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Duke’s stunning loss to Boston College exposes shaky defense that needs a fix – USA TODAY

CLOSE Sports Pulse: USA TODAY Sports’ Scott Gleeson and Lindsay Schnell break down some surprisingly good and bad starts to the NCAA basketball season. USA TODAY Sports Duke Blue Devils guard Grayson Allen (3) walks off the court after the first half against the Boston College Eagles at Silvio Conte Forum.(Photo: Greg M. Cooper, USA TODAY Sports) It was bound to happen. As great...

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Five NFL matchups to watch: Can Aaron Donald rattle Carson Wentz and the Eagles? – USA TODAY

CLOSE SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports’ NFL experts tell you who’s going to win the biggest matchups of the week. USA TODAY Sports Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald (99) celebrates a play in the fourth quarter against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium.(Photo: Mark J. Rebilas, USA TODAY Sports) In a clash of the NFL’s two top-scoring offenses and two rising...

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Tom Brady apologizes to Josh McDaniels for outburst – NFL.com

Tom Brady‘s Week 13 sideline outburst drew plenty of attention during the the days that followed. On Saturday, the quarterback apologized to the person at whom the eruption was directed. “One thing I do want to say first, I want to apologize to (offensive coordinator) Josh (McDaniels) for last week in Buffalo,” Brady said before taking questions during Saturday’s media availability. “I know our...

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Giancarlo Stanton trade: What it means for Yankees and MLB, in 2018 and beyond – USA TODAY

CLOSE Christmas came early for many New Yorkers when they woke up to the news that the Yankees are set to acquire slugger Giancarlo Stanton. USA TODAY Sports Giancarlo Stanton gives the Yankees two 50-home run threats, along with Aaron Judge.(Photo: Steve Mitchell, USA TODAY Sports) Bryce Harper. Barry Bonds. Aaron Judge. Those are just a few of the names at least tangentially affected...

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Lindsey Vonn treated for apparent back injury after super-G race – USA TODAY

CLOSE Lindsey Vonn: “I hope to represent the people of the United States.” Time Lindsey Vonn of USA during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Women’s Super G on Dec. 9, 2017 in St Moritz, Switzerland.(Photo: Alain Grosclaude/Agence Zoom, Getty Images) ST. MORITZ, Switzerland – Lindsey Vonn finished a World Cup super-G race in extreme pain Saturday and was treated by race doctors...

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Spurs’ Manu Ginobili: Won’t play Saturday – CBSSports.com

Ginobili will be rested for Saturday’s game against the Suns, Jabari Young of the San Antonio Express-News reports. Ginobili will be rewarded with the day off Saturday after knocking down the game-winning three pointer in Friday’s 105-102 win over the Celtics. He finished the night with 11 points (3-8 FG), four rebounds and three assists across 24 minutes of action. Look for Bryn Forbes...

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Ranking the Best Rookie Seasons Among Japanese Players to Join MLB – Sports Illustrated

Shohei Ohtani surprised much of the baseball industry—and the SI baseball staff—by choosing the Angels over the other six finalists on Friday. The team’s initial plan is to use him as a starting pitcher as well as an occasional designated hitter, possibly with some outfield play as well. Given his ability to reach triple digits with his fastball and hit tape-measure home runs, he...

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Detroit Pistons’ SVG: Warriors’ 15 blocks stem from ‘bad decision-making’ – Detroit Free Press

CLOSE Detroit Free Press sports writers Vince Ellis and Jeff Seidel break down the Detroit Pistons’ 102-98 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Dec. 8, 2017 at Little Caesars Arena. It’s the Pistons’ fifth straight loss. Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press Pistons guard Reggie Jackson looses the ball against Warriors forward Draymond Green during the final seconds of the fourth quarter Friday night.(Photo:...

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