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NHL-SCHEDULE Kucherov has hat trick, Lightning beat Sabres 6-1 UNDATED (AP) — Nikita Kucherov scored a hat trick, Steven Stamokos had a goal and two assists, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Buffalo Sabres 6-1 Tuesday night. Anthony Cirelli had a goal and an assist, Ondrej Palat extended his scoring streak to four games, and the Lightning got three…

Court victory clears path for sale of Denver Broncos

By ARNIE STAPLETON - AP Pro Football Writer

A final legal hurdle has been cleared for the Denver Broncos to begin the process of finding a new buyer for the team that’s valued at close to $4 billion. Denver County District Court Judge Shelley I. Gilman ruled Tuesday that a right of first refusal agreement between late owners Pat Bowlen and Edgar Kaiser “is no longer valid or enforceable in any respect” and “has terminated in its entirety.” Kaiser’s estate had claimed that before his death in 2012 Kaiser had transferred his right of first refusal should the team ever hit the market. 

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NFL-NEWS Pack, Bucs, Chiefs are top 3 in final Pro32 poll of season UNDATED (AP) — The Green Bay Packers finished the regular season with the No. 1 seed in the NFC and the top spot in the final AP Pro32 poll. The Packers earned all 12 first-place votes for 384 points. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers remained at No. 2…

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NFL-NEWS Browns bringing Mayfield back as starter after poor season UNDATED (AP) — Baker Mayfield didn’t lose his starting job after a losing season. Browns general manager Andrew Berry said Tuesday the team expects the quarterback to return as its starter next season and rebound after an injury-filled, sub-par 2021 that raised questions about Mayfield’s future with Cleveland. Mayfield tore…

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NFL-NEWS Browns bringing Mayfield back as starter after poor season UNDATED (AP) — Baker Mayfield didn’t lose his starting job after a losing season. Browns general manager Andrew Berry said Tuesday the team expects the quarterback to return as its starter next season and rebound after an injury-filled, sub-par 2021 that raised questions about Mayfield’s future with Cleveland. Mayfield tore…

McNeese St. squares off against Dallas Christian

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Dallas Christian vs. McNeese State (5-11)Burton Coliseum, Lake Charles, Louisiana; Wednesday, 5 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: The McNeese State Cowboys are set to battle the Crusaders of Dallas Christian. McNeese State lost 67-54 to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in its most recent game.LEADING THE CHARGE: Myles Lewis has averaged 11.7 points and 5.7 rebounds to lead the way for the Cowboys. Brendan…

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T25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL-POLL Georgia, Tide, Michigan, Cincinnati, Baylor top final Top 25 UNDATED (AP) — Georgia is No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll after earning its second national championship – and first in 41 years – by beating rival Alabama Monday night, 33-18. The Bulldogs received all 61 first-place votes in the poll presented by Regions Bank…

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NHL-SCHEDULE Marchand bloodied, scores twice in Bruins’ 7-3 win over Caps WASHINGTON (AP) — Brad Marchand returned from a bloody nose to score two goals and assist on another in the Boston Bruins’ 7-3 rout of the Washington Capitals. Marchand barely missed any time after taking a hard high stick to the face in the first period. Boston improved to…

Virginia Tech looks to end streak vs Virginia

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Virginia Tech (8-6, 0-3) vs. Virginia (9-6, 3-2)John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, Virginia; Wednesday, 9 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Virginia looks to extend Virginia Tech’s conference losing streak to five games. Virginia Tech’s last ACC win came against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons 84-46 on Feb. 27, 2021. Virginia lost 74-58 on the road to North Carolina on Saturday.SENIOR STUDS: Virginia…

NC State seeks revenge on Louisville

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North Carolina State (8-8, 1-4) vs. Louisville (10-5, 4-1)KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Kentucky; Wednesday, 9 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: North Carolina State seeks revenge on Louisville after dropping the first matchup in Raleigh. The teams last played each other on Dec. 4, when the Cardinals shot 41.7 percent from the field and went 12 for 15 from the free throw line…