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PITTSBURGH | Penguins star Crosby skips practice with upper-body injury

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby has skipped practice while being evaluated Wednesday for an upper-body injury. Coach Mike Sullivan declined to get into specifics about Crosby’s injury. Crosby did not miss a shift and played more than 21 minutes during Pittsburgh’s 4-2 loss to New Jersey on Tuesday night. The 31-year-old Crosby is … Continue reading PITTSBURGH | Penguins star Crosby skips practice with upper-body injury

NAPLES, Fla. | Jutanugarn looks to close out huge 2018 with CME Globe

NAPLES, Fla. — Ariya Jutanugarn is occasionally fearful on the golf course, which might seem peculiar given her resume. She’s already clinched the LPGA’s player of the year award, her second in the last three seasons. She’s already clinched the money title, also for the second time in three years. She’s back to No. 1 … Continue reading NAPLES, Fla. | Jutanugarn looks to close out huge 2018 with CME Globe

LONDON | Pulisic assumes leadership role on return to American team

LONDON — Back with the United States for only the second time in an injury-troubled year, Christian Pulisic has watched the Americans rebuild from afar after their failure to qualify for the World Cup. “I definitely need to be a more important piece of this team and continue to grow as a leader,” the 20-year-old … Continue reading LONDON | Pulisic assumes leadership role on return to American team

NEW YORK | ESPN has to scramble its traveling circus with site switch

NEW YORK — ESPN’s equipment trucks already were headed for Mexico when the network found out next Monday night’s mega-matchup between the Chiefs and Rams was being switched to Los Angeles. And the scramble was on. Those trucks had been dispatched from Santa Clara, California, and were making their way through Arizona — ESPN already … Continue reading NEW YORK | ESPN has to scramble its traveling circus with site switch

WARSAW, Poland | Former Wimbledon finalist Radwanska retires from tennis

WARSAW, Poland  — Former Wimbledon finalist Agnieszka Radwanska says she is retiring from tennis after a 13-year career. The 29-year-old Pole, who reached a career-high ranking of No. 2, says she is “no longer able to train and play the way I used to.” Radwanska won 20 WTA titles in her career. She reached the … Continue reading WARSAW, Poland | Former Wimbledon finalist Radwanska retires from tennis

BEREA, Ohio | Browns interim coach Williams will get shot at full-time gig

BEREA, Ohio— Browns general manager John Dorsey says interim coach Gregg Williams will be interviewed to be the team’s next coach. Williams took over when Hue Jackson was fired on Oct. 29 after winning three games in two-plus seasons. Dorsey has been pleased with how the team has performed under Williams, their fiery defensive coordinator. … Continue reading BEREA, Ohio | Browns interim coach Williams will get shot at full-time gig

LONDON | Djokovic overcomes illness to beat Zverev at ATP Finals

LONDON— Novak Djokovic overcame an illness — and Alexander Zverev — to earn a second straight win at the ATP Finals. Despite requiring a tissue to blow his nose between points, Djokovic beat Zverev 6-4, 6-1 on Wednesday to close in on a spot in the semifinals at the season-ending tournament. “Unfortunately today hasn’t been … Continue reading LONDON | Djokovic overcomes illness to beat Zverev at ATP Finals

AP Top 25 Podcast: UCF forces its way to national prominence

No. 11 Central Florida has won 22 straight games and is making a run at another major bowl bid. ESPN’s “College GameDay” is coming to the schools’ Orlando, Florida, campus this week. So why are Knights fans so mad online? On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast , Matt Murschel of the Orlando … Continue reading AP Top 25 Podcast: UCF forces its way to national prominence