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FILE - In this March 7, 2016, file photo, gymnast Aly Raisman poses for photos at the 2016 Team USA Media Summit in Beverly Hills, Calif. Six-time Olympic medalist Aly Raisman’s gymnastics career has set the stage for what she believes is the next chapter in her life: as a spokesperson for victims of sexual abuse. The 23-year-old detailed her own history of abuse by a former USA Gymnastics team doctor in her recently released autobiography. Raisman says the book is just the beginning in her quest to bring change to her sport.(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
November 23, 2017 - 1:53 am
The people come forward to Aly Raisman almost daily now. Random strangers. Men and women of various ages, races and backgrounds. They see the six-time Olympic medal winning gymnast out in public and approach with a hug to give and a story to tell. It was jarring at first, if Raisman is being honest...
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November 23, 2017 - 1:27 am
Wait! Do not throw out the records. Yes, it is rivalry week in college football and the old saying goes that anything can happen when rivals get together, but let's not go overboard. Alabama has won seven of nine against Auburn because the Crimson Tide has been the clearly better going into seven...
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November 22, 2017 - 11:45 pm
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — From the day he was hired, new North Carolina State coach Kevin Keatts promised his team would play an aggressive style that didn't back down from competing with anyone. The Wolfpack needed all of five games to prove him right in a huge upset. Freshman Braxton...
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November 22, 2017 - 11:39 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Playing point guard for the first time in a while because he had to, Georgia Tech's Brandon Alston looked comfortable Wednesday night while scoring a career-high 20 points to lead the short-handed Yellow Jackets to a 78-68 win over Texas-Rio Grande Valley with three players sidelined...
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Miami Heat's Dion Waiters fights for the ball with Boston Celtics' Jaylen Brown during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
November 22, 2017 - 11:11 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Dion Waiters watched his 3-point try bounce off the rim, ricochet off the top of the backboard, then hit the rim again and somehow drop through the net. It was a huge shot in the final moments, and a lucky one. That's what it took to end Boston's 16-game winning streak. Goran Dragic...
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November 22, 2017 - 10:40 pm
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Jon Elmore scored 24 points, Ajdin Penava added 23 and Marshall beat North Carolina Central 92-84 on Wednesday night. Elmore was 8 of 14 from the floor, made four 3-pointers and had nine assists. Penava was 9-of-11 shooting. C.J. Burks chipped in 19 points for Marshall (3-2...
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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, left, keeps the ball from Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
November 22, 2017 - 10:37 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook scored a season-high 34 points and added 10 rebounds and nine assists to help the Oklahoma City Thunder roll past the Golden State Warriors, 108-91 on Wednesday night. It was Oklahoma City's first win over the Warriors since Kevin Durant left the Thunder to...
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New York Rangers' Paul Carey (28) celebrates his goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Carolina Hurricanes, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)
November 22, 2017 - 10:35 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Chris Kreider and Jesper Fast scored two goals apiece, including Kreider's first just 52 seconds into the game, and the New York Rangers rolled to a 6-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Wednesday night. Mika Zibanejad and Paul Carey followed Kreider with goals in the...
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Atlanta Hawks guard Dennis Schroeder (17), of Germany, shoots next to Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin (32) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Atlanta, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Daniel Shirey)
November 22, 2017 - 10:10 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Blake Griffin had 26 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, Wesley Johnson scored a season-high 24 points and the Los Angeles Clippers snapped a nine-game skid with a 116-103 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night. The Clippers had dropped 11 of 12, but they overcame a...
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Washington Wizards guard John Wall, left, drives into Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)
November 22, 2017 - 9:58 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Dwight Howard had 26 points and 13 rebounds, including a key block at the end of regulation and a crucial offensive rebound in overtime, in the Charlotte Hornets' 129-124 victory over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night. Kemba Walker and Jeremy Lamb each had 24 points...
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