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No hat logo for Halladay’s Hall plaque; Mussina uncertain

NEW YORK (AP) — Roy Halladay won’t be have a logo on the cap of his Hall of Fame plaque, and Mike Mussina wants some time before giving his opinion to the Hall, which makes the final decision. Halladay, who died in November 2017, spent 12 of his 16 seasons pitching for the Toronto Blue […]
Tags: New York, News, Sports, Ap, Mlb, Hall of Fame, Mike Mussina, Toronto Blue, Roy Halladay, Halladay, Mussina


Pacers All-Star Victor Oladipo suffers serious knee injury

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Pacers lost All-Star guard Victor Oladipo to a serious right knee injury in the second quarter of Wednesday night’s game against Toronto. Oladipo’s leg bent awkwardly as he fell to the floor while trying to disrupt an outlet pass to the Raptors’ Pascal Siakam. The team announced that Oladipo will […]
Tags: News, Sports, Indianapolis, Ap, Nba, Indiana Pacers, All Star, Victor Oladipo, Oladipo, Pascal Siakam, Toronto Oladipo


Providence holds on for 64-62 win over Xavier

CINCINNATI (AP) — Isaiah Jackson scored 13 points, and Providence got its first Big East road win Wednesday night, holding on for a 64-62 victory over Xavier. The Friars (12-7, 2-4) led by 10 points with 3:44 left, but Xavier cut it to 64-62 and had the ball three times in the final 31 seconds. […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Cincinnati, Providence, Xavier, Big East, Friars, Isaiah Jackson


Harden has NBA’s 4th-longest streak of 30-point games

NEW YORK (AP) — James Harden has reached 30 points for the 21st consecutive game, passing Wilt Chamberlain for the fourth-longest streak in NBA history. Harden’s 3-pointer with about three minutes remaining in the first half of Houston’s game against the Knicks on Wednesday night gave him 32 points. The NBA’s leading scorer had already […]
Tags: New York, News, Sports, Ap, Nba, Houston, Knicks, James Harden, Harden, Wilt Chamberlain


Phoenix City Council OKs $230 million arena renovation plan

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix City Council on Wednesday night approved a $230 million renovation plan for their downtown arena that will keep the NBA’s Phoenix Suns in the city until at least 2037 with an option to extend it to 2042. The plan was approved by a 6-2 vote after more than three hours […]
Tags: News, Sports, Phoenix Suns, Ap, Nation, Nba, Phoenix, Phoenix City Council, The Phoenix City Council


Pacers lose All-Star Oladipo with apparent leg injury

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Pacers lost All-Star guard Victor Oladipo with an apparent right leg injury in the second quarter of Wednesday night’s game against Toronto. Trainers quickly put a towel over the leg and players from both teams surrounded Oladipo as he lay on the floor. Fans gave him a standing ovation as […]
Tags: News, Sports, Indianapolis, Ap, Nba, Indiana Pacers, All Star, Victor Oladipo, Oladipo, Toronto Trainers


Nelson scores 26 points, leads American over Boston U 70-66

BOSTON (AP) — Sa’eed Nelson scored 26 points on 9-of-12 shooting and had six assists and five steals to help American beat Boston University 70-66 on Wednesday night to end a three-game skid. Stacy Beckton Jr. and Larry Motuzis added 11 points apiece with Motuzis hitting three 3-pointers for the Eagles (9-9, 3-4 Patriot League), […]
Tags: News, Boston, Sports, Ap, Nelson, Eagles, Boston University, Patriot League, Boston U, Stacy Beckton Jr, Motuzis, Larry Motuzis


Celtics starters Irving and Horford out against Cleveland

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics will be without starters Kyrie Irving and Al Horford for their game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Irving is sidelined with flu-like symptoms and Horford is getting rest Wednesday night. Horford missed seven games in December with left knee soreness. Coach Brad Stevens said Terry Rozier will take Irving’s spot […]
Tags: News, Boston, Sports, Ap, Cleveland, Irving, Brad Stevens, Kyrie Irving, Al Horford, Horford, Terry Rozier, The Boston Celtics, Cleveland Cavaliers Irving


Rams kicker Zuerlein listed on injury report with foot issue

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Kicker Greg Zuerlein appears on the Los Angeles Rams’ first injury report before the Super Bowl. Zuerlein is listed with a foot injury on the report distributed Wednesday by the Rams, who had the day off. The right-footed Zuerlein was spotted with a walking boot on his left foot Monday […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Los Angeles Rams, Greg Zuerlein, THOUSAND OAKS Calif, Zuerlein


Senior Bowl ‘golden opportunity’ for small school prospects

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — John Cominsky has more people watching Senior Bowl practices this week than he figures would typically attend his games at Division II Charleston. “We maybe had three or four hundred people max at our games watching us play,” the defensive lineman said. “Just the attention here has been completely new to […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Charleston, John Cominsky


Sevilla beats Barcelona 2-0 in 1st leg of Copa quarterfinals

MADRID (AP) — Sevilla took full advantage of Lionel Messi’s absence, beating Barcelona 2-0 in the first leg of the Copa del Rey quarterfinals on Wednesday. Pablo Sarabia and Wissam Ben Yedder scored in the second half to give Sevilla a big edge in the rematch of last year’s final, which Barcelona won for its […]
Tags: News, Sports, Barcelona, Ap, Lionel Messi, Sevilla, Madrid, Pablo Sarabia, Wissam Ben Yedder


PSG beats Strasbourg 2-0 but star Neymar limps off injured

PARIS (AP) — French Cup holder Paris Saint-Germain won 2-0 against Strasbourg on Wednesday to reach the last 16, but lost Neymar to what appeared to be a right foot injury. Neymar, who sustained a groin injury two months ago playing for Brazil and also broke his right foot nearly one year ago with PSG, […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Paris, Brazil, Strasbourg, Psg, Neymar, Paris Saint Germain


Overtime games help NFL ratings beat last year

NEW YORK (AP) — There’s nothing like two overtime games in the NFL conference championships to keep television viewers glued to their recliners. The New England Patriots’ thrilling victory over the Kansas City Chiefs was seen by 53.92 million viewers on Sunday. The Nielsen company says that’s up 22 percent from the Patriots’ victory over […]
Tags: New York, Television, News, Sports, NFL, Ap, Nation, New England Patriots, Kansas City Chiefs, Patriots, Nielsen Company


Tiger returns to Torrey to face strong field, strong course

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Rory McIlroy had a week to remember his first trip to San Diego. He carried Northern Ireland’s flag during the opening ceremony of the Junior World Championship and later had a picture taken at Torrey Pines with a certain Mr. Woods. That was 20 years ago. And it was Earl Woods, […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Rory Mcilroy, Northern Ireland, San Diego, Torrey Pines, Torrey


Hubbell and Donohue back in Michigan to defend US title

DETROIT (AP) — For Madison Hubbell and her family, this week’s U.S. Figure Skating Championships are a title defense, a homecoming and a winter sports party all rolled into one. Hubbell and Zach Donohue won ice dancing gold at this event last year, and their bid for a repeat championship brings them back to Michigan, […]
Tags: News, US, Sports, Ap, Michigan, Detroit, Donohue, Hubbell, Madison Hubbell, Zach Donohue


Orioles hire Long as pitching coach, Brocail for pitchers

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles have hired Don Long as hitting coach and Doug Brocail as pitching coach under first-year manager Brandon Hyde. Long spent the past five seasons as the hitting coach of the Cincinnati Reds. Brocail was the Texas Rangers’ pitching coach for the past three years. He was the Astros’ pitching […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Baltimore, Cincinnati Reds, Baltimore Orioles, Texas Rangers, Orioles, Astros, Brocail, Don Long, Doug Brocail, Brandon Hyde Long


Sarri says Gonzalo Higuain will sign for Chelsea from Juve

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri says striker Gonzalo Higuain is in final negotiations to join the Premier League club from Juventus            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, Ap, Chelsea, Premier League, Juventus, Maurizio Sarri, Gonzalo Higuain, Sarri, Juve


Report: NFL excels in racial hiring, but teams must improve

While the NFL office continues to receive high grades for its racial hiring practices, a diversity report shows there are still major strides needed at the team level            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, NFL, Ap


Patriots’ assistant Brian Flores meets again with Dolphins

MIAMI (AP) — New England Patriots defensive play-caller Brian Flores is taking a break from his Super Bowl preparations to meet with the Miami Dolphins, who are expected to hire him as head coach after the title game. The meeting Wednesday is Flores’ second with the Dolphins. He was the first candidate interviewed for the […]
Tags: News, Sports, Dolphins, Ap, Miami, New England Patriots, Miami Dolphins, Flores, Brian Flores


Brewers promote GM Stearns, Schlesinger after big year

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers have promoted general manager David Stearns, adding president of baseball operations to his title and giving him a contract extension after the team came within one win of the World Series. The Brewers also elevated chief operating officer Rick Schlesinger to president of business operations and boosted his contract. […]
Tags: News, Milwaukee, Sports, Ap, Brewers, David Stearns, The Milwaukee Brewers, GM Stearns Schlesinger, Rick Schlesinger


Security inside stadium and out for Super Bowl in Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) — When Super Bowl 53 kicks off less than two weeks from now, legions of police and federal agents will be positioned to protect fans inside and outside the Atlanta stadium where the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams face off. The game will bring international attention, which makes it a […]
Tags: News, Sports, NFL, Atlanta, Ap, Nation, New England Patriots, Los Angeles Rams


Miami Hurricanes’ 5-7 Chris Lykes is ‘crazy, but crazy good’

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Usually the shortest man on the court, 5-foot-7 Chris Lykes is an unorthodox, unpredictable player for the Miami Hurricanes. Risky passes, lots of dribbling, ill-advised shots and so-so defense are part of his game. So are improbable baskets. “I like him,” coach Jim Larranaga said with a grin. “He’s crazy, […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, CORAL GABLES Fla, Miami Hurricanes, Jim Larranaga, Chris Lykes, Miami Hurricanes Risky


Lefty Drew Pomeranz agrees to $1.5M, 1-year deal with Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Left-hander Drew Pomeranz has agreed Wednesday to a $1.5 million, one-year contract with the San Francisco Giants, a deal that includes $3.5 million in possible roster and performance bonuses. He is very familiar with the NL West, having pitched for Colorado and San Diego, and also knows the Bay Area. He […]
Tags: News, Colorado, Sports, San Francisco, Ap, San Diego, San Francisco Giants, Giants, Bay Area, Drew Pomeranz


Russian Olympic Committee rejects prospect of 2020 ban

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Olympic Committee said Tuesday there is no chance its team could be banned from next year’s Olympics, even though that’s the consequence threatened by a key World Anti-Doping Agency committee if it finds Russia faked key lab data. After Russia turned over data from the Moscow anti-doping laboratory, more than […]
Tags: News, Russia, Sports, Ap, Moscow, World Anti Doping Agency


Chris Kay resigns as CEO of New York Racing Association

NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Kay has resigned after 5 1/2 years as chief executive officer and president of the New York Racing Association. NYRA’s board of directors says it accepted Kay’s resignation effective immediately on Wednesday. No explanation was given. David O’Rourke was named interim CEO. O’Rourke has been senior vice president and chief […]
Tags: New York, News, Sports, Ap, Kay, Chris Kay, New York Racing Association, O Rourke, New York Racing Association NYRA, David O Rourke


Fulham striker banished by club after getting arrested

LONDON (AP) — Fulham striker Aboubakar Kamara has been banished by the Premier League club after getting arrested for an incident at its training ground in south London. British newspaper The Daily Mail reported that Kamara was involved in a fight with a member of staff at Fulham on Monday. In response to a request […]
Tags: London, News, Sports, Ap, Premier League, The Daily Mail, Fulham, Kamara, Aboubakar Kamara


FA charges Crystal Palace keeper Hennessey over Nazi salute

LONDON (AP) — The English Football Association has charged Crystal Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey with improper conduct after he appeared to perform a Nazi salute in a photograph posted online by German teammate Max Meyer. The FA alleges the gesture was “abusive and/or insulting and/or improper and/or brought the game into disrepute.” The governing body […]
Tags: London, News, Sports, Ap, Fa, Crystal Palace, Hennessey, Wayne Hennessey, English Football Association, Max Meyer


Struggling Oilers fire GM Peter Chiarelli

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Edmonton Oilers have fired president of hockey operations and general manager Peter Chiarelli amid another season that has failed to live up to expectations. The team announced Chiarelli’s abrupt dismissal Wednesday in the aftermath of its third consecutive loss. Edmonton has lost 12 of its past 16 games going into the […]
Tags: News, Washington, Sports, Ap, Hockey, Edmonton, Edmonton Oilers, Chiarelli, Peter Chiarelli


WR Larry Fitzgerald returning to Cardinals for 16th season

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Star receiver Larry Fitzgerald is returning to the Arizona Cardinals for a 16th NFL season. The Cardinals announced Wednesday that they signed the 35-year-old Fitzgerald to a one-year contract. Team president Michael Bidwell says, “No player has meant more to this franchise or this community than Larry Fitzgerald.” In the finale […]
Tags: News, Sports, NFL, Ap, Arizona Cardinals, Cardinals, Larry Fitzgerald, Fitzgerald, Tempe Ariz, Michael Bidwell


Nets minority owner buys WNBA’s Liberty

NEW YORK (AP) — An investment group led by Brooklyn Nets minority owner Joseph Tsai has bought the New York Liberty. The WNBA announced the sale Wednesday. Tsai is co-founder of the Alibaba Group, the Chinese e-commerce giant. He bought a 49 percent interest in the Nets in April. Liberty owner James Dolan put the […]
Tags: New York, News, Sports, Ap, Alibaba Group, James Dolan, Brooklyn Nets, Nets, WNBA, Tsai, New York Liberty, Joseph Tsai



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