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No. 2 Arizona, No. 5 Villanova top Battle 4 Atlantis field

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Arizona coach Sean Miller has seen his second-ranked Wildcats start the year with three easy wins and guard Allonzo Trier put up big numbers seemingly with ease. Things will be tougher this week for Arizona in the Bahamas at the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament, which features an eight-team field and …

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Maradona to reunite with Lineker on stage at World Cup draw

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ZURICH (AP) Diego Maradona will be reunited on stage with World Cup rival Gary Lineker at the draw in Moscow next week. Maradona will represent Argentina in the State Kremlin Palace, where all eight World Cup-winning nations will send a playing great to assist in the draw, FIFA said Tuesday. …

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LSU rallies past Michigan 77-75 in Maui

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LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Tremont Waters hit a step-back jumper, got back into his defensive and poked the ball free near midcourt. He dove to the floor, grabbed the ball and, in one motion, heaved it blindly over his head toward teammate Skylar Mays, alone at the other end. Impressive …

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Lions look to protect their home turf better

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ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Jim Caldwell is not looking too far ahead. That’s also the advice the Detroit Lions coach is offering to his team as they prepare for the Thanksgiving Day matchup with the NFC North-leading Minnesota Vikings at Ford Field. The Vikings (8-2) lead the division by …

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LeBron James, Cavaliers roll over Pistons 116-88

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DETROIT (AP) — An emphatic win over a first-place opponent had LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers talking confidently again. “We haven’t had a win like that in a very long time,” James said. “That’s what happens when we don’t let up.” James scored 16 of his 18 points in …

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Michigan's offense has been shaky against winning teams

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Michigan has failed to run the ball effectively against teams with winning records this season, leading to three setbacks. The Wolverines averaged just 88 yards rushing in losses to Wisconsin, Penn State and Michigan State. In wins over eight teams with losing records, they ran for …

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