Curry scores 26, Warriors beat Jazz 106-99

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) drives as Utah Jazz center Boris Diaw (33) defends in the first half during an NBA basketball game Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Golden State Warriors needed less than nine minutes to open a 24-point lead over the short-handed Utah Jazz on Thursday night.

Chiefs beat Raiders, take control of division race

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill (10) runs for a touchdown on a 78-yard kickoff return during the first half of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Kansas City, Mo., Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Charcandrick West was playing for Joe McKnight. Tyreek Hill was playing for the fans chanting his name. The Chiefs defense was playing for its injured leader.

Winners and losers at baseball’s winter meetings

FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2016, file photo, Chicago White Sox starter Chris Sale delivers a pitch during a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins in Chicago. Sale says he isn't worried that he might not be the ace of the pitching staff after being traded from the White Sox to Boston. The 27-year-old lefty told reporters on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, "We play for a trophy, not a tag."Sale was traded to the Red Sox on Tuesday at the baseball winter meetings. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty, File)

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — All-Star closers Aroldis Chapman, Mark Melancon and Wade Davis moved to different bullpens. Chris Sale boosted a big rotation in Boston. And the Washington Nationals got their fans talking — a lot.

Penalty to be waived for ball movement on green

FILE - In this June 19, 2016, file photo, Dustin Johnson, right, talks to a rules official on the fifth green during the final round of the U.S. Open golf championship at Oakmont Country Club, in Oakmont, Pa. The USGA and R&A have adopted a local rule for 2017 that will waive the one-shot penalty for players when their golf balls or ball markers accidentally move on the putting green. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Golf’s governing bodies have responded to Dustin Johnson’s penalty at the U.S. Open by introducing a local rule that will waive the one-shot penalty if a ball moves on the putting green by accident.

Report details ‘institutional conspiracy’ in Russia

FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2014 file photo, the Russian national flag, right, flies after next to the Olympic flag during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The Olympic world is bracing for more evidence of systematic Russian doping.
World Anti-Doping Agency investigator Richard McLaren is releasing his latest report on Friday Dec. 9, 2016 into allegations of state-sponsored cheating and cover-ups in Russia. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, File)

LONDON (AP) — A new report into systematic Russian doping details a wide-ranging “institutional conspiracy” that involved more than 1,000 athletes across more than 30 sports, including evidence corroborating large-scale sample swapping at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

Petersen the playoff rookie among final 4 coaches

College football coaches from left to right; Nick Saban of Alabama, Chris Petersen of Washington, Ohio State's Urban Meyer and Dabo Sweeney of Clemson pose the college football championship trophy Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

ATLANTA (AP) — Chris Petersen chatted up Nick Saban while they waited to pose with the championship trophy, looking for any bit of insight that might help the College Football Playoff’s rookie coach.

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