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39 bowl games and a reason to watch every one

e next three weeks, 38 bowl games and a national championship game will be played from Boise to the Bahamas and various points in between. You should watch them all. Here's why: Read more »

Published Dec. 19, 2014

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Sponsors pay big bucks to join college bowl games

The bowls haven't disclosed their asking prices, but sports marketing experts contacted by The Associated Press estimated the annual cost for the top-tier games ranges from $25 million to more than... Read more »

Published Dec. 19, 2014

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Dodgers end Yanks' payroll streak, owe most tax

The Los Angeles Dodgers have ended the New York Yankees' 15-year streak as Major League Baseball's biggest spenders and more than $26.6 million in luxury tax. Read more »

Published Dec. 19, 2014

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Colorado St prepares to face Utah without McElwain

Saturday's Las Vegas Bowl against No. 23 Utah is a chance for Colorado State to win 11 games for only the second time in school history and also to defeat a ranked team from a major conference,... Read more »

Published Dec. 19, 2014

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FIFA will not reopen 2018 and 2022 World Cup votes

Sepp Blatter says FIFA will not reopen the vote for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, and will publish at least some of the confidential report in the bidding process. Read more »

Published Dec. 19, 2014

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Penn State defeats Stanford, will meet BYU for national title

It would be difficult to find two schools with more differing pedigrees heading into a championship match than Penn State and Brigham Young. Read more »

Published Dec. 19, 2014

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Utah State holds on to beat Bakersfield 57-56

David Collette scored 18 points and Utah State held on to beat Cal State Bakersfield 57-56 in the World Vision Classic on Thursday night. Read more »

Published Dec. 18, 2014

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Final goodbye: Roll call of some who died in 2014

Here is a roll call of some of the people who died in 2014. Read more »

Published Dec. 18, 2014

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AP sources: NFL employees turn over phone, email records for Ray Rice case

500 employees at NFL headquarters in New York turned over phone and email records to investigators looking into how Commissioner Roger Goodell and his staff pursued and handled evidence in the Ray... Read more »

Published Dec. 17, 2014

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AP source: Bucks' Parker out for season

A person with direct knowledge of the situation says Milwaukee Bucks rookie Jabari Parker will miss the rest of the season with a left knee injury. Read more »

Published Dec. 16, 2014

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Utah football's Hackett, Orchard named to AP All-America team

Utah Utes junior punter Tom Hackett and senior defensive lineman Nate Orchard were named Associated Press All-Americans on Tuesday. Hackett joins defensive lineman Star Lotulelei (2012), kicker... Read more »

Published Dec. 16, 2014

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1998 World Cup winner Thierry Henry retires

In announcing the end of a distinguished 20-year career, Thierry Henry made it clear where he felt more cherished. Read more »

Published Dec. 16, 2014

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Italian PM Renzi announces Rome 2024 Olympic bid

Italy announced Monday that Rome will be a candidate to host the 2024 Olympics, a decision that comes two years after the government scrapped plans to bid for the 2020 Games because of financial... Read more »

Published Dec. 15, 2014

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AP source: Kings fire coach Michael Malone; Tyrone Corbin takes over

The Sacramento Kings fired coach Michael Malone late Sunday night just 24 games into his second season with the team. A person with knowledge of the move confirmed the firing Sunday night on... Read more »

Published Dec. 15, 2014

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Boise State beats Southern Utah 79-60

Derrick Marks scored 30 points to lead Boise State to a 79-60 victory over Southern Utah on Sunday. Read more »

Published Dec. 14, 2014

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Seattle knocks San Francisco out of contention with 17-7 win

Marshawn Lynch rushed for 91 yards and a touchdown, Russell Wilson threw a touchdown pass to rookie Paul Richardson, and the Seattle Seahawks knocked archrival San Francisco from playoff contention... Read more »

Published Dec. 14, 2014

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Sick, sore Manning leads Broncos to AFC West title

Peyton Manning was sick and sore, and still helped the Denver Broncos clinch their fourth straight AFC West title. Read more »

Published Dec. 14, 2014

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Bryant passes Jordan for 3rd on scoring list

Kobe Bryant has reached rarefied air. Read more »

Published Dec. 14, 2014

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Mariota becomes first Oregon player to win Heisman trophy

Marcus Mariota lights up a field more than he does a room. The soft-spoken Oregon quarterback is humble, respectful and next to unquotable after games. Maybe, though, given the winners of the last... Read more »

Published Dec. 13, 2014

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Meyers Taylor leads US women's bobsled sweep

Elana Meyers Taylor and Cherelle Garrett set both the track and start records in winning the opening women's World Cup bobsled race of the season Saturday, and leading an American sweep of the... Read more »

Published Dec. 13, 2014

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Gary Andersen introduced as Oregon State's head coach

Gary Andersen said his decision to leave Wisconsin after just two seasons for the job at Oregon State came down to fit. Read more »

Published Dec. 12, 2014

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Hall of Famer Jim Brown applauds player protests

Jim Brown stood alongside Muhammad Ali in the 1960s when the boxing champion protested going to Vietnam. An activist for 50 years, the Hall of Fame running back has never shied away from fighting... Read more »

Published Dec. 12, 2014

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Texas columnist: Big 12 needs a 13th game, but be careful

Though much lip service was paid over the weekend to conference championship games, astute followers — and bettors — of college football see the annual trophy clashes for what they... Read more »

Published Dec. 12, 2014

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Obama: NFL 'behind the curve' on Rice case

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says the Ray Rice domestic violence case showed that the National Football League was "behind the curve" in setting policies about athlete behavior. He... Read more »

Published Dec. 12, 2014

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Cardinals end Rams' shutout streak, win 12-6

Bruce Arians was sick and tired of talk about the St. Louis Rams' consecutive shutouts. Read more »

Published Dec. 11, 2014

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