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The real winner in the D.C. United stadium deal

Forget about the team or the developers, the real winners in the D.C. United stadium deal are the fans.

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  • Bucks center Larry Sanders suspended for 1 game

    NEW YORK (AP) — Milwaukee center Larry Sanders was suspended for one game without pay by the NBA on Thursday for pushing Portland forward Nicolas Batum in the back as he elevated toward the basket. The fourth-quarter incident in the Bucks’ 104-97 loss at Portland on Wednesday night was upgraded to a Flagrant Foul 2.…

  • Despite rifts, US and Cuba share baseball ties

    Despite deep political and ideological differences over the years, Cuba and the United States always have shared a love of baseball. From the Negro Leagues to the current crop of Cuban stars, the communist island and the U.S. are linked by century-old baseball ties. It was during spring training in 1947 in Havana that the…

  • Kris Medlan and Royals agree to $8.5 million, 2-year deal

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Former Atlanta right-hander Kris Medlen has agreed to an $8.5 million, two-year contract with the Kansas City Royals after missing last season while he recovered from Tommy John surgery. Medlen will make $2 million next year and $5.5 million in 2016 under the agreement announced Thursday and could earn up…

  • After concussion, WVU QB Trickett cleared for bowl practice

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen said quarterback Clint Trickett has been cleared to play in the Liberty Bowl after being sidelined with a concussion. But Holgorsen said sophomore Skyler Howard’s impressive play will put the quarterback rotation up for grabs as the Mountaineers (7-5) prepare to meet Texas A&M (7-5) on…

  • FCC: ‘Redskins’ not profane; station keeps license

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Saying the word “Redskins” on the air isn’t obscene or profane — at least not according to the Federal Communications Commission. The FCC on Thursday dismissed a petition that called for one of the team’s flagship radio stations not to have its license renewed. The petition claimed repeated use of the word…

  • Williams: time to get tougher on No. 24 Tar Heels

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina coach Roy Williams says it’s time to get tougher on his team. The No. 24 Tar Heels (7-3) just haven’t looked like one of the favorites in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship so far, leaving their Hall of Fame coach displeased with everything from turnovers to a lack…

  • Chiefs’ draft picks starting to produce late

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — John Dorsey likes to say that it takes several years before a verdict can be returned on a draft pick. There is a learning curve for rookies, often a steep one. The pro game is faster, players are stronger and the plays more complex. If that’s the case, the first…

  • Glantz-Culver Line

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  • Kings’ DeMarcus Cousins set to return vs. Bucks

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins appears ready to return from a serious bout with viral meningitis when the Sacramento Kings host the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night. The Kings upgraded Cousins’ status from questionable to probable. He has been able to participate in portions of practice the past few days and his minutes will…

  • Bears bench QB Jay Cutler for Clausen

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears benched Jay Cutler on Thursday, deciding to start Jimmy Clausen against this Detroit Lions this weekend in favor of their franchise quarterback who signed a massive, seven-year deal less than a year ago. Coach Marc Trestman said Cutler will be available as the backup for Sunday’s game…

  • No-confidence for UAB head over football scuttling

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Faculty members at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have drafted a no-confidence resolution against the president following his decision to kill the school’s football program despite it finishing with its best record in years. The document, released Thursday by the university, accuses UAB President Ray Watts of failing to share…

  • CSU-Pueblo, Minnesota State-Mankato meet for title

    There were no helmets, uniforms, players, practice field or even footballs when Colorado State-Pueblo coach John Wristen was brought on board in 2007. He had a vision, though, and used to bring potential recruits to a plot of land featuring nothing more than a few cacti to simply say: This is where the stadium is…

  • ‘Hands Up’ players to attend Ferguson Christmas party

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Rams are following through on plans to aid residents in nearby Ferguson. The five players who did the “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” gesture before a recent home game are scheduled to appear at an Urban League of St. Louis Christmas Party on Friday for residents of Ferguson and…

  • Titans place RB Dexter McCluster on injured reserve

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have placed running back Dexter McCluster on injured reserve with a knee injury, their 15th player put on the list this season. The Titans announced the move Thursday before playing in Jacksonville. McCluster hurt his knee last week in a 16-11 loss to the Jets and had been…

  • A’s acquire lefty De La Rosa from Arizona for cash

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Athletics have acquired left-hander Eury De La Rosa from the Arizona Diamondbacks for cash. Oakland made the announcement Thursday, the latest trade in another offseason full of them for general manager Billy Beane. The A’s designated right-hander Fernando Rodriguez for assignment to clear room on the 40-man roster. Right-hander Jorge…