Men's sports

Marquette's Markus Howard (0) goes up for a shot against Villanova's Collin Gillespie (2) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Villanova, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
February 18, 2020 - 1:06 am
The NCAA moved back the 3-point line this season to create more room in the lane and cut down on the barrage of 3s in college basketball. Shooting percentages are down, historically low. Attempts also have dropped, slightly. Clogged lanes? Depends on who you ask. “I don’t think it’s changed a lot...
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Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant holds his daughter, Kaari Jaidyn Morant, before the team's NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)
February 18, 2020 - 1:03 am
The oddsmakers in Las Vegas usually know what they’re talking about. But even they get things wrong from time to time, and this season in the NBA there have been a few notable misses from all those preseason prognostications — specifically, ones made in relation to the Memphis Grizzlies and...
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Kansas guard Devon Dotson (1) steals the ball from Iowa State guard Prentiss Nixon (11) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lawrence, Kan., Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
February 17, 2020 - 10:46 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Devon Dotson hit six 3-pointers and scored 29 points, five Kansas players hit double-figures scoring, and the third-ranked Jayhawks rolled to a 91-71 victory over Iowa State on Monday night. Ochai Agbaji added 14 points, Udoka Azubuike and Christian Braun scored 13 apiece, and...
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Texas Rangers' Rougned Odor, left, and Elvis Andrus talk while waiting to bat during spring training baseball practice Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, in Surprise, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
February 17, 2020 - 6:37 pm
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Elvis Andrus has a few aging distinctions going into his 12th major league season. The only player left in the Texas Rangers clubhouse to wear that uniform in a World Series, the 31-year-old shortstop is the club's longest-tenured player by five years and expected to be the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2019, file photo, Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer celebrates with the trophy after Game 7 of the baseball World Series against the Houston Astros in Houston. The Nationals head to spring training with mostly the same squad that won the World Series. They are counting again on being led by a star-studded rotation featuring Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg, along with slugger Juan Soto. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
February 17, 2020 - 4:59 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Players who have won a World Series -- and those who have come up short -- seethed Monday at Commissioner Rob Manfred's reference to the sport's championship trophy as merely a "piece of metal," saying that comment reflected a disconnect between baseball's boss and...
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Los Angeles Angels' Anthony Rendon hits during spring training baseball practice, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
February 17, 2020 - 3:49 pm
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels owner Arte Moreno acknowledges he scrapped the proposed trade that would have landed Joc Pederson and Ross Stripling from the Dodgers. Moreno also says the Angels can make an even bigger trade for an elite starting pitcher if they get a chance this season...
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FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2019 file photo, Atlanta Braves' Billy Hamilton reacts after popping out to end a baseball game against the Washington Nationals in Atlanta. The San Francisco Giants believe they might be making a little major league history this spring: as the first team with uniform numbers 0 and 00 in the same year. When the Giants added Hamilton on a minor league deal earlier this month, equipment manager Brad Grems called the league to make sure there's a difference between the two, because new first base coach Antoan Richardson had claimed 00 already. (AP Photo/John Amis)
February 17, 2020 - 3:44 pm
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The San Francisco Giants are putting up zeroes. They believe they might be doing something rarely seen: using uniform numbers 0 and 00 in the same year. When San Francisco added speedy outfielder Billy Hamilton with a minor league deal earlier this month, equipment manager...
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Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout watches batting practice during spring training baseball practice, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
February 17, 2020 - 3:42 pm
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Mike Trout thinks the Houston Astros should pay more dearly for their cheating ways. The Los Angeles Angels' three-time AL MVP ripped the Astros and questioned the discipline handed out by Major League Baseball on Monday after he reported to spring training. Trout joined the...
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Atletico Madrid's head coach Diego Simone, second right, gestures during a training session in Majadahonda, outskirts of Madrid, Spain, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. Atletico Madrid will play its Champions League soccer match against Liverpool next Tuesday. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
February 17, 2020 - 8:41 am
MADRID (AP) — Liverpool and Atlético Madrid appear to be heading in opposite directions entering their last 16 meeting in the Champions League on Tuesday. While defending European champion Liverpool has everything going its way, Atlético's season will be on the line when the teams meet in Madrid in...
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Porto's Moussa Marega, from Mali, left, leaves the pitch during a Portuguese league soccer match between Vitoria SC and FC Porto in Guimaraes, Portugal, Sunday, Feb. 15, 2020. The president and the prime minister of Portugal have added their voices to a national outcry over racist abuse aimed at Moussa Marega who walked off the field after hearing monkey chants. (AP Photo)
February 17, 2020 - 6:21 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The president and the prime minister of Portugal added their voices to a national outcry Monday over racist abuse aimed at a black FC Porto soccer player who walked off the field after hearing monkey chants. Prime Minister Antonio Costa said the incident was “unacceptable”...
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