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Professional Football | January 21, 2017
Mutual respect
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — There are few things that Bill Belichick respects more than history in the NFL.
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Professional Hockey | January 21, 2017
Penguins blow away ’Canes
RALEIGH, N.C. — The Pittsburgh Penguins have been beatable away from home this season. Good thing for them this felt nothing like a road game.
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Butler Eagle Online Other Professional Sports | January 21, 2017
Nadal holds off Zverev to reach fourth round Australian Open
MELBOURNE, Australia — Rafael Nadal held back time, for one tournament at least, when he rallied for a 4-6, 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-2 win over German teenager Alexander Zverev to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open.
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Professional Football | January 21, 2017
Davis fined for hit on Conley
NEW YORK — The NFL fined Steelers safety Sean Davis $24,309 of his helmet-to-helmet hit on the Chiefs’ Chris Conley in the fourth quarter of Pittsburgh’s 18-16 win at Kansas City last weekend.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Football | January 21, 2017
Rewriting history
ATLANTA — The NFC championship is quite a mismatch.
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Professional Golf | January 21, 2017
Swafford shoots second 65, leads in rainy La Quinta
LA QUINTA, Calif. — Hudson Swafford shot his second straight 7-under 65 on Friday to take a one-stroke lead in the CareerBuilder Challenge, finishing as an afternoon storm hit the desert layouts.
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Professional Baseball | January 21, 2017
Trumbo, Orioles finalize $37.5 million, 3-year deal
For the second year in a row, the Orioles negotiated a deal to keep the major league home run champion in Baltimore.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Football | January 20, 2017
Bell, Blount remain friends
PITTSBURGH — The football player and friend in Le'Veon Bell understood why LeGarrette Blount walked off the job that cold night in Nashville more than two years ago, jogging to the locker room with the clock still running as Bell and the rest of the Pittsburgh Steelers reveled in a critical victory over Tennessee.
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Professional Football | January 20, 2017
Headsets unlikely issue this time
This time, the only thing the Pittsburgh Steelers expect to hear Sunday is a raucous Gillette Stadium crowd.
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Professional Baseball | January 20, 2017
Drugs a topic among 2017 Hall of Famers
NEW YORK — Moments after Tim Raines spoke openly about overcoming cocaine abuse, Ivan Rodriguez tried to avoid discussing whether he had used steroids.
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Professional Baseball | January 20, 2017
Ex-Buc reliever Feliz signs with Milwaukee
MILWAUKEE — Free agent right-hander Neftali Feliz has signed a one-year contract with the Milwaukee Brewers, who are looking for a closer in the bullpen.
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Professional Baseball | January 20, 2017
Trumbo re-signs with O’s
The Baltimore Orioles have agreed to a $37.5 million, three-year contract to keep major league home run champion Mark Trumbo, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.
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Butler Eagle Online Other Professional Sports | January 20, 2017
Federer wins in 90 minutes
MELBOURNE, Australia — Roger Federer showed against 10th-seeded Tomas Berdych that his first two wins against qualifiers at the Australian Open really were warmups.
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Professional Golf | January 20, 2017
Mickelson 4 strokes back of PGA rookie Bozzelli
LA QUINTA, Calif. — Phil Mickelson hit his opening tee shot so poorly in morning rain and cold that he hit a provisional ball just to get in another swing.
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Professional Hockey | January 19, 2017
Murray finds his game
MONTREAL — Matt Murray got back into form, and that’s good news for the Pittsburgh Penguins.
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Professional Football | January 19, 2017
Brown offers apology
PITTSBURGH — Antonio Brown insists he didn’t mean to disrespect his coach or create a distraction when the All-Pro wide receiver livestreamed the raucous aftermath of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ playoff win over the Kansas City Chiefs last week.
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Professional Football | January 19, 2017
Patriots’ Bennett goes with the flow
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — To step into Martellus Bennett’s world is to be in a place that is both spontaneous and full of introspection.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Baseball | January 19, 2017
Raines, Pudge, Bagwell headed to Baseball HOF
NEW YORK — Bags and Rock and Pudge are heading to Cooperstown.
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Butler Eagle Online Other Professional Sports | January 19, 2017
Djokovic falls in 2nd round
MELBOURNE, Australia — Novak Djokovic won’t be setting the Australian Open record for most men’s titles this year, after a shocking second-round loss to wild-card entry Denis Istomin.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Football | January 18, 2017
Tomlin unhappy about video
PITTSBURGH — The father in Mike Tomlin regrets the language he used to describe the New England Patriots during the postgame speech Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown opted to livestream on social media after a taut playoff victory over Kansas City.
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Professional Football | January 18, 2017
Lynn anxious to sell Chargers’ product
CARSON, Calif. — Anthony Lynn stepped to the podium under a brilliant sun Tuesday and immediately made the same verbal slip that everybody in Southern California will be making for at least a little while.
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Professional Golf | January 18, 2017
Murray turns ankle, still wins
MELBOURNE, Australia — When Andy Murray tumbled to the court, clutching his right ankle, the top of the men’s draw at the Australian Open momentarily took on a new complexion.
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Professional Football | January 18, 2017
Pats love the home life
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The New England Patriots have had what seems like an annual spot in the AFC championship game over the past decade.
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Professional Baseball | January 18, 2017
Baseball HOF may welcome new members
NEW YORK — The cloud of steroids hovers above Hall of Fame voting, much as it shrouded baseball in the 1990s and early 2000s.
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Professional Hockey | January 18, 2017
Islanders dismiss coach Capuano
Stuck in last place in the Eastern Conference, the New York Islanders fired coach Jack Capuano on Tuesday, ending one of the longest tenures in the NHL.
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Professional Football | January 17, 2017
Reid refutes holding penalty
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Chiefs coach Andy Reid doesn’t believe the holding penalty on left tackle Eric Fisher that cost Kansas City a tying 2-point conversion against Pittsburgh on Sunday night should have been called.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Hockey | January 17, 2017
Pens win crazy 8-7 shootout vs. Caps
PITTSBURGH — The goals kept coming. One after another. A dizzying three periods of shots followed by baffled goaltenders fishing pucks out of the net wondering how things got out of hand so quickly.
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Professional Football | January 17, 2017
Brown’s video creating a buzz
PITTSBURGH — Antonio Brown wanted to let the world in on the party when he live-streamed the giddy celebration in Pittsburgh’s locker room after an 18-16 playoff win over Kansas City.
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Other Professional Sports | January 17, 2017
AUSTRALIAN OPEN
Djokovic, Williams pick up hard-fought opening triumphs
MELBOURNE, Australia — There was no easing into a title defense for Novak Djokovic, starting his Australian Open against the man who upset Rafael Nadal here last year in the first round.
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Professional Football | January 16, 2017
KC fails to survive mistakes in defeat
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Eric Fisher stood all alone in the middle of the field as the rest of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrated a 2-point conversion that would have tied the game, well aware that the flag laying a few yards away was thrown at him.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Football | January 16, 2017
No touchdowns, no problem
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Le'Veon Bell deftly danced his way through the teeth of the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night.
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Professional Football | January 16, 2017
Brown films post-game locker room
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — So much for Antonio Brown and the Pittsburgh Steelers keeping a low profile.
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Professional Golf | January 16, 2017
Thomas shoots record 253 to win Sony Open
HONOLULU — One last putt. One more record. And two unforgettable weeks in Hawaii for Justin Thomas.
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Other Professional Sports | January 16, 2017
Top seeds win Open debuts
MELBOURNE, Australia — In his first Grand Slam match with the elevated status of having a knighthood and the No. 1 ranking, Andy Murray berated himself when he made mistakes during a 7-5, 7-6 (5), 6-2 win over Illya Marchenko.
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Professional Football | January 16, 2017
Top QBs highlight finals on Sunday
Tom Brady vs. Ben Roethlisberger. Aaron Rodgers vs. Matt Ryan.
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Professional Football | January 16, 2017
Ryan throws for 338, 3 TDs as Falcons roll, 36-20
ATLANTA — Matt Ryan and the high-scoring Falcons offense will have one more game in the Georgia Dome after all.
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Professional Hockey | January 16, 2017
Pens struggle again in loss at Detroit
DETROIT — Andreas Athanasiou went end to end with the puck, split two defenders and flipped a fluttering puck into the net.
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Professional Football | January 16, 2017
Patriots in title game again
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Short nights and short offseasons.
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Butler Eagle Online Professional Football | January 16, 2017
Out-dueled in Dallas
ARLINGTON, Texas — After another improbable throw from Aaron Rodgers that propelled the Green Bay Packers to a playoff win, coach Mike McCarthy was asked if it was the best one yet from his star quarterback.
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