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Portland wins MLS Cup, beating Columbus 2-1

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Portland Timbers had a plan to attack early in their first MLS Cup appearance. They didn't expect it to work to perfection so quickly.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 December 2015

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Heisman Trophy finalists: Henry, Watson, McCaffrey

NEW YORK (AP) — Alabama's Derrick Henry and Stanford's Christian McCaffrey are hoping to return to the Heisman Trophy to the running backs. Clemson's Deshaun Watson can keep it with the QBs.

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LeBron James signs lifetime contract with Nike

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James has a contract with Nike that will last long after he hangs up his sneakers.

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Storied career of sportscaster remembered

Monday morning musings:

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Dodgers' bid for Chapman appears on hold; Mariners get Miley

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — As baseball's annual winter meetings began, the proposed trade sending Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman to the Los Angeles Dodgers appeared to be on hold Monday night after Yahoo Sports reported that police investigated an accusation of domestic violence involving the pitcher.

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Bulgaria weightlifting team appeals ban from 2016 Olympics

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Banned from the 2016 Olympics for excessive doping, Bulgaria's weightlifting team has appealed to sport's highest court.

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Platini pledges to tell 'only the truth' at FIFA ban appeal

GENEVA (AP) — Michel Platini arrived at the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Tuesday pledging to "tell the truth, only the truth" at his appeal against a 90-day FIFA ban.

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Lausanne to host 2016 SportAccord Convention in April

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Lausanne will host a major sports industry conference next year.

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