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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2018, file photo, Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon stands at the rail during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Phoenix. Maddon did not receive a contract extension, sending him into the final year of his current deal with an uncertain future. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)
February 08, 2019 - 9:08 am
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs took a long, hard look at themselves over the winter. There was nowhere else to go. Chicago begins spring training with largely the same group of players who blew a five-game lead in the NL Central last September and lost to Colorado in 13 innings in the wild card...
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Italy's Dominik Paris speeds down the course during training for the men's downhill, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti)
February 08, 2019 - 7:50 am
ARE, Sweden (AP) — The Latest from the skiing world championships (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Fresh off his win in the super-G, Dominik Paris was fastest in a truncated downhill training run. The Italian skier was 0.10 seconds quicker than Johan Clarey, who was runner-up to Paris in the super-G on...
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FILE - In this Sunday, March 16, 2014 file photo, the flame burns at the Olympic Park on the last day of the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, Russia. Russia will rejoin the Paralympics after a suspension of more than two years for widespread doping, the International Paralympic Committee said Friday Feb. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, File)
February 08, 2019 - 4:07 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia will be able to compete at next year's Paralympics in Tokyo after being reinstated Friday, more than two years after the country was suspended for widespread doping. The IPC ruled reforms to crack down on doping and limit government interference are enough to allow Russia to...
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United States' Lindsey Vonn meets journalists during a news conference at the alpine ski World Championships, in Are, Sweden, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti)
February 08, 2019 - 3:30 am
ARE, Sweden (AP) — Lindsey Vonn is using Friday's Alpine combined race at the world championships as a training run for the final race of her career. Vonn will test the course in the downhill portion then sit out the slalom leg as she prepares for Sunday's downhill race, after which she will retire...
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FILE -This is a May 19, 1966, file photo showing Baltimore Orioles' Frank Robinson at bat. Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, the first black manager in Major League Baseball and the only player to win the MVP award in both leagues, has died. He was 83. Robinson had been in hospice care at his home in Bel Air. MLB confirmed his death Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019.(AP Photo/File)
February 08, 2019 - 12:45 am
Crowding the plate, fearsome and fearless, Frank Robinson hammered his way into the Hall of Fame. His legacy, however, was cemented that day in 1975 when he simply stood in the dugout at old Cleveland Stadium — the first black manager in Major League Baseball. Robinson, the only player to earn the...
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Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo, left, celebrates his game-winning shot with teammates Kyle Kuzma, middle, and LeBron James (23) in an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, in Boston. The Lakers won 129-128. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
February 07, 2019 - 11:01 pm
BOSTON (AP) — LeBron James won't be playing alongside Anthony Davis this season. But he does have a team he's hoping can build on a big win over its longtime rival. Rajon Rondo hit a 20-foot jumper as time expired to lift the Los Angeles Lakers over the Boston Celtics, 129-128 on Thursday night. "I...
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Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov (92), of Russia, celebrates his winning goal in overtime of an NHL hockey game against the Colorado Avalanche, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
February 07, 2019 - 9:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The 48 seconds in overtime remaining on the clock in the visiting dressing room served as a reminder of how close the Colorado Avalanche got. But close isn't much consolation after a 4-3 loss to the Washington Capitals on Thursday night extended their skid to five games. And...
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Miami's India Banks, aura Cornelius and Kelsey Marshall, from left, celebrate the team's win over Notre Dame in an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, in Coral Gables, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
February 07, 2019 - 9:07 pm
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — University of Miami students stormed the court when the final buzzer sounded, and above the resulting swarm stretched the long arms of Hurricanes players as they traded high-fives. The reason for the excitement Thursday: a 72-65 victory over No. 4 Notre Dame. Miami has...
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FILE - In this April 1, 1966, file photo, Cincinnati Reds' Pete Rose, left, greets Baltimore Orioles' Frank Robinson before a spring training baseball game, in Tampa, Fla. Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, the first black manager in Major League Baseball and the only player to win the MVP award in both leagues, has died. He was 83. Robinson had been in hospice care at his home in Bel Air. MLB confirmed his death Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Shane, File)
February 07, 2019 - 8:01 pm
Reaction from the baseball world and beyond to the death of Hall of Famer Frank Robinson on Thursday at 83: ___ "Frank was my first big league manager. I still remember being so nervous to walk into his office and introduce myself. He was a living legend and I was a 20-year-old kid right out of...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 file photo, New Orleans Pelicans forward Nikola Mirotic (3) looks to pass the ball over Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul (3) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Houston. Toronto, Milwaukee and Philadelphia made their moves. Anthony Davis will have to wait until the summer for his. The New Orleans Pelicans held onto Davis but dealt Nikola Mirotic to the Bucks, one of the Eastern Conference contenders who fortified their teams on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 before the NBA trade deadline. The Raptors are getting center former All-Star center Marc Gasol from Memphis.(AP Photo/Michael Wyke, File)
February 07, 2019 - 7:10 pm
Toronto, Milwaukee and Philadelphia made their moves. Anthony Davis will have to wait until the summer for his. The New Orleans Pelicans held onto Davis but dealt Nikola Mirotic to the Bucks, one of the Eastern Conference contenders who fortified their teams Thursday before the NBA trade deadline...
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