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NCAA’s power conferences seeking more autonomy
NEW YORK — The five power conferences of college sports want more flexibility in providing financial support to athletes....
MLB intends to ban collisions at home plate
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Major League Baseball plans to eliminate home plate collisions, possibly as soon as next season but no later than by 2015....
Westbrook leads offense as Thunder thump Grizzlies
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Russell Westbrook scored 27 points and Kevin Durant added 18 to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 116-100 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night....
For Huskies’ Lynch, big prize still out there in Heisman
DEKALB, Ill. — For Jordan Lynch, one big prize is still out there. Northern Illinois’ star quarterback will find out Saturday in New York if he’s the Heisman Trophy winner....
Giants remove countdown sign
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The New York Giants’ playoff hopes are history, and so is the Super Bowl countdown calendar in their locker room....
Vikings say injured Peterson not yet ready for practice
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings know who’ll be giving the handoffs this week, even if they’re not sure yet who’ll be taking them....
Concussion sidelines Welker for Bolts game
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Wes Welker won’t play tonight against San Diego as he recovers from his second concussion in less than a month. Broncos coach John Fox officially ruled him out Wednesday....
Golf in 2013 about sharing the wealth
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Wanting to return among the elite in golf, Graeme McDowell mapped out a plan last fall. He figured out how many ranking points he would need to get back into the top five in the world....
Woods only in Masters as long as he can win
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Tiger Woods said long ago he would give up golf when he felt he could play his best and still not win. That includes his lifetime invitation to the Masters....
Winter meetings see swaps
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The winter meetings got busy Tuesday with a three-team trade that sent slugger Mark Trumbo to Arizona, and Oakland dealt pitcher Brett Anderson to Colorado....
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