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Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin watches as pitchers throw during spring training baseball, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
February 15, 2020 - 3:22 pm
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — The first baseball trade in almost 30 years between two teams separated only by a bay and a bridge happened Saturday, when the San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics completed a deal. In a move to add experience to their bullpen, the A’s got right-hander Burch Smith from the...
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Florida State guard M.J. Walker (23), With a bandage covering the stitches in his lip from the first half, reacts after defeating Syracuse in NCAA college basketball game in Tallahassee, Fla., Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. Florida State won 80-77. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)
February 15, 2020 - 3:13 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — MJ Walker took an elbow to his lip and missed a large chunk of the game. But 12 stitches later, numb around his mouth, Walker’s shooting spoke volumes. Walker scored 16 points, including five 3-pointers, as No. 8 Florida State played without star guard Devin Vassell and...
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Giannis Antetokounmpo, of the Milwaukee Bucks, speaks at the NBA All-Star basketball game media day, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
February 15, 2020 - 3:13 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The NBA-backed Basketball Africa League on Saturday announced the 12 teams that will compete in the inaugural season. The clubs, from a dozen African nations, are: Groupement Sportif des Pétroliers (Algeria), Petro de Luanda (Angola), Forces Armées et Police (Cameroon), Zamalek (...
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Dayton's Obi Toppin dunks the ball in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Massachusetts, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in Amherst, Mass. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
February 15, 2020 - 2:46 pm
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — Jalen Crutcher gave Dayton the edge in the second half of a tight road game on Saturday. Crutcher scored 11 straight points over a nearly two-minute span and got 15 of his 17 points in the final half as the sixth-ranked Flyers held off the Minutemen 71-63 for a 14th straight...
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Liverpool's Sadio Mane, left, and Liverpool's Jordan Henderson celebrate at the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Norwich City and Liverpool at Carrow Road Stadium in Norwich, England, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
February 15, 2020 - 2:00 pm
NORWICH, England (AP) — Winning five of the remaining 12 games will guarantee Liverpool the end of its 30-year title drought. Sadio Mane produced the sole moment of quality as Liverpool fended off Storm Dennis and Norwich for a 1-0 win that sent the visitors 25 points clear at the top of the...
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Kansas guard Marcus Garrett, right, takes the ball away from Oklahoma forward Kur Kuath (52) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
February 15, 2020 - 1:52 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Marcus Garrett has carved out a reputation at Kansas as one of the nation's best defenders, the kind of consummate leader and team-first player just about every team with national title aspirations needs on its roster. He wasn't known as a particularly good 3-point shooter...
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FILE - In this March 30, 2014, file photo, Michigan State's Keith Appling walks past head coach Tom Izzo in the closing minutes of their 60-54 loss to Connecticut in a regional final at the NCAA college basketball tournament in New York. Former Michigan State basketball player Appling faces drug charges after authorities say they found heroin in his vehicle that he planned to sell. Appling, on parole after serving jail time for gun and resisting-arrest charges, was arraigned Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in a Warren courtroom on charges of delivery or manufacture of less than 50 grams of a controlled substance. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
February 15, 2020 - 1:04 pm
WARREN, Mich. (AP) — Former Michigan State basketball player Keith Appling was charged with drug crimes after authorities say they found heroin in his vehicle that he planned to sell. Appling, 28, was arraigned Wednesday in a Warren courtroom on charges of delivery or manufacture of less than 50...
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FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2019 file photo, New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman attends a news conference in New York. Cashman had suspected that the Houston Astros had been breaking rules against electronic sign stealing long before Commissioner Rob Manfred released his report in January that resulted in three big league managers losing their jobs. "I'll acknowlege at that we had many a conversion with Major League Baseball the last number of years about suspicions, but having suspicions and being able to prove it are two different things," Cashman said Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
February 15, 2020 - 12:40 pm
TAMPA. Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman had suspected that the Houston Astros had been breaking rules against electronic sign stealing long before Commissioner Rob Manfred released his report in January that resulted in three big league managers losing their jobs. "I'll...
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FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2004, file photo, Air Force One rises above the packed grand stands along the super stretch at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Bush arrived before the race, talked with drivers along pit road and gave the command for drivers to start their engines. President Donald Trump will look to rev up his appeal with a key voting demographic Sunday — NASCAR fans — as he takes in the Daytona 500. (Jim Tiller/Daytona Beach News-Journal Pool via AP)
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February 15, 2020 - 11:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is out to rev up his appeal with a key voting demographic — NASCAR fans — as he takes in the Daytona 500 on Sunday. NASCAR drivers may veer to the left during their trip around the oval racetrack, but their fans lean right, which helps explain the regularity...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2019 file photo, South Africa's Caster Semenya smiles after winning the women's 800-meter race during the Prefontaine Classic, an IAAF Diamond League athletics meeting, in Stanford, Calif. Olympic champion Caster Semenya has run her first public race in eight months and says she will be back in top-level track despite currently being banned from competing in her favorite event. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
February 15, 2020 - 3:09 am
Caster Semenya ran her first public race in eight months and broke the national 300-meter record at a low-level meet at a South African university before proclaiming: “I'm here to stay.” The Olympic 800-meter champion said the race Friday night at the University of Johannesburg, which also featured...
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