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

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  • Evans out for Pelicans against Rockets

    HOUSTON (AP) — New Orleans guard Tyreke Evans will miss the Pelicans’ game Thursday night at Houston because of a bruised right knee. Coach Monty Williams says Evans was injured when he bumped knees with a teammate Tuesday night and that they’d re-evaluate him Friday. Williams says: “He’s had some swelling in his knee. Any…

  • Bulls G Rose sits out vs. Knicks due to illness

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose is sitting out Thursday night’s game against the New York Knicks because of an illness. Rose had played in 11 consecutive games as he works his way back from the torn meniscus that ended his 2013-14 season. He is averaging 16.8 points and 5.1 assists per game…

  • Jaguars receivers wear ‘I Can’t Breathe’ shirts

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Receivers for the Jacksonville Jaguars and defensive end Ryan Davis wore “I Can’t Breathe” T-shirts during warmups before their Thursday night game against the Tennessee Titans. This is the final home game of the year for the Jaguars, and the final Thursday night game in the NFL season. Both teams are…

  • Helfrich: Ekpre-Olomu won’t play against FSU

    EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon coach Mark Helfrich confirmed Thursday that the third-ranked Ducks will be without star cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu when they face Jameis Winston and Florida State in their playoff game Jan. 1. Helfrich acknowledged the senior, a first-team All-America selection, won’t play after he was injured during a noncontact drill Tuesday. “Very…

  • Michigan State’s Dawson has fractured wrist

    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State forward Branden Dawson has a non-displaced fracture on his left wrist and will miss the team’s next two games. The school released details on Dawson’s injury Thursday, one day after he was hurt in No. 25 Michigan State’s 66-46 win over Eastern Michigan. The Spartans face Texas Southern…

  • Anthony sits out Knicks’ game against Bulls

    CHICAGO (AP) — New York forward Carmelo Anthony will sit out the Knicks’ game Thursday night against the Chicago Bulls because of a sore left knee. Anthony is averaging 23.4 points in 24 games for the Knicks. New York also was without Andrea Bargnani, Cleanthony Early, Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith. Amare Stoudemire was expected…

  • Thursday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL American League KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Agreed to terms with RHP Kris Medlen on a two-year contract. Designated INF Johnny Giavotella for assignment. OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Acquired LHP Eury De La Rosa from Arizona for cash considerations. Designated RHP Fernando Rodriguez for assignment. Released RHP Jorge De Leon. SEATTLE MARINERS — Signed RHP Justin…

  • ‘Hands Up’ players to attend Ferguson Christmas party

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jared Cook wants to be more than hands up, he wants to be hands on this holiday season. The St. Louis Rams tight end and four other players who recently did the “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” gesture are following through on plans to aid residents in nearby Ferguson, Missouri. Cook and…

  • St Pete council rejects deal with Rays

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The St. Petersburg City Council has rejected a deal reached earlier this month between the Rays and the city’s mayor that would have allowed the team to search for new stadium sites on both sides of Tampa Bay. The council voted 5-3 Thursday to reject Mayor Rick Kriseman’s proposed agreement.…

  • Jaguars without defensive tackle Miller against Titans

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars are without starting defensive tackle Roy Miller against Tennessee. Just days after signing a four-year extension worth $16.2 million, Miller misses his first game of the season because of a sprained knee. He had been listed as questionable. Second-year pro Abry Jones starts in his place. The Jaguars…

  • Stoke says Shea likely to move to MLS’s Orlando City

    American midfielder Brek Shea is likely to move from Stoke of England’s Premier League to the Orlando City expansion team in Major League Soccer. Stoke manager Mark Hughes was quoted Thursday on the club’s Twitter feed as saying “we envisage Brek completing his move to Orlando. It hasn’t been confirmed yet, but he was in…

  • Seattle Seahawks sign Wright to 4-year extension

    RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The conversations started in the spring and as much as K.J. Wright wanted to believe the Seattle Seahawks legitimately wanted to keep him around long-term, the fact the season started and weeks ticked by without a contract extension began weighing on the linebacker. “The more the season goes on, it’s only…

  • Women’s Top 25 College Basketball Schedule

    All Times EST Friday’s Games No. 2 UConn vs. No. 25 DePaul at Webster Bank Arena, Bridgeport, Conn., 7:30 p.m. No. 6 North Carolina vs. Maine at Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Convention Center, 7 p.m. No. 9 Baylor vs. No. 19 Syracuse at Harold & Ted Alfond Sports Center, Winter Park, Fla., 7 p.m. No. 13…

  • Women’s College Basketball Schedule

    All Times EST Friday, Dec. 19 EAST Yale at Bucknell, 4:30 p.m. Portland St. at Princeton, 5:30 p.m. Siena at Binghamton, 7 p.m. Buffalo at Manhattan, 7 p.m. NJIT at Seton Hall, 7 p.m. Lafayette at Stony Brook, 7 p.m. DePaul vs. UConn at Webster Bank Arena, Bridgeport, Conn., 7:30 p.m. SOUTH ETSU at UNC…

  • Top 25 College Basketball Schedule

    All Times EST Friday’s Games No. 3 Arizona at UTEP, 11 p.m. No. 18 Miami vs. Eastern Kentucky, 7 p.m. No. 20 St. John’s vs. Saint Mary’s (Cal), 7 p.m. Saturday’s Games No. 1 Kentucky vs. UCLA at the United Center, 3:30 p.m. No. 4 Louisville at Western Kentucky, Noon No. 7 Villanova vs. Syracuse…