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Vonn wins women’s World Cup downhill in France

Lindsey Vonn of United States competes during training for an alpine ski, women's World Cup downhill in Val d'Isere, France, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Austrian skier Anna Fenninger posted the fastest time in a World Cup downhill training run ahead of countrywoman Regina Sterz and Lindsey Vonn on Friday. (AP Photo/Pier Marco Tacca)

VAL D’ISERE, France (AP) — American skier Lindsey Vonn won a World Cup downhill race Saturday on the same course where she re-injured her troublesome right knee one year ago, clinching a 61st career victory to continue her strong comeback following two operations.

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LA Dodgers chart new course with rebuilt roster

Los Angeles Dodgers baseball player Howie Kendrick takes questions from the media at an introductory news conference at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Andrew Friedman has thoroughly overhauled a 94-win team in his first two months running the Los Angeles Dodgers. None of his myriad moves made a bigger, more baffling splash than his trade of popular slugger Matt Kemp and $32 million to a division rival for what might be no more than half of a catching platoon.

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South Dakota State comeback tops CS Bakersfield, 53-49

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — George Marshall scored 18 points and South Dakota State rallied for a 53-46 win over Cal State Bakersfield in the World Vision Classic Friday night.

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Things to know about Friday’s baseball news

San Diego Padres outfielder Matt Kemp, center, poses for a picture with Padres general manager A.J. Preller, left, and manager Bud Black, right, during a news conference introducing Kemp as part of the baseball club Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in San Diego. The Padres deal for the former the Los Angeles Dodger was the first of three big deals by the new Padres general manager, who also has added outfielder Wil Myers, the 2013 AL Rookie of the Year, from Tampa Bay and All-Star catcher Derek Norris from Oakland. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

There was a flurry of news around Major League Baseball on Friday as teams worked to retool before the holiday break. Here are some things to know about all the player moves and other changes:

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Johnson helps No. 3 Arizona get past UTEP, 60-55

Arizona's Brandon Ashley, center, loses control of the ball as he attempts to score between UTEP defenders Vince Huner, left, and Cedrick Lang during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in El Paso, Texas. (AP Photo/Victor Calzada)

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Arizona freshman Stanley Johnson wanted to know how he’d play in his first true road game. The answer was pretty good.

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