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NFL playoff picture as Week 14 begins: Three teams can clinch spots, but Titans hinder Texans, Chargers

Three clubs can join the Rams in the NFL postseason field in Week 14, but Tennessee's win will force some to wait. L.A. can upgrade to a first-round bye.         

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Jets can finally stop with that ridiculous playoff talk

The Jets can start making their vacation plans. Todd Bowles’ team was clinging to slim playoff hope coming into this week, but that all went away without the Jets even taking the field. After the Titans stormed back to break the Jets’ hearts last week, they finished the job Thursday with a 30-9...

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Lightning beat Bruins 3-2 for 5th consecutive win

Mathieu Joseph and Anthony Cirelli scored early in the third period and the Tampa Bay Lightning won their fifth consecutive game by beating the Boston Bruins 3-2         

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On College Football: The Beginning Was a Blur; the Ending May Be Unforgettable

Kenneth Brinson, a senior linebacker at Army, and his teammates were 2-10 as freshmen. With a win over Navy, they can close their senior season at 10-2.

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Reporters Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer are in disagreement over who will win in Seattle, as the Seahawks have a very good run game but the Vikings’ defense are stout against opponent’s running backs.

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Why the Chargers are a live Super Bowl sleeper

Once a season, usually around this time of the year, I like to break down the current futures odds in the NFL and see if I can’t find some value to pass along. (Odds to win the Super Bowl are from William Hill): AFC contenders Chiefs (9/2): The Chiefs’ odds have dropped quickly after the...

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US fails to win UN condemnation of Hamas militants in Gaza

A U.S.-sponsored draft resolution that for the first time would have condemned the militant Islamic group Hamas, which controls Gaza, failed to win the required two-thirds majority in the U.N. General Assembly on Thursday.

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US fails to win UN condemnation of Hamas militants in Gaza

A U.S.-sponsored draft resolution that for the first time would have condemned the militant Islamic group Hamas, which controls Gaza, failed to win the required two-thirds majority in the U.N. General Assembly on Thursday.

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Kyler Murray is The Associated Press college football Player of the Year, the second straight Oklahoma quarterback and fifth overall to win the award since it was established in 1998.

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Nick McGlynn and Nick Norton combined for 29 points to lead Drake to its fifth straight win, a 75-61 victory over Milwaukee on Thursday night         

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Xavier Hill-Mais scored 21 points and Karmari Newman added a career-best 19 as Oakland held off a late charge by Fairfield to take an 87-86 victory on Thursday night         

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The Blackhawks are so desperate for a win they're willing to try anything. Or the same thing. For the second straight night, the Hawks gave up a couple of quick first-period goals, then tied the game in the second period to set up a deciding third period. The plan didn't work against the Ducks...

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Maci Morris scored 29 points and made five 3-pointers to help No. 19 Kentucky stay undefeated with a 75-52 win over Rhode Island        

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Maci Morris scored 29 points and made five 3-pointers to help No. 19 Kentucky stay undefeated with a 75-52 win over Rhode Island         

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Listen: Welcome to the Timberwolves party, Andrew Wiggins

Chris Hine and Michael Rand discuss the Wolves' 9-3 record since the Jimmy Butler trade, which included a 26-point game from Andrew Wiggins in their most recent win. Is it OK to get excited yet if you're a Wolves fan? Sure, but the schedule gets tougher with 10 of the next 13 on the road.

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Even in comebacks, Wolves are winning with more ease and less stress

Welcome to Thursday edition of The Cooler, where it’s good to trust your own eyes. Let’s get to it: *I had one of the best seats in the house last night at Target Center — if you saw a dude in the second row, pretty close to midcourt, wearing a weird squirrel shirt … that was me — to...

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Glenn Close might celebrate Golden Globe nod crashing more apartments with Lady Gaga's mom

How will best actress nominee Glenn Close celebrate her 14th Golden Globe nod? Lock your doors, because the iconic actress might break into your apartment with category mate Lady Gaga‘s mom. “Oh my God, that was incredible. That was such a New York moment,” Close lightheartedly recalls to EW...

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