Ex-Packer Guion gets 1 year for domestic violence assault

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Former Green Bay Packers defensive tackle Letroy Guion was sentenced to one year in jail after pleading no contest in a domestic violence assault at his home last fall. Brown County Circuit Court Judge Thomas Walsh also ordered Guion on Tuesday to serve three years’ probation and complete a domestic […]
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Durant eager for Suns debut vs. Hornets after knee injury

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kevin Durant has been through quite a bit during his 15-year NBA career — but joining a new team midway through the season is a new one for the 13-time All-Star. The 34-year-old Durant doesn’t seem all that worried. Durant makes his highly anticipated Phoenix Suns debut on Wednesday night against […]
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Judge: NFL coach can press discrimination claims in court

NEW YORK (AP) — NFL Coach Brian Flores can pursue some of his discrimination claims against the league and its teams in court rather than through arbitration, a judge ruled Wednesday. The written decision by Judge Valerie Caproni in Manhattan was issued months after lawyers for the league tried to get the lawsuit moved to […]
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Kane trade reinforces hard reality of Blackhawks rebuild

CHICAGO (AP) — After days of speculation, the harsh reality of the Chicago Blackhawks’ situation was reinforced by one move in a flurry of transactions ahead of the NHL trade deadline. Showtime is over, at least in Chicago, and a seemingly bright future is, well, way off in the distance. The reverberations of Chicago’s decision […]
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Disgraced ex-Haitian soccer president announces he’s back

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti’s former soccer federation president whose lifetime ban from sport over sexual abuse allegations was overturned last month announced Wednesday that he is reclaiming his position. Yves Jean-Bart’s defiant announcement could lead to a standoff with FIFA, which already has appointed an emergency management committee to lead the Haitian Football Association […]
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Rodgers says decision on future will come ‘soon enough’

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers says he will make a decision on his future “soon enough” as the four-time MVP quarterback ponders whether to play next season and if his future remains with the Green Bay Packers. Rodgers, 39, discussed his future while speaking on an episode of the “Aubrey Marcus Podcast” that […]
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New MLB rules get mixed fan reaction after first live looks

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — It took 2 hours, 19 minutes for the Miami Marlins to beat the Houston Astros 4-3 in a spring training game Monday — a game so fast that Ryan Murphy, a lifelong Houston fan, found himself lingering in the ballpark for a while after. “I’m a baseball fan,” said […]
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Deals done long before NHL trade deadline set stage for more

David Poile did not go into the final deadline of his quarter-century-long tenure as general manager of the Nashville Predators thinking he would trade longtime defenseman Mattias Ekholm or 25-year-old forward Tanner Jeannot. But the seasoned executive started listening on offers a long time ago and has so far completed three deals. And there’s still […]
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Georgia star Jalen Carter charged with racing in fatal wreck

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia defensive tackle Jalen Carter, projected as one of the top players in next month’s NFL draft, has been charged with reckless driving and racing in conjunction with the crash that killed offensive lineman Devin Willock and a recruiting staff member. The Athens-Clarke County Police Department has issued an arrest warrant, obtained […]
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MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred speaks to the media and answers questions during baseball spring train...

MLB sets up local media group, could broadcast 17 teams

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball added three executives to its new local media department as it prepares for a possible takeover of local broadcasts for 17 teams amid the financial deterioration of the Bally and AT&T SportsNet regional sports networks. Doug Johnson was hired as senior vice president and executive producer of local […]
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New NCAA president says NIL rules could protect athletes

As Charlie Baker takes over as NCAA president, he brings a different way of thinking about one of the most important and polarizing issues in college athletics: regulating how student-athletes monetize their fame. To Baker, athletes such as quarterback recruit Jaden Rashada and Miami basketball players Hanna and Haley Cavinder are consumers who need help […]
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United States' Mikaela Shiffrin speeds down the course during the first run of the women's World Ch...

Shiffrin dominates training as she eyes Stenmark’s record

American skier Mikaela Shiffrin dominated downhill training in Norway on Wednesday ahead of what could become another record-breaking weekend. Shiffrin is aiming for her 86th career World Cup victory to match the all-time mark set by Swedish great Ingemar Stenmark in the 1970s and 80s. Shiffrin is expected to have three chances this weekend, starting […]
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Little sign of Olympics in Milan with only 3 years to go

MILAN (AP) — Perched incongruously on the 44th floor of one of Milan’s modern glass skyscrapers is a ski lodge. The “baita,” which is made of reclaimed wood from trees felled in a devastating storm that hit northern Italy in 2018, is in the headquarters of the organizing committee for the 2026 Milan-Cortina Olympics. The […]
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Just Fontaine, who scored 13 goals at 1958 World Cup, dies

PARIS (AP) — No one could beat Just Fontaine’s World Cup scoring record during his lifetime. His 13 goals in a single tournament was set with France in 1958 and has withstood 16 World Cups since. Fontaine’s death was confirmed Wednesday by his former club Reims and the French soccer federation. He was 89. The […]
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Montreal Canadiens center Rem Pitlick, center, moves the puck while defended by San Jose Sharks def...

Ylonen scores winner in 3rd, Canadiens beat Sharks 3-1

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Jesse Ylonen scored the go-ahead goal with 10 minutes remaining and the Montreal Canadiens beat the San Jose Sharks 3-1 on Tuesday night. Kaiden Guhle and Christian Dvorak also scored in the third period for the Canadiens, and Jake Allen made 38 saves for his 14th win. “He was unreal […]
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Kobe Bryant family settles photo lawsuit for $28.5 million

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The family of the late Kobe Bryant has agreed to a $28.5 million settlement with Los Angeles County to resolve the remaining claims in a lawsuit over deputies and firefighters sharing grisly photos of the NBA star, his 13-year-old daughter and other victims killed in a 2020 helicopter crash, attorneys and […]
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‘A little scary’: Iditarod begins with smallest field ever

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The second half-century for the world’s most famous sled dog race is getting off to a rough start. Only 33 mushers will participate in the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Saturday, the smallest field ever to take their dog teams nearly 1,000 miles (1,609 kilometers) over […]
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Los Angeles Clippers forward Paul George (13) shoots over Minnesota Timberwolves guard Nickeil Alex...

McDaniels has 20 points, Timberwolves beat Clippers 108-101

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jaden McDaniels isn’t the first player that comes to mind when mentioning key players on the Minnesota Timberwolves’ roster, but the forward is proving to be a problem for the Los Angeles Clippers. The third-year forward had his second straight strong game against the Clippers, scoring 20 points Tuesday night in […]
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Jessie Diggins, of the United States, crosses the finish line in the Women's Cross Country Interval...

Jessie Diggins becomes 1st American to win XC gold at worlds

PLANICA, Slovenia (AP) — Jessie Diggins became the first American to win world championship gold in an individual cross country ski race, finishing 14 seconds in front of Sweden’s Frida Karlsson on Tuesday. The 31-year-old Diggins outlasted the competition in the 10-kilometer race, crossing the line in 23 minutes, 40.8 seconds to become the first […]
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Poole, Thompson rally Warriors back to beat Blazers 123-105

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The goal for Golden State: Do everything to shut down Damian Lillard, without fouling the Trail Blazers star after he made all 16 of his free throws last time against the defending champs. Jordan Poole had 29 points, six assists and five rebounds, Klay Thompson scored 23 points and the Warriors […]
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McAvoy scores in OT, Bruins beat Flames for 8th win a row

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Charlie McAvoy scored at 4:55 of overtime to give the Boston a 4-3 victory over the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night, extending the NHL-leading Bruins’ winning streak to eight games. Linus Ullmark made a career-high 54 saves. “What a game by him,” McAvoy said. “The shots were obviously a lot to […]
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Chicago Blackhawks left wing Boris Katchouk tries to gather the puck after falling down in the seco...

Vejmelka, Coyotes beat Blackhawks 4-1 after Kane trade

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks knew star forward Patrick Kane was going to be traded, yet the reality of it hit hard. A letdown a few hours after the deal was almost inevitable. The Arizona Coyotes took advantage. Nick Schmaltz had a goal and an assist, Karel Vejmelka stopped 23 shots and the […]
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Los Angeles Kings' Anze Kopitar celebrates his goal against the Winnipeg Jets with Drew Doughty (8)...

Kopitar scores 4, Kempe nets SO winner as Kings top Jets 6-5

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Anze Kopitar scored four goals in regulation and Adrian Kempe had the only score in the shootout as the Los Angeles Kings rallied to beat the Winnipeg Jets 6-5 on Tuesday night. “We’d like to be on the other side of things and play with the lead, but sometimes you’ve got […]
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San Antonio Spurs forward Jeremy Sochan (10) battles Utah Jazz guard Kris Dunn (11) for a.loose bal...

Spurs snap 16-game losing streak with victory over Jazz

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Keldon Johnson scored 25 points and the San Antonio Spurs snapped a 16-game losing streak, beating the Utah Jazz 102-94 on Tuesday night. Doug McDermott added 19 points for the Spurs, Jeremy Sochan had 13 and Devonte Graham 12. San Antonio improved to 15-47, winning for the first time this […]
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