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November 30, 2015 - 1:36pm
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Kentucky, Maryland and Michigan State held the top three spots in The Associated Press' men's college basketball poll, but there were plenty of changes at the bottom of the Top 25.

The Wildcats (6-0) received 59 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel Monday to stay No. 1 for a second straight week. Maryland (6-0) remained second with four first-place votes and No. 3 Michigan State (7-0) had the other two No. 1 votes.

Kansas and...

November 30, 2015 - 1:35pm
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TORONTO (AP) — J.A. Happ's deal with the Toronto Blue Jays is slightly back-loaded.

The left-hander will receive $10 million next season as part of the $36 million, three-year contract agreed to Friday. He will get $13 million in each of the final two seasons.

Happ, who pitched for Toronto from 2012-14, was a 62-61 career record, fills another rotation spot for the AL East champions, who could lose fellow lefties David Price and Mark Buehrle in free...

November 30, 2015 - 1:34pm
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NEW YORK (AP) — Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said center Derek Stepan will miss four to six weeks because of broken ribs.

Vigneault made the announcement Monday morning following the New York Rangers' morning skate.

Stepan injured the ribs in Friday's loss to Boston. He has six goals, six assists in 23 games this season.

The Rangers host the Carolina Hurricanes on Monday night.

The Rangers called up Jayson...

November 30, 2015 - 1:30pm
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The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 29, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking:

1. Kentucky (59)6-01,6191
2. Maryland (4)6-01,5122
November 30, 2015 - 1:30pm
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NEW YORK (AP) — POLL ALERT: Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan State lead men's AP basketball rankings.

November 30, 2015 - 1:22pm
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ATLANTA (AP) — Right-hander Bud Norris can earn $2.75 million in bonuses based on starts in addition to his $2.5 million salary with the Atlanta Braves.

Norris can earn $250,000 for eight starts and $500,000 apiece for 12, 15, 20, 24 and 28. He also can earn $250,000 each for 40, 50 and 60 relief appearances

The 30-year-old, whose deal was announced Wednesday, was 3-11 with a 6.72 ERA in 11 starts and 27 relief appearances last season for Baltimore...

November 30, 2015 - 1:14pm
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CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State will require all prospective transfer students to disclose whether they are ineligible to re-enroll at a previous school because of student conduct.

Undergraduate and graduate students seeking admission must disclose ineligibility at any school they've attended in the past seven years, Oregon State announced on Monday.

Requiring full disclosure from transfers strengthens a policy already in place that denies...

November 30, 2015 - 1:08pm
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NEW YORK (AP) — Los Angeles Galaxy forward Robbie Keane has been selected to Major League Soccer's Best XI for the fourth straight year.

The 10 other players were all first-time picks. Columbus' Kei Kamara and Toronto's Sebastian Giovinco were the other forwards on the team, which was announced Sunday.

Luis Robles of the New York Red Bulls was chosen as goalkeeper, joined by defenders Laurent Ciman of Montreal, Kendall Waston of Vancouver and Matt...

November 30, 2015 - 1:07pm
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ZURICH (AP) — American forward Carli Lloyd is among the finalists for FIFA Women's Player of the Year after scoring a hat trick that led the United States to victory over Japan in the World Cup final.

Japan's Aya Miyama and Germany's Celia Sasic are the other finalists announced Monday. Winners will be announced Jan. 11.

Jill Ellis of the U.S. is a finalist for Women's Coach of the Year along with Mark Sampson and Norio Sasak of Japan....

November 30, 2015 - 12:58pm
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NEW YORK (AP) — A full postseason share for the World Series champion Kansas City Royals was worth $370,069, just under the record $388,606 set by the San Francisco Giants last year.

The New York Mets set a record for a World Series loser at totaled $300,758, the commissioner's office said Monday.

Kansas City split $25.16 million into 58 full shares, 8.37 partial shares and 50 cash awards. The Mets divided $16.77 million into 44 full shares, 11.05...

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