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In this Nov. 17, 1996, file photo, Jana Novotna, of the Czech Republic, is all smiles after taking home a $79,000 check from the Advanta Tennis Championship in Villanova, Pa. The WTA says the 1998 Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna of the Czech Republic has died. In a Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, statement, the WTA say Novotna died after battling a cancer on Sunday, Nov. 19. She was 49. (AP Photo/Jim Graham, File)

Jana Novotna, former Wimbledon champion, dies at 49

- Associated Press

Jana Novotna, who won the hearts of the tennis world by sobbing on the shoulder of a member of the British royal family after a tough loss in the Wimbledon final, has died at the age of 49.

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Washington quarterback Jake Browning (3) throws a pass to Lavon Coleman for a 6-yard touchdown against Utah during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

No. 15 Washington knows it's the spoiler in the Apple Cup

- Associated Press

Chris Petersen was in the process of reliving the wild final minutes of No. 15 Washington's comeback when he was asked if the victory over Utah ranked among the most exciting finishes in his career.

Washington Redskins wide receiver Josh Doctson (18) tries to fend off New Orleans Saints free safety Marcus Williams in the first half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Rusty Costanza)

FANTASY PLAYS: With byes over, time to drop benchwarmers

- Associated Press

Now that the bye weeks are over, no need to keep players that you have no intention of starting. But you should consider picking up the true handcuffs for your star players. One such player is running back James Conner of the Steelers. During the bye weeks, you needed the roster space to claim players who would likely be active for your team at some point. But Conner's value to fantasy players with Le'Veon Bell on their roster is higher now as insurance in the event Bell suffers an injury. You hope that you never have to start such a player, but at least all would not be lost if Bell suffers an injury that would cause him to miss time.

FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2017, file photo, Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano works the field during practice before an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, in Cincinnati. Pagano eagerly returned to work Monday, Nov. 20, 2017. One reason for optimism in a mostly bleak season: A week off gave the Colts time to rest and recover. (AP Photo/Gary Landers, File)

Colts hoping bye week break leads to strong closing flurry

- Associated Press

The Indianapolis Colts are four games back in the AFC South and two behind in the wild-card race. Only three teams have fewer wins, and star quarterback Andrew Luck is out for the season.

Investigators: Roy Halladay performed turns before crash

- Associated Press

Federal aviation investigators say retired star pitcher Roy Halladay performed steep turns and flew feet above the water in his small plane moments before his fatal crash two weeks ago.

FILE - At left, in a Nov. 11, 2017, file photo, Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh runs onto the field with his team before an NCAA college football game against Maryland in College Park, Md. At right, in a Nov. 4, 2017, file photo, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer runs onto the field before an NCAA college football game against Iowa, in Iowa City, Iowa. A narrow path has opened that could see the Buckeyes sneaking back into the final four. That would require robust victories over unranked Michigan at Ann Arbor on Saturday and another one against No. 5 Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship Game. Some other teams would have to create some chaos in the rankings for Ohio State to get in, but it could happen. (AP Photo/File)

Michigan looks to extinguish Ohio State's dim playoff hopes

- Associated Press

No. 8 Ohio State's national championship hopes seemed to dissipate in the cold Iowa evening when the Buckeyes were inexplicably throttled by the unranked Hawkeyes on Nov. 4. A two-loss team has never made the College Football Playoff in the three seasons of its existence.

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) looks for a receiver during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Kansas in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Mayfield, Barkley, Love finalists for Maxwell player of year

- Associated Press

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield, Penn State running back Saquon Barkley and Stanford running back Bryce Love are the finalists for the Maxwell Award given to college football's top player.