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Here are 15 Americans with medal hopes or riveting stories to keep tabs on during the Pyeongchang Games: Mikaela Shiffrin, Alpine skiing: At 18, Shiffrin became the youngest skier to win gold in the slalom at the 2014 Games. At 22, she will try to become the first skier, male or female, to repeat as Olympic slalom champion. Shiffrin is the best skier in the world. She h…

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Shane Matthews, who spent part of the 2004 season as the Bills quarterback, has been sentenced to three months in prison and must pay $440,000 for his minor role in a health care fraud conspiracy set up by a former University of Florida teammate. Matthews pleaded guilty in August to one count of causing a drug to be misbranded, according to the Florida Times Union. F…

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Former TCU wide receiver and Bills draft pick Kolby Listenbee has filed a lawsuit in Dallas County state district court against TCU coach Gary Patterson, the university and the Big 12 Conference, alleging a pattern of abuse and harassment. Listenbee was injured during a touchdown reception against SMU during his senior season in 2015. He alleges that Patterson, former o…

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BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was cleared from concussion protocol 11 days after the jarring hit from Jacksonville Jaguars safety Barry Church put the New England All-Pro’s status in doubt for Super Bowl LII. Clearing concussion protocol, which requires clearance from an independent neurologist, all but guarantees Gronkowski will play Sunday. He i…

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Nick Shimonek threw a touchdown to Steven Dunbar and the West defeated the East, 14-10, in the annual East-West Shrine Game on Saturday at Tropicana Field. The Texas Tech quarterback completed 12 of 18 passes for 108 yards to lead the West. Colorado’s Phillip Lindsay was the game’s leading rusher with 51 yards on 12 carries. Dunbar, a wide rece…

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LONDON — A van driving at high speed mowed down pedestrians on London Bridge Saturday night before the occupants got out and began stabbing patrons at nearby bars and restaurants, witnesses said in an attack that police described as the latest in a string of deadly terrorist strikes to hit Britain this spring. British police say six people were killed, and at least 20 o…

By Libby Hill Los Angeles Times After weeks of speculation, Donald Trump’s inaugural committee has shared its list of performers for next week’s celebrations. Country music star Toby Keith, rock band 3 Doors Down and patriotic staple Lee Greenwood join a roster that includes “America’s Got Talent” runner-up Jackie Evancho, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Bruce Springst…

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The Green Bay Packers on Tuesday re-signed running back James Starks.Starks’ two-year deal is worth $6 million, according to reports.Starks, who played for Niagara Falls High School and the University at Buffalo, appeared in all 16 games with a career-high four starts last season and posted a career-best 601 rushing yards on 148 attempts for a 4.1 average with two touchdow…

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EVANSTON, Ill. – After not qualifying for a bowl game last season, the Northwestern Wildcats began to stew about it the second their final game ended last year. Their anger simmered over the winter. It became a bubbling fervor of discontent through the spring and summer and finally boiled over Saturday afternoon, when the unranked Wildcats upset No. 21 Stanford, 16-6, in …

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LOUDON, N.H. – The odds in Kyle Busch’s favor made another dramatic surge on Sunday afternoon at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.In winning for the third time in eight starts since returning from an 11-race injury absence, Busch solidified his chances of qualifying for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup with a serendipitous victory in the 5-Hour ENERGY 301 at the Magic Mile.…

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SYRACUSE – Center Rakeem Christmas scored 29 points, including 18 in the second half, to lead Syracuse to a 69-59 win over No. 12 Louisville on Wednesday night in an Atlantic Coast Conference game at the Carrier Dome.The Orange (17-9, 8-5 ACC) trailed 35-28 at the half but outscored the Cardinals 41-27 in the final 20 minutes, led by Christmas, who rebounded from a subpar,…

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LOS ANGELES – Angelina Jolie was “heroic” for undergoing a preventive double mastectomy, her fiance, Brad Pitt, said Tuesday after she wrote an op-ed piece revealing her decision and describing the mastectomy process, which began in February.“Having witnessed this decision firsthand, I find Angie’s choice, as well as so many others like her, absolutely heroic,” he told the…

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WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner offered fellow Republicans two options on budget legislation, including allowing a vote on a Senate-passed bill if party members don’t show they have a majority vote to amend it with spending cuts, two leadership aides said.The speaker told members they can either amend the Senate- passed bill with spending cuts if 218 of them commit…

With a premiere that drew nearly 7 million viewers in the summer, TNT’s splashy “Dallas” reboot seemed primed for success in its second life. The cable series – in which Larry Hagman reprised his role as the legendary Texas oilman J.R. Ewing – was slated to return for a second season Jan. 28.Hagman’s unexpected death at age 81 from complications from cancer on Friday, howe…

When stadium workers turned out the lights at Ohio Stadium last year hours after Penn State was dealt a 38-14 thumping by Ohio State, there was every reason to think that the two winningest active Division I coaches -- Joe Paterno and Jim Tressel -- would match wits again in 2011.Not quite.Would you believe Tom Bradley vs. Luke Fickell?The two long-time assis…