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Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal celebrates after scoring late in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, in Los Angeles. The Clippers won 113-112. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Wizards tired of blowing chances

- The Washington Times

Just more than a quarter of the season has gone by. Yet, Washington has already lost enough games it expected to win to wear its patience thin.

FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2017, file photo, Miami Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton stands on the field during a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants in Miami.  A person familiar with the negotiations says the New York Yankees and Miami Marlins are working on a trade that would send slugger Giancarlo Stanton to New York and infielder Starlin Castro to Miami.  The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, because no agreement has been completed. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File) **FILE**

Yankees get NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton from Marlins

- Associated Press

The New York Yankees announced Monday they’d acquired Stanton from the Miami Marlins, getting the NL MVP and cash from Miami for Starlin Castro and two minor leaguers, right-hander Jorge Guzman and infielder Jose Devers.

FILE - In this June 23, 2017, file photo, Miami Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton hits a home run in the third inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs in Miami.  A person familiar with the negotiations says the New York Yankees and Miami Marlins are working on a trade that would send slugger Giancarlo Stanton to New York and infielder Starlin Castro to Miami.  The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, because no agreement has been completed. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File) **FILE**

Winter meetings warm up fast with relievers in demand

- Associated Press

Now that Shohei Ohtani and Giancarlo Stanton picked their new places to play, baseball bosses checked into the winter meetings primed to make moves that had been bottled up for weeks. The market for relievers quickly warmed Sunday, even before many teams got down to business.

Houston Texans quarterback Tom Savage (3) is checked by a referee after he was hit during the first half of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in Houston. Savage left the game. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

Texans quarterback Tom Savage returned to game after concussion

- Associated Press

Houston quarterback Tom Savage was cleared to re-enter Sunday’s game against the San Francisco 49ers for one series after sustaining a concussion, raising questions about the NFL’s procedure for evaluating such injuries during games.

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AP source: Martin headed to Rangers after 2 years in Japan

- Associated Press

A person with direct knowledge of the deal says the Texas Rangers and right-hander Chris Martin have agreed on a $4 million, two-year contract after the reliever spent the past two seasons in Japan.

AP Source: SMU to hire former Cal coach Sonny Dykes

- Associated Press

SMU will hire former California and Louisiana Tech coach Sonny Dykes as its new head coach, a person with direct knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press.

Referee John Hussey checks on Houston Texans quarterback Tom Savage following a hard hit during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017 at NRG Stadium in Houston. The 49ers defeated the Texans 26-16. (AP Photo/The Galveston County Daily News, Kevin M. Cox)

Savage doesn't blame his coach for concussion goof-up

- Associated Press

Bill O'Brien takes a lot of heat in Houston for his quarterback decisions. He shouldn't be blamed for allowing Tom Savage to go back into the game after a hard hit from Elvis Dumervil left him dazed and his hands visibly quivering, leading fans to fear he'd suffered not only a concussion but a seizure.

Ex-Vols AD Currie, Schiano had agreed on $27 million deal

- Associated Press

Former Tennessee athletic director John Currie and Greg Schiano signed a memorandum of understanding to make the Ohio State defensive coordinator the new Volunteers football coach before the deal fell apart amid a public backlash.

Chris Del Conte holds up the Hook'em sign at a news conference where he was introduced at the new vice president and athletics director for the University of Texas, Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Del Conte moves from TCU to athletic director at Texas

- Associated Press

Chris Del Conte once parked himself outside the office of the Texas athletic director to make a personal plea to the Big 12's most powerful member to get TCU into the league.