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Bogdanovic scores 20, Pacers trounce Suns 131-97

NBA

INDIANAPOLIS — Bojan Bogdanovic scored 20 points and the Indiana Pacers cruised to a 131-97 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night.

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NAZ Suns trade Derek Cooke Jr. to Raptors 905

NBA G League

PRESCOTT VALLEY — Almost a month after trading away the rights to Isaiah Canaan and Josh Gray, the Northern Arizona Suns have made yet another move just days after snapping their franchise record 14-game losing streak.

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IndyCar lands communications company NTT as title sponsor

Auto Racing

IndyCar announced a multi-year title sponsorship deal Tuesday with NTT, a global information technology and communications company based in Japan. The series will be called the NTT IndyCar Series.

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No. 1 Duke loses most irreplaceable player - point guard Tre Jones

College Basketball

DURHAM, N.C. — No. 1 Duke has to figure out how to replace arguably its most irreplaceable player — point guard Tre Jones. The strength of this Blue Devils team has been how neatly its four star freshmen fit into clearly defined roles. Zion Williamson makes headlines with his once-in-a-generation athleticism while RJ Barrett delivers consistent scoring and Cameron Reddish focuses on long-range shooting.

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NBA coaches' new play: tending to health to cope with grind

NBA

OAKLAND, Calif. — Luke Walton began a wellness program for his Lakers coaching staff. Steve Kerr reached out to Steve Clifford after each spent significant time away from the sideline because of debilitating headaches and other symptoms. Coaches around the league are taking preventive measures to help deal with the grind and stresses of a long NBA season.

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Duke stays at No. 1 in AP Top 25; Kentucky, Marquette rise

College Basketball

RALEIGH, N.C. — Duke remained firmly entrenched at No. 1 for a fourth straight week in The Associated Press men's college basketball poll, which was enough to give its Hall of Fame coach another record.

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Garrett waffles on Linehan's return as Cowboys ponder staff

NFL

FRISCO, Texas — Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett had two different answers Monday for whether oft-criticized offensive coordinator Scott Linehan would return next season.

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TOP 25 THIS WEEK: No. 4 Virginia faces 2 top-10 ACC foes

College Basketball

RALEIGH, N.C. — Virginia's veterans have plenty of big-game experience. The fourth-ranked Cavaliers will need all of it to get through a week that includes two matchups against top-10 Atlantic Coast Conference opponents.

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Preview: Chiefs’ Reid trying to rewrite history of playoff letdowns

NFL

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Andy Reid sat inside an opulent suite high above the field in Arrowhead Stadium six years ago, a sparkle in his eyes and a broad smile hiding underneath his bushy, red mustache.

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Photo: Cougars beat rival Wickenburg 35-23

Prep Girls Basketball

The No. 21-ranked Cougars ended a three-game losing streak with a 35-23 victory over the Wranglers. Chino Valley had won four straight going into Christmas, but lost three in a row to Mayer, Kingman and Northwest Christian before rebounding Monday night.

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Flying high: Kelly Oubre bringing energy, defense — and style — to Suns

NBA

PHOENIX — In less than a month in Phoenix, Kelly Oubre Jr. is bringing energy, defense and scoring — not to mention style — to the perennial last-place Suns.

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Sooners QB, A’s pick Kyler Murray declares for NFL draft

College Football

Kyler Murray, the first-round Major League Baseball draft pick and Heisman Trophy-winning Oklahoma quarterback, declared himself eligible for the NFL draft on Monday.

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Roundup: Former ace, longtime pitching coach Stottlemyre dies at 77

MLB

NEW YORK — Mel Stottlemyre made his mark on the mound: He started Game 7 of the World Series, earned five championship rings as a pitching coach, wound up with a plaque at Monument Park.

Howard: It begins again – 2019’s tennis season and the Aussie Open

My Point

The Australian Open kicks off the “real” beginning of tennis season for fans of the game even though there have been a few warm up events held in that area to let the players acclimate to the conditions and prepare for battle as best they can already.

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Giordano scores a pair, Flames rout Coyotes 7-1

NHL

CALGARY, Alberta — Mark Giordano had two goals and an assist in his 800th career game and the Calgary Flames defeated the Arizona Coyotes 7-1 Sunday night.

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Nadal, Sharapova advance in straight sets at Australian Open

Tennis

MELBOURNE, Australia — Rafael Nadal has missed a lot of tennis since last September. He hasn't missed a beat.

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Kuchar starts Hawaii vacation with a PGA Tour victory

Golf

HONOLULU — Matt Kuchar overcame three early bogeys that cost him the lead with flawless golf and two key birdies on the back nine to close with a 4-under 66 and win the Sony Open for his second PGA Tour title this season.

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Smith, Carrington lead No. 6 Stanford rout of Arizona

College basketball

TUCSON — The Arizona women’s basketball program is in the midst of a resurgence. The Wildcats had beaten two ranked teams in a row at home. Then No. 6 Stanford came to town and restored the natural order of things in the Pac-12.

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Ibis, No. 19 Arizona St. women slip past No. 24 Cal, 62-61

College basketball

TEMPE — Kianna Ibis made 4 of 4 from 3-point range and finished with 26 points and Reili Richardson hit 1 of 2 free throws with five seconds left to help No. 19 Arizona State beat 24th-ranked California 62-61 on Sunday.

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Michel scores 3 TDs, Patriots roll past Chargers 41-28

NFL

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Tom Brady recognizes that there are some who believe the Patriots are nearing the end of their run of unprecedented playoff success.

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Saints rally past Eagles 20-14, will host NFC title game

NFL

NEW ORLEANS — When the New Orleans Saints finally found their rhythm, they marched one step closer to the Super Bowl.

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NAZ Suns snap franchise-worst 14-game losing streak with road win over Maine

NBA G League

PORTLAND, Maine — The Northern Arizona Suns’ nightmare, at long last, is over.

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Jeter scores 23 as Arizona routs Cal, 87-55

BERKELEY, Calif. — Chase Jeter scored a career-high 23 points and Arizona rolled past California 87-65 on Saturday night to complete a Bay Area road sweep.

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Garland scores 2 power-play goals, lifts Coyotes past Oilers

NHL

EDMONTON, Alberta — Conor Garland scored a pair of power-play goals, including one that went in off his face and left him bloodied, as the Arizona Coyotes defeated the Edmonton Oilers 3-2 Saturday night.

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Oubre, Ayton lead Suns past West-leading Nuggets 102-93

NBA

Kelly Oubre Jr. matched his career high with 26 points for the second time in three games and the Phoenix Suns beat

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