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Reasons to move impeachment forward

Not even overwhelming evidence that Donald Trump sought to bribe a foreign power to dig up dirt on his leading political opponent in 2020 — and did so with American taxpayer dollars while compromising American foreign policy — will cause Trump to be removed from office. That’s because ...

Warren’s problems go beyond health care

Elizabeth Warren had great momentum for a while. Then her poll numbers leveled and fell. The standard explanation is that the Democrat’s “Medicare for All” plan comes across as too radical — both the price and the part that would force over 150 million Americans off their employers’ ...

Steelers look to continue playoff push

By DAVID BRANDT AP Sports Writer GLENDALE— The Arizona Cardinals have a No. 1 overall draft pick under center while the Pittsburgh Steelers have a guy named “Duck” throwing the ball around the field. Yet it’s the Steelers who are making a playoff push. Pittsburgh (7-5) has won ...

Browns postseason hopes are on life support

CLEVELAND — Their margin for error is completely gone, and with one more loss, the Cleveland Browns can say goodbye to their playoff hopes as well. They may have already. Another demoralizing setback last week in Pittsburgh has left the Browns with no option but to win their final four ...

CMU, Miami to meet in unexpected matchup

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer DETROIT— It was just over a year ago that Central Michigan introduced Jim McElwain as its new football coach, and at that point, the Chippewas were about as far from a championship as possible. They’d won one game all season, and that was against an ...

Heisman chase and playoff race cross paths

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer The Heisman Trophy chase and playoff race have become intertwined. Since the College Football Playoff started in 2014, four of five Heisman winners have played on teams selected to play in the semifinals. That makes championship weekend ...

SEC CHAMPIONSHIP

Georgia tries to slow down LSU offense ATLANTA (AP) — LSU is perfectly comfortable in an offensive shootout, both teams racing up and down the field, throwing caution to the wind and lighting up the scoreboard with big play after big play. Georgia would prefer a defensive quagmire, ...

Buckeyes on the brink of playoffs

By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS— Ohio State coach Ryan Day mapped everything out months ago. He expected to finish the Big Ten season with three straight top-10 games. He anticipated seeking an unprecedented third straight outright league crown. And he believed the ...

Pens win in Kessel’s return

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH—Phil Kessel drank in the moment in the most Phil Kessel way. He tried to avoid it. Yet as the standing ovation the Arizona Coyotes forward received in his return to Pittsburgh wore on Friday night, the mercurial forward who helped the Penguins ...

Magic defeat slumping Cavs

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND—The Orlando Magic spent last season climbing back to relevance. They’re at it again. Terrence Ross scored 21 points, Evan Fournier added 18 and Aaron Gordon had a big dunk in the final 20 seconds to lead the Magic to their fourth straight win, ...