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2019 Dodgers spring training preview: bullpen

As the Dodgers head toward the first workout of spring training on Feb. 13, we are providing breakdowns of how they stand with their roster by position groups. This week, the bullpen (Previously: the rotation) 2018 RECAP It was a trying season for closer Kenley Jansen. An ill-advised, light approach to spring training left him with a hamstring injury that compromised his mechanics early in the year. A recurrence of atrial fibrillation that eventually required offseason surgery limited him in A...
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2019 Angels spring training preview: bullpen

As the Angels head toward the first workout of spring training on Feb. 13, we are providing breakdowns of how they stand with their roster by position group. Players acquired this winter include the method of their acquisition in parentheses. This week, the bullpen. (Previously: the rotation.) 2018 RECAP The Angels took a lot of heat last season for the performance of their bullpen, which converted only 57 percent of their save situations. It was one of the worst rates in the majors. That numb...
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Bruins look to stay healthy after mid-winter break

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins almost made it into their mid-winter break completely healthy. Forward Joakim Nordstrom is recovering from a fractured lower leg and goaltender Tuukka Rask is dealing with a concussion sustained against the New York Rangers on Saturday. Otherwise, the Bruins’ lineup from the start of the season was on the […]
Tags: News, Boston, Sports, Ap, The Boston Bruins, New York Rangers, Bruins, Tuukka Rask, Joakim Nordstrom

Ex-Arizona assistant coach pleads guilty to bribery charge

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Arizona assistant coach Emanuel Richardson pleaded guilty to a bribery charge Tuesday in a prosecution that exposed corruption in college basketball recruiting. Emanuel Richardson, 46, became the second former coach this month to plead guilty rather than go to trial in Manhattan federal court. An emotional Richardson wiped tears from […]
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Soccer great Hagi’s club fires player for gambling issues

CONSTANTA, Romania (AP) — Gheorghe Hagi’s soccer club in Romania says it has terminated a player’s contract for gambling on games. Viitorul Constanta, which is owned and coached by the former Romania great, had previously said it suspended Mihai Vodut while verifying media reports of his betting. A Romanian news website published claims by a […]
Tags: News, Sports, Romania, Constanta Romania, Gheorghe Hagi, Hagi, Viitorul Constanta, Mihai Vodut

Could Russell Wilson and the Seahawks consider the uncommon contract path of Tom Brady?

Could the Patriots have competed for Super Bowl after Super Bowl had Tom Brady signed nothing but market-value contracts? Maybe, but it's hard to think they'd be this consistently excellent.
Tags: News, Sports, Tom Brady, Russell Wilson, Seahawks

Liberia’s footballer president Weah marks year in office

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Star footballer-turned-politician George Weah marks a year as Liberia’s president on Tuesday as many in the impoverished country debate whether he has begun to deliver on dramatic campaign promises. FIFA’s 1995 player of the year in his inaugural speech vowed to give the West African nation’s young population hope through job […]
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Former NFL player McFadden arrested in Texas on DWI charge

DALLAS (AP) — Former NFL player Darren McFadden has posted bond after authorities say he was arrested on a drunken-driving charge when he fell asleep in the drive-through lane at a fast-food restaurant in suburban Dallas. Collin County court records show the 31-year-old was charged with driving while intoxicated and resisting arrest after being found […]
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Morning Docket: 01.22.19

* In college hoops corruption trial, it seems the defense wants to confuse having a "reason" with having an "excuse." The judge is not here for it. [Law360] * On the same theme, here's an exploration of how billable hour pricing models encourage overbilling that doesn't confuse identifying the impetus of bad behavior with excusing it. [ ] * Dog Gone! DA drops animal cruelty charges in "authorities accuse lawyer of sex with dog" case, putting an end to the most bizarre of the charges. All the d...
Tags: Google, Privacy, Law, Sports, Ncaa, Legal aid, Courthouse News Service, Gdpr, Ny Times, Omaha World Herald, Morning Docket, Ivan Devoren

‘NFL bleaux it’: Billboards protest missed call in NFC game

NEW ORLEANS, La. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots will be welcomed to Atlanta for the Super Bowl by several billboards saying “Saints got robbed” and “NFL bleaux it.” WDSU-TV reports Louisiana car dealership owner Matt Bowers paid for 10 billboards across Atlanta through Feb. 3, including one outside Mercedes-Benz Stadium. […]
Tags: News, Sports, NFL, Atlanta, Nation, New Orleans, New England Patriots, Louisiana, Saints, WDSU, Los Angeles Rams, La AP, Mercedes Benz Stadium, Matt Bowers

Nadal into 30th Slam semifinal; ends Tiafoe’s Melbourne run

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Rafael Nadal is back to feeling healthy. Probably not a coincidence that he’s back in the Australian Open semifinals. Playing his familiar brand of court-covering, ball-bashing, opponent-frustrating tennis, Nadal claimed 20 of his first 23 service points and saved the only two break chances he faced, ending American Frances Tiafoe’s best […]
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Kremlin ‘optimistic’ ahead of WADA doping ruling

MOSCOW (AP) — Vladimir Putin’s spokesman says Russia is “optimistic” ahead of a World Anti-Doping Agency ruling Tuesday on whether the country’s authorities met demands to turn over lab data. The WADA executive committee reinstated Russia’s anti-doping agency in September on condition the country turned over data from a Moscow laboratory. That could help WADA […]
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FIFA leads top soccer bodies’ attack on Saudi TV piracy

ZURICH (AP) — In their strongest attack yet on broadcasting theft, soccer’s governing bodies and top leagues have condemned Saudi Arabia-backed pirate network beoutQ. A joint statement by FIFA, UEFA and the Asian Football Confederation plus the English Premier League, German Bundesliga and Spanish league denounces “persistent and illegal screening” of soccer games where Qatar’s […]
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Klay Thompson looks comfortable making history at Staples Center

Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson reacts after making a 3-point basket against the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson scores on a breakaway dunk against the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Gold...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Green, Soccer, Nba, TNT, Los Angeles Lakers, Staples Center, Curry, Golden State Warriors, Warriors, Andre Iguodala, Joe Lacob, Lakers

NFL prospect Rashan Gary is a pioneer with own sports agency

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Rashan Gary is living his dream as the founder and CEO of his own sports agency. The defensive end, projected to be one of the top picks in the NFL draft, has fulfilled a vision he had as a high school star in New Jersey and developed in his mind […]
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On Basketball: Giannis’ dunk wins Round 1 against Luka

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo and Luka Doncic never really squared off in their first head-to-head matchup, with the enormous exception of one game-deciding moment. The established All-Star drove the lane. The rising All-Star had no chance to stop him. There will be plenty of Giannis vs. Luka moments before their NBA careers are all […]
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UCLA gymnast Katelyn Ohashi gets 9.95 score in meet that draws 10,270

Ohashi, who grew up in Newcastle, competed for the first time since her Jan. 12 floor exercise resulted in a perfect score of 10 and a video that has been viewed about 42 million times.
Tags: News, Sports, Newcastle, College sports, Other Sports, Ucla, Ohashi, Katelyn Ohashi

Australia soccer player says detained refugee is losing hope

BANGKOK (AP) — A former Australian soccer player has urged the sport’s governing bodies to push for the release of a Bahraini refugee athlete detained in Thailand while it weighs his extradition. Former national team member Craig Foster visited Hakeem al-Araibi at a Bangkok prison on Tuesday and said the detainee was losing hope after […]
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Ronaldo pleads guilty to tax fraud at Madrid court

MADRID (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo pleaded guilty to tax fraud on Tuesday and received a two-year suspended sentence. The Juventus forward, who was facing charges stemming from his days at Real Madrid, was in court for about 45 minutes and signed an agreement which will cost him nearly 19 million euros ($21.6 million) in fines. […]
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Iman Shumpert Responds to Threesome Baby Rumors, Threatens to Sue Everyone Involved

Iman Shumpert waited until after he played his January 21st Sacramento Kings NBA game against the Brooklyn Nets in New York to respond to the crazy rumor that he fathered a baby with porn star Alby Rydes as the result of a threesome with his wife Teyana Taylor.Teyana and Alby have already both labeled the story as nothing but a bogus rumor, and now Iman is doing his part to help put an end to the wild allegations. RELATED: Teyana Taylor Responds to Rumors Iman Shumpert Impregnated Porn Star Alby...
Tags: New York, Celebs, Sports, Hip Hop, Pop Culture, Rumors, Jazz, Brooklyn Nets, Reports, Iman, Iman Shumpert, Shumpert, Teyana Taylor, Sacramento Kings NBA, Alby, Teyana

Warriors pound depleted Lakers as Klay Thompson scores 44

Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson reacts after making a 3-point basket against the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson scores on a breakaway dunk against the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Gold...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Manny Pacquiao, Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, Golden State Warriors, Andre Iguodala, James, Lakers, Thompson, Southern California, Stephen Curry, James Harden

Thompson hits first 10 from 3, Warriors beat Lakers 130-111

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Klay Thompson set an NBA record by making his first 10 attempts from 3-point range, scoring 44 points as the Golden State Warriors beat the short-handed Los Angeles Lakers 130-111 on Monday night to match a season high with their eighth consecutive victory. Thompson finished 10 of 11 from beyond the […]
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Tennis trailblazer Li Na sees some similarities with Osaka

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Li Na saw much of herself in a young player on the women’s tour early last year. The two-time Grand Slam champion didn’t hesitate to identify Japan’s Naomi Osaka as the player with a bright future. So Li, set to be inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in July […]
Tags: Japan, News, Sports, Osaka, Melbourne Australia, Li, Naomi Osaka, Li Na

Lillard, Nurkic’s big 3rd send Blazers past Jazz, 109-104

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Damian Lillard scored 26 points and Jusuf Nurkic had 17 in the third quarter to lift the Portland Trail Blazers past the Utah Jazz 109-104 on Monday night. In a matchup between two of the NBA’s hottest teams, the Blazers made 50 percent of their shots and piled up 30 […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Nba, Salt Lake City, Portland Trail Blazers, Utah Jazz, Damian Lillard, Jusuf Nurkic, Lillard Nurkic

Crosby, Howard give Alcorn State 74-69 win over Pine Bluff

LORMAN, Miss. (AP) — Troymain Crosby scored 20 points with eight rebounds and Maurice Howard made four free throws in the final 20 seconds as Alcorn State held off Arkansas Pine Bluff 74-69 on Monday night. Howard, who finished with 16 points, made two free throws with 17 seconds left to give the Braves a […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Howard, Braves, Alcorn State, Arkansas Pine Bluff, Maurice Howard, Lorman, Pine Bluff, Troymain Crosby, Crosby Howard

Rainier Beach wraps up long road trip with loss to Jefferson in Oregon

The Vikings, who also played a tournament in Springfield, Mo., lost to the Democrats 65-59 at the MLK Classic.
Tags: News, Oregon, Sports, Vikings, High School Sports, Springfield MO, Jefferson, Rainier Beach

Teyana Taylor Responds to Rumors Iman Shumpert Impregnated Porn Star

Teyana Taylor is setting the record straight regarding rumors she and her husband Iman Shumpert had a threesome with a woman, and the third party allegedly became pregnant following one encounter.The woman in question is 28-year-old porn star Alby Rydes, who gave birth to her daughter, Azariah, in November 2018.Rumor has it that Taylor invited Rydes for a threeway with Shumpert, which allegedly resulted in Rydes getting pregnant with his baby.According to internet sleuths, the basketball player ...
Tags: Celebs, Sports, Hip Hop, Pop Culture, Rumors, Jazz, Taylor, Threesomes, Reports, Trending, Iman, Iman Shumpert, Shumpert, Teyana Taylor, Porn Stars, Alby

Mason scores 29, Baylor defeats West Virginia 85-73

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Makai Mason scored 29 points and Baylor cruised to an 85-73 win over West Virginia on Monday night. The Bears (12-6, 4-2 Big 12) survived a second-half comeback attempt to grab their fourth win in five games. Baylor got out to as much as a 17-point lead in the first half […]
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No. 5 Woodinville girls hand No. 1 Kentridge first in-state loss at King Showcase

The Falcons rallied and forced overtime, beating the Chargers 72-71 behind 37 points from Mia Hughes.
Tags: News, Sports, Chargers, High School Sports, Falcons, Woodinville, Kentridge

Ravenel, Reaves send FAMU past Delaware St 60-47

TALAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Justin Ravenel scored 21 points and Kamron Reaves scored 18 points and Florida A&M handed Delaware State its eighth straight loss beating the Hornets 60-47 on Monday night. Florida A&M has won three of its last five following a five-game losing streak. Ravenel and Reaves made 14 of the Rattlers 21 […]
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