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Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett is introduced before an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, in Cleveland. The Rams won 20-13. (AP Photo/David Dermer)

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Goalie Martin Jones kept the San Jose Sharks in it with one solid save after another in the opening minutes of Thursday night's game with the Carolina Hurricanes. Evander Kane and his opportunistic teammates took care of the rest. Kane scored a team-record three goals in the first period for his second career hat trick and Jones finished with 36 saves as the Sharks earned an ...

EDMONTON, Alberta - In an attempt to shake the Philadelphia Flyers out of their recent offensive funk - they had a combined three goals over their previous two games in Western Canada - coach Alain Vigneault scrambled all four lines Wednesday in Edmonton. It didn't work. Oh, the Flyers had a lot more offensive-zone time and a slew of great scoring chances, but they could not finish many of ...

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The Columbus Blue Jackets' Sonny Milano (22) shoots between his legs to score a goal against the Dallas Stars in the third period at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. The Blue Jackets won, 3-2. (Kyle Robertson/Columbus Dispatch/TNS)

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The Columbus Blue Jackets' Pierre-Luc Dubois, middle, battles through Dallas Stars defenseman Andrej Sekera (5) for the puck in the third period at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. The Blue Jackets won, 3-2. (Kyle Robertson/Columbus Dispatch/TNS)

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The Columbus Blue Jackets' Emil Bemstrom (52) and the Dallas Stars' Roope Hintz (24) battle for the puck in the third period at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. The Blue Jackets won, 3-2. (Kyle Robertson/Columbus Dispatch/TNS)

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Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Joonas Korpisalo (70) waits for a shot from the Dallas Stars' Miro Heiskanen (4) in the second period at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. (Kyle Robertson/Columbus Dispatch/TNS)

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Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Joonas Korpisalo (70) makes a save in front of the Dallas Stars' Radek Faksa (12) in the second period at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. (Kyle Robertson/Columbus Dispatch/TNS)

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The Columbus Blue Jackets' Pierre-Luc Dubois (18) is called for a cross checking penalty at the expense of Dallas Stars defenseman Miro Heiskanen (4) in the first period at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. (Kyle Robertson/Columbus Dispatch/TNS)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - It was happening again. The Blue Jackets were getting stonewalled again, clinging to a one-goal lead in the third period against the Dallas Stars on Wednesday night at Nationwide Arena, prompting fans to chew their fingernails to the nubs. Then, it happened. Sonny Milano on a mini-breakaway happened. Possibly the goal of the season happened, in the sixth game, with Milano ...

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Virginia Tech's Kerry Blackshear Jr. (24)shoots against Duke's Zion Williamson during the first half in the East Regional of the NCAA Tournament at Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C., on March 29, 2019. (Patrick Smith/Getty Images/TNS)

MOUNTAIN BROOK, Ala. - When Rick Pitino cited weather as a reason he could not come to a Southeastern Conference Media Day one year, then Florida coach Billy Donovan joked that the Kentucky coach had been doing a rain dance on the airport tarmac. Fast forward to Wednesday when attending SEC Media Day was cited as a reason highly coveted graduate transfer Kerry Blackshear chose Florida rather ...

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Ludington’s Luke Kolb returns a serve during a match at a quad in August at Schoenherr Tennis Center in Ludington.

MOUNTAIN BROOK, Ala. - When asked the importance the family placed on basketball when EJ Montgomery was growing up, the Kentucky player's father was succinct. "Basketball is everything," Efrem Montgomery said. Both Efrem and his wife, Glenda, played college basketball for North Carolina Central. Their daughters, Brittni and Brandy, also played college basketball. They are now playing ...

On Nov. 24, 1965, Mobutu Sese Seko, a lieutenant general in the Zairian army, led one of the first documented military coups in Africa. To maintain his power, Mobutu abolished political parties, used the country's resources as his personal bank and suppressed all dissenters. And by suppressed I mean imprisoned and/or murdered. Mobutu leveraged his relationship with Western nations, including ...

DALLAS - Boxer Errol Spence Jr. faces a DWI charge in connection with a single-car wreck last week that sent a Ferrari tumbling down a street near downtown Dallas and seriously injured the welterweight champion. Dallas police said Wednesday that Spence, 29, was charged with driving while intoxicated. Spence was thrown from the Ferrari when he lost control of the vehicle at a high speed around ...

WASHINGTON - Republican Sen. Mitt Romney issued a stern warning to the NCAA on Wednesday over its treatment of college athletes. "I know there are people who think we can hold this off," Romney said. "We're not going to make a change here. But the reality is Congress is going to act. "We're coming for you," he said. "We're coming to help these young athletes in the future, and the athletes of ...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Kings have made a formal offer to guard Buddy Hield as the deadline for a contract extension approaches, but it might not be enough to keep the 26-year-old sharpshooter in Sacramento. League sources told Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports the Kings have offered Hield a four-year, $90 million extension, but Hield and his agent, Brandon Rosenthal, are seeking a deal worth ...

Although nothing is official yet, there are many indications that Vlatko Andonovski is likely to become the next head coach of the U.S. women's soccer team. Here's what you should know about Andonovski's career and potential: - Andonovski, 43, was born in Skopje, North Macedonia, which at the time was part of Yugoslavia. He played professionally in Europe for six seasons, and when he emigrated ...

RALEIGH, N.C. - N.C. State University is refusing to turn over records - which should be public - that could shine a light on a corruption scandal involving Adidas and former basketball star Dennis Smith Jr., multiple media outlets claim in a new lawsuit. The News & Observer, The New York Times, WRAL and ABC11 have sued N.C. State, claiming the school has been "knowingly and intentionally ...

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Wide receiver Ryan Grant had four receptions for 14 yards this season before being released by the Raiders.

LARAMIE — This time a week ago, Wyoming was getting as healthy as it’s been all season coming off a bye week. Now as the Cowboys prepare to start the second half of their season, they’re hurting again.

FRISCO, Texas - Doug Pederson said it. He said it unprompted and unscripted, and he meant it. The only question now is: Will it haunt him? Pederson told listeners at 94WIP on Monday: "We're going down to Dallas, and our guys are gonna be ready to play. And we're gonna win that football game, and when we do, we're in first place in the NFC East." Oh, really? The Cowboys are in a tailspin after ...

RENTON, Wash. - The worst fears have been confirmed: Will Dissly will miss the remainder of the season with a torn Achilles. The Seahawks' second-year tight end out of the University of Washington is scheduled to have surgery Thursday, a source confirmed to The Seattle Times. Dissly had become the feel-good story of the season for the Seahawks after his ahead-of-schedule recovery from a ...