Thursday Sports in Brief

AP Sports Digest

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LSU football team getting White House visit in…

President Donald Trump will welcome the Louisiana State University football team to the White House on Friday after the Tigers defeated Clemson on Monday night in the college playoff final

AP source: Baylor finalizing deal for LSU's…

A person familiar with the agreement says Baylor is finalizing a deal to hire LSU defensive coordinator Dave Aranda as its new football coach

Top Minnesota teacher takes knee at LSU-Clemson game

A former Minnesota Teacher of the Year staged a protest at the College Football Playoff championship attended by President Donald Trump by kneeling during the national anthem

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Petrino back in game, says he knew he wouldn't…

New Missouri State football coach Bobby Petrino says he knew he wouldn't stay retired

DC Fire investigating recruits' hand gestures in photo

A photo of fire department recruits possibly using a racist hand gesture is under investigation in Washington, D

Edwards-Helaire among 7 LSU players entering NFL…

Dynamic running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Receiver Justin Jefferson are among seven players from LSU's national championship team who've stated their intention to enter the NFL draft

AP Top 25 Podcast: LSU's historic run; What's…

LSU won the national championship with a uniquely spectacular season from quarterback Joe Burrow

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Injured NBA prospects deal with shut-it-down conversations

When college stars like Cole Anthony are injured, they are faced with the question of whether should they return or sit out the season to protect their looming draft prospects

Update on the latest in sports:

LSU rallies in regulation to take down Texas A&M in OT 89-85

Trendon Watford and Skylar Mays each scored 19 points and LSU defeated Texas A&M 89-85 in overtime

Consolation prize: Clemson knocks off No. 3 Duke…

Clemson gave its weary fans something to celebrate a night after losing the national championship game in football, getting a career-high 25 points from Aamir Simms in a 79-72 upset of No. 3 Duke

Ex-player sues Penn State over football hazing…

A former Penn State football player claims in a federal lawsuit that other Nittany Lions players hazed him and other younger teammates

Antonio Gates announces retirement following…

Antonio Gates has announced his retirement

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