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Super Bowl-winning coach Jimmy Johnson into Hall of Fame

By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer Jimmy Johnson, who coached the Dallas Cowboys to two Super Bowl championships in the 1990s, has been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The hall announced his selection Sunday night as part of a centennial class that was chosen on Wednesday by a ...

Titans stun Ravens, head to AFC title game with 28-12 win

By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer BALTIMORE (AP) — With his bright red shoes and relentless running, Derrick Henry grabbed the spotlight and wouldn't let go. When he was done leading Tennessee into the AFC championship game Saturday night, he did a lengthy victory lap around the ...

No. 1 Gonzaga rolls past Loyola Marymount 87-62

By The Associated Press undefined LOS ANGELES (AP) — Filip Petrusev scored 16 points, Corey Kispert had 15 and No. 1 Gonzaga beat Loyola Marymount 87-62 on Saturday. It was the Bulldogs' 31st straight regular-season win in West Coast Conference play, tying them with the San Francisco squads ...

Former Steelers coach Cowher elected to Pro Football HOF

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr. AP Pro Football Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The Chin is in. Former Pittsburgh Steelers coach Bill Cowher was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in a surprise announcement Saturday night before the Tennessee Titans-Baltimore Ravens AFC divisional round playoff ...

LSU, Clemson put Golden Age of wide receivers on display

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher calls them erasers. After the missed assignment that leads to third-and-long, it's time for an offense to break out its eraser: That athletic receiver with dunk-contest hops and the ability to ...

Cook gets corralled in Vikings’ 27-10 loss to 49ers

By JOSH DUBOW AP Pro Football Writer SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The offensive formula for the Minnesota Vikings has been fairly simple this season. Establish the run with Dalvin Cook to set up some play-action deep shots for Kirk Cousins. With Cook unable to get anything going on the ground ...

Salt Lake City, Barcelona among Winter Olympic host options

By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — There are already three possible bidders to host the Winter Olympics in the future, the IOC said Friday. Previous Winter Games hosts Salt Lake City and Sapporo have been joined by 1992 Summer Games host Barcelona, where ...

Morikawa handles the wind and takes lead at Sony Open

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer HONOLULU (AP) — The wind blew so hard that palm trees looked as though they were made of rubber. The Pacific looked angrier than usual. Some of the sights Thursday at the Sony Open made it clear that playing golf in Hawaii was no vacation. Collin Morikawa ...

No. 6 Baylor ends No. 1 UConn’s 98-game home winning streak

By The Associated Press undefined HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Teá Cooper scored 27 points and No. 6 Baylor used a dominant fourth quarter to beat top-ranked UConn 74-58 on Thursday night, ending the Huskies' 98-game home winning streak. UConn fell one victory short of tying its own NCAA record ...

After Super Bowl, sports books preparing for XFL bets

By WAYNE PARRY Associated Press ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — While many sports fans are picking NFL playoff teams to bet on, or marshaling their cash for the Super Bowl, yet another opportunity to wager on football is right around the corner: the XFL. Several states have already authorized ...