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Cavaliers forward LeBron James had a triple-double in a 106-99 win over the Wizards on Sunday. Guard Bradley Beal scored 27. (Associated Press)

Wizards have nothing to laugh about after LeBron James’ triple-double

- The Washington Times

Scott Brooks went through multiple jokes pregame. He took a good-natured shot at a trio of reporters, laughed about when he had to room with Cleveland legend Zydrunas Ilgauskas, and delivered cracks about LeBron James’ 57-point performance the last time the Cavaliers and Washington Wizards played.

Georgetown head coach Patrick Ewing gestures during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Jacksonville, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) **FILE**

Syracuse rallies past Georgetown in overtime

- Associated Press

Tyus Battle had 29 points, Oshae Brissett had 25 points and 14 rebounds, and Syracuse overcame a 13-point second half deficit to defeat Georgetown 86-79 in overtime.

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Cowboy boots of various exotic skins line the shelves at the Lucchese Boot Maker shop, Wednesday Sept. 20, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas. The Lucchese store sells off the shelf hand-crafted boots made in Texas. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)

Cowboy boots are as much a part of San Antonio as the Alamo

- Associated Press

A visit to San Antonio would not be complete without a stroll by the Alamo, enjoying a cheesy enchilada plate at a Tex-Mex joint off the River Walk, or browsing the cowboy boot section at the local Western wear shop.

Former president of Spain's soccer federation Angel Maria Villar speaks during a press conference in Madrid, Spain, Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. The suspended president of the Spanish football federation under investigation for corruption has warned that FIFA could leave Spain out of the World Cup due to alleged meddling by Spain's government in the federation's affairs. Angel Maria Villar said that the "risk is serious" of FIFA suspending the Spanish federation for having removed him from office. Villar and three other soccer officials were arrested in July on suspicion of corruption.  (AP Photo/Paul White)

Suspended Villar says Spain in danger of missing World Cup

- Associated Press

The suspended president of the Spanish soccer federation, who is under investigation for corruption, tried Monday to stoke up fears that the country could be kicked out of the World Cup because of government interference.

Manchester United's Marcus Rashford, left, and West Bromwich Albion's Ahmed Hegazi battle for the ball during their English Premier League soccer match at The Hawthorns, West Bromwich, England, Sunday Dec. 17, 2017. (Nick Potts/PA via AP)

Hegazi completes permanent move to West Brom

Associated Press

Egypt defender Ahmed Hegazi has completed a permanent move to West Bromwich Albion after the Premier League club decided to activate an option to sign the center back.

Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Jesse James (81) has a knee down before crossing the goal line with a pass from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger during the second half of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Don Wright)

ICYMI in NFL Week 15: 2 rules league could stand to change

- Associated Press

Well, no one STILL seems to agree on what, exactly, should constitute a catch in the NFL - and that contributed to the Pittsburgh Steelers' loss to the New England Patriots in a key game for home-field advantage in the AFC playoffs.

Dallas Cowboys kicker Dan Bailey (5) kicks a field goal from the hold of Chris Jones against the Oakland Raiders during the second half of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017. The Cowboys won 20-17. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Cowboys get narrow win before Elliott's return

- Associated Press

Ezekiel Elliott will return from suspension to a Dallas Cowboys team still in the playoff hunt thanks to a first down gained by the width of an index card and a fumble just shy of the end zone.

This photo taken from a 4K video and dated Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 shows a skier performing a jump during training on the glacier above Saas-Fee, Switzerland. The glacier attracted skiers and snowboard athletes from an array of nations, who came hunting for snow on which to train early in the season ahead of the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics. (AP Photo/John Leicester)

AP Exclusive: Climate change hits Winter Olympic preparation

- Associated Press

The athletes' half-hour commute in the Swiss Alps - up two gondolas, then through a tunnel in the world's highest underground train to a glacier at 11,000 feet - served up daily grim reminders that global warming is threatening their line of work.

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) puts his head down on the field after losing a fumble on a touchback against the Dallas Cowboys during the second half of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017. The Cowboys won 20-17. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Carr loses ball dealing blow to Raiders playoff chances

- Associated Press

The Oakland Raiders already slim playoff hopes all but disappeared when the ball slipped out of Derek Carr's hands as he was diving toward the goal line for a potential winning touchdown.

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) meet on the field following an NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017.(AP Photo/Don Wright)

Patriots ride Gronkowski to 9th straight AFC East title

- Associated Press

The Pittsburgh Steelers still can't figure out how to cover Rob Gronkowski. The AFC East still can't figure out how to catch up with the New England Patriots. And now any AFC team that wants to do it in the playoffs will likely have to do it in Foxborough.