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FILE - In this March 3, 2018, file photo, gamers compete during the Athens Online mega-lan gaming expo hosted by eSports at the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga. The NHL is making its first foray into the world of esports that follows the lead of the NBA, NFL and FIFA. The league is launching the 2018 NHL Gaming World Championship on Friday, March 9, 2018, a tournament that will crown a champion in June in Las Vegas. League officials and esports experts say it’s a way to attract millennials to hockey and to find new ways to connect with current fans. (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP, File)
March 09, 2018 - 11:22 am
Rob Simmelkjaer got his introduction to hockey playing "NHL 94" on Sega Genesis. "I got to know the players and the teams, who played what position," the NBC Sports executive recalled. "I think that's something that the NHL can benefit from by putting esports front and center." The NHL did just...
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March 08, 2018 - 10:00 pm
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that the Denver Broncos have agreed to trade star cornerback Aqib Talib to the Los Angeles Rams. The person, speaking on condition of anonymity because the trade isn't official until the start of the new league...
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March 08, 2018 - 5:29 pm
QUINCY, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady got a buzz cut for a cancer research institute. Brady was the mystery guest at Thursday's "Saving by Shaving" annual fundraiser for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. Brady showed off his new look on Instagram after his long,...
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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2017, file photo, former Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning throws a pass during a halftime ceremony at an NFL football game between the Colts and the San Francisco 49ers in Indianapolis. The Colts retired Manning's jersey during the ceremony. Manning sold his share in 31 Denver-area Papa John's stores last week, two days before the NFL dropped the chain as its official pizza sponsor. The Denver Post reported Wednesday, March 7, that Papa John's spokesman Peter Collins confirmed the former NFL quarterback sold his stake to an existing Papa John's franchisee. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings. File)
March 08, 2018 - 1:29 pm
DENVER (AP) — Peyton Manning sold 31 Denver-area Papa John's stores last week, two days before the NFL dropped the chain as its official pizza sponsor. The Denver Post reported Wednesday that Papa John's spokesman Peter Collins confirmed the former NFL quarterback sold his stake to an existing Papa...
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FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2017, file photo, Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry leaves the field after an NFL football game against the New York Jets, in Miami Gardens, Fla. A person familiar with the situation says Miami Dolphins receiver Jarvis Landry has signed his $16 million, one-year franchise tag, easing the path to a potential trade. The person confirmed the signing to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday, March 8, 2018, because the Dolphins hadn't announced the move.(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
March 08, 2018 - 1:22 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Jarvis Landry is now under contract with the Miami Dolphins, easing the path to a potential trade. The three-time Pro Bowl receiver signed his $16 million, one-year franchise tag Thursday, a person familiar with the situation said. The person confirmed the signing to The Associated...
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A general, overall view of Ford Center as Florida International University plays Southern Miss on Court A, at left, and University of Texas San Antonio plays University of Texas El Paso on Court B, at right, simultaneously on the first day of the men's and women's Conference USA basketball tournament in Frisco, Texas, Wednesday, March 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
March 08, 2018 - 2:32 am
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Conference USA is playing tournament games two at a time, on opposite sides of a huge black curtain in the facility where the NFL's Dallas Cowboys practice. This is a unique Texas two-step. C-USA is believed to be the first NCAA league ever to play such games simultaneously in...
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FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2017, file photo, Los Angeles Rams inside linebacker Alec Ogletree (52) returns an interception for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale, Ariz. A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, that the Rams have agreed to trade linebacker Alec Ogletree to the New York Giants for two draft picks. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
March 07, 2018 - 5:14 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams have agreed to trade linebacker Alec Ogletree to the New York Giants for two draft picks, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because NFL trades can't be announced until March 14...
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FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2017, file photo, Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) is sacked by Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett in the first half of an NFL football game in Seattle. The Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles have acquired three-time Pro Bowl defensive end Michael Bennett from the Seattle Seahawks, two people familiar with the trade told The Associated Press Wednesday, March 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
March 07, 2018 - 3:30 pm
The Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles bolstered their formidable pass rush with another top-level defensive lineman. The Eagles acquired three-time Pro Bowl defensive end Michael Bennett from the Seattle Seahawks on Wednesday, three people familiar with the trade told The Associated Press...
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President Donald Trump listens as Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven speaks during a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, March 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
March 07, 2018 - 12:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump once presided over a reality show in which a key cast member exited each week. The same thing seems to be happening in his White House. Trump's West Wing has descended into a period of unparalleled tumult amid a wave of staff departures, yet the president...
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Supporters of U.S. Senate hopeful Beto O'Rourke cheer during a Democratic watch party following the Texas primary election, Tuesday, March 6, 2018, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
March 07, 2018 - 11:14 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on primary elections in Texas (all times CST): 10 a.m. Democratic turnout for Texas' primary has exceeded primary midterm vote totals not seen since 1994, when the party was beginning its slide into the political wilderness in a state that had for decades been a...
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