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For Rubio and more, passing of trade deadline brought relief

BY TIM REYNOLDS – AP BASKETBALL WRITER MIAMI (AP) — Ricky Rubio was trying desperately to take his own advice. Minnesota’s point guard told anyone who would listen to him not to worry about the trade deadline, or fret about what moves might be coming. Practicing what he preached was a little difficult. "Until it doesn’t go down," Rubio said, "you don’t believe it." In his case, nothing went down Thursday – and that brought a clear sense of relief. Trade deadline day came and went with only seven deals involving 14 players, the smallest number of players affected...

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Born with no voice & low odds, boy talks with new voice box

Grant Hasse was born with two very rare conditions — one that’s usually fatal, the other that should have left him unable to talk. But at almost 4 years old, he’s a healthy bundle of energy after three dozen surgeries, including an innovative operation to create a new voice box. Doctors discovered before he was born that Grant’s upper airway was completely blocked, meaning that at birth, he’d be unable to breathe. Even with quick intervention, doctors said his survival chances were extremely slim. Only about 50 people born with the condition worldwide have survived. Even fewer are born...

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Saban: ‘There were no talks’ with Texas

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama coach Nick Saban and the football team are moving on. Saban has put to rest the speculation that he would replace Mack Brown at Texas by striking a new deal with Alabama. For the third-ranked Crimson Tide, the focus is on getting over the loss to Auburn and trying to finish the season strong in the Jan. 2 Sugar Bowl against No. 11 Oklahoma. Saban had said Friday night after agreeing to a new contract reportedly worth about $7 million a year that he planned to retire at Alabama. He said “there were no...

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