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Sorting out the mess of the NFC South

The NFC South is a hot mess, with all four teams sporting losing records entering the final two weeks of the season.

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  • Svendsen, Domracheva win biathlon pursuits

    POKLJUKA, Slovenia (AP) — Emil Hegle Svendsen of Norway won a men’s 12.5-kilometer pursuit race on Saturday to take the overall biathlon World Cup lead. Svendsen shot clean for the second day in a row…

  • Norway’s Bjoergen, Gloeersen win in World Cup

    DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Norway extended its dominance of the cross-country skiing World Cup with victories for Marit Bjoergen and Anders Gloeersen in distance races on Saturday. Six-time Olympic champion Bjoergen won a 10-kilometer freestyle…

  • Vonn wins women’s World Cup downhill in France

    VAL D’ISERE, France (AP) — Just four races back into her skiing career, Lindsey Vonn is on the verge of World Cup history. After clinching a second straight win — and third consecutive podium —…

  • Jansrud of Norway wins super-G in Val Gardena

    VAL GARDENA, Italy (AP) — Olympic champion Kjetil Jansrud extended his overall World Cup lead by winning a super-G by a comfortable margin Saturday. The Norwegian clocked 1 minute, 33.87 seconds for his fourth win…

  • Ruble crisis threatens Kontinental Hockey League

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Russia-based Kontinental Hockey League saw itself as the oil-rich rival to the NHL, offering a tempting, if less prestigious, alternative to playing in North America. As the league planned to expand…

  • LA Dodgers chart new course with rebuilt roster

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Andrew Friedman has thoroughly overhauled a 94-win team in his first two months running the Los Angeles Dodgers. None of his myriad moves made a bigger, more baffling splash than his…

  • Interim coaching jobs present challenges in bowls

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Barney Cotton choked up as he described the challenges that come with serving as Nebraska’s interim head coach. He wants to accomplish the seemingly impossible task of maintaining a business-as-usual atmosphere…

  • South Dakota State comeback tops CS Bakersfield, 53-49

    LOGAN, Utah (AP) — George Marshall scored 18 points and South Dakota State rallied for a 53-46 win over Cal State Bakersfield in the World Vision Classic Friday night. Kevin Mays converted two free throws…

  • Things to know about Friday’s baseball news

    There was a flurry of news around Major League Baseball on Friday as teams worked to retool before the holiday break. Here are some things to know about all the player moves and other changes:…

  • Top 25 Capsules

    EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Stanley Johnson scored 15 points to help No. 3 Arizona survive a scare in its first true road game of the season, pulling away late for a victory against UTEP.…

  • Johnson helps No. 3 Arizona get past UTEP, 60-55

    EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Arizona freshman Stanley Johnson wanted to know how he’d play in his first true road game. The answer was pretty good. Johnson scored 15 points to help No. 3 Arizona…

  • Portis elevating into leadership role for Arkansas

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas’ Bobby Portis looked around following a first-half dunk against Dayton, letting out an excited scream heard throughout Bud Walton Arena. If ever there was a moment that showed how far…

  • NHL Capsules

    DETROIT (AP) — Anders Lee knocked the puck over the goal line for a split-second in the second period, and the New York Islanders went on to a 2-1 victory over Detroit on Friday night.…

  • Rams Mason looks to rebound after losing first fumble

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Tre Mason averaged just 2.5 yards per carry last week. A critical lost fumble hurt the most for the St. Louis Rams’ rookie running back, and he is looking for a…

  • Lacy, others probable for Packers at Tampa Bay

    GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — With two games left, the Green Bay Packers are playing to win out. Green Bay (10-4) can lock up a sixth-straight postseason berth as early as Sunday, when it plays…