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  • Mavericks ramp up efforts to deal PG Dennis Smith Jr., sources say

    January 15, 2019 2:53 AM 165

    The Dallas Mavericks are escalating talks to trade guard Dennis Smith Jr., pushing to end a partnership that has run its course for both the franchise and former first-round pick, league sources tell ESPN. Two teams in pursuit of a point guard -- Phoenix and Orlando -- have been active in talks with the Mavericks, league sources said. Dallas has also searched

  • Truck spills 3,500 gallons of chocolate across Arizona highway

    January 15, 2019 1:59 AM 373

    Safety officials in Arizona said around 3,500 gallons of 120-degree liquid chocolate spilled onto I-40 on Monday. (Arizona Department of Public Safety) Flagstaff, Arizona turned into Willy Wonka's chocolate factory on Monday when a tanker truck spilled 3,500 gallons of it across Interstate 40. The "river of chocolate" flowed onto the highway's westbound

  • Vikings hire Gary Kubiak as adviser on offense

    January 14, 2019 11:19 PM 172

    The Minnesota Vikings have hired former Denver Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak as assistant head coach/offensive adviser. Kubiak's son Klint was named the Vikings' quarterbacks coach, and Brian Pariani. who has worked with Gary Kubiak for more than 20 years, was named tight ends coach. Kubiak recently left the Broncos after the team hired Bears defensive

  • Suspect in Jayme Closs case appears in court

    January 14, 2019 10:20 PM 181

    In his confession to police, Jake Thomas Patterson explained how he took a number of steps to carry out his plan and conceal his identity. For one, he stole a pair of license plates and put them onto his vehicle because he did not want his own plates to be spotted. He also disconnected the vehicle's dome light so that he would not be visible when he opened

  • Longtime defenseman Gorges retires

    January 14, 2019 10:06 PM 225

    Defenseman Josh Gorges announced his retirement on Monday after 13 NHL seasons. The 34-year-old Gorges revealed his decision through the NHL Players’ Association. “I would like to take this time to announce my retirement from the game of hockey,” Gorges’ statement began. “I have taken my time and thought long and hard about this decision, but it is a decision

  • Kyler Murray enters name in NFL draft, but A's can still negotiate with Heisman Trophy winner

    January 14, 2019 9:45 PM 186

    The Oklahoma Sooners quarterback and reigning Heisman Trophy winner has given himself the option to choose the NFL over Major League Baseball, for which he has a contract with the Oakland Athletics that includes a $4.66 million signing bonus. A source told ESPN's Adam Schefter that Murray actually submitted the paperwork Friday. The A's, who selected

  • Defenseman Josh Gorges retires after 13 NHL seasons

    January 14, 2019 8:44 PM 130

    Josh Gorges is retiring after 13 years in the NHL, having twice reached the Eastern Conference finals with the Montreal Canadiens. The 34-year-old defenseman announced his decision Monday through the NHL Players' Association. Gorges has been out of hockey since his contract expired with Buffalo last season. His role gradually decreased during his four seasons

  • Jayme Closs kidnapping suspect decided to take teen after seeing her get off a school bus, complaint says

    January 14, 2019 7:38 PM 516

    Prosecutors are expected to formally charge 21-year-old Jake Patterson with kidnapping and murder; Matt Finn reports from the courthouse in Barron, Wisconsin. Jayme Closs’ accused kidnapper began his plot to abduct the 13-year-old girl from her Wisconsin home after randomly seeing her get on a school bus one day, a moment when he said “he knew that was the girl he was going

  • JetBlue flight delayed after truck carrying toilet waste gets wedged under aircraft

    January 14, 2019 7:16 PM 184

    A JetBlue flight heading from New York to Denver was delayed after a truck carrying toilet waste crashed into the aircraft. (AP) A JetBlue flight heading from New York to Denver was delayed Saturday night after a truck carrying toilet waste crashed into the aircraft. Neither the male driver of the vehicle nor anyone on board the aircraft were injured

  • U.S. farmers seek answers on trade from Trump

    January 14, 2019 7:02 PM 216

    NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Thousands of U.S. farmers waited to hear President Donald Trump speak in Louisiana on Monday, hoping for an update on a White House trade war with China that has left them struggling. Farmers gathered in New Orleans at the American Farm Bureau Federation annual convention, an event Trump was due to attend for a second year in a row even as a partial