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AP Top Sports News at 6:26 p.m. EST

Jackpot! Vegas looks to score big win by landing Raiders
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- First the NHL's Vegas Golden Knights. Soon, maybe, the Las Vegas Raiders....

Ivan Rodriguez appears to deny using steroids during career
NEW YORK (AP) -- A day after his election to the Hall of Fame, Ivan Rodriguez appeared to deny using steroids during his career....

Djokovic out in 2nd round, loses to Istomin in Melbourne
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- It started badly for Novak Djokovic, who needed 24 serves, six break-point saves and 15 minutes just to hold his first game in the second round....

Julio Jones says sprained toe won't keep him out vs. Packers
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) -- Falcons All-Pro receiver Julio Jones missed his second day of practice Thursday with a sprained left toe....

Roethlisberger hoping to play up to Brady's "gold standard"
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Ben Roethlisberger intended for the moment to be private. The camera following him to midfield and the microphone tucked inside Tom Brady's shoulder pads ended up making that impossible....

Who is that? Falcons' Gabriel, others make their marks
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) -- Midway through the season, there would have been no way to predict Taylor Gabriel would be the top scorer among Atlanta Falcons wide receivers....

Falcons' Shanahan will have another meeting with 49ers
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) -- Kyle Shanahan plans to talk again with the San Francisco 49ers about their head coaching vacancy, with all signs pointing to the Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator landing the job....

Bonds, Clemens making slow gains with changing electorate
Hall of Fame voters are still sharply divided on Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens....

Cavs star forward Kevin Love sidelined with back spasms
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Cavaliers star forward Kevin Love is still having back issues and will not play Thursday night against Phoenix....

Blue Jays ownership involved in bringing Bautista back
TORONTO (AP) -- Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins said ownership got involved in the re-signing of veteran Jose Bautista....

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