Tennys Sandgren wins 1st singles title at ASB Classic

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — American Tennys Sandgren won his first ATP Tour singles title Saturday, beating Cameron Norrie 6-4, 6-2 in the final of the ASB Classic. The 27-year-old Sandgren, ranked 63rd, was playing in his second tour final after being beaten by compatriot Steve Johnson at the U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championships in […]
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UW women snap five-game losing skid with 68-58 victory over Colorado

Haley Van Dyke ripped the ball away on the defensive end and threw a pass ahead to Amber Melgoza, whose easy layup on the first possession of the second quarter gave the Huskies a 15-point lead. The formula, for much of the night, was that simple for the Washington women’s basketball team Friday night. The […]
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No U.S. Troops Have Yet Been Withdrawn From Syria, Pentagon Says

“We have taken a number of logistical measures to support an ordered withdrawal,” Commander Sean Robertson, a Defense Department spokesman, said in a statement. “However, we will confirm that there has been no redeployment of military personnel from Syria to date,” Robertson said. The administration’s strategy toward Syria has appeared muddled since Trump’s abrupt announcement last month of a U.S. exit, a statement that included no details but sparked the resignation of Defense Secretary Jim M...
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Twins reach 1-year deals with 8 players to avoid arbitration

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Right-hander Kyle Gibson and left fielder Eddie Rosario were among eight Minnesota Twins players who avoided salary arbitration by agreeing to one-year contracts Friday. Gibson and Rosario received hefty raises: Gibson will earn $8,125,000, an increase from his 2018 salary of $4.2 million, while Rosario got $4.19 million for an increase from […]
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California Adds Its Clout to States Battling High Drug Prices

Under a new governor, it’s hoping to use its status as the most populous state as leverage when it negotiates with drug makers.
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Megyn Kelly Walks Away From NBC With Remaining Cash From Her $69 Million Deal

The former Fox News host's bad marriage with NBC News is officially over with a big payout.
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Megyn Kelly Walks Away From NBC With Remaining Funds From Her $69 Million Deal

The former Fox News host's bad marriage with NBC News is officially over with a big payout.
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What if Cities Are No Longer the Land of Opportunity for Low-Skilled Workers?

Dense cities like New York have long promised higher wages, but now that is primarily true for workers with more education, a new analysis finds.
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Brewers reach $5,125,000 deal with Knebel for 2019

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers have agreed to a $5,125,000 deal for 2019 with reliever Corey Knebel. The Brewers avoided arbitration with all their remaining players who were eligible, including Knebel, who went 4-3 with a 3.58 ERA and 16 saves last year in an injury-shortened season. He had 39 saves in 2017. Milwaukee […]
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U.S. Ambassadors Worldwide Are Summoned to D.C. Forum Despite Shutdown

The State Department plans to pay for a conference in Washington for all its chiefs of mission while most of its employees go without pay.
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Reds agree with newly acquired Puig on $9.7 million contract

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds avoided arbitration with Yasiel Puig, agreeing with the newly acquired outfielder on a $9.7 million contract for 2019. The Reds also reached deals Friday with right-handers Tanner Roark ($10 million), Anthony DeSclafani ($2,125,000) and Michael Lorenzen ($1.95 million), second baseman Scooter Gennett ($9,775,000) and shortstop Jose Peraza ($2,775,000). Left-hander […]
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Arenado seeks $30 million in arbitration with Rockies

Four-time All-Star third baseman Nolan Arenado asked for $30 million in salary arbitration Friday, while the Colorado Rockies offered $24 million. Arenado, who has won six straight Gold Glove Awards and four consecutive Silver Slugger Awards, made $17.85 million last year. He hit .
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Lemon: Steve King has 'out-Trumped' Trump

CNN's Don Lemon ponders how the GOP can stand by Rep. Steve King, the Iowa Republican who has a history of making racially inflammatory remarks, after he made sympathetic comments towards white supremacists.
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Don Lemon: Steve King has 'out Trumped' Trump

CNN's Don Lemon ponders how the GOP can stand by Rep. Steve King, the Iowa Republican who has a history of making racially inflammatory remarks, after he made sympathetic comments towards white supremacists.
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Jail terms of six months or less could be scrapped, prisons minister suggests

Rory Stewart says move could ease pressure on prison population that has more than doubled since 1990sJail sentences of six months or less for most crimes could be scrapped to alleviate pressure on the system, the prisons minister has suggested.Some 30,000 criminals per year in England and Wales, including burglars and most shoplifters, could be spared jail under the proposals, the Daily Telegraph reported. Continue reading...
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Angels reach deals with last 6 arbitration-eligible players

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels have reached one-year contract agreements with all six of their remaining arbitration-eligible players. Left-handers Tyler Skaggs and Andrew Heaney got the biggest deals, with Skaggs agreeing at $3.7 million and Heaney getting $3.4 million. Relief pitcher Cam Bedrosian got $1.75 million and reliever Hansel Robles got $1.4 […]
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Connor has 3 points as Jets beat Red Wings 4-2

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Kyle Connor had a goal and two assists as the Winnipeg Jets defeated the Detroit Red Wings 4-2 on Friday night. Bryan Little scored the game-winning goal for his 500th career point. Brandon Tanev and Blake Wheeler also scored for Winnipeg, and Wheeler added an assist. Laurent Brossoit made his 10th […]
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AP source: LeMahieu, Yankees agree to $24M, 2-year deal

AP source: Gold Glove-winning free agent second baseman D.J. LeMahieu and the Yankees have agreed to a $24 million, two-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press            [Author: AP]
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Jordan Spieth shoots a 66, but misses the cut by one in his 2019 debut

Playing for the first time in two months, Jordan Spieth arrived at the Sony Open in Hawaii not quite knowing what to expect out of his game and with the week serving as, admittedly, something of a test run. Spieth shot a four-under 66 on Friday but missed the cut by a stroke, finishing his week at Waialae Country Club at one under and with plenty of questions about his golf still left to be answered. “I didn't play well, but it was kind of trying to find what I need to work on to then dial ...
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Reports: FBI investigated Trump for possible secret Russian favors

Federal counterintelligence agents began an investigation of Donald Trump last year that aimed to find out whether the president had a clandestine agenda to help Russia            [Author: USA TODAY]
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No. 6 Stanford holds off No. 19 Arizona 72-65

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Alanna Smith scored 25 points and DiJonai Carrington hit a momentum-changing half-court shot to end the third quarter, helping No. 6 Stanford hold off No. 19 Arizona State 72-65 on Friday night. Stanford (13-1, 3-0 Pac-12) dominated the first half to lead by 12 before Arizona State (11-4, 2-2) charged back […]
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American Sofia Kenin wins first WTA title at Hobart

HOBART, Australia (AP) — American Sofia Kenin won her first WTA title at the Hobart International on Saturday after beating Anna Karolina Schmiedlova 6-4, 6-0. Playing her first top-level singles final, the 20-year-old Kenin took the first set with a break before running away with the match in 71 minutes. Kenin, ranked 56th, didn’t drop […]
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Murray will be a big loss – Nadal pays tribute to retiring great

"Of course it's very bad news," the Spaniard told a news conference in Melbourne on Saturday. "But being honest, when somebody like him, that he achieved almost everything in his tennis career, is suffering like he's done for such a long time already, and you feel that you are not competitive for the thing that really makes you wake up every morning and go on court with the passion to practice, to improve, and with a goal, then it's so difficult, no? "I can't say that because...
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Tigers reach $9.95 million deal with Castellanos for 2019

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers avoided arbitration with Nicholas Castellanos, agreeing on a $9.95 million deal with the outfielder for 2019. Detroit also reached agreements with left-handers Matthew Boyd ($2.6 million), Daniel Norris ($1,275,000) and Blaine Hardy ($1.3 million). Right-hander Michael Fulmer is the Tigers’ only arbitration-eligible player without a deal. He asked for […]
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Park visitors cut down protected Joshua trees during shutdown

There are two kinds of people in this world: Those who take it upon themselves to go to understaffed national parks to keep them clean during the government shutdown, and then those who set up illegal campsites and cut down Joshua trees in the national park of the same name.
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McDonald nets 36, lifts Arizona women past No. 24 Cal 60-55

Aari McDonald surpassed 30 points for a school record fifth time this season, getting there by making 7 of 8 free throws in the final minute, and Arizona defeated No. 24 California 60-55            [Author: AP]
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Rays agree to terms with C Zunino, INF Duffy, RHP Roe

C Mike Zunino, 3B Matt Duffy, RHP Chaz Roe agree to 1-year deals with Rays, avoiding arbitration            [Author: AP]
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U.S.-led coalition withdrawing equipment from Syria

President Donald Trump's announcement last month that he had decided to withdraw the 2,000 U.S. troops there stunned allies who have joined Washington in the battle against Islamic State militants in Syria. Senior U.S. officials were shocked too, among them Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, who quit in protest. U.S. Colonel Sean Ryan, a coalition spokesman, said the coalition "has begun the process of our deliberate withdrawal from Syria." "Out of concern for operational security, we will not dis...
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Australia too slow in considering Saudi teen's asylum bid, rights group says

Human Rights Watch says government should have acted with more urgency to help Rahaf al-Qunun Human Rights Watch Australia has criticised the government’s handing of a Saudi teenager’s bid for asylum, after the 18-year-old was granted safe haven in Canada.Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun fled from Kuwait to Thailand, saying she had been abused by her family and feared for her life if deported back home. Continue reading...
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Raptors clobber Nets behind Kawhi's 20

Eight scored in double figures as the Raptors picked up their fourth consecutive victory and extended their dominance over Brooklyn.
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