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Ex-Steelers star linebacker Harrison signs with Patriots

By ARNIE STAPLETON, AP Pro Football Writer James Harrison is no longer the odd man out or the oldest man in the locker room. The ex-Steelers star signed a one-year deal with the New England Patriots on Tuesday, three days after his unceremonious departure from Pittsburgh. The 39-year-old ...

Mirotic scores 24 points off bench, Bulls beat Bucks 115-106

By JOE DiGIOVANNI, Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Chicago Bulls have been a much better team since Nikola Mirotic got healthy. And not just on offense. The big forward came off the bench to score 24 points in 28 minutes as the resurgent Bulls won for the eighth time in 10 games, ...

American sorry for accusing pro basketball players of theft

DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines has apologized to two black professional basketball players who were kicked off a plane in Dallas after a flight attendant accused them of stealing blankets. Airline spokesman Joshua Freed said Tuesday that Memphis Hustle guard Marquis Teague and forward ...

Kris Dunn’s double-double leads Bulls past Bucks 115-106

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Chicago Bulls won for the eighth time in 10 games, beating the Milwaukee Bucks 115-106 on Tuesday night. Chicago’s surge coincides with the return of Mirotic, who missed the beginning of the season after suffering facial fractures in an October fight with teammate ...

Ex-Steelers star Harrison signs with Patriots

By Arnie Stapleton AP Pro Football Writer Former Pittsburgh Steelers star James Harrison has signed with the New England Patriots. The Patriots announced the move Tuesday, three days after Harrison’s unceremonious departure from Pittsburgh. The 39-year-old linebacker posted a photo of ...

Bills owner Pegula questions NFL replay review inconsistency

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bills owner Terry Pegula questioned the lack of consistency in NFL replay rulings and said the issue needs to be addressed after Buffalo receiver Kelvin Benjamin’s touchdown was overruled in a loss to New England last weekend. “I don’t know what’s going on, ...

Katie Ledecky swims to AP Female Athlete of the Year honors

By Beth Harris AP Sports Writer Katie Ledecky got her start in swimming because she just wanted to make friends. Her brother was eager to join a team at a pool near their house and as a 6-year-old, she tagged along. By summer’s end, the Ledecky siblings had made 100 friends ranging in ...

Rest vs. reps is bigger issue for Eagles than rest vs. rust

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Before they tackle rest vs. rust, the Philadelphia Eagles have to approach rest vs. reps. With the NFC’s No. 1 seed secured, the Eagles (13-2) have nothing to gain against the Dallas Cowboys (8-7) on Sunday other than playing for a franchise-record 14th win. But coach ...

Sabathia’s $10M deal finalized by Yanks; payroll up to $178M

NEW YORK (AP) — CC Sabathia’s $10 million, one-year contract has been finalized by the Yankees, a deal that raises New York’s projected luxury tax payroll for next year to about $178 million. The deal was announced Tuesday, about 10 days after the sides reached an agreement pending a ...