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Patriots’ defense back on track heading into Super Bowl

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — It took an entire regular season and some tough losses, but the Patriots defense finally likes where it is at heading into its Super Bowl matchup with the Los Angeles Rams. It hasn’t been perfect, but after a slow start to 2018 and fighting to find an identity following the departure […]
Tags: News, Sports, NFL, Los Angeles, FOXBOROUGH Mass AP


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 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


Rafael Campos becomes first Puerto Rican Web.com Tour winner

GREAT ABACO, Bahamas (AP) — Rafael Campos won The Bahamas Great Abaco Classic in 25-mph wind Wednesday to become the first Puerto Rican champion in Web.com Tour history. Campos closed with a 2-under 70 at The Abaco Club on Winding Bay for a one-stroke victory. The 30-year-old former Virginia Commonwealth player finished at 7-under 281 […]
Tags: News, Sports, Campos, Virginia Commonwealth, Abaco Club, Rafael Campos, ABACO Bahamas AP


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


Auburn hires former star Carnell Williams as RBs coach

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Former Auburn tailback Carnell Williams has returned to his alma mater as running backs coach. Auburn coach Gus Malzahn announced Williams’ hiring Wednesday. Williams was the 2005 NFL Rookie of the Year after being picked fifth overall by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. As a senior, he led Auburn to an undefeated […]
Tags: News, Sports, NFL, Williams, Auburn, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Gus Malzahn, AUBURN Ala AP, Carnell Williams


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


South Coast AQMD claims Sherwin-Williams paints violate air pollution standards, sues for $30M

The South Coast Air Quality Management District is suing a major paint and building coatings supplier for $30 million, claiming the company knowingly sold products to consumers containing high levels of chemicals that contributed to smoggy days and led to lung disease and premature deaths. According to the lawsuit, Sherwin-Williams, a $15-billion architectural coatings company based in Ohio, supplied solvents, wall coatings, paint thinners, sealants and adhesives to businesses and its own retail...
Tags: Lawsuit, News, California, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Air Pollution, United States, Ohio, Local News, Orange County, Southern California, Metro, Pomona, San Bernardino


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


Weah scores again for Celtic on Scottish Premiership debut

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — U.S. forward Tim Weah made it two goals in his first two games for Celtic by scoring after coming on as a second-half substitute in a 4-0 win over St. Mirren in the Scottish Premiership on Wednesday. Weah, the son of former AC Milan star George Weah, ran onto a through-ball […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ac Milan, St Mirren, Glasgow Scotland, George Weah, Weah, Tim Weah


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


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


At the Senior Bowl, WSU QB Gardner Minshew is hoping to find an NFL home

Minshew is auditioning for NFL teams and knows he'll have to explain the circuitous journey he took around college football before landing in Pullman.
Tags: News, Sports, NFL, Cougar Football, Cougars, WSU, Minshew, Gardner Minshew


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


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


Miller’s final NBC call will be third round of Phoenix Open

Johnny Miller’s final broadcast as NBC’s golf analyst will be during the third round of the Phoenix Open. The network said Wednesday that it will honor Miller during the Feb. 2 broadcast since the final round on Feb. 3 is about crowning a champion. The final round is on the same day as the Super […]
Tags: Television, News, Nbc, Entertainment, Sports, Nation, Miller, Johnny Miller


Long skid could put Lady Vols’ postseason hopes in jeopardy

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee carries its longest losing streak in nearly half a century into a matchup with the nation’s top-ranked team. The Lady Volunteers (12-6) have dropped five straight games and have fallen out of the Top 25 as they prepare to host No. 1 Notre Dame (18-1) on Thursday. If Tennessee can’t […]
Tags: News, Sports, Tennessee, Notre Dame, Knoxville, Tenn AP, Lady Vols


Top 25 Podcast: Telling the tale of College football at 150

Veteran sports writer Ivan Maisel of ESPN has taken on the task of telling the tale of college football, starting from the very beginning. College football turns 150 this year, and to celebrate the sesquicentennial, ESPN is planning a mountain of content, including 35 hours of television programming. Maisel has taken on the role of […]
Tags: News, Sports, Espn, Maisel, Ivan Maisel


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


Jets hire Dowell Loggains as offensive coordinator/QBs coach

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have hired former Dolphins assistant Dowell Loggains as their offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Loggains — LOG-gins — is reunited with Jets coach Adam Gase after serving as Miami’s offensive coordinator last season under the then-Dolphins head coach. The 38-year-old Loggains also worked with Gase in […]
Tags: News, Sports, Dolphins, Miami, Jets, New York Jets, Adam Gase, N J AP, Gase, Dowell Loggains, FLORHAM PARK, Loggains


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


Grad transfer Cunningham sparks Louisville’s national rise

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Christen Cunningham’s sole focus a year ago was recovering from illness and salvaging what remained of his senior season at Samford. Playing at Louisville or anywhere in the Atlantic Coast Conference never crossed his mind, which makes his current situation all the more satisfying. Not only is Cunningham healthy again, the […]
Tags: News, Sports, Louisville, Cunningham, Atlantic Coast Conference, Ky AP, Christen Cunningham, Samford Playing


No. 19 Iowa looks to get payback vs. No. 6 Michigan State

No matchup engendered skepticism of Iowa quite like its 90-68 loss at Michigan State in early December. The Hawkeyes collapsed late in the first half, allowing the Spartans to reel off a staggering 40-11 run in a drubbing that felt like so many of the ones Iowa suffered through a year ago. The 19th-ranked Hawkeyes […]
Tags: News, Sports, Iowa, Michigan State, Hawkeyes


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


UW Huskies 2019 outlook: Can new cast of characters maintain Huskies’ defensive dominance?

Improving the pass rush will be a top priority for the UW defense in 2019.
Tags: News, Sports, Huskies, Husky Football, UW Huskies


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


Porter Ranch teacher sues UTLA and LAUSD over union dues

Porter Ranch Community School teacher Irene Seager says that United Teachers Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Unified School District are compelling her to pay union dues despite a Supreme Court ruling that makes such payments optional. (Image from the Porter Ranch Community School website) The Los Angeles teachers union and school district are being sued by a Porter Ranch teacher who claims union dues are being deducted from her paychecks in violation of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling. Irene Seag...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Education, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Eric Garcetti, Porter Ranch, U S Supreme Court, The Supreme Court, United Teachers Los Angeles, Porter Ranch Community School, Seager, UTLA, Top Stories LADN


NHL News & Notes: Chiarelli, Gardiner & More

In today’s News & Notes, the Edmton Oilers  have fired Peter Chiarelli from his role as general manager, Jake Gardiner is a game-time decision for the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Arizona Coyotes will be without Oliver Ekman-Larsson due to a knee injury. Related: NHL News & Notes: Perry, Eaves & More Chiarelli Fired By Oilers After spending three-plus seasons as the general manager of the Oilers, Chiarelli has been relieved of his duties. This was an expected firing and actually reportedly took...
Tags: Column, Usa, News, Boston, Sport, Getty Images, Detroit Red Wings, Hockey, NHL, Boston Bruins, Montreal Canadiens, Canadiens, United Center, Edmonton Oilers, Oilers, Washington Capitals



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