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Salt Lake City got the green light to bid for the Winter Olympics — most likely for 2030 — in an attempt to bring the Games back to the city that hosted in 2002 and provided the backdrop for the U.S. winter team's ascendance into an international powerhouse.

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METAIRIE, La. (AP) — When Drew Brees became the NFL's career leader in yards passing, he wanted to come up with some sort of gift to thank those who coached him, caught the 6,357 completions it took to set the record, and those who blocked while he threw.

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Two lawmakers are asking the Justice Department and FBI to look into whether former U.S. Olympic Committee CEO Scott Blackmun lied to a Senate panel in testimony about the handling of sex-abuse allegations against Larry Nassar.

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MIAMI (AP) — A person familiar with the move says the NFL has fined umpire Roy Ellison $9,300 and reinstated him from administrative leave after his dispute in Miami with Buffalo Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes.

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EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Some of the women abused by imprisoned former sports doctor Larry Nassar are asking Michigan State University not to redirect $8.5 million from a victims' counseling fund to a larger money settlement in the case.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs will have 10 days to stew over Mike Williams' touchdown catch, Philip Rivers' wave as he trotted off the field and the golden opportunity they let slip away Thursday night.

NEW YORK (AP) — The World Series champion Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees will open Major League Baseball's first series in Britain with a night game and conclude the next day in the afternoon.

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PHOENIX (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki at last began his record-breaking 21st season with the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday night, coming off the bench in the first quarter of a 99-89 loss to the Phoenix Suns.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Arrowhead Stadium was already emptying by the time Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers jogged to the locker room, triumphantly waving his hand as a satisfying cascade of boos washed over him.

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HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Rockets were clinging to a lead over the Los Angeles Lakers in the fourth quarter on Thursday night when James Harden told coach Mike D'Antoni he needed to come out for a bit to rest — something the reigning MVP never does.

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When Stanford volleyball players said they had been waiting a year for the NCAA volleyball semifinal match, they didn't mean a full season, even though their opponent Thursday night was the only team to beat them in 2018.

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dallas defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli remembers the night the Cowboys traded up in the second round of the 2014 draft to grab DeMarcus Lawrence because they thought he was the last pass rusher on the board with the skills to become elite.

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Carlos Santana and Jeurys Familia found friendly landing spots, Edwin Encarnacion took off for a more uncertain future. Joe Kelly joined the team he helped beat in the World Series, the Milwaukee Brewers boosted their imposing bullpen.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Fans of the former Negro Leagues are being asked to help a campaign to create bobbleheads of 30 stars from the league — with a goal of commemorating the league's upcoming centennial.

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BALTIMORE (AP) — The nearly 150-year-old Baltimore track that hosts one of America's premier horse races should be torn down and rebuilt at a cost of $424 million, according to a report issued Thursday.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — To Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens, Kyrie Irving's pair of 3-pointers in the final 40 seconds of overtime — the first from in front of his team's bench; the second from straightaway, 31 feet out — were "amazing."