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Team USA parade uniforms include touch of American frontier
The jacket is part of Team USA's closing ceremony uniform for the upcoming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. NEW YORK (AP) - Polo Ralph Lauren unveiled Team USA's Olympic parade uniforms Monday and social media haters can leave the ugly sweater jokes back in Sochi. They're more Ralph than Ralph himself, a Western style in suede with fringe in rawhide brown and decorated in hand-beaded Olympic rings and an American flag.
Milwaukee Bucks fire Jason Kidd in fourth season as head coach
Milwaukee Bucks head coach Jason Kidd looks on from the sideline against the Sacramento Kings during the first quarter at Golden 1 Center. The Milwaukee Bucks have fired head coach Jason Kidd, a person with knowledge of the firing confirmed to USA TODAY Sports. Assistant coach Joe Prunty will serve as interim head coach until the Bucks find a replacement. Kidd, 44, had a 139-152 record during his 3 seasons on the Bucks' sidelines.
Ortiz has 1-shot lead in Latin America Amateur
Alvaro Ortiz of Mexico saved par to end a tumultuous round of 1-under 70 on Monday, giving him a one-shot lead and a chance at redemption in the Latin America Amateur Championship. Ortiz lost in a playoff a year ago in Panama City and says he has been thinking about it all year. Ortiz was at 4-under 209 and still has hard work ahead of him at Prince of Wales Country Club.
Eagles' unusual building plan made Super Bowl trip possible
The Eagles were building their future around quarterback Carson Wentz, bringing in young players through the draft to grow with Wentz for Super Bowl success. The Eagles are going to the Super Bowl this year after their 38-7 demolition of the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship game Sunday night. We found ourselves in an interesting situation where this is year two, you could say, of the plan, Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie said.
Backup Clemson quarterback Tucker Israel to transfer
Clemson is losing another backup quarterback with Tucker Israel's decision to leave the program. Israel said on the team's Twitter feed Monday he will graduate from Clemson and then seek to play elsewhere. Earlier this month, reserve quarterback Zerrick Cooper also announced he was leaving the Tigers. Israel is a 5-foot-11, 165-pound quarterback from Orlando, Florida who at Lake Nona High School surpassed Tim Tebow's Florida prep record with 56 passing touchdowns in a season. Israel played in just two games for Clemson in 2016.
Danica Patrick to drive Daytona 500 for Premium Motorsports
The one-race deal will put Patrick in the seat of the No 7 GoDaddy Chevrolet, the same car number she drove when she entered stock-car racing in 2010. CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) - Danica Patrick is teaming with Premium Motorsports for next month's Daytona 500, the final race of her NASCAR career. Patrick says: I couldn't have written a better story about how this would all fall into place.
Analysis: Jaguars just not on same level as Brady, Belichick
The clock was running when the Jaguars inexplicably rushed their punt with 24 seconds to spare on the play clock. Danny Amendola's fair catch of Brad Nortman's punt at his 14 came with 2:02 remaining, which essentially gave Brady and Belichick an extra timeout with which to work. We came in at halftime with a good level of confidence that it was a four-point game and we hadn't played well, Belichick said.
No. 22 Vols still sorting out which combinations work best
The Vols have received reliable production from forwards Grant Williams and Admiral Schofield, who combined for 59 points in the first Vanderbilt game. Schofield had 22 against Vanderbilt and has scored in double figures in 13 consecutive games. Barnes says Turner is at his best when he concentrates on defense and rebounding rather than worrying so much about scoring. The Vols couldn't recover two years ago when leading scorer Kevin Punter Jr had a season-ending injury.
Fernandez chasing Spain's 1st Olympic figure skating medal
Javier Fernandez of Spain perform during the exibition gala at the European figure skating championships in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Jan 21, 2018. It was the beginning of another long practice for Fernandez, the Spanish sensation who in February will enter the Pyeongchang Olympics with a chance to win his nation's first figure skating medal. Fernandez just missed the podium four years ago in Sochi, finishing fourth in what was his best Olympic result.
New York Giants meeting with Pat Shurmur may have to wait
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (AP) - The New York Giants' search for a new coach may be put on a hold by winter storm in the Midwest. The Giants were expected to have Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur at their headquarters Tuesday for a final meeting with co-owners John Mara and Steve Tisch and new general manager Dave Gettleman. More than 100 flights were cancelled by noon, said Pat Hogan, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Airports Commission in Minneapolis.
Oksana Masters eyes more gold in cross country, biathlon at Paralympics
Oksana Masters, a three-time Paralympic medalist, will compete in biathlon and cross country skiing in Pyeongchang. A three-time Paralympic medalist in Nordic skiing and rowing, Oksana Masters has shown there are no limits to what she can achieve. Masters, who also competed in cycling at the Rio Paralympics, won three gold medals in biathlon at the season-opening World Cup in Canmore, Alberta, last month. Her silver in the 12-kilometer race was the first for a US cross country skier in 20 years.
Kansas center considering underhand free throws
Kansas sophomore center Udoka Azubuike is one of the more reliable finishers around the rim in all of college basketball. Azubuike is considering anything in hopes of changing that - even underhand free throws. In Kansas' narrow win over Baylor on Saturday, Azubuike shot 4 of 11 from the stripe and missed a crucial pair of free throws that gave Baylor a chance at a narrowly missed game-winning shot. It doesn't take extensive views of Azubuike's free throws to notice the deficiencies in his form.
Fantasy baseball experts converge in Los Angeles for FSTA draft
The first major fantasy industry draft is in progress - though it's on pause for the time being while members of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association are assembling in Los Angeles for their group's annual winter conference. For the first time, the league has decided to start the draft online before the conference opens. At No 2 overall, Team USA TODAY Sports had perhaps the easiest pick in the draft with Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve.
Vonn alters schedule to add last-minute testing for Olympics
I want to win more than everyone else expects me to win, Vonn said. At the Olympics, Vonn plans to compete in super-G, downhill, and combined - and possibly giant slalom. As for her setup in optimal snow conditions, Vonn is right on track - as evidenced by her downhill win in Cortina d'Ampezzo on Saturday. A day earlier in Cortina, Vonn finished second in another downhill, one spot ahead of US teammate Mikaela Shiffrin.
Fran McCaffery's four-star son Patrick lashes out at Iowa critics on Twitter
Fran McCaffery isn't having the greatest season as Iowa's head coach. As some might expect from a fan base accustomed to success, the natives have been restless. One critical future Hawkeyes recruit has taken particular notice: Fran McCaffery's son, Patrick McCaffery. A four-star small forward at Iowa City West, McCaffery is considered both the best player in the state of Iowa and one of the nation's top-40 overall hoops prospects.
Imus, who used slurs about Rutgers team, ends show
There was national outrage and shock over Imus using racial and sexist slurs to slander a team that battled its way to the NCAA Tournament finals only to lose to Pat Summitt's Lady Vols. We were stripped of this moment by degrading comments made by Mr Imus last Wednesday. What hurts the most about this situation is that Mr Imus knows not one of us personally. Imus found employment on another New York radio station, WABC.

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