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McDaniels tries to stick another dagger in Denver

For a brief time, Josh McDaniels was a celebrity in Denver and he played the part with gusto — running to the corner of the stadium after his first signature win and pumping his fists at the crowd to celebrate.

A-Rod: Suspension could be beneficial

Alex Rodriguez says his season-long suspension could be a benefit, allowing him to rest and return to the Yankees for the final three years of his contract.

Sharapova advances in an Aussie scorcher

Australian Open matches were suspended for four hours as temperatures topped 109 Fahrenheit.

Brady back at practice with the Patriots

The quarterback was removed from the injury report one day after being a no-show at practice because of illness.

49ers vs. Seahawks: A new rivalry out west

One of these teams will emerge Sunday from ear-splitting CenturyLink Field headed for New Jersey to play for the sport's biggest prize. The other will carry into the offseason even more loathing for this opponent.

NBA All-Star jerseys will have sleeves

The NBA All-Stars will wear jerseys with sleeves during this season's midseason celebration in New Orleans.

Tom Brady misses Wednesday practice

The New England quarterback took time off from practice Wednesday as the Patriots prepare to play against Denver on Sunday.

Colin Kaepernick, 49ers prepare for raucous Seattle fans

Jim Harbaugh will turn to lip reading, motioning and even sign language if he has to in order to communicate with quarterback Colin Kaepernick and keep things running smoothly in the deafening noise of Seattle's home stadium.

AP source: Minnesota Vikings select Mike Zimmer as head coach

Mike Zimmer is finally a head coach in the NFL. The Minnesota Vikings think now is the time for the veteran defensive coordinator.

Patriots counting on Blount in AFC Championship

Given a chance by the New England Patriots to revive his career, LeGarrette Blount is running over and away from defenders while leaving behind images of a hot-headed youngster putting his future in jeopardy.

Omaha, Peyton Manning's mysterious play call, gains national attention

Peyton Manning's road to the Super Bowl has taken an unexpected detour: through Omaha, of all places.

Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic advance to 3rd round in Australia

Serena Williams wore a fitted pink blazer into her second-round match at the Australian Open, giving the impression she wasn't feeling the heat.

Clayton Kershaw receives record-breaking deal from Dodgers

The deal made the two-time Cy Young Award winner baseball's first player with a $30 million average salary.

Ryan Tannehill's wife leaves rifle in rented car

Authorities said Wednesday the wife of Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill left a rifle in the back of a rental SUV in South Florida earlier this month.

T.J. Oshie scores twice to lead Blues over Coyotes

Jaroslav Halak made 20 saves and T.J. Oshie scored twice as the Blues rode their hot goalie to a 2-1 win.

Column: A-Rod's performance-enhancing drug use 'most potent we've seen.'

Peel away the pseudo-science and Anthony Bosch's bragging and what remained was "probably the most potent and sophisticated drug program developed for an athlete that we've ever seen," U.S. Anti-Doping Agency CEO Travis Tygart said.

Cardinals players to attend Missouri men's basketball game

Members of the St. Louis Cardinals — including Michael Wacha — will attend the Missouri men's basketball game against Alabama on Saturday.

Judge: $765M might not cover NFL concussion claims

A federal judge is slowing down the proposed $765 million settlement of NFL concussion claims, questioning if there's enough money to cover 20,000 retired players.

Harbaugh leads 49ers back to NFC championship

Jim Harbaugh has been at his emotional best — or, to some, worst — with his cartoon-like faces and quirky sideline antics in leading San Francisco back to the NFC championship game for the third time in as many years since taking over as 49ers head coach in January 2011.

Lions hire ex-Colts coach Jim Caldwell

The Detroit Lions hired Jim Caldwell on Tuesday to replace fired coach Jim Schwartz.