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Browns DT McDowell arrested in Fla. in attack on officer

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Malik McDowell, who was given a second chance by the team after serving jail time, was arrested Monday in Florida on charges of beating a police officer and public exposure. Police in Deerfield Beach, Florida, said they were responding to a ...

Montreal Canadiens hire player agent Kent Hughes as GM

MONTREAL (AP) — The Montreal Canadiens hired player agent Kent Hughes as their general manager Tuesday, hoping he can turn around a team with the worst record in the NHL. The 51-year-old Montreal native replaces Marc Bergevin, who was fired Nov. 28 following the Canadiens' poor ...

Steelers’ Tomlin: ‘all options’ on the table at QB in 2022

PITTSBURGH (AP) — For the first time in Mike Tomlin's long tenure as the head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers, he enters the offseason unsure of who his starting quarterback will be in the fall. The only certainty is that it won't be Ben Roethlisberger, who has given every indication he ...

Warriors minority owner under fire for comments on Uyghurs

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Golden State Warriors minority owner who said "nobody cares" about the Uyghurs in China is under fire and the team is distancing itself from him. On the latest edition of his All-In Podcast, billionaire Chamath Palihapitiya dismissed the situation in China, which is ...

Pack set for 49ers rematch after winning September thriller

It was the rally that sparked the Green Bay Packers toward the NFL's best regular-season record. The Packers had split their first two games — a blowout loss to New Orleans and a home victory over Detroit — before visiting San Francisco for a Sunday night matchup. After getting the ball at ...

NHL to stop testing asymptomatic players post-All-Star break

The NHL will stop testing asymptomatic players, coaches and staff who are fully vaccinated following the All-Star break in early February, saying coronavirus cases continue to decline across the league. The league and Players' Association announced the protocol changes Tuesday. The current ...

NHL pioneer O’Ree ‘overwhelmed’ as No. 22 raised to rafters

BOSTON (AP) — Willie O'Ree's No. 22 now has a permanent home in Boston's TD Garden. The first Black player to appear in an NHL game, O'Ree became the 12th player in franchise history to have his number retired prior to the Bruins' matchup with the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night. The ...

Nick Saban, others urge Manchin to protect voting rights

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — University of Alabama head football coach Nick Saban and other prominent sports figures with ties to West Virginia have urged U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin to support sweeping legislation to protect the right to vote. Saban was joined by NBA Hall of Famer Jerry West, a ...

Steelers face long-overdue reboot as Roethlisberger exits

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger came back for one more run, wanting a chance for his final performance to not be a lopsided first-round playoff loss. Even with his closest friends gone. Even with a first-year offensive coordinator. Even knowing he'd have an almost completely rebuilt ...

Stefanovic, No. 4 Purdue top No. 17 Illinois in double OT

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Sasha Stefanovic scored 22 points, including a go-ahead 3 at the start of double overtime that sent No. 4 Purdue over No. 17 Illinois 96-88 on Monday. Illinois guards Andre Curbelo and Alfonso Plummer made baskets in the final seconds of regulation and the first ...