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Patriots OC McDaniels back home to interview with Browns

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Josh McDaniels is back home. Maybe not just to visit. The Patriots offensive coordinator, whose first shot as an NFL coach didn't go well, interviewed Friday with the Cleveland Browns, the team he grew up watching as a kid in Canton, ...

NFL looks into whether Bills violated injury reporting rules

By JOHN WAWROW AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The NFL is looking into whether the Buffalo Bills violated league rules on reporting injuries in connection to defensive end Jerry Hughes revealing he played with torn wrist ligaments. The league on Thursday notified the Buffalo ...

Half-empty stadiums won’t stop number of bowls from going up

By ERIC OLSON AP College Football Writer Six bowls this season had their smallest crowds on record, with section after section of unoccupied seats a yawning indication of just how little buzz there can be for the long, long list of postseason games on the schedule. Half-empty stadiums? Teams ...

Agnes Keleti, the oldest living Olympic champion, turns 99

By PABLO GORONDI Associated Press BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Although she turned 99 on Thursday, even a 9-year-old would have a hard time keeping up with Agnes Keleti's irrepressible energy and enthusiasm. Keleti is the oldest living Olympic champion and a Holocaust survivor. She won 10 ...

Titans defensive coordinator facing off vs. old team, Ravens

By TERESA M. WALKER AP Pro Football Writer NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee defensive coordinator Dean Pees still talks with his old boss, Baltimore coach John Harbaugh. Just not this week. Pees spent eight years working for Harbaugh first coaching linebackers and then defensive ...

Dotson scores 20 points, No. 3 Kansas routs Iowa State 79-53

By ROB GRAY AMES, Iowa (AP) — Kansas coach Bill Self grinned instead of perspiring following the No. 3 Jayhawks' 79-53 rout over Iowa State on Wednesday night. It proved to be a welcome change for the Jayhawks at Hilton Coliseum — where they had lost three of the past five meetings with ...

Eagles wonder ‘what if?’ after Wentz knocked out with injury

By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carson Wentz waited four years to make his first playoff start. The Eagles' franchise QB took only eight snaps before he ended another postseason on the sidelines. Wentz was speared in the back of the head on a helmet-to-helmet hit from ...

Next up for Tom Brady after early playoff exit? Who knows?

By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer Teammates and opponents, coaches and NFL executives, even most fans recognize that Tom Brady has nothing left to prove. There might be one dissenting voice: Brady himself. Maybe that's why in the midst of the disappointment — and some discontent — ...

Swat team: Lakers block 20 shots, hold off Pistons 106-99

By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — After Dwight Howard blocked Andre Drummond's shot with a perfect combination of timing and athleticism, he wagged a Mutombo finger at the uproarious Staples Center crowd. The rest of the Lakers took off on a fast break that left them with ...

By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer Working overtime paid off for Minnesota and Houston this weekend. Seattle avoided the extra session and made it a wild-card bonanza, with three of the four road teams winning. One day after the Texans rallied from a 16-0 deficit to beat Buffalo 22-19 in ...