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AP Source: Rockets trading Carmelo Anthony to Chicago

NBA

MILWAUKEE — Carmelo Anthony is going to Chicago, albeit only on paper. Where he's going next remains unclear.

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Saints start offseason with odd mix of bitterness, optimism

NFL

METAIRIE, La. — Saints punter Thomas Morstead is having a tougher time taking the high road after a second consecutive season ended in stunned disappointment — this time because of officiating, rather than an opponent's late-game heroics.

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Rivera, Halladay, Martinez seem set for Hall election

MLB

NEW YORK — Mariano Rivera figures to make quick work of his Hall of Fame ballot appearance, just as he did of opposing batters, and could even set another record when voting is announced Tuesday: for highest percentage of ballots.

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Bummed out Chiefs head into offseason full of optimism

NFL

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs came within a heartbeat of returning to the Super Bowl for the first time in 49 years, taking the greatest dynasty in NFL history to overtime in the AFC title game. Instead, they are stuck with more heartache for an entire offseason.

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Prop bets popular for Super Bowl, but NFL wants them gone

NFL

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Many Americans in places where sports betting is legal for the first time are beginning to make wagers on the Super Bowl, including some bets on the performances of individual athletes.

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Patriots make 3rd straight Super Bowl, beat Chiefs 37-31 OT

NFL

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The New England Patriots are headed to their third straight Super Bowl, once more thanks to Tom Brady's brilliance.

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Zuerlein’s 57-yard field goal sends Rams to Super Bowl

NFL

NEW ORLEANS — A big comeback. A blown call. And, finally, a booming kick that sent the Los Angeles Rams to the Super Bowl.

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Rose hits last-second, Timberwolves beat Suns 116-114

NBA

MINNEAPOLIS — Derrick Rose hit an 18-footer with 0.6 seconds left to give the Minnesota Timberwolves a 116-114 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Sunday night.

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Federer, 37, shocked by Tsitsipas, 20, at Australian Open

Tennis

MELBOURNE, Australia — Even as his uninterrupted dominance of yore dissipated, even as he took the occasional break, Roger Federer always mattered more often than not in the closing days of Grand Slam tournaments.

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Adam Long wins Desert Classic for first PGA Tour title

PGA Tour

LA QUINTA, Calif. — Adam Long made a 14-foot birdie putt on the final hole Sunday to win the Desert Classic for his first PGA Tour title.

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NAZ Rodeo Clowns (Suns) win 3rd straight on wild Western Night

NBA G League

For one evening only on Saturday, Jan. 19, at Findlay Toyota Center, the Northern Arizona Suns renamed themselves the Northern Arizona Rodeo Clowns in celebration of the quad-city area’s cowboy heritage.

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Kvitova takes an hour to end Anisimova’s Australian Open run

Tennis

MELBOURNE, Australia — It took two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova being on top of her game to bring a very abrupt ending to 17-year-old Amanda Anisimova run of upsets at the Australian Open.

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Patriots’ Flowers, Brown fined $20K by league for hits vs. Chargers

NFL

NEW YORK — New England Patriots teammates Trey Flowers and Trent Brown have each been fined $20,054 by the NFL for illegal hits in the Patriots' divisional-round win last Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers.

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Phil Mickelson maintains 2-shot lead in Desert Classic

PGA Tour

LA QUINTA, Calif. — Phil Mickelson has barely stopped smiling since he teed off Thursday morning in the Desert Classic.

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Walker scores 21 points to help Hornets rout Suns, 135-115

NBA

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Coach James Borrego has been preaching defense to his Charlotte Hornets the last two weeks.

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Preview: Saints-Rams NFC title game a clash of like-minded coaches

NFL

NEW ORLEANS — One way or another, the NFC Championship between the Los Angeles Rams and New Orleans Saints will be won by a coach named Sean — with an Irish surname — who designs and calls plays for one of the most innovative and productive offenses in the NFL.

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Preview: Chiefs' bandwagon rolling into mighty Patriots at Arrowhead

NFL

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It seems football fans everywhere are suddenly on the Kansas City Chiefs' bandwagon, enthralled by their record-setting young quarterback and exciting playmakers and hopeful their amiable old coach can finally win the big one. Then again, maybe they're just fans of anybody facing New England.

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Kessel scores in overtime, Penguins beat Coyotes 3-2

NHL

GLENDALE — Phil Kessel scored on a power play at 4:09 of overtime, Matt Murray stopped 30 shots and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Arizona Coyotes 3-2 on Friday night.

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Mickelson shoots 68 to take 2-shot lead into weekend

PGA Tour

LA QUINTA, Calif. — Phil Mickelson birdied four of his last five holes Friday in the Desert Classic to take a two-stroke lead into the weekend in his first event of the year.

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Record 135 forgo college eligibility to enter NFL draft

College Football

NEW YORK — A record number of college football players will bypass their remaining years of eligibility to enter the NFL draft. The 135 players forgoing eligibility surpasses the 119 from last year.

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Numbers show how important high playoffs seeds are

NFL

From the first day of training camp in August until deep into the NFL schedule, you hear it. Doesn't matter what city a team represents or who is coaching and playing for it, the bromide is the same. Win the division.

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Linehan out as Cowboys offensive coordinator after 5 seasons

NFL

DALLAS — Scott Linehan is out as offensive coordinator of the Dallas Cowboys only days after coach Jason Garrett sent mixed messages about the future for the oft-criticized assistant.

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NHL, NHLPA abandon hope of a World Cup in September 2020

NHL

The NHL and NHL Players' Association have given up on the possibility of staging the next World Cup of Hockey in September 2020 but will continue collective bargaining talks.

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All of 17, Anisimova of US scores upset at Australian Open

Tennis

MELBOURNE, Australia — All of 17, never the winner of a Grand Slam match until this week, Amanda Anisimova is making quite a first impression at the Australian Open.

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Preview: Rams, Saints set for Sunday clash in ‘The Big Easy’

NFL

NEW ORLEANS — The gumbo the New Orleans Saints are cooking up is flavored with lots of passes from Drew Brees to Michael Thomas, plenty of runs by Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram, and enough dashes of defense to negate the high-powered offense of the Los Angeles Rams.

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