Men's sports

February 19, 2019 - 8:50 am
Carolina Hurricanes owner Tom Dundon is investing $250 million in the Alliance of American Football. Dundon also will serve as chairman of the fledgling eight-team league that began play on Feb. 9. His involvement came together in a matter of days last week, according to Dundon and Alliance co-...
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Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov, left, of Russia, chases the puck against Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Zach Werenski during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Columbus, Ohio, Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. Kucherov scored on the play. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)
February 18, 2019 - 9:42 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Nikita Kucherov had two goals and three assists, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-1 Monday night for their sixth straight win. Brayden Point scored twice and Steven Stamkos also had a goal for the Lightning, who are 8-1-2 in their last 11 games...
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FILE - In this July 9, 2017, file photo, Tony Clark, head of the MLB Players Association, stands on the field before the All-Star Futures baseball game in Miami. Players' union head Tony Clark criticized baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred for blaming players’ demands for the slow free agent market and said an increasing number of teams make little effort to "justify the price of a ticket." (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
February 18, 2019 - 9:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Players' union head Tony Clark took the extraordinary step of saying baseball fans should question whether it makes sense to purchase tickets for some teams, responding to Commissioner Rob Manfred's assertion that free-agent players have failed to adjust their economic demands in a...
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Nickeil Alexander-Walker (4) of Virginia Tech drives to the basket and is fouled from behind by Mamadi Diakite (25) of UVa in the first half of the Virginia Tech - University of Virginia NCAA basketball game in Blacksburg Va., Monday, Feb. 18 2019. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP)
February 18, 2019 - 9:21 pm
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Kyle Guy scored 23 points and it was his big first half that gave No. 3 Virginia a chance to get things right in the second half. Thanks to Guy's 17 first-half points and some uncharacteristically poor shooting by No. 20 Virginia Tech, the Cavaliers overcame a sloppy start...
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Heisman Trophy winner quarterback Kyler Murray, right, smiles during the Davey O'Brien Award news conference in Fort Worth, Texas, Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. Murray accepted the award in his first public appearance since he announced his plan to pursue an NFL football career rather than report to spring training as a first-round pick of the Oakland A's. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
February 18, 2019 - 8:24 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Now that Kyler Murray has decided to play in the NFL instead of reporting to spring training as a first-round draft pick by baseball's Oakland Athletics, the questions can shift to the Heisman Trophy winner's height. The former Oklahoma star says everyone will get their...
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FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2014, file photo, San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy celebrates after Game 7 of baseball's World Series against the Kansas City Royals, in Kansas City, Mo. Bochy says he will retire after this season, his 25th as a big league manager. Bochy says he told the team of his decision on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
February 18, 2019 - 3:40 pm
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Bruce Bochy has always managed with his gut. Those same instincts told him it's nearly time to retire. Bochy announced Monday this will be his last season managing the San Francisco Giants, his 25th in all as a big league manager. He told the team before Monday's spring...
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FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2019, file photo, Duke's Cam Reddish (2) drives to the hoop against North Carolina State's Wyatt Walker (33) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, in Durham, N.C. Duke has reclaimed the No. 1 spot in the AP Top 25 college basketball poll. The Blue Devils earned 58 of 64 first-place votes in Monday’s, Feb. 18, 2019, poll to earn a third stint at the top this season. (AP Photo/Chris Seward, File)
February 18, 2019 - 12:30 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Duke keeps finding its way back to No. 1. The Blue Devils reclaimed the top spot in Monday's AP Top 25, the third time this season they've reached No. 1. Duke earned 58 of 64 first-place votes to climb one spot and replace Tennessee, which had spent four weeks at No. 1 but fell...
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February 18, 2019 - 11:55 am
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Chicago Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts apologized to the team's players and coaching staff at spring training for any distraction caused by offensive racist emails written by his father. Tom Ricketts said he was surprised by the emails because "our family was never raised that way. I...
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St. John's guard LJ Figueroa reacts after making a three-point basket against Villanova during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
February 18, 2019 - 12:44 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A 70-foot shot just before halftime gave St. John's momentum, and LJ Figueroa and the Red Storm used a strong defensive effort in the second half to surprise No. 13 Villanova. Figueroa scored 22 points and St. John's rallied to beat the Wildcats 71-65 on Sunday night. It was the...
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Team LeBron's Karl-Anthony Towns, of the Minnesota Timberwolves, heads to the hoop against Team Giannis' Giannis Antetokounmpo, of the Milwaukee Bucks, during the first half of an NBA All-Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
February 17, 2019 - 11:33 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — LeBron James was trading lob passes with Dwyane Wade again, one last time. Catching lobs from former teammate Kyrie Irving once again, too. And after making a stepback 3-pointer late, he stared down Joel Embiid to send a message without saying a word. Oh, this mattered to...
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