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Gronk unleashed: Gronkowski sets course for retirement fun

Rob Gronkowski the football player is finished . Yeah, but what about Gronk? Well, the party is about to go bazooka . Look out for Gronk gone wild, Gronk unhinged, Gronk unleashed. Without football strings attached, Gronkowski is suddenly a hot free agent year-round, his talents pitched to far more than 32 suitors, from Hollywood […]
Tags: Entertainment, Nation, NFL, Sports


Half the Sweet 16 is set in women’s NCAA Tournament

NEW YORK (AP) — Eight invitations to the Sweet 16 have been delivered and the other eight will be decided Monday night. UConn’s back in the regional semifinals for the 26th consecutive year. The Huskies had to work for it as pesky Buffalo rallied from a 24-point, third-quarter deficit to get within eight in the […]
Tags: College Sports, Nation, Northwest, Sports


Heartbreak for UCF dad, son as Dawkins game-winner rolls out

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The coach’s son was having the game of his life in the biggest game of his dad’s life. Down 1, UCF’s Aubrey Dawkins pushed a miss back up with his right hand with 2.5 seconds left. The ball bounced once, twice and then rolled off the rim. Overall No. 1 NCAA […]
Tags: College Sports, Nation, Sports


Plenty of politics at play in Venezuela-Catalonia friendly

MADRID (AP) — There will be lots of politics to talk about when Venezuela takes on a Catalonia squad in a friendly soccer game in Spain on Monday. Venezuela has a coach who offered his resignation over the alleged political use of his national team, while Catalonia — the region in the middle of an […]
Tags: Nation, Soccer, Sports


Capitals accept differences of opinion on White House visit

WASHINGTON (AP) — The news is constantly on television at the Washington Capitals’ practice facility, and like any workplace, there’s no shortage of opinions. “We’re human beings, and people share different opinions and different political views,” veteran team leader Brooks Orpik said. “It’s no different than anybody else. People that are friends vote for different […]
Tags: Hockey, Nation, Sports


UC Irvine dubs assistant as its own ‘Sister Jean’ in NCAAs

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — When UC Irvine made the NCAA Tournament, coach Russell Turner believed his team had many of the same ingredients that fueled Loyola of Chicago’s surprising run to the Final Four last year. The Anteaters had an experienced team with a gaudy record but was missing only one ingredient: the good […]
Tags: College Sports, Nation, Northwest, Sports


Joshua Kushner purchases minority stake in Memphis Grizzlies

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Joshua Kushner, the brother of President Trump’s son-in-law, has purchased a minority stake in the Memphis Grizzlies. A Grizzlies team spokesman has confirmed that Kushner and Brandon Arrindell “recently, in their respective individual capacities” purchased minority stakes in the franchise. The Grizzlies haven’t said how much of a stake they purchased. […]
Tags: Business, Nation, NBA, Sports


Patriots owner apologizes in Florida prostitution case

MIAMI (AP) — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is apologizing after being charged in a Florida massage parlor prostitution investigation. “I am truly sorry,” Kraft said in a statement Saturday. “I know I have hurt and disappointed my family, my close friends, my co-workers, our fans and many others who rightfully hold me to […]
Tags: Nation, Sports


Coach accused in admissions scheme resigns from URI job

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The University of Rhode Island says its tennis coach implicated in a college admissions scheme has resigned. The university said in a statement Saturday that Gordon Ernst notified the university Friday that he’s stepping down. Court documents allege that while Ernst coached at Georgetown University, he was paid more than $2.7 […]
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Chief Wahoo protest will go on despite removal from jerseys

CLEVELAND (AP) — Opponents of the Cleveland Indians’ Chief Wahoo logo are planning to demonstrate before the club’s home opener even though team has dropped the mascot from their caps and jerseys. Organizers of the protest say they still want the team to change its name. That’s why they’ll be outside Progressive Field again when […]
Tags: Nation, Sports


Cyclone lashes remote Australian coast with wind, rains

SYDNEY (AP) — The vast and powerful Cyclone Trevor has crossed a remote area of the northern Australian coast, bringing fierce winds and heavy rains amid safety fears for a small number of residents who’ve stayed in the area. A category 4 cyclone, with 5 being the strongest, Trevor made landfall Saturday at 9:50 a.m. […]
Tags: Nation, Nation & World, Sports


5th ex-Wheaton football player pleads guilty in hazing case

WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — The last of five former members of a Christian college football team in suburban Chicago has pleaded guilty to charges in a 2016 hazing incident. Benjamin Pettway of Lookout Mountain, Georgia, pleaded guilty Friday to misdemeanor disorderly conduct. DuPage County Circuit Judge Brian Telander sentenced the 23-year-old ex-Wheaton College player to […]
Tags: College Sports, Nation, Sports


Making Morant: Shooting Js, pumping iron, studying film

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Murray State coaches knew they had something special with Ja Morant as a freshman. The athleticism, ball handling and court vision were exceptionally rare. Last offseason, Morant and Murray State went to work maximizing those prodigious physical talents and refining his game. In a one-and-done world of college basketball, the biggest […]
Tags: College Sports, Nation, Sports


No. 1 Virginia avoids 2nd straight huge NCAA tourney upset

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — No. 1 seed Virginia this year avoided the biggest upset in NCAA Tournament history. The Cavaliers rallied from 14 points down Friday to beat No. 16 seed Gardner-Webb 71-56 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Virginia was the top overall seed last year but lost 74-54 to 16th seeded […]
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Truck driver involved in hockey team bus crash gets 8 years

MELFORT, Saskatchewan (AP) — The driver whose transport truck crashed into a hockey team bus in Canada, killing 16 people, has been sentenced to eight years in prison. Thirteen others were injured when Jaskirat Singh Sidhu’s semitrailer loaded with peat moss collided with the Humboldt Broncos’ bus in rural Saskatchewan. Sidhu had pleaded guilty earlier […]
Tags: Nation, Nation & World, Sports


Semenya “optimistic” of victory in appeal against IAAF rules

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Caster Semenya’s lawyers say the Olympic champion is “optimistic” of victory in her appeal against IAAF rules designed to control naturally high levels of testosterone in female athletes. South African Semenya’s lawyers said in a statement Friday that “she remains optimistic the Court of Arbitration for Sport will declare the IAAF’s regulations […]
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Racetrack owner: No plan to keep Preakness in Baltimore

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Pimlico Race Course owner says there’s no plan to keep the signature Preakness Stakes race in Baltimore, despite what Mayor Catherine Pugh has said. The Baltimore Sun reports Pugh told members of the Legislative Black Caucus on Thursday that her team successfully negotiated to keep the race at Pimlico. But the […]
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5-0 Big Ten start yields rare 2nd-round matchup in NCAAs

Already appearing drained by Michigan State’s difficult victory over the upset seekers from Bradley , coach Tom Izzo winced a little more in his postgame interview on the court when the subject turned to the next opponent for the Spartans in the East Region. Sure, Minnesota is the No. 10 seed that had a losing […]
Tags: College Sports, Nation, Sports


Court reverses nearly $1.5M oil spill award to ex-NBA star

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court says former NBA star David West is not entitled to a nearly $1.5 million award stemming from BP’s 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Court records show West submitted a claim under the terms of a settlement BP entered after the spill to avoid prolonged litigation with […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Nation, Nba, New Orleans, Bp, Gulf of Mexico, David West


Court hearing delayed for Loughlin, husband in college scam

BOSTON (AP) — Actress Lori Loughlin (LAWK’-lin) and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, are scheduled to appear in federal court in Boston next month in a college admissions bribery case. A judge on Thursday agreed to move their initial appearance to April 3 on charges that they paid $500,000 in bribes to get their […]
Tags: Business, News, Entertainment, Boston, Sports, Ap, Nation, Loughlin, Mossimo Giannulli, Lori Loughlin LAWK lin


Patriots owner wants prostitution video blocked from public

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Attorneys for New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and other defendants in a Florida massage parlor prostitution case are asking a judge to block the release of video that police say shows them engaging in sexual acts. Lawyers for 14 of the 24 men charged with misdemeanor solicitation say releasing […]
Tags: Florida, News, Sports, Ap, Nation, New England Patriots, Fort Lauderdale Fla, Robert Kraft


Hoops fans line up to bet (legally) on March Madness tourney

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — College basketball fans lined up at casinos and racetracks or furiously tapped smartphone screens Thursday to get down bets on March Madness, many in states where it is legal for the first time. Joe Palumbo of West Babylon, New York, traveled Thursday to the Borgata casino in Atlantic City to […]
Tags: News, Sports, Nation, College sports, Atlantic City, N J AP, Borgata, West Babylon New York, Joe Palumbo


Judge sends teen’s locker-room rape case to juvenile court

DAMASCUS, Md. (AP) — A judge has ruled that a 15-year-old accused of instigating the rape of fellow members of his Maryland high school football team will be tried as a juvenile. NBC Washington reported Thursday that the teen is one of five boys charged with rape last fall. He is also the last of […]
Tags: News, Maryland, Sports, Ap, Nation, NBC Washington, DAMASCUS Md


Dierks Bentley joins list of performers for NFL Draft

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Dierks Bentley has joined the list of scheduled performers for next month’s NFL Draft festivities. Bentley will perform a free outdoor concert April 27 in downtown Nashville to coincide with the draft and the running of the Nashville Marathon. Grammy-winning country performer Tim McGraw and Grammy-winning gospel singer CeCe […]
Tags: News, Entertainment, Sports, NFL, Ap, Nation, Nashville, Bentley, Tim McGraw, Dierks Bentley, Nashville Tenn, Nashville Marathon Grammy


Attorney slams Engler for attending game amid Nassar probe

DETROIT (AP) — John Engler’s front-row interest in Michigan State University basketball has led to a war of words over the former school president’s availability to speak to investigators about the Larry Nassar scandal . Things have become so nasty that Engler’s attorney has advised him not to cooperate if state Assistant Attorney General Christina […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Nation, Detroit, Christina, Michigan State University, Nassar, Engler, Larry Nassar, John Engler


Penn State to collect $733K from Sandusky’s defunct charity

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Penn State is set to collect hundreds of thousands of dollars from the defunct charity for at-risk youth founded by now-imprisoned Jerry Sandusky while he was an assistant football coach. The state attorney general’s office tells The Associated Press that the university will receive $733,000 as a result of a recent […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Nation, Associated Press, Penn State, Jerry Sandusky, Sandusky, Harrisburg PA


AP-NORC Poll: US divided on college vs pro sports betting

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Scrambling to fill out a March Madness bracket? Betting lunch money that you can pinpoint the Final Four better than co-workers or family? Good luck! You’re among about one-third of Americans who at least occasionally bet on sports among friends or through an office pool, according to a poll released […]
Tags: News, US, Sports, Nation, Atlantic City, AP NORC


Ex Colombia soccer star arrested for drug shipments

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Former Southampton and Portsmouth midfielder Jhon Viafara has been arrested in his native Colombia on a U.S. drug warrant, officials said Wednesday. Colombia’s chief prosecutor’s office said that prosecutors in Texas believe Viafara was part of a criminal network tied to the nation’s feared Gulf cartel, which for a decade moved […]
Tags: Texas, News, Sports, Colombia, Soccer, Nation, Southampton, Portsmouth, Bogota, Gulf, Colombia AP, Jhon Viafara, Viafara


Teen lacrosse player benched because his head is too big

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A high school lacrosse player in Delaware can’t play in games because his head is too big. The News Journal of Wilmington reports that 15-year-old Billy Boyd’s head measures 25 inches around. An average grown man’s head is about 21 to 23 inches in circumference. Regulation helmets aren’t available in his […]
Tags: News, Sports, Nation, Billy Boyd, Delaware, Wilmington, Del AP, News Journal


Ichiro cheered at Tokyo Dome, Mariners top A’s 9-7 in opener

TOKYO (AP) — Ichiro Suzuki drew the loudest ovation back home in Japan and Domingo Santana delivered the biggest hit, launching a grand slam that led the Seattle Mariners over the Oakland Athletics 9-7 Wednesday in the Major League Baseball opener. The game at the Tokyo Dome marked the earliest opening day ever — the […]
Tags: Japan, News, Sports, Ap, Nation, Tokyo, Oakland Athletics, Major League Baseball, Mariners, Seattle Mariners, Ichiro, Ichiro Suzuki, Domingo Santana, Tokyo Dome



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