ahmad Ahmad announced Wednesday he will stand for re-election next year despite a first term littered with problems and reports he is about to be sanctioned by FIFA's ethics committee.

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