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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 ...

Longtime sportscaster Dick Enberg found dead at home at 82

By BERNIE WILSON, AP Sports Writer SAN DIEGO (AP) — Dick Enberg, a Hall of Fame broadcaster known as much for his excited calls of "Oh my!" as the big events he covered during a 60-year career, has died. He was 82. Enberg's daughter, Nicole Enberg Vaz, confirmed the death to The Associated ...

Column: Recognizing the best _ and worst _ of sports in 2017

By PAUL NEWBERRY, AP Sports Columnist No fake news here. It's time for the fifth annual Newby awards! We'll doling out the highly coveted trophies (disclaimer: we don't have actual trophies) for the best, worst and downright ludicrous in the world of sports over the past year. Surely we ...

With PSG on top, tight battle for runner-up in France

By SAMUEL PETREQUIN, AP Sports Writer PARIS (AP) — With its formidable attacking might, Paris Saint-Germain has killed any sense of suspense in the French league halfway through the season. Apart from a freak loss to promoted Strasbourg this month, the super-rich star-studded team has been ...

Wilson helps No. 4 South Carolina rout Temple 87-60

By The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A'ja Wilson had 28 points, 12 rebounds and eight blocks to help No. 4 South Carolina rout Temple 87-60 on Thursday night in a homecoming for Gamecocks coach Dawn Staley. Staley grew up in Philadelphia, a mile from Temple where she coached from ...

Florida, Texas may attract athletes after tax law change

By RONALD BLUM, AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Teams in Texas, Florida, Nevada and Washington state may have become more attractive destinations for free agents following the enactment of tax law changes. Deductions for state and local taxes are capped at $10,000 in the year starting ...