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For Rio, Paralympian Alana Nichols focus on kayak

In this March 8, 2014, file photo, United State's Alana Nichols races to win her silver medal in the women's downhill, sitting skiing event at the 2014 Winter Paralympic Games in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. After winning a gold medal in wheelchair basketball, then gold and silver in sit-skiing, Nichols is on to her next endeavor _ sprint kayak racing, which will make its debut at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, File)

DENVER (AP) — Paralympian Alana Nichols calls them “pinch-me moments,” when she can’t quite believe she is actually in a particular situation.

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From Mexico to the World Series, Petit shines

In this Sept. 25, 2014 file photo, San Francisco Giants pitcher Yusmeiro Petit throws against the San Diego Padres during the first inning of a baseball game in San Francisco. During the last regular season Petit opened 12 times. He silently broke the major league record for most consecutive strike outs. Many fans in San Francisco want the Venezuelan pitcher to open against The Kansas City Royals in the World Series. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Yusmeiro Petit was running out of choices. His major league career had hit rock bottom and was heading nowhere.

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First-place Gophers trying to stay grounded

Minnesota defensive back Damarius Travis (7) celebrates a win after an NCAA college football game against Purdue, Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, in Minneapolis. Minnesota won 39-38. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Resiliency will be as important for Minnesota the rest of the season as its most tangible strength of running the ball.

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Your Top Plays for Today

San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner throws during the first inning of Game 1 of baseball's World Series against the Kansas City Royals Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Your Top Plays for Today: AP’s Sports Guide

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Ezeli returns as Warriors beat Clippers 125-107

Golden State Warriors' David Lee, left, congratulates Festus Ezeli (31) during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Festus Ezeli got the best birthday present he could imagine: playing in an NBA game.

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