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Elliott eases into Texas following NASCAR-ordered cease fire

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — It only took about a day after Chase Elliott wished Kevin Harvick "a merry offseason and Happy Christmas" for NASCAR's reigning champion to get the zinger on merchandise on his official website. The holiday-themed gear even has its own tab in the online store. It's ...

Barring setback, Dolphins say Tagovailoa is ready to return

Barring a setback, Miami quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is ready for his comeback. Tagovailoa returns to his starting role Sunday when the Dolphins play the Jacksonville Jaguars in London, after missing most of the last four games — all of them Miami losses — with fractured ribs. Dolphins ...

Browns star RB Chubb out, WR Landry could return vs. Arizona

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Star running back Nick Chubb will miss the Cleveland Browns' game Sunday against the undefeated Arizona Cardinals, but wide receiver Jarvis Landry could return to action. Chubb, who is second in the NFL with 523 yards rushing, did not practice all week because of a calf ...

Stearns says Brewers don’t know cause of Yelich’s struggles

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers president of baseball operations David Stearns says nobody has been able to figure out the cause of Christian Yelich's hitting struggles over the past couple of seasons. "I think if we did, if Christian knew exactly what happened, it's easier to solve," ...

Ski racer Shiffrin eyes 5-event Olympics after 3 last time

First things first for Mikaela Shiffrin: She is certain she wants to participate in every individual women's Alpine ski race at the Beijing Olympics. The 26-year-old from Colorado also knows that was her aim for the last Winter Games — and things did not quite work out according to plan back ...

Jaguars coach Meyer promises not to miss another team flight

WATFORD, England (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars coach Urban Meyer promised Friday to not miss another team flight. The last time he did, Meyer ended up embarrassing the franchise and drawing a public reprimand from owner Shad Khan after videos surfaced of the coach's behavior in an Ohio ...

Chicago Cubs hire Carter Hawkins as general manager

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs hired Carter Hawkins as general manager on Friday, dipping into Cleveland's front office in an effort to bolster their own player development system. The 37-year-old Hawkins spent 14 seasons with Cleveland, including the last five as an assistant general ...

Column: Imagine what else lurks in those 650,000 emails

Just imagine what else lurks in those 650,000 emails. Surely the racism and misogyny and homophobia weren't a Jon Gruden exclusive. But the NFL, instead of thoroughly addressing what is likely just the tip of a very toxic iceberg, hopes we'll all just meekly accept Grudengate as the end of ...

Cardinals acquire tight end Zach Ertz in trade with Eagles

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Zach Ertz had the unique opportunity to play one more game in Philadelphia, knowing he would be traded to the Arizona Cardinals. He scored a touchdown, spiked the ball and cried for 30 minutes at his locker after the Eagles lost to Tampa Bay on Thursday night. On Friday, ...

RB Fournette adding balance to Buccaneers’ potent offense

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay's injury-riddled defense has yet to hit its stride this season. However, the Buccaneers continue to thrive with an offense that's become even more potent with the re-emergence of Leonard Fournette. The talented running back, in his second season with the ...