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USC names Helton permanent coach after Trojans beat UCLA
Southern California hired Clay Helton as its permanent coach on Monday, removing the interim tag after he guided the team to a division title since taking over for Steve Sarkisian....

Osweiler gets first comeback win, Broncos beat Pats 30-24
DENVER (AP) -- Brock Osweiler engineered his first comeback win in only his second NFL start....

Kobe Bryant says he will retire at end of season
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- After 20 years in a Lakers uniform and a lifetime in basketball, Kobe Bryant determined that his aching body and his passion for the game had both grown weaker than his excitement about the future....

ICYMI in NFL's Week 12: Gronk injured; Pats lose to Broncos
There was Rob Gronkowski, the NFL's best tight end and Tom Brady's only real receiving threat remaining, getting carted to the locker room, shortly after he writhed on the snow-covered turf, his right leg in pain....

Georgia's Richt not done, interested in another coaching job
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- Mark Richt remains interested in another coaching job and said Monday he will listen "to anybody who has interest in me" as he prepares for his final game as Georgia's coach....

Thomas Bach: Hamburg bid rejection is 'missed opportunity'
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- The rejection of Hamburg's bid for the 2024 Olympics marks a "missed opportunity" for the city and Germany, IOC President Thomas Bach said Monday....

Fantasy sports companies weigh leaving US market _ for now
BOSTON (AP) -- Yahoo remains active. CBS has quietly withdrawn. And lesser known daily fantasy sports companies are scaling back....

Palmer's 8-yard TD run leads first-place Cards past 49ers
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- With two running backs down, Arizona's ground game kept getting stuffed. So Carson Palmer took charge....

Seattle leans on its offense to beat Pittsburgh 39-30
SEATTLE (AP) -- Russell Wilson was sick of the story line about the Seattle Seahawks inability to finish games in the fourth quarter....

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