Wild beats Avalanche 3-2 in SO

Colorado Avalanche goalie Jonathan Bernier, left, stops a shot by Minnesota Wild's Mikko Koivu of Finland in the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Three forwards have been doing the bulk of the recent scoring for the Minnesota Wild.

Americans Chen, Rippon lead after Day 1 at Skate America

Nathan Chen, of the United States, performs during the men's short program at Skate America, Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, in Lake Placid, N.Y. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — American skaters Nathan Chen and Adam Rippon gave the home crowd what it wanted Friday night: Chen with a pair of powerful quad jumps, and Rippon with what he calls a “trashy dance-club program.”

Philip Rivers, Chargers beat fading Cowboys 28-6

Los Angeles Chargers' Hunter Henry (86) celebrates his touchdown catch with Tyrell Williams (16) and Keenan Allen (13) in the second half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Philip Rivers threw for 434 yards and three touchdowns in his first Thanksgiving game in the NFL and the Los Angeles Chargers beat the fading Dallas Cowboys 28-6 on Thursday.

Denver Broncos have hit a rough patch

FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, file photo, Denver Broncos general manager John Elway stands on the sidelines before an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Kansas City, Mo. Ever since Von Miller led the Broncos past Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50, the franchise has been in a state of flux. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga, File)

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Twenty-one months ago, John Elway was basking in a confetti shower as he put his fingerprints on the third Super Bowl trophy he’s captured for the Denver Broncos and dedicated it to team owner Pat Bowlen, who’s battling Alzheimer’s.

‘Justice’: U.S. sliders relieved by IOC stand against Russians

FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 file photo, Elena Nikitina of Russia celebrates her bronze medal win during the women's skeleton competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. The International Olympic Committee has banned four more Russians for doping at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, all competing in the sliding sport of skeleton and includes men’s gold medalist Alexander Tretyakov and women’s bronze medalist Elena Nikitina. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)

Katie Uhlaender has shed plenty of tears over the years about how she was so close to an Olympic medal, so close to standing on that podium and watching the American flag get raised in her honor.

Chiefs fortunes rose, now falling, with Smith’s performance

New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul (90) sacks Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (11) during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Alex Smith was an MVP candidate and the Chiefs were Super Bowl contenders six weeks ago.

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